Dave Platta, WTVM News Leader 9

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WTVM News Leader 9

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Past articles by Dave:

Sports Overtime on demand: Week 1

Watch the complete Sports Overtime from August 21, 2021. → Read More

Daniels looks to lead Bulldogs to title

Last year, JT Daniels was coming back from a torn ACL. Now, he’s got a shot to lead Georgia to its first national championship in over 40 years, thanks in part to the lessons learned from his misfortune. → Read More

Auburn one win away from state baseball title

Will Turner’s bases clearing triple in the second inning gave the Auburn Tigers an early three run lead and they never looked back from there to post a 9-2 victory over the Hoover Buccaneers in the opening game of their best-of-three AHSAA Class 7A state championship series on Wednesday. → Read More

Seven area athletes sign letters of intent

Seven athletes from two high school signed collegiate letters of intent on Thursday. → Read More

Tuesday prep baseball wrapup: Two area teams advance to GHSA quarterfinals

Two area teams advanced to the GHSA baseball quarterfinals in second round playoff action on Tuesday. → Read More

Four area teams advance in GHSA state baseball tournament

Area teams fared well on Wednesday in the opening round of the GHSA state baseball tournament. → Read More

Four more area teams advance to AHSAA Regional finals

The Auburn Tigers finished the opening half on a 19-5 run and never looked back, as they beat the Murphy Panthers 65-56 on Friday night in the AHSAA Class 7A boys Southeast Regional semifinals. → Read More

Beulah Alabama High School will have delayed start

The Beulah Alabama school announced today that football practice has been suspended for at least two weeks after a player was diagnosed with COVID-19. → Read More

SEC sets new preseason football practice guidelines

The Southeastern Conference adjusted the dates for fall training camps for SEC schools on Tuesday.The new official start date for full team practices was pushed back ten days, from Saturday to Monday, August 17. → Read More

Patriots prepare for upcoming softball season

Brandon Jenkins and the Northside Patriots have had to kind of restart things over the past few weeks. → Read More

Hawks begin region title quest

Monday morning was a busy time for Hardaway Hawks head football coach Michael Woolridge. It was temperature taking time and questionnaire collecting time and introduction time for the first voluntary workout of the summer. → Read More

Sports Overtime celebrates 30 years of high school football coverage

For the past 30 years, WTVM’s Sports Overtime has been the home of high school football in the Chattahoochee Valley. → Read More

River Dragons prepare for inaugural season

Hockey is set to return to the Civic Center as the Columbus River Dragons are busy setting up shop. → Read More

GHSA State Playoff Results for Wednesday, April 24

It’s playoff time for spring sports in Georgia, which includes baseball, soccer, and tennis. → Read More

Former Central High School basketball coach dies at 75

James Redd coached the Red Devils from 1974 to 1988, averaging 23 wins in his 14 seasons running the program. → Read More

Spencer names Sanders head football coach

Sanders spent 15 seasons as an assistant coach for the Greenwave, including stints as offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator. → Read More

Red Devils overwhelm Thompson to take state football championship

The No. 1 Central Red Devils came out of the gate fast and never let up to beat the No. 2 Thompson Warriors 52-7 to claim the AHSAA Class 7A football championship on Wednesday night at Jordan-Hare Stadium. → Read More

Sports Overtime: Week 14

(WTVM) - It’s week 14 of Sports Overtime. Here’s a list of high school football games Sports Leader 9 will cover this weekend: Chatt. County (22) vs. Greene County (37) → Read More

18 more area athletes ink scholarships during early signing period

The second day of the early college signing period turned out to be even busier than the opening day, as five schools had 18 athletes accepting athletic scholarships on Thursday. → Read More

8 area athletes accept scholarships on first day of early signing period

It was a busy first day of the early signing period, as eight athletes from two area high schools accepted scholarships from colleges on Wednesday. → Read More