Rex Castillo, WRBL News 3

Rex Castillo

WRBL News 3

Columbus, GA, United States

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Past articles by Rex:

Loachapoka mourns the death of coach and former Auburn quarterback Jeff Klein

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – Loachapoka High School is mourning the death of a beloved assistant football coach and baseball coach Jeff Klein. A couple weeks ago, Coach Klein was suffering from severe back pains and went to a local hospital. He was faced with a diagnosis of Stage 4 cancer. His wife, Adrienne, announced that […] → Read More

Savannah Bananas have big plans for Golden Park

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Savannah Bananas World Tour makes a stop at Golden Park on Thursday, April 14th. The wildly popular baseball team from East Georgia will play “Banana Ball” at one of the most historic baseball stadiums in the country. President Jesse Cole and his staff always have some massive plans for every […] → Read More

Spencer prepares for GHSA State Championship Game

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Spencer Boys Basketball team held their final practice of the season on Tuesday afternoon. It’s for the final game in the GHSA calendar , the Class 4A State Championship game. Spencer has always been a team that goes deep in the playoffs, but in years past they never punched their […] → Read More

Corey Joyner steps down as Carver Head Football Coach

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – WRBL News 3 Sports has learned that Corey Joyner resigned as Head Coach of the Carver High School football team Monday morning. Joyner took over the program in 2018, and went 42-7 in 4 seasons at the helm of the Tigers, winning 3 region championships. Carver advanced to the GHSA Class […] → Read More

2022 National Signing Day: West Georgia High Schools

The 2022 National Signing Day ceremonies are in the books. Congratulations to all of our West Georgia high school athletes as they continue their athletic careers to the next level. Here’s a list of signees that participated in the 2022 National Signing Day: HARRIS COUNTY Christian Cotton – Shorter University Football Cole Cameron – LaGrange […] → Read More

Austin Davis steps down as Auburn offensive coordinator

Auburn, AL (WRBL) – In December Austin Davis was hired to be new the Auburn Tigers Offensive Coordinator. However this week there’s a major change to the Auburn coaching staff. Davis announced that he will resign from his position. He released the following statement to Auburn. “The last week has been difficult for me as […] → Read More

Columbus State mourns the death of basketball player Anthony Moore

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Columbus State basketball team has suffered a tragic loss. Anthony Moore, a fifth year junior, has died. Athletic Director Todd Reeser released the following statement about Moore’s passing. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of CSU men’s basketball student-athlete Anthony Moore, who was involved in an […] → Read More

News 3 PrepZone: Alabama High School Highlights

The Alabama and Georgia High School playoffs are in full swing on the PrepZone! Here are the final scores from schools in our area: Theodore 41 – Central 77 (The most points scored by a Central football team in school history. Previous record was 70 set in 1970). Enterprise 21 – Auburn 56 Spanish Fort […] → Read More

Early Signing Day recap in the Chattahoochee Valley

On Wednesday high school athletes from the West Georgia and the East Alabama area signed their National Letter of Intent to play college sports. According to the NCAA website between six and seven percent of high school athletes are able to make this jump. The WRBL Sports team recapped a busy day of Signing Day […] → Read More

Dave Platta becomes Pacelli’s play-by-play announcer

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) – A familiar local television personality makes a return to Friday night football, but this time in a different role. Long time local sports anchor, Dave Platta, is back on the sidelines as a play-by-play announcer for the Pacelli football team. Pacelli and Dave announced their partnership officially on Thursday. Dave will […] → Read More

Georgia high school cancels remainder of varsity football season

COLUMBUS, Ga (WRBL) – The 2021 season was supposed to be a return to normalcy for high school football players. At Jordan High School they face the reality that their season is over. Jeff Battles, the Muscogee County School District Athletic Director, made the announcement that Jordan High School has cancelled the remainder of the […] → Read More

WRBL PrepZone Week 1: Alabama High School Highlights

Final scores from Week 1 of the PrepZone Callaway 30 – Opelika 21 Central 42 – Peach County 23 Park Crossing 0 – Auburn 45 Russell County 29 – Smiths Station 22 Carroll 8 – Eufaula 40 Valley 18 – Beauregard 7 Georgiana 7 – Lanett 54 Beulah 38 – Loachapoka 27 Bullock County 6 […] → Read More

Fort Benning’s 1st Lt. Amber English wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

1st Lieutenant Amber English, in her Olympic debut, was able to capture the gold medal in Women's skeet shooting. This incredible moment still hasn't sunk in for English. → Read More

Teen charged in Alabama police officer’s ambush killing makes court appearance

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — A teenager accused of using a rifle to kill a Selma police officer who was taking a lunch break at home has made his initial court appearance. News outlets report 18-year-old Javonte Stubbs was wearing a bulletproof vest and under heavy police guard during a hearing in Dallas County. A judge […] → Read More

Auburn National Champion speaks at PrepZone Kickoff

Columbus, GA (WRBL) – The 2nd PrepZone Kickoff welcomed several West Georgia high school teams in the Chattahoochee Valley. During the luncheon the coaches and players were able to hear from Jeff Whitaker Jr. a former Auburn defensive lineman that played on the 2010 and 2013 teams that played for the National Championship. The Tigers […] → Read More

Chatt-A-Hoots embracing the grind

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Columbus Chatt-A-Hoots are back in action Friday night when they host the Marietta Patriots for a two-game series at Golden Park. While the Hoots are all about bringing an entertaining and fun baseball environment, the Sun Belt baseball season is a grind. The team will play 30 games between June […] → Read More

Jack Patterson Joins Hoots Broadcast

Columbus, Ga. (WRBL) – The Columbus Chatt-A-Hoots hosted the Gainesville Braves Friday afternoon, and WRBL News 3 Sports had a direct hand in the game. Weekend Sports Anchor Jack Patterson joined Zak DeBeaussaert in the play-by-play commentary booth. It was a return to Golden Park for Jack since he was a former intern with the […] → Read More

Athletes of the Week: Columbus Lions

Columbus, GA (WRBL) – The Columbus Lions has worked hard if the off season, and their hard work paid off in a big way against the Jersey Flight. The Lions feasted on the Flight with a big 49-15 win. The Columbus defense shined brightest in the win. “It was the win we needed. Going on […] → Read More

Lions Will Retire Damian Daniels’ Number

Columbus, GA – Indoor football is a game that showcases so much offense. Every once in a while there’s a defensive super star that just changes a franchise. The Columbus Lions defensive star was Damian Daniels who set the Lions career record with 116. The franchise will honor the career of the “Nighthawk” by retiring […] → Read More

Lions Preparation Propels Them To Dominant Win

Columbua, Ga (WRBL) – For the first time this season the Columbus Lions were able to have a full week of practice ahead of their road game against the Jersey Flight. That kind of preparation paid off in a big way. The Lions dominated the Flight as they won 49-15. Columbus Head Coach Jason Gibson […] → Read More