Rex Castillo, WRBL News 3

Rex Castillo

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Columbus, GA, United States

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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

Columbus Reveals “Donna Fleming Court”

Columbus, GA (WRBL) – Donna Fleming has coached the Columbus High School volleyball team for 18 years. She helped bring 3 GHSA State Championships to the Fountain City. On Wednesday, Coach Fleming officially retired but before she left campus she received one more honor. The court where she coached hundreds of Blue Devil Volleyball players […] → Read More

CSU Baseball Says “Aloha” To Baseball Fans

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – The Columbus State Baseball team is heading to the college baseball post season. The team was sent off Tuesday afternoon with fans cheering them on. Some of the baseball players said goodbye or “Aloha” to their fans by wearing Hawaiian shirts. The festive attitude showcased the team’s real excitement from the […] → Read More

Alvin Briggs announced as new AHSAA Executive Director

Associate Executive Director Alvin Briggs was unanimously approved to become the fifth AHSAA Executive Director Thursday at a special Central Board meeting. Briggs will take over for Steve Savarese who announced his retirement after 15 years. “No doubt, I have big shoes to fill,” Briggs said. “The previous executive directors Cliff Harper, Bubba Scott, Dan […] → Read More

TJ Finley Full Interview About Auburn Transfer

New Orleans, LA (WGNO) – WRBL sister station in New Orleans, WGNO, caught up with former LSU quarterback TJ Finley about his decision to transfer to Auburn. Finley, a 6’6″ quarterback, started 5 games for LSU and had an overall record of 2-3. In those five games he threw for over 900 yards, 5 touchdowns […] → Read More

Beulah Softball Falls In Final Four

Oxford, AL (WRBL) – The Beulah Bobcats historic season in the Class 3A AHSAA Final Four continued on Saturday. The Lady Bobcats had a rematch with their first opponent Houston Academy in the Final Four. Beulah was the first team to strike as Brandy Clements hits a hard ground ball to bring Abrianna Green home. […] → Read More

Auburn Captures 5th State Championship

Montgomery, AL (WRBL) – The Auburn High Tigers were just one win away from claiming their 5th AHSAA Baseball State Championship. Matt Cimo’s squad took care of business on Wednesday taking down Hoover in the opening game of the series 9-2 at Paterson Field. On Thursday, the series shifted to Riverwalk Stadium and the Hoover […] → Read More

Auburn High wins Game 1 of AHSAA 7A State Championship vs. Hoover

The Auburn Tigers picked up a 9-2 win in Game 1 of the 2021 AHSAA 7A State Baseball Championship over Hoover at Montgomery's Paterson Field. The win now puts the Tigers one win away from their first state championship since 2018. → Read More

Beulah Softball On Historic Run Through Playoffs

Beulah, AL (WRBL) – The Beulah softball team is having a historic season. These Lady Bobcats have gone further than any other fast pitch team in school history. They’re doing this with a very young and hungry roster. “See we don’t have any seniors. We’re expecting this to happen next year and the year after […] → Read More

Four Greenwave Players Sign Scholarships

Columbus, Ga (WRBL) – A small group of Spencer Greenwave faithful witnessed four Spencer players sign the dotted line on college scholarships. Spencer soccer player Timothy White will go on to play Toccoa Falls College in North Georgia. White ways it was a surreal moment to sign the scholarship. “I have a single mother so […] → Read More