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Past articles by Ryne:

How does one become a barbecue pitmaster? We asked, and were surprised, about the title

The title is vague. How does one gain the name pitmaster? We dive into a discussion with BBQ cooks to find out how they became pitmasters. → Read More

Five Georgia BBQ restaurants with lip-smacking sauces worth visiting this summer

Whether you like your pork chopped, sliced or pulled, or perhaps are craving a good brisket, BBQ is best when it's complemented with a delicious sauce. → Read More

Pork, ribs, stew and more: Georgia's 10 BBQ restaurants you must try this summer

Get your feast on at these 10 barbecue establishments in the Peach State that'll cure your hankering for good food this summer. → Read More

Regaining independence: Attending UGA this fall clears a hurdle in Devon Gales' recovery

Devon Gales lost a lot six years ago when he was paralyzed, the biggest of those being his independence. He'll gain some of that back this fall at UGA. → Read More

Athens-area football coaching legend Jeff Herron returns as head coach in Georgia

Jeff Herron led Oconee County to the 1999 state title and also coached at Cedar Shoals and Prince Avenue. He returns to Georgia as a head coach. → Read More

UGA football cornerback Tyson Campbell makes NFL decision

UGA cornerback Tyson Campbell made his NFL decision on Wednesday → Read More

Who is UGA football freshman WR Jermaine Burton? Here are 3 things to know

In need of wide receivers, UGA football signed five in last year’s recruiting class.A late signing-day add was Jermaine Burton, whose commitment to the Bulldogs didn’t come until mid-afternoon on December’s early signing day.Burton scored the first touchdown of his Georgia career Saturday against Alabama on a 5-yard pass from Stetson Bennett late in the first half to give Georgia a 24-17 lead.He… → Read More

What happens to high school football playoff games affected by COVID-19? Here’s the GHSA’s answer

High school football playoff games that are affected by COVID-19 will not be rescheduled and thus forfeited by the team that's forced to abort the game, → Read More

Big-play Benedictine too much for North Oconee

BOGART — Benedictine mastered the art of the big play Friday night.The Cadets (4-0) had four scores of 50 yards or longer and added a 28-yard → Read More

The 10 best Athens beers from a local expert (well, sort of)

As an avid fan of concerts, I’ve enjoyed a tailgate or 60 over the past 18 years.I decided to show off at a Dave Matthews Band concert two years ago near Indianapolis.I packed up a cooler with 36 Athens-brewed beers, loaded them down with ice and headed off on the 500-and-something-mile journey to join in on the party. (Yes, I stopped overnight along the way).Ready to share my hometown’s brews… → Read More

GHSA says high school football will move forward with Sept. 4 start date

The Georgia High School Association will keep its Sept. 4 start date for high school football, executive director Robin Hines said Wednesday on the organization’s website.In mid-July, the GHSA Board of Trustees delayed the start of the season by two weeks as coronavirus numbers continued to rise throughout the state.Its decision, or lack thereof, on Wednesday comes as some schools and districts… → Read More

GHSA says high school football will continue with Sept. 4 start date

The Georgia High School Association will keep its Sept. 4 start date for high school football, executive director Robin Hines said Wednesday on the → Read More

GHSA provides list of ’strongly recommended’ game-day guidelines for high school football teams to follow in 2020

The Georgia High School Association on Monday released "strongly recommended" contest-day operation guidelines in order for the high school football season to proceed as normal when it opens in a little more than two weeks.The GHSA listed protocols for each school to follow regarding travel, face masks, spectators and concessions, and said it will leave decisions about venue restrictions, such… → Read More

GHSA tentatively sticks with football’s Sept. 4 season-opening date

The Georgia High School Association will proceed with a Sept. 4 start date for football, though the organization acknowledged on its website Wednesday the → Read More

GHSA changes guidance to cancel high school football scrimmage games

The Georgia High School Association has provided guidance to schools to eliminate preseason football scrimmages after a meeting Wednesday with a sports → Read More

Football scrimmages, September season start still on after GHSA meeting with health experts

A decision to cancel high school football scrimmage games has not yet been made following a meeting with health experts on a sports medicine advisory committee, Georgia High School Association executive director Robin Hines told the Athens Banner-Herald Wednesday.The meeting included Dr. Kathleen Toomey, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Health, who expressed concerns earlier this week… → Read More

One Georgia high school has canceled football for the fall

A Middle Georgia high school has elected not to play football this season because of the novel coronavirus.Twiggs County High School, a Class A public → Read More

’It’s really deeper than football’: How Brock Vandagriff is recruiting Amarius Mims to UGA

If offensive lineman Amarius Mims chooses UGA Aug. 15, future Bulldog quarterback Brock Vandagriff will be largely responsible for getting him to Athens. → Read More

Coming off thriller, Cedar Shoals boys one game from state title

Every day in practice—at least once, most days it’s more—Cedar Shoals coach L’Dreco Thomas preaches accurate passing and being in position to take a shot.If not for a perfect pass and a pure stroke in the waning milliseconds of Saturday’s semifinal game, the Jaguars wouldn’t be in position to play for a state championship against Dutchtown Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Macon Centreplex."Coach… → Read More

GHSA says state tourney to run as planned despite virus fears

With the basketball state championship games set to begin Wednesday amid concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus, the Georgia High School → Read More