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The Ledger-Enquirer

Columbus, GA, United States

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Past articles by David:

Five things to look forward to this season as football teams begin practice

Area football teams will have their first official day of conditioning today, with full practices set to begin on Aug. 1. → Read More

Central’s J’Lan Carson ready to make impact in North-South football game

When you play on a football team as talented as the one that Central’s J’Lan Carson did last year, it’s easy to feel overlooked sometimes. → Read More

Smiths Station’s Skylar Scott excited for opportunity at North-South soccer game

Smiths Station girls soccer player Skylar Scott wasn’t at school the day they announced she had been selected to play in the AHSAA North-South all-star game in May. → Read More

Jones hoping final chapter of career is similar to the first

It was 1990 when Dwight Jones was first hired at Russell County. It was his first head coaching job and he was taking over a program mired in a 27-game losing streak. Few people wanted the job for fear that it might just be the last place they ever coached. → Read More

New Hardaway coach Michael Woolridge putting off-field success first

Hardaway football coach Michael Woolridge was on his way to Hattiesburg, Miss., in 2007 to become an assistant academic advisor for the Southern Miss football team when he got a phone call. → Read More

Central WR Justyn Ross recovering well from ACL injury

For the average human being, an ACL injury could mean a year out of commission and permanent knee troubles. For an elite athlete like Central wide receiver Justyn Ross, it’s just a small hill for a climber. → Read More

Eleven area players in baseball, softball selected to ASWA All-State

Eleven baseball players and 11 softball players each earned mention on their respective ASWA All-State teams this year. → Read More

Bi-City’s best tennis players serve up late-season success

Success is measured in a couple of ways. → Read More

Sustained success leads to top awards

The Columbus boys golf team was a force from start to finish this season, winning a school-record number of regular-season tournaments and, of course, the big prize with a Class 5A state championship at the end. → Read More

Columbus High’s Rusty Oliver proud of 250th win, but hungry for more

It was a classic example of Columbus girls soccer coach Rusty Oliver’s coaching style. → Read More

Kendrick baseball showing improvement in numbers, results

When baseball coach Michael Peek arrived at Kendrick 12 years ago, his biggest challenge was finding players who wanted to come out for baseball. It was so difficult, he said, that a large portion of the student body didn’t even know the school had a team. → Read More

Harris County’s bats, pitching come alive in win over Hardaway

Harris County had a rough start against Hardaway on Thursday, giving up four runs and trailing after the first three innings. And then the lightning flashed, the clouds opened up and the game was called due to weather. → Read More

Hardaway baseball back in contention despite lack of depth

Hardaway coach Chris Gilstrap laughed when considering the depth of other high school baseball teams in comparison to his own. → Read More

Columbus, Northside revved for showdown

Northside and Columbus High baseball coaches Dee Miller and Chad Mathis have been involved in the sport long enough to know that no game can be taken for granted. → Read More

Northside boys, Columbus girls pick up wins at Columbus Relays

The Northside boys track and field team had a fourth-place finish at state in 2013, but since then has been trying to build itself back into a contender at both the region and state levels. → Read More

Harris County uses big third inning to down Central

Harris County has had some growing pains over the early part of the 2016 baseball season, having lost a number of key starters off of last year’s team. → Read More

Ex-Hardaway player Steele presents golden football to school

Former Hardaway football player Robert Steele presented the school with a golden football on Friday during the school’s Pride Day to commemorate his participation in one of the NFL’s 50 Super Bowls. → Read More

Columbus fights off late Shaw comeback

Columbus coach Chad Mathis took senior pitcher Cason Greathouse out of the game with one out in the seventh inning and the team holding a five-run lead. → Read More

Glenwood racks up 15 hits in victory over rival Lee-Scott

Glenwood baseball coach Tim Fanning said after his team’s game against Lee-Scott on Tuesday that it had not done as good of a job of playing small ball and manufacturing runs in recent games. → Read More

New Carver football coach Dre’Mail King building foundation for the future

When Dre’Mail King came to Carver prior to the 2015 football season as an assistant coach, his plan was to be there for just one year. → Read More