Wayne Staats, Augusta Chronicle

Wayne Staats

Augusta Chronicle

Augusta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Wayne:

Dream 16: Brayton Sanders, Aiken

On offense, Brayton Sanders will play quarterback, bringing both running and throwing prowess. On defense, he will play safety as a veteran in the secondary. → Read More

Dream 16: Tancey Richardson, South Aiken

Tancey Richardson can score on long kickoff returns. He can also deliver on the ground as running back or catch passes for downfield damage. But he likes to be a defensive back the most. → Read More

Dream 16: Barnwell's Marcus McKethan

No, that isn’t a mountain on the Barnwell offensive line. It’s Marcus McKethan. → Read More

Dream 16: North Augusta's Tre Lawson

At 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, Tre Lawson grabs attention at first look when he lines up on the defensive front. → Read More

Dream 16: Silver Bluff's Devontae Davis

Silver Bluff won’t feel or look the same without Al Lown on the sidelines. So it’s a good thing Devontae Davis is among the returning stars to help the Bulldogs through the transition. → Read More

Area high school football coaches, players gather at annual dinner to help kick off upcoming season

Before the rush to the season intensifies, area high school football coaches and players joined for the annual The Augusta Chronicle/WJBF News Channel 6 Coaches and Captains Dinner, held Thursday evening at Legends Club and sponsored by McDonald's and Milton Ruben. → Read More

Mokan Elite routs PSA Cardinals to capture title at Peach Jam

MoKan Elite's Michael Porter Jr. and Trae Young dominated in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League 17U Peach Jam championship game, combining for 61 points in Sunday's 93-65 win against the PSA Cardinals at Riverview Park Activities Center. → Read More

California Supreme's DeAndre Ayton is making quite an impression at the Peach Jam

Ever since DeAndre Ayton arrived at this year's Peach Jam, the points, boards and blocks have piled up. → Read More

Power forward Marvin Bagley III is letting his star shine at this week's Peach Jam

NORTH AUGUSTA — Every summer, elite high school basketball recruits face off at the Nike Peach Jam, with fans sitting or standing to catch the best. Marvin Bagley III attracts some of that attention this year. → Read More

Peach Jam starts coaches' scouting period

NORTH AUGUSTA - Roy Williams won't have to walk too much. → Read More

Augusta Pride puts focus on life for annual events

Augusta Pride will celebrate love and community during this weekend's Pride events as the nation continues to heal after the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub. → Read More

Aquinas has options when it comes to replacing longtime quarterback star

Three-year starting quarterback Liam Welch is gone, but the Aquinas football team has plenty of options and help. → Read More

Hepzhzibah's Darrell Baker goes out on top in long jump

One year after coming in second in the long jump, Hephzibah's Darrell Baker took first in the long jump (23 feet, 7.5 inches) for Class AAA at this year's state track and field meet in Jefferson. → Read More

Butler junior Tyreon Coleman captured pair of state titles at Class AAA track meet

Tyreon Coleman could have felt satisfied after her first state championship. After all, most participants don't get to leave as a winner. But Coleman wasn't done quite yet - she wanted more. → Read More

Laney's Hunter signs to play baseball at Alabama A&M

Augusta Georgia’s source for News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, Classifieds, Jobs, Autos, Real Estate and Masters information from The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.com → Read More

Laney girls basketball vets Bowman, Holmon sign with colleges

Laney girls basketball players Jazmine Holmon and Gemiya Bowman have both signed with colleges. → Read More

Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School celebrates inaugural graduation class

Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School had its inaugural graduation Tuesday morning at the James Brown Arena, as almost 100 students became part of the new school's history. → Read More

New Midland Valley coach Andrew Jenkins hoping to keep Mustangs program on the rise

Midland Valley football won’t look the same with longtime coach Rick Knight’s retirement and the graduation of stars Daniel Carr and Xavier Leaphart, among others. But that doesn’t mean expectations will change. → Read More

Westside baseball falls in state quarterfinals

Westside lost a doubleheader to Westminster of Atlanta in the state quarterfinals. → Read More

Midland Valley football finds new football coach from Seneca

Augusta Georgia’s source for News, Entertainment, Sports, Weather, Classifieds, Jobs, Autos, Real Estate and Masters information from The Augusta Chronicle, chronicle.augusta.com → Read More