Although originally scheduled to report for summer workouts Monday, Baldwin High School head football coach Jesse Hicks has opted to wait another week before bringing his kids back to campus.

Still not a whole lot going on with sports this week (nothing I want to write about anyway), so let’s gather ‘round for story time once again.

 

The ol’ column has been filled with some pretty heavy topics these last few weeks, so I think its time to mix in a changeup and lighten things up a bit.

The Georgia High School Association (GHSA) executive committee met Tuesday in Thomaston and overwhelmingly approved the addition of a shot clock for varsity boys and girls basketball games. 

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Current and baitfish are THE keys to successful summer angling. Summer fishing on area reservoirs and any reservoir in the south can be tough during the hot weather between June and September but angling when water current is present and locating shad can greatly improve your chances for success when targeting summer largemouth bass and other lake species.

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The College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) announced its Academic All-America Teams for softball Wednesday, with Georgia College senior Amber Coy (Warner Robins) taking a spot on the third team.

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In my series of articles about the movement of lake species after they spawn, this week I am looking at the catfish species that populates both Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair.

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The road to a possible football state championship repeat began Monday when the John Milledge Academy Trojans hit the weight room.

 

Continuing a series about where the various fish go after the spawn and when the weather warms up, this week we will look at the crappie in Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair. When the weather turns hot in middle Georgia, like it did so over the Memorial Day weekend, few anglers target crappie ex…

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While some high school football coaches across the state were elated to learn they could have their players in for voluntary summer workouts starting June 8, one local coaching veteran is not on board. 

 

The recent “Last Dance” documentary was a trip down memory lane for me. Growing up as a Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan fan, this 10-part series was a stamp of approval for me that this was one of the greatest dynasties of my generation, led by the greatest athlete of the 20th century. 

 

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The Berry’s Team Tournament Trail classic event was held May 16-17. After eight regular tournaments equally split between Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair, a classic event was held with one day of competition on Lake Oconee and one day of competition on Lake Sinclair. 

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June 1 was a little too soon to allow students back on school campuses for voluntary summer workouts for some on the Georgia High School Association Board of Trustees. 

What started as a father teaching his son about gun safety years ago has turned into a big collegiate opportunity for one local high school student-athlete.

 

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I realize that the official summer fishing season is still about a month away according to the calendar. However, with some hot weather arriving this week, the fish will begin thinking about where they will locate for the summer months. 

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Twenty wrestlers qualifying for state duals, seven claiming individual region championships, six qualifying for the traditional state competition, two team region championships and two wrestlers winding up on the podium at state — those big numbers provide good insight into the Baldwin High School 2020 wrestling season. 

 

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