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Dooly gridders had slow start, strong finish
When Dooly County started out the 2013 season losing big to Macon County and Americus-Sumter teams it had edged the year before, not many felt it had a plugged nickel’s chance of making the playoffs.
No. 3 Auburn players say it’s more pluck than luck
Don’t call the Auburn Tigers lucky.
The third-ranked Tigers have navigated a season of close calls and amazing finishes to make it into Saturday’s Southeastern Conference championship game against No. 5 Missouri.
They balk at any notion that this is a lucky team, though.
State grid semifinal match-ups listed
With last week’s elimination of Dooly County from the Class A public school field, no area school is still in the running for a state grid title but there’s still area fan interest in this week’s semfinals.
Trojan hoop teams drop pair to Terrell
Fullington Academy’s Trojans raised the curtain on their 2013-14 season but didn’t get to take a victory bow at the end of their Tuesday night performance as Terrell’s Eagles beat them 52-39.
Wilcox teams come up short in season hoop openers
They did so in contrasting fashion, but Wilcox High’s girls and boys both experienced the same fate — defeat — in their Tuesday night 2013-14 basketball openers.
’Cats, Eagles divide twin bill
If Crisp Academy’s boys had hoped to sail to victory in their debut under new head coach George Kennedy, they missed the boat big time Monday night.
Cougar cagers dealt slim losses by Trojans
Excitement-wise, fans attending Tuesday night’s Region 1-AAAA hoop doubleheader pitting Crisp and Dougherty counties got their admission money’s worth as both games went down to the wire.
Crisp, Dooly, Wilcox get a new region foe
The Georgia High School Association has released its list of proposed new regions for 2014-15 and 2015-16 and all three area schools will be getting at least one new member.
Clemson’s Swinney looking ahead to postseason
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is focused on getting his 13th-ranked Tigers ready for the postseason after another disappointing end to the regular season — something he’s knows all too well with his team’s five-game losing streak to No. South Carolina in season finales.
Falcons looking to finish strong in dismal season
Mike Smith knows the value of a strong finish, even in a dismal season such as this one.
The Atlanta Falcons coach has been urging his players to forget their record over the final month of season. They are off to a good start in that regard, beating the Buffalo Bills 34-31 in overtime this past weekend to snap a five-game losing streak.
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