McIntosh Chiefs pitcher Tyler Biltmier. (PHOTO: Michael Clifton |

The run home: a look at the Southern Crescent’s top baseball state playoff contenders

  By James Butler With roughly three weeks remaining in the GHSA baseball regular season, the Southern Crescent is looking to put 10-plus teams into the state playoffs. Teams like Class 5A’s Ola and Starr’s Mill are expected to make the state field, along with a possible deep run, while some other area clubs

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Sandy Creek and Marvin Hubbard will face some tough opponents in 2016. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Top 25 Southern Crescent football games for 2016 Part 2: Southern Crescent vs. non-Southern Crescent

By James Butler Part 2 of a look at the 25 most intriguing Southern Crescent football games for the 2016 unveils the remaining 14 games which are comprised of Southern Crescent teams playing opponents from outside of the area. There are some big non-region games and even one interstate matchup, but first up is

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Jonesboro will look to build on its 2015 season while playing some of the Southern Crescent's most talented teams in 2016. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Top 25 Southern Crescent football games for 2016 Part 1: Southern Crescent vs. Southern Crescent games

By James Butler   In Part 1 of our look at the top 25 anticipated football games for the upcoming season we start with games pitting Southern Crescent teams against other Southern Crescent teams, both non-region and region. Almost every season there are intriguing non-region matchups pitting unfamiliar teams against each other, and since

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Jarrett Laws is the new head coach at Our Lady of Mercy. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: Jarett Laws is getting situated at his new Southern Crescent home

  By Gabriel Stovall FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. — After being somewhat unceremoniously let go from his head coaching position at a Georgia high school football power, Jarrett Laws knew he’d eventually land on his feet. That happened last Wednesday when Laws, after a two-year stop at Griffin, became the new football coach at Our Lady

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Whitewater baseball coach Rusty Bennett once again has a competitive team. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Spring sports update: Fayette County teams among state, nation’s best

By James Butler   The spring sport season is getting ready to enter its home stretch and the Southern Crescent has been home to some outstanding teams and individuals thus far in 2016. Fayette County schools Whitewater, McIntosh, and Starr’s Mill have seen teams do well in multiple sports.   The Whitewater boys soccer

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GHSA STATEMENT: State championship basketball games ‘to stand as they were played and competed’

By Gabriel Stovall An official statement released early Friday afternoon by the Georgia High School Association says there will be no change or alteration of the results in last week’s state championship basketball games in Macon. GHSA Statement on Basketball State Championships. — GHSA (@OfficialGHSA) March 11, 2016 At the same time, another

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Coming off a Class A championship in 2015, ELCA running back Trevor Gear is climbing the recruiting charts. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

PREP FOOTBALL: Check out our early Who’s Who list for the Southern Crescent 2017 recruiting class

By Gabriel Stovall We’re a long way away from National Signing Day 2017, and we’re still six months out from the start of football season, but spring ball is around the corner, which, for those of you jonsing for football, will be the first time to get to see some of the next season’s

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No three-peat, but Jonesboro remains No. 1 in final Southern Crescent Buzz Boys Basketball Power Rankings

By James Butler The final 2015-2016 Southern Crescent Buzz Boys Basketball Power Rankings do not feature a state champion as Jonesboro failed to three-peat and McIntosh and Sandy Creek state tournament runs fell just a little short. This scenario put more drama into ranking the No. 1 team. Jonesboro’s loss to Liberty County opened

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Mount Zion head coach Tiesha Wilson oversaw the best girls basketball team in the Southern Crescent in the 2015-16 season. (PHOTO: Gabriel Stovall)

Final Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Power Rankings: Mount Zion on top

By James Butler   The competition was fierce for both ends of the final Southern Crescent Buzz Girls Basketball Rankings. While Region 4-AAAA champion Mount Zion did enough to convincingly earn the No. 1 spot and title of best girls team in the Southern Crescent, it was a mad dash for the final few

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Furman-bound scoring guard Jordan Lyons has wrapped-up his high school career, but not before leading McIntosh to another fantastic season as a senior (File)

PREP BASKETBALL: One Southern Crescent school rose above the rest in national website recognition

Southern Crescent hoopers have found their way on the Georgia All-State basketball scene. The national prep basketball website released its by-classification all-state teams Monday night, right after an eventful and controversial weekend at the GHSA state championships in Macon. Headlining the group was a trio of McIntosh standouts named to the Class AAAAA team.

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