TIFTON — Due to his Minnesota Vikings having a bye week this week, Tifton’s Larry Dean has been back home visiting family and friends. One of his trips was to his cousin’s fifth grade class with Mrs. Hobbs at Matt Wilson. He surprised his cousin on her birthday and gave her and her class a pizza party. He also signed autographs and urged the children to stay in school.
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Girls basketball had long road to equality
When Georgia decided in 1945 to play a girls state basketball tournament, Macon Telegraph writer Sam Glassman was in favor, writing that the district tournaments that had always been held were just as strenuous. Days later, though, he wondered about the mental strain it was causing the players.
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TCRD hosting pair of hardball tournaments
The Tift County Recreation Department will be hosting two baseball tournaments at E.B. Hamilton Complex, starting Saturday. Both the Mite Live Arm and Midget Major tournaments will be played through June 26.
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Tidal Wave takes third triumph at Georgia Games
The Tiftarea Tidal Wave improved to 3-0 with their victory June 15 at the Georgia Games. The team placed many swimmers in competition, including several first and second place finishers.
Brumby’s camp making quite a racket
Mike Brumby does not stay in one place for too long on the tennis courts. He has a full load of players at ABAC Friday, and he paces back and forth, court to court. One minute, he is giving encouragement, the next he is asking players to come over for an interview. Shortly, he has everyone gathered up outside the courts.
He is checking to see who is here. Then he moves into pairing them up into matches.
Tiftarea teams stay closer to home in 2013
Good news for Tiftarea teams. The road games this year will be a little closer. There will be no 200+ mile trips, at least not in the regular season. The regular season will kick off with a pair of games on August 23.
ABAC baseball camps begin June 17
Four sessions of the Fundamentals of Baseball Camp will be held on the campus of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College beginning June 17 through the Office of Athletics. Pre-registration is required.
Braves face rotation decision when Beachy returns
Frank Wren is facing a dilemma that general managers covet but also dread.
The Atlanta Braves must make room in an already deep rotation as Brandon Beachy is almost set to return from elbow surgery. Beachy was perhaps Atlanta's top starter when his 2012 season ended as he led the National League with a 2.00 ERA.
Falcons’ Dimitroff not ruling out another signing
Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Wednesday he likes what he has seen of his team through offseason workouts.
Even so, Dimitroff isn’t ruling out the possibility of adding another free agent to the roster to join two veteran newcomers, running back Steven Jackson and defensive end Osi Umenyiora.
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