With three wins during the week of Sept. 11, East Hall sophomore pitcher Macy Banks kept her team's winning streak alive at seven straight and helped the Vikings pad their Region 7-AAA lead. For her efforts, Banks is the AccessWDUN Athlete of the Week presented by Coca-Cola United.
What a week for high school football! Those in attendance at Memorial Stadium got the privilege of seeing Jefferson and Flowery Branch do work against each other (and Colby Wood's defensive exploits), Buford was handed its first home loss in five years (and first loss to an out-of-state team ever) and among many other things, West Hall's Isreal Lopez further proved himself to be a real difference maker in the kicking game. In this week's Prep Talk podcast, AccessWDUN sports editor Morgan Lee and Katie B. look back at last week and ahead to some big region games this Friday Night.
With no tropical storm bearing down, Katie B. and Brandon Reed, editor of the Around the Track page and race historian, were able to get in studio on time and chat about Martin Truex Jr.'s big win at Chicagoland and Dawsonville-native Chase Elliott's near-miss at a first series win.
Stephens County junior pitcher Emma Whitfield earned two wins the week of Sept. 4 that put her team into a tie atop the Region 8-AAAA standings. For her efforts, which included two shutouts and 22 strikeouts combined in two games, Whitfield's been named the AccessWDUN Athlete of the Week presented by Coca-Cola United.
If you’ve ever watched sports with friends, or strangers for that matter, you’ve seen this scene play out: a nudge of a neighbor’s arm followed by a grin or head nod, but most definitely a point to a television screen, and the words, “told you.”
In the Sept. 14 edition of the Hard Left Turn podcast (delayed recording because of Tropical Storm Irma), Brandon and Katie B. look ahead to Chicagoland Speedway and the first race of the playoffs, but also weigh in on Danica Patrick's future in the sport and all the bridges Smithfield burned by essentially calling Richard Petty a liar.
Through three weeks of the high school football season surprises abound: White County and Jackson County are complete teams, The Branch is back, Gainesville is not, and Union County is unstoppable. AccessWDUN sports editor Morgan Lee and Katie B. Davis discuss the week that was and look ahead to some key matchups in Week 3.
Aside from some eye-popping stats as a senior softball player for the Vikings, Steffanie Redmon has a most-interesting answer to what super power she'd like to have and watches, at least in the context of today's television, some old-school shows. Check out the latest installment of 10 Questions to find out more about the Brenau commit and East Hall standout.
In this week's installment of the Hard Left Turn podcast, a look ahead to Richmond, and how the in-race strategy used at Darlington by Denny Hamlin's team kept the late-race mistake from being catastrophic. Also, did Martin Truex Jr. earn himself a Golden Ticket into playoff final at Homestead by winning the regular season Monster Energy Cup Series title?