Augusta-area high school football team forced to forfeit Friday's game. Here's what we know
Cross Creek football will not suit up Friday night. The Georgia High School Association ruled the Razorbacks must forfeit the Week 6 contest against Hart County following last Friday's game against Savannah High School that was called early due to a fight breaking out. Savannah High will also forfeit its...
Local Pride: Augusta University Women's Golf Team on the Rise with Recent Successes
The Augusta University women's golf team has made progress under coach Caroline Haase-Hegg. Two years ago, Haase-Hegg and player Natalia Yoko went to the NCAA Championships. Last year, the team reached the NCAA Championships for the first time in its history after performing well at the Athens Regional.
Epic Clash: Augusta Gaelic Sports Vs. Athens Hurling Club - Free Event!
Get ready for a clash of titans! The Augusta Gaelic Sports Vs. Athens Hurling Club match is happening this weekend. Brace yourself for an epic showdown that promises to be a thrilling in-person spectacle, a testament to the passion, skill, and camaraderie of these two formidable teams.
Augusta Ironman features changes to course for 2023 triathlon. Here's what's different.
As Ironman 70.3 at Augusta organizers begin to prep for the big race this weekend, locals and competitors can look forward to a few new changes impacting this year's event. The annual triathlon involves swimming, bicycling and running. In years past, competitors swam 1.2 miles of the Savannah River, starting at Riverfront Marina near Sixth Street traveling east to the Augusta Rowing Complex on Riverfront Drive.
Augusta Ready for Ironman 70.3 Race: Significant Economic Boost Expected
Augusta, a city renowned for its sports events, prepares to hold a highly challenging Ironman 70.3 race this Sunday. The race is set not only to be a premier athletic event but also provides a noteworthy economic influx to Augusta. The competition starts with a swim of 1.2 miles, continues with a bike race in South Augusta and ends with a run around the city. It is scheduled to start at 7 AM.
Hart to host first GIAA opponent
After Cross Creek was hit with an automatic forfeit against Hart County from the GHSA, the Dogs manage to pick up a game against GIAA school Bulloch Academy out of Statesboro for homecoming. The…
Ironman competition will lead to road closures this weekend
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Organizers of the Ironman 70.3 Augusta have announced some road closures for the event that’s coming up this weekend. Traffic will be affected on area roads from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Ironman 70.3 triathlon will begin at 7 a.m. with a 1.2-mile...
Kelley Brothers announce return of Sticks & Strings charity event
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Kelley Brothers announce the return of their charity event, Sticks & Strings. After raising $45,000 for local charities at the inaugural event, the brothers are ready to get back together in their hometown to share their family’s loves – music and golf – with their friends and community.
Ironman Augusta 2023: Boosting Competition and Local Economy
The eagerly-awaited annual Ironman race is all set to take place this weekend in downtown Augusta. This year's main event, Ironman Augusta 2023, is slated to occur on Sunday, September 24th. Known for its fast downriver swim, Augusta frequently attracts first-time participants. A memorable past incident highlighted how even a chip bag managed to 'complete' the race, demonstrating the event's friendly and welcoming environment.
Here’s what you selected as our Game of the Week
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - You spoke and we listened. In our online poll, you selected North Augusta High School vs. Strom Thurmond as the “Under the Lights” Game of the Week. In the online survey, 242 votes were cast for that football game, compared to 128 for Grovetown-Evans,...
VOTE | 44 Strong Player of the Week Sept. 22
You can vote once every 24 hours. Polls close at 11 p.m. on Friday.
Greenbrier High School’s Sam Weinstein named Scholar Athlete of the Week
Sam Weinstein is a two-sport star for the Greenbrier Wolfpack as a varsity golfer and springboard diver. His accolades include being named the all-around champion in the Champions retreat Junior Club Golf Championship, winning 1st place at the Columbia County Diving Championship, and many more. But his talents extend to the classroom as well where Sam is a beta club member, a volunteer at the Golden Harvest Food Bank, and is top 50 in his class with a 4.0 GPA. For his efforts Sam is this week's WJBF Scholar Athlete.
The Score: Week 6 Picks
AUGUSTA, Ga. - After a fun week of picking high school football games, we are back for more and this week Jay Jefferies is joining in on the fun!. All in all I think we can't complain. Each member of our crew is above .500 to start! Now let's get right to this week's picks.
Laurel native honored as Westside High football stadium named after him
On September 1, 2023 Mr. James Alexander McRae, Jr., the son of the Late James A. and Bertha Lee McRae was honored with the naming of Westside High football stadium "James Alexander McRae, Jr. Football Stadium" of the Richmond County System in Augusta, Ga. James A. McRae, Jr. affectionately called...
Augusta Players prepare for performance of Finding Nemo
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Augusta Junior Players are getting ready to perform Finding Nemo at the KROC Center on September 29 and 30, and October 1. We were able to get a sneak peek of their practice for the performance that is a little less than two weeks away.
Results: Augusta high school softball, volleyball and cross country athlete of the week
It's time to reveal this week's winner for the Augusta-area high school softball, cross country and volleyball athlete of the week. Richmond Academy’s Carolina Rivers took the top spot with 58.8 percent of the vote. Grovetown’s Maddy Harl (34.73) finished second and Alleluia Community School’s Halle Janik (5.89) placed third. We've heard your feedback,...
Results: Augusta-area high school football player of the week for Week 5
It's time to reveal the winner of the Augusta-area high school football player of the week poll for Week 5. Grovetown quarterback Amare Clark took the top spot with 40.71 percent of the vote. Burke County quarterback Sean Vandiver (34.34) finished second and Thomson’s Kasai Jones (8.79) placed third. We've heard your feedback, and...
New Chapter at IDGC
An unexpected and unfortunate event will alter the next chapter of one of disc golf’s most beloved properties. Due to an infestation of the southern pine beetle, the International Disc Golf Center (IDGC) will undergo significant clearing of the pine trees on the property, resulting in a new future for disc golf in Appling, Georgia.
Augusta Westside crushes Augusta Josey
Augusta Westside dismissed Augusta Josey by a 49-6 count in Georgia high school football on Sept. 16.
Fort Defiance's Lane, Waynesboro's Jolin capture Augusta Invitational cross country titles
FISHERSVILLE — Maybe a third of the way through her race on Saturday was when Fort Defiance senior Abby Lane realized just how large of a lead she had on the Wilson Memorial cross country course. At that point she was about a minute ahead of any other runner. She finished comfortably in first, 1:38 in front of second-place Wilson runner Cassidy Plautz to win the Augusta Invitational.