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All-Bi-City: State success produces crowded field in track

Alonie Sutton (Smiths Station) and Kareema Grier (Shaw) are girls co-athletes of the year

Karon Delince (Central) and Jonathan Myrthil (Northside) are boys co-athletes of the year

Cassidy Stecenko (Smiths Station) is girls coach of the year, and Joe Sanders (Northside) and Charles Fortune (Central) are boys co-coaches of the year

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Sunday Interview with Debbie Ball: ‘I always felt like I was sort of a door opener’

In more than 40 years as a coach, Debbie Ball has been a part of more than 1,000 wins and will be inducted into the Georgia Coaches Hall of Fame on June 4. But she considers herself first a teacher. Recently, she sat down with Ledger-Enquirer sports editor Kevin Price and photographer Robin Trimarchi to talk about her life and career. Here are excerpts of that interview, edited for length and clarity.

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Guerry Clegg: Herbert Greene big part of Peach Belt history

When the Peach Belt Conference Hall of Fame inducts its inaugural class of 25 members Tuesday night, Herbert Greene will go in under the heading of coaches and administrators. He could have made it as either one, as one of the most successful men’s basketball coaches in the league’s 25-year history, or as the athletic director presiding over one of the league’s most successful programs.

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Video: North Cobb LB Chandler Wooten picks Auburn in front of family, friends 00:37

Video: North Cobb LB Chandler Wooten picks Auburn in front of family, friends

Columbus defeats Starr's Mill in PKs for berth in 5A title 01:13

Columbus defeats Starr's Mill in PKs for berth in 5A title

Columbus' Chad Mathis discusses team's season 01:06

Columbus' Chad Mathis discusses team's season

Northside's Drew Haywood, Dee Miller discuss facing Loganville 00:49

Northside's Drew Haywood, Dee Miller discuss facing Loganville

Video: Retired USWNT soccer player Brandi Chastain on empowering young athletes, 1996 Olympic Games 05:06

Video: Retired USWNT soccer player Brandi Chastain on empowering young athletes, 1996 Olympic Games

Video: Bo Jackson teases Auburn coach Gus Malzahn's cycling skills 01:14

Video: Bo Jackson teases Auburn coach Gus Malzahn's cycling skills

David Pollard's dad, Terry Render, addresses team after win 01:37

David Pollard's dad, Terry Render, addresses team after win

Shaw sophomore remembers cousin David Pollard 01:27

Shaw sophomore remembers cousin David Pollard

David Pollard's brother, Carlos, speaks about community support 01:12

David Pollard's brother, Carlos, speaks about community support

Carver celebrates after beating Shaw to pay tribute to coach David Pollard 03:20

Carver celebrates after beating Shaw to pay tribute to coach David Pollard

Central discusses winning area baseball title 01:07

Central discusses winning area baseball title

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Competitors at 57th Masters at Callaway Gardens go big

Even the best water sports athletes in the work, like those at the 57th Masters Water Ski and Wakeboard Tournament at Callaway Gardens, occasionally wipeout. Here are those wipeouts from Saturday's wakeboard and wakeskate semifinals.
MIke Haskey mhaskey@ledger-enquirer.com
Competitors at 57th Masters at Callaway Gardens go big 00:35

Competitors at 57th Masters at Callaway Gardens go big

Video: North Cobb LB Chandler Wooten picks Auburn in front of family, friends 00:37

Video: North Cobb LB Chandler Wooten picks Auburn in front of family, friends

Columbus defeats Starr's Mill in PKs for berth in 5A title 01:13

Columbus defeats Starr's Mill in PKs for berth in 5A title

Columbus' Chad Mathis discusses team's season 01:06

Columbus' Chad Mathis discusses team's season

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