Thomaston Times- RSS SPORTS Feed http://thomastontimes.com/section/SPORTS http://thomastontimes.com/section/SPORTS Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:14:12 EST 1800 UL rifle team stays unbeaten in GHSA http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/152065354/UL-rifle-team-stays-unbeaten-in-GHSA One of the busiest sports teams at Upson Lee High School is the NJROTC precision rifle team, which competes in both NJROTC sponsored events and GHSA riflery meets. Sat, 28 Feb 2015 03:15:51 EST UL waits for Elite 8 http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/152065416/UL-waits-for-Elite-8 By the time readers see this article on Friday, the Knights and Trojans will have played their quarterfinal match-up, and one of the two teams will be headed for the Final Four at the University of West Georgia tomorrow. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:45:52 EST Knights are Elite 8 bound http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151996874/Knights-are-Elite-8-bound Last season the Buford Wolves basketball team found themselves in a familiar position that many of the Wolves and Lady Wolves athletic teams have been in many times: the GHSA State Championship Game. Winning is something that has become the norm for... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 06:15:51 EST Trojan Cup Champs http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151996815/Trojan-Cup-Champs The Upson Lee Knight soccer teams picked up where they left off in the Lamar County Trojan Cup over the weekend. In the opening round, the Knights took care of business against Harris County, and followed that up with a victory over Pike County. After... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:10:51 EST Dean & Tark http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151941329/Dean--Tark Over the past couple of weeks the world of college basketball has been humbled by the loss of two of its greatest coaches and ambassadors. Former North Carolina mentor Dean Smith and University of Nevada-Las Vegas coach Jerry Tarkanian passed away and... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:15:51 EST Rec Basketball Champs, Runners-Up, and All-Stars http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151872496/Rec-Basketball-Champs-Runners-Up-and-All-Stars 14 & under Boys Runners-Up - Cavs - Players include, Jereuntay Davis, Caymon Wellmaker, Sri Sabole, Makel Walker, Kion Colbert, Jalen Ausbrooks, Jaylon Harris, and Zartez Smith. Coaches Jesse Garmon and Martavious Smith. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:40:51 EST UL soccer begins http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151941347/UL-soccer-begins The bitter cold is here, but that didn't stop the Knights and Lady Knights from starting their soccer seasons. Both teams held their home opener on Tuesday, with the Lady Knights coming into the game 1-1, and the Knights 2-0. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 03:45:52 EST UL makes history in Albany http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151941335/UL-makes-history-in-Albany ALBANY - In the 22-year history of Upson Lee High School, the Knights basketball team has been to the playoffs seven times. Twice under head coach (now principal) Tracy Caldwell in the 1990's and early 2000's and five times under current... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:30:51 EST Kirschmann places fourth at State http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151872468/Kirschmann-places-fourth-at-State The Upson Lee Knights wrestling squad has become one of the more successful programs at the school over the last several years, and is quickly becoming a more popular sport throughout the school system. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:00:51 EST A clean slate http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151872477/A-clean-slate The Upson Lee Knights were hoping make a splash in Region 2 this season; unfortunately the Knights were unable to bring home a region championship. Fortunately, the Knights did earn a playoff berth for the first time since 2010, as things could have... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:00:52 EST Knights bounce back http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151689032/Knights-bounce-back Tuesday's Senior Night game against West Laurens had a sense of déjà vu as the fourth quarter started. Just last Saturday, the Knights were up on 50-34 against Westside-Macon in a non-region contest. In that game, the Seminoles ended... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 05:10:52 EST Back-to-back Champions http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151689058/Back-to-back-Champions One of the oldest clichés in sports, especially high school sports, is “It's hard to beat a team three times in one season.” However, the person that came up with that old saying years ago obviously never saw the Upson Lee... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 05:40:52 EST 3 Knights are Champs http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151689043/3-Knights-are-Champs The Upson Lee Knights wrestling team is up to their old antics once again, this time sending 12 wrestlers to the GHSA AAAA Sectionals at Whitewater this weekend. The Knights finished with three of their wrestlers winning Region Championship, as well... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 05:30:51 EST BOC approves $6 million TAN http://thomastontimes.com/news/news-sports/151440302/BOC-approves-$6-million-TAN A TAN (Tax Anticipation Note) of up to $6 million for Upson County was approved by the Board of Commissioners at their first meeting of 2015. The TAN is essentially a short term loan that is used to finance current operations before tax revenue is... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:15:51 EST Wearing a baseball cap the right way! http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437894/Wearing-a-baseball-cap-the-right-way I really enjoy wearing baseball caps! I have a collection of over 200 caps from major league baseball teams, minor league baseball teams, and colleges. I also have about 20 Upson-Lee caps and even a few odd caps of things like NASCAR and some... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 03:00:52 EST Cats down Oaks, fall to ACA http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437909/Cats-down-Oaks-fall-to-ACA Last Tuesday Flint River traveled to Decatur to take on Academy of the Oaks. For the first time this season the Wildcats found themselves in a fairly comfortable position. They were able to easily handle the opposing team and won 62-34. This also... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:10:53 EST Lady Cats dominate Fire Birds http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437906/Lady-Cats-dominate-Fire-Birds On Monday, January 12, the Lady Cats traveled to Atlanta to play the Academy of the Oaks. From the beginning, the ladies absolutely dominated both defensively and offensively. They scored 30 points in the first half and held their opponent to 5. With... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:10:51 EST UL dominates Hornets http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151439090/UL-dominates-Hornets Many new schools can expect a period of growing pains. Take Westside-Macon for example. When they opened in 1997, they had zero seniors, and struggled in athletics for a couple of years. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:00:51 EST Key games ahead for UL http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151437916/Key-games-ahead-for-UL The high school basketball regular season is coming down the stretch, as teams scramble for seedings in their region tournaments. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:15:52 EST UL’s fast start lead to 68-53 victory http://thomastontimes.com/news/sports/151369863/ULs-fast-start-lead-to-68-53-victory The Knights had three days to stew, simmer, and wait with a nauseous feeling in their stomachs, after the worst loss of the season last Tuesday in a 64-59 effort to a 3-10 Howard Huskies team. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:50:51 EST