Category Archives: Local Sports

IT’S TIME FOR FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, PLAYOFF EDITION

It’s time for Friday night lights, playoff edition, as area high school football teams take the field tonight for the first week of the 2019 postseason. WLAQ 1410 AM and 96.9 FM are your radio homes for Darlington football.  The Tigers are off this week and will begin their run in the playoffs one week…read more »

ATLANTA HAWKS FALL TO PHOENIX SUNS ON THE ROAD

The Atlanta Hawks fell to the Phoenix Suns 128-112 on Thursday evening in NBA action at Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly Oubre Jr. led all players in scoring with a season-high 30 points for the Suns.  Devin Booker added 17 points. Jabari Parker was the top scorer for the injury-plagued Hawks with 24 points.  Trae Young contributed…read more »

GHC LADY CHARGERS OPEN CONFERENCE PLAY WITH VICTORY OVER SOUTHERN CRESCENT TECH

Georgia Highlands College’s women’s basketball team opened up conference play with a 104-44 win over Southern Crescent Technical College in Griffin, GA on Wednesday night, according to a GHC sports release. Nijeria Jordan led the charge for the Lady Chargers with 24 points.  Jahnaria Brown contributed 22 points.  Ja’Lyn Reese notched a double-double with 20…read more »

HAWKS IN PHOENIX TO FACE SUNS TONIGHT

The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current west coast swing tonight with a match in Phoenix, Arizona versus the Suns.  Tip off is set for 9 pm Eastern at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. This will be the first of two games between the Hawks and…read more »

HAWKS TOP NUGGETS IN NBA ACTION AT DENVER

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 125-121 on Tuesday night out in Denver, Colorado, which allowed the Hawks to snap a three-game losing skid and ended a four-game winning streak for the Nuggets. Trae Young led the charge for Atlanta with a game-high 45 points in addition to 11 assists.  Jabari Parker contributed 20…read more »

SNITKER FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE FOR 2019 NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker finished in third place for the National League’s 2019 Manager of the Year Award.  Top honors went to Mike Shildt of the St. Louis Cardinals, as determined by votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.  Craig Counsell of the Milwaukee Brewers landed at second place.  The Minnesota Twins’ Rocco…read more »

ALABAMA FALLS TO NO. 5 IN LATEST CFP RANKINGS

Alabama came in at No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings that were released Tuesday night.  This followed their loss to No. 1 LSU this past Saturday.  The Crimson Tide will be on the road to face Mississippi State this coming Saturday in an outing that will be broadcast on WLAQ 1410 AM…read more »

HAWKS AT DENVER TO FACE NUGGETS TONIGHT

The Atlanta Hawks will continue their current five game road trip out in the west with a match versus the Denver Nuggets this evening.  Tip off is slated for 9 pm Eastern at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.  The game will be televised on Fox Sports Southeast. The Hawks have lost their last three…read more »

SOROKA FINISHES IN SECOND PLACE FOR ’19 NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD

Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka finished in second place for the National League’s 2019 Rookie of the Year Award.  Pete Alonso of the New York Mets won the award, as determined by votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America.  Fernando Tatis Jr. of the San Diego Padres took third place.  The Houston Astros’ Yordan…read more »

FALCONS TOP SAINTS IN NEW ORLEANS

The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New Orleans Saints 26-9 in a battle among NFC South rivals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday afternoon, snapping a six-game losing skid for the Falcons and ending a six-game winning streak for the division-leading Saints. Matt Ryan, in his return from an ankle injury, was 20 of…read more »