Jags’ volleyball team improves to 17-4 with two road victories

Cheryke Brian-Garmos shows her service form for the Augusta University women’s volleyball team. (photo by AU Athletics)

By Ceara Hester |
Contributor

After winning two away matches against Limestone and Belmont Abbey last week, Augusta University’s volleyball team now stands 17-4. Continue reading “Jags’ volleyball team improves to 17-4 with two road victories”

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The Sports Squad report: Braves lose in four games to Dodgers in NLDS

AU men’s basketball coach Dip Metress (R) watches as a youngster takes a jump shot during Ball at the Mall on Oct. 6 at Augusta Mall. (photo by Chris Hutchins)

Edited by Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports editor

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After assembling some of baseball’s finest young talent and making a surprising return to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, the Atlanta Braves went down quietly in the postseason. The Baby Braves were shut out twice in Los Angeles before the high-powered Los Angeles Dodgers finished off the best-of-five series with a 6-2 victory in Game 4 on Monday, Oct. 8 in Atlanta. “We’re going to get there, but we’re not there yet,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker. After a massive rebuilding job and three straight 90-loss seasons, the Braves suddenly returned to prominence in large part because of a bountiful farm system led by outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., second baseman Ozzie Albies and a seemingly endless supply of dynamic young pitchers. Snitker, who has labored long in the Braves’ system, certainly will get votes for manager of the year in the National League. Los Angeles plays Milwaukee in the NLCS, and Houston tangles with Boston in the ALCS. In other sports news this week: Continue reading “The Sports Squad report: Braves lose in four games to Dodgers in NLDS”

Michael hammers Florida and Georgia; AU closed Thursday

Typical of the damage in the CSRA is this tree limb down in a residential neighborhood in Martinez. (staff photo)

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Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Panhandle of Florida on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10, churned through Augusta overnight and into Thursday, Oct. 11, bringing heavy rain and downed tree limbs. Continue reading “Michael hammers Florida and Georgia; AU closed Thursday”

Jags’ volleyball team beats rival USC Aiken 3-0

AU volleyball coach Sharon Quarles, holding a plaque celebrating her 400th career victory, is flanked by Athletic Director Clint Bryant (L) and social sciences professor David Hunt, as well as the varsity team. (photo by AU Athletics)

By Ceara Hester |
Contributor

For the first time since 2012, Augusta University earned a clean 3-0 sweep over rival USC Aiken on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6. Indeed, the Jaguars had not won against the Pacers in three years, but the host Jaguars played hard and took home the win in the Peach Belt match at Christenberry Fieldhouse. It was Aiken’s first conference loss of the season. Continue reading “Jags’ volleyball team beats rival USC Aiken 3-0”

Heroes in Crisis #1: Setting the Players for a game changer

By Trey Nevard |
Contributor

DC Comics “Heroes in Crisis #1” (photo by Trey Nevard)

“Heroes in Crisis” is the latest Detective Comics (DC) event miniseries, though saying it is similar to others feels like an insult to what this book is trying to accomplish. Continue reading “Heroes in Crisis #1: Setting the Players for a game changer”

Jaguars’ volleyball team beats Emmanuel in four sets

AU’s McKenzey Beck (1) sets the ball for Chloe Allen in the Jaguars’ win over Emmanuel College. (photo by Paula Toole)

By Ceara Hester |
Contributor

It was faculty appreciation night for Augusta University’s volleyball match Tuesday, Oct. 2, against the Emmanuel Lions at Christenberry Fieldhouse. Each player from AU brought a professor who has made an impact on her student career to the game. The Lady Jags did not disappoint those professors as they beat Emmanuel College 3-1 in a non-conference match. Continue reading “Jaguars’ volleyball team beats Emmanuel in four sets”

The Sports Squad report: Braves to face Dodgers in the NL playoffs

Rorie McIlroy (L) and Europe handily defeated Tiger Woods and the U.S. in the Ryder Cub in Paris, keeping the Europeans’ home streak alive. (photo by Kalpana Ramgopal)

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The Atlanta Braves, back to the playoffs for the first time in five years, have their first game in the NLDS will be in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on Thursday, Oct. 4. The Braves are led by Freddie Freeman, who leads the team in batting average, OBP, RBI and hits, and Mike Foltynewicz, who leads the Braves’ pitchers in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Foltynewicz will face Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 of the NLDS at 8:37 p.m. Elsewhere in sports: Continue reading “The Sports Squad report: Braves to face Dodgers in the NL playoffs”

Boys & Girls of the CSRA to host seventh annual Burger Battle

By Taylor Devore |
Contributor

The seventh annual Burger Battle by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA will take place at the E.W. Hagler Club on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will host Augusta’s top chefs as they compete to be named the crowd’s favorite burger and be able to display the winner’s banner in their restaurant for the next year. Continue reading “Boys & Girls of the CSRA to host seventh annual Burger Battle”

AU men’s cross country team wins second in a row

 

The Jaguar men’s cross country team celebrate their win at the University of North Georgia Invitational. (photo by AU Athletics)

By Leeroy Francis Jr. |
Sports Editor

The Augusta University men made it two wins in a row, winning the North Georgia Cross Country Invitational Saturday, Sept. 29, in Gainesville, Ga. The Jaguar women placed sixth overall. Continue reading “AU men’s cross country team wins second in a row”

Jaguar volleyball wins two of three league matches

AU’s Alyssa Frazier prepares for a kill off a set-up pass from teammate Cheryke Brian-Garmos. (photo by Chris Toole, AU Athletics)

By Ceara Hester |
Contributor

Although the Jaguars’ volleyball team lost to Georgia College on Sept. 25 in Milledgeville, AU bounced back with a pair of road victories on the weekend. Continue reading “Jaguar volleyball wins two of three league matches”