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Dixie and Auburn’s trees

By   /  February 26, 2011  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet Opening day for Albany Dixie is March 5 and this season the league is breaking with tradition a bit. League President Frank Sullivan has planned a festival-type event to recognize the 350 plus youth baseball and softball players. What used to be an early morning event at Dixie Park has been moved to afternoon [...]

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Ready for the sun and the Bravos

By   /  February 19, 2011  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet Tired of cold weather? Me too. So let’s think forward to April and a sunny 75-degree day at “The Ted”. Technically, the 2011 season begins on the road in Washington, but we are just imagining, right? So what does the Braves line up look like? Well I am sure our new skipper Fredi Gonzalez [...]

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Let’s renew Albany’s Quarterback Club

By   /  February 10, 2011  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet As best I can tell there have been two “Quarterback Clubs” in Albany. The first organization was also occasionally called the “Touchdown Club”. It was started by Booger Seely and held an annual meeting at Radium Country Club. The event was a notorious affair that lasted into the early morning hours. In a recent [...]

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Civic Center needs college hoops again

By   /  January 22, 2011  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet Good job Albany Civic Center and Dougherty County School System. Holding those high school basketball games at the Civic Center is a step in the right direction. Now the city needs to go to the next level and invite some colleges to hold neutral site games in the facility. Ask Albany State to play [...]

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Mission accomplished, Knights, with perfection

By   /  December 1, 2010  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

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Tweet By Mike Flynn For most of the 1990s and part of this decade, the Tattnall Square Academy Trojans dominated GISA  AAA football action. That all changed around 7:45 p.m. last Friday. Those of us that follow the Deerfield-Windsor Knights have known this was coming, but it became official during the first quarter of the [...]

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So, what’s next for Deerfield?

By   /  November 25, 2010  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet Before every Deerfield-Windsor home game, many of the Knights family gather for a tailgate. It is a special time. The moms put on a good feed, the dads, grandparents, siblings and former players all give their opinions of the test that lay ahead. There are older fans like Bill Devine who at 83 years [...]

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Bootyism and 154 ejections

By   /  April 14, 2010  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet Wow what a week! We are so lucky to live in the Great State of Georgia. Who else can claim the Masters and the Braves? Note to self … don’t make an enemy of the Masters. In case you have been on another planet, this guy named Tiger has a history, and someone wanted [...]

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On and off field, college season was a perfect storm in 2009

By   /  January 5, 2010  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet The greatest reality show on earth is college football and the 2009 season was no disappointment. Remember the punch, Oregon vs. Boise State? Excessive celebration calls, followed by a crew suspension? The spike by LSU? The block by Cody? Those were great moments in the regular season, and last week we had football fed [...]

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Football: UGA abused? To the contrary.

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet The eight month death march to August begins. Sure we have a few bowl games, state playoffs and an outside shot of getting the Falcons to the postseason, but August represents new hope for the local high school programs and the Bulldogs. In the meantime, we will have to find something to distract us. [...]

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The biggest fan: DWS William Rose

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Mike Flynn  /   Comments

Tweet Fan may not be a big enough word to describe William Rose. Teammate might be a better fit. For the last three seasons he has run onto the football field with the team, endured long bus rides and stormed the sidelines yelling encouraging words to the Deerfield-Windsor School Knights As he roams the sidelines [...]

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