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Concussions: The Hard-Hitting Facts

In many sports, the harder the hit, the louder the fans yell, but sometimes the outcome of a big blow isn't something to cheer about, like a concussion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one out of every ten athletes in a contact sport will get a concussion each season.

They also estimate that 3.8 million concussions happen each year in the United States with around 70% of them going undiagnosed.

When many people think of concussions, football automatically comes to mind, but women's soccer is the second leading sport for the brain injury.

When the brain moves around inside your head and hits the walls of your skull, that's when a concussion can happen.

It doesn't always take a big blow to do the trick either. Purdue University researchers found that a series of smaller hits can have the same result.

And most happen without the athlete ever losing consciousness.

Peach Co. High Football Player Selected for All-American Bowl

Peach Co. High Football Player Selected for All-American Bowl

Peach County High School student and athlete, Demarcus Robinson, was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, according to a news release.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl, an all-star league featuring top football players, will announce Robinson's selection in the Peach County High School Auditorium on October 4 at 9 a.m.

The U.S. Army All-American bowl happens in the Texas Alamodome on Saturday, January 5 at noon.

Two Winless Teams Look For First Win Friday

Two Winless Teams Look For First Win Friday

Crawford and Macon County football teams go head to head Friday night.

They'll both attempt to break their losing streak this season.

Last week, Crawford County came close to winning against Strong Rock in the last 10 seconds. Strong Rock won 17-14.

 

Crawford County Work to End Losing Streak

Crawford County Work to End Losing Streak

Crawford County and Coach Greg Street are looking to end the streak of 25 straight losses Friday against Strong Rock Christian Academy.

Peach County High 1982 Reunion Set for October

Peach County High 1982 Reunion Set for October

 The Peach County High School Class of 1982 has their 30th Class Reunion during the weekend of PCHS homecoming. October 19th is the tailgating and game.

Saturday is the banquet at the American Legion on HWY 49 in Fort Valley.

The cost is $40.00 for singles and $75.00 for couples. Make checks payable to PCHS Class of 1982 Reunion, P. O. Box 46, Fort Valley, GA.

Losing Streak Could End Tonight

Losing Streak Could End Tonight

Twiggs County High Cobras go head to head with Crawford County High Eagles tonight at 7 p.m.

Whomever wins this game will bag their first win in two years. Each team has a new head coach this year.  

Twiggs County's new head coach is Jeb Stewart and Crawford County's is Greg Street.

Crawford County last won on October 9, 2009 against Jordan High in Columbus.

Twiggs County High won a game on September 24, 2010 when they beat Hancock Central 26-20.