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Vote in the Jones Zone: Warner Robins or Peach County?

Vote in the Jones Zone: Warner Robins or Peach County?

Ben and Lorra will pick the winners of three football games this week, and at the end of the season, we'll see who has an eye for winners. Will it be Ben or Lorra who picks the most winners this year?

Cast your vote for this week's selection of games: Peach County Trojans or Warner Robins Demons?

The Jones Zone airs Wednesdays on Eyewitness News at 11.

Fort Valley State Football Game Schedule Change

Fort Valley State Football Game Schedule Change

 

The Fort Valley State University vs. Benedict College Football Game originally scheduled for Saturday, September 24, 2011 has been changed to Thursday, September 22, 2011.  Kick-off for the Thursday night game is 8 p.m. at Charles W. Johnson Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina

The game has been rescheduled to accommodate a televised broadcast by CSS, the regional cable provider which covers 13 Southeastern states.  The game will be available for viewing by over 6 million homes who subscribe to Comcast Cable.

For more information about the game change, please contact the FVSU Office of Sports Information at 478-825-6437.

Four FVSU Players Sign with NFL

Four FVSU Players Sign with NFL

 

Just one day after the National Football League (NFL) lockout ended, the flood gates of free agent signing opened and for Fort Valley State University (FVSU), the wave of free agent signees crested with an all-time high for the Wildcats.  With the signing of Ricardo Lockette, Dionte Dinkins, Darnell Burks, and Narada Williams, it was the first time in the school’s history that four players were signed as free agents in the same year.

FVSU Coach Takes Coaching to the Next Level

FVSU Coach Takes Coaching to the Next Level

 

Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Ellakisha O’Kelley took her coaching knowledge to another level when she completed the USA Track & Field (USATF) Coaching Education Level 2 Program on July 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Held on the campus of Georgia Institute of Technology, the five-day course provided coaches with a more advanced, in-depth knowledge in one event group of their choosing. O’Kelley received her Level 2 Certification in the sprints, hurdles, and relays grouping.

Course instruction was divided into two segments: sports science concepts and training principles. According to O’Kelley, “Both segments were extremely informative.  The sports science instruction enhanced my understanding of sports psychology, pedagogy and sports medicine and the training principles session clarified my approach to student-athlete training in my chosen areas.” 

FVSU Basketball to Host Free Camp

 

On Saturday, July 16, 2011 the Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Basketball Program will host a free basketball camp for children ages 9 – 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Health & Physical Education Complex on the FVSU campus. 

That's according to a FVSU news release.

The camp will feature instruction from legendary FVSU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Lonnie Bartley and high school coaches from the surrounding area.  Both women and men players from the FVSU Basketball Program will assist in the teaching of basketball fundamentals such as dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive and defensive positioning, and basketball strategies.

Middle GA Fencers Finish Season in Good Form

Middle GA Fencers Finish Season in Good Form

Fencers from the Middle Georgia area wrapped up the season with a flurry of tournaments during the last 2 weekends in June.

The Middle Georgia Schools Fencing Association completed its inaugural season with its championship held in Warner Robins Georgia.  High school and middle school students from the Middle Georgia area competed in the mixed individual foil competition.  The competition was limited to foil as it was the only event class authorized for the MGSFA’s inaugural season.  According to MGSFA Executive Director, James Taylor “I am hoping more schools in the area will see the advantages of fencing for their students academically and physically. As the association membership grows to include other schools in the Middle Georgia, we will add epee and sabre events, accordingly, as interest grows.  Each school can select which event classes they want their students to be involved in.  Hopefully that will be all three.”

Crawford Co. Girls Win Second Place

Crawford Co. Girls Win Second Place

At the Dixie Belles State Tournament in Dalton

These girls won second place.