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Tillman deserves spot in Pro Football Hall of Fame

There's been a debate lately over whether Pat Tillman belongs in the NFL Hall of Fame.

July 13, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Matthews gets first minor league start

Former Richmond Hill High School left hander Kevin Matthews got his first minor league start July 9. The June 6 first-round pick of the Texas Rangers, now with the Arizona League Rangers, pitched a scoreless inning against the Arizona League Diamondbacks. He walked one and struck out one.

July 12, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


Crazy drivers, college football and a wolfman

Random questions, sports-related and not.

July 09, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Lady Redskins set to host 2011 Summer Slam

Bryan County High School's softball team will get some early work next week when they play host to a number of area teams in the 2011 Summer Slam at Hendrix Park.

July 05, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


Matthews makes minor league debut

Former Richmond Hill High School pitcher Kevin Matthews saw his first action in a minor league uniform Sunday.

July 05, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


A Tuesday riff

A Tuesday riff

July 05, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Sad story

I can still remember watching as Houston led North Carolina State with seconds left, can still vividly recall the long airballt from Dereck Whittenbug, then Lorenzo Charles catching the ball aat the basket and dunking it at the buzzer -- then Jim Valvano running around looking for somebody to hug.

June 28, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


No rhyme, no reason. Just stuff about sports

By Jeff Whitten

June 22, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Matthews introduced as Rangers top draft pick

This video is from MLB.com. It shows the Rangers introducing draft picks Kevin Matthews, Zach Cone and Jonathan Bryant on Saturday in Atlanta. I apologize for the delay in getting it up, but I didn't know it existed until today. That's Tuesday.

June 21, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Kevin Matthews 360-dunk

You've probably read about it by now -- but if not, word got out that Richmond Hill's Kevin Matthews, recently drafted No. 1 by the Texas Rangers, is not only a pretty good baseball player, he also can play some hoops and can do a 360-degree dunk.

June 14, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Challenger Soccer Camp at Hendrix Park

Bryan County children attend the third annual Challenger Sports Soccer Camp at Hendrix Park. Coaches Ashley Whiteley and Danny Smith of England are two of more than 1,800 soccer coaches who come to the United States every summer for eight weeks and work on developing young American soccer athletes. This year Hendrix park is hosting 17 campers ages 4 to 14 in two groups. For more details visit www.hendrixpark.org.

June 14, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Rock Hounds win 8-year-old division

The Richmond Hill Rock Hounds won the 2011 8-year-old title by defeating Team Storm 11-10 on June 6.

June 14, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


Oh, poor Lebron

Never thought I'd say it, but I'm starting to feel sorry for Lebron James.

June 11, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Yes, I was surprised

Not to name drop, but a couple of hours ago I got off the phone with Kevin Matthews, the former Richmond Hill High School ace turned Texas Rangers No. 1 draft pick.

June 07, 2011 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Sports blog


Teams compete in softball tourney

The Richmond Hill Recreation Association held an end-of-season softball tournament at Henderson Park over the Memorial Day weekend.

June 04, 2011 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local sports


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Articles By Author - Jeff Whitten


Area Vietnam vets wanted for anniversary

Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler is an Army veteran, but was sent to Germany instead of serving in Vietnam.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Military


Bryan schools do well in AP classes

It appears Bryan County Schools stacks up pretty well in terms of advanced-placement courses available to its high-school students.

October 24, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Students get fire-safety presentations

The curriculum for about half an hour last Thursday at Richmond Hill Primary School covered the basics of fire safety, including how to crawl under smoke and stop, drop and roll.

October 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Chess a treasure at Carver

Chess is helping Richmond Hill kids learn everything from math to map reading.

October 11, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Education


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


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