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Capital Racecars Co-Owner, Chad Smith, enjoys the excitement in and around the dirt track.

Capital Race Cars New Owners Promise Bright Future

Stillman Blaylock, Staff Editor April 25, 2024

Earlier this year, Capital Race Cars announced their new ownership and race fans were certainly keen to learn more. Shane Clanton and Chad Smith revealed their acquisition of Capital Race Cars from former...

UNG Mens Head Basketball Coach Dan Evans cutting the net after winning NCAA Southeast Regional title. Photo by Ben Lilley

Dan Evans Takes UNG Men’s Basketball to New Heights, Playing in Their First Elite Eight

Devin Kupka March 25, 2024

EVANSVILLE, Ind— In his fifth season as head coach of the men’s basketball program, Dan Evans has taken the Nighthawks where they have never been before. A berth into the Elite Eight has the University...

UNG men’s basketball team celebrating with the championship trophy

UNG Men’s Basketball Win First Ever NCAA Southeast Regional Championship

Robert DiClemente, Staff Editor March 21, 2024

This season, the University of North Georgia men’s basketball team has reached new heights. On Tuesday night, the Nighthawks accomplished something that no previous roster has done before. UNG defeated...

Two teens on crutches with ACL problems as a result of playing soccer (Motus Physical Therapy)

High School Sports Are Pushing Student Athletes Too Far

Logan LeSueur, Staff Writer March 19, 2024

According to a study from Leading Tree, one in three high schoolers participate in sports. Students who participate in sports could potentially be at risk of injuring themselves. The most common injuries...

Caesars Sportsbook located in New Orleans, as Louisiana legalized retail sports betting in October 2021 and mobile betting in January 2022

Sports Betting’s Meteoric Rise to the Top

Ozong Agborsangaya, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

A once outlawed act in an overwhelming majority of the states, sports betting is arguably at the forefront of the sports entertainment industry. Stemming from the 2018 judicial decision to overturn the...

Daniel Suarez, driver of the No. 99 Freeway Insurance Chevrolet, crosses the finish line ahead of Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 12 BodyArmor Zero Sugar Ford and Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 8 Cheddars Scratch Kitchen Chevrolet, to win the NASCAR Cup Series Ambetter Health 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Daniel Suárez Wins Three-Wide Finish in Atlanta

Robert Bradley, Writer February 29, 2024

The Ambetter Health 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday concluded with a captivating display of skill and determination as Daniel Suárez of Trackhouse Racing clinched a dramatic...

Braves players celebrate their 2021 World Series Championship. Since that title, Atlanta has fallen three games to one against the Philidelphia Phillies in back-to-back seasons and look to redeem themselves in 2024 (Photo by Ashley Landis/AP Photo via WFTV)

Braves Look to Overcome Obstacles, Reestablish Their Dominance

Jack Thurmond, Writer/Editor February 22, 2024

Following back-to-back disappointing finishes to their season, the Atlanta Braves enter 2024 looking to return to the top of baseball's mountain. With Spring Training only weeks away, the question is...

Athens handmade skatepark

The Unique Skateboarding Scene in Athens

Ashton Greene, Staff Writer February 22, 2024

Skateboarding has a unique scene in Athens compared to other athletics in the city. With the "Classic City" mainly focusing on collegiate sports, due to Athens being the home of the University of Georgia....

Clint Capela (L), Dejounte Murray (C) and DeAndre Hunter (R) were expected trade candidates prior to the deadline

Hawks Stand Pat at the Trade Deadline

Ozong Agborsangaya, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

After another disappointing start to the season, the Atlanta Hawks were heavily rumored to be the most active team at the NBA’s annual trade deadline. However, the team came out of it making no moves...

Coach Tom Cantrell at Bob Stein Stadium during UNG Baseball’s series against Mars Hill.

UNG Baseball Head Coach Tom Cantrell Wins 1,000th Career Game

Robert DiClemente, Staff Editor February 15, 2024

Tom Cantrell, head coach of the University of North Georgia baseball team picked up his 1,oooth career win on Feb. 2 in a Nighthawk win on opening day.  Last season, the Nighthawks finished with an...

Braves superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. looks to lead Atlanta to their second World Series win in the past four years.

Bold Confidence or Brave Hope

Alex Adams, Staff Editor February 8, 2024

Disheartening.  Tragic.  Demoralizing.  The Braves over the past couple of years have been just that. Labeled as a team favored to win the World Series, the Braves have instead dropped two straight...

Los Angeles Gears Up for the 2024 NASCAR Busch Clash

Los Angeles Gears Up for the 2024 NASCAR Busch Clash

Robert Bradley, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

In a thrilling display of speed and strategy, the 2024 NASCAR Busch Clash is poised to take center stage at the iconic Los Angeles Coliseum for its third consecutive year. With the echoes of last year's...

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