Brooke Hempel wins Montenyohl Championship

...don't," Hempel said. "I didn't know for sure, but she already knew."McElreath, a former Glenn Hills girls basketball coach, is proud of her record in the event. Sandwiched between her eight wins she lost in her first appearance and...

Laney coach Otis Smart finally claimed elusive title

...changed in March.This season, the longtime Laney girls basketball coach won his first Georgia High School Association state...is The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Georgia Girls Basketball Coach of the Year, the win was a long time coming...

Westminster's Amber Davis stood out from crowd

...differently because of her intimidating presence."Most officials feel for the little guy," Lady Wildcats girls basketball coach Wilson said. "I don't know that she ever got a cleanly called game. I coached (Monquencio Hardnett) in...

Aiken coach Aubrey Pompey helped team find chemistry, consistency

Aiken girls basketball coach Aubrey Pompey led the Lady Hornets to a rebound season and trip to the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.

Westminster coach Greg Wilson helped team win with consistency

...won 20 games and reached the state quarterfinals. Wilson is The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Independent Girls Basketball Coach of the Year."They're such great time managers because of the academic rigors," he said. "And they're...

Ga. coach charged with biting rival

...in suburban Atlanta is accused of biting another coach's face.An arrest warrant says South Cobb High School girls basketball coach Melonie Joyce Martin was standing about two inches from coach Tyrone Harris when authorities say she bit him in...

Cross Creek's Schlein earned admiration of fellow coaches

As Cross Creek girls basketball coach Kim Schlein walked near the bench, coaching legends Lynn...said Schlein, The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Georgia Girls Basketball Coach of the Year."It love it, to see them here. It encourages...

Ridge Spring-Monetta's Gail Moody-Johnson named South Carolina girls coach of the year

...reaching their highest point in the playoffs in years, Moody-Johnson is The Augusta Chronicle's South Carolina Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.Ridge Spring-Monetta has a rich history of deep playoff runs in the girls basketball program...

Thomas Jefferson's Peck is independent girls coach of the year

When Thomas Jefferson girls basketball coach Bob Peck went to his bench, he didn't take a...The Augusta Chronicle's All-Area Independent Girls Basketball Coach of the Year."We had a 12-person roster, and...

Notable people with ties to the Augusta area died in 2013

...going on in the city that he loved," Mayor Deke Copenhaver said.PAT RIVERSAUG. 17Rivers, 60, was the first girls basketball coach to bring a state title to Augusta, leading the Academy of Richmond County to the championship in 1997. She retired...