Laney track standout Kionna Walker named girls runner of the year

...at 25.55 seconds, improving three spots from last year. She also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash.Coach Otis Smart said Walker was first to the track each training day, and she would constantly ask questions to get better."I appreciate...

Laney's Destiny Brewton signs scholarship to play for Arkansas-Pine Bluff

...her grow as a player."To see her go off makes you feel like you could get there, too," Brewton said.Laney coach Otis Smart will miss Brewton's talent and leadership."I haven't coached a girl like Destiny in a long time," Smart said...

Laney's Kionna Walker signs with South Carolina State

...motivating me. They're telling me to stay calm ? not worry what's around me, to just look straight ahead."Otis Smart was one of Walker's coaches. Smart applauded Walker's work ethic and her drive in the classroom."It tells you...

Brewton continued winning tradition as Laney

...consistent performer."I hadn't had a guard like that in a long time. She's a great leader," Lady Wildcats coach Otis Smart said. "When you tell her to do something, you can depend on her."Before she transferred to Laney, Brewton played...

Lady Wildcats fall in semis to Wesleyan - again

...County, 74-47, on Satur day."I felt like we should've won this game," said a disappointed Laney head coach Otis Smart. "I think we played well enough to win."Even though Laney (29-2)lost to Wesleyan (27-3) in the semifinals...

Aubrey McRae lifts Glenn Hills boys basketball team past Laney

...first half.By then it was 32-3. and Laney went to its bench."We're starting to find ourselves," Laney coach Otis Smart said. "We're going to have kids who will step up by mid-January."

Thursday's high school results

Girls BasketballAll-Region 3-AAGirlsPlayer of the year: Destiny Brewton, LaneyCoach of the year: Otis Smart, LaneyFirst TeamJahmia Bradley, Westside; La'Shayla Pittman, Dublin; Wynetta Wright, Laney; Aliyah Collier, Laney; Tyesha...

Laney basketball teams look for revenge in state semifinals

...whiz who piles up steals and blocks."The young ladies have done a fantastic job this year," Lady Wildcats coach Otis Smart said. "I'm happy they're playing well. It takes a lot to make it back to this point."

Laney girls get another easy state playoff win

...AA state quarterfinals for a contest between two teams with a combined one loss."They played well," Laney coach Otis Smart said. "The only thing we have to work on is getting back in transition."

Laney cruises past Thomasville in first round of state playoffs

...the team with 20 points. "We have to take it step by step. We knocked off one, we have four more to go."Coach Otis Smart said he's pleased with how his team looks following a region title and first-round playoff win."The kids are playing...