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Opening Day: 50 teams take the field (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

Opening Day: 50 teams take the field

The Butts County Department of Leisure Services’ Opening Day parade and first-pitch ceremony April 12 kicked off a day of competition among youth teams ages 4 to 14.

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Henderson Middle School seventh-grade volleyball team

The team is coached by Lauren Wilson and Natalie Johnson.

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Henderson Middle School eighth-grade volleyball team

The team is coached by Lauren Wilson and Natalie Johnson.

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Atlanta awarded new MLS soccer franchise

Falcons owner Arthur Blank’s top-level soccer club to start league play in Atlanta 2017.

Autopsy reveals cause of death of Ultimate Warrior

The 54-year-old wrestler, James Hellwig, collapsed on April 8 outside a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps ends retirement ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement.

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.

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MASTERS: Langer, golden oldies have good Masters showings

The performances of the golden oldies at this week’s Masters have proved the 50-plus brigade can mix it with the young powerhouses of world golf, Bernhard Langer said after finishing in the top 10.

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American flag catches fire during Atlanta Braves' opening day ceremony

Fireworks honoring the legendary Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron on Tuesday night brought sparks way too close to the American Flag at Turner Field.

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Soccer: Jackson teams fall to Pike County

The Pike team wasn’t able to get on the board for the first time until nearly halfway through the second half.

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Red Devils rout Peach County (WITH PHOTO GALLERY)

Jackson goes 2 and 1 last week

Brandon Hardy also logged two homers in two days, one in Macon and one Thursday in the Red Devils’ 13-2 besting of Peach County High.

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Buck Riddle embraces link to successful Atlanta Crackers, Ponce de Leon Park

Buck Riddle, who still calls Atlanta home, readily shares his stories of playing for the Atlanta Crackers’ Southern Association championship teams

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Tumblers bring home first-place trophies

Members of the Butts County Parks and Recreation Department REC Force Tumble Team recently competed in the Flippin into Spring USTA Invitational hosted by Tumblemania Gym in High Springs, Fla.

Soccer teams face Pike Friday

This week’s previously scheduled game against Stockbridge High has been rescheduled to April 21, which lines Jackson’s next game up to be against region opponent Pike County on Friday.

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