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Ken Gustafson, Author at Americus Times-Recorder

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/11/2021

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office Media Arrest Summary 4/8 to 4/11/2021 Bryant, Roosevelt (Bonded Out), 57, 4/9/2021 9:16 p.m., Motorcycle equipment not used properly/Driving while license ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:30 am

Sports

First inning explosion leads Wildcats to blowout win over Westfield

From Staff Reports   ELLAVILLE – The Schley County High School Baseball Team (SCHS) exploded for seven runs on four hits in the bottom of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:24 am

Sports

ASHS Lady Panthers flip the script against Pike County

ZEBULON, GA – Back on Tuesday, March 30, the Americus-Sumter girls’ tennis team (ASHS) made the trip up to Zebulon, GA for a Region 2-AAA ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 12:42 am

Sports

Jets fall short in NJCAA Region 17 semifinals

By Su Ann Bird   WAYCROSS, GA – The South Georgia Technical College Jets and first year interim head coach Chris Ballauer were just six ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 12, 2021 11:26 pm

Sports

Americus-Sumter boys’ soccer falls to Bainbridge in final regular season home match

AMERICUS – After a 2-0 loss to Region 2-AAA opponent Peach County on Friday, April 9, the Americus-Sumter Varsity Boys’ Soccer Team (ASHS) came into ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:24 pm

Sports

Lady Jets roll Spartanburg Methodist to earn fifth straight national tournament berth

From Staff Reports     AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) women’s basketball team has done it again for the fifth straight time ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Monday, April 12, 2021 6:20 pm

Sports

GSW’s Salamatou earns All-Peach Belt honors

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University sophomore forward Chris Salamatou has been named to the Spring 2021 Peach Belt All-Conference Men’s ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:51 pm

Sports

McLain & Hurricanes Finish Fifth at Argonaut Invitational

From Staff Reports   PENSACOLA, FL – GSW junior golfer Chase McLain and No. 13 Georgia Southwestern golf team both picked up fifth place finishes ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 4:22 pm

Sports

GSW Hail Storm to take place May 7 of this year

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, Georgia Southwestern State University’s annual Hail Storm event was not able to ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:49 pm

Sports

GSW’s McLain Earns Second Peach Belt Golfer of the Week Award

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University junior Chase McLain was named the Peach Belt Conference Golfer of the Week by the league office ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 2:22 pm

Sports

NJCAA DI basketball national tournament selection shows to air Sunday

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUIS – The nationally ranked South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets will be hosting Spartanburg Methodist from Spartanburg, SC, on ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:57 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/8 to 4/9/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Summary 4/8/2021 Carter, Victoria Lynn, 22, 4/8/2021 11:29 a.m., Battery Floyd, Martavious Antwon, 27, 4/8/2021 7:38 p.m., Hit and Run: Duty ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Friday, April 9, 2021 1:19 pm

Sports

Cogan resigns as GSW Head Women’s Soccer Coach

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University Director of Athletics Mike Leeder announced today that head women’s soccer coach Chris Cogan has ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:31 pm

Local News

Dawn Ammons named SGTC 2021 GOAL winner

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – What a difference a year can make!  Dawn Ammons, a cosmetology student from Ellaville, has been selected as ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:17 pm

Sports

Loren Smith’s Column on the life of golfer Gary Player

Following the ceremonial tee shots on Thursday morning with Lee Elder, the newcomer to the show, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, the Black Knight of ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:40 pm

Sports

Loren Smith’s column on former UGA and current professional golfer Harris English II

Harris English has been playing the PGA Tour for a decade with favorable results. He has experienced a number of highs and very few lows. ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:04 pm

Sports

SGTC Jets travel to Waycross for NJCAA Region 17 tournament semifinals

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets will travel to Waycross on Friday, April 9 for a 7 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:46 pm

Local News

SGTC President Emeritus Sparky and Allene Reeves honor South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Outstanding Instructor of Year, ‘Chef Ricky’ Ludwig Watzlowick

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College President Emeritus Sparky Reeves and his wife, Allene, presented South Georgia Tech’s 2021 Rick ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:26 pm

Sports

GSW Hurricanes score two in the ninth to defeat USC Aiken

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Baseball Team (GSW) trailed USC Aiken early by the score of 4-1. However, the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:41 pm

Sports

Augusta University sweeps GSW in midweek doubleheader

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) softball team dropped two Peach Belt Conference games to Augusta University (AU) during a ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:52 pm

Sports

Twelve South Georgia Technical College players named to GCAA All-Academic Team

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Twelve members of the South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets and Lady Jets 2020 – 2021 basketball teams ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:50 pm

Sports

Kamya Hollingshed overcomes adversity to return to court for SGTC Lady Jets

AMERICUS – The struggle was real after undergoing surgery for two torn ACL’s in two years and at times Kamya Hollingshed doubted if it she ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:13 pm

Local News

Area Beat Report 4/7 to 4/8/2021

Americus PD Media Arrest Report 4/7 to 4/8/2021 McClaney, Markel JC, 20, 4/7/2021 9:43 a.m., Criminal Trespass Americus PD Media Incident Summary 4/7 to 4/8/2021 ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:40 am

Sports

Americus-Sumter tennis teams split with Shaw to end regular season

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Having won both their matches at Marion County on Monday, April 5, the Americus-Sumter boys and girls’ varsity tennis ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:55 pm

Local News

Chef Ricky Watzlowick named SGTC 2021 Instructor of Year

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Ludwig “Chef Ricky” Watzlowick has been named the 2021 Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year for South Georgia ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:58 pm

Sports

SGTC’s Jalen Reynolds named GCAA Division I Men’s basketball Player of Year for 2021

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Jalen Reynolds, a 6’ 7” sophomore forward from Darien, Georgia, was selected as the ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:46 pm

Sports

Jets defeat Southern Crescent, advance to NJCAA Region 17 semi-finals

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) Jets came from behind with the help of Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:16 pm

Local News

Three SGTC students qualify for SkillsUSA National competitions

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – Five students from South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) competed in the virtual state-level SkillsUSA competitions recently and three ... Read more

by Ken Gustafson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 9:02 pm

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