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Summer Golf Clinics for Children, Adults

Children and adults alike will both have a chance to make par for the course during a golf clinic this summer.

The City of Macon and local golfers have partnered with the Professional Golfers' Association of America to bring in PGA Master Professionals Ray Cutright, Keith Brady, BJ McCranie as well as PGA Associate Ryan Ethridge as clinicians.

You can register for the clinic at Bowden Golf Course by calling 478-742-1610.

Children's Clinic Details:
July 22-26, $75 per child
Ages 6-9: 9-10:30 a.m.
Ages 10-13: 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Adult Clinic Details:
July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 9, 16 at 5:30 p.m. each night
$150 per adult

Athletes May Band Together to Help Kids

A basketball camp turned into a brain-storming session.

Sharone Wright is in town and is running a camp at Southwest High School this week.

Earlier this week Macon Mayor Robert Reichert proclaimed a Sharone Wright day.

Thursday County Commissioner Sam Hart met with Wright about ways to help kids down the road.

Wright who played professionally with the 76ers and in Europe has had this summer camp for sixteen years.

The motto is: If you don't get your work done you can't play.

Commissioner Hart approached Wright about expanding the camp to different parts of the city.

Plus there is a longer range goal of getting former players involved with kids.

Seven District Student Athletes Receive Al Lucas Memorial Scholarships

Seven District Student Athletes Receive Al Lucas Memorial Scholarships

Seven District student athletes each received a $1,000 Al Lucas Memorial Scholarship on Wednesday, April 24, at a ceremony at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

The winners are Kyri Orr, Central High School; Morris E. Reese; Howard High School; Allen Moss and Kianna McElroy, Northeast High School; C.J. Kleckley Jr., Rutland High School; Jaimeson Taylor, Southwest High School; and Brian Whitaker, Westside High School.

Henley Finishes 15 Strokes Behind Masters Lead

Russell Henley's second round in the Masters got off to a rough start, with three bogies and a double bogey in the first six holes.

It didn't get any easier for the Macon native and UGA grad.

After 18 holes, he is 9 strokes over par and 15 strokes off the lead. He's unlikely to make the cut.

Henley overcame a shaky start Thursday to finish his first round at the Masters at par 72. Today is the 24th birthday for the Stratford Academy and UGA graduate.

His second-round scorecard:

1st: 4, par

2nd: 6, bogey

3rd: 4, par

4th: 4, bogey

5th: 6, double bogey

6th: 4, bogey

7th: 4, par

8th: 5, par

9th: 5, bogey

10th: 3, birdie

11th: 5, bogey

12th: 3, par

13th: 6, bogey

Northeast High Wrestling Champion Looks to Future

Northeast High Wrestling Champion Looks to Future

By Daniel Daniels, Bibb County School District Communications Intern

A Northeast High School senior used a “Single Leg Shot” to wrestle his way to a state championship title.

Allen Moss won the 220-pound weight class Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AA State Wrestling Championship last month at the Macon Coliseum. He defeated William Henagen of Lovett High School to take the state crown. He also recently signed a scholarship to play football at the University of the Cumberlands.

Although Allen is gifted athletically and has numerous sports commitments, he does not let that interfere with his schoolwork. He is third in his class while holding a 3.8 GPA. Allen lives with his uncle, Marvin Booze, and Allen attributes his success in school to his uncle.

“That’s pretty much I guess the driving force that allows me to do so well in school,” he said. 

Northeast Field House Naming Ceremony Set for Thursday

Northeast Field House Naming Ceremony Set for Thursday

The Northeast Field House will be named for the late football player, Albert 'Al' James Lucas in a ceremony Thursday.

That comes after the Board of Education voted in January to grant the request for the dedication, according to a release.

Lucas, a Northeast High graduate and football player, played professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers.

The ceremony takes place at the school Thursday, March 21 at 3 p.m.

Lucas was the son of State Sen. David Lucas and Macon City Councilwoman Elaine Lucas.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

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