Is it possible to stay cool by remaining red hot?
If it is the Tiftarea Tidal Wave swim team, the answer is yes. The Tidal Wave have been dominant again this year in the pool and have a chance to show it this weekend when they host the Georgia Recreation and Park Association ABC District III swim meet at the Baldwin Drive Aquatic Center.
If you were to try to follow the bouncing ball Wednesday morning at Tift County High, you might have a bit of trouble. There were many bouncing balls and they were everywhere. It was practically a requirement, as 42 boys and girls were running on hardwood, part of a basketball camp hosted by Julie Conner.
Conner and her Lady Devil player assistants worked with campers as young as pre-kindergarten and as old as sixth grade.
Timing gave a handful of young campers at Tiftarea Academy fits at one point Tuesday morning. Dan Henderson would demonstrate a three-point stance, make sure everyone was in the right position and then he would signal for them to come off the bit of chalk that served as their line of scrimmage.
The Irwin County Indians had their best season in several years in 2014. They made it all the way to the Class A semifinals, had numerous athletes ink scholarships and posted their most wins since 1999.
School is probably not the place of choice for teenage boys on a Monday morning in July.
But there they were, hanging out on the front steps of the gymnasium at Eighth Street Middle. Plenty more were in the hallway behind the gym and they all seemed happy.
They all had a single reason for wanting to be on school grounds during the midst of summer: football.
There were plenty of singles at the courts at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College for Mike Brumby's tennis camp. It was not a good day for playing them, though.
The annual running of Atlanta's Peachtree Road Race had a slice of home Friday.
The city of Tifton sent a large contingent of runners to the 6.2-mile race and the unofficial results posted by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show runners from Cook, Berrien and Worth also participating.
With dead week coming to a close, Ed Pilcher and the Berrien Rebels will soon be back on the field, working towards the upcoming football season in what is an anniversary year for the school. Berrien opened its doors in 1954 after consolidating the community high schools.