News for Friday, November 12, 2010

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Americus-Sumter waxes WACO

Americus-Sumter gets a huge night from Malik Thomas, who throws for 256 yards and three TDs, and an unexpected breakout game from receiver Xavier Willis as the Panthers topple WACO, 28-16, in the first round of the GHSA Class AAA state playoffs Friday in Americus.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL BREAKDOWN: State playoffs

Check out The Herald's weekly breakdown of high school football around Southwest Georgia, including "They Said it" quote of the night, "By The Numbers", the area scoreboard and the state scoreboard.

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SGA blanks Robert Toombs, 21-0, in Class AA opener

The No. 1-seeded Warriors have no trouble in their playoff opener Friday in Damascus as the SGA defense gets its first shutout of the season.

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No. 1 seed Mitchell stunned at home, 17-7

The Eagles can't stop Savannah Christian on Friday in a first-round state playoff battle of two 9-1 teams.

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Got their number: TAE tops T.J. -- again

Once again, Terrell Academy hands its familiar foe Thomas Jefferson a crushing postseason loss, this time Friday in the first round of the GISA Class A playoffs.

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Sherwood pushes Tattnall to brink, falls short, 17-14

The Eagles were big underdogs against the Trojans on Friday in the GISA Class AAA state playoff opener, but SCA almost pulled off a huge upset before falling at the last second.

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Pacquiao fights Margarito for eighth title

Boxing stars Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito face off tonight in Arlington's own Cowboy Stadium.

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FRIDAY NIGHT PREP FOOTBALL STATE PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Lee County's high-powered offense shut down in loss to Griffin; Miller stuns Calvary on road

Recently annointed GHSA all-classes state record holder for passing yards in a game, Justin Walker, has an off night Friday as he fails to throw a TD pass for the first time all season in Lee County's 41-13 loss to Griffin on the road in the opener of the Class AAAA opener. (ADDS: recaps for Seminole County, Randolph Southern, Miller County, Worth County and Terrell County)

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Unbeaten, No. 1 Westwood starts state title march tonight

The No. 1 team in the GISA Class A Coaches Poll all season, the unbeaten 10-0 Westwood Wildcats, look to move one step closer toward a state championship crown tonight in the first round of the playoffs against Curtis Baptist.

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No Ponder? No problem for FSU

If ailing FSU quarterback Christian Ponder can't go tonight against Clemson, stepping right in will be his equally capable backup E.J. Manuel for the game that used to be known as the "Bowden Bowl."

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One down, two to go

The unbeaten, 11-0 Knights are now two wins away from a GISA Class AAA state title after easily winning their first-round state playoff game Friday night at home against Griffin Christian, 38-14.

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Defense to be on display in Georgia Tech-Miami game

Two of the most potent offenses in the ACC in Georgia Tech and Miami will take a back seat tonight to both teams' defenses, thanks to each team missing its starting quarterbacks.

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Georgia, Auburn staying the course

Georgia has done its best all week to tune out the distractions surrounding Auburn star Cam Newton, who has watched his dream season suddenly turn into a nightmare.

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At 5-4, Heat know their bashers are rejoicing

After its second loss to Boston, the uber-talented Miami Heat are now 5-4 in what was supposed to be a championship season, and looking for answers.

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GOLF ROUNDUP: Tiger slips up in Day 2 of Aussie Masters

Tiger Woods falls nine shots back at the Aussie Masters on Friday, while Paula Creamer takes the lead in the LPGA tournament.

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Edwards wins pole at Phoenix

Carl Edwards wins the pole Friday for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Phoenix.

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Eagle Scout candidate to install 16 birdhouses

Sixteen donated birdhouses are being installed at a local health care facility today by an area Boy Scout troop.

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Doublegate seeking to create lots

If approved, a zoning request would allow Doublegate Country Club to build medium-density housing on Old Dawson Road.

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Pet store will open soon on Dawson Road

A new Albany store that specializes in pet products is set to hold a ribbon-cutting some time after Thanksgiving.

Police/Fire/EMS Nov. 13, 2010

Crime, fire and EMS report for Nov. 13, 2010

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Volunteers 'homeless' during sleep out

Dozens turn out to sleep in cardboard boxes and raise money for organizations that help the homeless in the area.

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Chester, Shiver honored by Lee Chamber

While information was not available at press time Thursday, there were two additional standouts recognized Thursday night at the 22nd annual Lee County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet.

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Trio guilty in Camp murder

Three men face life in prison after a Dougherty County jury finds them guilty of the 2007 shooting murder of Jack Camp.

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High court allows gay military ban for now

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays in the military to remain in place while a federal appeals court considers the issue.

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Former Westover, Oklahoma star Savage signs with Albany Panthers

Antwone Savage stepped in for an injured Jonahan Harris last season for the Panthers.

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