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Poole had served as Dougherty AD for 11 years
Dougherty High principal Robert McIntosh tells The Herald that Donald Poole was removed as athletic director late last week after “legitimate issues” involving the Dougherty athletic department.
In an early-season Fab 5 matchup, Worth County gets the best of Albany High behind Anfrenee McLemore’s 22 points. (ADDS: Worth County girls 49, Albany High 41)
On a night full of upsets around Southwest Georgia, Crisp County’s stood above them all with a 68-66 win against Herald No. 1 Westover late Tuesday.
The Herald No. 3 Westover Lady Patriots suffered their first loss of the season, while the Seminole County boys won Fab 5 showdown with Region 1-A rival Randolph-Clay. (ADDS: Deerfield-Windsor boys, girls; Westwood girls; Byne Christian girls; Terrell Academy boys, girls; Bainbridge boys; Randolph-Clay girls; Seminole girls)
Atlanta’s Asante Samuel was replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Robert Alford on Sunday at Green Bay and didn’t play a snap for the first time this season when healthy.
While Braves fans anxiously await news from the Winter Meetings and many hope general manager Frank Wren will trade for a top-of-the-rotation starter or a slugger, he indicated Monday if a move were made, it would likely be something more modest.
The BCS committee announced Sunday night that the No. 1 Seminoles (13-0) -- the last remaining unbeaten program in the FBS -- will face No. 2 Auburn (12-1) in the final BCS National Championship game on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., before college football moves to a four-team playoff in 2014.
Florida State shakes off a sluggish start to win the ACC championship and clinch a berth in the BCS national championship game.
Tre Mason rushed for an SEC Championship-record 303 yards and four touchdowns as Auburn completed its turnaround from going winless in conference play a year ago to winning the Southeastern Conference title.
Rams beat AUM and lost to Saint Leo
After a dissapointing loss Wednesday to Carver College, the Albany State men’s basketball team bounced back Friday with a win against Auburn University at Montgomery but slipped up again Saturday in a loss to Saint Leo University.
The Falcons are not in the playoff picture but are looking for their first back-to-back victories in a season gone wrong.
Westwood Lady Wildcats upset Crisp Academy in Cordele
Westwood, the defending GISA Class AA state champs, hadn’t beaten powerhouse Crisp Academy in coach Jenni Smith’s seven years as head coach, but on Friday Westwood snapped that streak with a 42-39 victory. (ADDS: Results from Seminole boys, Deerfield-Windsor girls, Sherwood boys and girls, Bainbridge boys, Worth County boys and Lee County girls)
Westover's boys, girls hoops teams sweep Terrell County
The Westover boys basketball team rode a big second quarter run to an easy 91-52 victory Saturday night at home against the Terrell County Greenwave.
The Herald previews girls basketball teams from Deerfield-Windsor, Southland, Sherwood Christian, Southwest Georgia Academy, Terrell Academy, Westwood and Crisp Academy.
The Herald previews boys basketball teams from Deerfield-Windsor, Southland, Sherwood Christian, Southwest Georgia Academy, Terrell Academy, Westwood and Crisp Academy.
The Herald previews girls basketball teams from Bainbridge, Lee County, Americus-Sumter, Crisp County, Dougherty, Monroe, Albany High, Terrell County, Westover, Worth County, Early County, Pelham, Baker County, Calhoun County, Miller County, Mitchell County, Randolph-Clay and Seminole County.
The Herald previews boys basketball teams from Bainbridge, Lee County, Americus-Sumter, Crisp County, Dougherty, Monroe, Albany High, Terrell County, Westover, Worth County, Early County, Pelham, Baker County, Calhoun County, Miller County, Mitchell County, Randolph-Clay and Seminole County.
No Dougherty County basketball team has won a state title since Dougherty, Westover in 2001
It’s been more than a decade since a boys team has won a state title, while girls teams haven’t captured a championship since the 1950s.
The Westover girls basketball team stayed undefeated Friday with a thrilling double-overtime victory against Tift County. (ADDS: Randolph-Clay; Worth County vs. Americus-Sumter; Calhoun County vs. Mitchell County; Byne Christian)
While the Dougherty girls got an easy win early Friday against Cairo, the Dougherty boys team came up short in overtime, 56-54.
Crisp County's Javoris Cooks puts an end to a back-and-forth game against Monroe on Friday night with a game-winning shot in overtime. (ADDS: Monroe girls beat Crisp)
- McLemore leads No. 4 Worth past No. 5 Albany
- Crisp stuns Herald No. 1 Westover in OT
- TUESDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Crisp girls beat No. 3 Westover in overtime
- Southwest Georgia coach/administrator Graham Lowe book-signing guest
- Donald Poole removed as AD at Dougherty
- PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westwood girls beat Crisp in battle of state champs
- PREP HOOPS PREVIEW: GISA girls preview capsules
- PREP HOOPS PREVIEW: GISA boys preview capsules
- PREP HOOPS PREVIEW: GHSA girls preview capsules
- PREP HOOPS PREVIEW: GHSA boys preview capsules
- Falcons’ youth movement leaves Samuel on bench
- Braves GM doesn’t expect ‘frontline’ trade
- Packers rally to beat Falcons without Rodgers
- PREVIEW: Falcons prepare for Rodgers-less Packers
- Daring rookie Alford getting turnovers for Falcons
- Hawks begin important homestand
- Falcons preparing for Packers QB Rodgers
- Falcons hope to take battling spirit to Green Bay
- Forced fumbles help Falcons fly by Bills in overtime
- PREVIEW: Falcons looking to snap five-game skid
- FSU’s Wiston heads list of six Heisman finalists
- Georgia Tech to face Ole Miss in bowl
- Bulldogs headed back to Jacksonville for bowl game
- Auburn and Florida State to play in final BCS title game
- Auburn runs past Missouri in SEC title game
- LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men split weekend basketball games
- Westover boys, girls rout Terrell County
- PREVIEW: Surprise SEC title matchup features Auburn, Missouri
- Four Darton soccer players named All-Americans
- Auburn coach Malzahn took backroads to Atlanta