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Albany State baseball stunned in tourney opener

Rams fall to Kentucky State, 7-5

The Rams, who entered Wednesday’s SIAC tournament opener as the No. 1 seed after an undefeated conference season, were stunned by No. 4 Kentucky State, 7-5. (ADDS: Albany State’s Kenyan Conner named Coach of the Year, six Rams honored by conference)

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Deerfield girls win region tennis title

Lady Knights will play for state title next week

The Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team won its third straight region championship, while the Knights finished third in Tuesday’s GISA Region 3-AAA tournament.

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Series lead up for grabs between Hawks, Pacers

The Hawks were dominated by the Pacers in the second half on Tuesday and will need to win tonight in Atlanta to avoid falling behind in the series for the first time.

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Lopez Hospice Golf Classic kicks off today

Annual golf event hosted by LPGA Hall of Famer Nancy Lopez benefits Albany Community Hospice

Tournament proceeds benefit medical, emotional and spiritual programs and services offered through Albany Community Hospice and the Willson Hospice House for patients needing palliative or end-of-life care and their families, officials say.

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Darton wins 13th straight of season

Cavaliers sweep past Andrew College

Darton edged the Tigers by the narrowest of margins, 1-0, in Game 1. Then the Cavaliers let their bats do the talking in Game 2, winning 9-3.

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BOB KORNEGAY: A treatise on crickets

OUTDOORS: Cricket tube sighting strips mythology from trout fishing

I never fish for trout without crickets, at least in a back-up role. I’ll put a live bug on a hand-tied dry fly in a heartbeat. Heck, when I’m really fish hungry I’ll shun flies altogether and fish crickets “nekkid.” I have no shame.

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HOW THEY'RE BITIN': Southwest Georgia fishing - Weekend April 12, 2014

FISHING REPORT: Heavy rain and murky water cloud the forecast

Weekly fihsing reports for Southwest Georgia lakes and the Flint River.

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Watson seizes control in second round of Masters

Bubba Watson had a great day at Augusta National, but other past champions, including Phil Mickelson, didn’t fare as well on Friday

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Former Southwest Georgia prep stars leading Albany State baseball

ASU has players from Westover, Worth County, Randolph Southern, Terrell Academy and Crisp County

Albany State baseball coach Kenyan Conner made it a point to search out local talent, and it’s paid off for the Rams, who are being led by a group of former Southwest Georgia high school stars.

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Kenseth, Johnson still looking for first win of season

Through the first seven races, seven different winners have celebrated in Victory Lane, however, none of them are named Jimmie Johnson or Matt Kenseth, who will be looking to take home a checkered flag tonight at Darlington Raceway.

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Kaepernick calls reports ‘completely wrong’

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks wide reciever Ricardo Lockette, an Albany native, respond to reports about Miami police investigating the NFL players.

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LORAN SMITH: Golf writer Jenkins a special storyteller

Dan Jenkins, the celebrated writer with a word processor every bit as gifted as Bobby Jones once described O. B. Keeler’s typewriter, would scoff at the notion of iconic status, but the recurring interview requests this week refute any and all of his disclaimers.

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Glover’s big game leads Deerfield past Southland

Knights beat Southland, 11-1, in five innings

Deerfield’s Justin Glover hits two homers in the third inning and is sharp on the mound to lead the Knights past Southland on Friday.

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Monroe girls, Westover boys take Westover Relays

Monroe girls win easily, Westover boys surge late

The Lady Tornadoes were in firm control Friday night at the Westover Relays, running away with an easy victory, while the Westover boys pulled away late.

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Young's four runs spark Mets past Braves

Mets left fielder Eric Young, who entered Thursday's game against Atlanta hitting just .154, had three hits, including a triple, stole three bases and scored four times as the Mets defeated the Braves 6-4 to take the three-game series at Turner Field.

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Albany's Lockette being investigated by Miami police

Ricardo Lockette, Colin Kaepernick and Quinton Patton are being investigated

Albany native and former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette is one of three NFL players being investigated by Miami police for an incident that happened earlier this month. (ADDS: Full incident report .pdf)

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Haas leads balanced Masters leaderboard after opening-round 68

Bill Haas’ 68 tops the leaderboard after the opening round of the 2014 Masters

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O'Neal leading Patriots into Westover Relays

O’Neal is one of Southwest Georgia’s top shot putters

Westover’s Chris O’Neal has consistently improved during his short career, and his success will make his Patriots one of the favorites on the boys side tonight as the Westover Relays begin at 4 p.m. at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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LORAN SMITH: Palmer, Nicklaus and Player always have a home at Augusta National

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player usher in the 2014 Masters

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player started the 2014 Masters on Thursday with their annual morning drives from the No. 1 tee, and Herald guest columnist Loran Smith was there to soak in the atmosphere at Augusta National.

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