Trent Thompson leaning toward Bulldogs
Thursday’s visit from Georgia coach Mark Richt was just another reminder of how coveted five-star junior defensive tackle Trent Thompson is becoming among the top schools in the country.
Dougherty's Amber Ward breaks a tie game with 11 seconds left with a 3-pointer to give the Lady Trojans a Region 1-AAAA win against Crisp County. (ADDS: Westover-Americus-Sumter girls; Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Lee County girls; Sherwood boys, girls; Crisp Academy girls)
The Knights jump ahead early on Glenwood (Ala.) Academy and win their season opener, 78-58. (ADDS: Deerfield-Windsor girls lose in home opener)
The Lady Tornadoes allow just five points in the second half and easily move to 5-0 with a 76-23 win against Region 1-AAAA rival Albany High. (UPDATED: Albany boys beat Monroe, 39-38)
Several Southwest Georgia schools are impacted
Not a single region in Southwest Georgia remained untouched by the new region alignments announced Tuesday by the GHSA, which threw Lee County into arguably the toughest football region in the state, packed 11 teams into Region 1-AAAA and moved Seminole County into Region 1-AA.
Key Key Price leads Monroe with 21 points
The Monroe girls basketball team’s high-tempo offense proved to be a success again as the Lady Tornadoes defeated Lee County, 67-52, Saturday night at the second and final day of the DOCO Thanksgiving Shootout at Westover High School. (ADDS: Dougherty-Albany; TCC-Albany)
Ra’Keta Shelton leads Dougherty with 15 points
Trailing Dougherty by double digits for much of the game, Terrell County came alive during crunch time and appeared to be line for an early-season comeback until the Lady Trojans closed it out for the win. (ADDS: Albany High-Early; Monroe-Bainbridge)
No. 1 seed Seminole County loses first game, 42-0
The Seminole County Indians’ dream season and undefeated record were both ended Friday night by Charlton County, which routed Seminole County to advance to the Class A semifinals.
Four games on tap on Friday, then four more on Saturday
Nine Southwest Georgia girls basketball teams, including Albany, Dougherty, Monroe and Westover, will play in the event Thanksgiving Shootout at Westover High this weekend.
Achanti Layfield leads Westover with 13 points
The Lee County Lady Trojans played strong defensively but couldn’t overcome a sluggish second quarter Tuesday night, falling 41-28 to home-standing Westover in a non-region game. (ADDS: Westover boys beat Lee County, 86-65)
Lady Patriots win season opener, 60-25
In the season opener for Westover and Albany, the Lady Patriots built a big first half lead, then continued in the second half to down the Lady Indians 60-25 in the Tip-off Classic at Darton College, while the Monroe girls eased to a win against Dougherty.
Alec Williams leads Westover with 12 points
They spit and sputtered early but when they finally got warmed up, the Westover Patriots ran away with a 64-47 victory over Albany High in the Tip-off Classic at Darton State College. (ADDS: Recap from Monroe-Dougherty boys)
The Herald No. 1 Trojans went toe-to-toe with Mundy's Mill in a thrilling Class AAAAA second-round playoff game, but Lee County's game-winning drive ended just short and the Trojans lost, 41-35.
After surging up the Class A public school power rankings at the end of the season with five wins in their last six games, the Mitchell County Eagles saw their season come to an end Friday in the opening round of the playoffs.
Indians hold off Wilkinson County, 21-14
The Herald No. 2 Seminole County Indians, unbeaten in the regular season for the first time in 40 years, picked up their state championship march after two weeks off and survived a scare from Wilkinson County, 21-14, in the first round Friday. (Updated with quotes, details at 2:42 a.m.)
- Auburn coach Malzahn took backroads to Atlanta
- Georgia AD McGarity reflects on football season
- FSU’s Winston not charged with sexual assault
- Albany State loses late lead, falls to Carver
- Auburn’s defense ready for Missouri’s challenge
- Auburn focused on SEC title game while BCS debate rages on
- Richt: Continuity is a good thing for Georgia
- Music City, Belk look like possible bowl fits for Georgia Tech
- Georgia Southwestern off to program's best start in Division II era
- After slow start, Seminoles finish off Gators