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BOYS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Mitchell County's McKinely West

McKinely West's state titles give him the The Herald's 2015 Johnny Seabrooks Athlete of the Year award for track & field

McKinely West had no idea his best would earn him multiple state championships and the 2015 Johnny Seabrooks Athlete of the Year award for track & field.

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GIRLS TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Deerfield-Windsor's Tarah Young

Tarah Young's state titles in five events give her the The Herald's 2015 Johnny Seabrooks Athlete of the Year award for track & field

Like many athletes that excel in their respective sport, preparing for this season started years ago.

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ALBANY HERALD ALL-AREA TRACK & FIELD TEAM: Albany Herald’s 2015 All-Area Track & Field Team

The Albany Herald presents its 2015 All-Area Track & Field Team

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Local girls team benefit from Darton camp

The Lea Henry/Darton Team Camp hosted 25 teams this week

The teams came in from Florida, Alabama and throughout Georgia to compete in the two-day camp with each team playing three games a day.

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Lee County quarterback Garet Morrell commits to Marshall

Albany Herald Player of Year wants to focus on senior season

Garet Morrell said it wasn’t just the atmosphere and the program’s success in recent years that made him feel at ease, but the University’s commitment to head coach John “Doc” Holliday.

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ALBANY HERALD ALL-AREA BASEBALL TEAM: Albany Herald’s 2015 All-Area Baseball Team

The Albany Herald presents its 2015 All-Area Baseball Team

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RAY KNIGHT BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Worth County’s Denzell Gowdy

Denzell Gowdy earns Southwest Georgia’s highest baseball award

Denzell Gowdy led Worth County with his bat, pitching arm and leadership.

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Sherwood’s Chad Evans named new football coach

Chad Evans will replace Otis Covington

Chad Evans replaces Otis Covington, who is stepping down to return to the Houston County school system.

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Deerfield-Windsor sweeps Valwood for first state baseball title since 2003 | PHOTO GALLERY

Knights take control early and win 9-4

After Steven Williams notched the final strikeout, he pumped his fist, then got tackled by Ryan Toole as a mad celebration erupted on the infield.

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STATE CHAMPIONSHIP NOTEBOOK: Deerfield-Windsor pitchers solid in Game 2 victory

Knights cut down on walks and hit batsmen

The result sent the Knights to their first state baseball title since 2003.

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Octavia Jones named Westover interim athletic director

Head football coach will replace void left by Harley Calhoun

Westover principal William Chunn did not give a date for when he hopes to name a new athletic director.

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Deerfield-Windsor beats Valwood in Game 1

Knights overcome walks and errors to win 17-12

Game 2 of the best-of-three series is at 1 p.m. today, with a decisive Game 3 to follow if needed.

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Lee County football players getting hard looks

Several players are getting Division I offers

According to Lee County coach Dean Fabrizio, there’s so much talent at Lee County that as many as 30 Division 1 college coaches showed up one day to watch a spring practice.

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Deerfield-Windsor hosts Valwood Friday in state championship series

Game 1 begins at 4 p.m.

The Knights, who finished as the state runner-up in 2013, are hoping to win their first baseball title since 2003.

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Harley Calhoun is leaving Westover to be athletic director and assistant principal at Dougherty High

Calhoun says the move allows him to pursue the administrative area of education

After 17 years of teaching and coaching at Westover, including the last five as athletic director, Harley Calhoun is moving to Dougherty to become an assistant principal and the athletic director.

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