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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: First-year coach Dondrial Pinkins brings up-tempo offense to Pelham | PHOTOS

Hornets are excited about fast-paced attack

It may take some time for the Hornet fans to warm up to the high-prolific offense, especially after former coach Frankie Carroll favored the more-conservative Wing-T rushing attack.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Baconton Charter seeks to carry positive momentum from last season

Blazers open season on Aug. 21 against Central-Talbotton

Johnny Hayes and his coaching staff make sure the Blazers focus on techniques, taking care of the ball and things that won’t cause the team to beat themselves.

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Calhoun County's Detrich Wadley ready for the challenge

Former defensive coordinator takes over as head coach

Former football coach John Williams said it was Detrich Wadley’s defensive adjustments that helped make last year a success.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEWS: Westwood moves past disappointing finish in 2014 | PHOTOS

Wildcats anxious to rebound

While 3-7 wasn’t the season the Wildcats are accustomed to after dominating Class AA for many years, last season provided an excellent learning experience, something the team hopes to build from this fall.

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Worth County basketball standout Anfernee McLemore commits to play at Auburn

Standout player averaged double figures in points and rebounds for Rams

Auburn is getting perhaps a better student as McLemore scored a 1670 on his SAT and sports a 4.0 grade-point average in advanced classes.

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Baconton Charter believes persistence will pay off | PHOTO GALLERY

Blazers seek success on football field

Baconton Charter Coach Johnny Hayes, his staff and the players believe that persistence, over time, will pay off.

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Hugh Mills Stadium makeover becoming a reality | PHOTO GALLERY

Work began this week on converting infield to artificial surface

Dougherty County Athletic Director Johnny Seabrooks said the target date for completion is Aug. 17, four days before Westover is scheduled to host Lee County in the first varsity game of the football season on Aug. 21.

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Deerfield-Windsor School wins Drake Award

Program wins five state titles to garner top honors

DWS finished with 94 points, topping runners-up Augusta Prep who finished second with 66 points.

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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.