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Trent Thompson named U.S. Army Defensive Player of Year

Westover standout earns honor during Friday night’s award ceremonies

Trent Thompson, who has verbally committed to Georgia, finished with 84 tackles this season, including 36 for loss.

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Trent Thompson enjoying all-star experience

Westover standout will play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday

Trent Thompson will play in his final high school event when he plays in the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2014 — No. 1: Buster Posey, Ricardo Lockette win world titles

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2014. Today marks the No. 1 story we’ve picked as having a significant impact this year.

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SPORTS BRIEFS: Dougherty boys win McDonald’s Classic

Trojans playing strong after slow start

ADDS: Westwood girls improve to 10-0; Julian Mann hits hole-in-one at Doublegate; Ndamukong Suh has one-game ban overturned

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Counting down Southwest Georgia's Top 10 sports stories of 2014; No. 4: Area high schools win state team titles

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2014. Today marks the seventh of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia's Top 10 sports stories of 2014; No. 3: Area high schools finish as state runner-up

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2014. Today marks the sixth of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition.

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JOHN REYNOLDS COACH OF THE YEAR: Lee County's Dean Fabrizio

Coach guided Trojans to playoffs in rugged Region 1-AAAAAA

Under Dean Fabrizio’s leadership, the Trojans went 8-3 in their first year at the Class AAAAAA level, making the state playoffs and advancing to the second round before falling at eventual state runner-up Archer.

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FALL SPORTS AWARDS: Lee County's Garet Morrell, Dean Fabrizio and Deerfield-Windsor's Austin Cain honored by The Herald

Lee County's Ashley Nichols is Softball Player of the Year

The Albany Herald honors its players of the year in football and softball.

ALBANY HERALD ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM: Albany Herald's 2014 All-Area Football Team

The Albany Herald presents its 2014 All-Area Football Team

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JOHN REYNOLDS PLAYER OF YEAR: Lee County quarterback Garet Morrell fills big shoes

Junior replaced Stephen Collier and took Trojans to the playoffs

Garet Morrell’s efforts have landed him the John Reynolds Player of the Year award.

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Albany Herald People's Choice Player of Year: Deerfield-Windsor's Austin Cain has strong season

Linebacker helps Knights to GISA state semifinals

Senior said he was disappointed Deerfield-Windsor did not play for a state football championship

ALBANY HERALD ALL-AREA SOFTBALL TEAM: Albany Herald's 2014 All-Area Softball Team

The Albany Herald presents its 2014 All-Area SoftballTeam

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Lee County's Ashley Nichols named Albany Herald Softball Player of the Year

Versatile standout played several positions

Throughout the 2014 season, Ashley Nichols produced in the clutch for the Lady Trojans.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia's Top 10 sports stories of 2014; No. 6: Lee County football enjoys strong season

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2014. Today marks the fifth of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition.

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Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2014 — No. 7: Westover boys lose heart-breaker in basketball semifinals

The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2014. Today marks the fourth of 10 we’ve picked as having a significant impact as we count down to No. 1, which will appear in the Jan. 1 edition.