March 9, 2012
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TUESDAY'S COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: DWS tennis falls short at state tourney; Darton loses crucial series opener vs. GPC
The DWS tennis teams reach the semifinals of the state tournament, but fall short of their ultimate goal Tuesday. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield golf; and Randolph Southern, Deerfield and Darton baseball)
The Knights rack up 16 hits and cruise to a 9-3 win against Southland.
Katelyn Cuff scores two goals to lead the Sherwood girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory against defending champion Gatewood, while Terrell Academy beats Piedmont, 4-1. (ADDS: Crisp baseball, DWS-Sherwood baseball, Dougherty-Americus baseball)
The Darton baseball team rolls the Thomas JV, while the Rams are routed by the rival Blazers, 25-8. (ADDS: roundup items on ASU-GSW softball; Lee County-Crisp County girls soccer; and Worth-Monroe baseball)
The DWS golf team improved to 7-1 on Tuesday with a walloping of rival Southland.
The 12th-ranked Darton baseball team wins for the 20th time in its last 21 games with a 12-6 win against Region XVII rival Andrew. (ADDS: ASU baseball, ASU softball, Lee County baseball, Bainbridge soccer, Lee County soccer, Crisp County-Albany High baseball)
Led by save-master Hannah Thompson in goal, the Sherwood's girls soccer team posts their 12th shutout in 13 wins Thursday with a 4-0 victory against Tiftarea. (ADDS: roundup items on Sherwood boys soccer; Deerfield baseball, tennis and golf; and Westover-Dougherty girls, boys soccer).
The Knights move to 6-4 overall with the 7-5 win against Terrell Academy. (ADDS: DWS tennis, Lee County baseball, GSW golf)
LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Worth's Gowdy throws no-hitter to beat Albany; Darton baseball gets revenge on West Georgia Tech with sweep
Denzel Gowdy no-hits Albany on Friday to deliver Worth County a big region win, while West Georgia Tech --- which ended Darton's 15-game winning streak earlier this week and denied the Cavs school history --- is swept by DSC in Albany. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield-Tiftarea baseball, Westover-Crisp County boys, girls soccer; Sherwood-Calvary boys, girls soccer; and Lee County-Northside, Columbus boys, girls soccer)
Brett Sheppard nearly misses a no-hitter and delivers the game-winning hit Tuesday in the Eagles' region opener. (ADDS: roundup items on Lee County, Deerfield and Terrell Academy baseball; Deerfield, Tiftarea golf; Deerfield boys, girls soccer; and Albany State track & field)
Darton rallies from a 6-1 hole early in the game against East Georgia on Friday to extend the program's win streak to 13 straight games. (ADDS: roundup items on Darton golf; Deerfield-Sherwood baseball; Lee County baseball; Randolph Southern baseball; Monroe-Cairo baseball; Sherwood girls soccer; and Worth County-Monroe baseball)
After opening the season with five straight losses, the Trojans finally notch a win Tuesday against Tift County. (ADDS: Worth County-Dougherty baseball; Westover baseball; DWS baseball; Americus-Albany baseball; Westover-Albany soccer, DWS golf)
The Albany State men's and women's track & field teams put together a solid performance in Saturday's Savannah State Tiger Relays. (ADDS: Deerfield tennis; Sherwood-Randolph Southern baseball; Monroe-Albany baseball)
The Seminole County boys hold off Pelham, 77-69, while the Pelham girls win easily in Donalsonville, 65-45. (ADDS: Sherwood, Randolph Southern basketball; Lee County wrestling)
Ramello Carter scored 22 points to lead the Knights to an easy victory and help them improve to 3-0 this season. (ADDS: Crisp Academy girls, Seminole boys, girls, Randolph-Clay boys, girls)
Crisp Academy is led by Madi Mitchell (25 points) in Monday's 47-37 victory against Terrell Academy, while the Randolph Southern boys, girls split with Byne Christian.
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Darton men's soccer hosts national semifinal today; Sherwood boys hoops opens with win, girls lose
The Darton men host Tyler Junior College today at 5 p.m. in the NJCAA national semifinals with a trip to the championship game on the line.
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: ASU volleyball makes history, wraps perfect conference season at 16-0; Darton women's hoops rolls in season opener
For the first time since the conference expanded from 10 regular-season games to 16, the Lady Rams go unbeaten following Friday's sweep of Fort Valley State.
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Albany Tech to host hoops jamboree tonight; Albany Motor Speedway set to host championship event Saturday; prep softball state tournament roundup
The Albany Tech men’s and women’s basketball programs are hosting a five-game, preseason jamboree tonight at Albany State, while Albany Motor Speedway is gearing up for its season-ending event Saturday and Baconton, Miller and Seminole softball teams were all in action in the state tournament Thursday.
LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Baconton, Seminole, Miller softball all advance in state; ASU wins again, wraps up No. 1 tourney seed
For the first time since starting a softball program eight years ago, Baconton Charter notches a win in the state tourney Wednesday, while also setting a new record for victories, while Seminole and Miller -- which are in the same region as the Lady Blazers --- also advance.
Leesburg is eliminated from the softball state tournament by Ola, while Worth County splits its opening series with Spalding and will have a winner-take-all Game 3 today. (ADDS: Westover cross country, Albany Duathlon and local archery).
Baconton Charter improves to 3-4 with a 45-21 victory against North Cobb. (ADDS: Darton soccer, Darton XC)
LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County softball finishes runner-up in 1-AAAAA tourney; Crisp claims 1-AAAA title
Lee County falls short of winning region Thursday, while Crisp County ends Worth County's reign. (ADDS: items on Deerfield softball; ASU volleyball)
Lee County softball beats Hardaway but loses to Harris County (ADDS: Worth County, Dougherty, Randolph Southern and Southland softball, Darton golf and soccer)
Dougherty clinches the Region 1-AAAA No. 3 seed despite a 6-5 loss to Cairo. (ADDS: Sherwood, SGA, Westwood and Crisp Academy)
Southwest Georgia Academy pitcher Allison Houston throws her first varsity no-hitter to help the Lady Warriors beat Brookwood, 13-0. (ADDS: Sherwood softball, prep cross country, Albany State volleyball, Darton cross country).
The Lady Trojans, who have struggled on the softball diamond in recent years, are enjoying quite a bit of success this season --- including four straight wins following Tuesday's victory against city rival Albany. (ADDS: roundup items on Sherwood-Terrell, Crisp Academy-Westwood, Lee County-Schley and Tiftarea-Deerfield softball; and Lee County volleyball).
THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County volleyball opens with wins; Randolph Southern softball rolls; Seminole smashes Mitchell
The Lee County volleyball team, under second-year coach Tondra Davis, opens the 2012 season with a pair of victories Thursday.
American Legion Post 182 of Leesburg beats Albany post 30 and Vero Beach on Saturday in the opening day of the Memorial Day Classic at Darton. (ADDS: Ex-Southland star McGowan honored, DWS basketball camp)
GHSA track & field teams had to go an extra round to qualify for the state meet this year, and Monroe, Westover and Albany High all had solid days on the road in the sectionals on Saturday to get their kids to state.
The Americus-Sumter boys beat Perry, 5-0, in Wednesday's first round of the Class AAA state tennis tournament. (ADDS: Westover boys tennis, Southland boys tennis)
The Lee County girls soccer team beats Houston County to win the region title, while the Bainbridge boys are shut out in their region championship game (ADDS: Items on Bainbridge boys soccer, DWS boys and girls soccer, Sherwood boys and girls soccer, DWS baseball, Sherwood baseball, Westover tennis and Darton baseball)
FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Lee County baseball honors seniors, then routs Colquitt; Morrell hits three HRs as Westwood wins 15th straight
Fresh off a 17-12 rout by Colquitt on Thursday, Lee County rebounds nicely Friday with an 11-1 win against Colquitt County in seniors' final home game. (ADDS: items on Westwood, Deerfield, Randolph Southern, Crisp Academy baseball; Lee County girls, Bainbridge boys soccer advancing to region title games; Sherwood boys soccer securing No. 2 seed in state tourney)
LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball splits with GPC, locks up No. 1 seed for upcoming region tourney; DC baseball splits with Gordon; ASU eliminated from conference tourney
All Darton needed was one win Friday in its doubleheader with Georgia Perimeter --- and the Lady Cavs got that in Game 1, 3-2, to win the conference championship for the second straight season. (ADDS: items on Darton baseball and ASU softball)
THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Albany High girls track wins 1-AA title, boys take second; Lee County baseball loses wild one vs. Lowndes
The Albany High girls reign supreme over Region 1-AA on Thursday after capturing the girls track & field title, while the Indians finish second to Fitzgerald. (ADDS: roundup items on Miller County, Baconton, Lee County, Westwood, SGA baseball; DWS, Sherwood soccer)
TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Westwood, Deerfield baseball teams notch huge wins Tuesday; Deerfield soccer teams win region crowns; DWS tennis teams to vie for state titles today;
Westwood's baseball team tops reigning state champ and 3-A rival Crisp Academy on Tuesday, while Deerfield's baseball avenges an early season loss to Region 3-AAA foe Westfield to keep pace in the title race. (ADDS: items of DWS tennis at state; DWS soccer teams winning region; Baconton-Terrell County baseball; DWS golf)
FRIDAY'S LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: DWS baseball avenges region loss to Southland; ASU softball sweeps Claflin
Weston King picks up the win on the mound and leads Deerfield at the plate Friday night as the Knights blank rival Southland, 5-0, on Friday night. (ADDS: roundup items on Baconton, Pelham, Terrell Academy baseball; Deerfield soccer; ASU softball)
THURSDAY'S LOCAL PREP ROUNDUP: Westwood baseball hammers local rival Terrell, improves to 11-1; Lee girls soccer wins subregion
The Westwood baseball team doubles up Terrell Academy on Thursday, 20-10, in a wild, five-inning game between local rivals. (ADDS: items on Lee County, Sherwood soccer)
It took extra innings, but East Georgia was able to beat the Lady Cavs on Wednesday and end their school-record 30-game winning stream — which led to East Georgia storming the field. (ADDS: Items on Darton baseball and Albany State track & field)
TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Paced by two-time Herald Player of the Year Smith, Westwood girls, boys win 3-A titles, head back to state; SGA, TAE qualify three for state in Region 3-AA tournament
Sydnee Smith, the three-time reigning GISA Class A state champ in tennis and two-time Herald Player of the Year, is headed back to Macon after breezing through the region tournament. (ADDS: roundup items on SGA, Terrell Academy tennis; Deerfield, Terrell Academy baseball; Deerfield boys soccer)
Even with ace Matt Aldrich on the mound, the Cavs lose just their second Region XVII game of the season with a 6-4 loss to ABAC.
The No. 12 Cavs win their fourth game in a row against Andrew, while Lee County loses to Centennial and Baconton tops Worth.
The Darton sofball team, which has won 28 games in a row and is now 34-1 for the season, moved up moved up to No. 13 in the nation in the NJCAA poll. (Includes items on Albany State softball players being honored, ASU track & field and the Deerfield-Windsor, Sherwood Christian, Westwood, Southland track & field meet). l
Starting pitcher Tyler Classon improves to 2-0 on the mound with a five-inning shutout Monday against Valwood. (ADDS: Items on DWS baseball, Crisp Academy baseball, DWS tennis, DWS soccer)
SATURDAY'S LOCAL PREP/COLLEGE ROUNDUP: DWS baseball stays hot, routs Stratford at home; ASU softball, Darton baseball both win
Deerfield wins its fifth straight game Saturday thanks to a 11-1, five-inning rout at home vs. Stratford, while the ASU softball team rolls by Claflin on Saturday to improve to 14-2 in conference and the Darton baseball team avenges its only region loss to West Georgia Tech in a doubleheader sweep. (ADDS: item on Sherwood girls soccer)
FRIDAY'S LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Darton softball puts on power display, win streak at 26 games; Lee County baseball wins fourth straight
The Lady Cavs use a mixture of doubles and home runs to rout neighboring rival Andrew in a doubleheader sweep Friday to move to 32-1 overall and 4-0 in region play. (ADDS: items on ASU, GSW softball; Lee County, Deerfield baseball)
TUESDAY'S PREP/LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Deerfeld boys, girls soccer beat Brookwood, sets up big showdown Thursday with rival Sherwood
Both the Deerfield soccer teams win Tuesday, as does Sherwood, to set up a showdown for first in Region 3-AAA on Thursday. (ADDS: items on Lee County boys, girls soccer; Sherwood boys soccer; Sherwood golf; and GSW golf and baseball)
Lee County freshman pitcher Matt Hatcher entered Monday's game in relief and led the Trojans to a 2-1 win at Tift County. (ADDS: Items on Baconton-Charter baseball, Monroe baseball, Worth County baseball, Deerfield tennis, Southland tennis, Westover tennis, Americus-Sumter tennis, Sherwood soccer and DWS soccer)
SATURDAY'S LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Meridian blows past Darton golf in final round of Goose Pond Spring Fling; ASU softball finishes 3rd in conference Cross Over
The Darton golf team, which led the first two rounds of the Goose Pond Spring Fling, sees that lead evaporate Saturday in the final round as it falls to Meridan. (ADDS: items on ASU softball; Darton baseball; Deerfield baseball and soccer)
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Chehaw BMX set to host state qualifier today; Darton softball moves to 28-1; Darton golf fights rain in second round at Goose Pond
Chehaw BMX will play host to a Georgia qualifier today at the park with riders from all across the Southeast hoping to secure their spot in the state championships later this year in Marietta.
THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: DWS tennis, soccer, baseball teams all win; Westwood baseball routs SGA; Sherwood golf rolls
Check out Thursday's roundup of area high school spring sports action.
Darton College will host the Southwest Georgia Senior Showcase on Friday night in many area players' final chance to impress college scouts. (ADDS: items on GSW baseball stomping ASU, 15-2; GSW golf finishing 11th at Valdosta tourney)
The Darton softball team, which is ranked No. 18 in the nation, routs Wallace Dothan, while the Albany State softball team stays undefeated in the conference (ADDS: Items on Deerfield baseball, Sherwood soccer and Deerfield soccer).
Westwood hits four home runs against Grace Christian, while Westover is shut out by Crisp County. (ADDS: Items on Sherwood, DWS and Lee County soccer)
THURSDAY'S LOCAL COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Darton softball sweeps Georgia Military College, moves to 22-1
Darton softball stays red-hot Thursday in a doubleheader sweep on Georgia Military College. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield, Crisp, Westover tennis; Sherwood soccer; Baconton baseball)