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Daniel Kay

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Local swimming prodigy Fye, 12, turns heads on national level

Flint River Rapids club swimmer Nicole Fye, 12, posts a time of 2:29.67 in the 200 butterfly over the weekend at a meet in Clearwater, Fla., that ranks as one of USA Swimming's Top 100 marks all-time.

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GSW men's hoops ranked in D-11 Top 25 for first time

For the first time since moving to Division II in 2006, the Georgia Southwestern men's basketball team is ranked in the Top 25, garnering the No. 21 spot in Tuesday's latest poll.

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Albany Tech teams lose on the road

Albany Tech's men's and women's basketball teams go on the road and get swept by Atlanta Metro on Monday night.

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DWS swim teams win again, rolling toward state

The boys swim team continues its unbeaten streak as Deerfield sweeps the Raider Invitational in Southland and prepares for state.

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Former QB Greene in town, talks UGA

David Greene, who had a successful college football career with the Bulldogs, gives his take on Georgia's 6-7 season at Thursday's annual Quail Unlimited dinner.

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Klesko, Dews say they'll miss Cox

Former Atlanta Braves star Ryan Klesko and longtime Braves coach Bobby Dews reflect on the team's year and manager Bobby Cox's retirement. (INCLUDES: Dews comparing Posey to Chipper Jones.)

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Calhoun Co. boys, girls split with R-C in 1-A duel

In key Region 1-A showdowns for both programs Friday, the Calhoun County boys prevail behind Marquez Williams' 27 points, while the Randolph-Clay girls get a huge win against the Lady Cougars to keep their slim region lead.

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Lady Jets, 16-1, find success recruiting outside Peach State

The South Georgia Tech women's basketball program has players on its rosters from as close as Florida but as far away as England and Latvia.

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Herald No. 2 Bearcats win 10th straight

Florida state power Malone (Fla.) handed Bainbridge an opening-season loss two months ago -- but on Tuesday, The Herald's No. 2 Bearcats got even in a 78-51 rout.

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Back on track

After starting 10-0 -- then dropping two games in a row -- Herald No. 1 Monroe is back on track, beating city rivals Dougherty on Friday, then Albany on Saturday night.

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South Georgia Tech men flying high right along with Lady Jets

Steven Wright has the South Georgia Tech men's program off to another great start and is looking get his team back to nationals, where the Jets made a splash two years ago.

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Ranked No. 8 in nation, SGT women off to best start in history

It's hard to overshadow a 29-7 season, but that's exactly what the South Georgia Tech women are doing in their seventh year of existence, using a defensive focus to reach a nearly unblemished 14-1 start and No. 8 rank in the nation.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Deerfield boys, girls crush Calvary

Both Deerfield-Windsor basketball teams dominate Calvary Christian at home and improve their unbeaten early region records.

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ASU receiver Childs one of four SIAC All-Americans

Albany State wide receiver Ronnie Childs receives All-American honors while other Rams receive honorable mentions. (INCLUDES: ASU head coach Mike White being nominated for a national coaching award.)

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South Georgia Tech women rebound from first loss, get 14th win of season against Shelton State

The Lady Jets stay focused and improve to 14-1 on the season with a 73-64 win against Shelton State on Monday after losing their first game of the season Sunday. (CORRECTS: sequence of days of tournament games; INCLUDES: Darton losing to St.Petersburg.)

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GEORGIA-FLORIDA SHOOTOUT: Miller's Jones posts second double-double in a row -- this time 32 points, 11 rebounds -- but Pirates fall to Graceville on final day of Shootout

Juwan Jones has another huge game as Jarrett Rahymes is solid once again, but their performances come in a loss in the finale of the Georgia-Florida Shootout to Graceville (Fla.).

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GEORGIA-FLORIDA SHOOTOUT: Early rebounds from heartbreaking loss to Malone to close Shootout with win vs. Blountstown

Early County is off to a 5-2 start after Tuesday's win in the Georgia-Florida Shootout.

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GEORGIA-FLORIDA SHOOTOUT: Bainbridge finishes home tourney 2-0

The Herald No. 2 Bearcats beat up on Niceville during the final day of the Georgia-Florida shootout as Bainbridge wraps up a 2-0 record at the event, while Peach State teams finish 6-2 vs. the Sunshine State.

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GEORGIA-FLORIDA SHOOTOUT: Miller's Jones shoots lights out as Miller beats Blountstown; BHS girls sneak in game vs. Early during boys shootout, win 48-33

Miller County two-sport star Juwan Jones went off for a season-high 34 points and 11 rebounds Monday at the Georgia-Florida Shootout to lead the previously one-win Pirates past Blountstown, 76-72. (ADDS: Monday roundup of Dougherty, Monroe girls in Southern Shootout in MAcon)

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GEORGIA-FLORIDA SHOOTOUT: Early nearly stuns powerhouse Malone, Fla., in 60-59 loss

The Bobcats let an 18-point lead slip away as Florida state Class A power Malone (Fla.) narrowly avoids its second loss.

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GEORGIA-FLORIDA SHOOTOUT: Glenn, Baulkmon pace BHS to win in shootout opener

Rodney Glenn and Devon Baulkmon lead Bainbridge in scoring during the Bearcats' win against Graceville in their opener of Georgia-Florida shootout Monday night. (EDITS: adds breakout of today's final-round schedule for Georgia-Florida shootout)

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Ex-local hoops star Mitchell returns to area with VSU as Lady Blazers fall to ASU

Former Sherwood and Worth County basketball star Courtney Mitchell continues to play a cruial role for the Lady Blazers this season as a junior starter.

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The perfect night

The Rams earn their first win ever against Claflin in SIAC play thanks to the return of Mario Morris and a big game from Marcus Benitiz, while the Lady Rams win as well after Symone Wilkerson leads the team in scoring on her 21st birthday.

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Deerfield boys swimming team 1st, girls 2nd at Stratford

DWS swimmer Taylor Withers leads the boys to first place at the Stratford Holiday Invitational, while the girls take second place.

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Pelham girls punish Terrell, stay perfect

The Pelham girls stay undefeated thanks to a big second half against Terrell County, while the unbeaten Herald No. 5 Greenwave boys roll to an 18-point victory against the Hornets.

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Terrell County boys rout Miller in season, home opener; Lady Pirates upend Lady Greenwave

The Terrell County boys pick up where they left off last year, cruising to a big win against Miller, while the Lady Greenwave come close, but can't quite top the Lady Pirates.

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ASU two games from title

The Albany State University football team faces Delta State today at home in the third round of the NCAA Division II football playoffs.- Daniel Kay, staff writer

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Scouting the Statesmen

The Albany State football team will have its hands full Saturday when it takes on Delta State in the Super Region II Championship, but no one in the area really knows much about the Statesmen. The Herald interviewed DSU head coach Ron Roberts on Wednesday to get a better grasp on the style, history and mindset of the team that stands between the Rams and school history.

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Lee's Griffin taking his talents to Georgia Southern

Lee County star catcher Chase Griffin secures his college future Tuesday, signing with the Eagles' baseball program in Statesboro.

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Deerfield -- State Champs!!!

Deerfield jumps on Tattnall early and never relents en route to a 38-22 win Friday night in the GISA Class AAA state title game. (ADDS: photo gallery from game).

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HERALD 2010-11 PREP BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Sherwood boys, girls welcome two new coaches

When head coach Matt Ruta left after last season to rebuild another program after finding success at Sherwood, he left some pretty big shoes to fill -- but new coach Gavin Felix thinks he has what it takes to fill them, and then some. (ADDS: Sherwood girls preview in breakout)

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Rams looking forward to Thanksgiving

The Albany State football team has plenty to be thankful for this year, and will take a break today from its busy preparation for Saturday's game to enjoy a meal together.

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Tuned in

With the Albany State football team facing its biggest game in years on Saturday against Wingate, The Herald sat down with the voices of the Rams on Tuesday to get their takes on the season and the playoffs.

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Rams on the rise

In his fourth year as head coach of the Albany State men's basketball team, Chris Cameron feels he may finally have all the pieces to the puzzle in place for a run at another SIAC title -- and maybe beyond.

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ASU football fans ready to rock and roll vs. Wingate

The Albany State football team's fans are pumped and ready to go for Saturday's second-round NCAA Division II playoff game at home against Wingate.

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SGA loses heartbreaker at home to Edmund Burke, 15-14

A late drive propels Edmund Burke past SGA on Friday night in Damascus, ending the Warriors' state championship hopes in the GISA Class AA semifinals.

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RAMS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Albany State players, coaches using extra time off wisely

In the middle of their long break after the regular season and before the playoffs, the Rams are still practicing hard and healing up.

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GSW looks forward to season opener against neighboring Albany State

After a huge preseason win against Division I Jacksonville State, the GSW women open their regular season today at Albany State with high hopes for their 2010-11 campaign.

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Albany's Willcox enjoying success in Ironman races

Albany's Jason Willcox is headed to Hawaii for the most prestigious Ironman event in the world after his second-place finish in Florida last weekend.

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No. 1 seed Mitchell stunned at home, 17-7

The Eagles can't stop Savannah Christian on Friday in a first-round state playoff battle of two 9-1 teams.

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ASU volleyball bounces back, wins three games at SIAC tourney

The Albany State volleyball team recovers from getting kicked out of the winner's bracket on Wednesday by winning all three of its games on Thursday. (EDITS: Includes Lady Rams making the All-Conference team.)

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Nationals trips twice as nice for Darton duo

Fraternal twins Richard and Catherine Westerfield are both going to the NJCAA Nationals soon for Darton College, as Richard's men's soccer team preps for Texas and Catherine's women's cross country team heads to South Carolina.

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Deerfield completes 10-0 season with rout of Southland

The GISA Class AAA No. 1-ranked Knights finish out just their third perfect 10-0 season in school history Friday with a rout of its biggest rival Southland, 40-7.

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Lady Titans set for giant leap

The Albany Tech women's basketball program is in only its second year of existence, but the Lady Titans feel ready to make a some major steps this season.

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Seminole manhandles Miller, 29-7, in annual 'Family Feud'

One of the biggest rivalry games all year in Southwest Georgia ends with Seminole County beating neighboring Miller County, 29-7, behind two scores from Barren Rambo and a strong defensive effort by the Indians to shut down the powerful Pirates offense.

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Pirates go to Cuthbert, sneak by Red Devils

T.T. Barber has another big night, the Miller County defense steps up big and the Pirates pick up a huge Region 1-A win vs. R-C.

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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Brooks beats Albany; Indians now 2-6

Mistakes and penalties cost Albany against Brooks on Thursday night as the Indians' playoff hopes likely go up in flames.

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ASU still remembers '08 loss to Benedict

The 6-0 Rams put their perfect record on the line today against a dangerous Benedict team ASU knows is capable of dealing it an upset loss just like it did two years ago.

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Officially strange: Refs' bizarre calls mars Southland's win at Terrell Academy

Both Southland and Terrell Academy heavily criticize the officiating after Friday night's bizarre game in Dawson that ended in a 20-12 Raiders victory.

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More awards for Rams after sixth win

Jacob Hardwick and other players on Albany State take home SIAC awards Monday.

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