In what could end up being one of the most remarkable stories of the year in professional golf, club pro Sonny Skinner of River Pointe Golf Club in Albany doesn’t just hang with the big boys of the Champions Tour during the first round of the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday — Skinner is right there at the top, sitting just one shot off the lead after firing a scorching 4-under in the first round.
Five former Southwest Georgia high school baseball stars don’t waver in their commitment to UGA after head coach David Perno leaves the program Monday.
After 25 years as the respected head coach of state power Lee County High School, longtime face of the Trojans baseball program, Rob Williams, is finally ready to pass the torch.
Former Lee County golf star and Herald Player of the Year Nate Gahman of GSW scrambles on the back nine after a rough front to shoot par and sits tied for ninth after Day 1 of the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship in Hershey, Pa.
COLLEGE GOLF ROUNDUP: Cavs golf team 18 shots off lead with one round left at nationals; UGA in fourth after Day 1 of NCAA D-I Regionals
Darton betters its score during Round 3 at nationals Thursday, but the Cavs find themselves with a seemingly insurmountable deficit heading into today’s final round in Lubbock, Texas.
Former Worth County and Kansas State star linebacker Meshak Williams signs with his favorite team growing up — the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens — after impressing during rookie mini-camp.
Sixth-year Crisp County baseball coach Bill Pate has the Cougars in the GHSA Class AAA Final Four for just the second time in the program’s long history after a doubleheader sweep late Tuesday of Stephens County.
The Cavs are five strokes better during their second round of the NJCAA national tournament Wednesday, but Darton is still 18 shots off the leader with two rounds left.
The Cavs play well in their two practice round before the NJCAA national tournament, but mistakes during the first round Tuesday has Darton tied for 11th out of 24 teams.
The Eagles secure that state's No. 1 seed for the upcoming playoffs after winning their first region title in school history.
Five Southwest Georgia private-school soccer teams — Deerfield’s and Sherwood’s boys and girls and Terrell Academy’s girls — hit the field starting today for their first-round GISA state tournament games.
Former Deerfield-Windsor three-sport star and 2013 Albany Sports Hall of Fame inductee Julee Bailey made her biggest mark on the basketball court.
The Bulldogs’ baseball team is struggling mightily this year, but huge night from former Lee County star Jess Posey helps deliver UGA its second straight win late Tuesday night.
In his rookie season playing professional basketball overseas, former Deerfield star Andre Young has emerged as a legitimate superstar.
Blinn College out of Texas plays its way into the tournament Monday, then knocks off No. 8 seed Darton State College on Tuesday, ending the Lady Cavs’ bid for an NJCAA national title.
Following a dust-up between coaches during a recent Darton-Chipola softball game, head coach David Dews vows to never play the Florida powerhouse again and Dews’ father — legendary JUCO softball coach Gene Dews — leaves the team.
LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton softball sweeps MGC; Cavs golf finishes 5th at Spring Fling; ASU baseball rolls
The Darton State College softball team downs Middle Georgia on Saturday to improve to 27-10 overall, while the news was not as good for the school's golf team, which implodes on the back nine during the final round of the Goose Pond Spring Fling. (ADDS: roundup items on ASU-Claflin baseball; and GSW softball)
The Cavs are nearing school history after winning Nos. 14 and 15 in a row Saturday in a doubleheader sweep of East Georgia.
Showing very little rust, the Panthers rolled into Lake Charles, La., on Saturday night and cruised to a double-digit win in their opener.
Despite their leading scorer coming down with the flu before Tuesday's crucial Region XVII tournament opener, the Jets cruise past Gordon College and into a matchup against nemesis Chattahoochee Tech on Friday in Swainsboro. (ADDS: roundup items on Albany-Terrell County baseball; and Lee County-Bainbridge boys, girls soccer)
The Lady Indians and Lady Hornets suffer a pair of tough road losses in the Elite 8 round of the state tournament Tuesday, ending both their seasons.
LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: ATC, SGT hoops lose key conference games Saturday; Darton golf third after first round of Faulkner Invitational
A loss by the Titans on Saturday ends their postseason hopes, while the Jets' free fall from conference top dog to sixth place continues with another brutal loss. (ADDS: ATC-Chattahoochee Tech women's hoops; Darton golf; GSW men's, women's basketball; and GSW softball)
The Bainbridge boys basketball team played their hearts out Saturday night before losing in overtime of the Region 1-AAAAA title game to Northside, Columbus, 60-58.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL --- GHSA REGION TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Seminole boys reach first title game under Godwin, will face Mitchell for all the marbles tonight
The Indians down the Red Devils on Friday night to get to their first Region 1-A championship game since Kevin Godwin took over seven years ago. (ADDS: roundup items on Mitchell boys reaching 1-A title game opposite Seminole; Region 1-A girls semifinal roundup; Lee County girls, Bainbridge boys in 1-AAAAA tourney; and Turner County boys, girls).
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL --- REGION TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: AHS boys beat Dougherty in Region 1-AAAA tourney, end Trojans’ season; Westover girls' state tournament streak snapped by Americus-Sumter
The Indians will play on in the Region 1-AAAA tournament following Tuesday's rout of Dougherty, while a string of 15 state appearances in a row is over for Westover's girls, who are knocked out by Americus-Sumter. (ADDS: roundup items on Randolph Southern girls, boys; SGA boys, girls; Terrell County-Stewart County boys; Randolph-Clay-Calhoun County boys; and Seminole-Miller County boys)
New head coach Darcy Donaldson is ready to keep the Hurricanes’ golf program on a steady climb to being one of the best in Division II when GSW opens its all-important spring season today at the at Spring Kickoff Intercollegiate in Florida.
Highlighted by Deerfield’s Patrick Forrestal signing with Division I Navy, area football recruits are set to secure their college futures today.
Even though he is unlikely to see the field in Sunday's Super Bowl, Albany native and Monroe alum Ricardo Lockette --- who is arguably the fastest player on the 49ers' roster -- has done plenty these last two weeks to help the team prepare, namely playing the role of Ravens speedy wideout Torrey Smith in practice to simulate the speed and routes that San Francisco will see from Smith in the Big Game.
After rough start to season, Worth County boys hoops team wins fourth straight, getting hot at right time
Worth County is heating up when it counts just before the region tournament as the Rams win their fourth straight game Tuesday by beating Albany --- and now set their sights on closing the season by avenging four early season losses to Dougherty, Calhoun County, Monroe and Westover.
Rhett Ragan, a senior who never saw a minute of floor time as a freshman, hits 1,000 points for his career Tuesday, although it came in a tough loss to Grace Christian, which kept the Patriots winless on the season.
Following their 11th straight victory Tuesday, Deerfield is on pace to be the first GISA team to crack The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll this season.
Led by Herald Super 6er Madi Mitchell’s 19 points, the two-time defending state champion Crisp Academy girls basketball team appears on a crash course for a third trip after winning their 14th straight game Tuesday night.
After whipping Crisp County late Saturday night, 70-38, Herald No. 1 Monroe’s boys not only secure the regular-season Region 1-AAAA title but also earn the right to host the upcoming tournament, which starts in two weeks.
The Cavs baseball team opens their 2013 season on the road Friday with a 3-0 shutout win against Gulf Coast and a tough, 2-1 loss to Tallahassee Community College.
Giants catcher and Leesburg native Buster Posey is thankful — and funny — in his acceptance speech at the BBWAA awards dinner, where he was honored for winning the NL MVP award.
Byne’s Heather Horne becomes the second girls player in school history to reach 1,000 career points — and now she’s out to break the Saints’ all-time scoring record. (EDITS: corrects Horne is the second girls player from Byne to break 1,000 points in school history)
Giants give Posey $8M, 1-year deal, avoid arbitration; Braves re-sign five, fail to agree with Prado
Looking to keep their NL MVP and two-time World Series champ happy, the San Francisco Giants gladly avoid arbitration with catcher and Leesburg native Buster Posey on Friday, giving him a hefty, one-year salary bump from $615,000 to $8 million — with the hope that a long-term deal between the two sides is next.
Pittsburgh All-Star Andrew McCutchen wins Sony PlayStation's cover appearance for "MLB 13 The Show" video game following a worldwide vote that ended Friday night with 108,148 votes, while Lee County native and San Francisco catcher Buster Posey finishes sixth.
After an uncharacteristic 0-7 start in region play, the Titans get on the board Wednesday night against Georgia Highlands, while the ATC women put up a strong fight against XVII's No. 1 team before losing by seven.
Sony is holding a national voting contest for sports fans to determine which MLB star will grace the next cover of its PlayStation “MLB 13 The Show” video game, and Leesburg’s Buster Posey — the 2012 NL MVP — is a leading candidate. (ADDS: Link to vote)
Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 — #1: Leesburg’s Posey named NL MVP, wins second World Series title
The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the finale of the countdown.
Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 — #2: Third trip to Super Bowl highlights Monroe grad Branch’s year
The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the ninth 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.
Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 --- #3: Albany native Taylor wins silver medal at Summer Olympics
The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. Today marks the eighth 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. Look for No. 2 in Monday’s edition of The Herald.
Counting down Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories of 2012 --- #7: Rambo overcomes suspension at UGA, finishes season strong
The Herald’s sports staff has chosen, in our eyes, Southwest Georgia’s Top 10 sports stories from 2012. 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. Look for No. 6 in Thursday’s edition of The Herald.
Former Cougars football star Tommy Sanders picks Texas A&M to continue his college football career after two standout years at Butler Community College in Kansas.
TUESDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Buie's 28 points leads Calhoun past Early; Miller's Diamond drops 39 in win; DWS boys lose first game
Led by Brandi Buie's game-high 28 points, Calhoun County avenges its season-opening loss to Early County on Tuesday. (ADDS: roundup items on Deerfield-MDS; SGA-Ashford (Ala.) Academy; Miller County-Webster County; Colquitt County-Lee County; Albany-Worth County; Americus-Cairo; Mitchell County-Stewart County; Quitman County-Baker County; and Calhoun County-Early County)
Arguably the brightest shining star in all of Major League Baseball right now, Lee County native and 2012 NL MVP Buster Posey is spending part of his offseason in his hometown helping out the Trojans’ baseball program to the tune of $10,000 worth of supplies and equipment from Louisville Slugger.
Madi Mitchell's 27 points and 9-for-9 from the free throw line is too much for Westwood's girls to overcome once again as the Class A two-time defending state champion Lady Wildcats prevail in their rivalry matchup.
Third-year Westover coach Octavia Jones was disappointed, reflective and optimistic all rolled into one just a day removed from seeing his team’s history-making season end in the second round of the state playoffs. (ADDS: items on Early County, Westwood, Deerfield and Seminole County)
FRIDAY'S PREP FOOTBALL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Westwood wins, reaches third straight state title game; Early, Seminole win; Miller falls
Westwood is headed back to the state title game --- this time a step up in classification from their last two --- and will play at Valwood next week following the Wildcats' win Friday night against Brentwood. (ADDS: full list of state scores, plus roundup items on Seminole's win vs. Commerce; Miller's loss vs. Wilkinson; and Early's win vs. Screven)