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FSU’s Rashad Greene making Albany, Westover proud with trip to title game

Greene is Florida State’s leading receiver

Monday night in Pasadena, Calif. — on college football’s grandest stage, and as the leading receiver of the best team in the land — is a moment Florida State receiver and former Westover star Rashad Greene has been destined for.

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Heisman goes to Florida State's Winston

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston becomes the second consecutive freshman and the youngest player to win the Heisman Trophy in a landslide victory.

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From start to finish

Top-ranked FSU played in first BCS title game in 1998, then will play in the last one on Jan. 6

Seminoles will play in fourth BCS title game, second for Tigers.

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PREVIEW: Seminoles not overlooking Blue Devils in ACC title game

Top-ranked Florida State is a 29-point favorite tonight when they take on Duke for the ACC championship.

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PREVIEW: Florida State looks to keep rival Florida in freefall

The Seminoles appear to have a ticket to the BCS National Championship in hand if they can just win their final two games, including today’s matchup agaisnt rival Florida.

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PREVIEW: Auburn trying to make Iron Bowl history

The winner of the Iron Bowl, which will take place today between Auburn and Alabama, has won the BCS national championship the past four seasons.

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Winston news overshadows Florida State's win

With serious off-field issues clouding his future, Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston blocked the distractions out Saturday and helped send the senior class off with a bang against overmatched Idaho.

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PREVIEW: FSU not focusing on QB Winston’s legal issues

Heisman candidate Jameis Winston could face sexual assault charges

Heisman Trophy frontrunner Jameis Winston could be charged with sexual assault charges any day now as the No. 2 Seminoles try to focus on closing out the season undefeated and punching a ticket to the national championship game.

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No. 1 Seminole survives scare from Wilkinson Co.

Indians hold off Wilkinson County, 21-14

The Herald No. 2 Seminole County Indians, unbeaten in the regular season for the first time in 40 years, picked up their state championship march after two weeks off and survived a scare from Wilkinson County, 21-14, in the first round Friday. (Updated with quotes, details at 2:42 a.m.)

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PREVIEW: FSU hoping to avoid slip up against Syracuse

Needing four straight wins to reach the BCS title game, Florida State hopes to remain on course to play for the national championship when Syracuse comes to town today.

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Seminole wraps up undefeated regular season with Region 1-A clincher

The Indians finish unbeaten in regular season for first time since 1973

The Herald No. 2 Indians hold off No. 4 Mitchell to finish the regular season 10-0 and win their third straight Region 1-A crown. (UPDATED: 12:15 a.m.)

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PREVIEW: FSU, Miami back in spotlight for Top 10 showdown

For the first time since 2004, both Florida State and Miami are ranked in the Top 10 entering their heated rivalry.

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No. 2 Seminoles crush NC State, stay unbeaten

With legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden in attendance, the Seminoles looked like the FSU national championship teams of old Saturday with 49-17 demolition of North Carolina State to improve to 7-0 and 4-0 in the ACC.

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PREVIEW: FSU, Fisher wary of Wolfpack, hype

Florida State, arguably the hottest team in the nation, puts its No. 2 BCS ranking on the line against North Carolina State.

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PREVIEW: Clemson, FSU prepare for Top 10 showdown

ACC rivals Florida State and Clemson meet tonight in a matchup that will keep national title hopes alive for one of the Top 10 teams.

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Winston emerges as Heisman candidate for FSU

Florida State freshman phenom Jameis Winston has led the Seminoles to a perfect 5-0 start and with some of the best passing stats in the country has elbowed his way into the Heisman Trophy conversation.

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No. 8 FSU routs No. 25 Maryland

FSU quarterback Jameis Winston passed for 393 yards and five touchdowns as the host Seminoles rout the Terrapins in a matchup of Top 25 teams.

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PREVIEW: Seminoles not taking Bethune-Cookman lightly

Florida State has made a habit of losing games it shouldn’t in recent years, and the Seminoles will try not to become the 10th FBS program to lose to an FCS team when they host Bethune-Cookman today.

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Florida State destroys Nevada, 62-7

FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, the former No. 1 quarterback recruit in the nation, finishes 15-of-18 for 214 yards and two scores to lead the Seminoles to a blowout win vs. Nevada.

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Posey: Giants’ ‘frustrating’ year means back to work

Lee County native and Giants star catcher Buster Posey talks about his frustrating season in San Francisco, where the Giants are in last place and almost certain to miss the playoffs for the first time with a healthy Posey in the lineup.

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DANNY ALLER FAREWELL COLUMN: It’s been real and it’s been fun

Herald sports editor Danny Aller bids farewell to the newspaper — and community — that he has called home for nearly seven years.

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Bainbridge gets 1st TD in 26-0 win

The Bearcats, who hadn’t found the end zone in the first two weeks of the season, put up 26 points in Friday’s win against Early County.

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Bobby’s night

Albany High’s Bobby Jackson will be the first Indian to ever have his jersey retired when it’s enshrined tonight before the Indians play the Mitchell County Eagles at Hugh Mills.

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Skinner on cusp of PGA history

Albany’s Sonny Skinner wins the Georgia Senior PGA Championship this week in Roswell, and now if he can finish his year strong, he’ll have a place in the PGA of America history books.

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Another week, another 1 vs. 2 duel

For the second week in a row, Herald No. 1 Lee County will have to defend its top ranking against the No. 2 team, and this time it’s Westover.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Sherwood, SGA softball primed for rematch today

Sherwood has just one region loss this year, and it came against SGA, which comes to town today for the rematch at 4:30 p.m.

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New regime, new expectations for Darton swimming

Former Louisville standout swimmer Will Breehl takes over the Darton swimming and diving program, and he brought in another former Division I star — Utah’s Major Robinson — to help take the Cavs to new heights.

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Darton golf ties for third in 2013 season opener

The Cavs finished tied for third in their 2013 fall season opener in Cullman, Ala., on Tuesday.

Week 3 area prep football schedule

See where your favorite team is playing Friday night.

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Darton third after 2 rounds in fall season opener

The Cavs struggle on the first hole, but rebound to finish 5-under through two rounds and in third place Monday at the Wallace State Invitational.

HERALD FAB 5 POLL: Trojans still No. 1; Crisp, Seminole break in

The Lee County Trojans’ second straight dominating performance against an Albany city school secures their hold on the No. 1 spot in The Herald’s Fab 5 Poll.

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2013 PREVIEW: Darton golf begins anew — but with familiar leadership

Dale Dover, Darton State College’s most successful coach in the school’s history in any sport, returns to take over the men’s golf program and once again lead the Cavs, who open their fall season today in Cullman, Ala.

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Collier, Lee outduel Young, Albany

Lee County quarterback Stephen Collier runs for three scores and throws for two more as The Herald No. 1 Trojans rout No. 2 Albany High on Friday night at Hugh Mills Stadium, 42-12.

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Monroe rebounds, waxes Wilcox

Monroe’s Daryl Brown rushes for two scores and catches another to lead The Herald No. 5 Tornadoes to a convincing 26-7 win Thursday night against Wilcox County.

LOCAL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Darton men’s soccer moves up to No. 2 in the nation; Dougherty, Sherwood softball roll

The Cavs are off to a 3-0 start, and the NJCAA is taking notice.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Monroe eager to bounce back tonight; Seminole hoping Game 2 slightly more normal than bizarre season opener

Monroe was throttled by lower-classification Brooks County last Friday to open the season, and after a short week of practice the Tornaodes are ready to atone for their sloppy debut.

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Monroe’s Lockette signed by NFL’s Bears

Ricardo Lockette, who was cut by the 49ers just 10 days ago, latches on with his third NFL team in as many years Sunday when he’s signed by the Chicago Bears.

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'A true showing of solidarity'

In July, three Brooks County football players — Shawn Waters, Johnnie Parker and Jicarre Watkins —- were killed in a car accident, leaving the Trojans somber and shaken during the offseason, but Monroe did its best to ease the pain Friday night with a pre-game ceremony to honor the memory of the trio by presenting plaques and roses to members of the fallen players’ families.

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Brooks continues dominance of Monroe, spoils Tornadoes' season opener

Brooks County quarterback and UGA commit Malkolm Parrish scampers for four TDs to lead the Trojans past Monroe on Friday night at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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AHS the sleeper of 1-AAAA?

Albany High has more experience than ever before during Felton Williams’ five years at the helm, and while everyone else is talking about Cairo, Westover and Monroe as the frontrunners for the Region 1-AAAA title during the preseason, the Indians are ready to show they also belong in that conversation.

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Sherwood ace Brock joins 500 Club

She's been one of Southwest Georgia's most dominant pitchers since her 8th-grade season, and now Sherwood's Anna Laine Brock is in an elite club after recording her 500th career strikeout Thursday night during an 8-4 win against rival Deerfield.

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Dreams of the Dome

Pay no attention to the fact that last year was just the fifth winning season in school history at Westover, because the Patriots plan on rewriting those books this year by not only winning their first region championship since the football program was started in 1969, but they’re also talking about a state title to go along with it.

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Fear the Player of the Year

Charles Stafford, the reigning Albany Herald Player of the Year, enters his final season in a Monroe uniform bent on leading the Tornadoes on one last run at a region and state title.

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GHSA preview capsules (continued)

The Herald’s 2012 prep football preview continues today with a closer look at GHSA Region 1-A’s Seminole County, Calhoun County and Randolph-Clay.

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Fox forgets about hurting hand, wills DWS to win

Deerfield senior Matthew Fox, who cut his hand in practice — requiring 14 stitches — a little more than week before the Knights’ first game and missed the rest of the preseason, puts the painful injury in the back of his mind Friday night and leads DWS to a comeback win in its 2013 season opener.

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PREP FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Worth’s Tone humble after first career win

After helping lead Camden County to a 73-9 record in six seasons while serving as running backs coach. Jason Tone came to Sylvester in hopes of bringing that winning tradition along with him --- and Friday night, he took a very important first step by rolling in his debut.

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Protecting their house

The Knights score 21 unanswered points in the second half to open its state title defense with a 21-7 win against the Warriors on Friday at Webb Memorial Stadium.

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No. 8 Darton women rip No. 14 Pearl River, move to 2-0

Lyana Perez scores three goals Friday to lift the No. 3 Darton women’s soccer team to an easy 4-1 win against No. 14-ranked Pearl River.

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LATE THURSDAY: Sherwood smashed by Trinity, 44-0, in 2013 opener

Sherwood's defense holds Trinity to just 70 yards of offense in the first half, but the Eagles fall behind following several special teams miscues and is rolled, 44-0, in their 2013 season opener.

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Albany’s Lockette cut by 49ers

In a surprising move Thursday, former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette, who seemed headed for a spot on the 49ers’ roster, is waived by the team.

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