PREP NOTEBOOK: Reigning POY Calhoun leads Southland at first cross country meet; Sherwood’s football opener moved to Thursday
Wright Calhoun overcomes Mother Nature and a stout field of runners this weekend to lead Southland cross country to a season-opening win against four-time reigning state champ Mount de Sales.
After an offseason like never before in Damascus, the Warriors’ defense shows the hard work pays off when it registers four sacks and holds Ashford Academy to just 66 yards of total offense, making a statement in its 2013 season-opening win Friday night.
Under a heavy downpour all night, Perry Bridges rushes for three touchdowns, SGA's revamped defense proves it's the real deal and the Warriors deliver new head coach Brent Miller a win in the team's 2013 season opener to kick off the prep football season in Southwest Georgia on Friday night in Damascus, rolling by Alabama's reigning 1-A state champ Ashford Academy, 35-14.
With a new head coach and starting quarterback, the Southwest Georgia Academy Warriors are ready to be the first area prep football team to kick off the season tonight — and it’s a game they’ve been thinking about for more than a year.
During the next three weeks, every area football program in Southwest Georgia will begin their 2013 seasons, beginning Friday when SGA hosts Ashford (Ala.) Academy at 8 p.m.
The Westover sports program wins the region’s annual All-Sports Award for the seventh straight year following the coaches’ fall meeting this week.
Former Lee County and Florida State two-sport star D’Vontrey Richardson —- who gave up football for baseball, only to walk away from his pro career shortly after from being burned out —- has not only returned to pursuing his one-time dream, he’s turning heads across the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization.
Albany’s Sonny Skinner predicted he might struggle on the ultra-tough Oak Hill course at the PGA Championship, where he misses the cut Friday — but not before a memorable week in New York.
Led by Albany’s double dose of Tylers — Tyler Hanson and Tyler Joiner — Team Georgia steamrolls South Carolina in the 38th annual Georgia-South Carolina Challenge Match this past weekend in Columbia, S.C.
Buster Posey has won countless awards and titles during his rise through high school, college and the pros, but he achieved an entirely new feat recently when he graced the cover of the bible of all sports magazines, Sports Illustrated — and the reaction back home has been nothing short of resounding pride.
It took former Sherwood star Jason Townsend nearly two months to return from a scary injury and find his form again, and Thursday night he helped combine to throw a no-hitter with three other pitchers on his minor-league Double-A Altoona Curves baseball team.
Albany native Jacob Joiner makes it through stroke play and into the match-play portion of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in California before losing a heartbreaker in the Round of 64.
Defending Challenge Cup champion Grand Island is poised go back-to-back after jumping out a commanding first-round lead Saturday.
The offseason tragedy that deeply affected the Brooks County football team will no doubt be on the Trojans’ minds when they kick off the 2013 football season in Albany against Monroe.
Albany’s Pete Williams isn’t that little 5-foot-6, 140-pound kid who used to run the halls at Westover and avoid sports like the plague — he’s now the bodybuilding world’s “Mr. Georgia,” and he’s got his eyes firmly focused on becoming “Mr. USA.”
The 17th annual Battle of the South Shootout begins Saturday at Darton College as 24 teams from around the country will converge on the Good Life City for a weekend of hoops action.
Former Lee County baseball star Buster Posey’s No. 28 San Francisco Giants jersey isn’t just worn by a two-time World Series champ — it’s now the top-selling Major League Baseball jersey in the world. (ADDS: list of Top 20-selling MLB jerseys)
Former Deerfield and Clemson star Andre Young wrapped up his rookie season of pro ball in Holland in May as the MVP of the Dutch Basketball League, and now he’s taking a huge step up by signing a contract to play in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague — all the while hoping a shot with an NBA team is just around the corner.
Three Brooks County football players off last year’s 10-0 region title team are killed during an early morning car crash Tuesday, while another remains in critical condition.
There was only four spots in the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship up for grabs during a recent qualifying tournament in Athens, and Albany’s Jacob Joiner grabbed one and is now headed to California in July.
Bainbridge standout and GSW signee Hilary Flournoy caps her short, but brilliant, two-year career at Bainbridge with the girls’ Player of the Year honor. (ADDS: 2013 Albany Herald All-Area Girls Tennis Team)
2013 ALBANY HERALD PLAYERS OF THE YEAR, BOYS TENNIS: Deerfield's Langstaff, Calhoun never gave up on being No. 1, state champs
The undefeated, state champion Deerfield doubles team of Pete Langstaff and Will Calhoun snag The Herald’s Players of the Year honors for boys tennis after starting the season as the Knights' No. 2 doubles team --- but ending as No. 1. (ADDS: 2013 Albany Herald All-Area Boys Tennis Team)
After fielding offers from around the country for much of the spring, Lee County rising senior quarterback Stephen Collier makes up his mind Friday night: He’s headed to join coach Urban Meyer’s national powerhouse team at Ohio State.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Monroe’s Glanton turns heads after Atlanta MVP showcase; Brooks County star Parrish commits to UGA
Monroe rising junior Tay Glanton beats out a host of upperclassmen for the Defensive MVP at a prestigious Atlanta football showcase recently.
The Seminoles fall short of their 22nd trip to the College World Series after getting swept by the Hoosiers, who are the first Big Ten team to win a Super Regional series since 1984.
Florida State sees its ninth-inning rally fall just short in Saturday’s NCAA Super Regionals opener against Indiana, which beat the Seminoles to move one game from its first-ever trip to the College World Series.
Former Monroe star Mimieux Land and Westover standout Reggie Lewis will each try to deliver Clemson University a pair of national titles today in their respective events during the NCAA Division I Track & Field National Championship in Eugene, Ore.
Lee County star quarterback Stephen Collier is named one of the finalists for the national Elite 11, which handpicks the country’s top prep QB prospects.
GOLF ROUNDUP: Skinner shoots par again, remains in Top 15 at Senior PGA; Ga. Tech’s Kuchar leading PGA Crowne Plaza
Albany golf pro Sonny Skinner stays steady at the Senior PGA Championship and will enter today’s final round tied for 15th overall.
Bethlehem beats Crisp Academy by a combined 35-7 during Friday’s GISA Class A Final Four, ending the Wildcats’ state title run.
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)