Darton State College shoots a 305 in Tuesday’s final round
Darton comes from behind in Tuesday’s final round of the District IV tournament to win the title and secure a 13th straight trip to nationals.
The Rams finished a three-game sweep of Paine with a 6-2 victory on Sunday to close their SIAC regular-season schedule a perfect 20-0.
Ricardo Lockette, Colin Kaepernick and Quinton Patton are being investigated
Albany native and former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette is one of three NFL players being investigated by Miami police for an incident that happened earlier this month. (ADDS: Full incident report .pdf)
Lady Cavs stretch winning streak to eight
Starting pitcher Sommar Wright threw a one-hitter in the opener to lead the Lady Cavs to an 8-0 victory against South Georgia, and then Darton rolled to an 11-4 victory in the second game. (ADDS: Albany State softball swept by Valdosta State)
Gov. Nathan Deal announced two possible directions for the state to pursue testing, a possible precursor to the legal use of cannabis oil for children with epileptic disorders.
Rams have won 20 of last 23 games
The Albany State baseball team scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday to rally past Valdosta State for a 10-6 victory and win for the 20th time in the last 23 games. (ADDS: Briefs on Albany State softball, Darton baseball, Darton softball, former Deerfield pitcher Chris Moates and DWS baseball)
Chick-fil-A is introducing a new lineup of grilled chicken entrees that will give the chain a more nutritious and expansive menu.
The Cavs are ranked 20th in the country
The Darton baseball team entered the national poll on Tuesday, taking spot No. 20 in the NJCAA Division I baseball rankings.
Andrew College leads Region XVII golf tournament
Nationally-ranked No. 9 Alabama-Huntsville sweeps the Albany State softball team in a non-conference doubleheader, while the Darton State College is a shot behind Andrew College after the first round of the Region XVII golf tournament.
State House candidate addresses SSWAG executive board
Muarlean Edwards offers personal tips to school social workers.
J.J. Frazier leads Georgia in scoring
Georgia’s 22-point rally falls just short in Tuesday’s NIT second round game against Louisiana Tech.
Robert Tyler tossed nine scoreless innings last week
University of Georgia pitcher and former Crisp County star Robert Tyler, The Herald’s reigning Ray Knight Player of the Year, is named the SEC Freshman of the Week
Albany State falls to Benedict, 67-64
Albany State led by five points in the final minute of regulation in the SIAC championship game against Benedict College, but the Lady Tigers stormed back to force overtime and then knocked off the No. 1 seed Lady Rams, 67-64, in OT to win the conference title and earn an automatic bid to the Division II national tournament.
Bass fishing is good in Lake Seminole
Find out where the fish are biting — or not biting — around Southwest Georgia this week.
The Jets beat Central Georgia Tech for the region championship
One week after the South Georgia Tech women won the Region XVII tournament, the Jets rode region MVP Anthony Ethridge to a championship after the star sophomore scored 33 points Saturday. (ADDS: Albany State, Darton baseball)
The American Heart Association Albany Heart Walk to be conducted at The Veranda
The American Heart Association says heart disease is America’s No. 1 killer.
After getting swept by Claflin in the regular season, the Albany State women’s basketball team took care of business in Wednesday’s SIAC quarterfinals with a 68-55 victory over the Lady Panthers. (ADDS: ASU men win opener, too)
Good news from around the DCSS
Dougherty County School System Notebook. Good news from around the DCSS.
New member approved by Albany City Commission at Tuesday meeting
Rashad Flournoy was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the Albany Water, Gas and Light Commission board.
Eagles advance to GISA Class AA Elite 8
Terrell Academy’s Jared Sauls banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the Eagles to a thrilling 65-64 victory and into the Elite 8.
The Southland girls basketball team defeated Westminter, 35-30, in the opening round of the state playoffs to advance to the Elite 8 for the first time in seven years. (ADDS: Terrell Academy, Crisp Academy, Sherwood girls)
The county police department and members of the Albany Police Department will offer a presentation on how citizens can best protect their homes, identity, money, property and vehicles.
The Bainbridge Bearcats upset No. 1 seed Mundy’s Mill with an 85-76 overtime victory Tuesday despite Super 6er Tyree Crump fouling out in the final minute of regulation. (ADDS: Calhoun County advances; Seminole County falls in OT)
The Lady Patriots commit 30 turnovers and end their season in the second round. (ADDS: Early County girls, Mitchell County girls)
Good news and notes from around the DCSS
Dougherty County School System Notebook. Good news and notes from around the DCSS
Just days after head coach Bryan Gelfand was suspended for the rest of the season, the Sherwood boys basketball team wins its first region championship since 2010. (ADDS: Westwood, Crisp Academy girls repeat as region champs)
Early County’s Tynicia McCoy scores 42 points and hits a last-second shot in overtime to send Friday’s game into a double overtime, where the Lady Bobcats pulled out a 101-94 victory. (ADDS: Pelham boys, girls advance; Crisp County, Lee County girls lose)
The Sherwood Eagles hold off Southwest Georgia Academy and star forward McKinley Chambless to advance to today’s GISA Region 3-AA championship game. (ADDS: Westwood-Valwood girls, TAE-Sherwood girls, Valwood-TAE boys)
The Lady Cavs have now won eight of their last nine games after a pair of victories Thursday against East Georgia College. (ADDS: Albany State softball, GSW baseball)
Good news and notes from around the Dougherty County School System
Dougherty County School System Notebook
Stretching their winning streak to five games, the Lady Cavs dominated No. 14 Gulf Coast, 7-2, and then used a Bree Wells two-run double to defeat No. 8 Chipola, 2-1.
In a first for Darton’s swimming and diving program, neither the men’s nor women’s teams took home a Region XVII title on Saturday.
Eight Cavs qualify for nationals
Darton State College shocked the NJCAA wrestling world on Saturday, winning the program’s first Eastern District II title.
Just a year old, the GICAA is set to jump the GISA this fall and become Georgia’s second largest high school organization for athletics.
In a rivalry game that many around Southwest Georgia were anticipating, Randolph-Clay handed Herald No. 2 Calhoun County its second loss of the season with a 73-70 victory that sent the Red Devils into tonight’s Region 1-A championship game, while host and No. 1 seed Seminole County was stunned in the second semifinal game against Stewart County. (ADDS: Region 1-A; Region 1-AAAAA; Deerfield boys, girls; Westwood girls)
The Lady Cavs’ 20th win couldn’t have been sweeter as Darton avenged an early season loss to cross-town rival Albany Tech with a 84-46 home victory Wednesday.
Officials preparing for third wave of wintry weather
Ice storm covers much of Georgia, Albany spared as officials prepare for third wave of wintry weather
For the second time in three years, the Rams will only have three home games on their schedule and will play just nine regular season games.
The Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls basketball teams stayed on track to meet in the Region 1-A championship game with a pair of quarterfinal wins on Tuesday. (ADDS: Region 1-A girls quarterfinals; Early County girls advance; Deerfield boys, girls sweep Brookwood)
Darton women, Georgia Southwestern fall, while GSW men top Georgia College & State.
The perfect season continued Tuesday in Pelham, where The Herald No. 1 Lady Hornets improved to 21-0 with an 83-38 victory against Fitzgerald. (ADDS: Pelham boys; Monroe-Randolph-Clay girls; Lee County boys, girls; Bainbridge boys; Byne-Southland girls; Terrell Academy girls; Albany-Americus boys, girls; Dougherty girls)
The Darton women’s basketball team won for the fourth time in five games Monday with a late second-half charge against East Georgia. (ADDS: Darton golf, ASU basketball, Seminole County-Early County boys, Calhoun County-Terrell County boys, Albany Panthers, Broken Heart 5K)
In a back-and-forth game, the Raiders pulled away late for a 65-59 victory to move into a tie with Deerfield for first place in the region standings and claim the tiebreaker between the two schools. It was also the first time since 2006 that Southland had defeated Deerfield. (ADDS: Westover boys, girls; Lee County boys, girls; Randolph-Clay boys, girls; Albany High boys, girls; Bainbridge boys, Crisp Academy girls; Sherwood girls)
After watching the Albany Tech women’s basketball team score a Region XVII victory agaisnt East Georgia State, the Albany Tech men fell just short in the second game of Saturday’s homecoming doubleheader. (ADDS: Darton women; Georgia Southwestern men, women; Albany State women)
Pelham swept the season series against Thomasville on Friday with a 76-37 victory to improve to 19-0 overall and move to within a game of clinching the regular-season Region 1-AA crown. (ADDS: Pelham boys; Seminole-Mitchell boys; Bainbridge boys; Lee County boys; Deerfield boys, girls; Early County boys; Terrell Academy boys, girls; Westwood boys, girls)
The Albany Tech Lady Titans surrender a second-half lead and lose in overtime to Georgia Perimeter. (ADDS: Albany Tech men; Albany State men, women; Darton women; Georgia Southwestern men, women)
The Lady Tornadoes stayed unbeaten in Region 1-AAAA with a thrilling win against Crisp County. (ADDS: Crisp-Monroe boys; Pelham-Mitchell boys, girls; Randolph-Clay-Miller boys, girls; Lee County girls; Bainbridge boys; Deerfield boys; Crisp Academy girls; Sherwood girls; Lee County boys)
A game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer by Americus-Sumter is ruled a two-point shot by the officials as Worth County survives with a 60-59 victory to stay on top of the Region 1-AAAA standings.
Darton softball coach Eric Neel took the helm of the Lady Cavs program with only three weeks to prepare for a Feb. 1 season opener, but that didn’t stop him from immediately taking his new team into the community.
South Georgia Technical College sophomore Shameekia Murray has committed to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University for the 2014-15 season.