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Jimmie Haywood

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Westover boys soccer team wins, girls lose in opening round of playoffs

Westover's boys soccer team gets four goals from Danny Brown and beats Hephzibah, 4-1, in the opening round of the Class AAA state playoffs, but the Lady Patriots fall, 3-2, to Harlem.

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SCA's Burnette takes talents to Mercyhurst

Sherwood quarterback Terrance Burnette is headed north after signing with Division II Mercyhurst on Wednesday at SCA.

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: SGA's Driver tosses no-no as Warriors crush CCA, 7-0, seize control of Region 3-AA

SGA's Dillon Driver no-hits defending Class A state champ CCA on Friday in a battle for the top spot in region as the Warriors roll, 7-0. (ADDS: items on Deerfield, Southland, Pelham, Baconton and Lee County).

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SIGNING ROUNDUP: Monroe's Hosley heads to SGT; TAE's Law off to Andrew

Monroe basketball standout Ted Hosley signs with South Georgia Tech on Thursday, while on Wednesday, Terrell Academy girls basketball stars Carley Law inked her letter-of-intent with Andrew College. (ADDS: Law's signing photo)

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Westover big man Harrell headed to Daytona

Westover basketball starsJoseph Harrell signed with Daytona State College on Wednesday at the school.

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FRIDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: SGA's Ray leads Warriors in rout of Sherwood

Sherwood's baseball team didn't have a lot to be happy about after Friday's 10-2 loss to SGA, but the Warriors' Carson Ray did after pitching a gem to beat the Eagles. (ADDS: items on Baconton Charter baseball and Lee County, boys, girls soccer).

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Lee baseball, coach Williams lose tough one to Centennial, former Trojan player Hill

Jake Hill, a former Lee County baseball star, returned home once again Monday to take on his former program as his team gets the win against the Trojans, 10-6, in 10 innings.

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Panthers coach: Our receivers the best in SIFL

Panthers coach Lucious Davis isn't one to heap praise on his team very often in an effort to keep them hungry and keep from being complacent, but when it comes to Albany's stellar receiving corps, he doesn't hold back the compliments.

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Gettin' defensive

The Panthers' defense makes a statement, shutting out Louisiana in the second half of the season opener.

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Dougherty's Gaines, Bainbridge's Thomas shine at inaugural SW Ga. Senior Showcase; Turner Job Corps' Gulley wins dunk contest

The SW Georgia All-Star girls team beats Albany's All-Stars, while the Albany boys easily win their game during the Senior Showcase on Friday at ASU.

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Excitement in the air

A large crowd of fans turn out Tuesday night for a chance to watch the Panthers in action at practice, then away from the field in an exclusive meet-and-greet with fans at the Civic Center as Southwest Georgia arena football fanatics gear up for another season.

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Westover routs Albany High, 13-1

Westover routs Albany High, 13-1, in six innings on Monday.

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No. 1 Georgia Perimeter downs SGT women in region title game

For the third time this season, region unbeaten No. 1 seed Georgia Perimeter has its way with South Georgia Tech, this time in the conference championship game Saturday.

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GHSA CLASS A BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT: Terrell rallies, beats Montgomery County at home in opener

Led by big games from Charles Brown and Super 6er Terel Hall, coach John Davis' Terrell County boys basketball team beats Montgomery County on Saturday night in its GHSA Class A State Tournament opener.

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Dougherty done

Dougherty's Lady Trojans stage a valiant comeback and then fall just short in the opening game of the Class AAA state playoffs on Friday, losing to Butler, 56-54, at home.

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PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Trojans baseball sneaks by in 2011 opener; Worth tops Turner

Lee County needed late heroics by Pedro Cruz to beat Colquitt County, 4-3, on Tuesday night in its 2011 season opener in Leesburg. (EDITS: adds breakout with late Monday's recap of Worth County winning season opener).

SGT nips Tech

SGT hangs on to beat Albany Tech 76-71 on Monday night.

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REGION 1-AA BOYS TOURNAMENT: Albany, Early roll to wins in tourney openers

Tim Pierce and Larry Sanford lift the Indians past Berrien in the first round of the 1-AA tournament Tuesday, while Jacori Taylor wills Early County past Brooks County as both teams advance to Thursday's semifinals in Thomasville and secure their spot next week in state.

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REGION 1-AA GIRLS TOURNAMENT: Hollinger plays hero in Squaws' Region 1-AA tourney opener; Early County finished

Elisa Hollinger may have only scored nine points Tuesday in the Squaws' Region 1-AA tournament opener, but her last two was an important bucket as she converts a late steal into the game-winning layup for the 43-42 win vs. Berrien.

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REGION 3-AA TOURNAMENT: SGA loses star Adams early, then loses region title game to Brookwood

A concussion knocks SGA super-scorer Parker Adams out of Friday's region title game early and the Warriors can never recover, falling to Brookwood on Friday by 30 points.

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REGION 3-AA TOURNAMENT: TAE girls win crown, state title defense on track

After winning the last two GISA Class A State Championships, Terrell Academy officially proved its jump to AA this offseason didn't mean a thing as the Lady Eagles reined supreme over Brookwood in the title game Friday and now get set to make a run at another Georgia crown in a higher class.

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Westover boys, girls sweep Crisp for second time in three days; Seminole's Chrispen drops 31 on Baker

The Patriots and Lady Patriots beat up on Crisp County on Friday night in Cordele just three days after doing the same during their makeup game in Albany.

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PREP BASKETBALL: Westover boys, girls sweep Crisp County on Wednesday in makeup game

The two teams will meet again Friday, but Wednesday's rare prep basketball game between Westover and Crisp -- which was being made up after bad weather forced the postponement of the first showdown --- was all Patriots.

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TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Double-double from Lee County's Moore -- 20 points, 28 rebounds -- helps propel Lady Trojans past TCC in crucial sub-region game

Lee County's Daquenna Moore pours in 20 points and grabs 28 rebounds Tuesday as Lee County upends TCC in Leesburg in double overtime. (ADDS: items on Pelham, Terrell Academy, Westwood, Albany, Miller County, Albany, Americus, SGA, Terrell County, Lee boys and Deerfield).

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FRIDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald Top 5ers Bainbridge boys, girls roll by TCC; Herald No. 1 Americus girls fall to Lee

The Herald No. 2 Bainbridge boys win their 15th game in a row Friday when they trounce sub-region foe TCC, 60-45, while the Herald No. 4 Lady Bearcats roll, too.

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SGT women drop Darton in Region XVII showdown

The Darton women drop just their second region contest of the year, but can find solace in the fact it came against the No. 12-ranked team in NJCAA, South Georgia Tech.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Herald No. 5 Pelham girls roll by Seminole, 52-41, to cement top spot in sub-region 1A-A

In a showdown for No. 1 in sub-region 1A-A, the Hornets -- led by Herald Super 6er D'Ambria Thomas' 24 points --- cruise right past their rivals from Donalsonville. (ADDS: items on Monroe, Calhoun, Terrell Academy, Deerfield, Westwood, Randolph Southern, Americus, Randolph-Clay, Miller County, Mitchell County and Terrell County)

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SATURDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Mitchell County boys get even with Albany; Terrell County girls stun Randolph-Clay; Herald No. 3 Bainbridge buries Cairo

Albany fails to sweep Mitchell County as the two longtime rivals clash again Saturday night, only this time the Eagles get the best of the Indians in Camilla. (ADDS: items on Terrell County, Bainbridge, Randolph-Clay, Deerfield, Early County, Lee County and Calhoun County)

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Seminole beats rival Miller on game-winning shot; Byne's Sanders scores 1,000th career point in win

Jakori Martin only scores two points for Seminole County on Friday night against rival Miller County -- but they were the biggest two of the entire game as his go-ahead bucket with 13 seconds left helps the Indians beat the Pirates. (ADDS: items on Byne Christian, Westwood, Deerfield, Dougherty, Lee County, Randolph-Clay, Pelham, Southland, Terrell Academy, Sherwood, Albany, Monroe, Americus, Bainbridge,

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LOCAL COLLEGE HOOPS ROUNDUP: ASU men, women beat Paine; GSW teams split with Francis Marion

The Albany State men beat Paine College, 64-63, on a last-second layup by forward Demarcus Blunt.

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FRIDAY'S PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 5 Pelham girls barely edge rival Mitchell County, 54-52, on Friday; DWS boys, girls rout Southland

The Lady Hornets beat their rival from Mitchell County for the second time this season, the latest coming Friday in a 52-20 squeaker. (ADDS: roundup items on Terrell Academy, Westwood, Deerfield, Lee County, Seminole County, Miller County, Albany and Sherwood).

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TUESDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Monroe's Young sinks 3 with 3.8 seconds to go to beat Cairo; Herald No. 1 Tornadoes fall to Syrupmakers, 45-42, in stunner

Monroe's boys and girls have very different results Tuesday at Cairo as the Lady Tornadoes win on a last-second shot by Herald Super 6er Shanequa Young, while The Herald No. 1 Tornadoes fall in a shocker, 45-42.

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South Georgia Tech women move to 15-1, men dropped by Atlanta Metro

The Lady Jets continue their great start to the season, while the men stumble at home. (INCLUDES: Albany Tech results.)

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FRIDAY PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Herald No. 2 Bainbridge boys reel off 8th straight win

The Bainbridhe boys basketball team, which is making a strong case for No. 1 in The Herald's Top 5 Poll, wins its eighth game in a row Friday, the latest coming against bigger Class AAAAA Colquitt County in an 84-42 rout. (ADDS: items on Early County, SGA, Westwood, Randolph Southern, Randolph-Clay, Calhoun County. Byne, Americus-Sumter)

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GISA All-Star Football Game set for today in Macon

Local senior stars from Deerfield, Westwood, Southland, Terrell Academy, Sherwood and SGA will take the field today in Macon for the annual GISA All-Star Game.

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Burnette's late TD pass to Gaines lifts Sherwood past Southland, 33-27

Sherwood's Terrance Burnette throws three TDs, including the game-winner to Vashon Gaines, on Friday night against Southland for a come-from-behind win.

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Defensive struggle Friday ends in 2-0 Sherwood loss -- yes, 2-0 -- to Bulloch Academy

Sherwood falls because of a safety in the third quarter by Bulloch as a strange game ends in a 2-0 loss for the Eagles, who can't get anything going offensively all night.

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Dougherty falls to Crisp County in shootout, 28-26

With Crisp ahead, 28-26, against Dougherty entering the fourth quarter, the game looked primed for a wild finish, but the Cougars' defense held off the Trojans for the win.

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Sherwood escapes with win vs. Trinity

Darren Atkins plays hero for Sherwood when he records two sacks and blocks a late Trinity extra point to help lift the Eagles to a hard-fought, 7-6 win Friday night at home.

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SATURDAY PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Dougherty wins, 21-19, avoids upset vs. Wilkinson County; Baconton falls to Ga. Military

The Class AAA Trojans beat Class A Wilkinson County at home Saturday, 21-19, but have to rally late to do so.

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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Sherwood beats Deerfield in softball, 12-0

The Lady Eagles ride another strong pitching performance of Anna Laine Brock and a big day at the plate from Payton Couch to a 12-0 shutout win against the Lady Knights on Tuesday.

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Sherwood beats Brookwood, 31-21, behind Green, English

Mack Green and Phillip English run Sherwood past Brookwood on Friday night as the Eagles bounce back strong from their loss to Deerfield a week earlier. (EDITS: includes extra details not found in the print edition)

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PREP SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Reigning Herald POY Tompkins lifts Lee softball to second straight win

Lindsay Tompkins strikes out nine Tuesday then adds a double to help lift Lee County past Pacelli for the Lady Trojans' second win in a row.

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THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Worth rained out, still on Cloud 9 after win vs. state No. 1 Columbus

Worth was held out of action Thursday by Mother Nature, and that gave the red-hot 5-1 Lady Rams more time to savor their huge win this past weekend in Columbus.

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Battle of the South in action at Darton

The Battle of the South Basketball Tournament finishes up its first day Saturday.

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Boucher and Co. put on a show at ASU

Grayson "The Professor" Boucher and his teammates wow the crowd at Albany State University Friday, beating Team Albany, 156-139.

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Monroe baseball wins to stay in Region 1-AAA playoff race

Andrew Kegler lead the Tornadoes to a rout of rival Dougherty on Tuesday, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

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MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Westover's Schlegel powers Patriots past rival Monroe in baseball; Sherwood tennis duo falls short in quest for state tennis championship

Michael Schlegel does it all from the plate to the mound in Westover's 7-4 win against rival Monroe on Monday.

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FRIDAY'S PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Worth whips Westover, takes over No. 1 spot in Region 1-AAA

The Rams pull ahead of the Patriots for No. 1 in the Region 1-AAA race Friday with a convincing 9-1 win at Paul Eames.

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Rams salvage split against SIAC foe Tigers

After losing the first game, 5-1, against Benedict, Albany State's bats come to life during a 9-3 victory in Saturday's nightcap.

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