Trent Thompson leaning toward Bulldogs
Thursday’s visit from Georgia coach Mark Richt was just another reminder of how coveted five-star junior defensive tackle Trent Thompson is becoming among the top schools in the country.
The Albany State men's basketball team blew a 15-point lead and watched as Carver’s Derek Douglas hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.4 seconds left as the Cougars stunned the Rams.
Several Southwest Georgia schools are impacted
Not a single region in Southwest Georgia remained untouched by the new region alignments announced Tuesday by the GHSA, which threw Lee County into arguably the toughest football region in the state, packed 11 teams into Region 1-AAAA and moved Seminole County into Region 1-AA.
Hurricanes finish November a perfect 7-0
At 7-0, the Georgia Southwestern Hurricanes are off to their best start since joining the Division II ranks in 2006. (ADDS: Notes on Albany State women’s basketball and former ASU and Bainbridge star April Thomas)
Shanea Armbrister scores 26 points in the 95-37 win
The Darton Lady Cavs win their fifth straight game behind star Shanea Armbrister, who scored a game-high 26 points.
Ricardo Lockette in WR rotation for 10-1 Seahawks
Former Monroe star Ricardo Lockette had bounced around from one NFL practice squad to another in the past two years before landing back in Seattle, where he is in the receiving rotation for the first-place Seahawks.
Larry Willis steps down as Darton softball coach
Darton softball interim coach Larry Willis, who stepped in as head coach after David Dews resigned in July, handed in his resignation recently.
Rams fall to 1-3 with loss
Playing in their second overtime game this season, the Albany State Rams fall to Valdosta State, 91-89, in a thriller between the two in-state rivals.
Buster Posey helps the Lee County Transitional Learning Center raise funds
Leesburg native and San Francisco Giants star catcher Buster Posey is the special guest at the annual fundraiser at the Lee County Transitional Learning Center.
Lady Cavsfailto advance to national semifinals
A Darton women’s soccer team that withstood devastating injuries to post a 20-1 regular-season record and No. 4 national seed finally saw its run come to an end Thursday with a loss to Butler Community College in a national tournament tiebreaker.
Lady Rams finish season 17-13
One year after Clark Atlanta beat ASU in a five-set thriller in the 2012 SIAC championship game, the Lady Panthers shocked the Lady Rams again on Thursday with a five-set victory to upset No. 2 seed Albany State.
Lady Rams sweep LeMoyne-Owen College
One year after getting upset in the opening round of the 2012 SIAC tournament, the Lady Rams opened the 2013 conference tournament on Wednesday with a dominating performance against LeMoyne-Owen.
Darton loses in penalty kicks to Butler, 4-3
After the Lady Cavs’ loss to Butler in penalty kicks on Thursday, Darton, Butler and Owens were all knotted up with three points apiece in the Pool D standings, meaning the three teams will return to the field today for a three-way tiebreaker to decide who advances to the NJCAA national semifinals.
Albany State finishes year at 6-4
Rumors had been swirling for weeks regarding the possible cancellation of the Pioneer Bowl, and it was finally announced Wednesday that the CIAA was backing out of the game due to budgetary restraints.
Seminole County slated to move to Class AA
After being in Class AAAAA for more than a decade, Lee County was surprisingly placed in Class AAAAAA for the 2014-16 athletic seasons.
Frank Rivers was a key part of ASU’s SIAC championship
After Saturday’s SIAC championship victory against Miles, Albany State junior and Grambling State transfer Frank Rivers confirmed he would be coming back for his senior season.
Lady Cavs pick up two points in national tournament
Darton’s Janay Campbell netted the first sudden-death shot for the Lady Cavs, and moments later Hong Tran deflected an Owens Community College penalty kick to clinch the victory.
The Lady Cavs enter nationals as the No. 4 seed
There’s a special feeling about this year’s Darton team, which will be taking its 20-1 record and No. 4 national ranking into today’s NJCAA national tournament opener against Owens (Ohio) Community College.
Trailing by a touchdown entering the fourth quarter of the SIAC championship game against Miles, the Rams scored 10 straight points to complete one of the best turnaround seasons in program history with a 17-14 victory, capturing the team’s 20th conference title.
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Golden Rams looking for fifth straight win
With rumors swirling that the Pioneer Bowl could be cancelled next month and both ASU and Miles certain not to receive an invite to the Division II playoffs, tonight’s SIAC title game between the divisional champions is likely the only prize left to play for.
Lee County hosts Mundy’s Mill next Friday in Round 2
Lee County senior P.J. Taylor ran for one TD and caught another and Dynamite Dozen QB Stephen Collier ran for two TDs to lead the Region 1-AAAAA champion Trojans (10-1) to their fourth straight win, setting up a second-round game in Leesburg next Friday against Region 4-AAAAA No. 2 seed Mundy’s Mill.
The Panthers will open the season March 22 in the Albany Civic Center
Panthers general manager Will Carter releases the team’s 2014 schedule and also announces a season-ticket package that will allow fans to purchase season tickets at extremely discounted rates.
Carver a key to SGA’s recent softball success
Southwest Georgia Academy center fielder Kendyl Carver signs a scholarship with Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday.
Madi Mitchell taking talents to Division I Mercer
Madi Mitchell, the cornerstone of Crisp Academy’s dynasty on the basketball court, accepted a full scholarship with Mercer University on Wednesday on the first official day the senior could sign.
The Albany State football team has been rejuvenated by Stanley’s play on defense
Albany State linebacker Glen Stanley has been a menace to opposing offenses in the last month with two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a defensive touchdown and 4.5 sacks.
The Cavs shoot a 329 to drop to fourth place
After shooting a tournament-best 293 Monday at the CACC invitational, the nationally ranked No. 10 Cavs fell apart in 40-mph wind gusts on Tuesday and shot a 329 to fall all the way to fourth place and 30 shots behind tournament winner Wallace State Community College.
Rams win fourth game in a row
Albany State comes back against rival Fort Valley State to win the East Division title and secure a place in next Saturday’s SIAC championship game.
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Annual Fountain City Classic will decide the SIAC East Division champ
Albany State and Fort Valley State both ran the table on their East Division foes and have won a combined five straight games entering today’s Fountain City Classic, setting up a showdown that will determine who plays for an SIAC title next Saturday and who sees its season come to an end.
Albany State opens the season Saturday in New Orleans
The Rams have several key additions for the 2013-14 season, including Sylvester native Jamorris Gaines, as they try to snap a streak of five straight losing seasons. (ADDS: Albany State women’s prevoew)
Jerger, Harman, Mann to sign scholarships next week
Infielder Ventavis Jerger will sign with Division I FAMU, left-handed pitcher John Harman will sign with Division I Western Kentucky and Mann will sign with Division II West Georgia next week.
Saturday’s Fountain City Classic could be final game for 15 seniors
Albany State’s senior football players reflect on their careers, which they hope to extend with a win Saturday against Fort Valley State.
Darton State College routs rival Georgia Perimeter 4-0 in Region XVII championship game
The Darton women’s soccer team defeats rival Georgia Perimeter, 4-0, in the Region XVII title, punching its ticket to the NJCAA national tournament.
Rams finish strong, set up crucial game with FVSU
Albany State scores 31 points in the final 16:58 to beat Benedict and set up an East Division title game with Fort Valley State in the Fountain City Classic next Saturday.
The Albany State Rams need a win to stay in the driver’s seat for an East Division title
The Rams are looking for their third straight win against a Benedict team that is also hot as the SIAC East Division rivals battle for the upperhand in the race for the divisional title.
The Westover boys and girls win the Region 1-AAAA cross country meet, while Dale Pate of Worth County and Janie Plowden of Westover are crowned individual champions. (ADDS: Seminole County softball loses in state tournament; Bainbridge football wins thriller vs. Dothan, Ala.)
Darton lost Region XVII Player of the Year Michelle Mitchell, who was one of three Lady Cavs to sign Division I scholarships after a remarkable run in 2012, but Darton coach Lea Henry reloaded with one of the best recruiting classes in the nation. (ADDS: Preview capsules on Albany Tech men, women and South Georgia Tech men, women)
ASU defense peaking at right time
In a performance that rivaled any defensive classic the storied "Dirty Blue" defense has displayed in the past decade, the Rams held Clark Atlanta's well-oiled running game last Saturday to 54 total yards and four first downs. (ADDS: Notes on ASU kicker Holley and former Lee County star Hurley)
Darton freshman Jake O'Bryan aces No. 17 at Windance Country Club on Tuesday to help the Cavs hold off host Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and finish third in the MGCCC Fall Invitational.
The Southland boys cross country team wins the GISA Class AAA state title and Raiders star runner Wright Calhoun finishes runner-up individually.
Early County put itself in the driver’s seat for a playoff spot Friday with a Region 1-AA victory against Fitzgerald. (ADDS: Recaps on Bainbridge vs. Northside-Columbus; Crisp Academy vs. Presbyterian Christian; Westwood vs. SGA; Miller County vs. Stewart County, Seminole County vs. Randolph-Clay; Pelham vs. Berrian; Pinewood vs. Deerfield; Southland vs. Tiftarea)
The Rams are 0-3 on the road with losses to North Greenville, Miles and Lane, but they need to snap that streak today if they want to keep their hopes alive of returning to Atlanta on Nov. 16 for the SIAC championship game.
Lee County can still host a state playoff game, but the Trojans need a win tonight against defending region champ Harris County to do so.
The Lady Trojans end their best postseason run in four years with a pair of losses to Houston County. (ADDS: Crisp County splits; Seminole County advances; Baconton Charter swept)
After decisively winning the first set, 25-16, Albany State drops three straight to Alabama A&M on Tuesday.
The Cavs hold off a charging Wallace State team and hold on for second place at Stonegate Golf and Country Club, finishing 16 shots behind Eastern Florida State and just five strokes in front of Wallace State.
Darton 16 shots back heading into final round
The Darton golf team is 16 shots behind Eastern Florida State heading into the final round of the District IV Preview, and Cavs coach Dale Dover admits his team needs a miracle to catch the Titans in the last 18 holes.
Albany State University accepts two sizable donations to its athletics department, including a $20,000 contribution from Kia of Albany.
ASU blows out Morehouse for homecoming win
Albany State had been waiting weeks for an impressive win, and the Rams got one Saturday in front of their homecoming crowd.