Cavs are one shot behind leader in district championship
The Darton State College golf team overcame a shaky start to the NJCAA District IV championship at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club on Monday and moved into position to clinch a berth in the national tournament.
Jordan Spieth took charge early in Sunday’s final round at Augusta National in his pursuit to become the youngest Masters champion, but the 20-year-old saw his two-shot lead evaporate in an instant.
Rory McIlroy ended a frustrating Masters on a high with his best round of the tournament on Sunday to record his first top 10 finish at Augusta National.
Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar is one shot back of the lead heading into today’s final round after a dazzling performance Saturday.
Bubba Watson is looking for his second Masters championship, while 20-year-old Jordan Spieth is trying to become the youngest winner at Augusta National.
Dan Jenkins, the celebrated writer with a word processor every bit as gifted as Bobby Jones once described O. B. Keeler’s typewriter, would scoff at the notion of iconic status, but the recurring interview requests this week refute any and all of his disclaimers.
ASU has players from Westover, Worth County, Randolph Southern, Terrell Academy and Crisp County
Albany State baseball coach Kenyan Conner made it a point to search out local talent, and it’s paid off for the Rams, who are being led by a group of former Southwest Georgia high school stars.
Darton State beats Andrew College, 8-1
Darton freshman pitcher Cole Amtmann was told minutes before Thursday’s game against Andrew College that he would get the start, and he responded with his best outing of the year.
The Elks Hoop Shoot national championship is Saturday in Springfield, Mass.
Albany’s Jordan Brown and Zocko Littleton Jr. will compete in the Elks Hoop Shoot national championships Saturday in Springfield, Mass.
ASU wins opener 1-0; GSW takes second game 11-2
Albany State pitcher Alexa Lopez tosses a three-hitter to lead the Lady Rams to a victory over Georgia Southwestern in Tuesday’s opener, but the Lady Hurricanes bounce back in the second game with a 10-run fifth inning to win, 11-2.
Andrew College’s Andreas Tancred is individual medalist
Despite Sunday’s third and final round being cancelled because of rain and severe weather, the Darton State College golf team wins their 13th straight Region XVII championship.
The Cavs jump opening-round leader Andrew College
After trailing Andrew College after the opening round, the Darton State College golf team takes over the lead in the Region XVII tournament in its pursuit of a 13th straight title.
Rams improve to 18-0 in conference
The Albany State baseball team stays unbeaten in conference play and clinches the No. 1 seed in the East Division with a doubleheader sweep of Benedict.
The Cavs have won 15 of their last 17 games
There has been plenty to celebrate in the last month for the streaking Cavs — and Friday was no different as they crushed Highlands 17-3 in the opener and then rode Henderson to a 4-1 victory in the second game.
Sommar Wright, Emily Church lead Darton on the softball field
Darton State College pitcher Sommar Wright and catcher Emily Church have been best friends for more than a decade and shared both tears and smiles on their journey to Albany.
Georgia Southwestern has now won 5 of 6
Georgia Southwestern starting pitcher Zach Smith tossed a two-hit complete game against Albany State to lead GSW to a 6-1 victory, continuing the Hurricanes’ recent surge and snapping ASU’s 10-game winning streak.
Jonathan Davis is currently the head baseball coach at Calvary Day School in Savannah
With Deerfield-Windsor baseball coach Rod Murray stepping down after this season, Calvary Day’s Jonathan Davis was named as Murray’s replacement on Monday.
Yancey Burns is the latest Mitchell County star to join Albany State
The long list of former Mitchell County stars to join the Albany State football team got even longer this spring with the addition of Yancey Burns, the Eagles’ leading receiver as a senior in 2011, but rising sophomore Jaquan Williams is currently academically ineligible. (ADDS: Notes on spring game, QB coaching search)
Worth County grad Allen Fender allowed six hits
Former Worth County star and Herald Player of the Year Allen Fender gave Albany State its ninth straight complete game against an SIAC opponent with a dominating performance on the mound Sunday against Tuskegee.
Goldsmith throws first no-hitter of his life
Darton State College sophomore Brandon Goldsmith throws a no-hitter Saturday against South Georgia. (ADDS: Albany State baseball sweeps Tuskegee)
Darton’s Taylor Martin finishes 2nd individually
The Cavs win the Ron Marshall Spring Fling for the first time since 2009.
ASU softball, Darton softball and Darton golf have big days Friday
Playing at home for the first time in three weeks, the Albany State softball team stretched its winning streak to five with a doubleheader sweep of SIAC foe Paine College on Friday. (ADDS: Darton softball and Darton golf)
All-Star festivities begin at 2 p.m. at Darton State
The Herald’s original “Super 6” basketball team will be recognized during tonight’s All-Star game at Darton State College.
Danny Bunch will be Albany State’s left tackle
Offensive lineman Danny Bunch was academically ineligible in 2012 and 2013 but raised his grades this past year and has rejoined Albany State on the football field.
The Rams’ defense wins, 32-24
The Albany State offense dominated the first quarter of Thursday’s spring game, but the ASU defense held quarterback Frank Rivers and the Gold Rush in check for the final three quarters for the victory.
The Rams are 9-0 in conference play
Albany State has won 10 of its last 12 games and is a perfect 9-0 in the SIAC heading into this weekend’s three-game series against Tuskegee.
Adkins has returned to the team’s closer role
With Davis Adkins in the starting rotation for the first month of the season, seven of Darton’s nine losses came in the final six outs of the game — but since Adkins moved back to the bullpen on Feb. 28 the Cavs have won nine of 11 games. (ADDS: Notes on Darton baseball, Albany State softball and Darton softball)
Albany State's season ends in NCAA Tournament second round
No. 1 seed Nova Southeastern flexed its offensive muscles in a dominating victory in the South Region semifinals to advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament Sweet 16 and end the Lady Rams’ season. (ADDS: GSW men lose 2OT heartbreaker)
Lady Rams advance to play No. 1 Nova Southeastern
The No. 5 seed Albany State women’s basketball team erases a 12-point second-half deficit to stun No. 4 Delta State in the NCAA Division II Tournament opener, 49-45.
McFather was a four-year starter at QB for the Red Devils
Caleb McFather, Randolph-Clay’s four-year starter at quarterback, signs with NAIA Division II Reinhardt University, completing a promise he made to his father when he was 5-years-old.
Christina Charles holds Sherwood’s single-season assists record
Sherwood senior Christina Charles, who has set the school record for assists in a season the last two years, signs a soccer scholarship with Truett-McConnell College.
The Lady Rams open the NCAA Division II Tournament against Delta State
The next step in the remarkable journey for the Albany State women’s basketball team is tonight when the Lady Rams take on Delta State in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
The Georgia Southwestern men also earn an at-large bid
The Albany State Lady Rams received one of 42 at-large bids for the NCAA Division II Tournament and were awarded the No. 5 seed in the South Region at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where they will face No. 4 Delta State in Friday’s opening round at 7:30 p.m. (ADDS: GSW earns No. 6 seed)
Lady Cavs improve to 10-0 at home
The Darton softball team bounced back from four losses over the weekend with a two-game sweep of rival ABAC. (ADDS: ASU softball sweeps Brewton-Parker)
Smith is inducted into the SIAC Hall of Fame
The much-loved and much-respected former coach was one of 15 legends to make up the conference’s first Hall of Fame class in 14 years, which was officially inducted Wednesday as part of the SIAC Centennial Hall of Fame Gala in Birmingham, Ala.
On the southern Atlantic coast the tidal mood changes are drastic.
The tidal streams of southeast Georgia and north Florida flow languidly through broad expanses of salt marsh and piney scrub habitat, where sawgrass and its kin profusely thrive and trees and shrubs cling precariously to life.
Lady Rams beat Clark Atlanta, 70-58
After falling behind by seven points in the second half, the Lady Rams storm back to clinch a spot in today’s SIAC championship game. (ADDS: Albany State men eliminated, Georgia Southwestern men advance in conference tournaments)
The Lady Eagles lose for the fourth time this season to Randolph-Clay
Thursday’s loss to Randolph-Clay in the Class A state title game was devastating for a Mitchell County team that was looking for the first girls basketball state championship in school history.
Wilkinson County holds on for 72-64 victory
Turner County nearly erases an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in Thursday’s Class A boys state championship game but falls to Wilkinson County, 72-64.
The Wildcats were outscored 43-27 in the second half
The Crisp Academy boys were enjoying their best season in years, but the postseason run ended Wednesday with a loss to Oak Mountain in the GISA Class A state semifinals.
Gelfand was Sherwood’s fifth coach in five years
Sherwood boys basketball Bryan Gelfand was suspended two weeks ago for using inappropriate language as he walked off the court following a game, and on Wednesday the school parted ways with him for good.
Darton, Georgia Southwestern can't catch Eastern Florida State in final round of Doublegate Invitational
Host Darton finishes tied for second
Holding a five-shot lead over both Darton and Georgia Southwestern heading into the final 18 holes, Eastern Florida State extended the margin and cruised to a seven-shot victory in the 12-team Doublegate Invitational.
Darton, Georgia Southwestern are 5 shots back
The Darton and Georgia Southwestern golf teams are five shots back of leader Eastern Florida State heading into today’s final round of the Doublegate Invitational in Albany. (ADDS: Darton softball sweeps Thomasville JV)
Columbia’s Keuntay Puckett hits a the game-winner as the buzzer sounded
Westover’s dream season came crashing down in an instant Saturday when Columbia’s Keuntay Puckett hit a game-winning buzzer beater in the Class AAAA state semifinals.
Westwood, Crisp will play in next weekend’s Final 4 at Mercer
Defending state champions Westwood and Crisp Academy are now two wins away from adding another state title to their growing collections. (ADDS: Deerfield girls, Southland girls, TAE girls eliminated)
Four Southwest Georgia teams to play in state semifinals
The Westover and Calhoun County boys and Randolph-Clay and Mitchell County girls are trying to end a nine-year state title drought in Southwest Georgia.
Lady Jets advance to region title game
On Friday, the Lady Jets continued their dominance in the postseason with a 72-54 win against defending region champ Darton in the semifinal round.
The Randolph-Clay boys and Bainbridge boys are eliminated in the Elite 8
The Calhoun County boys and Mitchell County girls both end long Final 4 droughts with victories on Thursday. (ADDS: Randolph-Clay boys, Bainbridge boys lose)
Wednesday’s 62-48 win against Towns County lifts the Lady Red Devils to their second straight trip to the Class A Final Four.
Ricardo Sloan signs a national letter-of-intent with NAIA school Point University in West Point, becoming Dougherty’s first football player in four years to accept a scholarship.