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Tattnall Square ends Southland's run with Final 4 sweep

Tattnall Square advances to GISA Class AAA championship

Two-time defending state champion Tattnall Square muscled its way past Southland in Saturday’s Class AAA Final 4 with five-inning victories of 13-0 and 11-0.

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Crisp Academy sweeps into championship

Crisp Academy sweeps David Emanuel in GISA Class A state semifinals

Crisp Academy used big first innings in both games to sweep David Emanuel in Saturday’s GISA Class A state semifinals and advance to next weekend’s championship series.

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PREVIEW: Southland OK with underdog role vs. Tattnall

Tattnall Square hosts Terrell Academy in Final 4

Southland Academy is a heavy underdog in today’s GISA Class AAA Final 4 series against two-time defending state champion Tattnall Square — but the Raiders are just fine flying under the radar.

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Terrell Academy has 'complete meltdown' in Final 4 loss

Trinity Christian advances to the GISA Class AA state championship

The Terrell Academy baseball team commits eight errors and has their most frustrating day of the season in Thursday’s GISA Class AA state semifinals against Trinity Christian, which swept the Eagles in a pair of blowouts.

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Deerfield girls tennis team finishes runner-up at state

Deerfield-Windsor is defeated by Weber in GISA Class AAA championship

With two eighth-graders in its lineup, the Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team finishes as state-runner up in the GISA Class AAA tournament.

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Sherwood names Paula Piercey new softball coach

Paula Piercey is a former Georgia Southwestern star pitcher

Sherwood athletic director Eddie Dixon announces that Paula Piercey is hired as the school’s new softball coach, replacing Michael Hatcher, who stepped down from his post after last season.

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Terrell Academy baseball back in Final 4

Terrell Academy travels to Trinity Christian for GISA Class AA semifinals

The Eagles are back in the GISA Class AA state semifinals for the first time since 2009 after beating Gatewood in last weekend’s quarterfinals.

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Dover steps down as head coach of Cavs, who finish fourth at nationals

Indian Hills runs away with national title

Dale Dover announces he is stepping down as head coach of the Darton golf team, which finished a program-best fourth place in the NJCAA Division I national tournament on Friday.

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Darton softball coach Neel: Lady Cavs showed toughness this season

Darton was eliminated from the NJCAA national tournament late Thursday

Eric Neel, who had only coached high school softball in Mississippi before taking the Darton job in January, became the third coach in six months following the resignations of David Dews and Larry Willis in 2013 — and he said his players took the adversity in stride and found a way to overcome.

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GISA BASEBALL ELITE 8 ROUNDUP: Crisp Academy advances to fifth straight Final 4

Crisp Academy sweeps Citizens Christian

Crisp Academy sweeps Citizens Christian in a quarterfinal doubleheader to advance to the Class A semifinals for the fifth straight season. (ADDS: Deerfield eliminated; Southland and Terrell Academy win Game 1)

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Darton golf moves into tie for 3rd at nationals

Darton State is 16 shots behind leader Indian Hills

Darton State is in the hunt for a national title entering today’s final round at Spirit Hollow Golf Course after shooting a 10-over 298 in Thursday’s third round to pull into a tie for third place.

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Darton softball opens national tournament with 9-1 loss

Darton State loses to Chattanooga State in five innings

No. 3 seed Chattanooga uses two home runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open a tie game, which leads to a 9-1, five-inning victory against No. 13 Darton State.

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Darton golfers climb to 4th at nationals

Cavs still trail leader by 21 strokes

Darton State was able to leap past four teams in the standings during Wednesday’s second round of the NJCAA national tournament, but the Cavs remain 21 shots behind Indian Hills, which shot a tournament-best, 7-over 295.

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PREVIEW: Lady Cavs enter nationals on 19-game winning streak

Darton State opens with Chattanooga State today at 6 p.m.

The Lady Cavs, who closed the regular season with a 19-game winning streak and a Region XVII championship, are seeded 13th in the 16-team, double-elimination national tournament bracket.

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PREVIEW: Darton golf hoping to stay hot at nationals

Cavs open NJCAA national tournament today

Darton enters the NJCAA Division I national tournament with three straight tournament victories, and the Cavs believe they have enough momentum to make a run at a national title.

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GISA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Westwood, Southland advance to quarterfinals

Westwood finishes a sweep of LaGrange Saturday in the opening round of the GISA state baseball playoffs, while Southland drops a heartbreaker to Bulloch Academy in Game 2 before winning the deciding Game 3.

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Georgia Perimeter beats Darton for region championship

Both teams still headed to district tournament

In a matchup between the tournament’s top two seeds, No. 1 Georgia Perimeter claimed the region championship with a 13-3 victory against Darton, wrapping up a tournament in which the Jaguars were dominant from start to finish.

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GHSA BOYS STATE TRACK MEET: Terrell County's Cooper, Mitchell County's West win state titles

Terrell County finishes fifth in the team standings

Terrell County’s Michael Cooper wins the 110-meter hurdles, and Mitchell County’s McKinley West conquers the 200 to give Southwest Georgia two state champions in Saturday’s GHSA boys state track & field meet.

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GISA BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Deerfield sweeps into quaterfinals

Knights take two from John Milledge

Deerfield-Windsor and Terrell Academy advance to the state quarterfinals, while Southland and Westwood win their openers on Friday.

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Darton's season continues with two dramatic wins

Darton clinches its first trip to the district tournament in program history

Luis Salas hits a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to beat Gordon College, and then Salas and Cavs rally past rival Middle Georgia to earn a spot in today’s Region XVII championship game and clinch their first trip to district in program history.

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After tough loss in region tournament, Darton beats ABAC to stay alive

Darton lost a heartbreaker to rival Middle Georgia to fall into the loser’s bracket

After getting knocked into the loser’s bracket of the Region XVII touranment by Middle Georgia, the Darton baseball team keeps its season alive with a win against ABAC.

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After best regular season in years, Miller County ousted from state tourney

Gordon Lee sweeps Miller County in state quarterfinals

A brilliant Miller County baseball season came to an abrupt halt Wednesday when Gordon Lee swept the Pirates out of the Class A state tournament in the Elite 8. (ADDS: Crisp County splits with West Laurens)

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Lady Knights fall in Final 4 to Augusta Prep

Deerfield-Windsor eliminated from GISA Class AAA state playoffs

A controversial call at the end of the first half virtually took away the game-tying goal from Deerfield-Windsor, which never threatened again in Monday’s 3-2 loss to Augusta Prep in the GISA Class AAA Final 4.

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Knights play 'Deerfield baseball' to earn No. 3 seed

Deerfield beats Brookwood, 6-1

In a game that decided the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds for GISA Region 3-AAA in this weekend’s opening round of the state playoffs, the Knights put together one of their best games of the season to clinch the third seed with a 6-1 win against Brookwood.

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GHSA BASEBALL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: Lee County smacks four homers in opening-round sweep

Trojans will play Houston County in Round 2

The Trojans go on the road to oust Region 3-AAAAA champion Ware County in the opening round of the state playoffs. (ADDS: Crisp County advances with Game 3 victory)

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GHSA STATE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS: Miller County advances to Elite 8

Pirates stretch winning streak to 7

The Region 1-A champion Pirates sweep Claxton County in an opening-round doubleheader to advance to the Elite 8 of the Class A public school state playoffs. (ADDS: Westover, Baconton Charter eliminated)

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Pelham's Williams inks with Division I Longwood

Hilary Williams signs a scholarship with Longwood University

Pelham’s Hilary Williams, one of the best point guards in Southwest Georgia, signs a scholarship with Division I Longwood University.

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Deerfield's Jones wins state golf title

Garrett Jones earns GISA Class AAA state medalist honors

Deerfield-Windsor eighth-grader Garrett Jones shoots a 1-under 71 to earn GISA Class AAA state medalist honors and lead the Knights to a second-place finish. (ADDS: GISA Class AA state tournament results)

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Eight Lady Cavs commit to four-year schools

The entire sophomore basketball class at Darton State College signs commitments to four-year schools on Tuesday.

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Darton State dominates Region XVII softball awards

Darton State coach Eric Neel, catcher Emily Church take highest awards

Darton State softball coach Eric Neel is named the Coach of the Year, and catcher Emily Church is named the Region XVII MVP as the Lady Cavs place six on the All-Region First Team.

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Albany Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2014 class

Hundreds attend Monday’s 28th annual induction ceremony

Graham Lowe, Thomie Venisee, John Murphy, Antonio Smith and Dee Matthews are inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame Monday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Albany Sports Hall of Fame to enshrine five

Tonight’s 28th annual induction ceremony begins at 6:30

Graham Lowe, Thomie Venisee, John Murphy, Antonio Smith and Dee Matthews will all be inducted into the Albany Sports Hall of Fame tonight at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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Salas' walk-off homer gives Darton split with Georgia Perimeter

Darton, Georgia Perimeter split four-game series

Darton State College second baseman Luis Salas connected on one of Georgia Perimeter’s Dustin Beggs’ sliders on the second pitch of the seventh inning and sent it soaring over the left-field wall for a walk-off home run, giving the Cavs a 2-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader.

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Darton softball, first-year coach Neel win region title

Darton State beats ABAC in Region XVII championship game

Just four months after Eric Neel took over the Darton softball program, the Lady Cavs celebrate a Region XVII championship Saturday with a 7-5 victory against ABAC.

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Darton snaps Georgia Perimeter's 21-game winning streak

Darton beats Georgia Perimeter, 10-0, in seven innings

In a matchup between the top two teams in Region XVII and two of the best teams in the country, Darton State crushes Georgia Perimeter at home to snaps the Jaguars’ 21-game winning streak.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Rams keep season alive with tournament victory; ASU, Darton softball win openers

Albany State baseball beats Benedict, 12-5

One day after the No. 1 seed Rams were stunned in the opening round of the SIAC baseball tournament, they dusted themselves off Thursday with a 12-5, bounce-back victory against Benedict College. (ADDS: Albany State and Darton softball teams win conference tournament openers)

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Albany State baseball stunned in tourney opener

Rams fall to Kentucky State, 7-5

The Rams, who entered Wednesday’s SIAC tournament opener as the No. 1 seed after an undefeated conference season, were stunned by No. 4 Kentucky State, 7-5. (ADDS: Albany State’s Kenyan Conner named Coach of the Year, six Rams honored by conference)

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Deerfield girls win region tennis title

Lady Knights will play for state title next week

The Deerfield-Windsor girls tennis team won its third straight region championship, while the Knights finished third in Tuesday’s GISA Region 3-AAA tournament.

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Lady Cavs sweep Andrew, finish season undefeated at home

Darton is a perfect 18-0 at home

No. 15 Darton, which smashed five home runs in Tuesday’s 12-0 and 8-0 victories against Andrew College, finished the season a perfect 18-0 at home and will enter Thursday’s Region XVII tournament on a 16-game winning streak

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GISA STATE SOCCER TOURNAMENT: Deerfield, Sherwood teams advance to quarterfinals

The boys and girls soccer teams from both Deerfield and Sherwood advance to the Elite 8

For the second straight year, the Deerfield boys and girls soccer teams swept through the opening round of the playoffs Tuesday with a pair of dominating wins, while Sherwood’s soccer teams also move on with two shutout victories.

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Darton baseball sets school record with 17th straight win

Cavs have won 24 of 26

The Darton baseball team won its 17th consecutive game on Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of ABAC, breaking a school record and setting the stage for this week’s four-game series with No. 6 Georgia Perimeter.

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Lady Rams settle for No. 2 seed

ASU’s doubleheader Sunday vs. Claflin is cancelled

Sunday’s season-ending doubleheader was cancelled because of poor field conditions, leaving the Lady Rams one game behind Claflin in the SIAC standings and forcing them to settle for the No. 2 seed in this week’s conference tournament.

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COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Darton baseball, softball keep winning streaks alive

Cavs have won 14 straight, Lady Cavs have won 12 in a row

The Darton baseball and softball teams, who are both ranked in the Top 20 in the NJCAA, extended double-digit winning streaks on Wednesday. (ADDS: Albany State baseball loses to Columus State, Albany State softball splits with Claflin)

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Darton golf close to 13th straight nationals berth

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.

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MASTERS: McIlroy bounces back with Top 10 finish at Augusta

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.

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MASTERS: Spieth denied history at Augusta

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.

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Watson, Spieth tied for Masters lead heading into final round

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.

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MASTER’S NOTEBOOK: Tech’s Kuchar one shot back, eyeing first major

Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar is one shot back of the lead heading into today’s final round after a dazzling performance Saturday.

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LORAN SMITH: Golf writer Jenkins a special storyteller

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.

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Former Southwest Georgia prep stars leading Albany State baseball

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.