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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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)
The entire sophomore basketball class at Darton State College signs commitments to four-year schools on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Georgia Tech star Matt Kuchar is one shot back of the lead heading into today’s final round after a dazzling performance Saturday.
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.