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.
Find out where the fish are biting — or not biting — around Southwest Georgia this week.
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.
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.
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.
Carver a key to SGA’s recent softball success
Southwest Georgia Academy center fielder Kendyl Carver signs a scholarship with Georgia Southwestern on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
The Herald No. 2 Indians continue their best start in 30 years and improve to 7-0 with a 31-6 win against Calhoun County. (ADDS: Bainbridge vs. Hardaway; Southland vs. Pinewood; Randolph-Clay vs. Baconton Charter; Terrell County vs. Miller County; Crisp County vs. Worth County)
At 1-4, Albany State has stumbled to its worst start in 22 years, but the Golden Rams can get back on track with a homecoming win against Morehouse.
The Lady Rams fought back from a 2-0 deficit but came up short in the fifth set in a heartbreaking loss to Columbus State.
The Albany Panthers announce the signings of a dozen players on Wednesday and also announce that two new teams are added to the PIFL.
Neither Albany State basketball teams were given much respect in the preseason rankings with the Lady Rams being picked to finish fourth in the East Division and the Golden Rams coming in at fifth.
Albany State is 1-4 for the first time since 1991 but remarkably still controls its own destiny in the SIAC East Division.
Darton State College was buzzing with hundreds of basketball players, coaches and recruiters, who gathered at the junior college campus Saturday for the Southeast JUCO Jamboree.
The Indians snap a four-game losing streak Saturday with a win against Dougherty and improve to 1-2 in Region 1-AAAA.
The Rams are rested and refocused after a bye week entering the conference game against Lane today, which ASU needs to win to control its own destiny in the East Division.
Several of the top junior college women’s basketball teams from around the country will gather in Albany today for the Southeast JUCO Jamboree at Darton State College.
The nationally-ranked No. 8 Lady Cavs got a goal from forward Lyana Perez 1:19 into the first overtime to avenge their only loss of the season and beat No. 5 GPC for the first time in the regular season since 2010.
The Southwest Georgia Academy softball team improved to 20-0 and swept Southland in the GISA Class AAA state quarterfinals to advance to the first Final Four in program history. (ADDS: Crisp Academy, Lee County softball recaps)
Darton men, women sweep Georgia Military College
The Darton soccer teams sweep Georgia Military College on Wednesday in the final home doubleheader of the season for the Cavs.