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Living the dream

The Joiner family makes sacrifices so sons Tyler and Jacob can play in junior golf tournaments.

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State-ranked Thomasville can't stop Herald No. 5 Early County boys

The Bobcats are making a case as the best team in Southwest Georgia as they improve to 10-1 overall after Tuesday’s convincing home win against state-ranked Thomasville, 67-61.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: DWS boys start season with 96-32 win against Brookwood

Deerfield-Windsor's boys win season opener, DWS girls stay perfect, Early County boys improve to 4-0 with win against Seminole, and Pelham girls knock off Bainbridge in a large roundup of high school basketball from Tuesday night.

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Westwood waxes Covenant, 48-7, gets back to GISA Class A Final Four

The Wildcats extend their winning streak that dates back to last year's state title team to 24 with an easy first-round playoff win Saturday night against Covenant, 48-7, in Camilla.

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Bowden: Paterno 'negligent' in Penn State scandal

For the first time since legendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden's longtime friend and one-time coaching rival Joe Paterno was fired late Wednesday night by Penn State amid an ongoing investigation into child abuse by Paterno's former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Bowden gives his candid thoughts on Paterno's dismissal during a one-on-one interview with The Albany Herald on Friday afternoon at Doublegate Country Club.

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Herald Prep Peek: Fab 5 poll, Quote of the Week, By the Numbers, Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dropin, and playoff schedule

Here's the final Herald Fab 5 poll and weekly prep football roundup, includung the Quote of the Week, Herald Heisman Watch, Dynamite Dropin, By the Numbers and playoff schedule.

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LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS: Local top runners Taylor, Kennedy fall short at state cross country meet; Andrew women's hoops moves to 3-1

Westover defending state champ Ericka Taylor and Lee County hopeful Jacob Kenendy both falter during the state cross country championship Saturday in Carrollton and come up short of their goals.

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2010 HERALD ALL-AREA TEAM: Softball

Find out which star ladies from the diamond this fall sports season are named to the 200 Herald All-Area Softball Team.

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Albany Amateur crowns four new champions

Spencer Davis wins the men's division title, Kathryn Fowler repeats as the women's champ, Joe Dorner wins the senior division, while Mike Cooper captures the newly added men's mid-am title at the 6th annual Albany Amateur Championship, which ended at Grand Island on Sunday.