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Scott Chancey

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Byne girls hoops team open playoffs today, one win from Final Four (Web exclusive)

The Byne girls basketball team, with a win today, can reach itsfirst GCAA Final Four since the early 1990s.

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY: Americus-Sumter stars Cochran, Wiggins head to next level

Keldrik Cochran signs with Albany State, while friend and teammate Keon Wiggins is headed West to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas.

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No. 1 Monroe boys wins in first defense of state's top ranking; girls fall by 20

The Tornadoes have defended their Herald No. 1 ranking successfully all season, but on Friday, Monroe wins its first game as the No. 1 team in all of Class AAA by beating Crisp County.

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NCAA grants ex-Westover star Savage 6th year

Former Westover star Aairon Savage, a defensive back at Auburn, found out from the NCAA on Thursday he can receive a sixth year of eligibility after missing the past two years due to injury.

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QU Celebrity Hunt begins

Celebrities from far and wide once again gather in Albany for the Quail Unlimited Celebrity Quail Hunt which begins festivities tonight and the hunt itself on Friday.

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Americus-Sumter coaching search heats up

Following the resignation of the Panthers' Mark Wilson in December, Americus-Sumter continues to weed through a host of candidates in an effort to find its next head football coach.

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Titans win -- but not without controversy

A late missed call in the men's game by officials favors Albany Tech on Saturday in a win vs. Gordon.

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Terrell County, Randolph-Clay split rivalry games Saturday night

The Herald's No. 4 boys team, Terrell County, cruises past Randolph-Clay while the No. 2 Lady Red Devils win easily against the Lady Greenwave.

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DWS swimmers finish strong at home

Deerfield-Windsor has several strong performances, including one for a school record as the Knights win the Deerfield Invitational on Friday at ASU.

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2-for-2

Albany may have won eight of its last 10 games coming into Friday but the Indians can't get over the hump that is Mitchell County, losing to the Eagles for the second time this year.

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Ex-Dougherty football coach Flowers headed to Troup County?

Late Thursday night, former Dougherty football coach Charles Flowers tells The Herald he is hoping to become the new coach at Troup County even though he said he was planning to retire when he resigned late last year.

Change of venue for Round 2 of Monroe-Westover basketball game part of thought process

The Feb. 5 game between The Herald's top two boys teams, No. 1 Monroe and No. 2 Westover, might be moved to either Albany State or Darton College to accomodate an expected large crowd.

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DWS girls, boys slam Southland, seize control of Region 3-AAA

Deerfield-Windsor's girls go on a game-ending, 12-0 run to rival beat Southland, 35-18, on Tuesday night.

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Round 2 of Monroe-Westover to be moved?

On Tuesday, the Dougherty County Schools athletic committee explores moving the next Monroe-Westover game to either Darton or Albany State instead of Monroe in order to accommodate a larger crowd -- a move the Tornadoes oppose.

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Savage hopes for return

Former Westover star Aairon Savage's father confirms newspaper reports from over the weekend that his son, who has missed the past two seasons at Auburn due to injury, will apply for a medical waiver in hopes of getting a sixth year of eligibility.

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Sherwood boys close strong, down Southland; Lady Raiders roll SCA girls

Led by Wesley Pittman and Brannan Anthony, the Eagles earn a big road win Friday against Southland.

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AREA RECRUITING NOTEBOOK: Mitchell County's Scott verbals to Stanford as junior

Eagles receiver Justin Scott still has one season of prep football left, but that did not stop him from verbally committing to Stanford rather than Georgia.

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Tech's Johnson to visit DWS star Zenon next week

Deerfield-Windsor superstar running back -- and The Herald's John Reynolds Player of the Year -- Tony Zenon, will be visited by Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson on Wednesday.

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Rams' O'Neal earns SIAC honor

Previously described by Rams coach Chris Cameron as the spark plug to the Albany State men's basketball team, junior Truett O'Neal is the SIAC Men's Player of the Week.

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Towering presence

After hardly playing last year at Gulf Coast Community College, ex-Monroe standout Dominique Gilbert is coming into her own as a center at her hometown Darton College.

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Herald No. 3 Lady Patriots avenge loss to No. 2 Randolph-Clay; Westover boys rebound from loss to Monroe

The Herald's No. 3 Westover Lady Patriots rebound from Friday's loss against Monroe to beat No. 2 Randolph-Clay in Cuthbert.

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Westover's Ochie out of hospital, held from action

After a scary fall left him out cold and in the hospital from Friday's game against Monroe, Westover's Onochie Ochie is released Saturday and won't play again until he is medically cleared by doctors.

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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Lee County's Polk signs with ABAC; Westover wrestling wins Area Duals

Lee County soccer star Kelly Polk locks up her future Friday by signing with ABAC.

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Herald No. 5 Lady Indians rout rival Lady Pirates

Carrie Washington posts a double-double as Seminole County whips up on Miller County on Friday night.

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Donalson's big shot for Seminole shocks rival Miller

Seminole County forward Taiwan Donalson's steal and layup during the final seconds give the Indians a 50-49 victory against rival Miller County.

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Lady Titans return from break with loss; men lose heartbreaker on road

Just three days before their first region game, Albany Tech's women lose, 59-44, to St. Petersburg College at home.

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SMALL COLLEGE NOTES: Andrew names Riffe new A.D.

Gene Kirkpatrick resigns from his job as Andrew College's athletic director as women's basketball coach Mike Riffe takes over the position on an interim basis.

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PREP HOOPS ROUNDUP: Miller County's Martin hits 1,000 career points; Seminole County boys win thriller vs. Early County

Miller County's Will Martin hit 1,000 career points Tuesdya night, although it comes in a loss to Webster County.

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Will power

The bond between Miller County coach Tim Martin and his son, point guard Will Martin, has played a major role in the senior's success, which will likely reach a milestone tonight as Will needs just 12 points to reach 1,000 for his career.

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Westover boys, girls rout Lee County

For the second time this year, the Patriots and Lady Patriots down neighboring rival Lee County, this time Saturday night in Leesburg.

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Darton swimmers shine in Savannah; wrestling team gears up for 'Cavalier Duals' on Saturday in Albany

After two Top 10 finishes at a weekend meet in Savannah, Darton swim coach David Hughes lauds the performances of his teams.

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Family affair

Calhoun County twins DeAmber and DeAngel Harris, along with first cousin Keiyanna Harris, not only all live together, but this season they're finding harmony both on and off the court

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Miller boys drop perfect Pelham

In an early region battle, the Hornets fall from the ranks of the unbeaten thanks to 25 points from Miller County's Will Martin, while the Lady Hornets down the Lady Pirates in the girls game.

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Cotton wins in Americus return

Crisp County, coached by ex-Americus-Sumter coach Robert Cotton Jr., rallies from a 23-point halftime deficit and beats the Panthers, 94-76, on Saturday.

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Cotton Jr. returns to Americus tonight to face former team, old friend

Robert Cotton Jr. left Americus-Sumter this past offseason for a new challenge at Crisp County, but returns tonight to face his former team and friend Michael Coley, who took over the Panthers.

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Lee County boys fall to Worth County, but coach glad to be back on sidelines

Even after Worth County's leading scorer, Josh Alford, is ejected, the Rams still hold off Lee County, 64-61, sending once-ailing coach Tim McPherson's Trojans to another loss.

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Moore scores 30 as Lee girls beat Worth by 50 points

DaQuenna Moore scores 30 points, leading the Lady Trojans to an 84-34 victory Friday night against the Lady Rams in Leesburg.

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Family matters

Tonight's GHSA Class AA Final Four showdown between Fitzgerald and Buford is Purple Hurricanes football coach Robby Pruitt's last chance to win a state championship with one of his sons on the team.

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Gilbert drops 37 points in Lady Panthers victory

Jayme Gilbert scores 19 points in the second quarter and finishes with 37 as Americus-Sumter beats Dougherty, 60-48.

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Gimmie Moore

Americus-Sumter's Tyler Moore scores 15 points Tuesday in a 66-54 win against Dougherty at home, giving first-year Panthers coach Michael Coley his second victory.

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Eagles win; Knights fall

Terrell Academy claims its second straight state football title while Deerfield-Windsor School comes up short of a repeat.

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GISA CLASS A STATE TITLE NOTEBOOK: Trick play sets tone in TAE win

After a trick play doesn't work against Thomas Jefferson, Terrell Academy tries the same one later in the game and scores, setting the tone in the state championship win Friday night in Dawson.

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Back-to-back

The Terrell Academy Eagles run all over Thomas Jefferson on Friday night in Dawson to win the GISA Class A State Championship for the second consecutive year.

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Murdock has best of both worlds

As both head football coach and headmaster at Terrell Academy, Bill Murdock has the perfect balance as his Eagles try to defend their GISA Class A state title tonight against Thomas Jefferson in Dawson.

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One day away, Part 2

The Eagles' lucky charm, legendary coach Don Beard, may miss the title game after coming down with the flu.

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2008 ASU HOOPS PREVIEW: Rams just want consistentcy

Albany State started well last year but finished poorly as the Rams get set to begin their rebound season today at Georgia Southwestern.

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PREP BASKETBALL: 2009 Herald preview -- Knights look to finally end state championship drought

The 2002-03 season was the last time Deerfield-Windsor's boys won a state title, though this year, they hope end that dry spell.

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PREP BASKETBALL: 2009 Herald preview -- Lady Eagles continue turnaround

Second-year coach Rebecca Fyock hopes to take SCA back to its Final 4 level.

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PREP BASKETBALL: 2009 Herald preview -- Lady Knights aim for another Final 4

After a young DWS girls basketball team, with a first-year coach, reached the GISA Class AAA Final Four last year, this year the girls hope their experience will earn them a return trip.

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PREP BASKETBALL: 2009 Herald Preview -- SCA boys aiming high in 2009

Second-year coach Matt Ruta and Sherwood Christian hope to make a run at the GISA Class AA Final Four.