Former Monroe, Fort Valley State and Seattle Seahawk returned home on Saturday
Monroe High School graduate and current Seattle Seahawk Ricardo Lockette made his way home to host Ricardo Lockette Day at the Henderson Community Center in south Albany on Saturday.
Patriots avenge regular-season loss and punch ticket to state tournament
Westover will meet Americus-Sumter, who eliminated Bainbridge on a last-second tip-in, in the semifinals of the region tournament Thursday at Albany High School.
Next up for both teams is the Region 1-AAAA Tournament
ADDS: Westover girls top Dougherty in regular-season finale
Eagles close with strong victory while Lady Eagles win easily
Sherwood Christian Academy raised its 2013-14 boys region basketball championship banner at halftime Friday night.
Lady Patriots win easily while Patriots struggle
Westover will play Dougherty in its final regular-season game on Saturday.
Indians hold on to beat Westover 65-56
ADDS: Westover girls win easily over Albany
Trojans blow late lead and fall 54-52
ADDS: Shy’Keria Williams helps Dougherty girls beat Valdosta
Lady Panthers hold on for big win while Panthers win in overtime
A’Tyanna Gaulden records triple-double as Lady Panthers improve to 20-1.
Bearcats, Lady Bearcats stay atop Region 1-AAAA standings
Bainbridge boys take a 55-49 victory, while Lady Bearcats top Dougherty 64-42.
Patriots win after defeating Rams two weeks ago
ADDS: Westover Lady Patriots top Worth County
Syrupmaids take thrilling 72-66 victory
ADDS: Albany High boys exact revenge against Cairo.
Rams squeak out 76-68 victory
ADDS: Monroe girls cruise past Worth County
Tyler Cheese’s late free throws help Indians top Panthers
ADDS: Americus-Sumter girls whip Albany High
Christian Wallace, Chandler Matthews lead way for the Knights
ADDS: Westwood girls improve to 13-0 with 56-30 victory over Deerfield-Windsor
Eagles score easy 43-26 victory
ADDS: Terrell Academy girls take control in second half and win 69-36.
Patriots earn key Region 1-AAAA victory
ADDS: Westover girls defeat Worth County
Indians use strong effort from Malik Dungee to top Lee, 59-38
Indians show improvement, while Lee County girls easily top Albany Squaws.
Reed scored three touchdowns in 33-16 victory
ADDS: West Team wins GISA all-star game at Mercer University
Indians win big, while Squaws win two-point contest
After the halftime break, the Indians just poured it on, doubling their lead and emptying their bench to get reserve players some quality playing time.
Lady Greenwaves take control in second quarter
Led by a 22-point effort from Jamya McDaniel and 14 rebounds from Brittany Williams, Terrell won its second game in as many days over a Dougherty County school.
Key Key Price scores 17 in Lady Tornadoes’ victory
ADDS: Lee County-Jonesboro girls; Albany-Terrell County girls
Jordan Young helps Indians roll to easy win
The Monroe boys earn their first win of the season after dropping games to Lee County and Tift County.
Calhoun advances to second round following 13-12 victory
It just wouldn’t have been right if the rematch on Friday in the first round of the Class A public school playoffs didn’t have a little drama.
Rams finish the season with 6-4 record
The Rams’ running backs lost four fumbles over the course of the night, repeatedly putting their defense in tough spots.
Syrupmakers earn top seed, while Rams finish as region runner-up
A 37-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Cole Phillips in the fourth quarter cemented a 27-20 Cairo victory.
Eagles take advantage of turnover to win 12-8
Mitchell County earned the Region 1-A championship, outslugging Calhoun County Friday night in a game that lived up to its pregame hype.
Football standout will sign with Georgia on National Signng Day
The senior is one of the rare Southwest Georgia athletes who made the Albany Herald’s Super 6 basketball team and the Dynamite Dozen football team.
Eagles’ victory sets up first-place battle with Calhoun County next week
An interception by Mitchell County’s Josh King sealed a hard-fought win over Terrell County.
After tearing his meniscus earlier this season, McCray glad to be back
The senior has two rushing touchdowns and 28 tackles, almost half his total from last season, despite the absence.
Eagles build 39-0 halftime lead, then cruise
The win boosted the Eagles to 2-0 in Region 1-A play, good enough to remain atop the region standings with three region contests remaining in the regular season.
Greenwaves overcome 16-0 deficit
For about a quarter, it seemed as though it was more of the same for the home team as the Blazers (1-7, 0-3 Region 1-A) burst out of the gate with two touchdown drives, each with heavy doses of freshman tailback Max Deen.
Four-year starter still making big plays
Dextric Green tallied 125 tackles, 12 for loss, and two sacks en route to the Trojans’ Region 1-AAAAA championship last year.
Eagles win fifth straight game
After a 28-yard touchdown connection between Sherwood Christian School’s Dylan Evans and Chris Thomas gave the home team a 20-point lead early in the fourth quarter, whatever remaining doubt for the home crowd was removed.
Lee County wide receiver was member of Dynamite Dozen team
J.Q. Quimbley holds scholarship offers from Southern Miss, Marshall, and Middle Tennessee State, but he’s currently leaning towards Southern Miss, mainly because of their spread offense.
Patriot runner Jack Plowden among top five on boys side
Serena Tripoli, a sophomore from Lovett, took first place on the girls side with a time of 18:23.
Point total is Sherwood’s highest since scoring 50 in 2012
Not only did Sherwood Christian score on its first five possessions and jump out to a 27-6 lead in the first half, the Eagles essentially neutralized a Thomas Jefferson Academy offense that scored 50, 48, 50, and 38 points in their four previous games.
Wildcats earn first region victory, while Terrell falls to 0-2 in region play
A two-yard plunge by sophomore tailback Reid Ford gave Westwood the boost that kept their title hopes alive Friday night, the extra point clinching a 28-27 Westwood win over their region foe.
Trojans roll up offense and have several different players score
Lee County came out of the gates on fire, scoring touchdowns on their first five possessions.
Junior linebacker is a special player for the Tornadoes
Antonio Leroy, Sr. holds the Albany State all-time rushing title, and ranks fourth in Division II football history, but the younger Leroy prefers the defensive side of the ball and often takes help from his father.
Cougars grab first victory of the season
The Trojans couldn’t produce the same kind of magic like they did two weeks ago when they came from behind to upend Randolph-Clay and ended a 12-game losing streak dating back to the 2012 season.
Westwood falls to 2-2, starts Region 3-AAA play next week
Westwood quarterback Chason Worsham spread the ball around the entire game, racking up 350 total yards, 80 of which were rushing.
After lightning suspended game, Worth picks up first win of year
The turnovers still came, but along with some offensive firepower.
Senior wants to end high school career strong
Brentavious Glanton commands his fair share of attention on the defensive line, but he said the Tornadoes defense is a force to be reckoned with.
Indians built a 20-0 lead before game was ruled a no-contest
Albany High had taken a three-touchdown lead on several big plays.
Dynamite Dozen linebacker recorded 13 tackles in Patriots' first game
After a season in which he racked up 113 tackles, 16 of them for loss and was an All-Region selection, the Westover High School senior is taking things in stride for his last campaign with the Patriots.
Hornets score early and often in rout
The Pelham Hornets pounded their way to 263 first-half rushing yards, highlighted by Desmond Parker, who had 132 yards and a touchdown on just three carries.
Three-sport standout has been strong for the Indians
The Indians’ lone selection to the Albany Herald’s Dynamite Dozen team, Malik Dungee plays both sides of the ball and even handles the kicking duties.
The Eagles began their post-GISA life with a 20-13 loss to Abbeville Christian in Friday’s season opener.
Sherwood Christian, one of the area’s more younger teams in 2013, lacked depth and often had to scheme around their limitations due to personnel deficiencies. (ADDS: List of Sherwood’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)
After a tumultuous season that included three losses of margins exceeding 25 points, capped with a 42-7 loss to Westwood in the season finale, the Terrell Academy Eagles are looking to bounce back in the wake of a region realignment that brought them up to GISA Region 3-AAA. (ADDS: List of Terrell Academy’s returning starters, top newcomers and 2014 schedule)