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Darton baseball crushes ABAC for 15th straight win

Darton State improves to 32-13 overall and 22-4 in the region

Darton wins its 15th straight game and moves within a game of the school record for consecutive victories with a 12-4 rout of ABAC.

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Albany boys hold on for 49-48 win vs. Mitchell

The Indians nearly gave away a victory to visiting Mitchell County Eagles on Saturday, but Albany eventually held off Mitchell for a 49-48 win in both teams’ first games back since Christmas break.

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Cairo edges Dougherty in overtime

While the Dougherty girls got an easy win early Friday against Cairo, the Dougherty boys team came up short in overtime, 56-54.

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Deerfield wins season opener behind Barber's 20 points

The Knights jump ahead early on Glenwood (Ala.) Academy and win their season opener, 78-58. (ADDS: Deerfield-Windsor girls lose in home opener)

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Westover manhandles Liberty, 27-7

The Patriots will host Stockbridge next Friday

Westover running back and Herald Dynamite Dozen selection Shannon Saunders rushes for two TDs to lead the Patriots past Liberty County, 27-7.

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Lee County routs Northside-Columbus

After a bizarre first quarter that included three turnovers in less than two minutes, the Herald No. 1 Trojans put their foot on the gas and never let off, coasting to a 55-0 victory thanks to a 27-point outburst in the second quarter.

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Collier, Lee bounce back with rout of Harris County

Ohio State commit Stephen Collier has one of his best games of his career at Lee County and guides the Herald No. 1 Trojans to a huge Region 1-AAAAA win against defending region champion Harris County.

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Westwood falls to Valwood in state title rematch

In a rematch of last year's GISA Class AA state title game, Valwood comes on top again against Westwood with a 28-7 win.

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Westover hosts 32nd annual cross country meet

The Westover Cross Country Invitational, in its 11th year at Robert Cross Middle School and 32nd year overall, welcomed 37 schools and hundreds of runners to the Good Life City on Saturday.

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Mitchell County cruises past Randolph-Clay 44-20

Mitchell County fell behind early in Friday night’s game but stormed back for a 22-point win against the Red Devils.

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Lee County survives scare from Dodge County

The Herald No. 1 Trojans fall behind early to Dodge County but bounce back for a 28-14 win.

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Worth wins Region 1-AAAA opener vs. Dougherty

Fresh off a 49-14 home drubbing at the hands of Class AAAAA neighbors Tift County, the Worth County Rams played the role of unruly guest this week, knocking off Dougherty, 42-21.

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Tift County crushes Worth County, 49-14

Worth County drops its final non-region game in a big way Friday, losing to Tift County, 49-14.

Sherwood cruises to first victory of season

The Eagles shut out Northside-Dothan (Ala.) Academy, 35-0, to improve to 1-2 heading into next week’s showdown with Southland.

North Florida Christian routs DWS, 48-7

The Knights can’t contain North Florida Christian’s playmakers Friday night and fall to 1-1 on the season.

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Panthers demolish Lions in regular-season and home finale, turn attention to playoffs

The Panthers close the regular season with a smashing of bitter rival Columbus and now turn their focus to their first-round playoff game next week against top seed Alabama.

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PREVIEW: Panthers look to close regular season on winning note vs. Lions

Albany hopes to finish strong tonight in its regular-season finale against bitter rival Columbus, which won’t make the playoffs and comes into the game with one goal: send the Panthers into the postseason with an ugly loss.

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No time to relax

Outside of it being a rivalry, Saturday’s regular-season finale between the Panthers and the Lions is meaningless for either team as far as the postseason picture goes, but that hasn’t stopped Albany from still preparing hard this week with the playoffs looming in eight days.

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Minor setback

Saturday’s loss to Lehigh Valley means the Albany Panthers will have to win back-to-back games on the road to clinch a third straight league title, but it’s a challenge the 6-5 Panthers are up to.

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Panthers fall to Steelhawks in final seconds, can’t clinch No. 2 seed

The Panthers lose another close game to Lehigh Valley late Saturday in the Civic Center, 53-49, and miss out on an opportunity to clinch the No. 2 seed in the PIFL playoffs.

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Home playoff game up for grabs for Panthers, Steelhawks

The No. 2 seed in the PIFL playoffs and home-field advantage in the opening round will be on the line tonight in the Albany Civic Center for both the Panthers and the Steelhawks.

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Expect a fight

The Panthers have not only clawed their way back into playoff contention, but a win Saturday night at home would assure at least one postseason game at the Civic Center, although standing in their way will be a determined Lehigh Valley team that has the same at stake as long as they can win and Richmond loses.

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Panthers dominate 2nd half, rout Lions

The Panthers get just their second win on the road late Saturday as they outscore rival Columbus 20-1 in the second half and come back to Albany with a 35-15 victory.

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Crunch time begins

Tonight in Columbus kicks off a crucial stretch of games for the Albany Panthers, who are clinging to the fourth and final playoff spot with three regular-season contests left to play.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Panthers control own destiny for home playoff game

If the Albany Panthers win their final three regular season games they will host the opening round of the PIFL playoffs at the Albany Civic Center. (ADDS: Notes on QB Lester; honoring injured teammates)

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Panthers: We’ll step up in Savage’s absence

Despite the loss of star wideout Antwone Savage, the Panthers vow to not only pick up the slack, but they plan to win another title in honor of their injured leader.

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Panthers win 3OT thriller vs. Raiders, lose star WR Savage for season

Needing a win to stay in the playoff hunt, two-time defending champion Albany gets just that Saturday in triple overtime at home against Richmond --- but the thrilling 69-63 victory comes at a price when star wideout Antwone Savage goes down with a season-ending ankle injury.

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PREVIEW: Panthers hope march to playoffs begins tonight against second-place Raiders

At 4-4 overall and in fourth place in the PIFL standings, the two-time defending champion Albany Panthers must close the regular season strong, beginning tonight at home in a showdown with the second-place Richmond Raiders, who can clinch a playoff spot with a win.

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Panthers: ‘Up-and-down’ year can be turned around

After another bye week, the struggling Panthers enter Saturday’s showdown at the Civic Center against Richmond refreshed and ready.

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SB&T bike races in downtown Albany on Saturday a success

Hundreds of serious cyclists from around the country invade downtown Albany on Saturday to take part in the annual timed SB&T Criterium Bike Race.

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Panthers lose for 3rd time in last 4 games

Lehigh Valley hits a field goal with 0.8 seconds left to down the Panthers in Saturday's PIFL game.

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Panthers hope win will come out of longest road trip of year

Albany heads to Pennsylvania this weekend for a 1,000-mile road trip, hoping to win its second straight game and then return to the Good Life City, where the Panthers will play three of their final four regular-season games.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Resurgent offense has Albany confident on road trip to Pa.

The Panthers have shed their three-game losing streak and look for two wins in a row when they next hit the road to play in Pennsylvania.

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Lee soccer’s Roland chooses Darton State

After spending most of her high school career in Valdosta, Alexis Roland found a home her senior year at Lee County, where she parlayed her senior season on the soccer field into a college scholarship with Darton State on Wednesday.

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Gordon baseball lands DWS star Butler

Coleman Butler is headed to Gordon College after signing Tuesday during a ceremony at Deerfield.

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Panthers snap three-game losing streak with win vs. Swashbucklers

The Albany Panthers snap a three-game losing streak late Saturday with a thrilling 45-42 victory against the Louisiana Swashbucklers in the Albany Civic Center.

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Darton loses late lead, region title to Middle Georgia

A season where the Darton baseball team set multiple school records and rose into the Top 10 in the national NJCAA poll ends Saturday in the Region XVII championship game.

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PREVIEW: Panthers hoping return home can end three-game losing streak

Following a long road trip — and back-to-back bye weeks — the Panthers will play their first home game tonight in almost two months within the friendly confines of the Civic Center.

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LOCAL COLLEGE/PREP ROUNDUP: Middle Georgia nips Darton, pushes Cavs into losers’ bracket; DWS golf wins final regular-season meet

Darton forces extra innings with a late comeback, then falls in the 11th to drop into the Region XVII tournament’s losers’ bracket.

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PREVIEW: Panthers look to cap three-game road trip tonight with win

Albany finally comes to the end of its midseason road trip tonight in Virginia, where the Panthers hope to snap a two-game losing streak before returning home next week.

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PANTHERS NOTEBOOK: Albany returns from byes, eager to end 2-game skid

Albany tries to use back-to-back bye weeks to figure out what went wrong during two straight losses after starting the season 3-0.

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SCA boys soccer wins state opener easily

Led by T.J. Clay, The Herald's reigning Player of the Year, the Eagles advance in the GISA Class AA state tournament Wednesday with a 7-1 rout of Monsignor Donovan.

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LOCAL PREP ROUNDUP: Sherwood, Terrell Academy girls soccer teams roll in state tournament openers

Katelyn Cuff scores two goals to lead the Sherwood girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory against defending champion Gatewood, while Terrell Academy beats Piedmont, 4-1. (ADDS: Crisp baseball, DWS-Sherwood baseball, Dougherty-Americus baseball)

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Welcome to the club

Former local sports stars Chris Cameron, Julee Bailey, Archie Chatmon and Johnny Seabrooks become the Albany Sports HOF latest inductees Monday night.

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Panthers still scratching heads over Knoxville debacle

With a huge game looming Saturday night at co-first place Alabama, Albany spent this week at practice trying to right the many wrongs of last week’s stunning loss to previously winless Knoxville.

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Panthers stunned by previously winless Nighthawks

The Albany Panthers headed into Friday night’s PIFL showdown against winless Knoxville as the only undefeated team in the league, but a stunning 31-28 loss dropped Albany’s record to 3-1.

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Panthers set for the long road

The Albany Panthers say the won’t take lowly Knoxville for granted Saturday night when they begin the first of three road games

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Headed for the road

The Albany Panthers make some changes in their win against Alabama to take momentum into a long stretch away from Albany

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Panthers hammer Hammers in battle of unbeatens

In a battle of PIFL unbeatens Saturday night at the Albany Civic Center, the Panthers leave no doubt who’s No. 1 in the league when they hammer the Hammers to move to 3-0. (UPDATED: 1 a.m. with additional details, quotes)

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Dover gets his due

The man who helped deliver three straight national titles to Darton — former head coach and current golf director Dale Dover — is set to enter the NJCAA Golf Coaches Hall of Fame.

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