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options1 1 year, 7 months ago on HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL -- GHSA/GISA ROUNDUP: Albany boys score just 13 points in first-round state loss to No. 1 ECL

Well actually they have six guys going Div-1, and he only plays eight until mop up time, so what's the point. Listen Albany High, nor Monroe, maybe Westover if they use a version of this strategy can beat them. So if he would have let his young team run with them and they got beat by a 100 points you would say he was crazy. The man knows basketball and he was not going to nor should get his young team, who has no chance of winning state this year anyway, demoralized when he can build for the future. I saw EL play earlier this year and let me tell you Tift would have to play well to beat them; and we know how our teams faired with them. Coach Chatmon, keep doing what you're doing. You took a group of freshmen and sophomores to the first round of the state after losing most of your players from last year. I personally don't think you're dumb or that you made a mistake.

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options1 1 year, 8 months ago on Herald Super 6er Oliver to sit out rest of year, transfer out of Crisp County after season

What lesson is the dad teaching the child? She had an altercation with the coach, and she was to be suspended for two games. That's called discipline. She returns in time for the playoffs and she learns a little humility. Instead, he shows her that if she disagrees with something, the answer is to quit and run. Way to go dad. You know there is more to life than sports. What if she gets injured on this great AAU team and I'm hoping she doesn't? Are the colleges going to be knocking down your door then? How about teaching her how to take responsibility for her actions and be successful without basketball.

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options1 2 years, 5 months ago on Graduation rates plummet under new formula

Thanks JD for the update. It's just that I've seen this happen before. People are hoping that shame will cause change. That only works if the people you're trying to change have shame. In my opinion, the leaders really don't see a problem with what they're doing and therefore will continue. I suggest you guys set up some type of forum where the true citizens of change can come out and develop some real ideas to fix the city. People hiding behind their screen names both white and black using racially motivated tones is getting old and unproductive. Provide that opportunity for some positive discussions.

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options1 2 years, 5 months ago on Graduation rates plummet under new formula

Lee Co.'s was lowered to 66%. Why wasn't that "breaking news" as well. I usually try not to get involved in these issues, but I'm really beginning to see why people believe some are out to destroy the city from within. I understand why you feel it's necessary, however, if we continue to use this tactic, we all will lose. (jobs will leave, won't come, those without customers don't by ads, those without jobs don't by papers, schools close kids have to go somewhere, maybe even Lee Co.) I promise you all, the smearing will not work, at least not for real change anyway. You have two board seats up this year, vote. It's a slow process but if done right, the city can be successful again; starting with truly educating "our kids".

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options1 2 years, 9 months ago on Pierce scores 32 to lead Albany boys past Westover

Absolutely AuntieDee, that team would certainly bring a championship back to Dougherty County.

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options1 2 years, 9 months ago on Pierce scores 32 to lead Albany boys past Westover

I agree. I wonder if the Herald staff want a do over on the Super 6er list. Like I've said before: Tim Pierce 1, Larry Sandford and Jabari McGhee 2. The other guys shouldn't be mentioned in the same conversation. Now the kid from Terrell is making an argument to be added the way he's playing. No disrespect to Gilbert, he's just a specialist at what he does (block and alter shots). Hopefully, Sanford will take out his diss on opposing teams. They can thank the Herald.

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options1 2 years, 10 months ago on Herald Super 6 team

I agree with you that Larry Sanford should have been in over the kid from Westover. I immediately thought the same thing, that he was picked solely based on who is father is and what school he attends. Now I have to disagree with the "best" player in Albany comment, however. Tim Pierce is certainly the best player in Albany, but Mr. Sanford is a close second with Jabari McGhee.

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