High School basketball scores from Friday night

Many area teams will play non-region games in MLK Day classics Monday, but Friday night was all about positioning for the pending region tournaments. Here are the scores:

  2019 War at the Border features some of the best talent around Thomasville

Tuesday Night Hoops: High school scores, highlights

Cook hires 2-time 5-A coach of the year, Jamie Rodgers as new head coach

MLK Hoops Classic to benefit ASU athletics

Inseparable: 2 Lady Trojans will remain teammates at GMC

Embracing Boring: Fighting Tigers off to strong start

Continued Coverage

Lady Jets improve to 17-2, remain undefeated in conference

Thomas Davis continuing career apart from Carolina

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: James Thomas

Tuesday Night High School basketball scores/highlights

10th Florida vs Georgia War at the Border all-star game bringing scouts to South Georgia

Westwood falls in make-up game against Windsor

  College football playoffs bringing money into the local economy

Alabama and Clemson will square off for the third time in the national championship.Many locally based businesses are getting ready for the big game, as it bring in a lot of customers and revenue.

Date set for Blazers National Championship celebration

Valdosta State will honor the 2018 National Champion Blazers Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, with a blowout ceremony from 6-8 p.m. on the VSU Front Lawn.

  Friday’s Finals: Area high School basketball scores and highlights

Many area schools played their first basketball games of 2019 on a Friday night in South Georgia. Here are the reported final scores from throughout the area:

Blazers take down West Florida in 2019 home opener

The VSU Lady Blazers win their 2019 home opener against highly ranked West Florida Thursday night in Valdosta.

Americus-Sumter Basketball getting set for 2019 schedule

Lady Rams Soccer team begins search for new head coach

200 and counting

Lee County to host 3rd annual Roundball Classic

Lee County finishes season in Geico State Champions Bowl Series

Statement Game: Lee County not holding punches

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jammie Robinson

Jammie Robinson is the 2018 winner Presented by Orthopedic Associates.The Senior safety was a Swiss army knife for the Trojans.

2018 Early Signing Period signings from South Georgia

This is the second year the NCAA has allowed for an early signing period in college football for players to ink in the midst of bowl season.

PLAY OF THE YEAR: Harrison blocks a FG to save Bainbridge’s season

Roman Harrison, the Tennessee commit who used his 39-inch vertical to jump the a-gap and get a paw on the football.The blocked field goal sent the game to overtime.

McDowell’s Motivation: Title run dedicated to Caleb’s late mother

The final 6 games, McDowell scored 13 times en route to a Bainbridge 5A State championship.It ended a title drought that lasted 36 years, a title drought that lasted about a year longer than his mother’s life.

Friendly Fire: Hot Shotz take on ASU football staff

The Albany How Shotz hosted the Albany State football coaching staff in a basketball exhibition Monday night.

What’s at stake for Lee County in national game

A win against the No. 5 team in the nation may not earn them national championship status from one of the high school football polls, but Dean Fabrizio joked that he’ll reward his Trojans either way.

Lee County to host Geico State Champions Bowl game

Lee Co. will play on ESPNU

Moultrie athlete charged with felonies in Arkansas

He was armed with a rifle at the time

Lee County High returns home as back to back champs

The Lee County Trojans returned home from Atlanta this morning after claiming their second championship win.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: GHSA State Championship games and scores

At least one team will come home as state champions.

VSU Blazers take Texas

The Valdosta State University Football team is preparing for its big trip to the national championship.

Clinch prevails in 1-A football championship

The Irwin Co. Indians fell just short

TEXAS-BOUND: No. 1 Blazers advance to National Championship

It wasn’t the typical domination Valdosta State has spoiled its fans with all season, but it was enough to earn a bite at the NCAA Division II National Championship.

Colquitt County seeking redemption in state championship

The Colquitt County Packers have been anxious to make it back to the state championship after their disappointing upset last year.Now, the Packers are 14-0 and looking for payback.

Haven Brady Jr. finishes 10th at national boxing tournament

Haven Brady Jr is a name that continues to circulate throughout the city of Albany.His goal, to put the city he loves on the map for boxing.

The Bearcats have earned their stripes en route to ATL

The last two wins at Buford and Stockbridge were sparked by game-breaking kick returns from sophomore Caleb McDowell, including this one off the lateral to give the Bearcats the lead with a minute and change to go.

Lee County a championship game away from perfection

Lee County will face Northside, Warner Robins for all the marbles Tuesday night in Atlanta.And the Trojans will be looking to cap off a perfect 15-0 season for a second straight state title.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (12/5/18): King flies all over for Lee County

Lee County had the tall task of shutting down Lanier quarterback and Texas A-M commit Zach Calzada in the semifinals this past Friday night.

Valdosta paints the town black and red with Blazer pride

The City is of Valdosta is asking residents to get out and paint the town red and black, but with Blazer Pride.

Blazers on track to make first undefeated season

The Valdosta State Blazers have been tearing through their schedule all season long, now holding a 12-0 record, with their potential first finals appearance since 2012.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (12/4/18): Benyard makes the sideline catch

In the first half, Zach Smith connected with Garland Benyard on the sideline, and Benyard got his toes in for the completion.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (12/3/18): Irwin County stifles top offense in state

With the win, the Indians are headed to the state championship in A-public for the 4th time in 5 years.

School closures for GHSA football state championships in ATL

Five South Georgia football teams earned a bid to play in the Georgia High School Association football state championships.

Round 4: Friday night football schedule and scores

Everything from state championship titles to a shot at making it to the Mercedes Benz Stadium are on the line as teams head into the fourth round of playoffs. Teams will either bring it to the gridiron and leave it all on the field or go home empty handed.

5 South Georgia teams are Mercedes Benz bound

South Georgia has been spoiled this season with 5 teams getting the chance to return with a state title.

Runners-up: Crisp Academy returns to GISA with state title loss

Crisp Academy’s first football season back in the Georgia Independent School Association since 2015 ended in defeat.

Lee County Warriors cheer make nationals

The Lee County warriors Varsity small level 2 team will compete in nationals on Monday.This is their third season, and their first time making it to Orlando.

No. 6 Blazers open GSC play with win over Union

Beau Justice led the way with 26 points as No. 6 Valdosta State topped Union 91-80 in their Gulf South Conference opener.The Blazers improved to (6-0) after shooting 50% from the field in front of their home crowd.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/28/18): Grace’s game-winner propels Eagles

With a bid to the state title game on the line, Terrell Academy trailed Burke Academy by 4 points.That’s when Blaine Grace scored a game-winning touchdown with a minute to go, earning the Albany-Area player of the week.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (11/27/18): Caleb McDowell makes a house call

Bainbridge was already rewarded as the team of the week after their upset of Buford.Now one of the key moments in that game was voted as the top high school football highlight of the week.

Batter up: Dougherty Co. middle schools almost ready to play ball

The Dougherty County School System is excited that it is close to finishing the middle school baseball fields.

Stakes are raised as rematch between Eagles and Gators takes place in Finals

Every time the Terrell Academy Eagles have found themselves in the state finals with Bill Murdock at the main headset, it’s ended with the Eagles being crowned champions.But the last time the Eagles were in the Finals, was back in 2009.

Crisp Academy ready for first Finals appearance since 2003

Terrell Academy won't be the only team representing South Georgia in Macon this Friday.Crisp Academy will be joining them to see if they can find their first state championship since 2002.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (11/26/18): Bainbridge pulls the upset

On a cold, rainy night in Buford, The underdog Bainbridge Bearcats stormed in and snagged a victory.Bainbridge took down the heavily favored Buford team 23-20 in the quarterfinals.

ASU finds second win of the season

The ASU Rams were 1-4 heading into their match-up against Central State.The Rams jumped out to a 47-41 lead at halftime over the Marauders.

Blazers put up 45 points in second half to secure second round victory

The VSU Blazers haven’t loss a game since November 4th of 2017 and hasn’t been apart of the playoffs since 2016, where they fell in the first round.

Round 3: Friday night football schedule and scores

The chances of multiple state champions from South Georgia are heightening by the week. It’s Round 3 of the high school football state playoffs.

Game of the Week (11/23/18): North Gwinnett @ Colquitt County

14 South Georgia teams are still alive and playing tonight in the playoffs, but we have 15 all together, as the Crisp Academy Wildcats are getting ready for the GISA state championship next week.

Eagles hosting a familiar foe in the semifinals

Terrell Academy took down Burke Academy in early September for its first win of the year. The Eagles will host Burke this weekend for the GISA State semifinals.The Eagles have been on a roll.

Cool Toole: Lee County QB has a clean sheet

You know what Lee County is thankful for? Kyle Toole.Their senior quarterback has 31 touchdowns and not a single interception on the year.

Tiftarea’s toughest test yet lies in the semifinals

Tiftarea is one win away from a GISA State championship appearance, and defense is what they're thankful for.The unit is giving up just over 7 points per game, and they have an average margin of victory of well over 30.

Blazers eyeing national title, not overlooking 2nd round

The playoffs are a process, and the Blazers aren’t skipping any steps, or overlooking any opponents.They host Bowie state in the NCAA Division II second round.

Lowndes Vikings ‘march’ up the east coast

A couple of South Goeriga students went ‘marching’ around the big apple.

Busses to support the north-bound Wildcats and Blue Devils

Busses are available to take fans up to the games that'll be played in the Atlanta area.Tift County plays at Archer in the quarterfinals, and Valdosta Plays at Dacula Friday night.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (11/21/18): Engram finds the end zone twice

There’s only a couple Albany-Area teams still alive, and for the second straight week the top athlete comes from Lee County.Jeremiah Engram picked up his first Albany-Area player of the week award of the season.

Lowndes searching for ring number 6

It’s not just the Wildcats in search of a state title either, it’s also the Lowndes Vikings who are in the hunt for another state title.Randy McPhearson already has three, but the last one was back in 2007.

Wildcats make second quarterfinal appearance in three years

The Valdosta State Blazers aren't the only football team trying to claim a title in the city.

Play of the Week (11/20/18): Casen Royal finds Bo Cunningham

Week 14 brought us a lot of excitement for South Georgia teams.A lot of great plays were made, but only three could be chosen as our nominees and only one cane be our Play of the Week.

2nd annual Grapple on the Gridiron held in Valdosta

The city of Valdosta is as busy as can be this week.With Valdosta and Lowndes competing for state titles and VSU getting set for their playoff run, it’s just a good time for football.But now... it look as if South Georgia wrestling, might give them a run.

Allegedly drunken and disorderly curling team gets booted from tournament in Canada

Video captured by a spectator Saturday shows Northwest Territories curler Jamie Koe appearing to be intoxicated before the team’s 4:30 p.m. game. The skipper, sitting on the ice, begins crawling.

Blazers improve to 5-0 in record setting victory

The Valdosta State Blazers took on the Brewton-Parker Barons Monday night in Valdosta.The Blazers found their fifth win in a row since their exhibition match-up against FSU.

Irwin County finds fifth straight quarterfinals appearance

The Irwin County Indians have been on a tear this season, finding their first 11-0 record, since their 1975 state championship year.Coincidence? It could be, but that isn’t the only thing Irwin County has accomplished this season.

Team of the Week (11/19/18): Fitzgerald Hurricanes for taking down #1 seed Swainsboro

We have 14 teams remaining in the title race, but as always, we show one team who we believe shined during the week.

Rams find first win of the season against GSW

The ASU Rams find their first win of the season against Georgia Southwestern in the SIAC Classic held at ASU West campus.The Rams had fallen to a 0-3 record after falling to top ranked Valdosta State Thursday.

Annual Tip off Classic showcases 4 high school teams

It was a busy day at ASU East campus, where 4 high school’s were showcasing their talents to the city of Albany.8 basketball teams faced off in a one game match-up to see who could take the bragging rights in the beginning of the season.

Week 14: Friday night football schedule and scores

High school football teams are four wins away from a state title, but just one loss away from elimination. It’s Round 2 of the state playoffs. There are 16 teams left in each classification in the GHSA, and we’re down to just eight in the GISA.

Robert Skinner and Rams set sights on 2018-2019 season

Certainly, a high intensity practice at ASU East campus, as the Lady Rams are putting in just a regular game like practice, the same they do every day.

Game of the Week(11/16/18): Effingham County @ Lee County

The first round of the playoffs is in the books, but we have a total of 21 South Georgia teams still alive in the playoffs.