Dougherty County School Systems holds 19th basketball tournament

Since 2000, the Dougherty County School System has hosted the Elementary League Basketball Tournament.Giving some of the local middle schools the opportunity to prove, they’re the best around.

  Ricardo Lockette and Steve Largent recognized by Boys & Girls club

Worth County Baseball on a roll

Albany residents want Monroe High interim basketball coach to stay

Former Olympian speaks at Albany State University

  A life on the water

ASU Softball’s undefeated SIAC streak comes to an end

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Rams start SIAC play off with a four game sweep

  Rams take the field for first day of spring ball

Propst: Despite requests, never interviewed in ‘shrouded in secrecy’ investigation

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

  New details in Propst firing

Americus-Sumter holds community day for basketball

  Gordy Gruhl named Westwood Athletic Director

Since taking the head coaching job at Westwood this past season, coach Gordy Gruhl has helped lead the Wildcats basketball team. But now he will have the opportunity to oversee all of Westwood’s athletics.

McDuffie moving on from Dougherty for his Alma mater

Rufus Mcduffie is a basketball coaching legend in the 229.After 3 years at Dougherty high, he’s accepted an offer he couldn’t refuse and is moving on.

Moultrie Observer: Propst investigation cites pill incidents, dishonesty, insubordination

An investigation by Colquitt County School Superintendent Doug Howell determined Rush Propst violated five standards of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators, including by giving pills to students “on more than one occasion.”

Sumter County approves Couch as the new leader of the Panthers

The Sumter County School board approved Ross Couch as the new leader of the panthers.Couch spent the past two years as head coach at Bradwell Institute in Liberty county.

  Rush Propst fired as Colquitt Co. football coach

  Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell, according to reports

  Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

Pickett’s Pursuit: 5 for 5 at state championships

Lady Jets make third straight national playoff appearance

Haven Brady jr. takes home 5th state title

Lady Jets dynastic run continues with 5th title in 7 years

South Georgia Tech took down Spartanburg Methodist 100-51 in Americus Saturday afternoon for the District J championship.The Lady Jets wire-to-wire win earned them a third straight trip to the NJCAA National Tournament., and fifth trip in the past seven years.

Americus-Sumter falls in state tournament

The Americus-Sumter Panthers were looking to claim their first state title in school history, but they faced a foe that has defeated them four times this season —Carver Tigers of Columbus.

NFL player gives back to his hometown of Pearson

Just off a run to the AFC championship with the Kansas City Chiefs this past season, one NFL star is returning to South Georgia to give back to his community.

Lady Jets searching for three peat in district title game

The South Georgia Tech Lady Jets have been on a roll these past couple of years.Leaving their mark in every stage, including the N-J-C-A-A national tournament.

  Panthers seeking first state title

The Americus-Sumter Panthers have made history this season, reaching the state championship for the first time since the 50′s.And what better way to possible bring in your first state championship, then to defeat a known rival.

Clinch and Irwin end their season in Final Four

As we’ve said before, a lot of basketball took place this weekend.Valdosta was lucky enough to host four South Georgia teams.

  Trump feeds FCS national champs McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a during White House visit

The president served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, KLVY reported.

  Calhoun County sends boys and girls basketball to finals

A lot of basketball was played this past weekend, but as the dust settled, only 4 of those 8 South Georgia teams will play for a state championship.Two of those teams, will be the Cougars.

  Lady Bobcats searching for first finals appearance since 2003

The Early County Girls basketball team is on a mission to bring the state title back to Blakely.Just one game away from the big dance, the Bobcats are focusing on their Final Four match-up first.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

Robert Kraft was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas.

  Monroe High students, parents request basketball coach not be replaced

A group of students and parents from Monroe Comprehensive High School want the school board to know they don’t want to see their basketball coached replaced.

  Dougherty tabs former Tornado Gilbert as new head coach

Dougherty chose a very familiar face as the new leader of the football team.Johnny Gilbert will be the 11th head coach in Trojans history. He’s a former Quarterback at both Monroe high school and Albany State.

‘I think anytime a coach like that has trouble, he should face up to what trouble he’s in.’

Those days of great wins may be at risk as Propst was placed on administrative leave.

Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live show sees record crowd in Albany

Many South Georgia fans jumped out of bed and raced over to the Albany Civic Center to see six of the world’s most powerful trucks under one roof.

Westwood’s World: Lady Cats claim 4th state title

Westwood (28-3) followed up an undefeated season with the program’s second repeat, the last coming in 2014.

Panthers shock the state, aren’t done yet

The panthers knocked off 2-time defending state champs Upson-Lee Thursday night on the road.Next week, all they have to do is beat St. Pius, the 2-time state runners up on the road once again.

All-American, UGA commit stars in Americus

No. 2 player in the nation Anthony Edwards drew a crowd and a win in the GISA final 4

  Elite 8: GHSA Basketball state tournament pairings

We’ve made it to the last round where home-court advantage will play a factor as the GHSA teams gear up for the Elite 8. The Final 4 and on will be at neutral sites, and of the 10 South Georgia teams remaining, only 4 are home for round 3.

  Final Four: GISA basketball enters the home stretch

Georgia Southwestern State University played home to the GISA basketball final 4. South Georgia has three teams in it, all on the girls side. Here are the pairings:

  Tournaments expected to bring more than $1 million to Crisp Co. economy

Crisp County is expected to see more than $1 million come into the county, all thanks to a baseball tournament happening Saturday.

Lady Cats make 9th straight GISA Final Four

For the 9th season in a row, the Westwood girls basketball team has cracked the final 4 of the GISA state tournament.They’re a pair of wins away from the programs 4th state championship.

  Sweet 16: GHSA basketball state tournament pairings

We’re down to 22 area teams left in the boys and girls GHSA basketball state tournament. It’s the sweet 16, and here are the pairings in round 2:

  Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

Pair of Eagles soaring on from Mitchell County

It was a celebration at Mitchell county High School.The Eagles had a great year going 8-3, and another two of their seniors are headed off to play college football.

19 straight playoff appearances for Westover

Westover’s 18 year streak of making the GHSA state playoffs looked to be in jeopardy when they started the season with 4 straight losses.It wasnt.

1st Round: GHSA basketball state playoff pairings

If you’re not playing your best basketball now, prepare to pack your bags and go home. It’s the 1st round of the GHSA state playoffs. Games are Friday and Saturday. Here are the pairings for South Georgia teams:

Westover signs school record 11 football players to college

The Westover football team had the opportunity to send two more former players on to the college level.Giving them a school record of 11 players who have signed scholarships in a year.

  Tift County takes home 7th region tournament title in a row

The Tift County Blue Devils boys basketball team has shown their dominance over region one 7-A for the past 7 years.After clinching their 7th region tournament title in a row, the Blue Devils now get the chance to focus on the state tournament.

  Calhoun County boys and girls basketball take region titles for first time since 2000

The Calhoun County Cougars were on a tear this regular season.Both the boys and girls basketball teams are heading into the playoffs with a bye for the first round, after clinching the region title together for the first time, since 2000.

Dougherty looking for defense to prevail in playoffs

For the past three years, Dougherty head basketball coach Rufus McDuffie has helped lead the Trojans to their best seasons in recent history.Now, the Trojans are getting ready for their second straight playoff appearance.

  Lee County representing well in state playoffs

38 South Georgia teams will be taking part in this years GHSA basketball state playoffs.We start off with the Lee County Trojans.It's been a while since both the girls and boys teams have made it into playoff contention.

LCHS football state championship ring ceremony

Over the past two seasons Lee County has won 29 games, two region championships and most importantly 2 GHSA State titles.The latter off which was celebrated Monday night.

  Region Championships: High school basketball

Friday and Saturday mark the finale for high school basketball region tournaments. Here are the championship game pairings:

  Region Tourneys: High school basketball scores/highlights

Thursday night marked the semifinal round for many of the region tournaments in the GHSA and GISA across Georgia.Here are the reported final scores from throughout the area:

  7 Deep: Lady Titans strength is not numbers

The Albany Tech women are playing a bit shorthanded this season.Injuries and dismissals have the Lady Titans roster down to 7 players.

  Taking Off: Lady Jets guard breaks pair of records in one night

When you're hot, your hot!One of the Lady Jets basketball player caught so much fire that she now owns a couple records out in Americus.Alyssa Nieves went off Wednesday night.

  #NSD19: South GA athletes sign letters of intent

Just 16 student-athletes from South Georgia participated in Early Signing Period in December, dozens more signed letters of intent on the traditional signing day --the first Wednesday of February. Here are the NSD19 signings from the area:

Can’t Lose Cougs: Calhoun County finishes regular season 25-0

Winning isn’t everything, but it is the only thing that Calhoun county basketball has done so far this year.The Cougars are 25-0. That's a quarter century worth of wins, with no losses to show.

Basketball region tournaments narrow down in Dawson

There was plenty of action in Dawson on Tuesday night with the GISA Region 3-AA and GHSA Region 1-A public tournaments having early round games.

GSW Lady Canes looking to capitalize in 2019

The GSW Softball team has already started their 2019 season... but is ready to show what those Lady Canes are all about.Following their 2018 season, the Canes are hoping to capitalize off of their Peach Belt Conference appearance from last season, and build off of it this year.

Westover’s Trenton Brown crowned Super Bowl champ

No matter who you were rooting for in Super Bowl LIII, it’s tough not to be proud for one young man.Trenton Brown’s efforts in the trenches helped etch his name into history as one of 5 men from Albany to ever win a Super Bowl.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

The Times-Picayune’s front page sums up how New Orleans felt about the Super Bowl

Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?

Chiefs QB Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him.

ASU Softball gets 4 on the preseason all-SIAC team

With the ASU Lady Rams getting ready for their 2019 season debut in Milledgeville this weekend, a few Rams will head into the first game, with a chip on their shoulders.

Monroe Basketball forfeits games due to ineligible player

As the basketball season begins to wrap-up and teams are getting ready for playoffs, the Monroe Tornadoes look to be out of state playoff contention this season.

Westover host senior night after hurricane Michael

The Westover Patriots had to put their senior night on hold after the destruction of hurricane Michael.Knowing how important senior night is to these athletes, the community pulled together, and made it happen.

ASU Baseball and Softball get set for 2019 debut

As basketball season is getting ready to head into playoff season, baseball is getting set to take over South Georgia.The Albany State Golden Rams are finishing up their last practice today, before hitting the field for their first regular season game of the season.

  Monroe Comprehensive High School boys basketball team forfeits season

The Dougherty County School System announced Thursday night that Monroe Comprehensive High School will forfeit its 2018-2019 boys basketball games.

  Cairo celebrates Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday

April 1947 will always be remembered as the time when Jackie Robinson broke the racial barrier is the sports world.

Former Westover football player ready for Super Bowl

Former Westover Patriot Trent Brown is starting in his first Super Bowl.

  Brunel’s No. 22 retired at Lanier County

Lanier County's 5 foot 5 guard Gracie Brunel may seem unassuming, but with a basketball in her hands she's unrelenting. She’s second in the state in points per game, and first in the hearts of fans in Lakeland.

  FINAL TUESDAY: High School basketball highlights and scores

Area basketball teams are looking to peak at the right time as the regular season winds to a halt. It’s the final Tuesday before region tournaments commence, here are the reported final scores:

NFL player visits Robert Harvey Elementary School

Tuesday morning Los Angeles chargers defensive back Brandon Facyson paid the kids a visit.He's not from Albany, but his mother Karen Riggins-Taylor is an assistant principal at the school.

Gary Goff welcomed as new head football coach at VSU

Gary Goff has officially been introduced as the 10th head football coach for the Valdosta State Blazers.Goff seemed ready, and excited to begin his role as the leader of the VSU Blazers.

Mascoe’s Move: Standout QB transferring from Thomasville

Mascoe enrolled at IMG Academy Monday. He plans compete for the starting quarterback job as a sophomore.