High School Sports

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.

  Lee County representing well in state playoffs

Monroe Basketball forfeits games due to ineligible player

Westover host senior night after hurricane Michael

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

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

Tuesday Night High School basketball scores/highlights

Continued High School Sports Coverage

Westwood falls in make-up game against Windsor

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

Lee County to host 3rd annual Roundball Classic

The Bearcats have earned their stripes en route to ATL

Lee County a championship game away from perfection

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

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.

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.

Eagles hosting a familiar foe in the semifinals

Cool Toole: Lee County QB has a clean sheet

Tiftarea’s toughest test yet lies in the semifinals

Busses to support the north-bound Wildcats and Blue Devils

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

Westover boy’s basketball embracing the pressure

Anna Sumner signs her letter of intent to continue her gymnastics career at Auburn

Auburn Gymnastics is about to inquire yet another super star to its team.Anna Sumner, the Tift Gymnastics Academy standout has found her calling at Auburn.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (11/6/18): Morehead scores on a long QB keeper

The Regular season is behind us.And as high school football transitions into the postseason, here’s the top highlight from week 12.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (10/30/18): Paulk goes 96 yards for the score

Backed up at their own 4-yard-line, running back Jamal Paulk carried the ball 96 yards for a touchdown.

TEAM OF THE WEEK (10/29/18): Syrupmakers make it 15 straight

The Syrupmakers have rallied off 7 straight victories claiming the region title and the WALB Team of the week.Cairo took down Shaw 45-14 last Wednesday.

Week 11: Friday night football schedule and scores

This week, several teams could clinch regionals, making week 11 of football Friday an important one for several teams hoping to make it to the playoffs this season.

Lady Bearcats softball looking to build off of record setting regular season

The 2018 season has been a record setting year for the Bainbridge Lady Bearcats. So far these girl have done things that teams from years past have only dreamed of.

  Lee County falls in second round of state playoffs

The Lee County Trojans hosted the first and second round of the Volleyball state playoffs.

Game of the Week:(10/19/18) Lee County looks to break curse against Valdosta

The return of Friday night football, for many teams, is back in it's normal setting.

Frenzy of football games headed to Hugh Mills Stadium

Hugh Mills stadium withstood the force of Hurricane Michael.Now the stadium in the heart of Albany is playing host to football teams who weren’t so fortunate.

Round 2: South Georgia high school softball results

Winning teams advance to the state tournament to be played in Columbus October 25-27th in the Columbus Softball Complex. The eight-team tournament in each classification will decide the state champions.

Player of the Week (10/17/18): Mathews Ivey steals the show

Mathews Ivey and the Eagles had themselves a day Saturday afternoon as Ivey helped lead the Eagles to victory and that’s why he’s the WALB Player of the Week.

Play of the Week (10/16/18): Ivey flies in for the pick

Terrell Academy's Mathews Ivey jumps in front of the throw to pick off the pass.

Week 9: Friday night football schedule and scores

Due to hurricane Michael, only four Southwest Georgia teams held their games Friday night.Many will resume their regular schedule Saturday.

Trojans playing for the heart of Lee County Saturday

Hurricane Michael struck on Wednesday night leaving most of these players and coaches that haven’t been able to practice since Tuesday without power, some even still without water, but come Saturday none will be without football

South GA softball 1st round postseason finals

It’s the middle of October, which means High School softball has entered the postseason. It’s win or go home time for South Georgia softball programs, here’s the pairings and results from the first round:

Game of the Week (10/05/18): Berrien @ Fitzgerald

It’s always a great night when you get to spend it under the lights.Our WALB Game of the Week for week 8 is the 4-2 Fitzgerald Hurricanes taking on the 5-1 Berrien Rebels.

Second annual Baconton Blazer Invitational sees record participation

The second annual Baconton Blazer Invitational took place in Camilla.The meet saw more then double the participants from the first meet.

A Fitzgerald Hurricane overcoming the odds under the lights

Last Friday nights game against Worth County presented a special moment for the Fitzgerald community.

Play of the Week (10/03/18): Cougars intercept trick play

After Preston Lavant tips the Bulldogs double pass and that allows AJ Lofton to intercept the pass and take it inside Bulldogs territory.

Kinghts take home first in Deerfield-Windsor Invitational

The Deerfield-Windsor Knights boys and girls cross country team took home first in the Deerfield-Windsor Invitational.

Game of the Week: 2018 Winnersville Classic

Game of the Week for week 6 is the Winnersville Classic as the Valdosta Wildacts look to regain the bragging rights in Valdosta as they host the Lowndes Vikings.

Indians helping Buddy Nobles continue legacy at Irwin

Buddy Nobles holds the school record for most wins as a head coach at Irwin County.

  Baconton softball reasserts dominance at home

Baconton softball already has a blemish on its region record (8-1) after running the table in 2017, but they wouldn’t add to it Wednesday.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (9/11/18): Mosley dances into the red zone

Over 340 votes on Facebook crowned Valdosta’s Rajae’z Mosley with the week four high school football play of the week.

Team of the Week (9/10/18): Rebels comeback opens new stadium

It wasn’t enough for the Berrien Rebels to open their new football stadium with a win.They also delivered the community a thrilling 2nd half comeback, earning them the high school football team of the week.

Team of the Week (9/3/18): Lee County breaks 11 year streak for Peach County

The Lee County Trojans have proven themselves once again this past Friday by shutting out the Peach County Trojans at home.

Week 3: Friday night football schedule and scores

Week three could shape up to be one of the most exciting match-up weeks for the 2018 season. Highlights and scores will be updated for Friday nights games throughout the night.

Play of the Week nominees

As we wrapped up week 3 of football Friday night lights, it's now time for our WALB play of the week candidates.

Game of the Week (8/31/18): Ware County seeks redemption over Coffee

Teams are getting set for what should be a great night of match-ups across the state but in Waycross it's 47th meeting of the Border War between Coffee and Ware County.

Thomasville's freshman QB Mascoe collecting major offers

Down in Thomasville a quarterback who's not even old enough to get his learner's permit is driving national attention to the football team. It's only taken Chad Mascoe Jr. two varsity starts to receive offers from the likes of UGA, Miami and Florida State.

Stadium delay relocates Berrien's home opener to Bacon Co.

Berrien High School's home football game Friday night is being relocate to play at their week three opponent Bacon County. Berrien looks to have Raymond Jones Memorial Stadium ready by September 7th when they're scheduled to host Wilcox County.

Tisdale leading the pack for Vikings offense

The Lowndes offense has opened the 20-18 season in dominating fashion. The Vikings are averaging 64 points a game.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (8/29/18): Dillard (7 TDs) goes back-to-back

David Dillard had 7 touchdowns Friday night and all 7 came after the first quarter. This earned the dual threat Monroe quarterback the Albany-Area player of the week.

Trojans defense looking to senior leadership for guidance

A big key for the Coffee Trojans in recent years, has been their lock down defense in both their secondary and front line.

PLAY OF THE WEEK (8/28/18): Krause diving interception

Week 2 of high school football provided too many highlights to handle. And here's the one that you voted as the high school football play of the week.

Irwin County wins Team of the Week after Fitzgerald victory

The Irwin County Indians are your WALB Team of the Week after they broke a 17-game losing streak to the Fitzgerald Hurricanes this past Friday.

WEEK 2: Friday night football schedule and scores

High School football season bursts into week two with a handful of rivalry matches that you won't want to miss. Here's a schedule of the games kicking off Friday and Saturday, scores will be updates as they are finalized.

Packers take 42-8 victory in home opener

The Packers have been to Mercedes Benz stadium for their season opener last week... but are back in Moultrie for their home opener.

Game of the Week (8/24/18): Irwin County @ Fitzgerald

Irwin County traveling out to Fitzgerald for the rivalry game of the year Friday night.

High School football week one final scores

High school football in South Georgia kicks off Aug. 17. Need to know where a game is?

Trojans to host Florida defending champs Saturday morning

The next stop on Lee County's State title defense come against a peer, that's not from around here. The Trojans are hosting Dr. Phillips out of Florida. The Panthers may be from another state, but they share several things in common with Lee County.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK (8/22/18): Monroe’s Dillard opens with 5 TDs

Two things have been a certainty each of the past three years. Monroe starting David Dillard at quarterback, and the dual threat signal caller winning the Albany-Area player of the week award.

Tuesday's 5BF: SOWEGA coaching debuts off to slow start

Continuing our 5 big facts from Friday night football. Tuesday's stat isn't a bright spot. South Georgia coaches making their debuts went (1-5).

PLAY OF THE WEEK (8/21/18): Smith to Colson 50-yard connection

Irwin County took down Berrien at home Friday night to open the season with a win. In that 41-7 victory, they also had a couple teammates connect for the WALB play of the week.

Monday's 5BF: Lee County allowed -70 yards in Trojan Bowl win

Monday's big fact from week one of high school football comes from the inaugural Hamp Smith Classic. Lee County took down Dougherty High 47-6 in the first ever high school football game at the Albany State Coliseum.

Colquitt County to start season where they hope to finish

Weather denied Colquitt County's chance to play in Mercedes-Benz Stadium last year. This season the Packers will start at the Benz. The only question is, will they finish the season there?

Need to know: Inaugural Hamp Smith Classic Friday night

Hamp Smith doesn't care who wins the football game between Lee County and Dougherty Friday night. He's just happy to see his vision of bringing high school football to the Albany State coliseum fulfilled.

New-look Trojans downplaying state title defense

Title defense is something the Lee County Trojans are downplaying just over a week out from kickoff to the regular season.

Veteran leaders keep Cougars cool through a heated summer

As if the summer after an early playoff exit isn't already tough, Crisp County also dealt with a few seniors starters transferring schools. Trying times call for vocal leaders.

GISA regional basketball tournaments tip off

It's tournament time in South Georgia.

Top-seeded squads prepare for GHSA basketball tournament

Top-seeded high school basketball teams are  preparing for the GHSA state tournament.

DCSS makes offer in search for Westover head football coach

The search for a head coach at Westover may soon be over.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Tuesday Night Scores and Highlights

Final scores for basketball games covered by WALB on Tuesday.

Perry awarded honorary jersey ahead of McDonald's All American Game

Thomasville's own Reggie Perry is one step closer to competing against some of the best high school basketball players in the country.

Justin Henderson fills Valwood head football coach spot

The Valwood Valiants football team will now be led by a new face, but one that's very familiar.

Andrew's Isler prepares for DI move, rivalry game

The ladies of the Andrew College basketball team are set to play Albany Tech Saturday, but for Sophomore Guard Toddrianna Isler its personal.

Westwood juniors mark 1,000 point milestone

Two Westwood Wildcats were on the verge of major career milestones heading into tonight's game against Crisp Academy.

Tift Co. McDonald's Invitational: Friday Night Scores and Highlights

The following score are from games covered at the Tift Co. McDonalds Invitational on Friday Dec. 29.