Paige joined the news team in May 2018 and is the sports director for WALB. Paige was born and raised in Northern Kentucky, just a few miles outside Cincinnati, Ohio. Paige graduated from The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in May 2018. Roll Tide! She graduated with a bachelor's degree in telecommunication and film and minored in journalism and electronic news. Paige interned with Crimson Tide Productions, an Alabama Athletics broadcast company, all four years. There, she gained invaluable experience in production, post-production, editing, and reporting. She is also a member of the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Eta chapter. Her passion for reporting began in her early high school days, watching the New England Patriots with her parents and three younger siblings on Sundays. Paige loves spending her free time with friends, exercising and exploring new places. She was the Thomasville Bureau multimedia journalist and sports anchor and reporter for the station.
March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic devastated Dougherty County. Nearly 3,900 people in the area contracted the virus within 9 months. Businesses shut down, schools sent students home and the community was closed off forced to social distance.
The 2020 Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes are the second team in program history to reach the title game as an undefeated team. Next Tuesday, the Canes have the chance to make history and end a long drought in Ben Hill County.
The Lee County Trojans have made it back to the title game for the third time in four years. After a dominating win over Westlake in the semi-finals, the Trojans got right back to business Monday morning.
Off and on until 2012 where these two have met every single year since. Back in November, the Trojans won this one in dominant fashion 45-3. On Friday night, their season and title hopes are on the line.
It’s the week of the semi-finals and on the ballot are 10 southwest Georgia teams looking to punch their ticket to the title game. The 10-2 Coffee Trojans have never hoisted the state championship trophy, but they’re confident this will be the year.
The Crisp County Cougars are in pursuit of the program’s first-ever state championship. In back-to-back seasons the Cougars are in the semi-finals ready to take down another team en route to Atlanta for the title game.
Each week this season we’ll highlight a coach who made the epic comeback, won a milestone game, or simply out coached the other team. This week’s Coach of the Week features Casey Soliday of the Irwin County Indians.
Each week this season we’ll highlight a coach who made the epic comeback, won a milestone game, or simply out coached the other team. And This week’s Coach of the Week features Dondrial Pinkins of the Pelham Hornets.
Down in the Panther’s Pit, Tiftarea Academy put on one of their best performances of the season, Friday night. TA secured their first region win of the year against Valwood which ensured their season would continue this week.