Theo Dorsey is WALB's Sports Director. He made the transition to the director position in July 2017 after anchoring sports on the weekend and reporting during the week. The Missouri City, Texas native is excited to return to the south where high school sports are the main entree. Theo graduated from Hampton University in 2015 with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in leadership studies. During his tenure in the Scripps Howard School of journalism and communications, the sports anchor took home the 2015 Dean's award for the most outstanding senior. At Hampton University he spent most of his time reporting sports for the campus outlets, as well as co-hosting an NBA podcast for AOL Sports. In 2015, he was blessed to finished second place nationally out of over 500 contestants in the AOL Sports Search for the next great sportscaster. In 2014, he was awarded a study trip to Japan after being named one of the top-9 collegiate reporters by the Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. He is a 2013 graduate of the Sports Journalism Institute where he participated in a rigorous sports writing boot camp along with 10 of the top collegiate sports journalists in the nation. He previously interned for NBC Sports, ESPN Radio 95.7, The Washington Times, ESPNU Campus Connection and AOL Sports. His passion for sports ripened through the constant competition with his brothers growing up as the middle child. You will likely catch him in his free time playing basketball at gyms in town.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
It’s Rivalry weekend for High School basketball teams in the 229. There were several parings on Friday night that drew heavy crowds with a few games to be played Saturday. Here are Friday’s reported scores: