Week 1: Friday night football scores and schedules

Southwest Georgians have been gearing up all year for the first football Friday and it has finally arrived.

Olympic hero returns home

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  Coffee Trojans looking to dominate in the 2019 season

Blazers camp heats up with second preseason scrimmage

  Miller County Pirates looking for consistency in the 2019 season

Seminole County ready for return to glory

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European book makers release odds for 2019 college football

  UGA super fan ready for football season

A South Georgia golfer is taking her talents to Auburn University

  Cook Hornets are rebuilding this year

  Bainbridge Bearcats looking to add to their trophy case in 2019

  Rams take the field in full pads

Sports Illustrated: Univ. of Georgia mascot is best ever

Sports Illustrated celebrated the 150th season of college football by ranking the sport's top 10 greatest mascots of all time, with the University of Georgia's bulldog named Uga winning first place

  The Clinch County Panthers hungry for another state title

The 2019 season is drawing near and the Clinch County Panthers said they're ready for it.

  Lee Co. High football staff: ‘If they aren’t practicing, they’re hydrating’

“If they aren’t practicing, they’re hydrating.” That’s what the two-time state defending champion Lee County High School Trojans football staff said about taking these hot temperatures seriously.

  The Valdosta Blazers are officially in full pads

There are just 25 days left until the regular season.

  Brookwood Warriors building towards consistency for the 2019 season

  The Valdosta Balzers take the field for their first day of practice

Rams take the field for the first day of training camp

  Valwood Valiants are ready for the 2019 season

  Tift Co. High School alumnus honors memory of Coach Bateman through music

  Rams report back to campus for start of camp

  Cougars ready to take off in 2019

You can feel the intensity of football Friday night starting to build on every field in South Georgia.For Calhoun County, it’s no different.

  'He’s out here, with what he’s going through, I know I should get right’: Brooks Co. football coach faces battles on and off the field

One South Georgia man is fighting for his life every day all while getting ready for football season.

  Nighthawks announce new baseball head coach

The Nighthawks baseball team found their first Sun conference title this past season.Now, their new head coach is hoping to lead them back to the national tournament.

  ‘He was probably the most decent human being I’ve ever been around’: Tift Co. High School coach remembered by colleague and friend

Some in Tifton said Coach Anthony Bateman is “irreplaceable."

  Bobcats on the prowl in 2019

Coming off their best season since 2015, senior defensive tackle Jalen Reed believes the defense will be even more dominate in 2019.

  Westwood Wildcats are in a rebuilding mode for the 2019 season

It's a rebuilding year for the Westwood Wildcats. With eight returning seniors, they refuse to have another 2-9 season.

  A pair of track stars return home as All-Americans

The Sapphire Roughriders have been know for tearing it up on the track.Well, two more track stars proved that fact once again.

  Dougherty Co. parents say baseball fields in the area aren’t fit for tournaments

Some Dougherty County parents said the baseball fields in the community are not fit for their kids to play on.

  Warriors on a mission for ring number 6

It seems Southwest Georgia Academy has found a formula that works on the gridiron.With another season right around the corner, the Warriors are hoping they’ll be standing on the field at Mercer and raising that trophy when it’s all said and done.

  Rebels hoping new stadium and new year will bring good fortune in 2019

On paper, The Berrien Rebels had their best season since 2009.But if you ask the Rebels, they’ll say there’s a lot more coming in 2019.

  The Deerfield-Windsor Knights are looking for a turnaround season

Creating energy and shifting focus. If the Knights can effectively accomplish that, then Head Coach Allen Lowe believes they’ll have a turn around year.

  Steven Williams reflects on Auburn’s historical 2019 season

2019 was a historic year for the Auburn baseball team.And a huge help to their success was, Steven Williams.

  Lowndes Vikings have sights set on region in 2019

“We’re having a great summer and expectations are really high here, as usual," said Head Coach Randy McPherson.

  ALB All-stars return home from Dizzy Dean World Series

For the past few years, the ALB All-stars have proven that they are one of the best little leagues in the country.As they got the chance to defend their World Series title once again.

  Basketball camp to ‘bounce through’ Tifton Saturday

The Travis Williams Basketball Camp will bounce through the Friendly City on Saturday.

  Eagles looking for breakout season in 2019

The moto never changes for any team that touches the gridiron.Win every play and become a champion.

  A South Georgia showdown in Leesburg

The season is a month away.With the first week quickly making it’s way to South Georgia, a couple teams are doing whatever it takes to be ready.

  A love for the game and a career off the field

We always hear about those players who go on to make the big plays on the biggest stages.But Wednesday, we get the chance to talk about a Albany native who turned his love for sports into a career off the field.

WALB receives community award for Trent Brown parade coverage

Tuesday, John Barron had the honor to take the floor with a few of Albany’s great community members.As John and Karla Sands got the chance to be recognized for their help with the Trent Brown parade.

  Lowndes High hosts coaches vs. pros basketball game

Lowndes High School's new basketball head coach is bringing players from across the globe together for a night of family fun.

  The Golden Rams test dozens of athletes in a prospect camp

As the Rams hope in the coming years these familiar faces will be back to wear the blue and gold.

  Turner Co. recruiting for youth football, soccer and cheerleading teams

For those parents who are interested in signing their kids up for Turner County’s football, soccer and cheerleader league, now is the time to do it. Today, we spoke with the Turner County recreation department director. He says this program is something that many in the county have been waiting for

  Crisp Academy Wildcats are ready to dominate in 2019

The Crisp Academy Wildcats made their presence known last year. Finishing the 2018 season as the state runner-up.

  Staysha Allen signs with Florida A&M Women’s basketball

For the Terrell County Greenwaves, Thursday was a good day.As they got the chance to watch one of their lady Greenwaves sign a D-1 scholarship, to play college basketball.

  Albany Seahawks using kickball tournament as fundraiser for Gridiron Classic

The Albany Seahawks football team is typically known for their moves on the gridiron. But are using fundraisers like kickball, to help raise money for their trip to the gridiron classic.

  Propst case moves to ‘due process’ stage; attorney releases statement

The commission said they have cause to penalize Propst’s teaching license.

  Indians getting set for another title run in 2019

If you head to Irwin County, they’ll tell you how great it is to be an Indian.And what’s not to love?For the Irwin County football team, they’ve been a force in single-A, and it looks like 2019 won’t be bringing any changes.

  ASU cutting Men’s Golf and Men’s Cross Country after this season

Although successful, the ASU interm Athletic Driector informed everyone that they will be cutting their men’s golf and cross country teams after this season.

  Rams storming towards the 2019 football season

For worth county, the whole city seems to be apart of Ram nation.All cheering their Rams on to one common goal, the state title.

  Renovations at Milt Miller Field almost complete

Students and football fans of Worth County High School will soon see new additions at Milt Miller field.

  Sapphire Roughriders searching for national title

Every year the goal stays the same. Bring Albany another national title, to add to their 10 they already have.

Lee County High School Track and Field star takes talents to the next level

Another Lee County High School Track and Field star is taking their speed to the collegiate level.

Fitzergald Purple Hurricanes ready for 2019 season

The start of 2018 looked good on paper for the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes.

  ALB All-stars ready for Dizzy Dean showdown

Hopefully this time next week, the ALB All-stars will be bringing home another piece of hardware from the World Series.

  Cairo Syrupmakers looking for a repeat season in 2019

Eight region titles in 12 years.The Cairo Syrupmakers have proven that they are clearly a force in the region.

  Several south Georgia athletes heading to the Junior Olympics

Every kids dream is to take part in the Olympics.

  35th annual Lea Henry Camp of Champs see record number

For the past 35 years, kids in the community have gotten the opportunity to learn from one of South Georgia's best here at the Lea Henry camp of champs.

  A passion to putt: Young golfers take home lessons learned at Albany camp

A group of Albany kids are enjoying their summer on the links.The city’s Recreation and Parks department have partnered with the Flint River Golf Course to sponsor the Hook a Kid on Golf camp.

  Chris Wade takes over as the new Turner County AD

For the past 6 years, coach Chris Wade has been the backbone of the Tift County basketball team.But it seems he’s ready to take on a new challenge in 2019.

  Thomasville Bulldogs heading into the 2019 with a new energy

After finishing 7-5 last season, the Thomasville Bulldogs are looking to redeem themselves.

  ASU picked to clinch SIAC East

For the third year, the SIAC football media day has been held at the college football hall of fame here in Atlanta.Obviously a powerful motivation for these players.

Rebels using the look good, feel good, play good mentality in 2019

Just 46 days separates the Rebels from taking Alan Hobby field.But a few changes will be making their way in 2019.

Jared Lorenzen dies at age 38

Former UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen has died, WAVE 3 News has learned.

Braves fan saves woman from getting hit by foul ball

America's pass time may not be the most leisure sport anymore.

Albany State University names an interim Athletic Director

Albany State University has named an interim Athletic Director.

  Haven Brady Jr. wins first national title

What started as a self defense class is quickly turning into a boxing career.

US holds on to defeat England 2-1, advances to World Cup final

After a nerve wracking semifinal, the U.S. Women's national team will play in the World Cup Final.

  South Georgia Motorsports Park holds 4th annual drag racing nationals

At the South Georgia Motorsports Park, cars and bikes in all shapes and sizes will be making their way to the track this weekend.

Terrell Academy Eagles looking to win another region title

The road to the finals wasn’t an easy one for the Terrell Academy Eagles.

US defeats France 2-1, advances to semis in World Cup

The U.S. advances in the tournament and will play England on July 2.

  Monroe Tornadoes looking to get back to the finals

The Monroe Tornadoes lost a key player in David Dillard last year.

Lee County has three D-1 commits in June

The Lee County Football team had a record 21 signings last season.It’s going to be tough to break that, but they’re off to a great start.

  Dougherty Trojans ready to turn their football program around

For the third year in a row a new head coach will be under the main headset for the Trojans.

  Lowndes Co. teen with one hand signs to play college basketball

A young man who has spent the past 7 years of his life without his hand is signing with a team to play college basketball.

  Raiders ready for war on the gridiron in 2019

A packed house is always expected at Harvey Simpson Stadium.But before those Friday night can take place under the lights, the Raiders are having to put in the work during the summer.

  GSW basketball holds week long prospect camp

In his march to continue building GSWs basketball program to its highest peak, coach Justin Payne is now holding a week long prospect camp for players around southwest Georgia.

  Mitchell County looking to soar in 2019 season

With 54 days till their official start of the season, the Eagles are hard at work in June as if it was August.For the last three seasons, the Eagles have been in the driver’s seat of the region.

  Ryan Rackley has the need for speed

For most 9th graders, they're getting ready to find out what they will do for the rest of their lives in high school.But if you're a 14-year-old who's won multiple auto championships, and your crew Chief is NASCAR star David Reutimann, you find a life in the fast lane.