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Double sweep starts off season for Rebels
The Turner County Rebels and Lady Rebels opened the 2013-14 season with two big region wins over the weekend at Echols County and Wilcox County.
Torre, La Russa, Cox elected to baseball Hall
Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox, baseball's winningest managers over the past four decades, were unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame on Monday by the expansion era committee.
All three won more than 2,000 games and were selected on all 16 ballots when the committee met Sunday ahead of baseball's winter meetings.
Blocked point after dooms Irwin County
Extra points are not automatic in football.
The Irwin County Indians proved that Friday night in the Class A public school state semifinals against the Charlton County Indians.
- Panthers sweep SGA
- Powell going to Semper Fidelis Bowl
Cook Hornets hoops squads off to fast start
The Cook Hornets and Lady Hornets are a few games into their 2013-14 seasons and both coaches are thrilled about what they have seen so far.
The girls, coached by Clemmie Foster and who were 5-1 after Friday night's game, have made the state tournament past two years and look primed to top last season's 12-17 mark.
Shivers elected to Shorter Hall of Fame
Patsy Boynton Shivers, assistant principal at Len Lastinger Primary School, was recently inducted into the Shorter University Athletic Hall of Fame. She played basketball and ran cross country from 1997-2001.
- Prep playoffs scores for Dec. 6
Devils, Westover split Friday games
There is rarely an occasion that a meeting between the Tift County Blue Devils and Westover Patriots does not turn into a barnburner and Friday night's games were no exception. The Lady Patriots won in double overtime, 51-44, but the Devil took the boys contest, 65-61, in a game that seemed even closer than that.
Charlton slips by Irwin in semis, 34-33
After defeating the Charlton County Indians, 29-26, on a last second field goal on Nov. 6, the Irwin County Indians saw a kick again decide their fate against Charlton.
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