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TIFTON — CHESS Academy won two recent games against Lighthouse Christian and Corinth Christian (Fla.).

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ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark with 755 homers and a legacy as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was 86.

ATHENS (AP) — Andrew Garcia scored 16 points, and former Tift County Blue Devil P.J. Horne a made a go-ahead layup with 1.3 seconds left, and Georgia snapped a 14-game losing streak against Kentucky with a 63-62 victory on Wednesday night.

TIFTON — The Tift County Blue Devils head for Newnan Saturday morning and the first round of the state wrestling duals. The Blue Devils, No. 3 out of Region 1-7A, will face South Gwinnett, No. 2 from Region 4 at noon.

TIFTON - CHESS Academy played a series of games against Valdosta's Open Bible Jan. 7 and Grace Christian's middle school team Jan. 8.

CHULA - Mike Patrick's Tiftarea Academy Panthers dropped two of three games this week, but the win was a big one. Tiftarea shocked Brookwood Friday night in their GISA Region 3-AAA opener, 63-60.

TIFTON — Tift County’s middle school swim team took on Lee County Jan. 6 in a swim meet and emerged victorious. The Swim Devils combined for 487 points to Lee’s 314. The boys’ points were close, 176-175 Tift, but the girls coasted, 311-139.

TIFTON — The Tift County Lady Devils are looking for an opponent Friday night. Head coach Julie Conner said their game against Lowndes has been postponed.

LEESBURG - Good things happen when the Tift County Blue Devils and Lady Devils get together. Tuesday, they swept Lee County on the road in a pair of basketball games.

TIFTON - Twenty days ago and 45 miles to the west, the Monroe Tornadoes trounced the Tift County Blue Devils in a basketball game to the point that head coach Tommy Blackshear couldn't think of anything positive to say.

TIFTON — Tift County basketball remains busy this week, with four different opponents on the schedule.

ADEL - For the first time in the 2020-21 season, the Tift County Blue Devils and Lady Devils played the same opponent on the same night. Both will be eager to repeat the experience as Tift swept Cook Wednesday, the Lady Devils winning 59-17 and the Devils earning a 56-31 victory.

ATLANTA — Fitzgerald’s quest for its first state football title since 1948 will have to wait at least one more year. The Purple Hurricane saw their dreams — and perfect season — dashed by Callaway in the Class AA finals Tuesday, 22-17.

TIFTON — Tift County’s Lady Devils returned to the basketball court last week. It had been a month since they had last played a game.

WARNER ROBINS - The Lady Devils kept on rolling Tuesday afternoon, taking a 53-42 decision over Warner Robins at the hosts' school.

ATLANTA — Derrick Taylor intercepted a pair of passes and the Irwin County Indians won their second straight Class A public school state championship Monday. Irwin defeated region rival Brooks County, 27-19 at Center Parc Stadium.

WARNER ROBINS — The Tift County Lady Devils are now 4-0 after a blowout win Monday over Veterans High School in Warner Robins.

ATLANTA — Beau Bengston and Eden Troxell were the big individual winner for Tift County Saturday at the Maddie Brown swim meet.

TIFTON — Santa Claus is not scheduled to arrive just yet, but Fitzgerald and Irwin County football fans might believe he has already made his way down the chimney. The two schools punched their ticket to the Georgia High School Association state football finals, to be held early next week in…

MOULTRIE — Tift County’s Lady Devils made a successful comeback off coronavirus quarantine Monday afternoon. They defeated Monroe 48-33 at the Vereen Classic in Moultrie.

ATLANTA (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell believes No. 6 Cincinnati has a lot on the line in its Peach Bowl game against No. 6 Georgia, even though the Bearcats didn't land in the College Football Playoff.

TIFTON - Tift County's Blue Devils came from behind Saturday night, taking a 56-50 decision from the invading Westover Patriots.

TIFTON — The Tift County Blue Devils played nine football games in 2020. They may have played the toughest schedule in the history of the school.

CHULA — McKenna McCard signed with Elon University Tuesday morning, continuing the softball career of one of Tiftarea Academy’s most honored players.

ALBANY - Tift County's return to Albany's Monroe High did not go so well Tuesday night.

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