VALDOSTA — Tift County’s bats heated up Friday, but Lowndes was even hotter, winning a Region 1-7A doubleheader from the Lady Devils, 10-5 and 12-5.
TIFTON - Tyler Parker pushed forward for six yards and ended Irwin County's chances of victory against the Tift County Blue Devils Friday night, 16-14.
CHULA — Tiftarea Academy will take its second of three long road trips tonight. If the next two go like the first, head coach Erik Soliday might want to take more of them.
TIFTON — Area high school football squads are back in action again this week, with nearly a full slate of games. All teams remain in non-region play, something that changes next week with the Region 2-A slate.
VALDOSTA - The Lowndes Vikettes are pretty stingy with losses at home. Over the past three seasons, Lowndes has only been defeated eight times at its own ballpark. Monday evening was the latest of those losses.
CHULA - Ali Strenth walloped her first ever high school home run on Sept. 2. It only took her 11 days to hit her second as the Tiftarea Academy Lady Panthers made short work of Citizens Christian Academy, 13-1.
ENIGMA — JAKES and Outdoor Adventure Day will be at Paradise Public Fishing Area on Sept. 25 as a free fishing day for Georgia residents. No license will be required.
SAINT SIMONS ISLAND — Tiftarea Panthers took on the Frederica Knights Friday night at the knight’s home stadium in Saint Simmons Island. Both teams came into the game with a record of 1-1 looking to advance their record to 2-1. In the end, it was Tiftarea earning that winning record, defeati…
TIFTON - Appling County employed a bevy of running backs Friday and stopped Tift County's winning streak in its tracks. The Pirates came up with 17 second half points after a 7-7 tie at halftime.
CHULA — Erik Soliday is about to be very familiar with Waycross. Waycross, which prides itself as having “Opportunity in every direction” will be the gateway for opportunities for Soliday and Tiftarea Academy football in two of them over the next two weeks.
TIFTON — A full slate of high school football games are scheduled for the area this week, though several teams will have long road trips to reach their destinations.
CHULA — The Tiftarea Panthers faced off against the Bulloch Academy Gators Friday night in their second game of the season. Coming off their loss to Central Fellowship the Panthers were focused on one thing, beating the Gators.
CHULA - Ali Strenth's home run may still be flying. Strenth belted her first career blast Thursday as the Tiftarea Lady Panthers defeated Southland Academy, 10-3.
TIFTON — Two area high school teams are playing opponents for the first time this week while others vie against more familiar schools in football games.
TIFTON — Sandra Withrow Smith died in Rome in August, leaving behind a legacy as one of Tift County’s most successful girls basketball coaches.
TIFTON — When high school football teams hire new head coaches, the incoming staffs sometime resemble their new leaders.
CHULA — The Tiftarea Panthers kicked off their regular season campaign Friday night against the returning state champions in the GAPPS AA Division, Central Fellowship Christian Academy Lancers. Unfortunately, the Panthers will have to wait another game for pick up their first victory, as Cen…
Tift County's middle school football teams started strong in 2021. The 8th grade 'A' team defeated Valdosta, 6-0, according to reports, and the 'B' team won their scrimmage. The 7th grade Blue Devils fell against Valdosta in a tough contest.
TIFTON - Twenty-two seconds. That's all it took Friday to turn a tie football game into Tift County domination and, ultimately, a rout. The Blue Devils defeated Dutchtown, 23-7, on Senior Night.
TIFTON — The area’s three remaining teams leap into football action Friday, two of five games on the schedule for high schools. Tiftarea Academy, Fitzgerald and Irwin County are the newcomers to the season. Tiftarea hosts Central Fellowship while Fitzgerald goes to Irwin for their annual riv…
SAN DIEGO — Hayden Murphy recorded an out on the mound Aug. 22 at Petco Park, doing his part to help the East team pitch a no-hitter in the Perfect Game All-American Classic.
TIFTON — Tift County and Lowndes will have to wait on opening the region softball season. Lady Devils head coach Taylor Barber said both teams agreed to a postponement of the series because of coronavirus, originally set for Thursday at Lowndes. Tift has additionally called off Aug. 30’s gam…
CHULA — Southwest Georgia Academy used a six-run fourth inning to power its way to a 12-5 victory over Tiftarea Academy Tuesday evening, ending the Lady Panthers’ win streak at two.
HARRISBURG, Ill. — Tifton native Aubrey Michael has signed his intent to compete with the Southeastern Illinois College Falcon Archers for the 2021-2022 season.
TIFTON — Tift County softball coach Taylor Barber had hoped a trip north would help his team get going in 2021. It looks like the trip to Metro Atlanta was just what they needed. The Lady Devils took big wins over Alpharetta and Forsyth County, giving them much-needed momentum into their fir…
TIFTON — Attendees of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce gained insight into how their local football coaches think Thursday. Tift County’s Noel Dean and Tiftarea Academy’s Erik Soliday spoke at a lunch at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture.
The Devil Walk, which takes place an hour before Tift County football games, allows fans to greet players as they exit the buses in front of Eight Street Middle School and make their way to the locker room at Brodie Field.
This Week's Circulars
- Tift County High updates Brodie Field regulations
- Farm equipment CEO sentenced to prison
- Tift reports virus death, 60-plus new cases
- Blue Devils bounce back over Irwin, 16-14
- ABAC president announces retirement
- Axe-throwing spot brings new 'Edge' to downtown
- Strenth homers again, this time it's inside the park as Lady Panthers win
- Appling stops Tift's winning streak
- JAKES and Outdoor Adventure Day at Paradise Public Fishing Area
- Lady Devils split with Lowndes
LENOX [mdash] Mrs. Repsie Rose Godwin James, 93, of Lenox, Georgia, while sleeping peacefully at her home went to heaven on September 14, 2021 and now lives with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born on June 27, 1928 in Cook County, Georgia to the late Braston Eli and Rosa Mae Rentz…
TIFTON [mdash] Mrs. Tanya Taylor, 69 of Tifton passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Taylor was born July 16, 1952 to the late Robert & Marian Dailey Bryson. She loved her family and she had a beautiful heart & spirit. Survivors include her husb…