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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 — Tift County’s three-game winning streak was snapped last week by Appling County and head coach Noel Dean is ready to start a new one.


TIFTON — Tift County softball will make its home away from home Friday afternoon after moving its softball doubleheader to Lowndes. The series will start at 4 p.m.

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.

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 - Colquitt County put on its hitting shoes Thursday afternoon and didn't stop until the Lady Packers had a sweep over Tift County and first place in Region 1-7A.

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.

EVERETT, Wash. - The calendar has flipped to September and Cade Marlowe is still cooking for the Everett AquaSox and has reached a 20-20 season.

CHULA — Erik Soliday and the Tiftarea Academy Panthers will try to even their record tonight and get some revenge on the Bulloch Academy Gators.

TIFTON — The Tift County Blue Devils invite a new opponent to Brodie Field tonight. The Banneker Trojans make the long drive from College Park for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff.

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 - Tift County's Lady Devils won their 10th volleyball match in short order Tuesday afternoon, sweeping Brooks County in three sets.

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…

TIFTON — Tift County football wrapped up its program with recreation coaches Aug. 18, awarding certificates and season tickets to those participating.

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.

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.

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