LEESBURG — Propelled by a third place finish by Alexis Tucker, Tift County’s Lady Devils took third at the Lee County Invitational cross country meet last Friday.

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VALDOSTA - Tift County hit three more home runs and handed the Lowndes Vikettes their first region loss of the season Thursday night. Tift won the first game 2-1, with Lowndes taking the second by a 4-1 score.

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TIFTON — Tift County Recreation Department had hoped to be back on the athletics fields this fall. Unfortunately, that won't happen.

OCILLA — Irwin County has picked up a football game for this Friday. The Indians have announced they will travel to Cook for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff against the Hornets.

CHULA - A fifth inning base hit by Laura Ann Jones turned out to be the difference in Monday's Tiftarea Academy-Citizens Christian softball game, one that ended very differently than the way it started.

CHULA — Ware County and Valdosta took the varsity team crowns Sept. 12 at the annual Panther Prowl cross country meet at Tiftarea Academy. Ware had four of the top 10 runners and 27, easily giving them the girls crown over Brookwood School. Though with one more point than Ware, Valdosta was …

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TIFTON — Volleyball continued its rampage Saturday, defeating all three of its region rivals at a home meet. Tift County won over Camden County, Colquitt County and Lowndes.

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TIFTON — The Tift County Blue Devils' football absence will extend at least one more week. The Tift County School System announced Saturday that the team won't be playing at Thomas County Central next Friday.

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TIFTON — Tift County Schools Superintendent Adam Hathaway has issued an update regarding the football program Friday afternoon. The team had been scheduled to face Valdosta Friday night, but canceled hours before kickoff because of positive COVID-19 cases on the team.

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VALDOSTA — The football game scheduled for tonight between the Tift County Blue Devils and Valdosta Wildcats has been canceled. 

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TIFTON — Tiftarea Academy starts its hunt for its third consecutive GISA football final four tonight. The Panthers trek all the way to Stockbridge, where they meet Community Christian in their regular season opener.

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TIFTON — Tift County football has been without head coach Ashley Anders this week. The Blue Devils head coach has been hospitalized with COVID-19.

CHULA — Tiftarea Academy broke a close game open Tuesday night in beating Westwood. Up 4-2 in the bottom of the sixth, the Lady Panthers added five runs to coast to victory.

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TIFTON - Josie Bullington launched a softball into outer space in the fifth inning Tuesday and the Tift County Lady Devils rallied for a 6-2 win over visiting Berrien.

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CORDELE - Defense was king Friday night as Tift County visited Crisp County to start the 2020 high school football season. The Cougars scored a first quarter touchdown and, well, that was it for the evening. Crisp won 7-0 as neither side had much success moving the football.

Kensie Law pitches for Tiftarea Academy in its Thursday junior varsity game against Valwood. Tiftarea lost to the Lady Valiants, 16-4.

TIFTON - Paige Hill gave up no earned runs in 10 innings Thursday, but her efforts were not enough after Tift County dropped the first game of its region doubleheader against Camden County, 1-0. Camden took advantage of a four-run fifth to win the second contest, 6-2.

VALDOSTA — Tiftarea Academy kept up its winning ways Tuesday, flying past Valwood, 13-2, in a GISA Region 3-AAA softball game.

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