VALDOSTA — Tift County’s string of Region 1 swim title sweeps sped to seven Saturday. The Swim Devils torched the competition at the conference meet, held at the Valdosta YMCA.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher who was a stalwart of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ rotation spanning an era from Sandy Koufax to Fernando Valenzuela, died Tuesday. He was 75.
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.
CHULA - Tiftarea Academy almost pulled the upset, but Georgia Christian held on Thursday for a 57-54 victory on the Panthers' Senior Night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
This Week's Circulars
- Woman jailed after Tifton death
- 'Til death do us part': COVID-19 takes couple on same day
- McDaniel house named Beauty Spot winner
- S.Ga. drug bust nets Tift suspect
- Tift reports two more COVID-19 deaths Wednesday
- City Council extends city-wide mask mandate with another 3-2 vote
- Tift County Schools extend Yellow status
- Tift reports sixth COVID-19 death this week
- Blue Devils win late, Vikettes win upset
- Passing the Gavel: Sumner succeeds Cutts as chamber chair
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