TIFTON — It’s that familiar time of year for Fitzgerald and Irwin County: semifinals season.
THOMASTON — A day after a preliminary plan was approved by the Class A committee, the full reclassification committee approved it at a meeting of the Georgia High School Association Wednesday.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day.
THOMASTON — The Georgia High School Association held a Class A committee meeting Tuesday. The Class A committee opted to step forward with one proposal, but their plan would have to approved by the rest of the classification committee to proceed.
CHULA - Tiftarea Academy opened the 2021-22 basketball season with style, breezing by invading Crisp Academy in a pair of varsity games Tuesday night.
CHULA — As one sports season concludes, another one begins at Tiftarea Academy. The Panthers and Lady Panthers open the basketball season Tuesday at home against Crisp Academy.
MILLEDGEVILLE — The Tiftarea Academy Panthers faced John Milledge Academy, the undefeated defending champions, in the semifinals Friday night with hopes of making it to the championship game in Macon this week. However, the Panthers were stopped short and fell to the Trojans 49-13.
ATLANTA (AP) — Stetson Bennett passed for 255 yards and four touchdowns, including two to tight end Brock Bowers, and No. 1 Georgia finished its undefeated regular season by overwhelming Georgia Tech 45-0 on Saturday.
TIFTON — Ask any Georgia high school football coach and he will tell you that he will trade a Thanksgiving break for practicing. If a team is having to moderate its turkey and pie, that means it is deep into the state playoffs.
TIFTON — The Tift County Lady Devils open their regular basketball season Saturday afternoon in Columbus. At 2 p.m., they take on Northside of that city i the G.W. Carter High School Tip-Off Classic.
THOMASTON — Tift County’s new region, 1-6A, looks to be set in stone, as does nearly every other South Georgia region as the Georgia High School Association prepares to hold region appeals Thursday.
THOMASVILLE — Another week, another Tift County swimming sweep. At Saturday’s Dean Farrell Invitational in Thomasville, the boys and girls of the Swim Devils won again at a meet that featured six high school teams.
TIFTON — Tift County’s middle school swim teams got off to a hot start Nov. 8 at the Baldwin Drive Aquatic Center and never cooled. The Swim Devils won 15 of 24 events for the afternoon and finished second in 12 of them, giving them a pair of easy victories in the five-team meet.
TIFTON — A little yellow duck bearing No. 156 was the quickest in lane four last Thursday, earning Pam Haskins $10,000 at the Ducktona 300.
TIFTON - Saturday's games were only scrimmages, but the Tift County Blue Devils and Lady Devils can only be pleased with the results. The teams swept Carver of Columbus, with the girls earning a 59-57 decision in overtime and the boys breezing to a 57-28 win over the Tigers.
MARIETTA - Jackson Strickland had his best passing game of the 2021 season, but it was the Marietta Blue Devils who advance to the second round of the Class 7A state tournament. Marietta defeated Tift County, 28-14, at Northcutt Stadium.
THOMASTON — Mere hours after hearing appeals for reclassification, the Georgia High School Association released a preliminary list of regions Thursday evening.
TIFTON — At the end of Friday, a group of Blue Devils will be crowned victors of a first round football match at Northcutt Stadium. Whether that that group if Tift County or whether it is Marietta will have to be determined.
TIFTON — Georgia high school state tournaments get started this week, sending many of the state’s schools to the football fields where the goal is a simple one: Win or go home.
CHULA — Family means much to Tiftarea Academy’s Hayden Murphy. The senior baseball player was surrounded by family Wednesday morning as he signed a baseball scholarship with Auburn. And it was the family environment at Auburn, said Murphy, that influenced his decision.
THOMASTON - The Georgia High School Association denied appeals of several South Georgia schools Wednesday during a meeting of the Reclassification Committee.
TIFTON — Tift County High’s swim debut at the Baldwin Drive Aquatic Center was quite the success Tuesday evening. The Swim Devils swept competition in a four-team meet to start 2021 with a bang.
TIFTON — Tiftarea Academy boys finished seventh in GISA Class AAA and the Lady Panthers were eighth at the state cross country meet Saturday in Macon. On the same date, Tift County’s boys and girls competed at Carrollton.
HAHIRA - Tiftarea Academy's gameplan against the Valwood Valiants on a rainy Friday night was a simple one: give the ball to Dylan Harbort and let the senior quarterback do his thing.
CHULA — The Tiftarea Academy Panthers have almost assuredly punched their tickets for the GISA Class AAA playoffs. They go to Valwood tonight looking for a bit possession in state and maybe a little more.
TIFTON — The final week of high school football’s regular season strangely may be the quietest in this area. Four teams are idle. Another plays a non-region game. Only one contest will likely have much impact on the upcoming state tournaments.
CHULA — Days after accepting the GISA Class AAA state softball runner-up trophy, Tiftarea Academy head coach Rob Flick reflected on the season.
HOUSTON (AP) — A spare piece no more, Jorge Soler drove a pitch over the train tracks, out of Minute Maid Park and deep into the heart of Texas. He dropped his bat, tapped his chest twice and jabbed a hand toward the Atlanta Braves dugout.
This Week's Circulars
- Tift County Food Scores
- GHSA considering new split of Class A
- Three indicted in forced labor scheme
- Wallace signs with modeling agency
- Tiftarea opens season by sweeping Crisp Academy
- State high school playoffs continue tonight
- Tiftarea's season ends at John Milledge
- Lady Devils celebrated at volleyball banquet
- Tiftarea returns to John Milledge for AAA semifinals
- Church hosts women's self-defense course
TIFTON [mdash] Larry George Bridwell, 66, of Tifton passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Piedmont Macon Medical Center in Macon. A private funeral service and burial will be held for Mr. Bridwell at a later date. Born October 30, 1955, in Carrollton, Mr. Bridwell was the son of the lat…