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Fun and interesting things that are happening in Toombs County-NOW 

TCHS Graduation- Listen to Y-101 Radio's archived coverage of Toombs County High School's 2015 Graduation from Booster Stadium in Lyons. Audio
Former Bulldog baseball players- Berry Aldridge, Jeremy Beasley, Patrick Craft and James Ethredge are playing college ball. Keep up with the former Dawgs Click Here  
Jamar Smith's new coach- Holmes Community College head coach Jeff Koontz talks about Jamar's role with the Mississippi junior college Audio  
Slade McDonald- The six year old son of former Toombs County Bulldog starting quarterback John McDonald talks about his wrestling career with video highlights Video  
EmmyLou Harris Fan sings on Y-101 Radio- Listen to the worldwide debut of Toombs County's newest singing sensation Audio  
Roy Clark- The country music legend talks about Hee Haw, the Tonight Show and his amazing guitar skills Audio  
TG Sheppard- One of the nicest guys in country music popped into Y-101 Radio to talk about singing, Jerry Lee Lewis and playing football on rollar skates with Elvis Audio
Richard Sterban- The famous bass singer from the Oak Ridge Boys talked to Y-101 Radio about is 41 years with the group. Audio  
Mickey Gilley- The country music legend, with 17 number one songs, appeared on Y-101 Radio. Audio  
Toombs County Websites- Toombs County Football Website  or Toombs County Athletics
Toombs Now Videos- All videos are stored on You Tube. If you are ever bored and have nothing to do, you can watch Toombs County in action Click Here    

 

Coach Callaway Day at Partin Park

 

An amazing 54-year career will come to an end in July and on May 23, 2015 the retiring Coach Anson Callaway was honored by family, friends, colleagues and many of the athletes he has influenced over his career at Partin Park, the outstanding recreation complex which has been his baby since it opened in 1975. Watch Highlights and a Slideshow

A 10 a.m. ceremony in the Callaway Center, emceed by Bill Benton, featured many memories of Coach Callaway's career as both a coach and a recreation department director. Coach Callaway decided to abandon his speech to do what he does best- speak from his heart. The Coach told stories about many of the people who came to honor him. 

Then everybody walked down the hill for a public ceremony at the back entrance of the park where the newest edition to the facility was unveiled. Visitors will now be greeted by a multi-level sign which welcomes them to The Anson Callaway Complex at Partin Park.  

Nick Eason Camp returns to the Pit

LYONS, GA- Booster Stadium “The Pit” of Lyons, GA, normally the home of the Toombs County High School Bulldogs will host the 4th Annual Nick Eason Skills & Drills Football Camp on Tuesday July 7, 2015. The camp will be managed by Greenville, SC sport management company Wyatt Sports, LLC and its sports training entity, Wyatt Sports Academy. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-15, and will include football fundamentals, obstacle courses, lunch, and bouncy stations for those ages 4 and under. The cost is only $20.00 per camper and registration is currently open at www.wyattacademy.com.  They are encouraging campers to pre-register online now as limited space is available for the camp. Check in on the day of the camp begins at 8 a.m. followed by a short devotion, and then three hours of football training culminating in lunch at 12 noon. Learn more about NIck Click Here

Eason is coming back to his high school alma mater Toombs County High School where he laid the foundation for getting collegiate football offers and committing to Clemson University. He finished his collegiate career with 153 tackles, including 15 sacks in 47 games and a first team All-ACC selection in 2002. He went on to be drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to the Denver Broncos in 2003. He ended up playing for four NFL franchises in a 10 year career in which he won Super Bowl XLIII with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After his playing days he has worked on getting in the coaching profession and is currently the Assistant Defensive Line Coach for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. 

Eason is very proud of his Lyons, GA roots and it is a great honor for him to be able to come back to where he grew up  to give back to the community that raised him. He will be joining the Toombs County coaching staff to teach the kids football skills and interact with them about what’s important in life. An extra bonus for the campers is that they will each receive a camp t-shirt, poster and lunch. 

2015 TCHS Top Seniors Wilkes and Reynolds

 Valedictorian Callie Wilkes and salutatorian Tiffany Reynolds

Valedictorian Callie Wilkes and salutatiorian Tiffany Reynolds will lead the Class of 2015 at Toombs County High School at Graduation on Saturday, May 16 at 8:30 a.m. in Booster Stadium. The two seniors GPA's were seperated by a mere .4 points in the final calculations. Coincidentally both young ladies have the same professional aspirations. Each wants to work in pediatric medicine. Callie plans on attending Mercer and Tiffany is going to the College of Coastal Georgia and then will transfer to pursue her masters. Listen to Y-101 stories Callie Wilkes  Tiffany Reynolds  Listen to Y-101 Radio's archived coverage of Toombs County's Graduation Ceremonies Audio     

2015 TCHS Bulldog Baseball Banquet

2015 varsity and junior varsity TCHS Bulldogs

Varsity and junior varsity players were honored at the 2015 Toombs County Bulldog Baseball Banquet held at the Durden Cabin at Partin Park. Watch a Salaine Meadows Slideshow and Highlights

Varsity Award Winners

Tyler Luke- The senior pitcher, catcher and infielder was voted the MVP by his teammates and he was selected second team All-Region 1 by the region coaches. Luke was a dominant pitcher in his first season as the Bulldogs' ace. His ERA was 1.81 and opponents hit just .165 against the right-hander. However, he was probably denied a spot on the first team due to his 2-6 record. Luke threw 62 innings and in only 15 of those frames did he pitch with a lead. Tyler lost two games despite pitching two one-hitters. Against Islands, at home, he took a no-hitter into the ninth and lost a 3-2 decision. In a road game at Dodge County he lost another one-hitter 1-0. Watch Tyler pitch nine innings against Islands Video   

Luke pitched seven innings of three-hit ball at Jenkins and took a no-decision in a game the Bulldogs lost 2-1 in eight innings. He also lost a 5-4 game at Tattnall County in which three of the runs were unearned and he threw nine innings against third ranked Pierce County and the Bulldogs lost that game 4-2 and both ninth inning runs were unearned. Luke's two wins were on the road at Appling County and at home against Swainsboro, in his final game as a Dawg.

On offense Tyler led the Bulldogs 17 runs batted and he batted .262 with five doubles and 11 walks.

Cole Dowd- The senior first baseman won the coaches award and was named honorable mention in Region 1. Dowd, who did not play baseball as a junior, joined the team late and became a potent bat in the middle of the lineup. He stroked a double to right center at Dodge in a game in which TCHS had only two hits. He went 2-for-3 at Pierce, 3-for-4 at Swainsboro with a double and a triple and two RBI's and 2-for-4 at Appling County as he put together a six game hitting streak. Cole hit .375 with two triples, five doubles and six RBI's and he had an on base percentage of .512 and a slugging percentage of .550. Watch Cole swing the stick Video

D.R. Meadows- The sophomore shortstop and pitcher won the offensive player of the year award and was named second team All-Region 1. D.R. hit .403 in region games and .365 for the season. As both a leadoff hitter and a number three hitter, Meadows had a .521 on base percentage and he led the team in runs scored. Meadows hit a triple off the fence at Jenkins, which was one of the largest parks the Bulldogs played in during the season. He hit two doubles, drove in 10 runs and led the team with 18 runs scored. D.R. had a five game hitting streak early in the season and his first ever seven game hitting streak later on. On the mound was 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA. He lead TCHS to wins over Johnson, Swainsboro and Dodge County. Watch D.R. in action at the plate Video

Lane Adams- The sophomore won the defensive award and was honorable mention in Region 1. Lane went through the entire season without making an error at second base. Lane not only made the routine plays. But, he also made the spectacular snagging liners, making catches in the outfield grass and turning double plays with Meadows, his double play partner of many years. On offense Lane batted second and hit .286 with 12 walks, a double and four RBI's. Adams also pitched for the junior varsity and was named the jv pitcher of the year. Watch Lane play defense Video  

The junior varsity offensive player of the year was Tristan Lynn and the coaches award went to Noah Anderson, who learned the catchers position as a freshman. Willie Campbell who almost hit a home run three different times won the most improved award and the junior varsity MVP was Brandon Helton. Helton pitched and played in the outfield for the junior varsity while also playing center field for the varsity.

Berry bombs away in PBC Tourney

Aldridge hits walk-off homer in the semifinals

 The Pirates celebrate Aldridge's game-winning homer

hits two more homers in quarterfinal win  

and makes the PBC All-Tourney team

As a Toombs County Bulldog Berry Aldridge is best remembered for his walk-off home run off the left field foul pole, at Jack Jones Field, which gave the Dawgs a 6-5 win over Berrien County in game three of the second round of the GHSA State Tournament.

On Saturday Aldridge opened up the Peach Belt Conference Tourney, in Columbus, hitting a pair of home runs in Armstrong State's 12-11 win over Francis Marion and then in the semifinals he ended a 7-6 victory over the University of North Carolina- Pembroke with a walk-off homer over the left field fence in the bottom of the ninth. Former Appling County Pirate Tyler Avera ended the Francis Marion game, in the bottom of the ninth, with a walk-off single to center. Watch Avera and Berry's walk-off winners Video  Toombsnow Rewind- on May 13, 2010 Aldridge hit his walk-off homer vs. Berrien Video  

Aldridge went 2-for-4 against Francis Marion with four RBI's and the junior ripped his first homer in the fifth. He smacked a one-out three run blast over the left field fence which put the Pirates up 7-4. Aldridge hit a two-out solo home run over the left field fence in the eighth which tied the game at 11-all. He was 1-for-5 against UNCP. Aldridge has now hit four homers for Armstrong this season and five for his collegiate career.      

In the championship game Berry went 1-for-5 with a second inning single in a 10-6 lost to Georgia College. Armstrong trailed 9-0 before scoring six straight runs. Aldridge and two other area players made the All-Tournament team. R.J. Dennard, a former Treutlen Viking and Avera from Baxley also were honored.

Aldridge finished his third season at Armstrong with a .392 average (40-112). He hit four home runs and five doubles. Aldridge dove in 24 runs and scored 18. He walked six times and struck out 13 times while having a .434 on base percentage and a .559 sluggin percentage. Berry led the Pirates in batting average and slugging percentage and he had a .995 fielding percentage. He only made on error all season in 29 games played. He was tied for the team lead in homers with four with Sopertons's R.J. Dennard.    

Beasley pitches 4 shutout innings in tourney win

 Jeremy Beasley KO's a batter with runners on 1st & 3rd

 Beasley & his Darton teammates celebrate GCAA Tourney title 

The Darton Cavaliers swept through the GCAA Tournament, in Albany, winning three straight games to win the championship. Darton beat South Georgia 19-3 in the championship game and also beat that same team 4-2 in the semifinals. Former Toombs County Bulldog Jeremy Beasley did not pitch in either of those two games.  

The Cavaliers opened the GCAA Tournament with a 5-4 win over West Georgia Tech. Beasley entered the game in the bottom of the sixth with Darton leading 5-4 and he pitched four scoreless innnings. He allowed a single and a walk in the eighth and stranded runners at first and third with his only strikeout. Those were the only two WGT baserunners while he was pitching. Beasley retired the first seven batters he faced and earned a save.

Jeremy's record is 7 and 3 with one save and a 2.11 ERA in 72 2/3 innings.    

Blue Jays go 11-0 in Perfect Season

Their last two games were the toughest to win in their perfect 11-0 season. But, the Lyons Recreation Department 9-10 year old Mite Blue Jays pulled them out. On Thursday, despite playing with only two of their usual four outfielders, they rallied and defeated the Athletics 20-12. Then on Friday they survived a slugfest with the Nationals, the second best team in the league, and won 22-18. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

The Nationals led 2-0 after the top of first inning, 9-7 after the top of the second and 13-11 after the top of the third. However, the Blue Jays kept hitting the pitching machine and led they were on top 7-2 after one inning, 11-9 after two, 15-13 after three and 21-14 after four.  

Mites bring their A-Game to Partin Park

 National shortstop Lucas O'Conner handles a tough hop

The 9-10 year old boys mite division has been a challenging one at Partin Park this spring. The 10-0 Blue Jays have been the team to beat and nobody has been able to knock them off. The Nationals have been the second best team and in their next to last game of the regular season they improved their record to 8-2 with a 15-7 win over the 5-6 Twins. Watch Highlights  

Dawgs denied a 3rd straight trip to the Elie 8

Oconee County scored two goals in the first half and one in the second to defeat visiting Toombs County 3-0 in the second round of the GHSA AAA State Soccer Tournament- denying the Dawgs a third straight trip to the Elite 8. TCHS ends the season with a 13-4-1 record. Oconee moves on to the third round with a 14-5 record.

Baker signs with Point University

As a Bulldog senior football player Nathaniel Baker caught a touchdown pass at Tattnall County and made numerous plays on the line of scrimmage as a defensive player. Baker signed on May 6, 2015 with Point University to continue his football career. Watch the signing ceremony Video

Point, originally Atlanta Christian College, is located in West Point, Georgia. Although, Baker will actually play his home games in Valley, Alabama in a 6,000 seat stadium which was built in 2000. The Skyhawks play in the NAIA Sun Conference against Flordia based schools Webber International, Southeastern, Warner, Edward Waters and Ave Maria. Baker says he will probably play on defense as linebacker and he hopes to add some weight to his 185 pound frame. 

2015 SE Georgia Soap Box Derby

Sisters & former champs in the finals

 

 Stock champ- Taylor Hutcheson

 

 Super stock winner Cole Williamson

The two divisions in the 2015 Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby came down to two interesting matchups. In the Stock Division it was sister versus sister and in the Super Stock Division two former Stock Division champs met for a return trip to Akron, Ohio. Watch Highlights   

In the Stock competition Taylor Hutcheson steered her car through a perfect day of racing. She never lost a race including in the championship round against her sister Cassidy Martin. The Super Stock Division finals featured last years Stock winner Alexie Carroll and the 2009 Stock champ Cole Williamson. Carroll was undefeated until she met Williamson in the finals. Cole won two close races and as a 17-year old student at Toombs County High School earned a second trip to Akron.  

2015 Deep South Football Football Combine

Bulldog QB's throw

 

 Dalton McBride

 

 Jordan Usher

The Toombs County Bulldog football team played host to over 300 players from around the area and south at the Deep South Football Combine. The purpose was to allow the athletes to showcase their skills for college coaches from around the south. Everybody ran the 40 for time, did individual drills, other drills and seven-on-seven. Watch Highlights  Y-101 interview about the camp and other Bulldog subjects with head coach Lyman Guy Audio  

Soccer Dawgs open state tourney with 5-0 win

 Goalie Manuel Delgado make a save with his right hand

The Toombs County Boys soccer team controlled possession of the ball and the scoreboard in a 5-0 win over Rutland High School in a first round GHSA State Tournament game played in Macon at Ed DeFore Sports Complex. Up next the 13-3-1 Bulldogs will play seventh ranked 13-5 Oconee County on Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the road in the Sweet 16. Oconee built up a 3-0 lead in a home match with Lumpkin County and the Warriors won their first round game 4-1. Watch Highlights  Y-101 story with pictures  Watch a Charles Brooks Slideshow

Toombs County scored a goal midway through the first half and one late to take a 2-0  lead at the break. With 19:45 to play in the first half junior Eddie Zamorano scored on a feed from senior Fernando Rodriquez. With less than a minute to play in the half senior Gilbert Zamorano scored and both Zamoranos tallied a second goal in the second half.

Ten minutes into the second 40 minutes Rodriquez scored to put TCHS up 3-0 and then the Zamoranos closed out the scoring. Gilbert scored his 68th goal of his career with 11:16 to play and Eddie banged one in with 8:07 remaining. 

Tristan qualifies for state at GHSA Sectionals

 Tristan Lynn with coaches Standard & Ferrell

Tristan Lynn has ended his very busy spring by qualifying for the GHSA Track State Meet at Jefferson. Tristan ran a 10:44.43 and placed seventh in the 3200 meter race qualifying him for the state meet. He also ran the 1600 meter race and finished eleventh in a time of 5:00.37 and did not qualify for state. Tristan's 3200 state meet race will be on Friday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

At the Region 1 AAA Track Meet in Brooklet, Lynn finished second in the 1600 meters with a time of 5:00.37 and he also qualified for sectionals in the 3200 meters in a time of 10:58.68. In addition to running track, during the spring, Tristan also played shortstop and pitched for the Toombs County Junior Varsity baseball team and during the fall he was the top male runner on the cross country team.   

Braves beat Astros & are still tied for 1st

 Braves catcher Randyn Simmons tags an Astro at home  

There is quite a race for first place in the Midget Boys Division (11 & 12 years old) at Partin Park. After eight games the Braves and the Cardinals are 5-3 and the Astros and the Dodgers are 3-5. The Braves scored seven runs in the first inning and the maxiumum, allowed by the rules, seven in the fourth in a 16-7 win over the Astros. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story with Pictures

Six Braves had hits in the four inning game and eight different players scored a run. Leadoff hitter and catcher Randyn Simmons went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, Ryan Gay 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored, Tyler Heath 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and two runs scored, Chase Musselman 1-for-1 with a two-run opposite field single and two runs scored, Alston Price 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored and Jason Dukes 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Breyson Gladden and Landon Wilds each walked twice and scored twice.

For the Astros Dalton Harvey went 1-for-2 with a runs scored, Thomas Cloud 1-for-2 with a runs scored, Jake Lively 2-for-2 with a double and James Donald walked twice and scored a pair of runs.   

2105 Vidalia Onion Run

 

 Mohamed Sankoh 10K winner

 

 Mason Smith 5K winner

 Lisa Espino (red singlet) is the female 10K winner

On a cool morning Mohamed Sankoh, Lisa Espino, Mason "Mohawk" Smith and Kimberly Warren were the winners in the 38th annual Vidalia Onion Run. Sankoh was the overall winner in the 10K Race (6.2 miles) and Espino was the female 10K champ for the fourth time. Smith was the overall winner in the 5K (3.2 miles) and Warren was the first female to cross the line.

Watch race highlights 10K Race  5K Race  1 Mile Race

Espino, a former Toombs County High School runner, won her fourth Vidalia Onion 10K by a wide margin. Lisa, who finished third in the region cross country race in 2009 as a Lady Bulldog, went to Georgia Southwestern to play soccer. However, after a season of playing that sport she switched to cross country and she was one of the top runners for the Hurricanes for the next three seasons. Espino also excelled academically. She made both the Dean's List and the President's List before graduating in late 2014. Lisa says she plans to continue running and she is going to graduate school with the goal of being an exercise therapist technician.

"Mohawk" Smith  is 12 years old and he is a veteran at winning road races and even setting state and national records. He attends Collins Middle School and he won the 5K in 18:39. Smith and his mohawk have already been profiled by a Savannah television station.

Four Dawgs score in 3rd place match win

 The Bulldogs almost score a goal in the 2nd half

The Toombs County Bulldog soccer team went 2-1 in the Region 1 AAA Soccer Tournament and finished third by holding off Southeast Bulloch 4-2 in the third place match staged in Lyons. TCHS defeated Pierce County 5-2 in a quarterfinal match in Lyons and then lost 7-0 to Islands in the semifinals at Optimist Field, next door to Grayson Stadium, in Savannah. The 12-3-1 Bulldogs will head to the state tourney as the third seed out of the region. 13-2-2 Islands shut out 15-2-1 Savannah Arts 3-0 in the championship game. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Radio Story with Game Pictures  

SEB scored an early goal against the TCHS defense and then the Bulldog offense reeled off three straight goals to take a 3-1 lead at half. Fernando Rodriquez, Eddie Zamorano and Gilbert Zamorano each scored and then late in the second half Brandon Rosales beat the goal keeper. Gilbert's goal is the 66th of his career as he continues to push his school record higher.    

Another Senior Day victory for TCHS

 Nick Taylor, Jake Davis, Tyler Luke & Cole Dowd

 Cole Dowd with brothers Cody and Taylor

Heading into the bottom of the fifth innning the Toombs County Bulldogs were leading Swainsboro 3-2 on Senior Day. However, none of the four seniors had stroked a single hit. Traditionally senior Dawgs excell in their final regular season home game and they did in this one in their third at bats. Jake Davis (1-for-3) doubled in two runs, Cole Dowd (1-for-4), swinging for the fence, hit a three-run triple and Tyler Luke (1-for-3 with a walk) hoping to hit his fourth career homer smashed a deep shot which bounced at the base of the fence in left to drive in a run. The Dawgs scored seven in the fifth and two in the sixth to win their fifth straight Senior Day game 12-2. Lane Adams (1-for-1 with two walks) singled in the final two runs and senior Nick Taylor (1-for-3 with a walk) singled to left in that inning and scored the final run of the game. Watch the seniors stroke their hits Highlights Y-101 Story with Salain Meadows's pictures  Slide Show

Luke was the starting and winning pitcher. After a season of tough one and two run losses, he won his second game of the season by throwing six innings of three-hit ball with 10 strikeouts and six walks. Tyler did not allow an earned run and lowered his ERA to .181. In 62 innings he allowed only 37 hits and struck out 61 and walked 40. Opponents hit just .165 against the right-hander. Tyler's final record for the season is 2-6 with two no decisions. His career varsity record is 6-7. He went 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA as a sophomore.  

JV Baseball Bulldogs finish strong

Just like the Toombs County varsity baseball team the junior varsity finished the 2015 season playing their best ball. The young Dawgs closed the season with back-to-back home victories over Bacon County 4-3 and to Swainsboro 8-6.

In the Bacon victory, Lane Adams pitched the first four innings and allowed three hits and then Martin Stephens took over and threw three straight three up, three down innings with five strikeouts.

Tristan Lynn and Christian Conley each had two hits and Adams and George Luck each had one hit.

The B-Team Bulldogs closed their season with a come-back win over Swainsboro. The Tigers scored six runs in the top of the first inning and the Bulldogs rallied with an eight-run third. The game was stopped after the top of the fourth due to varsity game between Toombs and Swainsboro. Watch Highlights with Y-101 Radio Story  

Islands plays A-Game in Region Semifinals

The Islands Sharks brought their A-Game to Optimist Stadium, in Savannah, for a Region 1 AAA Tournament semifinal matchup against the Toombs County Bulldogs and the Sharks prevailed 7-0, one week to the day after they beat TCHS 5-3 in Lyons in the final regular season game. Watch Highlights

Islands and Savannah Arts will meet for the Region 1 Championship, on Tuesday, at the same stadium while the Bulldogs will play host to Southeast Bulloch in the third place game. These two games will decide seeding for the GHSA State Tournament. Islands and Savannah Arts will have home games in the first round of the tourney while 11-3-1 Toombs and 5-7 SEB will have to hit the road. The Dawgs Beat SEB 5-3 on March 17 in Lyons.  

2015 TCHS Basketball Banquet

 Breanna Walker (middle) with coaches Walker & Standard

The Toombs County High School basketball teams celebrated the 2014-15 season with an annual banquet at Chatters in Lyons. The MVP's from the varsity teams were Breanna Walker and Carlos Eason. Walker, who has signed with Coastal Georgia has been named by the Georgia Sports Writers as first team All-State. Check out all of the award winners in this slideshow     

Soccer Dawgs are going back to state playoffs

It is a spring tradition for the Toombs County High School boys soccer team to be a part of the state playoffs. Since the 2007 season the Bulldogs have earned their way into the post season each and every year. The 2015 team clinched a playoff slot with a 5-2 win over Pierce County in a Region 1 AAA quarterfinal match. Y-101 Story with practice pictures

The 11-2-1 Bulldogs will play at 11-2-2 Islands HIgh, on Friday at 7 p.m., in the semifinals. The two teams played in Lyons on April 10 with the Sharks taking a rough and tumble match 5-3. The winner will play at 15-1-1 Savannah Arts for the region championship on Tuesday, April 21. Arts beat Southeast Bulloch 2-0 in the other semi.

The Bulldogs opened up a 2-0 lead on Pierce with Fernando Rodriquez and Zane Longtin each scoring a goal. The Bears rallied and tied the game at 2-all and then Toombs reeled off three straight goals. The school's all-time leading scorer Gilbert Zamorano scored a pair of goals sandwiched around a goal by Eddie Zamorano.  

Jake Davis is very busy in Dawg loss

 Jake Davis makes a diving catch in the second

 Jake runs a fly ball down in the fourth

 Jake also went face first into the fence, but he was OK

Senior centerfielder Jake Davis was a busy Bulldog in Toombs County's 6-3 home loss to Tattnall County. Jake caught a career high seven fly balls including six in the first four innings. His two best catches were a diving grab in the second inning, with one down and a runner on base in the second, and a running catch in the right centerfield gap in the fourth. Davis also had one of the Dawgs' three hits off Peyton Knight. Cole Dowd and George Lucke stroked the other two hits. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Nick Curtis and Logan McGowan each walked and the Warriors made a big throwing error on a ball hit by Lucke which scored two runs. Dalton McBride drove in the third run with a grounder to second base.

The Warriors countered with four runs in the top of the fourth inning. Chris Grant (1-for-4) singled in a run, Jeremiah Barnett (2-for-4) doubled in one and Mikey Anderson (1-for-4) tripled in one. Tattnall scored two more runs in the sixth when Knight (3-for-4) tripled in a Warrior and Dylan Smith (1-for-4) singled in a teammate.  

Victoria takes her flashy game to ABAC

Victoria Jordan has always played the sport of softball with a flair whether she is diving for pop ups behind home plate as a catcher or getting a hit and running the bases as a leadoff hitter for the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs. On April 13, 2015 Victoria signed a scholarship to play softball at ABAC in Tifton. Watch the signing ceremony Video

Jordan, who also plays travel ball for the Angels out of Savannah, tried out at ABAC and was given the opportunity to join a team which this spring is third in the GCAA. Victoria, academically, wants to make all A's while attending the two-year school and eventually become a veterinarian.

Aldridge singles & scores against PBC’s winningest pitcher

Flagler’s Danny Brown (8-3) leads the Peach Belt Conference in wins and he is third in strikeouts with 77. Former Toombs County Bulldog Berry Aldridge went 1-for-4 against Brown in Armstrong State’s 5-2 loss to the Saints from St. Augustine, Florida. Watch Highlights

Brown, a 5-10 senior, doesn’t bring the heat to the plate. Instead, he throws one strike after another keeping almost all of his pitches in the lower part of the strike zone. His specialty is his breaking ball and his change up plus he throws a cut fastball. He also is a righty with a very quirky delivery. 

Aldridge was one of five Pirates who didn’t strike out against Brown and four of those five had a hit or more. Brown struck out seven Armstrong hitters and walked two while allowing six hits. R.J. Dennard, from Soperton, broke up Brown’s no-hitter, with one out in the fourth, with a single through the right side of the infield.

Berry stroked Armstrong’s fourth hit when he singled with a runner on in the seventh. That inning was the only frame in which the two teams touched home plate. Flagler scored five runs in the top of the inning. Armstrong scored on a Zach Lance single and a sacrifice fly to center field, by Will Austin, which scored Aldridge.

Earlier in the game Aldridge grounded out to deep short and to third and in his final at bat he popped up.

In game game of this three game series Aldridge went 3-for-4 in Armstrong's 12-7 win. Berry drove in two runs and scored two. He singled through the left side in the third to plate a teammate and drove in his second run with a backside hit in the seventh.   

Berry is hitting .413 with one home run, four doubles and 14 RBI’s. 

In the Peach Belt Standings- 18-6 North Georgia is in first place, 16-7 Armstrong is second and 15-8 Flagler is third. 

TCHS & Pierce dual for nine innings

Lane turns an amazing double play

 2nd baseman Lane Adams makes a diving catch in foul territory

 Caleb Turner tagged up at 1st and D.R. Meadows tags him out at 2nd

On March 24, in Blackshear, Pierce County run-ruled Toombs County 14-4. 17 days later the two teams met in Lyons and it took the 20-1 Bears nine innings to nip the Bulldogs 4-2. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow  Watch second baseman Lane Adams make two spectacular defensive plays Video

Pierce took a 2-0 lead by scoring runs in the third and fourth innings on two out singles by Kyler Allen (1-for-4) and Zack Goble (3-for-4).

The Bulldogs tied the game at two after they scored runs in the fourth and sixth on grounders by Nick Curtis and Tyler Luke (1-for-4).

With rain approaching the Bulldogs had a chance to win the game in the eighth. D.R. Meadows (2-for-3 with a walk) singled with one out. However, the Dawgs left him at third.

In the top of the ninth Goble reached on a infield hit and Madison Tuten singled. The Bears scored two runs on two separate throwing errors.

Adams & Stephens combine on JV 3-hitter

Lane Adams and Martin Stephens shared a three-hit Toombs County junior varsity victory over Bacon County. Adams threw the first four innings and allowed three hits and Stephens handled the final three innings and retired Bacon County nine-up, nine-down in a 4-3 TCHS win at Jacky Jones Field.

Tristan Lynn and Christian Conley led the Dawg offense with two hits a piece and Adams and George Lucke each had one hit.   

Bulldogs drop another one-run game

 Logan McGowan slides in with a third-inning run

For the third time in their subregion schedule the Toombs County Bulldogs lost by one single run in a game played on the road. The Dawgs lost by a run at Dodge County, Tattnall County and on Tuesday night 8-7 at Brantley County. The loss dropped Toombs County’s subregion record to 2-6 with two more sub games to play. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows slideshow

Most of the scoring occurred in the first three innings. TCHS jumped up 1-0 in the top of the first. D.R. Meadows (2-for-4) singled and scored on Tyler Luke’s (1-for-2 with two walks) double to deep left field.

Brantley scored a pair of unearned runs, off Meadows, in the bottom of the first and then an earned run on a double by Mikel Collins (2-for-3) in the second to take a 3-1 lead.

In the third TCHS regained the lead by scoring five runs to jump on top 6-3. Nick Curtis (1-for-3) doubled in a run, George Lucke walked with the bases loaded, another run scored on a wild pitch and Meadows singled in two Dawgs.

Brantley came back in the bottom of the third and tied the game at six with three runs including the equalizer which was scored when the Herons stole home.

In the top of the fourth Cole Dowd reached on an error, stole second, moved to third on a balk and scored on a Curtis sacrifice fly to put Toombs up 7-6.

Brantley tied the game in the sixth on a run scoring single by Kole Clark (1-for-3) and won it in the bottom of the seventh on a Bulldog throwing error. The leadoff batter walked, went to second on a wild pitch and then scored on a bunt in which the Dawgs were trying to get an out at third and the throw to that bag sailed away.  

Bulldogs rise up and score eight in the 7th

 Dalton McBride enjoys his 7th inning RBI hit with coach Hunter Adams 

 Cole Dowd doubled and scored the tying run

 The Bulldogs celebrate a "Team Victory"

An eight-run seventh inning propelled the Toombs County Bulldogs to a 10-6 win at Appling County. A subregion victory which improved the Dawgs’ sub record to 2-5 and 5-12 overall. Toombs has won three straight and four out five since being run-ruled at Pierce County. Watch some of the key moments in the 7th inning Video  Watch full game highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow  Y-101 Story

Trailing 4-0 after four innings, the Bulldogs scored two runs in the fifth inning off an Appling error on a ball hit to second by Cole Dowd (2-for-4). The seventh began with Tyler Luke (1-for-4) earning a walk after falling behind in the count 0-2. Dowd doubled to left putting runners on second and third for Nick Curtis (1-for-4). The junior third baseman lined a pitch into left to score a pair of runs tying the score at 4. With one out and Curtis at third base, Appling brought the infield in. Freshman catcher Dalton McBride (1-for-2) worked the count full and then poked a pitch into right to put TCHS up 5-4. And the Bulldogs weren’t done.

Jake Davis walked and then D.R. Meadows (2-for-4) doubled by dropping a ball into right center which wasn’t caught by two diving outfielders. Two Dawgs scored to make it 7-4. Lane Adams (2-for-4) singled to right to push the lead to 8-4 and then Luke doubled to deep left to make it 9-4 Bulldogs.

Luke started on the mound and pitched all seven innings. The senior, who entered the game with a sub two ERA, was 0-for-4 with two no decisions. But, despite not having his best control he won his first game. Luke allowed the leadoff hitter to reach in six of the seven innings and that runner scored in five different frames.

Appling scored single runs in each of the first four innings. The score could have been worse for the Bulldogs had Luke not stranded nine runners on base in the first four innings, including five in scoring position. Plus the Bulldogs played some spectacular defense. Meadows made two diving stops on balls hit up the middle and each time he flipped to Adams for outs at second base. Curtis made a tough catch on a foul ball near his third base bag and Logan McGowan ran down a ball in right field.

Tyler settled down in the fifth and sixth and faced only seven batters. However, in the seventh Appling sent nine batters to the plate and scored twice. Luke recorded all three outs in that frame with strikeouts.

Luke allowed only six hits. However, he walked nine batters and hit one with six strikeouts.

Bulldogs win first subregion game

 Logan McGowan legs out a hit which scores a 1st inning run

 

 Nick Curtis drives in a pair

 

 D.R. Meadows goes 3-0

The Toombs County Bulldog baseball team came close to winning their first subregion game in their first trip around the league. The Dawgs lost two of their first five sub games by one run including a 1-0 defeat at Dodge County. Toombs avenged that loss at Jacky Jones Field, with a 9-5 victory giving the 4-12 Bulldogs their first two game win streak of the season. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow  Y-101 Story

TCHS raced to a 7-0 lead by scoring five runs, after two outs, in the first three innings. In the bottom of the first, with two out, Cole Dowd (1-for-3) doubled to left, Logan McGowan (1-for-3) singled in a run, Nick Curtis (1-for-2) singled in a pair of runs, George Lucke (1-for-3) singled and Christian Conley (1-for-4) singled in a run.

The Dawgs scored an unearned, with two outs, in the third and then two runs, with nobody out in the fourth on a two-run double to deep right by Tyler Luke (2-for-4). In the fifth D.R. Meadows (1-for-3) and Lane Adams (1-for-1 with three walks) each singled in a run to give Toombs County a 9-1 lead.

Meadows pitched six innings and earned his third win of the season. He allowed five hits and three earned runs while striking out eight Indians and walking four. Luke pitched the seventh inning and struck out a pair of hitters. 

Tyson takes 2nd in the Georgia Dome

 Tyson Brantley wears his second place medal

Toombs County first grader Tyson Brantley led a large group of  local wrestlers at the Georgia Kids State Championship staged on 36 mats in the Georgia  Dome in Atlanta. Tyson advanced to the championship round and lost a tough match 7-5. In the waining moments, with the score tied at 5-5, Tyson took his opponent down to the mat. However, the move was not awarded two points by the officials. Then with just seconds remaining Tyson was brought down to the mat and a take down was awarded. Watch the match with comentary by Tyson video and a slideshow     

GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Tournament

Jamar gets his state championship

 Jamar Smith executes a state championship pin

In 2014 Toombs County's Jamar Smith was denied his first GHSA State Championship because of an illegal slam in the title match at the Toombs County Middle School Gym. 358 days later, in the Macon Centreplex, the senior ended a perfect 47-0 season with the perfect result- a first round pin with just two seconds left on the clock.

Smith is the 13th Toombs County Bulldog to win a state champsionship.The Dawgs have won at least one state title in each of the last four years and they have totaled seven championships during this span. Watch Jamar win state Video  and watch and listen to Jamar break down his state championship victory Video  Coaches Adam Hightower and Bradley Benton discuss Saturday night at the state championships Audio  Watch some Sights and Sounds from Macon Video

Smith opened up his match with McNair's Derek Clayton with a short feeling out period and then he collected two points for a take down. From the top position Smith was able to get Clayton on his back and then he stuck him for his seventh first round pin in eight matches of the sectionals and state.       

Bryson- from JV to 2nd in state

 Bryson Smith finishes second in state

One of the most amazing stories in the Macon Centreplex was the rise of Toombs County's  Bryson Smith. Due to the strength of the Bulldog wrestling program, in 2014, in his weight class Bryson was relegated to the junior varsity squad. But, in his senior season the tall 195 pound wrestler got his chance to compete on the varsity level and he went 47-12. He was an Area 1 champion. finished sixth at the tough AAA East Sectional and after a string of upsets at the GHSA State Tourney Bryson finished second in the state.  

Rockmart's Marlon Morales won the state championship and improved his record to 54-6 with a first round pin of Smith.