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

TCHS Baseball on Y-101 Radio- The Bulldogs will pllay host to Savannah on Monday (March 30) at 5:00 p.m. The Bulldog Pregame Show begins at 4:50 on Y-101 Radio. To listen online Click Here or download the Mixlr App from the Apple App Store or Google go to
Former Bulldog baseball players- Berry Aldridge is now leading Armstrong State in hitting, Jeremy Beasley, Patrick Craft and James Ethredge are playing college ball. Keep up with the former Dawgs Click Here  
Shop for great deals on men's and women's workout shirts in Toombs Now's Amazon Associates Store Click Here   
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  
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
Janie Frickie- The country music singer called into Y-101 for an interview and she shared memories with a listener, the Emmylou Harris fan. 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    

 

Luke & the Dawgs lose by one again

Tyler Luke has started six games for the Toombs County and in five of those games the Bulldogs have lost by one single run. The latest frustrating start was a subregion game at Tattnall County. Luke pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and he and the Dawgs lost 5-4, dropping the TCHS record to 2-12 and 0-5 in the subregion. Watch Highlights  

Luke pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs. He struck out four, including three in the fifth. The senior walked five and hit three. His record drops to 0-4 with two no decisions despite having an ERA under two.  

Toombs spotted the Warriors three unearned runs in the first two innings. Luke hit the leadoff hitter in the first inning and gave up a single and then the Bulldogs turned a 6-4-3 double play. However, an error allowed one run to score and a double by Chris Grant plated the second.

Tattnall scored the third unearned run in the second to take a 3-0 lead. Meanwhile, in this battle of the aces, the Bulldogs were hitless against right-hander Peyton Knight through the first three innings.

Luke (1-for-3) broke up the no-hitter with a leadoff single in the fourth. With one out D.R. Meadows (2-for-3) singled and the hot hitting Cole Dowd hustled down the first baseline and reached on an infield hit to second scoring pinch runner Brandon Helton. Dowd is 7-for-10 in his last three games. With two out Nick Curtis (1-for-3) lined a single to right. The ball got by the outfielders and two Bulldogs scored while Curtis was out at third. The score was now tied at 3-all.

In the bottom of the fourth Luke walked a pair of batters and both scored on a double, to the fence in left field, by left-handed hitting Blake Durrence. The Warriors were back on top 5-3.

Meadows and Dowd each reached on infield hits in the sixth. However, Meadows rounded the second base bag on the Dowd hit and he was tripped by an infielder trying to get back and was called out at second on a controversial call ending the frame. Coaches Nick Hayes and Hunter Adams, subbing for head coach Brian Fitzgerald who was tossed out of the Swainsboro game the night before, argued the call.

There was more controversy in bottom of the sixth. Durrence hit a fly ball to right, with two out and a runner at third base, Logan McGowan’s throw was up the third baseline. However, the run did not count as the Bulldogs appealed the play at third and the ruling was the runner had left the bag early. Warrior coach Donnie Fike came down the third baseline and contested the call.

In the top of the seventh McGowan led off with a walk. Knight walked the leadoff batter in four of his seven innings. Curtis reached on an error and the Bulldogs had runners on second and third with nobody out. A strikeout made it one down and Helton, a pinch hitter, smacked the ball to the second baseman scoring McGowan to cut the Warrior lead to 5-4.  Pinch hitter Nick Taylor hit a flare to second, which was caught, ending the game.

D.R. and Cole lead Dawgs to second win

 D.R. Meadows pitched no-hit ball for 4 1/3

 Cole Dowd running the bases in his 3-for-4 game

D.R. Meadows pitched six innings of two-hit ball, including the first 4 1/3 hitless and Cole Dowd went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two runs batted in as the Toombs County Bulldogs claimed their second victory of the season, a 5-1 decision at Swainsboro. Watch Highlights Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

Meadows, who has been the starting and winning pitcher in both Bulldog wins, lost his no-hit bid when Brock Hooks singled to left with one out in the fifth. Meadows also yielded a one-out double in the sixth. He threw six innings and struck out five and walked four while allowing one earned run. Tyler Luke pitched the seventh and struck out the side.

The Bulldogs scored a run in the first when Meadows (1-for-4) reached on an error and scored after Cole Dowd had stroked a double to left. The throw went to the center of the diamond and Meadows raced home.

Dowd singled to left in the third to put the Bulldogs up 2-0. Swainboro cut the lead in half in the bottom of the frame and then the Dawgs put the game on ice.

Luke walked, Lane Adams (1-for-3) dropped a perfect bunt down the third base line and then the Bulldogs smashed three straight RBI hits. Meadows singled, Dowd tripled to center and George Lucke came out of the dugout as a pinch hitter and singled to left. 

Three Bulldogs are moving on to the next level

 Cole Dowd signs with the LaGrange College Panthers

 Jamar Smith will be a Holmes Junior College Bulldog

 Darius Scott is going to be a Benedict Tiger 

Three senior Toombs County Bulldog football players are going to take their game and academics to the next level. Cole Dowd, Jamar Smith and Darius Scott will all be playing college football in 2015. Watch the ceremony Video  

Jamar Smith- Jamar, who rushed for over 2,000 yards in his junior season, signed with Holmes Junior College in Goodman, Mississippi. Once a Bulldog always a Bulldog, Jamar's new team sports the same nickname. Last season Holmes went 4-5 in a very tough league which is usually putting a team in the national championship game. Jeff Koonz, who was a defensive line coach at Georgia Southern, is the head coach at Holmes.   

Darius Scott- In his senior season Scott moved from  the defensive line to linebacker and he will take those skills to Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. Benedict plays in the SIAC with Clark and Morehouse out of Atlanta and Fort Valley State and Albany State. The Tigers won four games last season prompting a coaching change. Mike White, who won 68% of his games in 15 seasons at Albany State is the new head coach of the Tigers.     

Cole Dowd- Cole is a tall, rangy pass rusher who can also catch the football and he signed with the LaGrange Panthers. LaGrange is a Division III team which plays in USA-South with teams like Berry and Birmingham-Southern. Matt Mumme, the son of former Kentucky head coach Hal Mumme, will begin his second season as head coach of the Panthers. Like his father's teams, the Panthers like to throw the ball around. They averaged 334 yards of passing offense in 2014.    

Dowd shines in Dawgs loss at Pierce

 Cole Dowd pitched two scoreless innings at Pierce

In a 14-4 five inning loss to second ranked Pierce County, in Blackshear, there weren't many Bulldog highlights. However, Toombs County senior Cole Dowd excelled on the mound and at the plate. Cole went 2-for-3 hitting a two-strike single off a lefty pitcher and a run scoring single off a righty and then on the mound the left-hander pitched two scoreless innings. He stranded the bases loaded, in the third, with a pop up to first baseman Nick Taylor and then ended the fourth with a flyball to center fielder Brandon Helton. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

Left-handed batter Logan McGowan also had a two-strike off the left pitcher as the 1-11 Bulldogs had only three hits. McGowan also earned a walk and Nick Taylor drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. The Bulldogs scored their other two runs on a Pierce error. 

Streaking Bullpups move into championship game

and then finish second in the MGMSAA

The Toombs County Middle School baseball team extended its winning streak to six games with a 6-1 victory over Bleckley County at West Laurens Middle School. The semifinal victory in the MGMSAA Tournament sent the Pups into the championship game against West Laurens. The Pups lost to the Raiders 10-0 in the title game. So, TCMS finished second, won a trophy and celebrated a 9-5 season at Zaxby's.  

In the Bleckly County win, Brock Harrison led TCHS by pitching all seven innings while allowing only four hits and no earned runs and he struck out seven batters. At the plate Harrison went 2-for-3 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Cole Graham went 1-for-4 and drove in a run and Brandon Dennis was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s.  

TCMS soars past Swainsboro in the playoffs

The Toombs County Bullpups came back from a 3-1 deficit after the top of the fourth to defeat Swainsboro 10-5 in the quarterfinals of the MGMSAA Tournament. On Saturday Bleckley County took care of East Laurens 11-0 in five innings. The Bullpups have won five games in a row. Watch some early game highlights   

Bryce DeLoach went 1-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, Cole Graham 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Brock Harrison 1-for-2 with one RBI, Seth Gay 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored and Bryce Braddy 1-for-3 with one RBI. DeLoach pitched the first 3 2/3's innings and Harrison the final 3 1/3 with seven strikeouts and earned the win.    

Aldridge tops Armstrong with .447 average

 

 Berry Aldridge catching

 

 and sliding into third base

Former Toombs County Bulldog Berry Aldridge has surged into the lead as Armstrong State's top hitter based on batting average. Aldridge, after going 3-for-6 with two doubles against Claflin and 3-for-4 versus GRU-Augusta leads the Pirates with a .447 batting average. In 12 games Berry, a junior, has hit one home run, two doubles and driven in 10 runs for 22-5 Armstrong, which leads the Peach Belt Conference with a 12-2 record. Y-101 Story   

Beasley pitches 2-hitter & loses

Current Toombs County pitcher Tyler Luke knows how former Dawg pitcher Jeremy Beasley feels. Luke has pitched two one-hitters and lost both. On Saturday Beasley pitched a two-hitter, in a seven inning game, and lost at South Georgia State 1-0. Beasley's record is 3-2 with two no decisions and his ERA is 2.50 in his freshman season. Darton won the second game of the doubleheader 17-2. The Cavaliers are 21-11 and are in third place in the GACA with an 8-4 record. Watch Jeremy pitch Video

Jeremy was a very efficient pitcher as he battled the South Georgia pitcher who also threw a two-hitter. Beasley allowed a double in the third inning and stranded the runner at third with a slider that induced a swinging strikeout. In the fourth Jeremy walked the leadoff hitter, a lefty, on four pitches and then yielded a single. South Georgia moved the runners up with a bunt and then scored on a sacrifice fly to right. Bealsey ended the inning, with a runner on third, with another slider and swinging strikeout.     

Brantley’s Collins homers & robs the Dawgs

 Nick Curtis comes over the top against Brantley

Brantley County center fielder Mikel Collins smashed a solo home run over the right field fence and made two spectacular catches to highlight the Herons’ 7-1 victory over Toombs County at Jacky Jones Field. Watch Highlights

Collins ran deep into the right field gap to rob Lane Adams of an extra base hit in the fifth inning and then he made a diving catch in shallow left, with the bases loaded, to end the game stealing a base hit from Logan McGowan. Watch Collins on his big night Video  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

The Bulldogs’ offensive highlights, in a game in which they had only six hits off a steady diet of off speed pitches for the first six innings, were two hits from Alan Beverly and a double to deep left by D.R. Meadows. Those two combined to produce the only Toombs run of the game. Meadows (1-for-3) hit his two-bagger, with one out in the fifth inning, and Beverly (2-for-2), who came off the bench to replace Meadows at short when he took over on the mound, hit his RBI single with two down.

Nick Taylor went 2-for-3 and McGowan 1-for-3. Nick Curtis pitched the first four innings and allowed five earned runs. He walked a batter with two outs in the first and yielded a run scoring bloop single. In the third Collins hit the homer and a pair of two out walks were followed by run scoring hits by Wes Thrift, who drove in a pair, and Kade Rowell who brought in one.

Meadows faced the minimum in the fifth and sixth despite allowing a single in each inning. The Bulldogs Brandon Helton hustled into the gap and scooped up a base hit and threw to second to get an out in the fifth. In the sixth the Bulldogs put on a bunt play on defense and catcher Dalton McBride threw to second baseman Lane Adams who slipped behind the runner at first to record the out.

Meadows yielded two unearned runs in the seventh. He struck out three batters in his three innings and allowed four hits.

Gilbert tops Tony for all time TCHS scoring record

 Gilbert Zamorano & Coach J.B. Cone after breaking TCHS record

 

 Tony Guerrero in 2011

 

 Tony broke the record with his 51st goal 

In a one-sided match up, even if both teams were at full strength, Toombs County senior Gilbert Zamorano scored four goals, against a short-handed Savannah High team, to break the school record for goals with 62 in the Bulldogs 10-0 victory in Lyons. Tony Guerrero had the record scoring 61 goals in his career which ended in 2011. Gilbert, so far, has tallied 22 goals in his senior season.

Eddie Zamorano and Brandon Rosales each scored two goals and Fernando Rodriquez and Jose Delgado Jr. had one a piece. The Lady Bulldogs also won 10-0 and senior Julie Sheppard scored three goals.  

Walker, the nations leading rebounder,

signs with Coastal Georgia

 

Breanna Walker, who led the nation in rebounding in her senior season with 22.6 boards per game, became the first Toombs County girls basketball player to sign a college scholarship since Toya Rogers (Brewton-Parker) and Christi Bacon (Middle Georgia) did the same off the Elite 8 TCHS team in 2000-01. Walker, who averaged 14.7 points in her senior season, signed with the College of Coastal Georgia in Brunswick. The school recently moved up from the junior college level to a four-year institution and the Mariners play in the SSAC with Brewton-Parker College. YouTube  Y-101 Story  

Breanna was named first team All-Region 1 AAA in her senior season by the coaches and she was a Wendy's High School Heisman winner. She joins a program coached by Jonathon Barbaree, who is a former assistant at Georgia College, Furman and Georgia State. In his first season as head coach at Coastal, the Mariners went 13-17 overall and 7-11 in the SSAC. Coastal finished strong winning five of it's final eight games and the Mariners swept BPC- winning 62-51 on the road and 72-38 at home. The Mariners lose two starters to graduation and they were the top two scorers averaging a combined 25.5 points per game.     

Soccer Dawgs survive a battle with SEB

The Toombs County Boys soccer team raced to a 4-0 halftime lead, in a home match against Southeast Bulloch, and then the game got real physical with red cards and a Jacket comeback before the Bulldogs held on to a 5-3 win. SEB picked up two red cards and TCHS onee which means at the end of the game the Dawgs had 10 to nine advantage in players on the field. The Bulldogs are 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the region.

Gilbert Zamorano tallied his second hat-trick of his senior season. He also scored three goals against Johnson. Gilbert has scored 18 goals this season. Fernando Rodriguez assisted on two of Gilbert's goals and scored one himself- his 12th of the season. Jose Cerros also scored a goal.

SEB beat the Lady Bulldogs 2-0. 

Appling denies Dawgs a subregion victory

The Appling County Pirates scored three runs in the fifth inning and two in the seventh to beat the Toombs County Bulldogs 5-2 in a Region 1 subregion game in Lyons. The Dawgs fall to 1-9 and 0-2 in the subregion. Watch Highlights Center fielder Jake Davis has made three diving catches in his last four games, watch all three Video  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow  

TCHS took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Logan McGowan walked, Cole Dowd was hit by a pitch and Jake Davis hit a sacrifice fly to centerfeld to drive in his second run of the season.

Tyler Luke, pitching on three days rest, kept the Pirates off the scoreboard until the fifth. He stranded six runners on base including two at third and one at second. In the fifth Luke walked two batters and hit two to set the table for the Pirates to score three runs. A bases loaded pass made it 1-1, a hit batsman with the bags full put Appling up 2-1 and a RBI single by Jeremy Morris (3-for-4) pushed the Pirate lead to 3-1.

Luke pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on four hits with tw strikeouts and four walks. He took another tough loss as his record dropped to 0-3 with two no decisions. His ERA is 1.77.

Toombs scored a run in the bottom of the fifth. Nick Taylor (1-for-1) singled and D.R. Meadows (2-for-4) doubled in the run. 

Bullpups end regular season with 4th straight win

Cole Graham pitched all seven innings and stroked all of Toombs County Middle School's hits as the Bullpups ended their regular season with a 5-2 win at Bleckley County. The Pups are 5-2 in the MGMSAA and 7-4 overall and have won four games in a row and four straight on the road.

On the mound Graham allowed only three hits and one earned run with 10 strikeouts and three walks. At the plate the eighth grader was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Brock Harrison walked three times and scored twice.

Up next for TCMS is the MGMSAA Tournament and the Bullups will be seeded no lower than third.    

Trailblazing Jake Davis signs with South Georgia State College

For the past four years Jake Davis has been an athletic trailblazer at Toombs County High School. He and his family helped start the swimming program at the school and for the past two seasons Jake has been a one-man team practicing with the school's arch rival Vidalia High at Meadow's Wellness Center. He is the first Toombs County swimmer to quailfy for state and the first to earn points for the school at the GHSA State Meet at Georgia Tech. On March 16, 2015 he became the first Toombs County swimmer to sign a college scholarship. Jake signed with South Georgia State College, one of the top junior college programs in the country. Y-101 Story  

In early March South Georgia traveled to Buffalo, New York for the NJCAA National Swimming and Diving Championship. The womens team finished fourth and the men placed fifth. Two seasons ago both team ended up third and the program has been around for only five years. 

Coach C.M. Jenkins started the South Georgia program and has maintained the Hawks success by signing swimmers, like Jake, from the state of Georgia.    

Davis earns TCHS 1st ever points at GHSA State Swim Meet

Senior Jake Davis, Toombs County High School's one-man swim team the past two seasons, earned the Bulldogs their first ever points at the GHSA State Swim Meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

Competing against swimmers from Class 1A through 5A, Davis finished 11th in the 50 Freestyle Prelim in a time of 21.87, which was faster than his qualifying time of 22.23.

Davis made the finals for the first time in his career and he finished third in the B-Final in 21.96. Overall, Jake placed 13th out of 61 swimmers earning Toombs County eight team points. He was second out of the Triple A swimmers entered in the event. 

Jake also competed in the 100 Freestyle Prelim and was 35th out of 54 swimmers in 49.93, .06 under his qualifying time. All of the times were personal bests.

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     

Fernando scores twice in Bulldog win over Liberty

Senior Fernando Rodriquez scored two second half goals to help lead the Toombs County Bulldog soccer team to a 3-1 non-region home victory over Liberty County. This was the third stright two-goal game for Rodriquez. He also tallied twice against Johnson and Dodge County. Fernando has scored 11 goals this season including a thee goal match at East Laurens. Watch Highlights

Brandon Rosales scored a first half goal for Toombs County and he now has four goals on his senior season. Senior Gilbert Zamorano leads the Dawgs with 15 goals. He scored five in a 9-2 win at Brantley County and three versus Johnson. Junior Eddie Zamorano has scored five goals and sophomore Eliel Gonzales and freshman Jose Cerros have each scored twice.

The Bulldogs are 7-1 overall and 5-1 in Region 1 AAA action. Their only loss was 4-2 at region leader Savannah Arts Academy.

The Lady Bulldogs, who edged Dodge 4-3 on the road on Tuesday, lost to Liberty 6-1.  

Luke pitches another 1-hitter and doesn't win again

 Tyler Luke pitches another dominating game

 Cole Dowd smokes a double to the gap 

 Dowd, in his first varsity start, plays a flawless first base 

For the second time in two weeks Toombs County senior pitcher Tyler Luke pitched a one-hitter and his Bulldogs didn't win the game. Two weeks to date of his nine inning one-hitter home loss to Islands, Luke pitched a six inning one-hitter at Dodge and once again TCHS lost by a single run, this time it was 1-0. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

In his four 2015 starts Luke has pitched 27 1/3 innings and has allowed only 12 hits and five earned runs. His earned run average is 1.01 and opponents are batting .126 against the right-hander. Tyler's record is 0-2 with two no decisions. He had a no decsion against Vidalia in which he pitched 5 1/3 and left with the Bulldogs leading 4-1 and he took a no decision at Jenkins. In that game he pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and allowed one earned run with nine strikeouts and no walks. He left the game with the scored tied at one and TCHS lost 2-1 in the eighth on a pass ball.

Luke's mound opponent was just as tough on the Dawgs. Lance Pruett yielded two hits and no walks while striking out eight Toombs County batters.

Both teams broke up a double no-hitter in the fourth inning. TCHS leadoff hitter D.R. Meadows (1-for-3) led off the top of the inning smacking the first pitch down the third base line and off the bag for the first hit of the game. Lane Adams laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to the right of home plate advancing Meadows to second and a grounder moved him to third where he was stranded.

In the bottom of the fourth Luke walked Cain Petersen- the third of four Indians who received a free pass. Chandler Davis (1-for-2 with a walk) singled and then, with Peterson at third, Clint Thompson hit a sacrifice fly to center to score the only run of the game.

The Bulldogs had one more scoring opportunity. In the fifth, with two outs, senior Cole Dowd (1-for-2), who was starting his first varsity baseball game, worked the count to 3-2 and then smashed a pitch into the gap in right field for a double. Pruitt took over from that point and retired the next seven Bulldogs in a row to end the subregion game. The Bulldogs are 1-8 and 0-1. Toombs has lost four one-run games- all with Luke as the starting pitcher.

TCMS Bullpups win 3rd game in 3 days

 Brock Harrison fires a 1-hitter with 11 K's

 Cole Graham slides in with a Bullup run

Playing their best baseball of the season, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won their third game in three days. The Pups excelled in all phases of the game in a 13-3 five inning home win over East Laurens. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

On the mound Brock Harrison, coming off a 16-strikeout, three hit win over Swainsboro, struck out 11 Falcons and allowed only one hit- a one out fourth inning single. Harrison struck out the side in the third and fourth innings. Brock’s defense backed him up well. TCMS only made on error and the Bullpups turned a 4-6-3 double play and successfully handled two run downs between second and third base.     

Offensively, every position in the lineup contributed to the victory. Leadoff hitter Bryce DeLoach scored a run while number two hitter Cole Graham went 1-for-1 with two walks, he was hit by two pitches, stole a base, drove in a run and scored three times.

Harrison, the number three hitter, was 2-for-2 and was hit by two pitches, scored two runs and drove in four. Cleanup hitter Brandon Dennis scored a run, number five batter Seth Gay was hit by a pitch, walked twice and scored two runs and Alex Gordy, celebrating his twelfth birthday, entered the game in the sixth position in the lineup and laid down a sacrifice bunt to move runners to second and third and later walked and scored a run.

The seven and hitters, a pair of seventh graders, combined four five of the eight TCMS hits. Number seven hitter Trey Cloud went 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, a run scored and two runs batted in. Bryce Braddy, batting eighth, went 2-for-3 with a stolen base and a run scored.

Number nine hitter Dawson Campbell walked and scored a run.

Bulldogs can't find the right mix

The Toombs County Bulldogs have been on a season long search for the right combination of baseball elements to turn their season around. In a 15-5 home loss to Southeast Bulloch the Dawgs made some fine plays in the field, but they also made way too many errors. The latest defeat dropped the TCHS record to 1-7. Watch Highlights   Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

Toombs Tied the game in the first inning at 1-1 on a Lane Adams (3-for-4) single followed by a Tyler  Luke (3-for-4) RBI base hit. The Dawgs didn't score another run until they were down 8-1 in the bottom of the sixth. Freshman Dalton McBride (1-for-2) stroked his first varsity hit, Jake Davis (1-for-3) singled in his first varsity run and Tyler Luke drove in his team-leading tenth run of the season. Davis scored on a wild pitch and after putting up the three-spot TCHS trailed 8-4.

SEB put the game away with a seven run seventh inning and Toombs scored a final run in the bottom of the frame with McBride driving in his first run of his Bulldog career with a grounder.      

TCMS claims another road victory

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won their third straight road game 11-9 at Glennville. Cole Graham was 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBI's and two runs scored and Brock Harrison went 2-for-4 with one double, three RBI's and two runs scored. Trey Cloud was the winning pitcher and Dawson Campbell earned his second straight save.

Bullpups hold on to road win

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups jumped to an 8-0 lead and held on for a 9-7 victory at Dodge County. The Pups are 4-4 overall and 3-2 in the MGMSAA with two more league games to play. On Thursday at 4 p.m. TCMS will play host to East Laurens and on Monday March 16 the Bullups will travel to Bleckley County for their final regular season game. TCMS's goal is to finish in the top four which will earn the team a first round home playoff game. 

Cole Graham pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed five hits with eight strikeouts. Graham also scored a pair of runs. Brock Harrison went 2-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in, Brandon Dennis was 2-for-3 with two RBI's and Bryce DeLoach went 1-for-3.     

Another big Indian inning downs the Dawgs

 Nick Curtis singles in a run in the first inning

In their 2015 season opener the Toombs County Bulldogs were beaten by Vidalia when the Indians scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull out a one-run victory. Two weeks later, in Lyons, the Indians broke open a 1-1 game with a five-run fourth on their way to a 6-2 win. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow

Neither team played their A-Game on defense. In the bottom of the first inning Toombs County's Lane Adams reached on an error, Tyler Luke (1-for-2 with a walk) singled and Nick Curtis (1-for-3) drove in the first run of the game with a single. Those two hits were the Dawgs final hits of the game.

Vidalia tied the game in the top of the third with the help of two Bulldog errors. In the decisive fourth, Greg McKenzie drove in a run with a sacrifice fly and Christian Jay and Eric Tillery each stroked a RBI single and the other two runs were scored on TCHS errors.

In the bottom of the fifth three Vidalia errors helped the Dawgs score their final run. Vidalia starting pitcher Greg McKenzie threw a complete game two-hitter. The junior right-hander struck out three, walked one and hit one. Both runs allowed by McKenzie were unearned.

Senior Nick Taylor started on the Jacky Jones mound for the Bulldogs and he pitched three innings and allowed one hit while striking out one Indian and walking three. Nick Curtis pitched three innings and yielded four hits and D.R. Meadows threw the top of the seventh and allowed one hit and walked a batter and left the bases loaded with a strikeout.

Trippe outscores the Bullpups 12-9

In a rivalry game with plenty of scoring, the J.R. Trippe Chiefs edged the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups 12-9 on a chilly Friday in Lyons. Watch Highlights 

All the scoring occured in the first five innings. TCMS led 2-0 after one inning, trailed 6-2 after two, 6-5 after three and 8-7 after four.

On the mound Bryce Deloach pitched the first five innings and struck out eight Chiefs. Dawson Campbell handled the final two innings and did not allow a hit with four strikeouts and one walk. He struck out the side in the sixth.

DeLoach was 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored, Cole Graham 1-for-2 with a double, two walks and two runs scored, Brock Harrison 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run scored, Brandon Dennis 1-for-4 with a run scored, Campbell 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored, Seth Gay 1-for-4 with a run scored and Bryce Braddy 0-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt and a run scored.

History repeats itself

Luke pitches another gem and doesn't win

Tyler Luke has thrown 21 1/3 innings allowing 11 hits and four earned runs for a 1.31 ERA with 25 strikeouts and five walks and yet in three starts the senior does not have a victory. He is 0-1 with two no decisions. Luke's latest effort was a seven inning stint in which he allowed five hits and one earned run with nine k's and one walk at Jenkins High in Savannah. The end result a 2-1 loss in eight innings as the Warriors scored the game-winning run, with two outs, on a pass ball dropping the Bulldogs record to 1-5 and 0-2 in cross over games in Region 1 AAA. Watch Highlights

Jenkins scored the first run, in the third inning, on an infield hit by leadoff hitter D.J. Tinsley and a run scoring single by Matt Craft. The Dawgs tied the game in the top of the fourth when D.R. Meadows (1-for-3) blasted a triple off the fence in left center field. Luke (0-for-2) drove in his eighth run of the season with a sacrifice fly to right field. The Bulldogs only had three hits off senior right-hander Brennan Shreak. Nick Curtis (1-for-3) led off the fifth with a single.

The Warriors set up game-winning situation i the eighth, against Curtis, by reaching first base on a strike out. Curtis fielded a bunt and threw out the base runner going to second. Then the Dawgs made an error. Ramon Pirrone grounded out to second advancing the runners to second and third. The count was one ball and two strikes on Austin Sikes (2-for-3) when a pitch which was low got away and although the play at the plate was close catcher Dalton McBrides flip to Curtis just missed ending the inning. Curtis tag was a second late as the Warriors handed the Bulldogs their second extra-inning loss, to a team from the Costal Empire, in their last three games.

Perez's PK propels TCMS to semifinal win

 Kevin Perez (#5) beats goalie with a well placed penalty kick

 The Bullpups celebrate their semifinal victory

To defeat Dublin in the seimifinals of the MGMSAA Soccer Tourney the Toombs County Bullpups needed two successfull penalty kicks. Alex Gomez booted the first one to put TCMS up 1-0 in a penalty kick session following a scoreless game in regulation. Dublin tied the match with a PK and then the Bullpups seeled their victory when Kevin Perez fired a shot to the far post and into the net advancing TCMS to the championship game with a 2-1 victory in Cochran. The 10-1 Pups will play J.R. Trippe for the championship on Thursday at around 5 p.m. at Bleckley County's High School Football Stadium. Watch Highlights

Earlier in the week the Lady Bullpups lost to West Laurens on penalty kicks in their semifinal match ending their season with a 7-4-1 record. TCMS's Cindy Vera scored a regulation goal and a penalty kick in West Laurens 3-2 win.

Harrison strikes out 16 in TCMS win

Brock Harrison struck out 16 Swainsboro Tigers ,in seven innings, in a 5-1 Toombs County Middle School Bullpup victory in Swainsboro. Harrison allowed only three hits and walked four. He struck out seven straight batters at one point and ended his gem striking out the final four Tigers. Harrison went 1-for-2 with a double, Cole Graham was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI's and Brandon Dennis was 1-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice fly and two runs batted in. 

Bulldogs run-rule Johnson for 1st win 

 

 D.R. Meadows KO's four 

 

 Nick Taylor strikes out the side

The Toombs County Bulldogs scored 10 runs in the first inning and five in the third in a 15-0 three inning home victory over Johnson. The Region 1 AAA crossover victory was the first of the season for the now 1-4 Dawgs. Watch Highlights  and a Y-101 Radio Story with Salain Meadows pictures

Tyler Luke (2-for-2) drove in three runs with two run scoring singles in the first inning and a sacrifice fly to right in the third. Logan McGowan (1-for-1 with a walk), D.R. Meadows (1-for-1 with walk), Alan Beverly (2-for-3), Christian Conleya nd Bryce Harrison all singled in a run. Nick Curtis had a sacrifice fly RBI.

On the mound Meadows pitched the first two innings and was the winning pitcher for the first time with the varsity. He allowed a bloop single and struck out four batters. Nick Taylor struck out the side in the third.

Luke deals 8 1/3 innings of no-hit ball

in epic Bulldog loss

 Tyler Luke pitching early in his nine inning gem

 D.R. Meadows off first base in a 2-for-3 day with a walk

In his second pitching start of his senior season Tyler Luke continued a Bulldog tradition of sensational and memorable pitching performances. Luke pitched 8 1/3 innings of no-hit ball. However, Islands High scored a pair of runs in the ninth beat the Dawgs 3-2 as Luke pitched a nine-inning one-hitter. In the past Jared Allen (2007) and Javec King (2009) pitched Bulldog no-hitters. Watch Highlights or Tyler pitching his one-hitter Video  and a Salain Meadows Slideshow  Y-101 Story  Check out some other epic Bulldog pitching performances Click Here

The Sharks' Chandler Wilkinson hit a ball deep to centerfield which was not caught and that double scored Charlie Harrell, who was hit by pitch with one out. Islands scored a second run in the ninth on a suicide squeeze bunt by catcher Jeffrey Pearce.

The Bulldogs tried to rally from the 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the ninth. Luke (1-for-4) led off with a double and with two outs Martin Stephens (0-for-3) and pinch hitter Nick Taylor each drew a walk off Wilkinson, who was pitching in relief. With the bases loaded Brandon Helton walked to cut the Island lead to 3-2. However, the epic game ended with the bases loaded on a Dawg strike out.

Luke, who pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball at Vidalia six days earlier, struck out a career hiigh 12 and he got stronger as the quickly paced game reached the late innings. After yielding an unearned run in the fifth to tie the score at 1-1, Tyler struck out the side in the sixth and then kept his no-hitter going a three up, three down seventh and eighth. He struck out two batters in the seventh and one to end the eighth. Luke faced one more than the minimum throughn three innings. He walked a Shark with two out in the second and walked another batter with two down in the fourth and in each frame he stranded the base runner at second.

Luke drove in the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. He grounded out to third base driving in Lane Adams (0-for-3 with two walks) who walked as the leadoff hitter. Luke wasn't the only right hander who pitched well in this Region 1 AAA crossover game. Charlie Harrell didn't allow a hit until D.R. Meadows (2-for-3) led off the fourth with a double. Harrell and Wilkinson allowed five Bulldog hits.  

JV Dawgs play nine against Appling County

On a chilly, rainy Saturday the Toombs County Junior Varsity baseball team played a total of nine innings against Appling County at Jacky Jones Field. The Pirates won the first five-inning game 3-2 and the second game went four innings and ended in a 5-5 tie because of a wet field. Watch Highlights

Game one- The Bulldogs scored a pair of unearned runs in the early odd innings. Tristan Lynn (0-for-1 with two walks and a stolen base) walked and scored on a Pirate misplay in the first inning. In the third Dalton McBride stroked the Bulldogs only hit of the game and scored on an error. Noah Anderson pitched four innings of quality baseball.

Game two- In the first inning Anderson walked and scored on an error. In the second Jalen Mobley (2-for-2) singled and scored a run. In the third Christian Conley (1-for-3) reached on an error and scored, McBride (1-for-3) doubled in a run and scored and Brandon Helton (1-for-2) singled and scored a run. Helton and McBride each pitched in the light rain.

Bullpups shutout Reidsville

Eighth grader Brandon Dennis pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and struck out eight batters to lead the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups to a 5-0 home non-region win over Reidsville. Dennis also squeezed in a run with a perfect bunt. The 2-2 Bullpups have won two straight games.

Cole Graham went 2-for-3 with a double and scored a run and Dawson Campbell smashed a double and scored a run.  

TCMS Bullpups take down Dublin

Brock Harrison went 3-for-3 and doubled twice, driving in one run, as the Toombs County Middle School baseball team defeated Dublin 6-3 in Lyons. Cole Graham stroked a RBI hit and Brandon Dennis squeezed in a run with a bunt. Bryce DeLoach pitched five innings and struck out eight batters and went 1-for-4 at the plate for the 1-2 Pups. 

Bacon County walks to big win

The Bacon County Raiders walked 12 times, including four times with the bases loaded, in a 15-3 win over Toombs County in the Bulldogs first home game at Jacky Jones Field in 2015. Watch Highlights  

Bulldogs open first full week with loss

The Toombs County Bulldogs closed out their 2014 regular season with four games in five days and their last game in that set was at Bacon County. They lost that game. Coincidentally, the Dawgs opened up their first full week of the regular season at Bacon County in the Raiders' new ballpark. Bacon broke open a close game with a four-run fifth leading to a 6-2 Raider victory. Watch Highlights  

Bacon scored a run in the first inning on an opposite field single by left handed designated hitter Jacob Holton. The Raiders scored a second run in the fourth on TCHS's first error of the season. Toombs scored a run in the fifth. Jake Davis walked, D.R. Meadows (2-for-3 with a walk) singled and Tyler Luke (1-for-4) grounded out to third scoring Davis.

Bulldog pitching walked four Raiders in the fifth leading to a four-run inning. Holton (2-for-3) singled to the opposite field driving in a run and Klein Nipper (1-for-3) singled in in two Raiders. A bases loaded walk scored another Bacon run.

The Bulldogs scored their second run in the seventh inning. Meadows and Lane Adams each walked with one out against Nipper, Bacon's reliever. Luke followed with a run scoring single and then the Bulldogs loaded up the bases. However, the game ended on a curve ball strikeout. The Bulldogs left 10 runners on base including seven in scoring position.

In the battle of starting pitchers, Bacon's righty Dalton Spires threw six innings and allowed an earned run on three hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. Toombs County's Nick Taylor pitched 4 1/3 innings and yielded three earned runs on three hits. The senior right hander struck out four batters including the five, six and seven hitters in a row in the second inning. Taylor walked six including Holton intentionally. Lane Adams threw a three up, three down sixth with one strikeout.     

Indians rally in the 7th and nip the Dawgs

 Tyler Luke allows one earned run in five innings

The 2015 Toombs County Bulldog baseball team with a lineup featuring two returning starters- senior pitcher Tyler Luke and sophomore shortstop D.R. Meadows- and only one other Dawg who had started a varsity game- junior right fielder Logan McGowan- opened up a 4-0 lead at Vidalia. However, the Indians rallied with a run in the fifth and four in the seventh to win the non-region rivalry matchup 5-4. Watch Highlights Video  

The Bulldogs who also started three seniors- third baseman Alan Beverly, designated hitter Nick Taylor and center fielder Jake Davis- one junior- first baseman Nick Curtis along with two sophomores- second baseman Lane Adams and left fielder George Lucke- and freshman catcher Dalton McBride scored their first run of the season in the second inning. Lucke (2-for-4) singled with one out, Beverly (0-for-4) reached on an error, Curtis (2-for-3) singled and Taylor (1-for-3) reached on an infield single to drive in the run with two outs.

Toombs left a runner in scoring position in the third and the fourth and then scored three runs in the fifth inning. With one down, Adams (2-for-4) singled, Luke (1-for-4 with a seventh inning double down the left field line) reached on an error and then McGowan singled in to right field to score Adams to make 2-0 Dawgs. Lucke doubled to left to drive in a run and it was 3-0 and Curtis stroked a RBI hit and TCHS had a 4-0 lead.

On the mound Luke kept the Indians off the scoreboard for the first four innings with a combination of good pitching and fine defense. The Bulldogs did not make an error and they made two big plays to end the fifth and sixth with the Indians threatening to score.

Luke struck out the four and five hitters, with runners on second and third, in the first inning. The right hander allowed only two hits through the first four innings. The Indians finally lit up the Greg James Field scoreboard in the fifth on a Eric Tillery (2-for-3) sacrifice fly which was caught on a dive by Lucke in left field. The inning ended with Vidalia trying to manufacture a run out of a first and third base running situation. The Dawgs were able to get the out near first base denying the Indians a second run.

In the sixth Luke yielded a leadoff double to Dylan Crawford (1-for-3) and then he was relieved on the mound by Meadows. Luke pitched five innings and allowed five hits and one earned run while striking out four batters, walking one and hitting two.

Meadows walked a batter and allowed a single, but he didn’t allow a run in the sixth as Adams timed his leap perfectly on a liner and after snagging the ball he threw to second base for a double play.

The Indians started off the bottom of the seventh with four straight singles. Blake Corbett (2-for-3), Paul Dixon (2-for-4), Tillery and Jordan McFadden (2-for-3) all reached base. McFadden drove in the first run of the inning and then Curtis relieved Meadows on the mound and walked pinch hitter Ruston Robinson on a 3-2 pitch, with the basses loaded, to cut the TCHS lead to 4-2. Jarrett Bryant (1-for-4) singled in a run to make it a one-run game and then Greg McKenzie popped up to Adams for the first out of the inning. Number eight hitter Devin Williams ended the comeback and the game with a sacrifice fly to left giving the Indians the win.  

JV Bulldogs rally in loss 

The Toombs County Bulldog Junior Varsity baseball team fell behind 7-0 at Vidalia and then the young Dawgs rallied scoring five straight runs before losing 8-6. Willie Campbell and Christian Conley each hit a double and Dalton McBride stroked a run-scoring triple to center field. Watch Highlights   

Toombs County Soccer Season is Here

TCMS teams off to great start

The Toombs County Middle School soccer teams are off to a fine start in 2015. The Bullpups are 6-0 and the Lady Bullpups 6-1. On a real windy and cold day TCMS split with visiting West Laurens. The Toombs County Boys won 4-3 and the Girls lost 3-1. Watch highlights of both games Video

Ricardo Santana scored all four Bullpup goals as TCMS led 1-0 at half and 4-1 before yielding two goals. The Lady Bullpups trailed 1-0 prior to Jazmine Nahuacha scoring a goal, just a couple of seconds before the end of the first half. 

Dawgs open Region 1 with shutout win

The past two seasons the Toombs County Boys soccer team has advanced to the Elite 8 round of the AA GHSA State Tournament. This season, with a big senior class, the Dawgs want to go further. TCHS opened up the season beating Liberty 4-1 in a road scrimmage, East Laurens 6-1 in a non region road game and Pierce 3-0 in a Region 1 home game.

In the Pierce game Gilbert Zamarono, Eddie Zamarono and Fernando Rodriquez each scored a goal. Watch Highlights

In the East Laurens game, Gilbert scored two goals, Eddy had one and Fernando tallied three.

The Lady Bulldogs tied Liberty at one in the scrimmage, beat Treutlen 4-2 in a regular season game and then lost to East Laurens 7-0 and Pierce County 6-0.   

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.

Friday- Bryson Smith and Jamar Smith both won their semifinal matches and the two cousins will each wrestle for a GHSA State Championship on Saturday afternoon at the Macon Centreplex. Listen to coach Bradley Benton talk about the two semifinal victories Audio

Bryson was the first Bulldog to compete on Mat 5 and his match with Elbert County's A.J. Edmond was scoreless for nearly the first two periods. Bryson earned a point for an escape then fell behind 2-1 and then he received a point because his opponent was stalling and another for an escape to win the match 3-2.

After a 14-5 win in the quarterfinals, Jamar Smith reverted to his recent form and pinned Ringold's Jesse Wade just 34 seconds into the first period. Jamar scored two early points and then it was lights out as Smith improved his record to 46-0. The second day began with the consolation round and four Bulldogs trying to stay in the tourney. Chase Corbin (152) edged Calhoun's Christian East 7-6 to advance and then Chase lost to Zak Evans 3-1 to end his senior season with a 42-17 record.

Jose Delgado (120) lost to Banks County's Cory Turner 7-2 ending his senior season with a 23-14 record.

Justin Hall (126) was pinned in the second period ending his sophomore season with a 27-13 record.

Cole Dowd (182) was pinned in the first round ending his senior season with a 20-13 record.   

Thursday- Cousins Jamar and Bryson Smith both advanced into the semifinals at the GHSA Traditional State Tournament at the Macon Centreplex. in the opening round, Jamar (220 pounds) continued his dominating run through the sectional and state tourney with a pin, 51 seconds into the first period of Zion Hester from Coahulla Creek and then in the quarterfinals he outscored Pepperell's Deonte Morgan 14-5.

Bryson Smith (195) beat Jasaad Graves (Spencer High) 11-5 in the first round and then in the quarterfinals he pulled out a 5-4 victory over Southwest Macon's Dalvin Andrews.

Coach Bradley Benton talks about the first day of the state tourney Audio

Jose Delgado, Justin Hall, Chase Corbin and Cole Dowd all lost in their first round matches and they will move in to consolation bracket.  

Jose Delgado (120) lost Spencer's Deandre Jackson 12-2. Delgado (23-3) will meet Banks County's Corey Turner (25-11) in the consolation bracket.

Justin Hall (126) was pinned 1:16 into the second round by Sonoraville's Kyle Chastain. Justin (27-12) takes on Central Macon's Oliver Phillips (34-8) in the consolation bracket.

Chase Corbin (152) was a 20-5 loser to McNair's Jamaal Deng. Corbin (41-16) faces Calhoun's Christian East (20-8) in the consolation bracket.

Cole Dowd (182) lost a 6-4 decision to McNair's Justin Corley. Dowd (20-12) draws Harrison Pettigrew (28-8) from Savannah Arts in the consolation bracket.

Listen to the Dawgs and coach Bradley Benton talk about the sectional tourney Y-101 Story   

Dawgs scrimmage the Tigers in Metter

The Toombs County Bulldogs, with a lineup returning just one starter from their last game in 2014, opened the season with a 6-3 loss in a scrimmage game at Metter. On a chilly night there were plenty of walks and wild pitches. Each team walked nine batters and Metter scored four runs on wild pitches and the Bulldogs tallied three on errant throws in the top of the seventh. Watch Highlights

The Bulldogs, despite having only four hits, had plenty of scoring opportunities throughout the seven inning game. The Dawgs had two runners thrown out at home plate, left the bases loaded in the second, left runners at second in two other innings and they hit in to a double play to end the game.

Senior Tyler Luke, who was a starter in 2014, was 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of singles and a walk. He also pitched two scoreless innings to open the game. He walked one and struck out two. Nick Curtis pitched a three-up, three-down third and Nick Taylor pitched around a walk and a single and threw a scoreless fourth.

A pair of young Bulldogs each had a hit. Martin Stephens singled in the fourth and George Lucke singled in the fifth.

 Pups scrimmage Eagles in Lyons

In a scrimmage game in which everybody hit and quite a few pitched, the Toombs County Middle School baseball team took a 3-0 lead over Montgomery County before losing 10-9. Cole Graham struck out the side in the first and Bryce DeLoach ko'ed three and walked one in the second. Brock Harrison and Brandon Dennis also pitched. Dennis entered the game with runners on base and recorded a strikeout to end the frame. Watch Highlights

Brock Harrison had two hits including a run scoring single. Graham drove in a pair of runs with a hit and Dennis also had a RBI single.    

Redcoats compete and excel

The Toombs County High School Redcoats participated in Festival and Competition at Pierce County High School on Saturday, October 18th in the Sound of Silver Invitational and brought home ten trophies. The Redcoats performed (1) “Play That Funky Music” with a bass solo by Wesley Ricks and a tuba solo by Austin Davis, (2) “Happy”, (3) “Georgia
On My Mind” with a trumpet solo by Drum Major Robert Riner.
Festival scores were:
Drum Major – Superior
Auxiliary – Excellent
Percussion – Excellent
Overall Band Score – Excellent
Competition scores were:
Drum Major – Superior
Auxiliary – Excellent
Percussion – Excellent
Overall Band Score – Excellent
Best in Class of AA Schools:
Drum Major – 3rd Place
Auxiliary – 3rd Place

Pictured for the leadership team for the Redcoats are (front row, left to
right)
Section Leader LaShanna Williams, Drum Major Robert Riner,
Section Leader Kaitlyn Bryant, Section Leader Macy Thornton, Section
Leader Tiffany Todd, and (back row, left to right) Section Leader Logan
Hart, Band Captain Kesley Paulk, and Section Leader Mark Deardorff
.

Watch the Red Coat Marching Band Video  

The Campbells visit Y-101 Radio

 Preslee, Craig and Kinni Campbell at Y-101 Radio 

 Preslee sings the national anthem in her 1st trip to the Pit  

On the morning before Craig Campbell was to sing at the Real Squeal and oldest daughter Preslee (six years old) was to sing the national anthem at the Pit, the entire Campell family dropped by and spent an hour, on the air, at Y-101 Radio during the Midday Memory show. Youngest sister Kinni (age four) also talked to the audience and took phone calls. Like Preslee, Kinni is also a singer and both sisters, coincidentally, want to grow up and be mermaids. Watch the Campbells on Y-101 Radio Video  Watch Preslee sing the national anthem in the Pit  Video

Beasley pitches in national tourney

 Jeremy Beasley (right) and William Browning from Jeff Davis

Jeremy Beasley spent a week in Norman, Oklahoma pitching for Team Georgia in the Heartland Classic. Beasley earned a save in his first outing, pitching the eighth inning in an 8-7 victory over Texas. Beasley also pitched four innings and gave up two earned runs as a starter in an 8-7 win over Ohio. Jeremy pitched one inning in a 6-0 loss to Oklahoma that gave Georgia a fourth place finish in the tourney. So, Jeremy pitched a total of six innings and allowed two earned runs.  

Watch Jeremy get his save against Texas You Tube  and check out his slideshow