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TCMS takes Dodge Tournament- The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team crushed Metter 77-10 and Crisp County 77-18 to set up a championship match with region rival West Laurens and the Bullpups took that dual 58-36. The Pups are less than two weeks away from their season-ending MGMSAA Tournament to be held on Jaunary 29 at East Laurens. 
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  
Bullpups beat Ware- The Toombs Counmty Middle School wrestling team nipped Ware County 48-47 in Waycross. This is the second time the Pups have beaten the Gators by one point on the road. TCMS also won a close match from Jeff Davis 63-59. Y-101 Story   
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  
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Meadows and Dillard go for 20

as the Dawgs take down Tattnall

D.R. Meadows and Brandon Dillard each scored 20 points as the Toombs County Bulldogs "Iron 5" overcame a nine-point deficit and defeated Tattnall County 54-52 in Lyons. Only six Bulldogs played in the Region 1 game with the starters playing the majority of the minutes. The victory gave the Dawgs their second three-game win streak of the season and a 9-12 record overall and 4-5 in the subregion. Also, the TCHS Boys have now won five out of six games. Watch Highlights

Trailing 29-20 at half, the Bulldogs started their comeback with the shooting and scoring of Meadows, their sophomore guard. D.R. only scored two points in the first half as many of his shots were hitting the iron. In the second half those same type attempts started hitting the bottom of the net. Meadows scored 10 points in the third quarter and eight in the fourth. He made the only two TCHS 3-pointers and was 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He is 17-for-20 (85%) at the line in his last three games.  

After the two teams traded turnovers late in the fourth quarter, Meadows fired a pass to Dillard who had his shot blocked near the backboard with 11 seconds remaining and the Bulldogs trailing 52-51. Goal tending was called giving the Dawgs a 53-52 lead. The Bulldogs fouled Tattnall with five seconds to play and the Warriors missed the front end of the one-and-one. Dillard was fouled with two seconds remaining and he knocked down a free throw to make it a two-point game. Brandon scored 10 points in each half and he scored six in the final period.

Carlos Eason scored even points and had a dunk to start of the second quarter. Andre Clark had five points and Jalen Mobley and Quanvonte Kent each had one.  

Girls Game- The Lady Bulldogs, who lost to Tattnall by 18 on the road, trailed 12-5 after the opening quarter and then they played the Lady Warriors a close game for the final three quarters losing 49-38. Breanna Walker topped Toombs with 19 points,  Demetria Jones scored  eight, Joanne Gomez five, Dominique Jones four and Jocelyn Walker two. Watch Highlights   

Dawgs win fourth game in five

The Toombs County Boys basketball team is ending the regular season playing their best ball of the year. The Dawgs won their fourth game in their last five, 65-62 at Twiggs County, avenging a home loss to the Cobras (47-38). The Bulldogs are 8-12 and 3-5 in subregion games. The last time the Bulldogs won eight or more games was the 2011-12 season when they tallied 10 victories to earn their last trip to the GHSA State Tournament as a fourth seed. The Dawgs have five regular season games remaining- two at home (Tattnall County and Southeast Bulloch) and three on the road (Savannah, Vidalia and Dodge). 

The game was tied at 15 after the first quarter and TCHS led 31-25 at half. Toombs pushed the lead to 47-36 going to the fourth quarter and then had to hold on to win the non-region game. Twiggs chopped the lead to two points with 45 seconds remaining.

"We wanted to push the lead to double-digits in the second half," head coach Chuck Hill said. "We started executing on offense and then we went to our man-to-man defense in the fourth and kind of let up. But, I am proud of the guys for pulling out the win."

Carlos Eason led the Bulldogs with 20 points. He scored seven in the third quarter and even sank his first 3-ball of the season. Jalen Mobley dropped in four 3-pointers, for the second game in two nights, and he had 14 points. He hit two 3's in the first quarter and two in the fourth. D.R. Meadows scored six of his 13 in the fourth quarter and was 4-of-4 at the line in the final period and 5-for-5 in the game. Meadows is 13-of-15 (87%) in his last two games. Andre Clark, Brandon Dillard and Keshawn Morgan each scored five points. Morgan was 5-for-7 at the line and he has dropped in 16-of-19 (84%) at the stripe in his last three games. Quanvonte Kent scored three points. 

The Lady Cobras also avenged a loss on this Saturday night. The Lady Dawgs beat Twiggs by 17 (57-40) in Lyons. However, they lost to Twiggs 60-46 on the road, Tyara Gaines scored 14 and Breanna Walker 10. Jocelyn Walker had six, Shakevia Knight five, Demetria Jones four, Kaleigh Hollmes two and Lauren Terrell one.  

Big Wrestling Weekend at TCMS

Shorthanded Dawgs 6th in Bulldog Sweet Onion  

Missing four wrestlers including undefeated Jamar Smith, who was taking his SAT, the Toombs County Bulldogs finished sixth out of 28 teams in their own Bulldog Sweet Onion Tournament. West Laurens took first place, Jackson County was second, Morgan County third, Fitzgerald fourth, Pierce County fifth and Vidalia was seventh. Individually for TCHS, J.J. Arredondo and Bryson Smith placed second and Justin Hall, Chase Corbin and Johnathan Quintero were fourth

Toombs Goes 2-0 in 3 Rivers

A big wrestling weekend opened up in the Toombs County Middle School Gym with the renewal of an old wrestling tradition- the Three Rivers. Montgomery County, Appling County and Jeff Davis County joined the Bulldogs for some dual action. TCHS wrestled and defeated Montgomery County 58-12 and Jeff Davis 63-15. Including the state duals, the Bulldogs now have a 19-5 record in dual action. Watch Highlights

The Toombs County Middle School wrestlers traveled to West Laurens and beat East Laurens 94-20 and Dublin 96-24. The Bullpups next competition will be the season ending MGMSAA Tournament on January 29 at East Laurens. 

Bulldogs surge to a 4th quarter win

The Toombs County Bulldogs tailed Pierce County, a team they beat in overtime on the road, by double-digits in the first half in Lyons. The Bears used the 3-ball to take the lead. In the second half the Bulldogs rallied with the long ball and then surged in the fourth quarter to a 61-56 win. TCHS's third win in the last four games. Watch Highlights

A key sequence occured at the end of the third quarter. D.R. Meadows (16 points) hit one of his two 3-pointers to pull the Dawgs to within three. Then Jalen Mobley (15 points) was fouled shooting a 3-ball. Mobley swished all three free throws to tie the game at 37 going to the fourth quarter. Mobley sank four 3-pointers including several from long range.

The Bulldogs were a more balanced offensive team in the second half getting more inside shots for Carlos Eason (13 points) and Brandon Dillard (10 points). Keshawn Morgan was 2-for-2 at the line and scored on a drive for four points and Andre Clark banked in a 3-pointer for his three.

Girls Game- Pierce defeated the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs 40-23. Joanne Gomez led TCHS with 11 points, Shakevia Mobley had seven, Demetria Jones and Breanna Walker two each and Tyara Gaines one.

A Lewis steal & bucket downs Dodge

Trailing by one, Tyrese Lewis intercepted a short pass, near midcourt, and turned the steal into a layup with eight seconds remaining to lead the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups to a 33-31 win. Lewis added a free throw to push the lead to two and he finished with 15 points. Jalen Jones and Tyquan Toby each scored seven points and Karis Harden and Ashlee Ashely each added two. The victory was the Bullpups third of the season and second in the MGMSAA. Watch Highlights  

Yawn scores 41 in Heron win

Brantley County's Colt Yawn fired in 41 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, as the Brantley County Herons defeated the Toombs County Bulldogs 63-52 in Lyons. Yawn, a 5-11 160 pound senior guard, drilled five 3-pointers and was 9-of-10 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter. Earlier in the month, in Blackshear, Yawn scored 22 in the Herons 62-39 win over the Dawgs. The 13-5 Herons have now won five in a row and eight out of their last nine games. Meanwhile, the 6-12 Bulldogs had their two-game win streak come to an end. Watch Highlights

D.R. Meadows tried his best to match Yawn's scoring in the second half. The Bulldogs' guard hit four 3-pointers, three in the fourth quarter, and he scored 12 points. Carlos Eason led TCHS with 13, Kesahwn Morgan made 9-of-10 at the line and scored nine, Andre Clark seven, Jalen Mobley hit two 3-balls for six, Quanvonte Kent had three and Darius Scott two.

Girls Game- Brantley County beat TCHS 39-28. Breanna Walker scored 11 of her team high 15 points in the fourth quarter. Demetria Jones added seven points, Joanne Gomez five and Tyara Gaines one.

GHSA AAA State Team Duals in Macon

Dawgs finish in AAA Top 6

The Smiths stick the Greenwave

 Bryson Smith smothers his Spencer opponent with a pin 

 Cousin Jamar Smith follows with a first round pin

Day 3- Saturday- Toombs County Bulldog wrestling head coach Bradley Benton said before the start of thr AAA GHSA State Team Duals, in the Macon Centreplex, that his goal for his young 2014-15 team was to finish in the top six. Last season a more experienced and senior laden team finished fourth in Double A. Only four wrestlers from that team were in the lineup when the Bulldogs took on Spencer in the consolation semifinals. Watch Highlights

Spencer opened up a 27-15 lead before the Bulldogs rallied with their big guys. Cole Dowd, Bryson Smith and Jamar Smith reeled off three straight pins and pulled the Bulldogs to within three points at 36-33. The Greenwave finished strong winning a match by points and with a pin to defeat TCHS 42-33. J.J. Arredondo and Justin Hall each pinned their opponent at the beginning of the dual to tie the score at 12. Carson Roberts won his match by points to help stop Spencer's run through the middleweights. Head coach Bradley Benton talks about the duals Audio  

In other action, Jefferson whipped Sonoraville 51-22 to win it's first AAA State Title. The Dragons won six straight AA championships from 2009-14 and before that seven straight in Single A. Lumpkin County nipped Spencer 33-32 to take third place. Lumpkin County beat Oconee County 33-27 in the other consolation semifinal.      

Day 2- Friday- The third seeded Toombs County Bulldog wrestlers lost a heartbreaker in the quarterfinal round of the GHSA AAA State Team Duals in the Macon Centreplex. TCHS lost by one single point to Oconee County 34-33. However, later in the day TCHS came out on top of a one-point decision. The Dawgs nipped Banks County 35-34 in the consolation bracket. Toombs also beat Appling County 50-26 in a prior match in the consolation bracket.

Jefferson beat Spencer 59-18 and Sonoraville knocked off Oconee 34-29 in the two semifinal matches.

In other quarterfinal action, Jefferson took care of Rockmart 54-14, Spencer slipped by Lumpkin County 35-34 and Sonoravile blew by Banks County 39-22. 

Day 1- Thursday- The Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team opened up with a 49-30 victory over Southwest Macon in the first round of the Triple A bracket of the GHSA State Duals in Macon.  Listen to coach Bradley Benton Audio

The first Bulldog to win in the dual was senior Jamar Smith at 220 pounds. Smith earned a pin and so did freshman Johnathan Quintero at 285. Gage Clark won by points at 113, J.J. Arredondo with a pin at 120 and Jose Delgado also had a pin at 126. Carson Roberts won a big match, by points, in the 145 pound weight class and Chase Corbin followed with a pin at 152. Luke Anderson clinched the victory with a major decision at 160 and Cole Dowd ended the match with a pin at 182.  

In other AAA action in the Bulldogs' side of the bracket, Oconee beat Westminster 40-25, Sonoraville knocked off Pepperell 41-38 and Banks County routed Glen Hills 78-6. Check out the AAA Bracket

On the other side- Jefferson took care of McNair 54-21, Rockmart edged Calhoun 37-28, Lumpkin County whipped Westside-Augusta 57-12 and Spencer defeated Appling County 51-24.  

Dawgs run away from Beach in the 4th quarter

For three quarters, in Lyons, the Toombs County Bulldogs and Beach were playing a game in which neither team was able to go off on a long run. TCHS led 12-11 after the first quarter, the game was tied at 22 at half and the Bulldogs were up 32-28 going to the fourth. That is when Toombs put together the only run of the game. D.R. Meadows (nine points) opened the run with a 10-footer in the lane and a dish to Brandon Dillard (six points) who scored in the paint. Carlos Eason (11 points) sank two free throws with 6:03 to play to push the Dawg lead to 38-28. Then Dillard followed up a miss and scored and was fouled. Brandon missed the free throw. However, Eason collected the rebound and scored. Meadows got a steal and an easy layup and Jalen Mobley (eight points) nailed his second 3-pointer of the game and suddenly Toombs had a 17-point lead. It was a 13-2 run in 5:04 which propelled the Bulldogs to a 48-37 victory as the 6-11 Dawgs won their second game in a row. Watch Highlights

Keshawn Morgan added eight points and Andre Clark and Quanvonte Kent scored three each and Darius Scott had two.

The Lady Bulldogs had to play Beach without leading scorer and rebounder Breanna Walker (14.9 points and 21.6 rebounds). Walker was injured at Appling County and had to sit the game out. Also, starter Joanne Gomez turned her ankle and she had to leave the Beach game. So, the shorthanded Lady Dawgs lost 74-22 to a pressing and deep Beach squad. Jocelyn Walker scored eight points, Demetria Jones and Christine Mobley each had four and Shakevia Knight, Tyara Gaines and Lauren Terrell two each.

Harden scores 19 in 4th quarter

Karis Harden swished two free throws to open up the fourth quarter and then the eighth grade guard took over the game. He swished two right baseline 3-pointers and one 3-ball from the left side, scored on a short shot and sank six more free throws in six attempts. Harden scored 19-fourth quarter points -22 in the entire game-as the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups rallied from a 31-17 deficit and pulled to within a bucket of visiting East Laurens. However, the Falcons withstood the Pups comeback and East Laurens won 43-39. Watch Highlights

Tyrese Lewis chipped in 12 points, Josh Jackson four and Drekari Jones one. Earlier in the week the Bullpups lost a pair of road games. Harden scored 13 in a 41-26 loss at Dublin and Lewis had seven in a 41-26 defeat at Bleckley County.

Bulldogs snag a road win at Appling

The Toombs County Boys basketball team snagged a fifth win of the season with a 53-49 victory at Appling County. The 5-11 Dawgs have secured four of their five wins on the road. Carlos Eason opened the game scoring nine points in the first quarter and he finished his night with a seven-point fourth quarter. eason hit a pair of free throws in the final half minute of the game to push a one-point Dawg lead to three and scored a career-high 27 points. Watch Highlights

D.R. Meadows sank four firee throws in the fourth quarter and scored eight points and Brandon Dilllard came off the bench and also scored eight, Jalen Mobley swished two 3-pointers for six and Darius Scott had four.

Girls Game- Breanna Walker had a double-double, 12 points and 20 rebounds, in the Lady Bulldogs 51-30 loss. Joanne Gomez scored six, Tyara Gaines and Demetria Jones four each and Jocelyn Walker and Dominique Jones had two a piece.

B-Team Boys- Appling County was a 37-21 winner. Tyree Brown scored six points, Alex Dillard and and Keshawn Morgan four and Hunter Hayes and Jaquail Boyd two each.  

 Bulldog wrestlers rule the Area 1 Duals

The Toombs County High School wrestling team rolled through the Area 1 Duals, at Pierce County, and qualified for a second straight trip to the GHSA State Duals to be held on January 16 and 17 in the Macon Centreplex. Toombs beat Brantley County 77-6, Dodge County 63-16 and Appling County 58-20 in the finals. Listen to Bulldog head coach Bradley Benton talk about the duals Audio

Dodge downs Dawgs

The Toombs County Bulldogs, who raced to a 19-7 lead in the first quarter, were denied a second straight victory by visiting Dodge County. The Indians turned on an aggressive full court press on a Bulldog seven-man rotation, which was playing their fourth game in five days, and forced enough turnovers to win the game 62-54. Watch Highlights

Carlos Eason scored 19 points to lead TCHS. Jalen Mobley sank four 3-pointers and scored 14 points, Darius Scott and Andre Clark each had seven, D.R. Meadows five and Keshawn Morgan two.

The Dodge County Girls beat Toombs 71-36. Breanna Walker scored 12 points, Dominique Jones was 9-for-10 at the free line and tallied 11, Demetria Jones had eight, Tyara Gaines four and Joanne Gomez one.

Dodge also won the Junior Varisty Boys game 71-36. Morgan scored eight points, Tyree Brown three, Jaquail Boyd two and Alex Dillard one.  

Eason slams Dawgs to an OT win

Carlos Eason's dunk, with four seconds remaining in overtime, lifted the Toombs County Bulldogs to a 66-64 win at Pierce County. The victory stopped a nine-game losing streak and the 4-9 Dawgs have now won three of their four games this season in overtime.

Eason, who led TCHS with 23 points, scored 14 in the second half and four in overtime. D.R. Meadows, who fouled out, scored all 15 of his points in the first half. Meadows nailed three 3-pointers. Andre Clarke hit 2-of-3 free throws in the 3rd quarter and 2-for-2 in the fourth and scored 10 points. Jalen Mobley scored all nine of his points on three 3-pointers. Brandon Dillard scored all five his points late in the game- hitting 3-of-4 at the line in the fourth quarter and he scored a bucket in the OT. Darius Scott and Keshawn Morgan each scored two points.  

The Bulldogs scored 22 points in the first quarter and led 22-18 after one. The Dawgs led 36-29 at half and 47-41 after three. Pierce County's Josh Anderson scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as Pierce rallied and tied the game at 56 after regulation. 

Girls Game- Pierce County 54, Toombs County 32. Breanna Walker led Toombs with 13 points, Dominique Jones scored seven, Demetria Jones four, Jocelyn Walker three, Joanne Gomez two and Christine Mobley one.

Boys Junior Varsity Game- Pierce County 41, Toombs County 36. Alex Dillard had 14 points, Morgan eight, Jaquail Boyd seven, Tyree Brown four and Tivean Ashley three.      

TCHS takes on another Tattnall

For the second straight day the Toombs County basketball teams took on a Tattnall on the road. This time it was Tattnall Square Academy, a former GISA school based in Macon. Tattnall Square won all three scheduled games. The Lady Bulldogs lost  64-34, the Bulldogs fell 56-44 and the Junior Varsity Bulldogs were beaten 38-25 with Keshawn Morgan leading the way with nine points.

Breanna Walker led the TCHS Girls with 14 points, Demetria Jones scored 10, Dominique Jones four, Jocelyn Walker three, Joanne Gomez two and Tyara Gaines one. The Lady Bulldogs are 2-10.

Carlos Eason topped the Bulldogs with sixteen points, Brandon Dillard had five, Jalen Mobley hit the Dawgs' only 3-pointer and he and Andre Clarke each had four points and Morgan, Darius Scott and D.R. Meadows had three each. The Bulldogs are 3-9. 

39 and holding at Tattnall

The Toombs County Basketball teams opened a busy stretch, four games in five days, by each scoring 39 points at Tattnall County. Unfortunately 39 was not enough to score a win in the first action of 2015. The Lady Bulldogs lost 57-39 and the Bulldogs fell 49-39. Watch highlights Girls Game  Boys Game

The Lady Bulldogs, who only scored 13 points in the opening half and trailed by 15, shot the ball better in the second half from the field and the free throw line and they doubled their production scoring 26. Breanna Walker led TCHS with 18 points, Dominique Jones scored six, Tyara Gaines and Demetria Jones five each, Jocelyn Walker three and Joanne Gomez two.

The Toombs County Boys were a more productive offensive team in the first half. The Dawgs led 9-7 after the first quarter and 22-19 at half. However, their scoring pace slowed in the second half as Tattnall won the third quarter 14-6 and the fourth period 16-11. Every member of the Bulldogs' six-man rotation scored led by Jalen Mobley, who swished four 3-pointers and scored 14 points. Carlos Eason scored seven points, Andre Clark six and D.R. Meadows, Brandon Dillard and Darius Scott each had four.   

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
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