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

New Time on Tuesday for TCHS Baseball on Y-101 Radio- The Bulldogs will play host to Johnson on Tuesday (March 3) at 5: 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, 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 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 Salaine 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.    

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 best times.  

SEB wins three close games

 Carlos Eason, Breanna Walker, Darius Scott and Brandon Dillard & their families 

Southeast Bulloch pulled out three close victories by a total of 11 points as the Toombs County basketball teams played for a final time in what will soon be their old gym. Next season TCHS will be playing in a new gym at the new school. The tripleheader also ended the regular season on Senior Night for three Bulldogs (Brandon Dillard, Carlos Eason and Darius Scott) and one Lady Bulldog (Breanna Walker). Watch highlights with Senior Day salutes Girls Game  Boys Game

Girls Game- Walker took her usual scoring leadership role and tossed in 21 points, including nine points in the fourth quarter and beyond, in the Lady Bulldogs 40-39 overtime loss. Breanna tied the game at the end of regulation with a short bank shot right before the buzzer.

The nations leading rebounder for alot of the season (she currently is second in the MaxPreps stats with 22.2 per game and is only .4 behind Katilin Stephenson from Quartz Hill, California) grabbed a rebound and dribbled down court dishing to guard Dominique Jones, who then passed the ball back to Walker for the shot.

Trailing by two, Walker was fouled shooting a desperation 3-pointer near half court with two seconds remaining. She swished the first shot and then SEB called timeout. Walker's second attempt hit the back of the iron and the Lady Yellow Jackets took another timeout. Breanna's third shot also nicked the back of the rim and SEB grabbed the rebound.

Jones scored eight points, JoAnn Gomez had five, Jocelyn Walker sank a 3-ball for three and Kaleigh Holmes had two. The Lady Bulldogs finish the season with a 2-23 record. TCHS will play SEB again on Monday in the Region 1 AAA Tournament.

Boys Game- TCHS and SEB played even-steven for nearly the entire game. It was tied after the end of each of the first three quarters (18-all, 27-all and 41-all). The Yellow Jackets pulled out a 60-54 win.

Jalen Mobley, who opened the game swishing four straight 3-pointers, made an NBA range 3-ball with 3:10 to play to tie the game at 54. It was his seventh 3-pointer of the night and he finished with 21 points. Dylan Ennis nailed eight 3-pointers for the Bulldogs in 2011 in a win at Jeff Davis.

SEB junior guard Markel Ming (19 points) also was drilling some long shots. The junior guard's 3-bal,l with 2:06 to play, put the Yellow Jackets up 57-54. Brandon Trimble hit a couple of free throws to push the lead to six.

Eason scored 11 in his final home game, Andre Clark seven, D.R. Meadows five, Dillard four and Scott, Bronson Jones and Keshawn Morgan each had two. The 9-16 Bulldogs will play Savannah on Wednesday, at Dodge County, in the region playoffs.

Boys Junior Varsity Game- SEB prevailed 55-52. TCHS was led by Alex Dillard who scored 12 points, Jones had 10, Jaquail Boys, Shawn Floyd and Morgan six each, Tyree Brown four and Hunter Hayes one.  

2015 TCMS Baseball Bullpups open up on Wednesday

 

 Bryce DeLoach goes to his backhand

 

 Bryce Braddy scoops up a hop

The 2015 Toombs County Middle School Bullpup baseball team opens their season on Wednesday, February 11 at 4 p.m.with a home game against Montgomery County. The Bullpups return three experienced eighth graders and all three will pitch and play in the infield. Cole Graham is a pitcher, third baseman and catcher, Brock Harrison pitches, catches and plays short and Bryce DeLoach will be the starting shortstop when he isn't pitching. Also, playing in the infield will be Bryce Braddy at second and Trey Cloud at first. Watch the Bullups practice and hear them talk about the season YouTube  and check out their schedule   

Dodge takes two in Eastman

The Dodge County basketball teams took care of business in subregion play in Eastman. The Dodge Girls defeated Toombs County 71-25 and the Indians beat the Bulldogs 65-49. Watch Highlights

Girls Game- Breanna Walker was the only Lady Bulldog to hit double-digits scoring 10 points. Her younger sister, Jocelyn, hit a couple of fourth quarter 3-pointers and tallied six points. Demetria Jones scored four points, Joann Gomez three and Tyara Gaines two.

Boys Game- Brandon Dillard led TCHS with 17 points, Carlos Eason scored 13, Andre Clark and Alex Dillard each had five, D.R. Meadows four and Marquis Scott and Hunter Hayes two a piece.

Dawgs go 14-for-14

All the Area 1 champs are going to sectionals

 2015 Toombs County Bulldogs- the AAA Area 1 Champs 

Senior Jamar Smith wins area with a pin in his last match in the TCMS Gym

There were 14 Toombs County wrestlers competing, in the 14 weight classes, in the AAA Area 1 Traditional Tournament at the Toombs County Middle School Gym and all 14 qualified for the sectional tourney by finishing in the top four- a first for the TCHS program. Watch Highlights

The Bulldogs had four area champions including two seniors. Jamar Smith won his third area title remained undefeated in his senior season with a first round pin in his last match in the TCMS Gym and his cousin Bryson Smith won his first area championship in a comeback late in regulation. Bryson earned a point for an escape at the end of the third two-minute round and then won the match with takedown in overtime.  

Little Jose Delgado and Chase Corbin each won their first area championship. Delgado by points and Corbin by a forfeit. In all seven Bulldogs wrestled for first place. J.J. Arredondo, Justin Hall and Alfredo Gonzalez all lost in the championship round and finished second. Dallas Coursey, Carson Roberts and Devin Matthews won their third place matches while Luke Anderson, Cole Dowd, Jose Delgado and Johnathan Quintero wrestled for third and lost and they will go to sectionals as a number four seed.

TCMS Bullpups finish a close 2nd

 The 2015 Toombs County Middle School Wrestling Team

 Tyler Hatfield pins for a championship win

The Toombs County Middle School wrestlers finished four points behind MGMSAA powerhouse West Laurens at the regions season-ending tournament at East Lauren Middle School. This season the Pups defeated the Raiders in dual action and they lost in this traditional style tourney 55-50.

For the second straight year TCMS had four individual champions- Johnathan Davis (65 pounds), Tyler Hatfield (132), Johnathan Morales (160) and Renaldo "Rig" Tinoco (220). Other Bullpups who won medals were Brannon Tatum, Alex Gordy, Blake Hall, Landon Claxton, Cruze Arredondo, Ricardo, Jeidon Banks, Dawson Campbell, Jackson Sistrunk, Adam Edwards, Chase Wickstrom snd Matt Lanier.   

Watch Tyler Hatfield win his title Video  and watch other Bullpups wrestle Video  Watch Chason, a Y-101 Radio listener, wrestle a grueling multi-ovetime match Video

Bulldogs count down to the start of the baseball season

 

 Tyler Luke handles the hot corner

 

 Alan Beverly scoops it up at short

The Toombs County Bulldog baseball team is in the midst of a big turnover as they prepare for the 2015 season. The Dawgs have made the GHSA State Playoffs the past two seasons and they have advanced to the Double A Elite 8 and the Sweet 16. This season as a Triple A team, in the same subregion as Pierce County, Appling County, Dodge County and Tattnall County, TCHS will be competing against some old region rivals with almost a new starting lineup. Senior Tyler Luke and sophomore D.R. Meadows return. However, the Bulldogs graduated eight regulars and four others, who made contributions in 2014, have left the program. Luke and head coach Brian Fitzgerald talk about the season with pictures from practice YouTube Check out the Toombs County Varsity and Junior Varsity Schedules

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