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2105 Vidalia Onion Run

 

 Mohamed Sankoh 10K winner

 

 Mason Smith 5K winner

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

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

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

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

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

2013 Onion Festival

Craig & Charlie put on a fine show

 Craig Campbell is back home singing

Charlie Daniels is fiddlin' for gold 

Toombs County's Craig Campbell and Charlie Daniels, who once lived in Baxley, entertained a large crowd a the Onion Festival. Craig played a diverse set which included songs from his first album (Craig Campbell) and his soon to be released (May 7) second album (Never Regret). Also, he did some songs which he listened to as a youngster plus a Merle Haggard song.

Daniels hauled out his hits to please his fans. However, he also played some very complex instrumental pieces to please his band. Not only is he a fine fiddle player. Daniels is also an amazing guitarist. Sample some of the music Video

Campbell appeared on Y-101 Radio on the day before the show. Listen to the interview Audio    

2010 Onion Festival

Campbell appears at Street Dance and on Y-101

Toombs County native and recording artist Craig Campbell had a long Friday. At 8 a.m. he appeared on the Y-101 Morning Show and then later at 8 p.m. he was singing at the Street Dance, before a very large crowd, at Southeastern Tech. Campbell mixed in a variety of country favorites with many of the songs he has written. Craig has been working on his debut album and he will soon be releasing a single for radio airplay. Watch Craig at the Street Dance Video

Campbell spent an hour on Y-101 talking to his fans and playing some new music that will be included on his album. Listen to a segment of Craig's Y-101 appearance Audio

 2009 Onion Festival

Locals dominate a warm Onion Run

 

Valdosta's Parker Childree is 10K winner 

 

Lyons native Matt Gibbs takes 5K race

Two out of the three male winners at the 32nd Annual Vidalia Onion Run are from Toombs County. However, the 10k champ on a warm day was Parker Childree, a 19-year old from Valdosta. Childree ran away from the pack and won in a time of 39:40. Matt Gibbs, a 33-year old native of Lyons, took the 5K race in a time of 18:10 and Lee Humphrey, a sophomore at Vidalia High School, won the one mile race with a time of 5:14. Humphrey, who won the one mile in 2008, improved on his time by twenty seconds. Y-101 Radio's coverage

Watch highlights of the 5K and 10K races Video       

 2008 Onion Festival

Watch the Blue Angels fly over Toombs County 

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Y-101 Radio flies with a B-25 Bomber

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Audio

42-year old runs away from pack in 10K Onion Run win

Potiphar Nkoma, a native of South Africa, won the 10K race at the Onion run by a wide margin. The Savannah resident ran a time of 36:27 and beat out two runners from the Paul Anderson Youth home by nearly four minutes. The 5K race was a battle between 17-year olds with Adam Ross of Wray edging out Toombs County High School's Ric Stewart. Ross's winning time was 18:54. Lee Humphrey, of Vidalia, won the 1 mile race in a time of 5:34. Y-101 Radio's coverage  Watch video of the 10K Race  1 mile and 5K Races   

2007 Onion Festival

Janet Cherobon wins the 30th Onion Run 

Janet Cherobon is a 28 year-old pre-school teacher in Norcross, who became the first female to win the overall title at Vidalia's Onion Run. Cherobon broke the women's course record by running the 6.2 mile course in 34:22. She beat Daniel Scott by 30 seconds.  

Cherobon, from Kenya, was an eight-time NCAA Division II indoor and outdoor champion while competing at Harding University.  She has won the women's races at other big events including Birmingham's Vulcan Run and the Savannah Bridge run. Janet talks about her Vidalia win. Audio     

Daniel Scott takes the Onion Run 5K Race

Daniel Scott is a Vidalia native, who is a regular competitor in the Onion Run. The 25 year-old won the 5K (3.1 Miles) race in 16:52.  Daniel talks to Toombs Now about his win. Audio

Maurice Lanier was the winner in the one mile race. Lanier, who is a freshman at Vidalia High School won by 22 seconds in a time of 5:10. Earlier in the week he qualified for the state track meet by finishing second at the region track meet. Audio