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2014-15 School year   

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.    

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.

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 

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

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.     

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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 Santana 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

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.  
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. 

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  

Harden scores 19 in the 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.

Bullpup Christmas Basketball Tournament

Day 2- The Toombs County MIddle School Bullpups lost a close winners bracket game to Glennville 41-35. The Pups trailed 12-8 after the first quarter, 22-17 at half and 33-27 after three. TCMS pulled to within three points with a minute to play. However, they had to foul four times to finally send Glennville to the free throw line. Glennville hit 3-of-4 to clinch the victory which moves those boys to the championship game. Karis Harden led TCMS with 13 points, Tyrese Lewis scored 11, Jalen Jones nine and Tyquan Toby 2. 

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs lost to Treutlen 32-10. J.R. Trippe beat Appling County 52-23, West Laurens knocked off South Effingham 47-28 and Wheeler defeated Glennville 36-17.

Day 1- The Toombs County Middle School Boys opened up play in their Bullpup Christmas Basketball Tournament with their most consistent offensive performance of the season. The Bullpups scored double digits in each six minute quarter. They tallied 10, 13, 12 and 11 points in a 46-24 win over Wheeler County. TCMS will play Glennville on Friday at approximatley 7:45 p.m. Glennville beat Treutlen 50-38. Watch Highlights

In the Bullpups second victory of the season Jaylan Jones was the top scorer with 19 points. He scored 10 in the first half and nine in the second. Tyrese Lewis added nine points, Karis Harden and Tyquan Toby four each, Tekila Baker three, Trayrun Wiggins, Tyreke Butler and Josh Jackson two each and Ashlee Ashley one.

The Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups lost to Wheeler County 38-6 and Glennville knocked off Treutlen 26-18.

In other boys action on Friday, Treutlen and Wheeler County will play at 12:15, South Effingham and West Laurens at 2:45 and J.R. Trippe and Appling at 5:15.

Bullpups celebrate first win as

Harden fires in 32 points


 Karis Harden sinks a 3


and is congratulated by Tekila Baker 

In their first eight games of the season the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost four games by five points or less including a one-point home loss in overtime to Bleckley County. One of their two four-point defeats was at Swainsboro. In the rematch in Lyons, the Bullpups bolted to a 22-8 halftime lead over the Tigers and even though Swainsboro cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter the Pups held on and won their first game of the season 46-30. Watch Highlights

The Bullpups new offensive approach helped eighth grade guard Karis Harden pile up a career-high 32 points by sinking two 3-balls, completing one 3-point play and draining 12 free throws. Instead of running a more structured offense TCMS pushed the ball upcourt quickly beating the Tiger defense and getting more open shots. Harden scored nine points in the first quarter, eight in the second, six in the third and nine in the fourth and he closed the game by hitting six straight free throws.

Tyrese Lewis added six points, Ashlee Ashley four, Josh Jackson three and Jaylan Jones one.

Last Thursday the Bullpups lost at West Laurens 46-27. Harden scored 10 ponts and Lewis five. Jones and Cameron Williams each hit a 3-ball and scored three points and Ashley, Jackson and Tyquan Toby each scored two.

Ware nips TCMS in Duals

On the weekend prior to Thanksgiving the Toombs County Middle School wrestling beat Ware County by one single point in the championship match of the Gators' Battle of the Swamp Tournament. In a rematch, in the Bullpups' Christmas Duals Tournament, Ware beat Toombs 64-54. Watch Highlights The Bullpups went 4-0 in pool competition defeating Metter 108-9, East Laurens 90-31, Dodge County 74-46 and Jeff Davis 66-54. In the third place match West Laurens took care of Jeff Davis. 

In a rematch the Bullpups 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. 

Trippe pulls away from the Bullpups

Still seeking their first victory of the season the Toombs County Middle School Boys basketball team opened up a 10-4 lead over visiting J.R. Trippe after the first quarter, However, the Chiefs won the next three quarters and pulled away to a 45-26 win. Tyrese Toby led TCMS with eight points, Karis Harden scored six, Josh Jackson five, Jaylon Jones three, Ashlee Ashley two and Tyquan Toby one. Johnathan Moody topped the Chiefs with 10 points, Galen White had nine and Marc Woodlaw seven. Watch Highlights

Bullpups lose lead in 2nd half

The Toombs County Bullpups are 0-6, yet they never lose by a bunch only by a little. The Pups led visiting Dublin 14-7 at half, but they only scored four points in the second half in a 23-18 defeat. Tyrese Lewis scored six points, Karis Harden four, Jaylen Jones and Ashlee Ashley three and Tyquan Toby 2. Watch Highlights

On Monday TCMS lost 31-23 at Dodge County. The Pups led 4-2 after the first quarter, trailed 13-10 at half and had the lead with one minute left in the third quarter. However, Dodge was up 21-19 after three quarters and then pulled away at the free throw line in the fourth period outscoring TCMS 10-4 . Lewis led the Pups with eight points, Jones had six, Harden five and Toby and Raekwon Powell two each.

TCMS Holiday Wrestling

The Toombs County wrestling teams were busy competing during the Thanksgiving holiday week. The middle school Bullpups won the third annual Battle in the Swamp at Ware County. Toombs went 5-0 defeating Pierce County, Jeff Davis, Waycross, Ware County #2 and then ended the event nipping Ware County #1 62-61 in the championship match. 

Trippe pulls away in the 2nd half

The J.R. Trippe Chiefs outscored the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups 11-4 in the third quarter and won the first of two meetings between the two rivals 35-26 in Vidalia. The Pups trailed 9-7 after the opening quarter and 18-13 at half. Toombs scored two quick buckets on steals and layups by Tyrese Lewis (six points) and Tyquan Toby (four points) to cut the Chief lead to two early in the third quarter. Watch Highlights

Karis Harden scored six points, Jalen Jones sank a 3-pointer and scored five, Ashlee Ashley added three and Rakewon Powell two for 0-4 TCMS. Johnathan Moody led the Chiefs with eight points, Adam McClure hit a 3-ball and scored seven, Marc Wardlaw had six, Galen White four, Antrelle three on a 3-pointer and KyJuan Phillips and Sheldon Washington scored two each.   

Pups fall in overtime

The Toombs County Middle School basketball team keeps getting closer to winning it's first game of the season. After back-to-back four point losses, at home to West Laurens and on the road at Swainsboro, TCMS lost in overtime, at home, to Bleckley County 43-42. Watch Highlights    

Toombs County's Tyrese Lewis scored seven of his 17 points in the first quarter and four more in the second quarter as the Bullpups built up an 11-8 lead after the first quarter and 17-11 at half. Josh Jackson (four points) scored an inside bucket, a second before the third quarter ended, to give the Pups a 28-23 lead. A Lewis steal and layup staked TCMS to it's largest second half lead at 30-23 with 4:30 to play in the game.

Shemer Rouse tossed in eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Bleckley take the lead. However, Lewis hit Tyquan Toby (eight points) with a perfect half court pass and the post player scored a layup to tie the game at 34-all with less than a minute to play in regulation. 

Bleckley point guard Wykieam Farrow (11 points) scored back-to-back driving buckets to put Bleckley up 38-34 in overtime and then Rouse scored in the paint to make it 40-34. The Bullpups rallied when Lewis scored on a 10-footer and Karis Harden (10 points) nailed his second 3-pointer to tie the game at 41 with 1:05 left. Rouse answered with an inside hoop to put Bleckley up 43-41. With 2.3 seconds remaining Drekari Jones sank a free throw to make the final score 43-42. Ashlee Ashley started the game and scored two points as the Bullpups fell to 0-3.  

TCMS basketball season begins

The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams began a 12 game regular season with a pair of home losses to West Laurens. The Lady Bullpups lost 52-11 and the Bullpups dropped a close game 47-43. Watch Highlights

West Laurens led the boys game 6-5 after the first quarter and 20-18 at half. It looked like the visitors were going to pull away in the third quarter. However, the Bullpups rallied late in the third and trailed 29-24. Both teams picked up the offensive pace in the fourth with the Pups outscoring WL 19-17. Tyrese Lewis scored five of his 11 points in the final quarter and hit a shot that pulled TCMS to within two points in the final minute. Jaylan Jones also scored 11 point and he swished a 3-pointer in the fourth. Karis Harden scored nine points, Tyquan Toby eight and Drekari Jones three.

Diamond Logan scored all 11 Lady Bullpup points. The seventh grader, who learned alot of her basketball skills from watching her favorite player Kevin Durant, scored nine points in the second half and she showed her superior dribbling skills while playing point guard.

On Thursday the Bullpups lost a close game at Swainsboro 34-30. Lewis led the Pups with 13 points, Jones and Harden each had six, Toby and Ashlee Ashley two and Raekwon Powell one.   

Big plays beat Bullpups

Brock Harrison runs through the Tiger defense 

Two big Swainsboro plays- a 100-yard interception for a touchdown on the last play of the first half and a 93-yard run in the fourth quarter- dealt the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups a season ending 20-8 loss on the road. Watch highlights  

The Bullpups scored their touchdown on a 11-play, 78-yard drive. Fullback Brock Harrison, who ran for over 100 yards, carried the ball nine times on the drive and he converted on two fourth down runs. Quarterback Cole Graham ended the drive with a one-yard touchdown run and then threw a pass to Tyrese Lewis for the two-point conversion.

The 1-6 Pups finished ended their season playing very efficient football. They were only flagged twice for penalties. Three minutes into the second quarter TCHS had to make a change on the offensive line and on the next play the Bullpups were called for an illegal procedure penalty and then on their two-point conversion play their were flagged for the same thing.  

Bullpups hold on for first victory

 (#1) Jalen Jones beats all the Falcons to the goal line

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups took their first lead of the season on a blocked punt and an eight-yard touchdown run by Jalen Jones. Then the TCMS defense took over and controlled the rest of the game as the Pups earned their first victory, 6-0 over visiting East Laurens. Toombs had two other prime scoring opportunities in the opening half. However, they lost a fumble at the Falcon six-yard line and right before the half they took over in the red zone after a short punt- penalties that scoring chance. The Bullpups are 1-4 in the MGMSAA. Watch highlights and listen to the Bullpups Audio

TCMS runners off to a fast start

The Toombs County Middle School cross country teams both finished second in a home tri-meet on Saturday. The Lady Bullpups scored 32, one behind J.R. Trippe with 31. The Bullpups tallied 45, ahead of Trippe with 50 and behind Dublin's 38. The top five finishers count in the scoring for each team. Watch highlights

TCMS's Chrystal Morales finished second in the girls race. She ran the two mile loop around the middle school in 15:16. The seventh grader was competing after having played a soccer game earlier in the morning. Diamond Logan was third in 15:33, Jasmin Timmons fourth in 16:04, Kyra Poss 11th in 16:56 and Isabelle Mares 12th in 17:47.

Ricardo Santana took control of the boys race in the first quarter of a mile and he finished with a time of 12:46, nine seconds in front of his younger brother Martin who was second. Damien Castro was third in 13:42, Cameron Williams 19th in 16:46 and Tyler Smith 20th in 17:26.       

On Thursday both teams finished first in a home meet with Dublin. Ricardo Santana was the overall winner against the Irish. The eighth grader had a time of 12:09. Ivan Lopez was second in 12:15, Martin Santana third in 13:39, Damien Castro fourth in 14:13 and Areal Rodriquez placed fifth in 14:27. Other TCMS boys competing were Raidon Oliver, Cameron Williams, Tyler Smith, Caleb Worth, Brannen Tatum and Peyton Ellis. Y-101 Story

Seventh grade TCMS runner Chrystal Morales won the girls race in a time of 14:50. Kyra Poss finished third in 15:43, Jasmin Timmons fourth in 16:45, Analynn Baldrec fifth in 18:15 and Isabelle Mares sixth in 18:30. Other TCMS girls running were Yareli Saucedo, Diamond Logan, Danielle Copeland, Jada Law, Armani Polke, Brooke Coxwell, Aaliyah Spikes, Zandreah Zapata, Lorena Cruz and Sharabre Flowers.

Both middle school teams opened up the season finishing third in a seven school meet at West Laurens.  

8th Grade Appreciation Day at TCMS

 Olivia Wright, Malasha Edwards, Sage Alexis Jones, Caitlyn Chubb & LiliAnn Pittman

Five eight grade softball player were honored before Toombs County Middle School's final regular season home game and all contributed to a fine effort in a 9-5 loss to Bleckley County. Tanner Wright (7th grade) struckout nine batters and kept the visitors off the scoreboard until the top of the fourth inning. Wright tripled in a run and Ashton Braddy (6th grade) went 2-for-2 with a walk, a single and two runs batted in. Watch highlights

Eighth grade right fielder Olivia Wright stroked a hit and caught two flyballs including one near the line. She also threw out a batter, trying to reach on a hit, from right. Malaha Edwards made several fine plays at short and threw out a runner at first on a grounder with a runner in scoring position. LiliAnn Pitman, first base, sent a base hit to right in her final at bat. Sage Alexis Jones started at third base and Caitlyn Chubb in left.

2014-15 School Year

21 Total K's


 Tanner Wright KO's 8 


Miranda Thigpin KO's 13 

Toombs County MIddle School's Tanner Wright and West Lauren's Miranda Thigpin combined for 21 strikeouts, in six innings, in a MGMSAA game in Lyons. Thigpin struckout 13 and walked one in pitching a no-hitter as West Laurens improved to 3-0 with a 7-0 victory. Wright struckout eight as she kept the traditonal league champ from run-ruling another opponent. Watch highlights

Bullpups drop opener to Dublin

 Jalen Jones begins his 80-yard kickoff return

 Jones pulls away from his final pursuer

 and completes his run all by himself

The Toombs County Middle School football team opened up the new season with a 24-6 home loss to Dublin. The Pups yielded two first quarter touchdowns on a 38-yard run and then a short run after a TCMS fumble inside the Bullpup 10. Dublin scored the final Irish TD in the fourth quarter on another short run. On the kickoff Jalen Jones returned the ball 80-yards down the near sideline for the only TCMS touchdown. Watch highlights and Jalen's kickoff return

Tanner's No-No leads Lady Pups

Tanner Wright pitches a 3 inning no-hitter 

A week after Tanner Wright pitched the Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups to a 9-7 win over J.R. Trippe, on the day before her 13th birthday, the seventh grade right hander threw a three inning no-hitter in which all nine outs were recorded by strikeouts. The Lady Pups took advantage of an abundance of walks and defeated Swainsboro 16-1 in Lyons. Watch highlights

Wright also stroked a triple and right fielder Olivia Wright smashed a pitch deep into left field driving in a pair of runs. Ashton Braddy walked twice and layed down a bunt.

2013-14 School Year 

McBride hits homer

Dalton McBride sends a high fastball over the right field fence 

Dalton McBride hit a high fastball over the right field fence with Noah Anderson and Cole Graham on base to stake the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups to 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning. However, after that shot the Pups stroked only two more hits in an 8-3 home loss to Dodge County. McBride reached on an infield hit and Jeidon Sistrunk smashed a double down the left field line. Watch Highlights You Tube

McBride pitched the first five innings and Logan Williamson handled the final two. TCMS is 2-2 in MGMSAA games.  

West Laurens MS takes title 2-1

Gerry Tinoco puts TCMS up 1-0 in the 1st half 

West Laurens scores the game-winner  

Entering the 2014 MGMSAA Boy's Soccer Championship game, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups had won five of the last six titles. Last year they beat West Laurens 2-1 in Lyons. In a rematch for the title at West Laurens the Raiders scored the game-winning goal 2:43 into the second half to win 2-1. Gerry Tinoco put TCMS up 1-0 three minutes into the match and then 2:51 later West Laurens tied the game. Watch Highlights You Tube

TCMS Pups are off to 3-1 start

Despite fielding eight new starters the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups are off to a 3-1 start and they are 2-0 in the MGMSAA.

The Pups opened up their season with an 8-4 home win over Swainsboro. They trailed 4-1 going to the bottom of the sixth inning and that is when they scored seven runs. Jeidon Sistrunk, playing his first organized ball in four years, went 3-for-3 with two doubles including a RBI two-bagger in the sixth. Cole Graham, working in relief, was the winning pitcher. Watch Highlights You Tube     

In their second game against Dublin, TCMS trailed 1-0 and then they started hitting and scoring runs and won 7-5. Dalton McBride was 2-for-3 and Cole Graham and Johnathan Quinterro 2-for-4. Martin Stephens pitched the first three innings and allowed only one earned run with four strikeouts and he was relieved by Logan Williamson, who threw four innings and he struck out six and allowed an earned run.

On Saturday the Bullpups played host to Wheelers County and TCMS split with the visitors. TCMS took the first game 7-6 despite trailing 4-0 early. Dalton McBride stroked a one-out walkoff single to right center field to win the game. Brock Harrison and Bryce DeLoach had RBI hits.

Wheeler County won the second game 11-0 as some of the younger Pups got some playing time. TCMS had only three hits. Graham, Harrison and sixth grader Bryce Braddy all reached on hits. The game was officiated by former Bullpup and Bulldog Josh Allen

Pups take 2nd in MGMSAA 

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team wrapped up the season by finishing second in the MGMSAA Tournament in Dublin. Four Bullpup wrestlers won their weight class- Justin Dees (70 pounds), Jeiden Sistrunk (152), Ervin Mincey (182) and Will Fuller (195). In all 14 Bullpups finished in the top three in their weight class and received a medal. Watch Highlights You Tube

Pups are second in the Swamp

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team finished second in the second annual Battle in the Swamp in Ware County. 

In the first round TCMS faced Ware County Green and won 92-29. Justin Dees, Raymond Gaffney, Jaden Banks, Christian Medders, Tristen Beasley, Jeidon Sistrunk, Will Fuller and Johnathan Quintero won by pins. In the seecond Round the Bullpups beat Waycross Middle School 120-7. Gage Clark and Evan Vennable won by pins. The third round matched the Pups against Jeff Davis Middle School and Toombs won 78-45. Payton Carrol, Gage Clark, D.J. Matthews, Andy Garcia, and Ervin Mincey won by pins. In the championship round TCMS lost to the defending champs Ware County Gold 83-47. Gage Clark, Tristen Beasley,  Andy Garcia, Ervin Mincey, Will Fuller and Johnathan Quintero all won by pins.
The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team lost to Dodge County 63-48 at home. Some of the winners for the Bullpups included Landon Claxton, Terrell Williamson, Brock Harrison, Andy Garcia and Jeidon Sistrunk. Watch highlights of three other Bulldog winners- Joey Lossolla, Keshawn McRae and Zack Wright You Tube   

TCMS Pups finish second

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team finished second out of nine teams at their own Bullpup Invitational. TCMS lost to Ware Team A in the finals. Dublin was third Jeff Davis Team A fourth, Dodge County fifth, Ware Team B sixth, Appling County seventh, Jeff Davis Team B eighth and Montgomery County ninth.  

Terrell Williamson led TCMS with four pins, Andy Garcia, Will Fuller and Dawson Campbell had three pins, Gage Clark had two pins and a technical decision and D.J. Matthews, Landon Claxton and Ervin Mincey had two pins. 

"I was very proud of our team," coach Eric Burns said. "They wrestled every match from whistle to whistle. The guys are constantly working hard to improve. Our team goal is to win the region champsionship. We plan on doing this by being one team with one goal and looking at everyday as another day to get better."  

Bullpups beat Trippe & S'boro

 TCMS's D.J. Matthews pins a Chief

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpup wrestling team defeated Swainsboro 87-32 and J.R.Trippe 82-36 at the TCMS Gym. Christian Medders, D.J. Matthews, Andy Garcia, Ervin Mincey, Will Fuller and Johnathan Quinterro were all winners against Trippe. Watch action from the TCMS vs. J.R. Trippe match You Tube

Bullpups take 2 out of 3

Tristen Beasley pins a West Laurens 1 wrestler 

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team defeated Swainsboro 107-16 and West Laurens Team 2 86-24 in home action. However, for the third time this season, they lost to the powerhouse program in the MGMSAA- West Laurens. The Pups lost to the Raiders 79-42. Earlier this season they dropped a 63-56 decision to WL 1. The Bullpups are 6-3. TCMS will wrestle at Swainsboro on December 12 and then they will return home on December 13 for the Bullpup Invitational. Watch the Pups You Tube

Pups Fantastic season ends

with another four point loss

The bottom line to the Toombs County Bullpups 2013 football season is that their five wins were by an average of 28 points per game and their three losses by a mere four per contest. Infact the final margin in losses to Dodge County once and Swainsboro twice was exactly four measly points in each game. Next Thursday Dodge will play host to Swainsboro for the championship of the MGMSAA. Meanwhile for the Bullpups a hard-fought 28-24 defeat at Swainsboro ends their season. A season in which the coaching staff and players jelled into a very formidable unit. Watch game action You Tube

The Tigers recovered two TCMS fumbles in the first half. The Bullpups fumbled the opening kickoff and Swainsboro recovered at the Pup 30. The Tigers drove down to the one. On fourth down Jacquail Boyd jarred the ball loose with a hit behind the line of scrimmage and he recovered the ball at the six. Toombs fumbled the ball at the Pup 38 and this time the Tigers stuck the ball in the end zone on a six-yard run to the outside by the quarterback. The two-point kick hit the right upright giving Swainsboro a 6-0 lead with 4:41 left in the second quarter.

Alex Hunt returned the kickoff 23 yards to the Bullpup 42. Jeidon Sistrunk and Boyd each reeled off runs of more than 10 yards and then later Sistrunk ended the drive with a nine-yard touchdown run down the Pup sideline. Rig Tinoco drilled the two-point kick to put TCMS up 8-6 with 2:11 to play in the half.

On a third down play Sistrunk recovered a Swainsboro fumble at the Tiger 19. He ran for 15-yards and then the final four for a touchdown with 1:31 left in the half. Tack on a Tinoco kick and Toombs led 16-6. D.J. Matthews intercepted a pass and returned the ball 38-yards with seven seconds left before half.

Swainsboro opened the second half putting together scoring drives of 44 and 73-yards. The Tigers scored on a 12-yard pass with 4:09 to play in the third quarter. The two-point kick cut the Toombs lead to 16-14. Swainsboro added a two-yard touchdown and a two-point kick with 5:17 left to take a 22-16 lead.

Toombs answered that score with touchdown. Boyd returned the kickoff 45-yards to the Tiger 27. Sistrunk knocked out his third run of more than 10-yards on first down. Quarterback Dalton McBride made a fake to Boyd and then pulled the ball back and made a move to the outside and then ran 14-yards for a touchdown which tied the game at 22. Sistrunk ran the ball in for two-points and now the Bullpups were up 24-22 with 3:46 left in the game.

The Bullpups stopped the Tigers on a fourth and six play and they took possession of the ball at the Swainsboro 44 with 2:02 to play. The Tigers burned a couple of timeouts and stopped TCMS on a fourth and one play and now they had the ball at their 42 with 1:18 left on the clock.

Swainsboro completed a couple of short passes to set up the game-winner. The Tiger quarterback threw a pass down to the three which was caught and ran in to the end zone for six. After that 28-yard TD pass only 15 seconds remained on the clock. The Pups returned the kickoff and ran one play prior to the end of this hard-fought game.

Pups earn Shamrock victory

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups ended their regular season with an 18-8 win over Dublin in the Shamrock Bowl. The 5-2 Pups finish third in the MGMSAA and they will play at Swainsboro in the first round of the playoffs. Dodge County defeated Swainsboro 26-0. Dodge will play host to J.R. Trippe in the other semifinal game.

TCMS opened the game with a 70-yard kick off return for a touchdown by Jacquail Boyd. The Bullpups lead 6-0 at half. Alex Hunt and Jeidon Sistrunk each scored on short runs in the second half. Dublin scored a touchdown on a fourth down run from the one-yard line. "We played well altogether on defense," head coach Eric Burns said. "Will Fuller down on the line got good penetration and had a couple of hits in the backfield, Kyle Reynolds had some good tackles, Jacquail had some good tackles at defensive end and Tyrese Kent had an interception."

"On offense we were flat in the first half. They were quick quarters. Both teams kept the ball in bounds. They tried one or two passes and completed one," added Burns.    

Bullpups lose by four again 

For the second time this season the Toombs County Middle School Bullpup football team followed a two game winning streak with a four point home loss. Dodge County defeated the Pups 6-2 on September 19 after wins over West Laurens and J.R. Trippe. On October 10 TCMS dropped a 34-30 decision to Swainsboro after victories over East Laurens and Bleckley. Watch Highlights You Tube

The Bullpups opend the game with an 11 play, 55-yard drive which ended on an five-yard run by Alex Hunt. Rig Tinoco booted a two-point kick to put TCMS up 8-0 with 3:50 left in the first quarter. Swainsboro answered with a ten play, 70-yard drive. The TD was scored on a 10-yard run with 6:16 to go in the second quarter. The Tigers missed their two-point kick and they trailed 8-6.

Bullpup turnovers set up the next two Tiger touchdowns. Swainsboro recovered a TCMS fumble at the Pup 31 and eventually scored on a play in which the quarterback recovered his own fumble and the ran 18-yards for the score. The kick made it 14-8 Tigers with 3:00 left in the half. Swainsboro intercepted a TCMS pass and then scored on a 25-yard pass play with just 29 second remaining in the half. Hunt tackled the running back on a failed two-point attempt so Swainsboro led 20-8 at half.

Toombs County started off the second with two big plays. The Pups recovered a fumble on the second half kickoff and then scored on the next play, from the Tiger 23, on a run by Jeidon Sistrunk. The kick failed leaving the Tigers on top 20-12 with 7:36 left in the third quarter. After Jonathan Quinterro forced and recoverd a fumble at the Tiger 25, it looked like TCMS was about to take the lead again. Quarterback Kyle Reynolds was running toward the goal line and was three-yards away when the ball was poked out of his hands and recovered by the Tigers in the end zone for a touchback. The Tigers ran the ball 65-yards to the 15 and scored on a five-yard run. A two-point run failed as Swainsboro pushed the lead to 26-14 with 2:58 remaining in the third quarter.

Jacquail Boyd returned the Swainsboro kick off 77-yards for a touchdown and with a Tinoco kick the Pups were down 26-22 with 2:40 left in the third. Swainsboro answered that scored with a 60-yard drive and a 20-yard touchdown run to expand the Tiger lead to 34-22 with 7:32 left on the fourth quarter clock.

The Bullpups drove 82-yards on seven plays and scored on a 25-yard run by Reynolds. The Tinoco two-pointer made it 34-30 with 4:11 to play. Drew Messex intercepted a Swainsboro pass at the TCMS 42. Toombs moved the ball to the Swainsboro 39 and then lost a fumble. 

Big play Pups score in all phases

 Jonathan Quinterro eyes a big quarterback sack

 Jeidon Sistrunk uses his lightning to track down a runner

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups scored six touchdowns of 38-yards or more and they did it in all three phases of the game- offense, defense and special teams- in their 46-12 home win over Bleckley County. The Pups are 4-1 with two regular season games to play. Watch highlights You Tube

Toombs had a long TD run by Jaylon Jones called back on the game's first offensive possession and then the Pups fumbled th ball away. The defense forced a punt and then the big plays began. Dalton McBride threw a short pass to D.J. Mathews and he turned it into a 60-yard touchdown. McBride scored the second TD on 38-yard run. Jones followed with a 58-yard scoring run and Alex Hunt returned an interception 40-yards for his second Pick-6 touchdown in two weeks and that defensive play gave TCMS a 32-0 lead.

Backup quarterback Kyle Reynolds had the biggest play, a 70-yard touchdown run, and Mathews scored a second TD on special teams returning a short kickoff 57-yards. Rig Tinoco's strong leg was five-for-five on two-point kicks.

Bleckley scored touchdowns on a long run and a very short drive after a Bullpups turnover. 

TCMS Bullpups bounce back big time

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups bounced back from their only loss with a big time 36-0 win at East Laurens. The Pups are 3-1 after shutting out there third opponent. Jaquail Boyd scored a rushing touchdowns, Alex Hunt had a TD run and a Pick 6 interception and Jaylon Jones scored a touchdown. Kyle Reynolds, who was subbing for an injured Dalton McBride at quarterback, scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion and Jeidon Sistrunk scored a two-pointer. Rig Tinoco booted a two-point kick.

On defense D.J. Matthews and Tyrese Lewis each intercepted a pass for a Bullpup team that has allowed six points in four games. "The guys played really hard coming off the loss and got a big win," said head coach Eric Burns. "Hats off to the defense for their third shutout. The offense pounded the ball and ran it really well."    

JV Bulldogs win 1st game

TCMS Bullpups lose 1st

Noah Anderson tackles Warrior for a Bullpup safety 

While the Toombs County Junior Varsity football team was beating Metter 18-0 in the Pit for their first win of the season in their second game, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups were losing their first game of 2013 by the slimnest of margins- 6-2 to Dodge County in Lyons.

Quarterback Ryan Coursey and running back Bronsa Jones each scored a first half touchdown for the JV Dawgs on short runs. In the second half Nathan Belch intercepted a pass and then he moved into the offensive backfield and scored on an 80-yard run.

The Bullpups took a 2-0 lead in their game with 57 seconds left in the first half when Noah Anderson sniffed out a sweep play and tackled the back in the end zone. Dodge scored the game's only TD with 3:57 to play in the third quarter. The Warriors blocked a punt and recovered the ball at the TCMS 35 and then scored on a pass into the end zone.

TCMS made a determined drive downfield in the waining minutes. The Pups ran the ball down to within a foot of the goal line. The picked up a five-yard penalty and were unable to run the ball into the end zone on their final two plays. Watch game action You Tube        

Bullpups shutout J.R. Trippe

 D.J. Matthews tackles a Chief

Will Fuller tracks down a Chief in the backfield 

For the second straight game the Toombs County Middle School Bullpup football team shutout an opponent. The Pups scored two first quarter touchdowns on offense and one third quarter defensive TD in a 22-0 victory at J.R. Trippe. The Bullpups have outscored their opponents 58-0 as they pushed their record to 2-0. They also beat West Laurens at home 36-0. Y-101 Story

The Bullpups scored on their first possession as halfback Jeidon Sistrunk broke three tackles in the first 10 yards of his 58-yard touchdown run with 6:18 to play in the first quarter. The two-point kick failed giving TCMS a 6-0 lead. The Pups scored their second touchdown on a 32-yard pass from Dalton McBride to D.J Matthews who was wide open when he caught the pass 10 yards down field and he ran the rest of the way by himself. Rig Tinoco kicked the two-pointer to up the TCMS lead to 14-0 with 1:27 remaining in the first quarter.

Noah Anderson picked up a fumble at the Chief 21-yard line and ran straight to the end zone for his first TCMS touchdown with 7:40 to play in the third quarter. Tinocco chipped in a two-point kick. Watch game action You Tube   

Pups prevail 36-0 in opener


A forty minute delay didn't bother the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups in their 2013 opener. Instead they came out and defeated West Laurens 36-0 in Lyons. The reason for the delay wasn't weather related. No, the problem was no officials were assigned for the game. A make shift crew was assembled including substitute official Robert Taylor, Bill Benton, Jimmy Price and a guy out of the stands from West Laurens. Artie Wright also came out of the stands in dress pants, a nice shirt and a tie and helped with the chains. Somebody owes Artie for his dry cleaning bill. Y-101 Story

The Bullpups scored two long touchdowns in the first half as they took a 12-0 lead. Jaylon Jones scored on a 63-yard run with 3:22 to play in the first quarter and quarterback Dalton McBride kept the ball on a fake and traveled 48 yards for six points.

Jones ran five-yards for a TD, with 4:47 to go in the third quarter, for his second trip into the end zone. Jeidon Sistrunk powered the ball into the endzone to make it 28-0 with 6:38 to play in the game. The final Bullpup points came late in the fourth quarter. With everybody yelling at Alex Hunt to not pick up a punt which was sitting at the TCMS 22, the seventh grader, instead, grabbed the ball and scorched West Laurens for a 78-yard touchdown on special teams. Watch game action  You Tube  

2012-13 School Year 

Bullpups smash two homers in 8th

George Luke hit a solo homer and Hogan White hit a two-run bomb over the fence to lead the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups to a 6-3 win at East Laurens in the quarter final round of the MGMSAA playoffs. The victory avenged a 5-4 loss at home, to the same team, seven days earlier and advances the Bullpups to the final four for the second straight season. 

Lucke, who moved up to second in the batting order, came to the plate in the eighth with two down and was down 1-2 in the count when he jumped on a fastball and hit it high in the air to the right center field, the ball got into the jet stream and carried far over the fence to put the Pups up by one. Lane Adams (2-for-5) singled and than White (2-for-5) hit a low line drive to the same part of field as Lucke. His homer didn't carry as far, however, it did give TCMS a three run advantage. 

In the bottom of the eighth Brandon Helton took the mound in relief of Anthony DiBenedetto and shut East Laurens down three-up, three-down with a strikeout. DiBenedetto pitched seven innings and allowed just one earned run with five strikeouts. 

"We went two-up, two-down on a couple of pitches in the eighth", said TCMS coach Ryan Rodgers. "George was down 0-2 and our level was fixin' to bust and then he comes up big and hits the homer.  Lane singles and Hogan hits the two-run homer and we're in business. Helton came in and shut the door and we're going to Saturday." 

East Laurens almost pulled out the victory in regulation. TCMS led 3-1 going to the bottom of the sixth when EL scored an earned run to pull to within one. In the bottom of the seventh the Bullpups made a couple of errors and along with an EL hit the Falcons tied the game. However, on the game-tying hit shortstop D.R. Meadows made a heady play. He faked a throw home which drew the runner off second and then he tagged him for the second out of the inning. With two-out and a runner at third, left fielder Christian Conley ran down a ball for the third out.

TCMS took a 1-0 in the third when Adams and White each stroked a hit and DiBenedetto (2-for-4) singled to score Lane. The Pups added two more runs in the sixth. DiBenedetto and Hall Graham set the table with base hits and Brandon Helton (1-for-4) and Meadows (1-for-3 with two walks) each drove in a run with a base hit.  

The Bullpups lost 8-2 to West Laurens in the semifinal game, ending their season.  

Pups lose by one run again

Bullpup pitcher Anthony DiBenedetto applies tag in a rundown as (#7) Tanner Hattaway watches 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups have lost three games this season and all have been by the slimmest of margins- one single run. All three defeats have been region losses at West Laurens, at Dodge County and on Thursday at home to East Laurens. The Falcons scored three runs in the fifth on two hits and two Bullpup errors to pull out a 5-4 win. Watch Highlights You Tube

Toombs took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. D.R. Meadows (3-for-4) led off with a triple and scored, Hogan White walked and scored and George Lucke singled and scored. Lane Adams led off the third inning with a walk and Dalton McBride, who was running for him, scored the final TCMS run. The Bullpups loaded up the bases in the fifth and sixth and did not score. 

Pups prevail in five versus Trippe

 Tanner Hattaway takes out a Chief at 3rd base

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups came out swinging the bat and scored six runs in the first inning on their way to an 11-1 five inning home win over J.R. Trippe. Watch highlights You Tube   

D.R. Meadows stroked two hits in the opening inning and three in the game and scored two runs, Lane Adams had two hits and scored three runs and Hogan White went 3-for-3. Anthony DiBenedetto had a hit and scored two runs and was the winning pitcher. He threw all five innings and allowed four hits and an earned run with two strikeouts. The Bullpups made only one error. Hall Graham (second base) and Christian Conley (left field) each made a nice catch. Meadows got out of a long run down between second and third base.   

5 in 6 years- Bullpups win another title

 TCMS Bullpups celebrate another big trophy win 

TCMS Lady Bullpups finish second in the MGMSAA  


The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups soccer dynasty continues. The Pups defeated West Laurens 2-1 to win the MGMSAA Championship- their fifth title in six years. Josue Ivarra scored the tying goal with 40 seconds remaining in the first half as he took a perfect pass and beat the goalie with shot over his reach. The seventh grade striker scored his game winner midway through the second half on a effort in which he headed the ball to himself and then booted it into the net. Watch Highlights You Tube

West Laurens took a 1-0 lead with 11:30 to play in the first half on a perfectly placed shot in the top part of the net from 20 yards out.

The Lady Bullpups were also playing West Laurens for a championship and their game was decided by a penalty kick with two minutes remaining in the first half. The West Laurens kicker placed it perfectly in the left corner of the net to give WL a 1-0 victory. Watch Highlights You Tube  

TCMS wins double one-hitter 9-1

In a game in which each team pitched a one-hitter, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups prevailed 9-1 over Wheeler County in Lyons. The Pups fielded a starting nine made up of sixth and seventh graders while the eighth graders had the cold afternoon off. The Bullpups have allowed only one hit in their last two games and 10 innings of pitching. Watch Highlights You Tube

Logan Williamson, pitching on his birthday, threw the first three innings and allowed a leadoff single in the second. However, he quickly took care of that by picking the Wheeler County player off first base. Williamson struck out two batters and walked two as he was the winning pitcher in his first Bullpup start.

Dalton McBride took over on the mound in the fourth and threw the final two innings of the game which was stopped after five to due darkness. McBride struck out five of the eight batters he faced. He walked two and got his other out on a grounder back to the mound.

Right fielder Reece Mixon, who made a nice catch in the first inning, stroked Toombs County's only base hit. Leadoff hitter Noah Anderson and Cole Graham each scored two runs. Mixon, Williamson, Luke Anderson, Bryce DeLoach and Martin Stephens each scored one run.

Wheeler County's head coach was an old familiar face. Former Bulldog and Bullpup Logan Lollis is the head coach of the boys from Alamo.  

Hattaway pitches a Bullpup no-hitter

Tanner Hattaway struckout nine Dublin batters, walked only two and did not allow a ball to be hit out of the infield in pitching a five inning no-hitter in the Toombs County Middle School's 10-0 home win. Watch Highlights You Tube

Hattaway walked the leadoff batter in the first and then struck out the next three. He retired Dublin three up, three down in the second and third with a total of three K's. In the fourth he recorded another strikeout and induced two pop ups to second baseman Lane Adams. In the final inning Dublin hit a ball off Hattaway's glove. However, shortstop D.R. Meadows charged the ball and made a perfect throw to first to keep the no-hitter alive. Hattaway ended the frame with his eighth and ninth strikeouts.

On offense Meadows, the leadoff hitter, went 2-for-4 and scored three runs, Adams, batting second, drove in two runs and scored one, Anthony DiBenedetto singled in two runs in the first and scored one, Christian Conley walked twice and scored two runs and Hattaway drove in two runs.  

Bullpups are also a game one winner

Hall Graham reaches down to make an out at first base  

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups followed the path of the Toombs County High School Varsity and Junior Varsity baseball teams by winning their season opener. The Pups scored all five of their runs in the first two innings and held on to a 5-2 win over William James from Statesboro. Watch Highlights You Tube

D.R. Meadows and Lane Adams both walked in the first inning and scored and then in the second Meadows doubled to right field and scored on two wild pitches. Adams and Hall Graham both walked and Hogan White stroked a double to right scoring both to make it 5-0.

Tanner Hattaway pitched the first two innings for TCMS and did not allow a hit. Every other Pup pitcher threw an inning including J. T. Copeland who worked the seventh. He struck out the first two batters and then allowed WJ a second run before ending the game with a strikeout.   

Hat Trick & PK's decide TCMS Soccer

The Toombs County Middle School soccer season opened with the girls game being decided by penalty kicks and the boys game by a hat trick. Visiting J.R. Trippe won the girls game by one penalty kick 3-2. The Lady Chiefs scored the first goal with 15:45 remaining in the first half and the Lady Bullpups tied it up with a goal by Natasha Horne with 1:02 remaining in regulation. Watch Highlights You Tube

The Bullpups turned a scoreless game at half in to a 3-0 win thanks to the passing by Jerry Tinoco and the scoring of Josue Ivarra. Tinoco set up Ivarra's first of three goals with a short pass with 15:27 to play. A long pass from Tinoco to Ivarra made it 2-0 with 1:34 left and Josue's final goal came with just 50 seconds to play- giving the seventh grade striker a hat trick. Watch Highlights You Tube

Bullpups handle Dodge & Trippe

 Tucker Williford executes quick pin against Trippe

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups wrestling team defeated Dodge County 57-25 and J.R. Trippe 66-33 in their final home action of the season. Watch action from the Trippe match You Tube  

Bullpups take 2nd- The Toombs County Middle School Bullpup wrestling team finished second at the MGMSAA Region Tourney at East Laurens. West Laurens was first with 73 points and the Bullpups had 39. Three TCMS wrestlers won individual championships- Carson Barwick, Carson Roberts and Donnie Barrow. Second place finishers included Luke Hattaway, Blaine Burkett (who due to injury was not able to wrestle for first place), Ricky Googe, Tucker Williford and Adam Brown. Placing third were Raymond Gaffney, Gage Clark, Joe Cowart, Dawson Campbell, Jamie Villegas, JJ Arredondo, Justin Hall, Luke Anderson and Johnathan Quintero.

Bullpups host Christmas Tourney

Adam Brown nearly pins a West Laurens Raider 

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team played host to a five-team Christmas Tournament and in the second raound the Bullpups gave undefeated West Laurens a real tough match. TCMS opened up a 41-20 lead. However, the Raiders rallied and pulled out a 60-47 victory. Watch Highlights You Tube  Watch Blaine Burkett win his match 6-0 You Tube

Undersized Pups take on taller foes

An undersized Toombs County Middle School Bullup basketball team trailed a taller East Laurens team 15-14 at half. However, in the second half the visitors from East Dublin pounded the ball in to the paint and pulled away to a 45-22 victory. Watch Highlights You Tube

Bullpup point guard D.R. Meadows, who had to deal with the EL full court press, scored all eight of his points in the first half on two buckets and by making 4-of-5 of his shots at the free throw line. Cody Spinn and KeShawn Morgan each scored four points. Lane Adams, Jaylon Jones and J.D. Salter each scored two.

The Lady Bullpups lost to East Laurens 33-19. Courtney Moore led TCMS with six points. Breanne Stanley scored five, Dominique Jones and JoAnn Gomez each had four. 

2012 TCMS Wrestling

Blaine Burkett executes a first period pin

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team opened up the season winning two out of three matches at West Laurens and sweeping a pair at home. The Bullpups defeated East Laurens 102-30 and Swainsboro 41-17 and they lost to West Laurens 81-15. At home the Pups beat Dublin and J.R. Trippe. Watch highlights of the J.R. Trippe match You Tube

Late Tiger TD downs Bullpups

Coming off a four-point win at Bleckley County, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups dueled Swainsboro for 29 minutes and 23 seconds of scoreless football. The Tigers pulled out a home win by scoring on a 34-yard pass play with 2:37 to go in the game and Swainsboro was a 6-0 victor. Watch highlights You Tube

The Bullpups took off on two drives in the first half. On their first possession they crossed the 50 and on their final one of the half they drove down to the seven-yard line. However, the drive ended on a fourth and two play with less than a minute left on the clock. Toombs County also crossed the 50 on it's final possession of the game.

Pups win 1st game

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won their first game of the season 12-8 at Bleckley County. Halfback Keshawn Morgan scored on a 30-yard run and quarterback Luke Anderson on a 25-yard run in the second quarter that gave the Pups the victory.

The Toombs County Middle School lost to East Laurens 26-0 at home. Watch highlights You Tube

Watch the Bullpups at their Monday practice slideshow

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost a scrimmage game to J.R. Trippe 26-0 in Lyons. Watch first half highlights You Tube

Pitchers Duel -Thompson vs. Lawrence


TCMS's- Taylor Thompson


Trippe's Rebekah Lawrence 

Never has a 6-0 softball score been more misleading than J.R. Trippe defeating Toombs County Middle School by that same score in Vidalia. Neither team had a hit until the bottom of the sixth when the Lady Chiefs Jolie Busch broke up the double no-hitter with a leadoff single to left field. Trippe stroked four more hits- three singles and a double and scored all of the game's runs in that frame. Watch highlights You Tube

The pitching match up that made this double-gem possible was TCMS's Taylor Thompson versus Trippe's lefty Rebekah Lawrence. Thompson struck out two and got plenty of help from her defense which did not make an error until the sixth. TCMS also turned two double plays and Thompson faced the minimum three batters in four of the first five innings.

Lawrence walked three batters in the first two innings. Brittney Beckum walked in the first inning, stole second and when a throw got away she tried to score but was out at the plate. Courtney Moore and Bailey Mixon each walked to lead off the second. However, they were left at second and third as Lawrence struckout the side. In all Lawrence retired 13 straight batters until Beckum, who laid down a bunt down the third base line, reached on an error in the sixth. Lawrence pitched a no-hitter with a dozen strikeouts.

On Monday the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs beat East Laurens 13-7 in East Dublin while the Junior Varsity Lady Bulldogs lost to Long County 11-10. On Tuesday the Lady Dawgs lost a doubleheader at Vidalia 8-2 and 9-0. Meanwhile, in Lyons, the Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups lost to West Laurens 6-1. Bailey Mixon, Megan Dukes, Jessie Alexander and Taylor Thompson all had singles and Amanda Powell had a triple which she hit to the fence in center field. Watch highlights You Tube   

The Lady Bullpups routed Dublin 15-0 on the road to improve to 2-0. Taylor Thompson (nine strikeouts) and Amanda Powell (one K) combined to pitch a no-hitter. TCMS had 13 hits- Powell was 3-for-3 and Brittney Beckum and Kiara Williams each went 2-for-3. Thr girls did not make an error.  

Lady Pups open up with 8-3 victory


 Taylor Thompson KO's 10 


 Kierra Williams snags pop up

Taylor Thompson pitched a complete game two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as the Toombs County Lady Bullpup softball team opened up their season with an 8-3 win over visiting Swainsboro.

Courtney Moore singled in two runs in a four-run second inning that broke a two-two tie. Bailey Mixon doubled and scored in the third inning. Watch highlights You Tube  

2011-12 School Year

Bullpups finish 2nd in MGMSAA Tourney

Lane Adams throws to Hall Graham for an out 

 Austin Williams induces a grounder

 2012 Toombs County Middle School Bullpups

The Toombs County Middle School baseball team defeated East Laurens 3-2 in the semifinals of the MGMSAA Tournament and then in the championship match up against number one seed and host school, West Laurens, the Pups season came to an end with a 9-0 loss. Watch highlights You Tube and a slideshow

Stephen Helton pitched a seven inning complete game four-hitter and allowed East Laurens only one earned run. He struck out eight batters including the six, seven and eight hitters to end the game. Helton also drove in the game winning run with a single in the fifth that scored Lane Adams. Adams reached on an error and then stole second and he wound up on third when the throw back to the pitcher got away.

TCMS scored a first inning run with two down. Stephen Helton (1-for-2) was hit by a pitch and stole second and scored when Logan McGowan (1-for-3) doubled to right on a 3-2 pitch. East Laurens tied the game with a run in the top of the second and then in the bottom of the inning Braxton Bellfower (1-for-2) smashed a RBI basehit driving in Christian Conley who was hit by a pitch and stole second. East Laurens rallied up a tying run in the fourth.

In the championship game Austin Williams's pitching and the Bullpups defense kept undefeated West Laurens scoreless until the fourth inning. Williams, a left-hander, picked off a base runner in the first inning and induced two grounders to Adams at second and Helton at short. In the second right fielder D.R. Meadows made two catches and third baseman Jalen Mobley handled a ground ball. In the third Helton gobbled up two grounders and Meadows made his third catch. However, in the fourth the West Laurens pitcher smacked a base hit and scored on a grounder. West Laurens scored another run in the fourth, six in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Bullpups made three errors in the fifth.

At the plate Helton stroked the Bullpups only two hits- a double in the fourth and a single in the sixth. Toombs batters struckout 10 times 

Bullpups squeeze out a 4-3 win

Catcher Stephen Garrett's tag is just a little late. Or is it?   

It was tight the whole way. But, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups pulled out a 4-3 home win over Dublin in the first round of the MGMSAA Playoffs. Tanner Hattway pitched six innings of three hit ball and escaped a fifth inning threat. Dublin had a runner at third eliminated at home plate on a grounder that shortstop Stephen Helton gobbled up and threw to home plate for the out. Helton took over on the mound in the seventh and he left a runner at third by ending the game with a strikeout. Watch highlights You Tube and a slideshow

Dublin took a 2-0 lead in the first. TCMS rallied in the third and took a 3-2 advantage. Braxton Bellflower (1-for-3) and Helton each had run scoring hits. Dublin tallied a run in the fourth to tie the game at 3-all.

Toombs won the game on offense in the fifth. D.R. Meadows (1-for-4 with two runs scored) led off with a single, Helton singled in his 2-for-3 game and Logan McGowan (1-for-2) walked to load the bases. Pinch hitter Nick Curtis drove in the game-winner with a sacrifice fly to right that scored Meadows. Hall Graham went 2-for-2 with a double.

Bullpups clinch 3rd with 4-3 win

 Reliever Austin Williams strikes out a hitter in the sixth

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups wrapped up their regular season with a 4-3 home victory over Bleckley County and heading to the MGMSAA Playoffs they will be seeded third. Toombs will play host to Dublin in the first round match up on Thursday at 4 p.m. Watch highlights You Tube  and a slideshow

TCMS had to withstand a Bleckley threat in the seventh inning. The visitors loaded the bases with one-down. However, reliever Stephen Helton shut the door by recording a strikeout and then inducing a grounder to third baseman Tanner Hattaway. Hattaway charged the ball and made an accurate throw to Hall Graham that just beat the runner.

Nick Curtis, who picked up the win, pitched the first three innings and allowed three hits and an unearned run with two strikeouts and two walks. Austin Williams threw 3 1/3 innings and allowed four hits and two earned runs while striking out four and waking three.

The Bullpups had four hits, all stroked by the one through three hitters in the lineup. TCMS leadoff hitter D.R. Meadows went 2-for-4 and scored runs in the third and fourth innings. Lane Adams, 1-for-3, singled in a run in the third and Helton doubled in two in the same frame as the Bullpups took a 3-1 lead. Logan McGowan hit a sacrifice fly that scored the game winner in the fourth.  

Four Pups combine on no-hitter

In a friendly kind of game that didn't count in the region standings, four Toombs County Middle School pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in a 11-0 win at Swainsboro. Logan McGowan, Austin Williams, Tanner Hattaway and D.R. Meadows all pitched a piece of the no-no before rain and hail stopped the game. Braxton Bellflower had his second straight two hit game in a 2-for-2 performance and Jalen Mobley went 2-for-3.

Pups bounce back with 11-3 win

Nick Curtis comes inside and gets one of his eight k's 

The Toombs County Middle School baseball team rebounded from back-to-back losses to West Laurens (home) and J.R. Trippe (away) by playing a more complete game in an 11-3 home win over the Dodge County Warriors. Watch highlights You Tube

Two Pup pitchers combined on a one-hitter while the offense stroked 11 hits and scored four runs in the third inning and six in the fourth. Right-hander Nick Curtis started the game on the mound and didn't allow a hit until one down in the fifth when the Warriors smacked a single up the middle. Curtis allowed two earned runs and struck out eight and walked only one. Lefty Austin Williams threw the final two innings and struck out two.

Four Bullpups had 2-for-4 games- shortstop Stephen Helton drove in two runs in the fourth with an opposite field hit and he scored twice, Center fielder Logan McGowan scored two runs, first baseman Hall Graham belted a couple of singles and catcher Braxton Bellflower had a RBI and hits in the fourth and fifth. Leadoff hitter D.R. Meadows walked twice and singled once while scoring two runs and Land Adams, hitting behind him, went 1-for-3 and scored two runs.

Bullpups start fast, but lose at Trippe

Lane Adams makes a snow cone catch at 2nd base 

Hogan White strikes out a Chief with a pitch on the black 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups jumped to a 2-0 lead at J.R. Trippe on a two-run hit by Nick Curtis. However, the Chiefs reeled off 10 straight runs in a 10-2 win that dropped the Bullpups region record to 2-2. TCMS has beaten Swainsboro and Dublin and lost to West Laurens and Trippe.   

Bullpups prevail in home opener

Jordan Usher throws off the new TCMS mound 

Usher and catcher Stephen Garrett combine on a K

The Toombs Middle School Bullpups opened up region play with a 13-8 home win over Swainsboro. The Bullpups scored 12 runs in the second and built up a 13-1 lead. Left handed hitter Lane Adams set the table with a double to right field and then later in the frame took a high outside pitch and hit it back to the same area of the field driving in two runs. D.R. Meadows had two RBI singles, Christian Conley singled in two runs and Nick Curtis had a run scoring hit.

Jordan Usher, pitching on the Bullpups new higher mound and grass infield, pitched all six innings and survived five TCMS errors by recording some key strikeouts with runners on base. Watch highlights Video   

TCMS Bullpups are champs again

For the third time in four years the Toombs County Middle School Bullpup soccer team is an undefeated league champion. The Bullpups wrapped up a 14-0 season with a 2-1 win over West Laurens, at West Laurens, in the MGMSAA Boys Championship game. The Bullpups defeated Dublin 2-0 in the semifnal game. The Lady Bullpups lost their championship game to West Laurens 1-0 on penalty kicks. 

The Toombs County High School soccer teams split at Bleckley County. The Lady Bulldogs were a 3-1 winner and the Bulldogs lost 4-3.

Abrca scores four goals in Pup win 

 Leonel Abrca cranks up his right foot and scores

Leonel Abrca follwed up his three-goal game against Dublin by scoring four of the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups five goals in a 5-0 home win over Dodge County. In their three regular season games (all victories) Abrca has scored eight of the Pups ten goals. The Lady Bullpups defeated Dodge 3-1. All three TCMS goals were scored in the first half. One was an on-goal which was knocked in by Dodge. The TCMS shots that went in to the net were booted in by Natasha Horne and Gloria Zamarano. Watch highlights You Tube  

TCMS takes care of Dublin

Leonel Abrca (#10) puts his right foot on his 3rd goal 

The Toombs County Middle School soccer teams both won their first regular season home matches over Dublin. The Lady Bullpups won 2-1 and the Bullpups 4-0. Watch highlights of both games You Tube

All three of the goals in the girls game were scored in the opening half. Arleni Tinoco put TCMS up 1-0 and 2-1. "On the first goal I was trying to find a location to put the ball and I made it," said Tinoco. "I kicked it really hard. I put it in the left corner." Tinoco scored her second goal in traffic, "Joanna Gomez passed me the ball and I went all the way down to the right corner and I shot it. There were three defenders and I scored by them."

Leonel Abrca scored three goals for the Bullpups. His most improbable came when Dublin was trying to clear the ball out of the box and a teammate, on the ground, raised up his leg and deflected the ball to Abrca, "He was on the ground and he kicked it. I thought the other side was going to get it. That's when I scored the second goal."

Baylor Rigdon scored the first TCMS goal on a throw in and it was his first Bullup goal of his career. "Leonel passed it to me and I saw the net was wide open," said Rigdon. "I wanted to put it in the back post, but it went to the front post. I was just happy it went in."

On Saturday, at their jamboree, the Lady Bullpups defeated Dublin 5-0 and West Laurens 1-0. The Bullpups beat Dodge County and West Laurens by the same 4-1 score and they edged J.R. Trippe 1-0

TCMS Bullpups open with 1-0 win

 TCMS striker Leonel Abrca scores

Goalie Cole Williamson deflects a shot

In a game dominated by top notch goal keeping the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups scored the only goal with 11:42 remaining in the game to nip J.R. Trippe 1-0 in Vidalia. TCMS striker Leonel Abrca scored the Bullpup goal in a one-on-one situation with the Chiefs goalie. Devin Johnson, who made save after save, tried to make his second kick save, however, Abrca fired the ball behind the keeper and in to the net. "I had to sprint all the way past the defense so I could shoot it," said Abrca. "He (Johnson) was kind of good for blocking all those shots." Watch highlights of both games You Tube

Cole Williamson, Toombs County's goalie, was playing his first game in the net. However, he didn't play like a rookie. Williamson had to make two big saves to earn the shutout. In the opening half the Chiefs fired a rising shot that Cole deflected over the goal. "I knew I was going to hit it and I did my best," said Williamson. I had a good team behind me the whole day, we came out with the win." Cole also had to come out of the net and smother a shot in the waining moments of the game, "I was just hoping I would get it right then, I knew they were getting real close. We needed to get the ball back down the field."

The scoring in the girls game was almost identical to the boys game. J.R. Trippe scored the only goal in a 1-0 win with 12:42 to play in the second half when Jesse Morris ran on to the ball and then dribbled to the right side of the net. Her low shot just got past the Lady Bullpups diving goalie. TCMS had several opportunites to tie the game in the final minutes but the Lady Bullpups were unable to find the back of the net.

Bullpups are wrestling champs

Terrell Williamson (top) adds to his five point advantage

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups wrapped up their season by winning the MGMSAA Championship at the TCMS Gym. The Bullpups were dominant as they had 17 wrestlers finish in the top three in the 22 different weight classes. Toombs collected 49 points, West Laurens 38, Dodge County 34 and East Laurens 32.

First place finishers- Nathan Belch 120 pounds, Tyrease Kent 145, Michael Roach 171 and Donny Barrow 240.

Second place- Justin Bullock 75 pounds, Lucas Olliver 85, Jaime Villegas 90, Blaine Burkett 95, Sharmonte Franklin 110, Chris Williams 115, Carson Barwick 140 and Stephen Drake 160.

Third place- Dallas Coursey 80 pounds, Alex Ashley 125, Noah Moore 135, Brandon Chubb 152 and Adam Brown 189.

Watch Terrell Williamson wrestle Video 

Third quarter dooms TCMS teams

Jordan Usher pulls up and sinks a short jumper 

The third quarter was the tough quarter for the Toombs County Middle School basketball teams in their final home games of the season. The Bullpups, who stormed to a 20-5 lead with 2:30 remaining in the first half, were outscored 10-2 in the third quarter and 19-9 in the fourth as West Laurens rallied for a 41-35 win. Meanwhile, the Lady Bullpups were hanging around in their game trailing 6-4 in the first quarter and 11-5 at half. However, West Laurens outscored TCMS 13-0 in the third quarter and won 36-18.

Jordan Usher topped the Bullpups with 12 points, D.R. Meadows had 11, Andre Clark six, Landon Cowart four and Austin Williams two. Abby Lynn was the Lady Pups top scorer with six pionts, Breanne Stanley and Shakima Taylor each scored four, Demetria Jones three and Aisha Shipman one. Watch highlights You Tube

TCMS Bullpups beats Dublin

 Brandon Chubbs applies the half nelson in his 8-3 win

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team improved their record to 5-1 with a 34-21 win over visiting Dublin. Justin Bullock, Blaine Burkett, Thomas Hill, Tyrese Kent and Brandon Chubbs were all winners. Watch highlights You Tube    

TCMS Bullpup Christmas Tourney

In it's third year, nine schools are participating in the 2011 Toombs County Middle School Bullpup Christmas Tourney,Day 2- For the first time this season both Toombs County Middle School teams won on the same day. In back-to-back consolation games the Lady Bullpups edged out Jeff Davis 38-37 in overtime and then the Bullpups defeated William James (Statesboro) 33-30.

Girls game- Breanne Stanley (nine points) hit two free throws with 1:04 to go in overtime to give the Lady Bullpups the win. Stanley made 7-of-11 at the stripe including sinking her final three in a row. Courtney Moore (five points) also was 2-for-2 at the line in OT. Ashia Shipman led TCMS with 11 points and Abby Lynn scored nine. The victory was the Lady Pups second in less than a week. Jeff Davis sent the game to overtime by hitting two free throws with 1.9 seconds left on the clock. Watch highlights (TCMS is in blue and is the guest on the scoreboard) You Tube

Boys game- In a close game Jalen Mobley (four points) came off the bench and hit two fourth quarter jump shots and Landon Cowart (five points) and Andre Clark (four points) each went 2-for-2 at the free throw line to lead the Bullpups to their second win of he season. Jordan Usher topped TCMS with 10 points and D.R. Meadows scored six in a short span at the end of the second quarter that tied the score at 16 at the break. Meadows nailed 3-of-4 free throws and swished a 23 foot 3-pointer right before the buzzer. Watch highlights (TCMS is in blue and is the guest on the scoreboard) You Tube

Day 1- Treutlen swept TCMS winning the girls game 47-31 and the boys game 36-25. Landon Cowart topped the Bullpups with 10 points, Jordan Usher had eight, D.R. Meadows four and Andre Clark swished a 3-ball for three. The leading scorer for the Lady Bullpups was Breanne Stanley with six and Taylor Thompson, Courtney Moore and Abby Lynn each had four points. Watch Highlights Video

Lady Bullpups finally prevail

Exact date unknown. It had been almost two years since the Toombs County Middle School girls basketball team had won a game. They weren't victorious last season and they lost their first six games of this season. However, that painful run is over after a 25-24 overtime win over Swainsboro in Lyons. Abby Lynn scored all six of her points in the second half. She swished a 14-foot shot with 2:39 to play in regulation to tie the game at 19. The in overtime Lynn nailed a 15-footer with 2:21 to go the put TCMS up 23-21 and then she followed up a missed shot with a four-footer that ended up being the winning bucket. That shot put the Lady Bullpups on top 25-22 with 1:55 left. Swainsboro scored 40 seconds later to make it a one-point game. Watch Highlights You Tube

Breanne Stanley, Demetria Jones and Shakima Taylor each scored four points, Ashia Shipman three and Taylor Thompson and Courtney Moore two.

Boys game- The Bullpups, who earlier in the week beat Bleckley County for their first win, lost to Swainsboro 45-37. D,R. Meadows got hot in a fourth quarter comeback as the Bullpups sliced a double-digit lead down to single digits. He nailed two 3-pointers and two regular shots as he scored 10 of his 15. Meadows also beat the first quarter buzzer with a high arcing 24-footer that swished through the net for three points. Landon Cowart hammered the glass and scored 11 points. Andre Clark contributed four points and Jordan Usher, Wayne Denson and H. Hayes had two. Watch Highlights You Tube

Bullpups win first roundball game

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups started and finished strong as they defeated Bleckley County 40-35 for their first basketball victory of the season. The Pups scored 12 points in the first and fourth quarter. Jordan Usher led TCMS with 15 points. He scored 13 in the first half- seven in the first quarter and six in the second. Wayne Denson was the scoring force in he fourth quarter. He hit two perimeter shots and four free throws as he scored eight of his nine in the final period. Landon Cowart scored 10 points and D.R. Meadows six. Watch Highlights You Tube

Cheer Pups surge to 2nd place 

The Toombs County Middle School Competition Cheerleading team saved it's best performance for last. After finishing fourth in a regular season competition, the Cheer Pups surged to second place in the MGMSAA Championships held in the TCMS Gym. Toombs scored 164 points and finished behind first place West Laurens (184 points) and in front of third place J.R. Trippe (155). Y-101 Story  

The 2011 Cheer Pups are- Brooke Morris, Lauren Floyd, Emily Conner, Caleigh Pope, Mikayla Lollis, Bayley Douglas, Catherine Domingo, Cheynne Davis, Kara Hayes, Bricyn Fitzgerald, Cheyenne Kelley, Jamison Stewart, Shakima Taylor, Brooke Suits, Emily Banks, Alexis Hall, Jinnia Jernigan, Abbey Owens, Hannah Owens, Kaitlyn Swearingen and Jada Ussery. Rachael Moran is the head coach of the Cheer Pups

Bullpups end season with loss

A lot of Pups stop Devin Johnson (#32) on inside run 

QB Jordan Usher sets up to throw in the fourth quarter 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups season came to an end with a 34-6 loss at J.R, Trippe. Eighth grade running back Devin Johnson scored four touchdowns on runs of 60, 17, 5 and 50 yards and Carlos Rock added two-yard rushing touchdown for the 5-1 Chiefs. Two of the Trippe touchdown drives were preceded by Pup fumbles. Watch highlights

Dodge County defeated Bleckley County 16-0 in a game in Eastman that was stopped in the third quarter because of lightening. Dodge wraps up the regular season with a 4-2 record and finishes fourth in the MGMSAA knocking the 3-3 Bullpups out of the playoffs.  

Johnson scored two touchdowns in the first quarter and then added one each in the second and third quarter. The Bullpups scored their touchdown on a drive that began in the third quarter and ended in the fourth. Alex Ashley set up the drive with a long kick off return. Jordan Usher threw a pass to the one-yard line to Nathan Belch and then Ashley ended the drive with a one-yard run.

TCMS also had a nice drive to open up the game. Landon Cowart broke off a 12-yard run and Usher kept the ball on a fourth down play and picked up a first down. The drive ended at the 31-yard line on a fourth down play in which the Pups came up a yard short of picking up the first down.

Two tough home losses

The Toombs County Middle School and Toombs County Junior Varsity football teams both lost tough home games and both contests turned on big plays by the visitors.

In the Bullups match up with West Laurens, Toombs tied the game at 14 with 53 seconds remaining in the half on Nathan Belch's second short touchdown run. He scored on runs of five and three-yards. However, unfortunately for the Pups the half wasn't over. West Laurens scored on a 48-yard run and kicked a two-pointer to lead 22-14 at half. West Laurens scored a late touchdown on its fourth big play and took home a 30-14 victory. Watch highlights

The JV opened up a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Jamar Smith and Marion Dingle. The Bulldogs scored a third touchdown with 8:59 to play on a two-yard run by Demetrius Taylor. The PAT was blocked giving TCHS a 20-7 lead.

Swainsboro came back and won the game on three big plays. The Tigers completed a double pass for a huge gain and scored on a pass play to make it 20-14 and then they picked up a fumble and ran it in to tie the game at 20 with 4:21 to go. Swainsboro kicked the extra point to earn a 21-20 victory. Watch highlights  

Dublin takes battle of 4-0's

Jordan Usher cranks up to throw the ball in the Shamrock Bowl 

In the showdown game of 4-0's the Dublin Middle School Shamrocks turned a close game at half in to a 30-8 victory over the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups by scoring two second half rushing touchdowns on runs of 40 and 30-yards by the same Shamrock, Watch highlights or practice slideshow  

Dublin turned a Bullpup fumble in to a quick touchdown on the second play from scrimmage. The ball was stripped and then returned 22-yards for a touchdown. The two-point kick put Dublin up 8-0 just 36 seconds in to the game.

Alex Ashley returned the kickoff across midfield to the Dublin 49 and then the Bullpups moved the ball all the way to the two-yard line on tough running by Ashley, Nathan Belch, Jordan Usher and Landon Cowart, who broke two tackles on an 18-yard run to the eight. The drive ended on a fourth down run.

The Shamrocks stormed back the other way and drove 98-yards and they scored their second touchdown on a three-yard run. The two-point kick failed giving Dublin a 14-0 lead with 7:55 to play in the second quarter.

The Bullpups answered that score. Andre Clark's 23-yard kick off return set the Pups up at their 43-yard line. Usher completed a 14-yard pass to Cowart and then Landon finished the drive with a 35-yard touchdown run down the right sideline. Belch scored the two-pointer on a spinning run to the end zone pulling the Bullpups to 14-8 with 6:28 to play in the half.

TCMS had two more chances to score in the first half. Kicker Austin Williams recovered his own on-side kick. Usher then completed a short pass to Ashley and with determined running he turned it in to an 18-yard gain. The drive stalled on a fourth down run at the Dublin 16.

Brandon Chubb recovered a Shamrock fumble right before halftime. However, once again the Bullpups were stopped on a fourth down run.

Bullpups slosh to 4th straight win

The Bullpups D swarms in 4th regulation shutout 

An afternoon shower prior to kickoff and a light rain until halftime made for a muddy and very wet playing surface. However, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups were able to handle the challenging conditions as they scored two second half touchdowns in a 14-0 win over Swainsboro. Watch highlights or practice slideshow

First downs were rare and fumbles and punts were the norm in a scoreless first half. The Bullups defense bailed out the offense twice in the first two quarters by making stops deep on their side after a fumble and a blocked punt.

The Bullpups took advantage of a Swainsboro mistake at the end of the third quarter and scored just moments later. Andre Clark recovered a Swainsboro fumble on punt coverage at the Tiger 21. Nathan Belch, who was the Bullups most effective runner on the wet surface, ran the ball down to the one-yard line and quarterback Jordan Usher finished the two-play drive with a keeper. Alex Ashley ran off the right side of the Pup line and scored the two-point conversion to put TCMS up 8-0 with 22 second left in the third quarter.

Toombs scored the final touchdown on another Swainsboro turnover. The Tigers threw a backward pass and nobody picked up the lateral for several seconds thinking it was an incomplete pass. Head coach Eric Burns yelled to Dominique Smith to pick up the ball and the eighth grader did and he ran it untouched in to the end zone with 7:02 to play in the game.

Thursday Football Winners- Pups & JV

Bullpups defense hasn't allowed a point in regulation 

JV Bulldogs win first game with defense 

Thursday was a winning day for Toombs County football in Lyons. The TCMS Bullpups shutout Bleckley County 30-0. The 3-0 Pups have not allowed a single point in regulation this season. Landon Cowart opened the scoring with a bruising run, Alex Ashley scored on a short run and Nathan Belch returned a punt down the left sideline for six. Watch highlights 

The Toombs County JV team defeated Metter 6-2. The Bulldogs put together a touchdown drive on their first possession and Marion Dingle scored on a short run. Metter scored on a safety in the fourth quarter and had field position deep on the Toombs side on three straight possesions. However, Cameron Conner picked off two half back passes and he knocked down a QB pass to give the 1-1 Bulldogs their first win by the 6-2 score. Watch highlights  

Watch a slideshow from both games or a Bullpup practice slideshow   

Bullpups pull out OT win

For 32 minutes of regulation the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups and the the Dodge County Warriors dueled in a scoreless game. However, in overtime, starting from the 15-yard line, both teams scored a short rushing touchdown. Alex Ashley ran the ball in for TCMS. The difference in the game was Landon Cowart ran in a two-point conversion for the Bullpups and then on the game's final play Cowart and fellow linebacker Brandon Chubb stopped the Warriors two-point try at the one-yard line giving Toombs an 8-6 home win. Watch highlights, a slideshow and a practice slideshow

Lady Bullpups end regular seson with a split 

Taylor Thompson snags a liner and doubles up the runner at third

Kristin Allen tags out a Lady Chief at home plate 

The Toombs County Middle School softball team ended the regular season with a split of a pair of home games. The Lady Bullpups lost to J.R. Trippe 11-3 and nipped East Laurens 7-6 in 12 innings. Taylor Thompson was the winning pitcher and she threw 11 innings and had a double. Kristin Allen caught all 12 innings and scored the tying run. Bailey Mixon, who had two doubles, scored the winning run. Watch a slideshow

J.R. Trippe defeated Toombs County 11-3 in a playoff game in Vidalia. Watch highlights  

2010-11 School Year

TCMS Girls win soccer championship

The Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups scored a goal in each half in a 2-0 home win over East Laurens in the semifinals of the MGMSAA playoffs. Christy Garcia scored the Lady Bullpups' first half goal and Ansley Tatum fired in a direct free kick from just outside the 18 for the second tally. The shot was placed perfectly in the upper 90 of the net. Watch Highlights Video  The Lady Bullpups scored two goals in the final 12 minutes of their championship match and they nipped J.R. Trippe 2-1. Julie Sheppard scored the winning goal on a break-away with five minutes to play. Tatum, who tied the game at one, talked to Y-101 Radio about the victory Audio  The Bullpups lost 1-0 to J.R. Trippe in their championship game.

Both Toombs County Middle School soccer teams are 5-0 in MGMSAA games. The Lady Bullpups defeated West Laurens 1-0 on Tuesday and the only goal was scored by Ansley Tatum, who fired in her tenth tally of the season. Watch Highlights Video

The Bullpups knocked off West Laurens 3-1. Gilbert Zamarano scored a TCMS goal in the first half to give the Bullpups the lead at halftime. West Laurens tied the game late in the second half and then the Bullpups, who haven't lost a game in two-plus seasons, regained the lead when Efrem Zamarano drilled a shot from outside the 18 past the keeper. Gilbert Zamarano wrapped up the scoring with his 18th goal of the season on a play you don't normally see. He bent a corner kick into the net without anybody touching it. Watch Highlights Video

Bullpups sweep WL and Trippe

Austin Farrow pulls out an 11-10 overtime win over J.R. Trippe 

Tanner McCoy in action against J.R. Trippe

In their last regular season matches the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups edged West Laurens 48-42 and defeated J.R. Trippe 40-22. Watch highlights from some exciting Bullpup wins against West Laurens by Cole Dowd, Austin Powell, Tyrese Kent, Noah Moore, Stephen Drake and others. Video   

Bullpups take care of Appling on the mat

The Toombs County Middle School wrestlng team beat Appling County in a dual match in Lyons. Stephen Drake, Jamar Smith and Tyrus Kent all pinned their opponents while Jacob Whitaker won his match 5-4 in overtime. Watch Highlights Video

Bullpups bolt by Bleckley County

The Toombs County Bullpups have had a good week winning two out of three games including a 36-22 home victory over Bleckley County on Wednesday. Tevin Blount scored seven of his 11 points in the first quarter and Quovante Kent tossed in seven of his nine in the third quarter to lead the Bullpups. Jordan Usher added six points and Carlos Eason four. Watch Highlights Video

The Bullpups lost 47-44 in overtime at East Laurens. Kent topped TCMS with 11, Blount and Eason each had 10. Toombs knocked off Dodge County at home 53-50. Kent scored 15, Blount 14 and Eason 13.

Bleckley won the girls game 38-16. Bailey Bryson scored eight points and Aisha Shipman had six. East Laurens beat TCMS 24-15. Shipman scored eight.

TCMS basketball season opens

The Toombs County Middle School Basketball teams opened up the season with home losses to Dublin. The Bullpups, who trailed 12-3 after the first quarter, wound up losing 37-33. The Pups outscored the Irish 13-6 in the second quarter and trailed 18-16 at half. Toombs had a one-point lead in the third quarter. Carlos Eason topped TCMS with 13 points. Watch Highlights Video  Dublin won the girls game 43-7.

Pups fall in semifinals by two


In a regular game at West Laurens the Toombs County Middle School Bullups rallied with two fourth quarter touchdown runs by Jamar Smith and won by two points. In a rematch in the MGMSAA semifinals in Lyons the Raiders scored a rushing touchdown and a 2-point conversion with 1:11 to play to edge the Bullpups by that same 2-point margin, 14-12.

West Laurens score a rushing TD on it's first possession and then missed the 2-point kick giving the Raiders a 6-0 with 6:38 to play in the first quarter. After stopping West Laurens on fourth down in the red zone, TCMS tied the game with 2:28 to go in the second quarter on a long run by Smith. The Pups 2-point try failed making it a 6-6 game at half.

With 7:18 to play in the fourth quarter Smith scored again on a tough, bruising run in which he was hit by six Raiders. The Bullpups came up short on their 2-point run so the TCMS lead was 12-6.

TCMS finishes with 7-2 record which includes six regular season games, two playoff contests and a preseason scrimmage. Watch Highlights Video  Practice Slideshow

Smith highlights- Jamar Smith had a sensational final season running the ball for the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups. Watch Highlights  

Smith dazzles as Pups advance

Jamar Smith scored four rushing touchdowns in the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups 38-14 first round home playoff victory. Quarterback Ben Brantley threw a short pass which Marion Dingle turned into a big TD play. Dingle snagged another pass from Smith and set up a short touchdown run by Jamar. Two of Smith's scoring runs were long distance efforts. The 6-1 Pups, who are seeded second, will play at home in the semifinal round on Thursday, November 5 at 4:30 p.m. Y-101 Story

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Pups DO bounce back and finish 2nd


The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups sucessfully rebounded from their only loss of the season by wrapping up their regular season with a 25-13 win at Dodge County. Tailback Jamar Smith scored a rushing touchdown, caught a TD pass from quarteback Ben Brantley and threw one to Carlos Eason. The Bullpups will be a number two seed going into the playoffs which begin next week.  Practice Slideshow    

Bullpups lose first game

In a matchup of the only remaining undefeated teams in the MGMSAA, the J.R. Trippe Chiefs beat Toombs County Middle School 36-6 in the Pit. Carlos Rock scored the first two touchdowns to put the Chiefs up 14-0. Toombs struck in the opening half with a big pass play. Quarterback Ben Brantley threw a perfect slant in pass to Marion Dingle. Dingle made the catch in between a corner and a safety, he broke a tackle and then ran the final 30-yards of the 47-yard play for the Bullpups only TD.

Josh Eason scored a second quarter touchdown on a running play to give the Chiefs a 22-6 lead at half. In the second half Rock scored his third touchdown of the game and Marqueveous Harris wrapped up the scoring with a one-yard run. J.R. Trippe is 5-0 and TCMS 4-1. The Bullpups will close out their regular season next Thursday at 4:30 at Dodge County. A TCMs victory will secure a number two seed in the playoffs for the Bullpups. Watch Highlights Video   Practice Slideshow

Pups comeback twice and nip WL

Jamar Smith (#22) has scored 12 touchdowns in 4 regular season games 

Jamar Smith scored two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter giving the Toombs County Middle school Bulldogs an 18-16 win at West Laurens. The Bullpups trailed 8-6 and 16-12 in the fourth quarter but Smith and his offensive line were able to overcome both deficits with long TD runs. Y-101 Story

Jamar ran 18-yards for his first touchdown on the Bullpups first offensive possession. West Laurens countered on its first possession with a 43-yard TD run. The Bullpups missed their 2-point conversion while the Raiders made their kick for two. Neither team scored in the second quarter although the Raiders threw an incomplete pass from the Bulldog 12 on the final play of the half. It was 8-6 West Laurens at the break.  Practice Slideshow

The third quarter was also scoreless prior to the fireworks in the fourth. Smith put TCMS on top 12-8 with a 55-yard TD run with 4:15 to play. West Laurens regained the advantage by scoring on a 57-yard pass that was tipped by the Bullpups. With the 2-point kick the Raiders has a 16-12 lead with 3:01 to go. Then with a little more than a minute to play in the game Smith raced 27-yards with the game winner. Carlos Eason intercepted a pass to put the game on ice. TCMS is 4-0 and the Bullpups will play host to J.R. Trippe on Thursday, October 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pit.  Watch highlights Part 1  Part 2      

Bullpups beat Dublin to go 3-0

TCMS Bullpups celebrate big home win over Dublin 

Seeking to avenge a 32-0 loss to Dublin in the championship game last season the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups scored on three big plays and beat visiting Dublin 22-14. All the points were scored in the first nine and a half minutes of the opening half.

Jamar Smith scored his eleventh touchdown of the season on his first carry, a long run of more than 60-yards, which started near the Pups' sideline and ended as he cut across the field and ran down the Dublin side for a quick six. Smith ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead just 26 seconds in to the game.

Dublin scored on a long run and missed the two-point kick to cut the TCMS lead to 8-6 with 5:40 to play in the first quarter. Smith threw a halfback touchdown pass to Marion Dingle to increase the Bullpups lead to 14-6 with 3:21 to go in the first period. Smith's two-point failed.

Dingle scored on a sixty-yard run and then caught a pass from Smith for the two-point conversion to give the Bullpups a 22-6 lead just 11 seconds in to the second quarter. Dublin countered with a short touchdown run with 6:34 to play in the second quarter. This time the Irish made their two-point kick and that ended the scoring in this game. Y-101 Story

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Pups prevail in Swainsboro


On some plays the Tigers tackled Smith  


on others, like this one, he scored 

Bullpups celebrate a 2-0 start in which they have scored 72 points 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won their second straight road game and once again eighth grade running back scored a bulk of the points. Smith scored on three long runs and on one bruising one in which he took a linebacker for a ride and then ran over two defensive backs as TCMS defeated Swainsboro 30-22 at Tiger Field. Smith broke free on two 57- yard runs in the first and fourth quarters and he finished the game with another run of around 40-yards. Y-101 Story

The Bullpups trailed 16-8 at half, however, they started the second half with two defensive stops and then they tied the game at 16 and took a 24-16 lead. Swainsboro scored a late fourth quarter touchdown to pull to within two points. The Tigers tried to run the ball for a two-point conversion, but Hunter Floyd led the charge and blew up the play. At the end of the game Smith tipped a Tiger pass to seal the deal. Watch Highlights Video  Practice Slideshow

Smith runs around and through the Falcons

Bullpups pressure-defense shutouts East Laurens for 32 minutes 

Jamar Smith scored three touchdowns and Marion Dingle contributed one as The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups beat visiting East Laurens 30-0 in a 32 minute scrimmage. Smith, who is playing his final season with the Pups, scored on a short run, a long one and another short one in which he was hit by at least six Falcons. Watch Highlights Video  and check out this Slideshow

The TCHS Bulldog Junior Varsity beat Claxton 24-6 in the Pit in their first game of the season. Kenny Goethe scored on a long run, Gary Terrell returned a punt for a TD from more than 50-yards away and Martin Terrell scored on a rushing play.

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Lady Bullpups outslug the "Boro"



Aryn McGowan pitching 


Hayley Lavender in RF 


 Bailey Bryson brings heat

The Toombs County Middle School softball team opened up its final week of the season with two home wins. On Monday the Lady Bullpups closed out their regular season by downing Bleckley County 10-1 and then on Wednesday they opened the playoffs by beating Swainsboro 13-9. Watch highlights of the girls in action in the post season Video