MOULTRIE, Ga. -- Over the last 24 hours the first named tropical system of the year seems likely to take a more westerly course than predicted on Thursday -- one that would make it miss south Georgia.
MOULTRIE – Mark it down, 43 for the offense, 37 for the defense. Let that be the official final score for the final intra-squad spring football scrimmage for the Colquitt County High Packers. They avoided any stormy weather conditions for Friday evening on Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stad…
MOULTRIE – A Coke and a welcoming smile can take a person far – about 100 miles as the crow flies.
DOWLING PARK, Fla. — Surrounded by family, friends and fellow Dacier Manor residents, Marjorie Hoffman gave her well-wishers a treat for her 102nd birthday Wednesday afternoon.
THOMASVILLE — The process that began early this week to place American flags at Thomas County veterans' graves is expected to continue until the early morning hours of Memorial Day on Monday.
LIVE OAK, Fla. — A look back at some of Suwannee’s best games and sports moments from the 2017-18 school year.
TIFTON — Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 28.
LURAVILLE, Fla. — A Suwannee High School senior drowned Thursday night, just two days before he was set to graduate.
THOMASVILLE — Braelon Brock has a vocabulary of almost four million words.
Ten SHS grads will continue their athletic careers in college, including four football players (Scott, Kendall Croft, Justin Dalton and Rafael Martinez) and three softball players (Redish, Savannah Brown and Brandi Davis). Clark signed a wrestling scholarship. Hilliard was offered a spot on the Florida State University track team. And Suwannee baseball player Hueston Morrill signed with Oklahoma State. More on him in a bit.
Considering the results from previous games, it wasn’t exactly David vs. Goliath when Suwannee hosted powerhouse Bolles on May 3 for the district title. But it was a little surprising to see a fairly young SHS squad knock off the two-time defend state champs. Bo Bonds and sophomore Nolan Miller starred on the mound as Suwannee played a nearly-perfect game in front of a big home crowd.
The Suwannee football team, playing the Elks Lodge Military Appreciation Bowl on Nov. 10, used big-time performances from Roberson and Carlton Hall to win the final game of the season. Roberson had a 60-yard punt return touchdown, as well as two other long punt returns, and Hall rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown in Suwannee’s 28-24 comeback win.
Morrill played through some serious pain to help the Suwannee baseball team make it to the state playoffs. With a huge contusion on his left shin, Morrill pitched a complete-game four-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead the Bulldogs past Baker County 2-1 on May 1. He drove in both of Suwannee’s runs in the district semifinal. It was Morrill’s performance in this game that allowed Suwannee to play for a district title and also go on to the postseason, where the Bulldogs won their first playoff game since 2011.
Freshman Xander Kirkland showed a lot of skill and toughness in his first season with the SHS wrestling team. Kirkland, who wrestled at 106 pounds, was a district champion as well as a regional champion. In the state tournament, he wrestled through a broken collarbone to win an elimination match that guaranteed him at least a sixth-place finish.
There have been some great softball battles between Suwannee and Baker County the past three seasons after Suwannee was moved to District 3. On March 9, the Bulldogs walked-off with a 5-4 win against the Wildcats. Skylar Redish got Suwannee started with a home run in the first inning and Caileigh Croft ended the game with an RBI single that scored Tieraney Hollon.
Suwannee had individual athletes advance to state championships in track and field, tennis, wrestling, weightlifting and cross country. Timmy Choe and Micah Hilliard qualified for the state meet in both track and cross country. Hunter Merola (pole vault) and Elexxis Davis (100 hurdles) competed in track and field. Seth Land and Alexandor McMillan represented SHS in tennis. KJ Scott, Chase Clark, Skylar Fritz and Brantley Roberson advanced in weighlifting. Clark, Kirkland, Timothy Jolicoeur and Terrell Williams were Suwannee’s wrestlers. Clark was second in weightlifting, Merola took fifth and Kirkland finished sixth at state.
Safety Ta’davius Freeland, right, played in the prestigious FACA (Florida Athletic Coaches Association) All Star Game, which is reserved for the best senior players in the state. Offensive tackle Josh Braun, left, was named to the Class 5A All-state Team, chosen by Floridahsfootball.com, as an honorable mention.
The SHS boys soccer team beat Lafayette in an action-packed game on Jan. 22. It wasn’t the Bulldogs’ best performance on the field and there was only one goal scored, but some wide-open play and great goaltending made it a Senior Night to remember. Senior goalie Logan Martin shut out the Hornets in the 1-0 win.
The Bulldogs’ boys basketball team electrified the in-school crowd with a pair of dunks and plenty of scoring in a 66-37 win against Branford on Feb. 1. Brant Ulmer and Jared Gardner put home the dunks and Tyrece Freeman led the way in scoring with 17 points.
DALTON, Ga. — When David Mann walked into the room for family functions, he instantly became the focus. From the way he dressed to his charming nature, he was adored by family and friends.
CHATSWORTH, Ga. — District Attorney Bert Poston said Thursday any decision on whether to charge the owners of some 70 dogs removed from a home just north of Chatsworth will be made after Murray County Sheriff's Office completes its investigation.
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