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MOULTRIE – All the talk around William Bryant Court Thursday was the night and day difference in Colquitt County High volleyball from 2017 to now. Coach Ron Fowler acknowledged that the Packers are there, taking teams to three sets. It was a matter, however, of getting into the win column.

MOULTRIE – It’s the game Colquitt County High football almost didn’t have, one head coach Rush Propst said over and over they desperately needed, and when they finally got it … they didn’t get all of it.

MOULTRIE – Don’t feel too bad for Chase Parrish and all the verbal abuse that’s was laid on the young Navy midshipman. On Labor Day weekend, he has a scheduled trip to Hawaii. And in October it’s off to Southern California, and Orlando and New Orleans in November.

ATLANTA – Carson Tyler’s name was called for the first time at the 2018 USA Diving Junior Nationals, and he was one of three Moss Farms Diving Tigers to go from the semifinals to the finals Thursday at Georgia Tech.

MOULTRIE – As high school football’s kickoff draws near, the preseason All-American teams are out featuring the notable Colquitt County name of kicker Ryan Fitzgerald. Also, Georgia High School Football Daily is releasing preseason All-State teams class by class.

ATLANTA – If there is an honor given for top preliminary/quarterfinal heat of the day, Nolan Lewis of the Moss Farms Diving Tigers was a big part of it Monday. At the USA Diving Junior Nationals hosted by Georgia Tech, Lewis was the winner of the 14-15 1-meter quarterfinal by being the best …

SAN ANTONIO – Kellianne Howell was a junior level diver for the last time the week of July 21-27. Sky Geovanni turned his injury issues earlier this year into a major positive heading into the USA Diving Junior Nationals.

MOULTRIE – Seneric McCurdy, the new defensive line coach at Colquitt County High, prepared for life as a Packer assistant under somebody who knew the ways of Rush Propst well.

MOULTRIE – Ask Phillip Hale where he’s been as a high school football coach and be ready for a long answer. He’s hoping this latest stop will bring him his first big ring as a state champion.

MOULTRIE – Colquitt County’s 8U girls all-star team will play host to the Georgia Recreation and Park Association’s state tournament, set to begin on Tuesday at the Magnolia Sports Complex.

MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County football team will hold a preseason scrimmage after all. The Packers have traditionally played a scrimmage against another school before the season-opener, but this year coach Rush Propst had trouble finding an opponent. But he announced on Monday that the Pack…

MOULTRIE – The Colquitt County 12U all-star baseball team will try to win a Georgia Recreation and Park Association state championship this week in front of the home fans at the Magnolia Sports Complex.

MOULTRIE – Case Gregory took three first-place finishes in Saturday’s GRPA District 3 swim meet in Tifton and will lead Moultrie Shark Swim Team contingent of 14 individuals and 10 relay teams into the state swim meet, to be held next Friday and Saturday, also in Tifton.

Now that the panic alert has subsided – the one sounded when Jake Fromm broke his non-throwing hand, a “small fracture” Georgia head coach Kirby Smart called “insignificant” – I will get to more talk about Bulldog football for 2018 a little on down the page.

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Carson Tyler, after a razor-thin loss in Thursday’s USA Diving Zone B Championships 1-meter action, is now a Gold winner with plenty of room to spare.

Just in case there was anyone out there wondering, for the better part of the last two weeks I served as the acting news editor for The Moultrie Observer while our newsroom leader Kevin Hall and family spent some time away. Wayne Grandy assumed the role of main sports reporter during that ti…

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The stories of familiarity among competing young athletes – whether they are from a neighboring town, a different region of their home state or another state entirely – are told quite often. Here’s one from the sport of diving.

MOULTRIE — The 8U and 10U Colquitt County girls all-star softball teams started slowly in their GRPA District 3 championship games on Monday at the Magnolia Sports Complex, but went on to claim both titles.

MOULTRIE — The Moultrie Sharks Swim Team, with a strong performance by its girls contingent, turned in a second-place finish in the Thomasville YMCA Summer Invitational on Saturday. The Sharks, who followed the first-place and invitational host Thomasville YMCA, had 569 total points. The gir…

MOULTRIE — Cam Cook cranked out a pair of first-inning home runs to help lead the Colquitt County 14U all-star baseball teams to a 20-0 victory over Crisp County on Saturday in the GRPA District 3 tournament at the Magnolia Sports Complex. The victory ensured the team would join the county’s…

MOULTRIE — Donald Dale has retired from a coaching career in which he has led teams in two different sports to state championships. From his alma mater Seminole County, to Madison County, to Upson County to Colquitt County, Dale has been successful first in girls basketball and then at golf.…

MOULTRIE – When the finals of a tournament – even if it is a summer camp – involve two from your school, that says much about which direction that sport is trending.

MOULTRIE – Colquitt County girls basketball coach Rondesha Williams says she knows the 2018-2019 season will be “back-to-the-drawing board” experience for her program, and she is not wasting any time this summer getting her girls ready.

MOULTRIE – For two years in a row, it was a distinct possibility that Colquitt County High Packer football would only have a nine-game regular season. Some last minute deals with schools outside the state of Georgia got Colquitt to the 10-game maximum for both 2016 and 2017.

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