By Matthew Brown
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.
MOULTRIE – If this group of football Packers can hold their own in summer organized team activities, imagine what the fall season could be like.
MOULTRIE – After leading the Colquitt County High boys basketball team to two of its best seasons ever, Andy Harden resigned to become the assistant principal at Willie J. Williams Middle School.
MOULTRIE – When Ja’Michael Jones picked off a pass, he had a clear path to go all the way, but he didn’t get into the end zone. Why? For the answer, read on down.
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.
MOULTRIE – For the player, it’s not new, and for the close Packer followers, it’s certainly not unexpected. It still brings a humbled reaction for the senior who only wants to help his team win.
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 – There is still much more room to grow in the game of soccer for 2018 Colquitt County High graduate Hannah Goodno. She gets that opportunity for two more seasons beginning this fall.
MOULTRIE – Colquitt County High volleyball certainly would have been thrilled with five victories in its debut season.
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.
Here we are, just halfway through July, and the Georgia High School Association has released some important information about the 2018 football season.
MOULTRIE – The shift of attention is now on the first padded OTA camps to take place in Colquitt County High’s new indoor football practice building. These practice sessions involving the Packers and three visiting high school teams start bright and early Tuesday (July 17) morning and conclu…
AUGUSTA – Moultrie-Colquitt County’s 14 & under girls softball, like most championship teams of late, won the GRPA championship Thursday – the first ever for Moultrie-Colquitt County in fastpitch – with their collective backs against the wall. A loss late Wednesday brought about the need…
MOULTRIE – Marathon baseball was the order of the day for the first two games scheduled in the GRPA 12 & under tournament Thursday at Magnolia Park. The latter of the two, however, saw the end of the season for host Moultrie-Colquitt County in what was a rematch from opening day.
(Anyone who wishes to report Moultrie-Colquitt County scores and highlights from out-of-town GRPA tournaments can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 229-985-4545 ext. 1720.)
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. – There were more rain and lightning delays hampering the final day’s schedule during the USA Diving Zone B Championships taking place over the weekend.
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 Colquitt County boys basketball team finished with a 14-10 record last season, posting a second straight winning record for the first time since 1999-2000 and 2000-2001.
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 — The Colquitt County 7-on-7 team did not win either of the tournaments it entered last weekend, but the Packers did play well enough to earn a B-plus from their head coach.
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 someone whose life has revolved around the sport of diving for six decades – and who might know a thing or two about what it takes to make a successful plunge from one to 10 meters above the surface of the water – getting his first look at a well-reputed facility is still a bi…
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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- Police: Man broke into restaurant to confront ex-girlfriend
- Crime reports for August 12, 2018
- Federal suspect caught in Veterans Parkway traffic stop
- Man, teen charged with marijuana
- Hearings to begin Thursday in mass murder case
- Judge denies motion to toss Peacock indictment
- Packers 41, McEachern 7
- Packers maul Miller Grove in shortened scrimmage
- Colquitt Christian Academy doubles enrollment as it enters new school year