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MOULTRIE – Even on Saturday, one day after Colquitt County High’s boys basketball team made 12 fourth-quarter foul shots to earn a Region 1-7A win over Lowndes at home, coach Tremaine Facison said his Packers still don’t fully understand the importance of the free-throw line. Later that day,…

The NCAA’s going to have fun figuring this one out. OBJ gives LSU football players real cash money once the championship game ends Monday. QB Joe Burrow says he’s not a student-athlete anymore, so why not. Neither are seven Tiger underclassmen who turned pro.

MOULTRIE – Chance Pitts did something different, never before done as Colquitt County High’s softball coach. Coming off the school’s most successful fast-pitch season ever, he created an individual award for one particular senior, the Captain’s Award.

ALBANY – On Saturday, Colquitt County High’s girls swim team took second place overall at the Lee County Invitational and – for the secodn week in a row – had a relay team make the GHSA qualifying time for the championships taking place in February.

MOULTRIE – There were times when Colquitt County High boys basketball coach Tremaine Facison said the Packers waited to late to turn things on during a game, like last Tuesday at Dooly County. The result was an overtime loss, the team's second such setback in as many games.

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Colquitt County athletic director Greg Tillery announced Friday that the Region 1-7A basketball doubleheader between the Packers and Tift County High Saturday in the Packer gym will begin at 3 p.m. due to the severe weather forecast. There will be no junior varsity games.

DOUGLAS – With just more than a month from the major meet of the season, Colquitt County High’s girls 200-yard medley relay team made the qualifying time needed for the GHSA championships. The Packers were swimming at the 17th annual Trojan Invitational hosted by Coffee County High Saturday,…

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County High’s Timothy Fagan finished first and teammate Hunter Kebler was right behind in second in the 1-meter diving event at the recent MJB Meet of Champions.

MOULTRIE — Ethan Sellers won four of his six matches and turned in a fourth-place finish to lead the Colquitt County wrestling team in the Knockout Christmas Classic on Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla.

MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County girls basketball team defeated Mitchell County 57-19 on Saturday and won two of its three games in the Vereen Rehabilitation Christmas Shootout held on the William Bryant Court.

MOULTRIE — Austin Paradice finished first at 145 pounds to help lead the Colquitt County wrestling team to a fifth-place finish at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday in Valdosta.

ALBANY – Coming off a 10-day layoff in game action, Colquitt County High’s boys basketball team struggled to find consistent scoring rhythms in two straight contests at the annual USave It Pharmacy Holiday Classic hosted by Monroe High School. With the losses, the Packers of coach Tremaine F…

MOULTRIE – For a high school softball season head coach Chance Pitts still can’t stop thinking about over and over, the No. 1 highlight belonged, fittingly, to a member of his stellar senior class.

MOULTRIE – While others didn’t, Colquitt County High football tight end Carter Boatwright stuck with his summertime commitment to Florida State University when the Seminole program announced a coaching change before the 2019 season ended.

Colquitt County High senior tight end Carter Boatwright, along with parents Lora and Michael and sister Allie Catherine, celebrate Carter's scholarship to play football at Florida State University with the Packer coaching staff Wednesday.

MOULTRIE – Lynnsey Bell had a pair of first-place finishes to help lead the Colquitt County middle school swim team to a third-place finish in Wednesday’s Coffee Middle School Invitation in Douglas.

MOULTRIE – Jo Beth Weaver has recently retired as the head softball coach at North Cobb High School after winning 502 games during her career.

MOULTRIE — Led by first-place finishers turned in by Alison Bell and Madison Gonzales, the Colquitt County girls swim team placed second in the Coffee Trojan Invitational held last Saturday in Douglas.

MOULTRIE — Colquitt County head football coach Justin Rogers can list hundreds of benefits to starting work on a new football season now vs. April.

MOULTRIE — For the second game in a row, Janiah Ellis and freshman Carliss Johnson put up big offensive numbers on Tuesday and the efforts have helped vault the Lady Packers to a 7-1 record.

MOULTRIE — The remnants of an emotional tie-breaker loss to Tift County in its final pool match might have cost the Colquitt County wrestling team in the finals of the Tift Duals last Saturday in Tifton.

MOULTRIE – With some players missing and facing a top 5 club in the AAA classification, the Colquitt County High boys basketball team fell to Monroe High of Albany 70-59 in the first game held this new season at William Bryant Court last Saturday. The Lady Packers won 68-44 to raise their re…

MOULTRIE - The Colquitt County seventh-grade basketball teams played for the fourth time in eight days Monday, with the girls going 4-0 over that stretch and the boys winning two of the four.

MOULTRIE – With the Georgia High School Association on the brink of crowning state football champions for 2019, Lowndes High in 7A and Warner Robins in 5A are among those going to Georgia State Stadium looking to end long title droughts. Thomasville was a AA semifinalist, so was North Gwinne…

MOULTRIE – New Colquitt County High baseball coach Matt Crews shouldn’t be too concerned about “bad throws” to first base. The way he sees it, anything that would get by his first baseman with the 6-5 wingspan really is a “bad throw.”

MOULTRIE – For a majority of the Moss Farms Diving Tigers program, December is like being in preseason mode for the following calendar year. High school level divers are gearing up to qualify for the GHSA championships, and one in particular is stepping up his game even more with something c…

MOULTRIE – John Fox could have brought somebody back from the summer trip to South America. Or, he could have had the recent visiting Hall of Fame coach from China send somebody over to the States.

MOULTRIE — When Mike Singletary, who was the coordinator of the 1994 defense that many consider the best ever at Colquitt County, is asked about that group, his first response was how deep it was.

Item No. 1 is to give a congratulations to the 2019 Colquitt County High football team for its accomplishments in the first season under coach Justin Rogers. Records were set, records were chased, and major caliber competition went down in defeat. The Packers beat some impressive teams in Cl…

THOMASVILLE – Four Colquitt County High student-athletes fresh off the football field were in basketball uniforms and on the court Monday for head coach Tremaine Facison. With five points each coming from Montavious Ponder and Tyler Walker, the Packers defeated host Brookwood School 70-51 in…

LILBURN – For a team that looked primed to be blown away and out of its own home stadium, Parkview High’s response in the second half Friday at The Big Orange Jungle was, in a word, championship.

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HARTSFIELD [mdash]Gloria Simpson, 68, of Hartsfield, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Archbold Medical Center. Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.

CUMMING [mdash] Sandra Raines Plant age 84 of Moultrie, Georgia passed away January 15, 2020. She was presently living in Cumming, Georgia and had been an active member of the Moultrie 1st Presbyterian Church for 52 years. Also, she was the owner of Everything Special in downtown Moultrie fo…