NEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman added three more hits to his burgeoning MVP campaign, Ozzie Albies clubbed two of Atlanta's six homers and the Braves battered New York Mets pitching Friday night in a 15-2 blowout that thrust them closer to a third consecutive NL East title.

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MOULTRIE – Colquitt County had scheduled a scrimmage against Lee County for Aug. 7, but the game was not played when the Georgia High School Association all such games.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth have committed $1 million to the university for programs supporting social justice and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an expansion of the Bulldogs' football facility.

Mike McCarthy got the sentimental stuff out of the way before his first home game as coach of the Dallas Cowboys, in the stadium where he won his Super Bowl with Green Bay a decade ago.

The Moultrie YMCA gymnastics team's Most improved Xcel Bronze is Callee Golden.

The Moultrie YMCA's gymnastics team's Most improved Xcel Gold, Leah Shaw and not pictured Xcel Silver, Makenzie Murphy.

Four of the Moultrie YMCA's Most Improved gymnasts are, from left, Level 4, Jayden Williams, Level 5, Anna Kate Hightower, Level 6, Eva Kirbo, and level 7, Anabele Gonzales.

The Moultrie YMCA gymnastics team recently recognized Jayden Williams, left, and Jaylee Williams as their Honor Gymnasts.

MOULTRIE — When asked about his thoughts on Colquitt County’s 2020 football season, senior wide receiver Lemeke Brockington could have talked about reaching 100 career catches, impressing the coaches at the University of Minnesota or moving up on the Packers all-time touchdown receptions list.

MOULTRIE – In her first season as the Colquitt County volleyball coach, Julia Okongwu has been looking for improvement in the players in the young Lady Packers program.

Like college coaches around the nation, Clemson's Dabo Swinney is always looking to build on his team's depth. That wasn't hard to do in the top-ranked Tigers opener as several highly-regarded freshmen played early and often in a win against Wake Forest.

MOULTRIE – Fans attending Colquitt County’s delayed season-opening football game on Friday at Tom White Field at Mack Tharpe Stadium will find a number of changes, including a new artificial turf playing surface installed earlier this year.

The hits just keep on coming for the Atlanta Braves – that's both literally and figuratively speaking. Sitting atop the National League East Division, the two-time reigning champs will be limping to the finish line at this rate. Thankfully, the season is only 60 games this year. Otherwise, I…

DOUGLAS – The Colquitt County ninth-grade football team bused east to play Coffee High on Thursday, but the game was stopped because of lightning before the first quarter ended.

Kamry Paulk, the pitcher for the Colquitt County seventh-grade softball team, delivers a pitch during the Tuesday, Sept. 8, doubleheader against Lee County at Parker Park. The Lady Packers lost Game 1 13-2, but won the second game 6-5 and now are 1-3 on the season.

MOULTRIE - The Colquitt County seventh-grade Packers defeated Lowndes Middle School 20-6 on Thursday in a weather-shortened game that the first one played on the brand new turf of Tom White Field in Mack Tharpe Stadium. 

MOULTRIE – Reggie Stancil had been unabashedly optimistic about his fourth Peachtree Ridge High football team before it opened its 2020 season last Friday.

MOULTRIE – The Colquitt County softball team loaded the bases with none out in the bottom of the first inning of their home-opener against Thomas County Central on Tuesday, but got nothing to show for it and went on to fall to Lady Jackets 7-2 at Lady Packer Field.

ATLANTA — There were several times over the past few months that Robin Hines, who oversees rule-setting for high school sports in Georgia, had doubts the football season could happen this fall in the Peach State while the coronavirus pandemic raged on.

ATLANTA (AP) — Trea Turner gave Washington the lead by hitting a sixth-inning home run off Will Smith and the Nationals held on in the seventh to beat the Atlanta Braves 10-9 on Friday night and split a doubleheader.

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MOULTRIE, Ga. – Some Colquitt County football fans are exasperated by decisions that have led to coronavirus-related quarantines that have canceled two Packers football games and left the team with just three days to practice for its Sept. 18 opener.

MOULTRIE – The Colquitt County volleyball team still has some catching up to do with the other three teams in Region 1-7A, but coach Julia Okongwu saw some glimpses of the future on Saturday.

MOULTRIE – When Georgia moved back the start of its football season two weeks, Lowndes lost an opportunity to face Alabama’s Hoover High, one of the country’s most prestigious programs, in the Corky Kell Classic.

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MOULTRIE – Just four days after the Colquitt County football team was forced to cancel its first two games of the season because as many as 12 offensive linemen were quarantined because of potential exposure to the coronavirus, the entire team now is facing the possibility of being quarantin…

MOULTRIE – Emily Allegood hit a three-run homer in the top of the fifth and final inning to give the Colquitt County softball team an 8-7 victory over Harrison High on Saturday in Kennesaw.

MOULTRIE – The times were not what he expects them to be later in the year, but Colquitt County cross country coach Mell Wier was satisfied with how his girls and boys teams ran in their season-opening meet on Saturday.

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