Lady Bulldogs score inside, in transition and at the free throw line in a comeback Region 2 win at Metter

“It is always great to get a region win and it is even better when it is one on the road,” Toombs County Lady Bulldog coach Melody Walker said after her team rallied in the second half to beat Metter 54-46 to open up Region 2 play. The Lady Bulldogs, who are 3-0 overall, play a non region game at Appling on Saturday, December 1 at 4 p.m. The Lady…

November 30, 2018
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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Demery Hawkins

November 30, 2018

Demery Hawkins was a dominating athlete for Toombs County High School in both football and wrestling from the fall of 2005 until the spring of 2009. Mark Stroud, his football head coach for his first three seasons, used to say that Demery could defend one side of the field. Hawkins was also a punishing runner and helped lead the Bulldogs to the Elite 8 during a seven-game winning streak in…

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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Jimmy Alexander

November 29, 2018

Jimmy Alexander has accomplished a lot in his playing and coaching career in Toombs County. As a Bulldog football player, for Lyons High School, he was the starting quarterback on winning teams coached by Bill Schofill. He was an All-State QB, voted the best back and MVP of the 1964 2B West Championship Team and he started in all sports in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. After playing at…

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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- J.B. Cone

November 28, 2018

On November 24, 1967, at Irwin County, Lyons High School’s J.B. Cone returned a punt 60-yards down to the two-yard line which set the Bulldogs up for the only touchdown of the game. Lyons edged Irwin 6-0 in the Bulldogs’ 12th win of the season moving a group of boys who had been playing together for years into the Class B State Championship game in Lyons. 11-1 Washington-Wilkes won the…

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Jamar Smith leads UTEP in tackles in his final collegiate game

November 26, 2018

Jamar Smith ended his college career by leading his UTEP Miners in both solo and total tackles. Jamar tallied five individual stops and 11 total tackles in the Miners 39-7 Senior Day home loss to Southern Mississippi. UTEP finishes the season with a 1-11 record while Smith ends the season with 80 total tackles- 37 solo and 43 assists. In his two-year UTEP career (24 games), Jamar had 114 total…

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Bulldogs deliver coach Thomas his first varsity head coaching victory

Four Toombs County High School basketball players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs opened up their home schedule with a 69-57 win over Screven County. For new Bulldog head coach Tevin Thomas this was his first victory as a varsity head coach. Senior Tyrese Lewis scored 21 points and senior Karis Harden added 17. Tekelia Baker tossed in 11 points and Drekari Jones 10 to round out the double-digit…

November 21, 2018
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Lady Bulldogs stifle Screven County for their 2nd win of the season

The Toombs County Lady Bulldog basketball team has opened up the season playing tough half court defense and they have held their first two opponents to single digits in seven of the eight quarters they have played. In their first home game, against Screven County, the girls limited the Lady Gamecocks to 12 first half points and seven in the second half in a 50-19 victory. “We are really preaching…

November 20, 2018
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Bulldog wrestlers improve and bring home their second straight 1st place trophy

November 19, 2018

The Toombs County High School wrestling team despite being at full strength, personnel wise, won the Blue Line Duals at Effingham County. In pool action the Dawgs beat Islands 54-30, Windsor Forest 60-18, defending 6A GHSA State Champion Richmond Hill 38-34 and South Effingham 57-24 and then in the championship round they knocked off Ware County 47-34. Last week the Bulldogs nipped Ware 41-40 in the championship to win the…

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Eight Bulldog football players are honored by the Region 2 coaches

November 18, 2018

Eight Toombs County Bulldogs were honored by the Region 2 coaches a week after the Dawgs made their third straight trip to the GHSA State Playoffs. Quarterback Trey Cloud, wide receiver Chandler Lynn, linebacker Caleb Hartley and defensive backs Ashlee Ashley and Demetrius Owens all were named First-Team All-Region. Running back D.J. Mincey, offensive lineman Treyvon Wiggins and defensive lineman Robert Kent were selected Second-Team All-Region 2. Junior Quarterback Trey…

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