Lyons All Stars go 4-0 on the first day of the GRPA State Tourneys

July 11, 2017

Five Lyons All Star teams are competing in the GRPA State Tourneys this week and on the first day of competition three of those teams won a combined four games while the Mite Boys and the Midget Girls had their games rained out in East Point. Y-101 Radio Story   (Waycross) Flea Boys (8 under) Lyons 10, Glynn County 2 Head coach John McDonald says the All Stars struggled a…

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5 Lyons All Star teams begin GRPA State Tournament play today

July 11, 2017

Normally one or two Lyons All Star teams qualify for state each summer. However, this year five teams are competing for a GRPA State Championship. The Lyons Flea, Midget and Junior softball teams are all going to state along with the Flea and Mite baseball teams. Y-101 Radio Story   The 8 and under Flea Girls earned their state tourney bid by finishing second in the District 1 Tournament at…

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Bulldogs and Irwin County meet on the practice field nearly 17 years after their playoff thriller

June 30, 2017

Most of the Toombs County Bulldogs, who had the pads on for an OTA versus Irwin County, weren’t even born the last time the two schools played. It was the 2000 season and the Bulldogs, after their 45-17 first round home playoff victory over Bleckley County, squared off against Irwin County in the Pit in the second round. Y-101 Story The most memorable match up in the game was at…

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Bulldogs play host to a big OTA

June 28, 2017

Last summer the Toombs County Bulldog football team traveled to Pierce County and Dublin to for OTA’s. This summer the Dawgs are bringing the competition to Lyons. OTA’s are a creation of the NFL and the term stands for organized team activities. On Tuesday morning the Bulldogs were matched up against Statesboro and Macon County. The Bulldog offensive would run a series of plays against each team and then the…

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Lyons Flea Boys finish strong and win the District 1 Tournament

June 27, 2017

The last time the Lyons Flea Boys trailed an opponent several innings into a game was in the Lyons Youth Tournament. The opposition was Vidalia and Lyons eventually pulled away and won 10-3. Those same two rivals met for the District 1 Championship at Ed Smith Complex in Lyons and after two innings Lyons trailed 2-1. However, the boys did it again, they started hitting deep line drives and they…

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Lyons Fleas qualify for state with a second straight District 1 Tourney shutout

June 26, 2017

The Lyons Flea Boys allowed a top of the first run to Effingham County to open up the District 1 Tournament at Ed Smith Complex in Vidalia and since then in 10 straight innings the All Stars have not allowed any other opponent to touch home plate while outscoring their three opponents 45-1, including a 13-0 four inning win over Vidalia which advanced them into the district tourney championship round…

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Lyons Midget Boys battle back through the District 1 losers bracket

June 24, 2017

The Lyons Midget Boys baseball team has been in this situation before. During the Lyons Youth Tournament the boys lost to Twin City in the opening round and then they won a pair of games on Saturday and finished third in the tourney. On Friday the 11-12 year old All Stars opened the District 1 Tournament, at Little Fenway, at Partin Parl with a 10-5 loss to Twin City. On…

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Lyons Flea Boys continue their District 1 run with a shutout

June 24, 2017

The Lyons Flea Boys scored four runs in the first inning, five in the second and three in the fourth in a 12-0 shutout win over Twin City in the winners bracket of the District 1 Tournament at Ed Smith Complex in Vidalia. The All Stars opened the tourney on Friday with a 20-1 win over Effingham . Lyons will play Vidalia, on Field 1, on Monday at 3:30 p.m. to…

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Lyons Midget Boys are outhomered and outscored in District 1 opener

June 24, 2017

The Lyons Midget Boys drew a familiar opponent in their first game of the District 1 Tournament at Little Fenway at Partin Park. Lyons lost two games to Twin City in the Lyons Youth Tournament. In a rematch Twin City took a 4-0 lead, Lyons rallied and jumped up 5-4 and then Twin City scored six straight runs in a 10-5 victory. In the top of the third Twin City’s…

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Lyons Flea Boys score 11 before they make an out and 17 in the first inning

June 23, 2017

Shortstop Tyson Brantley was the leadoff hitter for the Lyons Flea Boys as they opened up District 1 play at Ed Smith in Vidalia. Brantley highlighted the three inning game with an inside-the-park home run and that led to a 17 run first inning in which the All Stars scored 11 runs before they made an out. The bottom of the first was so long that the umpires gave each…

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