Elbert County pulls out a semifinal dual with Toombs County which included six lead changes and one tie

The AA GHSA State Duals Tournament semifinal between Toombs County and Elbert County featured six lead changes and one tie and was decided in the 12th and 13th match of the 14 held in the Macon Centreplex. After two-time state champion Ricardo Santana (138 pounds)collected four Bulldog points with a 21-9 major decision victory over Nolan Johnson the Dawgs had a 28-27 lead. Elbert County won the 145 pound weight…

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Bulldogs win 10 straight matches to defeat Dade County 59-16 in the AA GHSA Team Duals State Championship Quarterfinals

After two matches in the quarterfinal round of the GHSA AA Team Duals Wrestling State Championships in the Macon Centreplex, the Toombs County Bulldogs trailed 4-3. At 160 pounds TCHS’s Chandler Lynn recorded three takedowns and 2 escapes to defeat Dade County’s Dakota Johnson 8-6 to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. Next at 170 pounds the Dawgs lost a majority decision to put Dade up 4-3. “You have a…

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Baseball Bulldog open practice stressing defense

The Toombs County Bulldogs, under new head coach Derek James, opened practice on Monday and for the first three days they have spent a lot of time working on defense. The Bulldogs have been taking grounders, working on turning double plays and practicing their bunt defense. Seniors Dalton Lynn (third base) and Brock Harrison and Bryce Deloach- both working at short- plus sophomore Chase Musselman- at second base- are leading…

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Jeff Davis downs Toombs County twice in Region 2 play

The Jeff Davis High School basketball teams took a pair of Region 2 basketball games in Hazlehurst from Toombs County. JD won the girls game 42-30 and the boys game 71-55. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 10-8 after the opening quarter. K.K. Mobley, who led TCHS with 15 points, scored on a lay up with 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter and then hit a shot in the lane which…

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TCHS Wrestlers win a 6th straight Area 1 Dual Championship

The Toombs County High School wrestling team, which opened up the season finishing first in two dual tournaments, showed it’s prowess in the AA Area 1 Dual Tournament at Jeff Davis High School. The Bulldogs won their sixth straight area dual championship by beating Berrien County 66-16, Jeff Davis 57-24 and Vidalia 45-20 in the finals. “I thought we wrestled relatively well,” head coach Bill Benton said. “We wrestled everybody…

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Lady Bulldogs take down Vidalia 44-40 in overtime

For the second straight time the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs have beaten their rival Vidalia in a Region 2 game in Lyons. On January 30, 2018 the Lady Bulldogs edged Vidalia 29-23 stopping an 11-game losing streak to their rival and then on January 8, 2019 TCHS followed that up with a 44-40 overtime victory. Toombs County is 9-5 overall and 5-4 in Region 2 and the Lady Bulldogs are…

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Lady Bulldogs sweep Metter

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs followed up their eight-point win at Metter- back on November 30- with a 37-34 victory at home on January 4. The Lady Bulldogs scored nearly half their points in the first quarter (18-of-37). Ziahya Griffin hit two 3-pointers and scored all 6 of her points in the first period. Calvnika Davis also sank a first quarter 3-ball as she scored 5 points. Leading scorer K.K….

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Toombs County Athletic HOF inductee- Tim Vaughn

Through the first three games of the 1975 Lyons Senior High football season, the Bulldogs were 1-2. They lost to Vidalia 6-0 at home, beat Claxton 34-12 on the road and then lost to Jeff Davis 12-8 in Hazlehurst. However, that defeat on September 19th would be their last. Led by quarterback Tim Vaughn the Bulldogs reeled off 10 wins in a row. The biggest victory in the regular season…

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Bulldogs end December with a 4-game winning streak

Four-game winning streaks have been relatively rare in Toombs County Boys basketball. Since the 2006-07 season the Bulldogs have won four games in a row only three times including their current four-game win streak. The 2018-19 Dawgs have beaten Screven County, Highland Christian Academy, Atkinson County and Portal by five points or less in their run. Toombs County 48, Screven County 43 in Sylvania TCHS, which trailed by three points…

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