3-time state champ Ricardo Santana signs with Newberry College

April 30, 2019

Toombs County senior Ricardo Santana has had one of the most decorated sports careers in the school’s history. Currently he is playing soccer for a Bulldog team which advanced into the Sweet 16.  In the past Ricardo has led the TCHS cross country team with a second place finish at state as a junior and seventh as a senior.  However, it is in the sport of wrestling where the Santana…

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Ricardo Santana becomes Toombs County’s 1st 3-time state champion

For the third straight Saturday Toombs County senior Ricardo Santana (132 pounds) defeated Fitzgerald’s Chance Miller 7-1 in a first place match meaning for the third straight year Santana is a GHSA State Champion. Ricardo is Toombs County’s first three-time state champ. Bryan Benton won four state championships for the Dawgs and Derrick MIncey, Bradley Benton and Demery Hawkins each won two. Y-101 interview with head coach Bill Benton  …

February 16, 2019
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9 TCHS Bulldog wrestlers earn a trip to the state tourney

February 9, 2019

After a weekend of wrestling in the Toombs County High School Gym, nine Bulldogs advanced through their brackets at the GHSA 2A Section A to move on to the GHSA State Traditional Tournament at the Macon Centreplex on February 14, 15 and 16. The round of 12 will be on Thursday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 11:45. The semifinals are Friday, February 15 from noon to 1:30 and all…

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6 TCHS Bulldog wrestlers advance to the semifinals in the GHSA 2A-A State Sectionals

February 8, 2019

Jose Balderas, Cruz Arredondo, Martin Santana, Ricardo Santana, Chandler Lynn and Rolando Tinoco all advanced to the semifinals of the GHSA 2A-A State Sectionals at Toombs County High School Gym. Arael Rodriquez, Isaiah Wright and Devante Willis have all three moved through the consolation brackets and still have a chance at finishing in third place. Blake Hall has been eliminated from the tourney. Jose Balderas (106 pounds)- won with a…

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Bulldogs rule Area 1 AA Tournament with 8 individual champs

February 2, 2019

The Toombs County Bulldogs took 12 wrestlers to the Area 1 AA Tournament at Jeff Davis and all 12 qualified for sectionals at Toombs County High School on February 8 and 9. The Bulldogs claimed eight area championships won by Jose Balderos, Cruz Arreodondo, Martin Santana, Ricardo Santana, Chandler Lynn, Demetrius Owens, Jonathan Morales and Rolando Tinoco. Blake Hall and DeVante Willis both finished second, Isaiah Wright placed third and…

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Bulldogs send 7 wrestlers to the semifinals, win two individual titles and finish 1st in the Sweet Onion Memorial

January 26, 2019

The Toombs County Bulldogs honored the memory of Brad Bell and Robbie Rogers by winning the first place trophy at the Sweet Onion Memorial at the Toombs County High School Gym. Seven Bulldogs made it to the semifinals out of the 14 weight classes and two seniors won individual championships- Cruz Arredondo and Ricardo Santana. The Bulldogs who were in third place after Friday’s quarterfinals surged into the lead after…

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Bulldogs beat Vidalia in the consolation semifinals of the GHSA State Duals Tournament

One week after the Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team defeated Vidalia 45-20 at Jeff Davis High School to take a sixth straight Area 1 Duals Championship, the Dawgs squared off with their rival in the consolation semifinals of the AA GHSA State Duals Tournament at 9 a.m. in the Macon Centreplex and Toombs won by a similar score of 45-24. The Bulldogs will wrestle Dade County for third place in…

January 19, 2019
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TCHS Wrestlers win a 6th straight Area 1 Dual Championship

January 13, 2019

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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TCHS Wrestlers go 9-1 at the Yellow Jacket Duals and finish 3rd

December 2, 2018

Toombs County won 90% of their dual matches in the Yellow Jacket Duals at Jeff Davis High School. However, their third place finish- out of 26 teams- ended their total dominance of the event. The Bulldogs had won the tournament five straight years. The team that ended the reign was Veterans High School. The 5A school defeated TCHS 50-30 in the semifinals. The Bulldogs rebounded with a 36-30 victory over…

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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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