An Odd Looking Band Camp at TCHS

Typically every year during the last two weeks of July, the Toombs County High School Redcoat Marching band holds their annual band camp. That consists of two straight weeks starting at 8am and last until 4pm of nothing but music and marching. However, this year things are very different. The band has yet to even meet as a full band because of social distancing and guidelines set up by the…

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Toombs County School System releases Guidelines for Return to School

Immediate Press Release: Toombs County School System plans to re-open its schools to resume a traditional school model on Friday August 7, 2020. Our system will continue to receive guidance from the Georgia Department of Education, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our local health department to make plans for safe reopening for staff and students. Toombs County School System will offer two models of instruction for our…

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Chase Musselman and his Baseball Showcase

Over the years Chase Musselman has become a household name within the realm of Toombs County athletics for his outstanding pitching and his overall athletic ability. During his junior season with the Toombs County Bulldog Baseball team he was the first string pitcher for the team and has excellent location and a variety of pitches that easily caught batters off guard. He is a big asset to the team and…

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Bulldog Football Is Underway

The Toombs County High School Football team began practicing together on June 15 and that week was the first week for the team. Although the current practice style is not exactly the norm for this time of the year it is much more than what has been happening since COVID-19 struck. The team is divided up into three groups.   The Toombs County Bulldog Sports Report on Y-101 has been…

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No Recreation Season at LRD

Back in April, Lyons Recreation Department and Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) members cancelled their 2020 Allstar Baseball/Softball Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but most local leagues including LRD were holding out hope for the possibility of a local recreation season sometime during the summer if regulations allowed. On Monday, May 18 Lyons Recreation Department along with the Lyons City Council released a statement cancelling all 2020 Baseball/Softball…

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Back to the Third Base Coach’s Box

  From red, white, and navy to white, blue, and navy – former Toombs County head baseball Coach Brian Fitzgerald is a head coach once again but not at Toombs County. Coach Fitzgerald is actually wrapping up his final year as a member of the faculty and staff at Toombs County High School. Coach Fitzgerald will become a part of the staff of Robert Toombs Christian Academy in the Fall…

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GRPA and Lyons Recreation Department Updates

Usually during this time of year recreation baseball and softball are in full swing at local recreation departments. However, this year a pandemic of mass proportion struck and has flipped everyone’s life upside down. So what about the young people and the much anticipated recreation and all-star seasons?   The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association released a statement on April 13: “The State Athletic Committee met today (April 13) and…

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Barney Bonfield ~ The Guy on the Radio

If you have ever been to a Toombs County sporting event, you have probably seen “the guy on the radio.” If you have ever played for a Toombs County sports team, you have probably been interviewed by “the guy on the radio.” Some people even tell Toombs County folks that “the guy on the radio” is very good, like ESPN good, and often ask what that guy in the unfolding…

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School is out and spring sports are over at Toombs County HS and MS

The coronavirus, which continues to brew across the United States, has resulted a closing of all schools across the state of Georgia and a cancellation of all spring  sports for the 2019-20 school year. Here is the latest statement from the GHSA: April 2: Given the announcement yesterday by Governor Kemp, it is with a heavy heart that I inform you that all GHSA activities and sports are cancelled for…

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D.R. and CSU’s fantastic season comes to an abrupt end

  D.R. Meadows and his Columbus State Cougars were playing their best ball of the season. They had won 11 games in a row and were leading the Peach Belt Conference with an 11-1 record and were 18-3 overall. Meadows- the team’s starting third baseman- was on a seven-game hitting streak and had made only one error all season. Suddenly, the world changed when the NCAA announced that all spring…

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