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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Bryce Braddy and Caylee Lynn top the TCHS Class of 2020

Despite working at WLYU Radio, calling Toombs County Bulldog baseball games all by himself, leading the Redcoat Marching Band as the drum major and playing keyboards in two rock bands, senior Bryce Braddy found enough time in his busy 24-hour day to also be named the valedictorian of the Toombs County class of 2020. “To be the valedictorian, is one of the highest honors you can receive for the four…

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Toombs County sports on hold due to the coronovirus

The Toombs County School System has suspended classes beginning Monday, March 16 and running through March 27th meaning all Toombs County High School and Middle School sports are on hold during this national emergency. Here is the statement from the Toombs County Board of Education: In the wake of the President’s National State of Emergency recently declared this afternoon, and extensive conversations with state and local agencies regarding COVID-19 and…

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3-run 1st inning dooms the Bulldogs

Some games are decided early and some late. The second game of a three game series between the Toombs County Bulldogs and the Bryan County Redskins was decided in the first inning at Jacky Jones Field. Bryan County scored three unearned runs and held on to a 3-2 victory. The top of the first inning began with two Bulldog errors and a hit batsman. The Redskins scored two runs on…

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TCMS Bullpups take down Metter and North Tattnall

Last season the Toombs County Middle School baseball team ended its season beating Metter for the league Championship. Most of the starters from that team have moved on to the high school team. However, they have been replaced by a talented group which beat Metter 5-3 in Lyons. The Bullpups also avenged a 10-0 loss to North Tattnall by traveling to Reidsville and defeating the Warriors 13-3. In the Metter…

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