Bailey Holland strikes out 11 in Lyons Midget Girls 4-1 victory

May 31, 2016

The Lyons Midget Girls infielders and outfielders didn’t get much action in a 4-1 win over Swainsboro at Little Fenway because of the pitching of Bailey Holland. The right-hander, who bats left-handed, struck out 11 batters in the five inning game and allowed only two hits. Swainsboro scored a run in the top of the first on a single and three walks. Holland KO’ed one batter in that inning. Bailey…


Beasley starts Darton’s first game in the JUCO World Series- a 13-11 Cavalier loss

May 28, 2016

On Saturday Jeremy Beasley was the starting pitcher in Darton State’s first ever game of the NJCAA Division 1 World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. His opposition was Cisco, from Texas, a team with a bunch of big bats. Cisco’s .388 team batting average is the second best in the country and the Wranglers also had a .463 on base and a .632 slugging percentage entering the national tourney. So,…


The All Star season begins at Partin Park

May 27, 2016

The All Star season, at Partin park, is underway for the boys and girls, who were chosen to represent their league teams. Last season the Lyons Recreation Department produced a state champion. The 7-8 year old Flea Boys scored the LRD’s first state championship since the summer of 1993 when the Mite Girls and Boys each won a state trophy. Seven of the 2015 Flea GRPA State Champs have moved…


Former TCHS Bulldog Jared Allen is a State Champion

May 25, 2016

For a game three there wasn’t much drama. The Houston County Bears took control of the if necessary game in the GHSA Class 5A Baseball Tournament in the second inning and the Bears roared to a 12-0 victory over Loganville in Warner Robins. For former Toombs County Bulldog Jared Allen this is his first state championship as a player or a coach. Jared is an assistant coach at Houston County…


Darton rallies in the ninth inning and earns a trip to the JUCO World Series

May 22, 2016

Playing on their home field for the final time before the school merges with Albany State, the Darton State Cavaliers rallied from a 4-0 deficit after three innings and 5-3 going to the bottom of the ninth with a thrilling 6-5 comeback victory which sends the Cavs to the NJCAA Division 1 World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado. Seven members of the Darton lineup contributed to the ninth inning heroics….


Toombs County Bulldog Soccer Banquet- Three All Region 1 AAA Players

May 17, 2016

A season after graduating, Gilbert Zamorano, the school’s all time leading scorer and a handful of talented seniors, the Toombs County Bulldog soccer team had an 8-6 2016 season. The Dawgs season came to an end in the opening round of the Region 1 AAA Playoffs with a tough 4-3 loss to Pierce County on penalty kicks. Three seniors ¬†and three All Region 1 AAA players were honored at the…


TCHS Lady Bulldog Soccer Banquet- Two All Region 1 AAA Players

May 17, 2016

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs celebrated a competitive 2016 season with a banquet at Chatters. The Lady Bulldogs went 9-6 and lost a tough match, at Southeast Bulloch, in the Region 1 AAA Playoffs. The score was tied at 1-1 at half, but SEB pulled out a 4-1 win. This was the final season for head coach Jennifer Tatum, She started coaching soccer when daughter Ansley was in sixth grade…


Change at the top of the TCHS wrestling program

May 15, 2016

As a wrestler, for Toombs County High School, Bradley Benton won two state championships. As the head coach, at his alma mater, he coached five Bulldogs to individual state titles and the Bulldogs to top five team finishes in the traditional and dual state tourneys. Coach Benton, after three seasons coaching the Bulldogs, has decided to step down to help start a church in Laurens County. Coach Benton says there…


Rangers Rule- Lyons Mite Boys team wins the championship on the final day

May 14, 2016

The Mite Boys Division championship in the Lyons Recreation Department came down to the final day and a match up between the Rangers and the Twins. On the day before the Rangers beat the Twins 11-10 giving the Twins their first loss of the season. The Rangers had two losses on their slate. So, the whole season came down to one more game between the two and this time the…


Cortez vs. Davis combine for 19 K’s in a one-run game

May 13, 2016

The Braves Cody Cortez struck out 11 batters in four innings and the Cardinals Bryce Davis Ko’ed eight in four frames in a Lyons Recreation Department Midget Division game at Little Fenway Park at Partin Park. Neither starting pitcher was involved in the decision- a 4-3 victory for the Braves. With the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Braves Carson Braddy was hit by…