Lyons Mite Girls win four straight games on way to their District 1 Championship

June 30, 2018

The 9-10 year old Lyons Mite Girls All Star team played like All Stars in the District 1 Tournament at Effingham County. These girls scored in double-digits in three of their four games and outscored their opposition 55 to 22, winning all four of their games to earn a trip to the GRPA State Tournament as a district champion. Lyons Mite Girls Scoreboard Friday- Lyons 19, Effingham County 9 Saturday- Lyons 13,…


Coach Derek James spends his first summer with the baseball Bulldogs

June 30, 2018

For the first time in 14 years someone other than Brian Fitzgerald will be in the dugout and the third base coaching box leading the Toombs County High School baseball program. “Coach Fitz” as everybody calls him stepped down from his position as head coach and was honored after the final regular season home game. Enter the Bulldogs new head coach. He’s Derek James, a former first baseman, who played…


Beasley takes the ball & goes 6 innings for the 1st time in his pro career

June 29, 2018

For the first time since May 18, 2016 Jeremy Beasley started a game and pitched six or more innings. On that day he threw eight innings and took a tough 4-3 loss to Walters State in the GCAA Tournament played on Jeremy’s home field at Darton College in Albany. Earlier this season Beasley threw 5 2/3 innings for Inland Empire before being lifted. Jeremy broke through on June 27 in…


Lady Bulldogs wrap up summer with a mixture of young and experienced players

June 27, 2018

Toombs County Lady Bulldog head basketball coach Melody Walker spent some of May and most of the month of June working with what will be her 2018-19 team. She lost two primary scorers to graduation- Christine Mobley and Shakevia Knight. However, she has an interesting mix set for the coming season. Her veterans include a junior scorer Calvnika Davis and three post players, all in the 5-10 and 5-11 range-…


Beasley wins his second straight start- He’s 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA

Jeremy Beasley is back where he he wants to be. Starting games on the mound on a regular basis. Jeremy was a starter for the Toombs County Bulldogs and Darton College prior to shifted to the bullpen in his season at Clemson in 2017. Next the 30th round draft choice of the Los Angeles started his pro career in the pen in the Arizona and the Pioneer Leagues. Finally in…

June 24, 2018

GRPA District 1 Tournament Scoreboard

June 23, 2018

The Lyons Youth Tournament is over and it’s time for the Lyons teams to play in the GRPA District 1 Tournaments. The goal is to finish in the top two and qualify for the state tournaments. Last summer three Lyons teams won state titles- the Junior Girls, Mite Boys and the Flea Boys. This summer three district tournaments are being staged at Partin Park- the (13-14 year old) Junior Boys,…


Parker Stanley singles and Ross Chumbley scores the winning run as the Lyons Mite Red Division Boys nip Montgomery County 8-7

June 19, 2018

With two outs, in their final at bat, the Lyons Mite Boys Red Division team needed a big hit and outfielder Parker Stanley provided it. He  pulled a pitch down the third base line to drive in shortstop Ross Cumbley with the game-winning run in an 8-7 victory over Montgomery County. Lyons lost it’s next two games to Soperton 15-7 and Reidsville 24-15. Listen to Bryce Braddy’s Y-101 story featuring…


Lyons Mite Boys finish second in the LYT after Vidalia wins 3-straight on the final day

June 18, 2018

The Lyons Mite Boys were hoping to take home the big trophy in the Lyons Youth Tourney. The 9-10 year olds won two games on Saturday taking care of Candler County 10-5 and Vidalia 7-5 to move into the championship round as the only undefeated team, meaning they needed just one more victory at Little Fenway Park at Partin Park to be champions. Unfortunately, their arch rival Vidalia built up…


Lyons Mite All-Stars take two on Saturday to move into the championship round of the Lyons Youth Tournament

June 16, 2018

A bunch of boys from Lyons, who won a GPRA 7-8 year old Flea State Championship last season, have moved up to 9-10 year old Mite Division. These ball players are used to winning games, last summer they won every game they played. All 28- an amazing 24 by the run rule. On Saturday Lyons played a pair of games at Little Fenway in the 56th annual Lyons Youth Tournament…


Beasley pitches 5 2/3 scoreless innings in his second Inland Empire victory

June 15, 2018

Jeremy Beasley got some help from his outfield with two big throws in the first inning, pitched his way out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning and then dominated the next 3 2/3 innings as he pitched 5 2/3 shut out frames leading his Inland Empire 66ers to a 6-0 home shutout win over the Lancester JetHawks (Colorado Rockies affiliate) in the Advanced Class A California League….