Lady Bulldogs bounce back with a 40-31 Region win over Bacon County.

After losing back-to-back Region 2 games, at home, in overtime to Jeff Davis and on the road at Bryan County, the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs gradually pulled away to a 40-31 home region win over Bacon County. K.K. Mobley and Ziahya Griffin each scored 15 points to lead the (5-2 overall, 2-2 in the region) Lady Bulldogs. Mobley,  a freshman who normally scores on layups, made a career-high three 3-pointers…

December 11, 2018
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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Coach Bill Warren

December 8, 2018

Bill Warren made quite an impact on girls sports at Toombs Central High School in a relatively short period of time. He coached six seasons of basketball turning a losing program into a winner quickly. On Sunday, December 9, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Toombs County High School Auditorium, coach Warren and 17 others will be inducted into the Toombs County Athletic Hall of Fame. “I was 31 when…

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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Clinton Blount

December 6, 2018

  Clinton Blount played football from 1961 to 1964 for Lyons Industrial High School during a time when he felt fortunate to have 20 teammates and when he wore a helmet that either had no face mask or just one bar. They were called the Lions and according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association website they shutout three opponents in 1962. They blanked Sylvania Central 6-0, Liberty County…

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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Linda Parker Banks

December 5, 2018

Despite being one of the smallest schools in the state, Toombs Central High School fielded some very successful girl’s basketball teams in the 1960’s. In 1962-63 the Lady Yellow Jackets went 29-2 and defeated West Haralson 47-45 in the first round of the GHSA Class C Playoffs before losing to Butler 54-48 in the second round. The next season they finished at 27-8 after whipping Kite 48-24 in the state…

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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Norma Faison

December 4, 2018

On the basketball court Norma Faison was known for her ability to put the ball in the hoop. She was a prolific scorer for both Lyons Senior High and Armstrong State College. “I played for the legendary coach Jacky Jones and he was like a second dad to me,” Norma said. “I made the team as a freshman. I played for him for four years. My freshman and sophomore year…

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Lady Bulldogs drop their 1st game of the season in OT to JD

For the second straight December the Jeff Davis Lady Yellow Jackets defeated Toombs County in overtime. Last season, in Hazlehurst, JD tied the game at the end of regulation and won by four-points. On Tuesday night- in Lyons- the Lady Bulldogs led by six at half, but they were outscored 7-4 in overtime in a 46-43 loss. “We were up and led most of the way and then we were…

December 4, 2018
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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- David Bell

December 3, 2018

David Bell’s fascination with throwing a baseball began when he was a young boy in Toombs County. “Since I was a little boy that is all I ever wanted to do,” Bell said. “I put a tin can up on the pack house and I got 60 feet and six inches away and a lot times I could throw that thing right into that can. I had a great curve…

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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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Toombs County Athletic HOF 2018 Inductee- Bryan Benton

December 2, 2018

Since 1994 the Toombs County High School wrestling program has produced five multiple state champions. Derrick Mincey, Bradley Benton, Demery Hawkins and Ricardo Santana (still active) have all won two state championships. However, only one Bulldog has won four straight. From 2006 though 2009 Bryan Benton was a dominant force on the Class 2A wrestling scene and in the month of February, when you wanted to be at your best,…

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Lady Bulldogs complete a 2-0 weekend with a 47-41 win at Appling County

Winning back-to-back games on back-to-back days, especially when both games are on the road, is a tough challenge. On this season’s schedule the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs have two opportunities to win back-to-back and in their first chance they beat Metter on a Friday on the road and then came back less than 24 hours later and beat Appling County, in a non region game, 47-41 in Baxley. The Lady…

December 1, 2018
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