Albany State's Sydney Blackburn takes second at NCAA Division II Championships
PUEBLO, Colo. - Albany State junior Sydney Blackburn and sophomore Nathalia Rowe are on their way home from Colorado after competing in the NCAA Division II Track and Field championships at Colorado State University in Pueblo, Colo. Blackburn, a junior from Pompano Beach, Fla., took second place and earned the...
"Dead Week" gives coaches and athletes a breather
The week that began with Memorial Day Monday is a GHSA “Dead Week.” which means high school athletes and coaches cannot practice or compete for the week. It is a week between spring football and softball practice before summer workouts begin. But that doesn’t mean everybody is resting.
Annual end-of-school skate event returns to Downtown Albany
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - An end-of-school-year celebration brought talented skaters to an Albany city skate park on Saturday. Rabbitman’s Footwear hosts the event every year. It’s aimed at bringing people together for free food, health resources and entertainment. This is the first year the event has been held...
Banner year for "Competing with Excellence" at Sherwood Christian
ALBANY - At Sherwood Christian Academy it is always more than about the game itself, winning or losing. The school builds its reputation based on stringent academics and strong adherence to Biblical education and guidelines. The sports program is geared to raise young athletes to be role models of the faith as well as compete on the field of play. There was no gnashing of teeth a few years back when the Eagles lost 30 football games in a row because of the high standards and strong beliefs, but now the athletic department, led by new headmaster Kenny Roberts and athletic director Jay Flynt, Sherwood is promoting their strong standards AND winning on the field of play.
Rabbitman Extravaganza returns to skate park
ALBANY — The Rabbitman’s End of the School Year Extravaganza, back at the 125 College Drive business that is connected to the Albany Skate Park after a two-year COVID-forced cancellation, will return Saturday, but with a bittersweet vibe hanging over the day of fun. While owner Tony Williams,...
Lee County's Josiah Parker leads Trojans past Monroe; Dougherty downs Bainbridge
ALBANY — Round two of Monroe vs. Lee County in summer basketball saw Lee County rising junior Josiah Parker find another gear and lead his Trojans past the Golden Tornadoes 38-26. Monroe had taken a 45-41 decision Friday during the summer games at Dougherty. Scoring in the game began...
Justin Burns vs. Ousmane Kromah makes summer basketball interesting Friday
ALBANY - In a summer basketball showdown between Monroe and Lee County, two of Albany's finest athletes locked horns, showcasing their competitive spirit. Despite the absence of high-stakes competition, both teams displayed a desire to come out on top during the matchup at Dougherty. Neither team appeared to be in...
Albany golf course to close ahead of maintenance
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The Flint River Municipal Golf Course will be closed at the end of May for workers to complete a maintenance project. The course will be closed from noon on Tuesday, May 30 through May 31 to aerate the grounds. The back nine of the course will...
All-Albany Baseball team announced: Walker named Coach of the Year, Cooper player of the Year
ALBANY — With the high school baseball season over, it’s time to recognize the standout players who have left a lasting impression. The Albany Herald’s All-Albany area baseball team aims to acknowledge those we had the privilege of covering throughout the spring season. We extend our apologies to teams that were not covered, as we couldn’t get to them all.
Sylvester student takes part in North Georgia College pitch competition
DAHLONEGA -- A group of five students won the fifth annual innovateUNG Pitch Challenge held at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega Campus. Anthony Walsh of Sylvester also took part in the competition.
Lee County to add turf fields for baseball and softball; make other improvements
LEESBURG — The anticipation is building at Lee County High School as plans are underway to revamp the baseball and softball fields in the near future. Head baseball coach Wes Shiver and head softball coach Dwayne Suggs will embark on a trip to the Atlanta area this week to explore state-of-the-art turf baseball fields and visit a turf manufacturing company.
Lee White Sox down Lee Giants for 10 and under championship
The Lee County 10 and under White Sox won the division championship Wednesday night 10-6 over the Lee Giants in Leesburg. Both teams scored five runs in the first inning but runs were harder to get after that initial inning and the time limit elapsed with the White Sox up 10-6 and the bases loaded. Next up will be the All-Star games in June. For more photos from the game, visit Albanyherald.com.
Georgia Roller Rink Closes After 42 Years
An Albany, Ga., institution – Stardust 2 Skate Centers – closed April 16 after being in operation since 1981. The nearest rink is now some 40 miles away in Moultrie, Ga. WALB reported that many in the community were sad to see it go. “My five grandchildren go to the skating rink. It’s bad news – bad news for the children,” William Bennett said of the closure.
Annual June Bug Classic set for Thursday night
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - The annual June Bug Classic is set for Thursday night. It will be at 7 p.m. at Hugh Mills Stadium. The annual event will be between Westover and Monroe high schools. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the gate...
Four Lee County seniors sign basketball scholarships
LEESBURG - After an excellent basketball year at Lee County, four senior basketball players signed letters of intent last week to play college basketball. From left- DJ Taylor (in blue) will play at Coastal Georgia in Brunswick, Kennedy Snead (in green) will play at East Georgia in Swainsboro, Jarnyria Maddox (in light blue) will play at Cleveland State in Cleveland, Tenn., and Mark Saadeh (in dark gray) will play at Enterprise State College in Enterprise, Ala. Standing behind the players (from left) are coaches Jakori Edwards, Raleigh Boyd, Kirven Davis, Tondra Davis, and Kaion Hamilton.
Lee County Black tops Lee County Gray 24-20
LEESBURG — The black team beat the gray team Friday night 24-20 as the Lee County Trojan football team completed spring football practice with an intrasquad game in front of a large crowd at Trojan Field in Leesburg. “It was a great end to spring practice tonight,” Lee County...
SWD wins back-to-back track titles
Southwest DeKalb High School’s boys’ track and field team scored 77 points on the final day of the Class 4A Boys’ State Track and Field State Championships to win a second straight state track title on May 13 at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany. Southwest DeKalb also...
RB pledge Kameron Davis recruiting Charles Lester and others to join him at FSU
ALBANY, Ga. -- Noles247 made their way to Albany (Ga.) Dougherty late last week to check in with four-star running back pledge Kameron Davis. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound back has been committed to Florida State since February of 2021. Despite interest from numerous other schools, Davis has remained firm in that pledge to the Seminoles and back in April, surrounding the Garnet and Gold Spring Showcase, Davis shut his recruitment down (more here).
Former Dougherty star Denver Bryant earns SEC All-Conference Honors
AUBURN, Ala. — Former Dougherty High School softball and baseball star Denver Bryant was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Conference team last week at the end of the regular softball season for the Tigers She was one of three Auburn players recognized by the conference — the others were pitcher Maddie Penta and slugger Nelia Peralta. Penta was named the SEC’s pitcher of the year.
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