Cordele, GACordele Dispatch

World Soaring Champion competes in Fly Cordele

A world champion will be flying over the cotton and peanut fields of Crisp County for the next three or four days. Sarah Arnold, the reigning women’s world soaring champion will pilot her sailplane in Fly Cordele, the south regional competition of the Soaring Society of America. “There are six...
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Callaway Football’s Top Returners For The 2021 Season

Last season, Callaway's football program saw about as much success as they could have hoped to. Not only did they make it all the way to the championship game, but they finished the season off with a strong win against Fitzgerald High School to claim the 2A title. In this game, the final score was 22-17, which was a perfect representation of a hard fought season that resulted in a 12-1 overall record. Next season, as many people probably expect, the Cavaliers will likely be returning for another strong season. Below, we have listed a few of their top returning players to look out for.
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Pole Starter Herrington Paces Crate Racin’ USA Field

SENOIA, Ga. (June 5) — It didn’t take long for Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., to establish himself as the odds-on favorite to claim a $2,500 prize in the 40-lap Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series event Saturday night at Senoia Raceway. He served notice in...
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Hawkinsville, GAThomasville Times-Enterprise

THS' Jones wins AA state golf title

HAWKINSVILLE — Thomasville High sophomore Brycen Jones claimed the Class AA state golf individual championship Tuesday. Jones shot a two-day 8-under 136 to take low medalist honors. He shot a 5 under on Monday’s first round at Southern Hills Golf Club. Brady Rackley of Lovett was second at 146. The...

Keaton Frye's RBI triple lifts Jacksonville past Routt

May 18—Keaton Frye lined a triple over the left fielder's head to drive in the game's only run as the Jacksonville baseball team beat crosstown rival Routt and senior left-hander Cory Ronan 1-0 in front of a big crowd at Future Champions Sports Complex on Monday. Ronan was coming off...

Helena Senators pitching staff rounding into form behind Eamon Burke

May 15—HELENA — Conference play is right around the corner and the Helena Senators are rolling. A 14-1 road win over the Missoula Mavericks on Wednesday means Helena will take a six-game winning streak into Saturday's triangular in Bozeman. "We're playing pretty good," Senators head coach Jon Burnett said. "There's...

Jackets split with Fitzgerald

Jeff Davis High’s baseball team split the first two games of their 3-game playoff series with Fitzgerald Tuesday, winning 11-1 in five innings in the opener and falling 3-1 in the nightcap. In the opener, the Jackets’ 11 runs came on just six hits as the Hurricanes committed seven errors...
Thomasville, GAThomasville Times-Enterprise

Bulldogs sweep Dodge County

THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville Bulldogs scored 11 runs in the first game of their Class AA state baseball playoffs series with Dodge County — and put the series away with 11 runs in the third inning of Game 2. The Bulldogs took Game 1 11-8 and finished off the visiting...

Mercer Welcomes Jacksonville for Regular Season Finale

MACON, Ga. – The Mercer women's lacrosse team welcomes the Jacksonville Dolphins for the conclusion of the 2021 regular season on May 1 at 12 p.m. Date: Sunday, May 2 | 12 p.m. (ET) Teams: Jacksonville (8-1, 3-0) at Mercer (5-6, 2-2) Location: Macon, Ga. | Five Star Stadium. Live...

GS victories keep rolling, taking down Jacksonville

April has been a great month for the Georgia Southern baseball team. After winning just 12 games before April, the Eagles have captured 13 victories in just this month.. The GS hot streak stayed alive as the Eagles fought hard and took down the Jacksonville Dolphins 4-3 in a midweek affair.

Infinity Cup Cordele comes to a close

On Friday night we heard from tournament director Georges Desamours about why Cordele is such a great geographical location for fencing. Now I would like to turn our attention to the head referee of this event. Cordele native, Charles Greene II. Greene is one of the largest fencing advocates you could meet, and he’s always promoting his passion project.
Fitzgerald, GAAmericus Times-Recorder

Southland boys’ track and field wins region title, while Lady Raiders finish as region runners-up

FITZGERALD, GA – Both the Southland Academy (SA) boys’ and girls’ track and field teams shined at last week’s Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) Region 3-AAA Meet held on Wednesday, April 21 at Fitzgerald High School in Fitzgerald, GA. The Raiders left Fitzgerald as meet champions, while the Lady Raiders finished the meet as region runners-up. The SA boys’ team finished with a total of 223.50 points and finished almost 100 points ahead of meet runners-up Tiftarea Academy (147.50). While the Lady Raiders weren’t able to claim the region championship as a team, they came extremely close with 184.50 total points. Brookwood ended up winning the girls’ region championship with 193.50 points.
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Panthers, Lady Panthers excel at region track meet

FITZGERALD — Tiftarea Academy track and field is making preparations for the state meet next week after second and third place team finishes at region. Competing at Ben Hill County Middle Wednesday, the Panthers were second while the Lady Panthers finished in third. Each squad had multiple victories in events.

Infinity Cup fencing tournament comes to Cordele

Earlier today was the start of the Infinity Cup, which is a youth fencing tournament being held here in Cordele at the Crisp County Recreation Department. The events will continue to run on Saturday and Sunday, so let’s go ahead and learn a little more about this. To do that,...
Americus Times-Recorder

Wildcats continue to take care of business by clobbering Crisp County

CORDELE – The Schley County High School Baseball Team (SCHS) is on a roll and that might be an understatement. Since Saturday, March 13, when the Wildcats lost 6-5 to Westfield, they have won 10 straight games and have outscored their opponents by a total of 101-19. Their latest victim was Crisp County (CC), whom they clobbered 16-4 in Cordele on Wednesday, April 14.

Jacksonville wins; SSE player taken off by ambulance

Apr. 17—Jacksonville football coaches were worried about a letdown against Springfield Southeast following an emotional overtime win over Morton last Friday night. There was no need to worry. Jacksonville played well in all facets of the game in a 54-8 victory in Springfield. "I'm going to tell you this —...

Mom’s Nostalgia For Stuckey’s Leads To Special Baseball Game Day At MGA

One of Kathy Wilson’s fondest childhood memories is all the stops her family made at Stuckey’s while driving her from one dance competition to another around the Midwest. From the late 1930s through the 1970s, the roadside stores with the blue teal roofs were popular stops for travelers looking to fill up their car tanks, take restroom breaks, peruse aisles full of such chotskies as alligator heads and boxes made of cedar wood, and stock up on branded treats, especially the pecan log rolls the franchise was famous for.
Hawkinsville, GAAmericus Times-Recorder

Americus-Sumter tennis teams split with Hawkinsville

HAWKINSVILLE, GA – The Americus-Sumter High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams had mixed results against Hawkinsville High (HHS) on Friday, April 2 in Hawkinsville, GA. The Panthers were able to shut out the Red Devils 5-0, but the Lady Panthers, though they fought extremely hard, fell to HHS by the score of 3-2. In girls’ action, the Lady Panthers got things started off on the right footing as Teigan Pepito, the Lady Panthers’ #1 player, defeated Riley Sinyard in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. Rebecca Ingle was hoping to repeat Pepito’s success, but she lost a tough first set to Sam Lancaster 5-7 and dropped the second set to Lancaster 0-6.