Georgia StateAmericus Times-Recorder

Schley County track and field standout Dasani Minter signs with West Georgia

ELLAVILLE – On Friday, May 7, Schley County senior girls’ track and field star Dasani Minter made it official. In front of a large group that included family members, teammates, coaches and friends that were gathered in the media center at Schley County High School, Minter signed a letter of intent to continue her education and run track at the University of West Georgia (UWG).
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Pike County, GAGriffin Daily News

PCHS community mourns loss of student

Funeral services were held Wednesday for Riley Nuce, a Pike County teen killed Sunday in an utility terrain vehicle accident in Upson County. “Riley made PCHS a better place,” Pike County High School wrote of Nuce on its Facebook page. Nuce, 16, was a junior at PCHS where he played...

Butler won't go down quietly against Creighton

Butler has trailed by 10 or more points in 19 of 24 games this season. In five of those instances, the Bulldogs rallied to win. The team's latest comeback victory came Wednesday on the biggest stage yet, as the 10th-seeded Bulldogs stormed back from a 19-point deficit to defeat Xavier 70-69 in overtime in an opening round game at the Big East tournament.
Peach County,

Newton grad Lex Chatman named to Peach Belt team

Former Newton standout Lex Chatman, a junior at Georgia Southwestern, earned second-team All-Peach Belt Conference honors this season. The 5-foot-5 guard averaged 15.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.5 assists.
Butler, GAGwinnett Daily Post

Marcus Zegarowski helps No. 14 Creighton trounce Butler

Marcus Zegarowski matched a career-high with 32 points on 10-of-12 shooting and paced a sharp offensive performance by host Creighton in a 93-73 victory over Butler in Big East play on Saturday night in Omaha. No. 14 Creighton (18-7, 14-6 Big East) had already locked up the No. 2 seed...

Butler girls basketball reaches first Final Four since 1978

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story said Butler girls basketball had never previously reached the Final Four. We regret the error. Butler girls basketball isn't done writing history. Brionna Sims made a free throw in the final seconds Wednesday to push the Bulldogs past Columbia High 56-55 to...

Bulldogs advance to Elite 8 round in state playoffs

The Thomson Bulldogs advanced to the Elite 8 game in the Class AAA State Playoffs with an 80-77 win over the Peach County Trojans at Ft. Valley Friday. To get to the Sweet 16 game, Thomson won 78-55 against the Pierce County Bears at the Dog House February 24. Thomson,...
Schley County, GAAmericus Times-Recorder

Four Schley County Wildcats earn All-Region honors

ELLAVILLE – Four members of the Schley County Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team were selected to be on the Region 5-A-Public All Region Team for their performances on the court this year. Freshman guard JaLewis Solomon and senior guard Zamon Ross each were First Team All-Region selections, while senior guard Dylan...
Stephens County,

Lady Indians Season Ends at Upson-Lee

The Stephens County Lady Indians went toe to toe with undefeated and top-ranked Upson-Lee, but just fell short in the end 66-58 in the quarterfinals of the Girls AAA State Playoffs Tuesday night in Thomaston. The Lady Indians grabbed the lead early and led by as many as 10 points...
Stephens County,

Lady Indians at Upson-Lee Tonight

The Stephens County Lady Indians will take to the road for the first time in the post-season tonight when they travel to Thomaston, Georgia to face undefeated and top-ranked Upson-Lee. Upson-Lee features a balanced scoring attack led by the school’s all-time scoring leader Jakera Ellerbe. The 5-11 senior averages 16...
Butler, GAGwinnett Daily Post

Chuck Harris scores 20 to lead Butler over No. 8 Villanova

Chuck Harris scored 20 points and host Butler upset No. 8 Villanova 73-61 in Big East action Sunday in Indianapolis. Jair Bolden scored 15 points and Bryce Nze posted his second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Bryce Golden added 13 points for the Bulldogs (9-13, 8-11). Jeremiah...
Butler, GAMacon Telegraph

Bueckers, Edwards propel No. 1 UConn women past Butler 97-68

Paige Bueckers made the key passes, Aaliyah Edwards handled the boards. The scoring, both stellar freshmen did their share and more for No. 1 Connecticut. Bueckers set a school record with 14 assists and also had 20 points, Edwards added 24 points and 14 rebounds, and UConn routed Butler 97-68 Saturday.

No. 8 Villanova looks to ride defense against Butler

Villanova will be looking for its third consecutive victory when it visits Butler on Sunday afternoon. The No. 8-ranked Wildcats (15-3, 10-2 Big East) breezed past St. John's 81-58 on Tuesday. Villanova received offensive balance with Caleb Daniels leading the way with 17 points. Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels added...