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Fun and interesting things that are happening in Toombs County-NOW 

The Toombs County Bulldogs on Y-101 Radio- The Bulldogs can be heard exclusively on Y-101 Radio and Mixlr. Next up the Bulldogs will play host to Tattnall County on Friday, October 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldog Pregame Show begins at 7. To listen on Mixlr click here or you can download the Mixlr App from the Apple App Store or by clicking here  
New Newspaper- The Tribune began it's coverage of Toombs and Montgomery counties on October 13. The weekly, which will be available each Tuesday, will cost 75 cents and will be available at Thriftway in Lyons and Mt. Vernon and Ideal Pharmacy. For more information click here  
Bulldog Football Slideshow-Dawg fan Emily Brown is once again is snapping TCHS pictures. Check out her slideshow  If you would like to share your Bulldog game pictures e-mail your best.
TG Sheppard- One of the nicest guys in country music popped into Y-101 Radio to talk about singing, Jerry Lee and playing football on rollar skates with Elvis Audio
Janie Frickie- The country music singer called into Y-101 for an interview and she shared memories with a listener, the Emmylou Harris fan. Audio  
Richard Sterban- The famous bass singer from the Oak Ridge Boys talked to Y-101 Radio about is 41 years with the group. Audio  
Mickey Gilley- The country music legend, with 17 number one songs, appeared on Y-101 Radio. Audio  
Toombs County Websites- Toombs County Football Website  or Toombs County Athletics
Toombs Now Videos- All videos are stored on You Tube. If you are ever bored and have nothing to do, you can watch Toombs County in action Click Here    

 

Too many fireworks at Pierce County

Somebody in Blackshear spent some money on the Pierce County Bears 2014 Homecoming Night. Everytime the Bears scored a touchdown the sky in the north end zone would light up with fireworks. Perhaps motivating Pierce to both light up sky and the scoreboard. Pierce scored six touchdowns in a 41-6 win over the Toombs County Bulldogs. Listen to the Locker Room Show Audio  Watch highlights Video  Listen to the Redcoat Marching Band play and talk Audio  

The Bears scored two quick touchdowns in the first quarter. Pierce drove downfield on two big runs on the game's first possession. The Bears finished the drive with a four-yard TD pass. On the Bulldogs' first possession, they fumbled on their first play and Pierce recovered the ball at the TCHS 17. A five-yard touchdown pass made it 14-0 with 8:13 to play in the first quarter. 

It looked like the Bulldogs were going to score their second first quarter touchdown of the season and third in their last seventeen games. After a long run by Jamar Smith, quarterback Jordan Usher ran the ball in to the end zone. However, the play was called back on a Dawg penalty. Then Usher threw a pass to Alex Ashley, who ran the ball to the one. But, that reception was also flagged for a penalty. Pierce got the ball back and scored on a 47-yard pass play to make it 21-0.

The Bulldogs went for a fourth and short on their side of the field late in the first half. They came up short and Pierce took over and scored on a 17-yard pass to make it 27-0 at half.  

Pierce scored on two more pass plays in the third quarter- a 55-yard screen pass and an eight-yard throw. The Bulldogs finally scored with 3:24 to play in the game. Smith rammed the ball in from 19-yards out.

Big plays beat Bullpups

Brock Harrison runs through the Tiger defense 

Two big Swainsboro plays- a 100-yard interception for a touchdown on the last play of the first half and a 93-yard run in the fourth quarter- dealt the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups a season ending 20-8 loss on the road. Watch highlights  Y-101 Story

The Bullpups scored their touchdown on a 11-play, 78-yard drive. Fullback Brock Harrison, who ran for over 100 yards, carried the ball nine times on the drive and he converted on two fourth down runs. Quarterback Cole Graham ended the drive with a one-yard touchdown run and then threw a pass to Tyrese Lewis for the two-point conversion.

The 1-6 Pups finished ended their season playing very efficient football. They were only flagged twice for penalties. Three minutes into the second quarter TCHS had to make a change on the offensive line and on the next play the Bullpups were called for an illegal procedure penalty and then on their two-point conversion play their were flagged for the same thing.  

Dawgs and Pierce meet in Blackshear

 Jamar Smith tackles the ball and the body

Check out a Bulldog practice slideshow of Toombs County's Wednesday practice before the Pierce County game.  

TCHS Net Dawgs lose at state

The Toombs County volleyball season came to an end with an openng round loss in the GHSA AAA State Tournament at Westside-Augusta. Westside won in three sets- 25-13, 25-23 and 25-13. The Net Dawgs finished their season with a 21-13 record. Y-101 Story

Eason talks on Titan TV

Nick Eason, who is a first year assistant defensive line coach with the NFL's Tennessee Titans, appeared on Titans TV to discuss National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Eason, who lost his mother Toombs County High School teacher Iris Wilcox to breast cancer, discussed that tragic event and his Nick Eason Foundation which helps cancer patients with expenses such as travel while undergoing treatment. Watch Nick on Titans TV  

The 2-4 Titans are coming off a 16-14 home win over Jacksonville. Nick's defensive line recorded two of the Tennesssee's six sacks and the Titan defense held the Jaquars to 82 rushing yards. The Titans won their season opener 26-10 at Kansas City using the same formula. The Chiefs on ran for 67 yards while Titans sacked the quarterback four times.   

BPC Barons help out

Wilder Elliott,  J.D. Rogers, Principal Tabatha Nobles, Glenn McClinton & Zach Perez 

Several wrestlers from Brewton Parker College volunteered to help at Lyons Upper Elementary School’s Fall Festival on Tuesday, October 7, This was the first time that Lyons Upper Elementary School’s Fall Festival was held at night. The wrestlers helped with activities from "Corn Hole" to the "Fish Pond" interacting with children participating in the activities. Freshmen J.D. Rogers from Lyons said, "It is always good to give back to the community that has supported me and to be a positive role model for young students as well as represent Brewton-Parker College. Brewton-Parker and I are grateful for these opportunities to serve the local communities and the support that they give in return to Brewton-Parker."

Net Dawgs earn 3rd straight trip to state

In their first season on the Triple A level the Toombs County volleyball team earned a third straight trip to the GHSA State Tournament. In the Area 1 Tournament in Savannah, fourth seeded Toombs County defeated fifth seeded Johnson 25-21 and 25-17. That victory sealed the state tourney bid.

Savannah Arts defeated TCHS in the semifinal round 25-12 and 25-22 sending the Net Dawgs into the third place game. Southeast Bulloch knocked off Toombs 25-17 and 26-24 meaning the Lady Bulldogs will be seeded fourth going to state.

21-12 Toombs County will be traveling for the first time in it's state tournament history and will face the Area 3 champ Westside-Augusta. The match will be played on Wednesday, October 15.

Last season the Net Dawgs played host to Jefferson and lost 25-6, 25-13 and 25-5. In 2012 TCHS lost a heartbreaking five set match to Early County. Early won the first two sets 25-21 and 25-20 despite TCHS taking the early lead on the serving of Darby Lane. The Lady Bulldogs led 8-0 in the first set. Daisy Manning served several winning points as TCHS took the third game 25-18 and then the girls dominated the fourth winning 25-11.

In the decisive fifth game Early took a 9-4 lead before TCHS rallied and tied it at 14. The final set is played to 15 points and you have to win by two and Early won the final two points to prevail 16-14. 

Hornets shutout Dawgs

The Region 1 subregion game between visiting Cook County and Toombs County began with the Hornets recovering the opening kickoff, which no Bulldog touched, at the TCHS 18 and it ended with the Dawgs coming up eight yards short of scoring their only touchdown of the night. In between Cook County scored five rushing touchdowns, two passing TD's and one six-pointer was scored when the Hornet defense recovered a Bulldog fumble in the end zone. All that scoring added up to a 55-0 Hornet victory. Cook has now won five games in a row and improved to 5-2 and 4-0 in the subregion. The Bulldogs dropped to 2-4 and 0-3.  

The Bulldogs were playing without three starters. Leading rusher Jamar Smith, offensive lineman Kyle Reynolds and Nathan Belch (out for the season) did not dress out.    

Cook scored the first two touchdowns on drives of less than 20-yards. Quarterback Connor Hilliard threw a short TD pass to Zane Folsom just 3 1/2 minutes into the game. A long punt return to near the Dawg 10 by Tavian Allen set the Hornets up for their second score. Kejon DeBerry ran the ball eight-yards to stake Cook to a 14-0 lead halfway through the first quarter.

Cook expanded the lead to 35-0 at half. Allen ran 27-yards for a touchdown, the defense pounced on the loose ball in the north end zone and Spencer Joiner added a three-yard TD run. In the second half Corey McCall scored on a 33-yard run, DeBerry ran three-yards for his second score and Khiri Jenkins threw a short touchdown pass. 

Watch the Red Coat Marching Band Video  

The Campbells visit Y-101 Radio

 Preslee, Craig and Kinni Campbell at Y-101 Radio 

 Preslee sings the national anthem in her 1st trip to the Pit  

On the morning before Craig Campbell was to sing at the Real Squeal and oldest daughter Preslee (six years old) was to sing the national anthem at the Pit, the entire Campell family dropped by and spent an hour, on the air, at Y-101 Radio during the Midday Memory show. Youngest sister Kinni (age four) also talked to the audience and took phone calls. Like Preslee, Kinni is also a singer and both sisters, coincidentally, want to grow up and be mermaids. Watch the Campbells on Y-101 Radio Video  Watch Preslee sing the national anthem in the Pit  Video

Where did the moon go?

 A full moon

 turns into a sliver of a moon

Watch a slideshow of Tuesday morning's lunar eclipse 

Lynn and Gomez lead TCHS

 

 Tristan Lynn is second

 

 JoAnn Gomez finishes strong

Tristan Lynn and JoAnn Gomez were Toombs County High School's top finishers at a cross country meet held at Vidalia High School. Lynn ran the three mile course in 19:45 and finished second. Gomez finished strong picking off runners and placed sixth (27:06) leading five Lady Bulldogs, who all finished in the top 20. Watch race highlights Video    

The Bulldogs had only three runners in the race. Alfredo Gomez (21:12) placed 10th and Bernardo Cruz (24:56) was 33rd. Arleni Tinoco (29:56) was the second Lady Bulldog to cross the finish line and she was 11th overall. Danadia Fulsom (31:19) finished 16th, Dominique Jones (31:32) 17th and Deyra Colmeneras (31:54) 19th  

Dodge deals Dawgs a loss

Dodge County kicker Mitch Tanner only tallied eight points on a field goal and five extra points. However, his leg and presence helped the Indians score plenty more as Dodge beat Toombs County 38-14 on a homecoming night in Eastman. Tanner's powerful right leg constantly stuck the Dawgs with lousy field position. In their first three posessions Toombs started at their five, three and 13-yard lines. Then in the second half he booted every kickoff into or through the end zone. Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show Audio  Watch second half highlights Video

The Indians took the opening kickoff and drove 70-yards with Roscoe Wilcox scoring on a 35-yard run with 9:33 to play in the first quarter. Tanner ended another Dodge drive with a 22-yard field goal to give the Indians a 10-0 advantage with 11:48 to play in the second quarter. The Bulldogs climbed back into the game by stopping the Indian offense while their offense put together two drives. The second one ended with a one-yard TD run by quarterback Jordan Usher. Brandon Rosales kicked a PAT and suddenly TCHS trailed 10-7 with 2 1/2 minutes to play before half.

The Indians drove down field and lined up for a 28-yard field goal. Certainly a makeable try for Tanner. However, he never kicked the ball. Instead the Indians faked the field goal and Kyle Glover caught a pass in open space and scored on an 11-yard play with no time left on the clock giving Dodge a 17-0 lead at the break.

Tanner's kicking continued to impact the game in the second half. With every kickoff sailing into the end zone the Bulldogs would start each possession at their 20 yard line. The Dawgs didn't help matters by going three and out which allowed the Indians to add to their lead. Glover scored on a three-yard run with 9:25 left in the third quarter to make it 24-7 Dodge. Quarterback Lnndon Martin threw a touchdown pass to Roscoe Wilcox to make it 28-7 with 6:43 remaining in the third and Glover added a seven yard TD run, six seconds into the fourth quarter, giving Dodge a 38-7 lead.   

In the fourth quarter freshman quarterback Dalton McBride took over and he conjured up several fine runs including a 25-yard gem for his first varsity touchdown with 4:25 to play in the game.

Lady Dawgs rule in 8th

The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs and Islands were playing a close Region 1-AAA Softball Tournament game until the game went to an extra inning tied at six. Thats when the Lady Dawgs took over. They knocked a couple pitches over the center field fence in a 13-9 victory at the Reidsville Recreation Department.

Abigail Lynn and Bailey Bryson, who have both hit homers earlier this season, drilled pitches over the centerfield fence. Amanda Powell smashed a double and Megan Dukes and Brittney Beckum (3-for-4) each had a single as the Lady Dawgs touched home seven times in the eighth inning.  

The first phase of the tourney was single elimination. The next phase, which begins on Tuesday, is double-elimination and will be staged at Pierce County High School. The Lady Bulldogs will play Dodge County at noon. 

Bullpups hold on for first victory

 (#1) Jalen Jones beats all the Falcons to the goal line

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups took their first lead of the season on a blocked punt and an eight-yard touchdown run by Jalen Jones. Then the TCMS defense took over and controlled the rest of the game as the Pups earned their first victory, 6-0 over visiting East Laurens. Toombs had two other prime scoring opportunities in the opening half. However, they lost a fumble at the Falcon six-yard line and right before the half they took over in the red zone after a short punt- penalties that scoring chance. The Bullpups are 1-4 in the MGMSAA. Watch highlights and listen to the Bullpups Audio

Net Dawgs Senior Day

 Sydnee Standard, Chelsea Wommack, Alivia Johnson and Lyndsay Wiggins

Seniors Sydnee Standard, Chelsea Wommack, Alivia Johnson and Lyndsay Wiggins have been a big part of the Toombs County volleyball team's recent success, two straight trips to the state tourney and a 19-9 record so far this season. The four seniors were honored on Tuesday between home matches against Ware County and Dublin. The Net Dawgs defeated Dublin 25-2 and 25-9 and lost to Ware 25-22 and 25-20. Coincidentally, all four seniors plan on entering the medical field after college. Watch the Senior Day Ceremony and action from the Ware County match Video  watch a Senior Day Slideshow  and listen to the seniors Audio

TCHS Homecoming 2014

2014 TCHS Homecoming Queen Breanna Walker 

2014 TCHS Homecoming Princess Emily Banks joins Walker 

Homecoming 2014 got off to a rough start for the Toombs County Bulldogs. Appling County's Devon Moore returned the opening kickoff 90-yards and the Pirates scored on three big passing plays of 52, 59 and 75-yards from quarterback Vernon Dasher to open up a 35-0 lead at half. The Pirates recovered a Bulldog fumble in the south end zone for six points and Appling's Maurice Paulk scored a late third quarter touchdown as the Pirates rolled up a 42-0 win. The Bulldogs are 2-2 overall and  0-1 in the subregion. Listen to the Y-101 Locker Room Show Audio Watch the 2014 TCHS Homecoming Ceremony Video  Check out the Sights and Sounds Video

At halftime senior basketball player Breanna Walker was named the homecoming queen and junior competition cheerleader Emily Banks was announced as the homecoming princess.     

TCMS runners off to a fast start

The Toombs County Middle School cross country teams both finished second in a home tri-meet on Saturday. The Lady Bullpups scored 32, one behind J.R. Trippe with 31. The Bullpups tallied 45, ahead of Trippe with 50 and behind Dublin's 38. The top five finishers count in the scoring for each team. Watch highlights

TCMS's Chrystal Morales finished second in the girls race. She ran the two mile loop around the middle school in 15:16. The seventh grader was competing after having played a soccer game earlier in the morning. Diamond Logan was third in 15:33, Jasmin Timmons fourth in 16:04, Kyra Poss 11th in 16:56 and Isabelle Mares 12th in 17:47.

Ricardo Santana took control of the boys race in the first quarter of a mile and he finished with a time of 12:46, nine seconds in front of his younger brother Martin who was second. Damien Castro was third in 13:42, Cameron Williams 19th in 16:46 and Tyler Smith 20th in 17:26.       

On Thursday both teams finished first in a home meet with Dublin. Ricardo Santana was the overall winner against the Irish. The eighth grader had a time of 12:09. Ivan Lopez was second in 12:15, Martin Santana third in 13:39, Damien Castro fourth in 14:13 and Areal Rodriquez placed fifth in 14:27. Other TCMS boys competing were Raidon Oliver, Cameron Williams, Tyler Smith, Caleb Worth, Brannen Tatum and Peyton Ellis. Y-101 Story

Seventh grade TCMS runner Chrystal Morales won the girls race in a time of 14:50. Kyra Poss finished third in 15:43, Jasmin Timmons fourth in 16:45, Analynn Baldrec fifth in 18:15 and Isabelle Mares sixth in 18:30. Other TCMS girls running were Yareli Saucedo, Diamond Logan, Danielle Copeland, Jada Law, Armani Polke, Brooke Coxwell, Aaliyah Spikes, Zandreah Zapata, Lorena Cruz and Sharabre Flowers.

Both middle school teams opened up the season finishing third in a seven school meet at West Laurens.  

The Toombs County High School cross country teams both finished fifth in an event at Vidalia High School. The Bulldogs finished in front of Region 1-AAA opponents Dodge County and Appling County. Tristan Lynn finished seventh and Alfredo Gonzalez 17th. The Lady Bulldogs placed ahead of Appling and were led by JoAnn Gomez, who was ninth, and Dominique Jones, who placed 20th. 

8th Grade Appreciation Day at TCMS

 Olivia Wright, Malasha Edwards, Sage Alexis Jones, Caitlyn Chubb & LiliAnn Pittman

Five eight grade softball player were honored before Toombs County Middle School's final regular season home game and all contributed to a fine effort in a 9-5 loss to Bleckley County. Tanner Wright (7th grade) struckout nine batters and kept the visitors off the scoreboard until the top of the fourth inning. Wright tripled in a run and Ashton Braddy (6th grade) went 2-for-2 with a walk, a single and two runs batted in. Watch highlights

Eighth grade right fielder Olivia Wright stroked a hit and caught two flyballs including one near the line. She also threw out a batter, trying to reach on a hit, from right. Malaha Edwards made several fine plays at short and threw out a runner at first on a grounder with a runner in scoring position. LiliAnn Pitman, first base, sent a base hit to right in her final at bat. Sage Alexis Jones started at third base and Caitlyn Chubb in left.

Beasley pitches in national tourney

 Jeremy Beasley (right) and William Browning from Jeff Davis

Jeremy Beasley spent a week in Norman, Oklahoma pitching for Team Georgia in the Heartland Classic. Beasley earned a save in his first outing, pitching the eighth inning in an 8-7 victory over Texas. Beasley also pitched four innings and gave up two earned runs as a starter in an 8-7 win over Ohio. Jeremy pitched one inning in a 6-0 loss to Oklahoma that gave Georgia a fourth place finish in the tourney. So, Jeremy pitched a total of six innings and allowed two earned runs.  

Watch Jeremy get his save against Texas You Tube  and check out his slideshow  and a Y-101 Story

Toombs County's New Region

Toombs County High School has been reclassified, by the GHSA, to Triple A (from Double A) and placed in Region 1, Sub-region A with Appling County, Brantley County, Dodge County, Pierce County and Tattnall County. Sub-region B consists of Beach, Islands, Jenkins, Johnson-Savannah, Savannah, Savannah Arts and Southeast Bulloch. All new regions will become official on January 14, 2014.  

Toombs County goes from being one of the largest Double A schools to being one of the smallest in Triple A with 831 students. Twenty-one Triple A schools have more than 1,000 students including two from the Bulldogs' new region (Pierce and Appling). Dawson tops AAA with 1,087 students.

TCHS has been in a AA region with all five of their new sub-region schools in the past. As for competition, four of the five schools had at least two of three teams (football, softball and baseball) make it to the state playoffs in their most recent seasons. Only Brantley County didn't make state competition in those three sports. All five of these former Double A's have played Triple A the past two school years.

The travel will be familar and also similar for the Toombs sports teams. In Region 2, Double A TCHS traveled an average of 51.3 miles to play a game. The long trip was to Benedictine (90 miles) and the shortest was to Vidalia (seven miles). In the new sub-region Toombs will travel an average of 52 miles to play a game. The long trip will be to Brantley County (84 miles) and the shortest trip will be to Tattnall County (22 miles). 

The Bulldogs moved from Single A to Double A beginning in the 1996-97 school year. Toombs County High School spent 18 consecutive years in Double A.    

Region 1 Sub-region A Enrollment From TCHS  Football Softball Baseball
Appling County  1005 32 miles 9-3 2nd round state 14-14 1st round state  20-9 2nd round state 
Brantley County  968 84 miles 1-9 9-18  12-13 
Dodge County  872  58 miles   5-6 1st round state 22-11 2nd round state  19-12 3rd round state 
Pierce County  1085  64 miles  10-2 2nd round state  25-8 2nd round state  25-8 3rd round state 
Tattnall County   945  22 miles  5-6 1st round state 24-8 2nd round state  19-8 1st round state 
Toombs County  831    4-6  15-15  18-9  3rd round state