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

Watch The Wiggins Brothers as they sing on the After 8 Show on Y-101 Radio. The live stream will begin at 8:07 a.m. on Friday (December19). To watch Click Here
TCHS wrestlers finish 2nd- Just like last year the Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team finished second at West Laurens's Raider Invitational. J.J. Arrendondo was the only Dawg to win his weight class.
Jake Davis- In his first swim meet, coming off football season and after only three practices, Toombs County senior Jake Davis qualified for the GHSA State Swim Meet for the fourth consecutive year by swimming the 50 meters in 23.1 seconds. Watch Jake's Race  
TG Sheppard- One of the nicest guys in country music popped into Y-101 Radio to talk about singing, Jerry Lee Lewis 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    

 

Bullpup Christmas Basketball Tournament

The Toombs County Middle School Boys opened up play in their Bullpup Christmas Basketball Tournament with their most consistent offensive performance of the season. The Bullpups scored double digits in each six minute quarter. They tallied 10, 13, 12 and 11 points in a 46-24 win over Wheeler County. TCMS will play Glennville on Friday at approximatley 7:45 p.m. Glennville beat Treutlen 50-38. Watch Highlights

In the Bullpups second victory of the season Jaylan Jones was the top scorer with 19 points. He scored 10 in the first half and nine in the second. Tyrese Lewis added nine points, Karis Harden and Tyquan Toby four each, Tekila Baker three, Trayrun Wiggins, Tyreke Butler and Josh Jackson two each and Ashlee Ashley one.

The Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups lost to Wheeler County 38-6 and Glennville knocked off Treutlen 26-18. TCMS will play Treutlen on Friday at 11 a.m. and other matchups include South Effingham versus West Laurens at 1:30, J.R. Trippe and Appling at 4 and Wheeler County and Glennville at 6:30.

In other boys action on Friday, Treutlen and Wheeler County will play at 12:15, South Effingham and West Laurens at 2:45 and J.R. Trippe and Appling at 5:15.

The tourney will wrap up with the girls championship game at 4:30 on Saturday and the boys title game will follow at 5:45. 

Appling wins in subregion opener

The Appling County basketball teams pulled out three victories in subregion basketball action in Lyons. In varsity play the Lady Pirates beat Toombs County 52-45 and the Pirates pulled away, late in the fourth quarter, and defeated the Dawgs 55-42 and in a boys junior varsity game Appling scored 28 second half points and knocked off TCHS 33-29. Watch Highlights

The Lady Bulldogs had two double-digit scorers. Breanna Walker scored 13 points and Demetria Jones, who tallied the first five points of the region game, had 12. Tyara Gaines added 7, Jocelyn Walker five, JoAnne Gomez four, Dominique Jones three and Shakevia Knight one.

The varsity boys game was close the whole way until the Pirates went on a late game run. They turned a 33-all game, with seven minutes to play, into an easy win with a 22-9 run. The Bulldogs were 10-for-31 at the free throw line. Carlos Eason led TCHS with 12 points, Jalen Mobley had eight, Brandon Dillard seven, D.R. Meadows and Andre Clark six each and Darius Scott three.

Alex Dillard led the B-Team with seven points, Nathan Belch scored six, JaQuail Boyd and KeShawn Morgan four each and Bronsa Jones, Nick Curtis, Galen Salem and Jaylen Outlaw scored two a piece.

Bullpups celebrate first win as

Harden fires in 32 points

 

 Karis Harden sinks a 3

 

and is congratulated by Tekila Baker 

In their first eight games of the season the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost four games by five points or less including a one-point home loss in overtime to Bleckley County. One of their two four-point defeats was at Swainsboro. In the rematch in Lyons, the Bullpups bolted to a 22-8 halftime lead over the Tigers and even though Swainsboro cut the lead to seven in the fourth quarter the Pups held on and won their first game of the season 46-30. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

The Bullpups new offensive approach helped eighth grade guard Karis Harden pile up a career-high 32 points by sinking two 3-balls, completing one 3-point play and draining 12 free throws. Instead of running a more structured offense TCMS pushed the ball upcourt quickly beating the Tiger defense and getting more open shots. Harden scored nine points in the first quarter, eight in the second, six in the third and nine in the fourth and he closed the game by hitting six straight free throws.

Tyrese Lewis added six points, Ashlee Ashley four, Josh Jackson three and Jaylan Jones one.

Last Thursday the Bullpups lost at West Laurens 46-27. Harden scored 10 ponts and Lewis five. Jones and Cameron Williams each hit a 3-ball and scored three points and Ashley, Jackson and Tyquan Toby each scored two.

Vidalia takes two in Lyons

The Vidalia High School basketball teams swept a pair of games in Lyons with the Lady Indians winning 53-25 and the Indians securing their seventh straight win to open up the season 56-41. Watch Highlights

The Bulldogs rallied from a double-digit deficit in the second quarter and pulled to within one. However, by the half TCHS trailed 33-19. Toombs rallied one more time in the fourth quarter and cut the Indian lead to nine. Malik Mincey led Vidalia with 26 points and Will Chambliss scored 12. Carlos Eason paced the Bulldogs with 13 points, Andre Clark came off the bench and scored nine, D.R. Meadows (one 3-pointer) seven, Jalen Mobley (two 3-balls) six, Darius Scott four and Brandon Dillard two. 

Breanna Walker scored 14 to lead the Lady Bulldogs. JoAnne Gomez added six points, Dominique Jones three and Demetria Jones two. 

Ware nips TCMS in Duals

On the weekend prior to Thanksgiving the Toombs County Middle School wrestling beat Ware County by one single point in the championship match of the Gators' Battle of the Swamp Tournament. In a rematch, in the Bullpups' Christmas Duals Tournament, Ware beat Toombs 64-54. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

The Bullpups went 4-0 in pool competition defeating Metter 108-9, East Laurens 90-31, Dodge County 74-46 and Jeff Davis 66-54. In the third place match West Laurens took care of Jeff Davis.   

A long day for TCHS basketball

 (#2) D.R. Meadows avoids a charge and scores a deuce

The bus hauling the Toombs County basketball teams to Jenkins High School, in Savannah, pulled out of Lyons at 2:45 p.m.  By the time the basketball doubleheader between the two Region 1 AAA teams came to an end in the TCHS gym it was 10:45. Are you confused? Here is the explanation. Toombs County thought the game was scheduled to be played in Savannah. Jenkins thought it was suppose to be staged in Lyons and infact it was. So, the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs had to get back on the bus and travel back to Lyons for a doubleheader that started an hour late.

The Lady Bulldogs led Jenkins all the way until the end. Jenkins scored on a layup with eight seconds remaining to win 54-53. The Bulldogs hung around for a half and trailed 33-30 at the break. However, Jenkins went on a 24-3 third quarter run to win 72-56.

Dominique Jones led the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points. She was 15-of-19 at the free throw line. Demetria Jones scored 13, Breanna Walker eight, Tyara Gaines six, Jocelyn Walker five and JoAnne Gomez two. D.R. Meadows swished three 3-pointers and led the Bulldogs with 18 points, Jalen Mobley also sank three 3-balls and scored 14, Carlos Eason had 12, Darius Scott eight and KeShawn Morgan four. Watch Highlights     

Walker leads the nation in rebounding

 Breanna Walker gets the inside position for a rebound 

Toombs County's Breanna Walker has opened up her senior season posting some rather large rebounding totals. Through six games the 6-foot post player is averaging 22.2 rebounds per game and is leading the MaxPreps national statistics by .7 rebounds. Katilin Stephenson, from Quartz Hill, California, is second in the nation with 21.5 boards per game. Watch a Breanna control the glass in 2014 Video and check out her 2013 highlights Video

Breanna opened the season collecting 15 rebounds against Wheeler County and then the next night she tallied 17 more at Jeff Davis and then in the same tourney, in Hazlehurst, she had 19 more against Long County. Walker posted a career-high 35 rebounds in a rematch with Wheeler County in Alamo. She had 28 rebounds in the Lady Bulldogs' first victory of the season at Islands High and secured 19 rebounds at Brantley County.

Walker says her key to her rebounding success is, "I just have faith and attack the boards and be aggressive." And to get the inside track on a rebound, "I just box out and get in front of my defender." 

Trippe pulls away from the Bullpups

Still seeking their first victory of the season the Toombs County Middle School Boys basketball team opened up a 10-4 lead over visiting J.R. Trippe after the first quarter, However, the Chiefs won the next three quarters and pulled away to a 45-26 win. Tyrese Toby led TCMS with eight points, Karis Harden scored six, Josh Jackson five, Jaylon Jones three, Ashlee Ashley two and Tyquan Toby one. Johnathan Moody topped the Chiefs with 10 points, Galen White had nine and Marc Woodlaw seven. Watch Highlights    

Brantley County sweeps TCHS

In their first subregion action of the season, the Toombs County basketball teams both lost at Brantley County. Thirteen Lady Herons scored as Brantley defeated the Lady Bulldogs 60-49 and Colt Yawn made 10-of-11 free throws and scored 22 points as the Herons beat the Toombs County Boys 62-39.  

The Lady Herons took control of the girls game in the second quarter outscoring TCHS 20-6. Brantley drilled three of it's four 3-pointers in that period. For a second straight game the Lady Bulldogs' most productive quarter was their last. Toombs scored 20 points as Breanna Walker tallied 10 of her team-high 16 in the fourth quarter. Demetria Jones scored 10 of her 15 in the first half and she fired in a 3-ball in the second half. JoAnne Gomez scored 10 points, Jocelyn Walker had four and Tyara Gaines and Dominique Jones had two each. The Lady Dawgs are 1-5.

The Brantley Boys took a 14-4 lead over the Bulldogs after the opening quarter. Yawn, who went scoreless in the first quarter tallied 12 points in the second period and he nailed six of his seven free throw attempts as the Herons built up a 33-13 lead at the half. D.R. Meadows scored seven of his nine points in the third quarter, hitting a 3-ball and two 2-point hoops. Carlos Eason also scored nine points, Jalen Mobley fired in a second quarter 3-pointer and scored six points. Andre Clark also had six points, Darius Scott four, KeShawn Morgan three and Brandon Dillard two. The Bulldogs are 3-3.        

Bulldogs double up on Ware Co. & win JD Duals again

 Justin Hall pins a Ware County Gator

 Richawn McLeod pins a tall Gator

In 2013, with four eventual state champion seniors, the Toombs County Bulldog wrestling team won the Jeff Davis Duals by beating Ware County in the championshp round avenging a loss to the Gators in their first match of the tourney. After winning two of five dual matches in their 2014-15 season opening trip to South Effingham, the Bulldogs rolled through the eighth annual JD Duals without losing a match and in the finals they doubled up on Ware County beating the Gators 52-26. Watch Highlights  Listen to head coach Bradley Benton Audio  Y-101 Story

Toombs County also entered a junior varsity team in the tourney and those younger Dawgs finished eighth out of the 18 teams which participated.

On Friday, in pool play, Toombs County beat Montgomery County 72-9, Savannah Christian 69-9, Glynn Academy (Team 2) 84-0 and Jeff Davis 46-25. On Saturday the Dawgs knocked off West Laurens 45-31, Coffee County 64-18, McIntosh County Academy 75-6 and Telfair County 78-6.

Boys only- Tattnall Square sweeps Bulldogs

In a boys only matinee in Lyons, Tattnall Square Academy, out of Macon, swept Toombs County High School in a junior varsity/varsity doubleheader. The Trojans won the varsity game 45-36 and the junior varsity game 40-23. Watch Highlights

In the main event, the Bulldogs bolted to an 8-2 lead after the opening quarter as Jalen Mobley scored all six of his point on two 3-point swishes. Four Dawgs scored one bucket each as TCHS tallied only eight second quarter points. But, TCHS was still on top 16-14 at half. The Trojans won the third quarter 7-6 and trailed by only one going to the fourth quarter- 22-21.

In the final eight minutes Tattnall Square's Calvin Slaughter and Aubrien Kemp combined for 19 points as the Trojans pulled away for the victory. Slaughter scored 16 points and Kemp chipped in 14. Tattnall Square hit 11-of-15 at the free throw line in the fourth quarter and the Trojans were 14-for-22 for the game. Toombs made only one free throw in eight attempts the whole afternoon.

Carlos Eason led TCHS with 12 points, D.R. Meadows scored six, Brandon Dillard and KeShawn Morgan had five and Andre Clark two. The Bulldogs are 3-2.

In the junior varstiy game, Alex Dillard sank a 3-pointer and scored five points. JaQuall Boyd also had five points And Nick Curtis and Jaylen Outlaw each scored four.  

Lady Dawgs win 1st game, Dawgs lose 1st

 JoAnne Gomez drives to the hoop and scores

On the same night the Toombs County Lady Bulldogs won their first game of the season, the Toombs County Boys basketball team lost their first game of 2014-15. The Lady Dawgs scored the same amount of points, 27, in the fourth quarter that they scored in the first three quarters combined in a 54-46 victory over Islands High School in a Region 1 game played in a small gym in the Costal Empire. Meanwhile, the Sharks outscored the Bulldogs 12-2 over the final 90 seconds to win 63-55. Watch Highlights Girls Game  Boys Game  Watch a Lady Bulldog Slideshow  Y-101 Story

The Lady Bulldogs trailed at the end of each of the first three quarters- 11-7, 22-19 and 35-27. However, in the final period three Lady Bulldogs combined to score 26 of the 27 points. Breanna Walker, who led TCHS with 18 points and 28 rebounds, sank a 3-pointer and scored eight fourth quarter points, JoAnne Gomez and Dominique Jones each scored nine points in the final period and finished with career high totals, Gomez tossed in 15 points and Jones chipped in 11. Jocelyn Walker scored eight points and collected 16 rebounds and Tyara Gaines scored two. The Lady Bulldogs are 1-4.

In the boys game Jalen Mobley, who sank two fourth quarter 3-balls in a win at Wheeler County six days earlier, came out and knocked down the first three shots he attempted. Two left wing 3-pointers and a right wing three. However, the Sharks were also shooting the long ball well and they led 17-11 after the first quarter.

Mobley added a 3-pointer in each of the next three quarters and finished with a career high 20 points. The game was tied 27-all at half and TCHS was on top 42-39 going to the fourth quarter. Carlos Eason (12 points) followed up a Dawg miss and tied the game at 53 with 1:30 to play. From that point on the Sharks pressure defense forced TCHS into turnovers leading to the game-ending run. Brandon Dillard scored eight points, Andre Clark five, D.R. Meadows and KeShawn Morgan each had four and Darius Scott two.

Justin Core hit three 3-pointers and scored 29 for Islands. Hugh Durham, the grandson of the former Georgia Bulldog head basketball coach of the same name, shot the three lights out and scored 15. The only Georgia coach to take the Bulldogs to the Final Four (1983) was sitting in the stands wearing a red shirt. Durham also was the head coach at Florida State and Jacksonville University. He is the only coach in history to take two teams to the Final Four for the first and only time. He coached a very tall Florida State squad in 1971-72 and those Seminoles made it to the Final Four.

Florida State beat North Carolina 79-75 in the semifinals and then lost to UCLA 81-76. The Bruins were coached by John Wooden and Bill Walton was the Most Outstanding player of the Final Four. Georgia lost in the semifinals to North Carolina State 67-60 in the Pit in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That N.C. State team beat Houston on the last second dunk by Lorenzo Charles to give coach Jim Valvano his only national title. 

Bullpups lose lead in 2nd half

The Toombs County Bullpups are 0-6, yet they never lose by a bunch only by a little. The Pups led visiting Dublin 14-7 at half, but they only scored four points in the second half in a 23-18 defeat. Tyrese Lewis scored six points, Karis Harden four, Jaylen Jones and Ashlee Ashley three and Tyquan Toby 2. Watch Highlights

On Monday TCMS lost 31-23 at Dodge County. The Pups led 4-2 after the first quarter, trailed 13-10 at half and had the lead with one minute left in the third quarter. However, Dodge was up 21-19 after three quarters and then pulled away at the free throw line in the fourth period outscoring TCMS 10-4 . Lewis led the Pups with eight points, Jones had six, Harden five and Toby and Raekwon Powell two each.

Remembering Coach Robbie Rogers

If you are a local athlete there is a good chance at some point in time you were coached by Robbie Rogers. Rogers, age 45, died Monday, December 1, 2014 in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after a sudden illness. Rogers coached a variety athletes in a variety of sports. In recent years he was best known for the contributions he made in all phases of the Toombs County wrestling program. He coached both the Toombs County Middle School and High School wrestling teams and also was highly involved in the Toombs Kids Wrestling Program.

Robbie's visitation was attended by over 600 friends and family including a bus load of wrestlers from Dodge County. At his December 4, 2014 service, the Wggins Brothers sang "It Is Well With My Soul" and "Beulah Land". Bill Benton, a long time friend, spoke of Robbie's legacy. Not just his wrestling legacy, but the legacy he leaves in the community and with his family. Benton pointed out there was more to Robbie than just wrestling and sports.

Kevin Hill, another longtime friend, talked about the first time he met Robbie. It was way before son, J.D., became an athlete. Robbie asked if he could help with the football team and this lead to a long association with the Bulldogs. Robbie along with Brad Bell, who passed away in November of 2013, kept statistics and painted football fields and did what was ever needed.

Hill, who started the wrestling program at Toombs County High School, talked about the long term impact Robbie had on the Bulldogs. Rogers creation of the youth program helped set up the Dawgs for their long run of success. The program has produced numerous state champions and finished as high as third in the state on several occasions. Hill also talked about Robbie's love of barbequeing. Robbie participated in the Real Squeal in Lyons. He also mentioned that he and Robbie like beach music and that Robbie liked to shag dance with Denise. J.D. inherited that love of beach music and he performs with the legendary group the Swinging Medallions playing the saxaphone and singing and dancing.

Robbie's cousin, Reverend Moore closed the ceremony by talking about Robbie's love for his family and how proud he was of J.D.

Many who atteneded the serivce were dressed in orange to honor Robbie's love of the Auburn Tigers. The Toombs County wrestling team showed up in full force all dressed in Bulldog colors.

Coach Robbie also raised and coached one of the all time competitors in Toombs County wrestling progam. His son, J.D,. ended his fine high school career by winning a state championship in the Toombs County Middle School Gym. J.D. won the 195 pound division with a late third period pin of Clayton Thornbury from Murray County.

J.D. Rogers wins his state championshp with a pin 

At the season-ending wrestling banquet Robbie and wife Denise received the Service Award for all they had done to support the Bulldog wrestlng team. Father and son then spent their last summer together competing with Team Georgia.

When J.D. was competing in Kids Wrestling, the two traveled around the state of Georgia competing in many events and J.D. won the championship belt. After high school J.D. signed with Brewton-Parker College and Robbie was in the process of starting a youth wrestling program in Mt. Vernon.

Coach Rogers sports knowledge wasn't just limited to wrestling. In the fall of 2013, J.D.'s senior eason, Robbie was an assistant coach on the Toombs County High School football staff working with the wide receivers. Rogers also coached cross country and track at TCHS. In addition Rogers coached Women's softball at Brewton Parker College, golf and football at Robert Toombs Christian Academy and a traveling baseball team, the Diamond Warriors- which was a summer all-star squad made up of players from local high schools.

Robbie grew up in Waynesboro, and was a graduate of Waynesboro High School. He was a graduate of Brewton-Parker College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Education and more recently a degree in Middle Grade Science. He worked with the Toombs County School System and was Past President of the Reidsville Jaycees, and held offices in Toombs County and at the state level of Georgia. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lyons, and was preceded in death by an infant sister.

Coach Rogers is survived by his wife, Denise Moore Rogers; one son, John Dennis "J.D." Rogers, both of Lyons; parents, Robert and Jane Rogers of Waynesboro; siblings, Mark Rogers and wife Cristy of Hephzibah, DeAnna Faulk and husband Richard of Wrens, Richard Rogers and wife Shelli, David Rogers and wife Dana, and Amy Hance and husband Daniel all of Waynesboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Brewton-Parker Wrestling, Attention: Advancement Office, P.O. Box 197, Mt. Vernon GA 30445. 

A comeback to remember in Alamo

For the second time in eight days the Toombs County Boys basketball team rallied from a double-digit deficit and defeated Wheeler County. On November 21, in Lyons, the Bulldogs came from 10 points down entering the fourth quarter and beat Wheeler in overtime. On November 29, in Alamo, Wheeler led 19-5 after the opening quarter. However, the Bulldogs chopped the lead to 11 at half, five after three quarters before taking the lead 48-47 with 4:14 to play and then they held on to a 59-56 victory. The 3-0 Dawgs have now won one more game than they won all of last season. Y-101 Story

For the first time in his varsity career Brandon Dillard led TCHS in scoring. He tossed in eight of his 18 in the second half. Carlos Eason scored 11 of his 17 points in the second half and D.R. Meadows scored 11. Jalen Mobley tallied all nine of his points on 3-balls including two big ones in the fourth quarter. KeShawn Morgan and Bronsa Jones each scored two points. Eason was once again domninant on the glass collecting 18 rebounds. He is averaging 20.7 points per game and 18.7 rebounds.

Girls Game- The Lady Bulldogs lost to Wheeler 56-50. Breanna Walker topped Toombs with 22 points and 35 rebounds- a career-high in each category for the 6-foot senior, JoAnne Gomez scored a career-high nine, Demetria Jones eight, Dominique Jones and Jocelyn Walker each had four and Tyara Gaines three. Toombs led 9-7 after the first quarter and 20-17 at half.

Junior Varsity Games- Wheeler won both junior varsity games. JaQuail Boyd scored nine as the Toombs Boys lost 29-24. Jaelyn Outlaw had five, Gaelin Salem and Alex Dillard four and Nathan Belch two. Wheeler took the girls game 45-11 and Michelle Leon led TCHS with three points.  

TCHS & TCMS Holiday Wrestling

The Toombs County wrestling teams were busy competing during the Thanksgiving holiday week. The middle school Bullpups won the third annual Battle in the Swamp at Ware County. Toombs went 5-0 defeating Pierce County, Jeff Davis, Waycross, Ware County #2 and then ended the event nipping Ware County #1 62-61 in the championship match. Y-101 Story  The high school Bulldogs opened up their season going 2-3 in the Turkey Duals at South Effingham High School.

The Bulldogs beat South Effingham 60-21 and Benedictine 84-0. TCHS lost to Battery Creek (defending state champ from South Carolina) by nine points, Effingham County by 12 and they were defeated soundly by Camden County. Senior Jamar Smith was the only Dawg to go 5-0. Jamar wrestled at both 220 pounds and as a heavyweight. He beat his opponent from Camden County 7-2. J.J. Arrendondo went 4-1, losing to a defending state champ from Effingham County. Other standouts included Jose Delgado (4-1), freshman Gage Clark (3-2) and senior Bryson Smith, who won two matches wrestling up as a heavyweight.

Dawgs do it again

 Mobley banks in a 3 at the Buzzer

How many coaches have opened up their head coaching careers winning back-to-back overtime games on back-to-back days and then to top it off both games were tied up at the buzzer, at the end of regulation, on 3-point shots that each hit the top of the backboard? The answer has to be one. Chuck Hill. Jalen Mobley banked in a deep, right wing 3-ball to tie Jeff Davis in Hazlehurst and then the Bulldogs held on to win in overtime 62-61. Watch Highlights  Listen to a Y-101 Story

Getting the ball in a position to score was no easy feat. The Dawgs had three seconds to go the length of the court. D.R. Meadows threw the ball in, from the baseline, to Carlos Eason near halfcourt. Eason threw a short pass which Andre Clark had to save near the sideline and once he did that the hero from Friday's overtime win over Wheeler County whipped to ball to Mobley who beat the buzzer with his banker. Clark tied the Wheeler game, at the end of regulation, with a shot which hit the top of the glass after it had hit the front of the rim.

Eason led the Bulldogs with 19 points and 15 rebounds and he scored 13 after halftime. Brandon Dillard came off the bench and tossed in 14 points, Mobley tallied 13 and hit three 3-pointers and Meadows sank an early three and scored 12. Clark chipped in two points and KeShawn Morgan and Darius Scott each scored one.

If not for the dramatic finish, the headline to this game would have been the coaching match up. Coach versus former player. Hill was a starter on some of Donnie Arrington's best teams when he was the head coach of the Bulldogs. Arrington, who left TCHS after the 2007-08 season, went to Effingham County where he took that program to it's highest level in school history. He is now in his first season at Jeff Davis. This was the first time coach Arrington had ever faced a former player.

Arrington's Yellow Jackets have now opened up their season with a pair of overtime losses. JD opened up the season with a 59-55 loss at Telfair. His undersized Jackets trailed 12-9 after the first quarter and 21-19 at half. However, in the second half they began to look like an Arrington coached team. Playing solid defense while creating good shots on offense. Jeff Davis fired in five second half 3-pointers and took a 32-20 lead after three quarters.

Jerrod Sims sank two 3-balls and scored 19 points, Tracy Salem hit a 3-pointer and scored 13 and Keegan Alls came off the bench and fired in two three's and scored 12.

Girls Game- The Lady Bulldogs were missing Demetria Jones, who scored 18 points against Wheeler. She was injured in that game and not able to play against Jeff Davis. The Yellow Jackets won 54-30. Breanna Walker scored 12 points, Dominique Jones eight, Jocelyn Walker five, JoAnne Gomez three and Tyara Gaines two.  

Clark ties it and the Dawgs win it in OT

(#3) Andre Clark watches his game-tying three bounce in at the buzzer  

Coach Hill wins first game as Dawgs rally

For a majority of coach Chuck Hill's first game as head coach of the Toombs County Bulldog Boys basketball team his alma mater trailed Wheeler County on the Toombs County Middle School Gym scoreboard. However, the lead was always within reach with Wheeler leading by six to nine points. Hill extended the late stages of the game by fouling the Bulldogs from Alamo. The Dawgs cut the lead down to three with eight seconds to go in regulation. However, there was a problem. Wheeler had possession of the basketball. No problem. Andre Clark knocked the ball away, D.R. Meadows's 3-pointer hit the iron and bounced out, KeShawn Morgan made a leeping save in the corner to keep the ball from going out of bounds and deflected it back to Clark who launched a three from near the sideline. The shot took a meandering route to the bottom of the net. First the ball hit the front of the iron, then it bounced off the upper part of the backboard before returning to the front of the rim and then finally rattling in to tie the game at 69-all, just a second before the buzzer sounded. Watch Highlights  Watch a Slideshow

Clark, who scored all 15 of his points in the second half, scored eight points in overtime. He made a bucket and then sank 6-of-10 from the line to help lead the Bulldogs to a 81-73 victory. Carlos Eason was a tenacious force in the paint and he scored a career-high 26 points and had a career-high 22 rebounds. Meadows scored 13 and Brandon Dillard 10. Morgan and Jalen Mobley each added six points and Darius Scott five. 

The Bulldogs lost every quarter, in regulation, except for the fourth. Wheeler drilled nine 3-pointers including five in the first quarter as those Bulldogs took a 20-19 lead. In the second quarter Wheeler sank 7-of-11 at the line and expanded it's lead to 40-33 at half. Wheeler dropped in another 3-ball in the third and added three points to the Alamo lead making it 57-47 going to the fourth.

In the final period, Wheeler only made three field goals- a three and two two-balls as Toombs made the comeback. Wheeler was 5-of-7 at the line in the final period. In overtime Wheeler only scored four points on a bucket and two free throws. Meanwhile, Toombs County was 10-of-14 at the line.

Quin Williams led Wheeler with 24 points and made four 3-pointers. Malcolm Pound scored 17 and also drilled four 3-balls.

Eason scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and hit two free throws in overtime. Meadows dropped in two 3-pointers and sank 5-of-6 at the line in the second half. Dillard scored all of his points in the even quarters- six in the second and four in the fourth. The Dawgs were 25-of-46 at the line.

Girls Game- Wheeler County defeated the lady Bulldogs 64-48. Demetria Jones led TCHS with 18 points, Jocelyn Walker had 8, Breanna Walker and Tyara Banks six each and Dominique Jones and Joanne Gomez five.  

Trippe pulls away in the 2nd half

The J.R. Trippe Chiefs outscored the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups 11-4 in the third quarter and won the first of two meetings between the two rivals 35-26 in Vidalia. The Pups trailed 9-7 after the opening quarter and 18-13 at half. Toombs scored two quick buckets on steals and layups by Tyrese Lewis (six points) and Tyquan Toby (four points) to cut the Chief lead to two early in the third quarter. Watch Highlights

Karis Harden scored six points, Jalen Jones sank a 3-pointer and scored five, Ashlee Ashley added three and Rakewon Powell two for 0-4 TCMS. Johnathan Moody led the Chiefs with eight points, Adam McClure hit a 3-ball and scored seven, Marc Wardlaw had six, Galen White four, Antrelle three on a 3-pointer and KyJuan Phillips and Sheldon Washington scored two each.   

Bullpups open up wrestling season

Last season the Toombs County Middle School wrestling team finished second in the MGMSAA Tournament and had four individual champs. Three of those first place finishers have moved on to the Bulldog High School team leaving Justin Dees as the Pups' only returning champ. A new look TCMS team opened up the season, at home, splitting a pair of matches. The Bullpups lost to West Laurens, the region's traditional power, 70-54 and they defeated Swainsboro 70-54. Watch highlights from the West Laurens match Video 

Dawgs rule scrimmage

The Toombs County Boys basketball team took control of their scrimmage game with Long County in the second quarter and the Bulldogs pulled away to a 57-47 home win. 6-6 senior Carlos Eason cleaned up on the boards and led TCHS with 18 points. Sophomore point guard D.R. Meadows hit a first half 3-pointer and scored nine points, Jalen Mobley sank two 3-balls and had eight and Brandon Dillard also scored eight points inside. Andre Clark came off the bench and scored seven points, KeShawn Morgan hit a 3-pointer for his three points and Darius Scott and Bronsa Jones each scored two. Watch Highlights  Watch a slideshow  

The Lady Bulldogs fell behind 23-8 after the opening quarter and lost to Long County 58-40. Senior Breanna Walker topped Toombs with 14 points, Demetria Jones had 12, Tyara Gaines six, Dominique Jones five and Jocelyn Walker two.     

Pups fall in overtime

The Toombs County Middle School basketball team keeps getting closer to winning it's first game of the season. After back-to-back four point losses, at home to West Laurens and on the road at Swainsboro, TCMS lost in overtime, at home, to Bleckley County 43-42. Watch Highlights    

Toombs County's Tyrese Lewis scored seven of his 17 points in the first quarter and four more in the second quarter as the Bullpups built up an 11-8 lead after the first quarter and 17-11 at half. Josh Jackson (four points) scored an inside bucket, a second before the third quarter ended, to give the Pups a 28-23 lead. A Lewis steal and layup staked TCMS to it's largest second half lead at 30-23 with 4:30 to play in the game.

Shemer Rouse tossed in eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to help Bleckley take the lead. However, Lewis hit Tyquan Toby (eight points) with a perfect half court pass and the post player scored a layup to tie the game at 34-all with less than a minute to play in regulation. 

Bleckley point guard Wykieam Farrow (11 points) scored back-to-back driving buckets to put Bleckley up 38-34 in overtime and then Rouse scored in the paint to make it 40-34. The Bullpups rallied when Lewis scored on a 10-footer and Karis Harden (10 points) nailed his second 3-pointer to tie the game at 41 with 1:05 left. Rouse answered with an inside hoop to put Bleckley up 43-41. With 2.3 seconds remaining Drekari Jones sank a free throw to make the final score 43-42. Ashlee Ashley started the game and scored two points as the Bullpups fell to 0-3.  

Bulldog wrestlers prepare for new season

 Coach Bradley Benton in a wrestling room full of wrestlers

The Toombs County Bulldog wrestling program is coming off a season in which four Dawgs won state championships and the team finished fourth in Class 2A. All four state champs (J.D. Rogers, Solomon McLeod, Erion Gaffney and Eric Hester) have graduated leaving state runner-up Jamar Smith and J.J. Arrendondo, who placed third. However, the Bulldogs are loaded with wrestlers to fill the 14 weight classes. In fact the wrestling room is full this fall with 55 Bulldogs. Watch a slideshow and listen to Y-101 Story

Fall All-Region TCHS Athletes

 Shyann Davis, Sydnee Standard and Alivia Johnson

 Senior catcher Victoria Jordan is 1st team All-Region 1 

 Shortstop Abigail Lynn is 2nd team All-Region

Four Toombs County  High School athletes were named to the Region 1 AAA All-Region teams for the 2014 fall sports season. From the TCHS volleyball team, which went to the GHSA State Tournament and finished with a 21-13 record, Shyann Davis was named first team All-Region and seniors Sydnee Standard and Alivia Johnson were named to the second team. Also, from the TCHS softball team senior catcher Victoria Jordan was voted first team All-Region and junior shortstop Abigail Lynn was named to the second team. Watch Sydnee Standard highlights

TCMS basketball season begins

The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams began a 12 game regular season with a pair of home losses to West Laurens. The Lady Bullpups lost 52-11 and the Bullpups dropped a close game 47-43. Both teams will be back in action on Thursday, at Swainsboro, and on Monday, in the TCMS Gym, versus Bleckley County. The action starts at 4 p.m. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

West Laurens led the boys game 6-5 after the first quarter and 20-18 at half. It looked like the visitors were going to pull away in the third quarter. However, the Bullpups rallied late in the third and trailed 29-24. Both teams picked up the offensive pace in the fourth with the Pups outscoring WL 19-17. Tyrese Lewis scored five of his 11 points in the final quarter and hit a shot that pulled TCMS to within two points in the final minute. Jaylan Jones also scored 11 point and he swished a 3-pointer in the fourth. Karis Harden scored nine points, Tyquan Toby eight and Drekari Jones three.

Diamond Logan scored all 11 Lady Bullpup points. The seventh grader, who learned alot of her basketball skills from watching her favorite player Kevin Durant, scored nine points in the second half and she showed her superior dribbling skills while playing point guard.

On Thursday the Bullpups lost a close game at Swainsboro 34-30. Lewis led the Pups with 13 points, Jones and Harden each had six, Toby and Ashlee Ashley two and Raekwon Powell one.   

Redcoats compete and excel

The Toombs County High School Redcoats participated in Festival and Competition at Pierce County High School on Saturday, October 18th in the Sound of Silver Invitational and brought home ten trophies. The Redcoats performed (1) “Play That Funky Music” with a bass solo by Wesley Ricks and a tuba solo by Austin Davis, (2) “Happy”, (3) “Georgia
On My Mind” with a trumpet solo by Drum Major Robert Riner. Y-101 Story 

Festival scores were:
Drum Major – Superior
Auxiliary – Excellent
Percussion – Excellent
Overall Band Score – Excellent
Competition scores were:
Drum Major – Superior
Auxiliary – Excellent
Percussion – Excellent
Overall Band Score – Excellent
Best in Class of AA Schools:
Drum Major – 3rd Place
Auxiliary – 3rd Place

Pictured for the leadership team for the Redcoats are (front row, left to
right)
Section Leader LaShanna Williams, Drum Major Robert Riner,
Section Leader Kaitlyn Bryant, Section Leader Macy Thornton, Section
Leader Tiffany Todd, and (back row, left to right) Section Leader Logan
Hart, Band Captain Kesley Paulk, and Section Leader Mark Deardorff
.

Listen to the Redcoat Marching Band play and talk Audio  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

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