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Jamar Smith's new coach- Holmes Community College head coach Jeff Koontz talks about Jamar's role with the Mississippi junior college Audio  
Slade McDonald- The six year old son of former Toombs County Bulldog starting quarterback John McDonald talks about his wrestling career with video highlights Video  
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Richard Sterban- The famous bass singer from the Oak Ridge Boys talked to Y-101 Radio about is 41 years with the group. Audio  
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GRPA District Tournaments

Four Lyons teams qualify for state

 Jaiden Carroll shuts out Vidalia in the early innings

 2015 District 1 2nd place- Lyons Midget Boys

Brock Harrison pitches a complete game

2015 District 1 Champions- Lyons Juniors

 Jesus Quintero evades Kip Mosely and gets an out

 2015 District 1 Champions- Lyons Fleas

Tuesday- The Lyons Midget Boys (11 and 12 years old) earned a trip to the state tournament by finishing second in the District 1 Tournament at Ed Smith Complex in Vidalia. Lyons beat Statesboro 21-0 with Bryce Davis hitting a grand slam, Effingham County 6-0 before losing to Vidalia 15-1. Lyons then defeated Dublin 9-0 with Chase Miller hitting a homer and faced Vidalia in the championship game. Lyons built up a 6-0 and 7-1 lead on a Davis solo shot. Vidalia came back and won 8-7. Watch Highlights     

Monday- The Lyons Junior Boys (13 and 14 years old) and the Lyons Fleas (8 and under) made the final night of baseball at Partin Park a big night as each beat Vidalia to win a District 1 championship. Watch highlights Junior Boys  Flea Boys

The Juniors were the first to claim a title. Despite missing two starters, Brock Harrison took the mound and pitched a seven inning gem. He struck out 12 batters and walked only two while allowing six hits and one earned run. Martin Stephens (2-for-3) stroked an opposite field single and a deep drive to right for a double which brought in a run. Ricardo Santana (2-for-3), subbing for Cole Graham behind the plate, also had two hits and scored two runs and drove in one. Bryce DeLoach went 2-for-3 with two runs batted in and Trey Cloud and Martin Santana each had a hit.

The Juniors will open up state tourney play, in Augusta, on Tuesday, July 7 at 4:30 p.m.

For the second straight Monday Lyons and Vidalia met for a Flea title. Last Monday the two teams split a pair of one-run games with Lyons wining the Lyons Youth Tournament. In the battle for the district championship, Vidalia won the first game of the night 12-10 and then Lyons won the District with a 17-9 victory.

The Lyons Fleas will travel to Savannah for their state tourney.

Saturday- Three Lyons teams qualifed for the GRPA State Tournament and all three are undefeated and will be playing for District 1 titles on Monday. At Partin Park, the Lyons Junior Boys beat Swainsboro 6-1 and the Lyons Flea Boys edged Rincon 10-8 and then took care of Vidalia 17-4. Meanwhile at Thompson the Lyons Mite Girls defeated Swainsboro 14-6. Earlier in that tourney Lyons hammered Thompson 19-3 and shutout Effingham County 14-0. Watch highlights Junior Boys  Flea Boys

Cole Graham pitched a complete seven inning game for the Juniors. Graham allowed only two hits and struck out nine. The only Swainsboro run was scored on a wild pitch. On offense Graham went 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored, Brock Harrison was 1-for-3 with a triple a RBI and a run scored, Martin Stephens 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Bryce DeLoach 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI and Bryce Braddy scored two runs.

In Thompson Mites Amily Mixon, Madison Williams Ziahya Griffin and Lauren Hattaway all hit the ball well for the Mites.

The Lyons Midget Boys shutout Statesboro 21-0 and Effingham 6-0 before losing to Vidalia 15-1. Bryce Davis hit a grand slam out over the fence at ED Smith in Vidalia.

Friday-  The Lyons Junior and Fleas Boys baseball teams opened up District 1 Tournament play, at Partin Park, with victories. The Juniors built up a 7-1 lead and held on to defeat Vidalia 7-5. The Fleas run-ruled Dublin 15-3. Watch highlights Junior Boys  Flea Boys

For the juniors- Martin Stephens went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, Cole Graham 1-for-3 with a run scored, Bryce DeLoach 1-for-4 with a double, Seth Gay 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI and Trey Cloud 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. On the mound Brock Harrison was the starting and winning pitcher. He threw three one-hit innings with five strikeouts. Reece Mixon, Brandon Dennis and Graham pitched in relief in the seven inning game. Graham closed out the game with retiring the only four batters he faced and he caught a popup  and threw out a runner.

7-on-7 home and away

The Toombs County Bulldogs continue their summer of 7-on-7 football both home and away. The Dawgs traveled to Henry County and competed in the Adidas 7-on-7 and they also ventured down to Ware County. In addition every Tuesday in June, except for the 29th, they are playing host to 7-on-7 in the Pit. Watch Highlights Y-101 Story    

Coach Callaway hands out his final LYT trophy

to the Lyons 8 and under baseball team

 2015 Lyons Youth Tourney Champions- The Lyons Flea All-Stars

 Cameron Harris singles in the winning run in the 7th 

Monday- The final championship matchup of the 53rd annual Lyons Youth Tournament couldn't have been more exciting. The Boy's Flea Division came down to Lyons versus Vidalia. After two one-run games Lyons received the final big trophy handed out by Coach Anson Callaway, who is retiring shortly. Watch Lyons comeback in game two Highlights  Y-101 Story

Vidalia opened the final day of the tourney by beating Appling 17-3. That set up the battle of Toombs County. Vidalia won the first game 11-10 and Lyons pulled out a 22-21 win in the if neccesary game.

Lyons took an 11-8 lead by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth. Vidalia regained the lead with a 12-run top of the sixth. Lyons trailed 20-11 heading into the bottom of the final inning and Lyons scored nine to tie it up and send the game to an extra inning.

Vidalia's Ian Moye drove in a run with grounder to put his team up 21-20. In the bottom of the seventh Jaiden Toole (3-for-4) led off with a single. Cameron Ledford (4-for-6) singled in the tying run. Kip Mosley (5-for-6) singled and then seven-year old Cameron Harris (2-for-6), after pounding his bat on the plate numerous times, singled through the right side of the infield scoring Toole to end a very exciting night.

Saturday- The Lyons Flea baseball team outscored three opponents 50-16 to move into the championship round of the Lyons Youth Tournament. On Friday Lyons took care of Reidsville 16-3 in four innings and then on Saturday Lyons opened up a 17-4 lead over Vidalia before winning 18-10 and the boys closed out the day with a 16-3 four inning victory over Appling County. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

Lyons will play the winner of the Vidalia versus Appling County game for the championship. Lyons will need one win to claim the title the other team will need two. Vidalia and Appling will play on Monday at 5 p.m., on Field 2, and then when that game is completed the championship round will begin. The winner will get the big trophy which will be the final one handed out by Coach Anson Callaway. Coach is retiring after 53 years of running a tournament he started in 1962.

In the Appling victory, Lyons opened up a 14-0 lead by scoring five runs in the top of the first inning and nine in the second. Every member of the 10-man starting lineup contributed something offensively to the victory plus the team played a fine defensive game.

Cameron Ledford went 2-for-3 with a RBI, Kip Mosely 2-for-3 with a RBI, Cameron Harris 2-for-3 with an inside the park homer, Trevon Harris 3-for-3 with three RBI's, Jesus Quintero 1-for-3 with an inside the park homer, Gage Brantley 3-for-3 with a triple and a RBI, D.J. Austin 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI's, Rider Sears 3-for-3 with three RBI's, Kameron Clark drove in a run with a grounder and Jaiden Toole was 1-for-2.

Friday- The Lyons Mites didn't score in their first three innings of their Little Fenway match up with Appling and they fell behind 11-0. However, the boys rallied and scored a run in the fourth and seven in the fifth to cut the margin to 11-8. Appling ended the game scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth to give the "Boys from Baxley" a 16-8 win ending Lyons run in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Watch Highlights  

Dawson Brantley was 3-for-3 with a RBI, Ashton Luke 2-for-3 with a triple and a RBI and Bryson Stanley 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI.

Thursday- The Lyons Mite baseball team opened up in the Lyons Youth Tournament with a close win and a close loss. Lyons nipped Jenkins County 11-10 and then lost to Statesboro 8-6.

In the Jenkins game Lyons built up a 6-3 and 11-5 lead and then survived a Jenkins comeback in the bottom of the final inning. Jenkins scored five runs and had a runner on second base with two out when second baseman Bennie Jernigan ended the game catching his fourth pop up. Jernigan also started a double play and he went 3-for-4 at the plate. Bryson Stanley had a 4-for-4 day from the leadoff position and Dawson McClendon was 3-for-3 from the bottom of the lineup. Watch Highlights    

Lyons Fleas play in LYTB

 Brinley Miller handles a grounder at second base

The 8 and under Lyons Flea Girls softball team played two games in the 53rd annual Lyons Youth Tournament. Lyons lost to Swainsboro 8-3 and to Appling 17-9. Lyons scored the first seven runs in the Appling game in the top of the first inning. Appling scored the final six runs in the bottom of the fifth to win by the run-rule. Watch Highlights  

Bulldogs open summer schedule

 Christian Conley fields a grounder at 1st base

The Toombs County Bulldog baseball team opened up summer ball with a 10-4 loss to Bacon County. The Dawgs led 3-1 after five innings of the nine inning game. Shortstop D.R. Meadows stroked two opposite field hits to right. He had a double and a two-run single and he scored a run. Alston Williams started the game and pitched three scoreless innings. Watch Highlights     

Miller hits two out in Lyons Youth Tournament

Lyons Midget first baseman Chase Miller smacked two home runs in three games in the Lyons Youth Tournament. He and shortstop Bryce Davis each hit a second inning homer in a 14-2 win over Twin City. Lyons lost to Reidsville 11-4 and then the boys were knocked out of the tourney by Glennville by a 16-11 score. Miller (2-for-4 with a walk) stroked a three-run home run into the net in center in the first inning of the Glennville game. All three Lyons homers were hit on Field 2 where it is 200 feet to the fence. Watch Highlights

Lyons opened up a 6-2 lead over Glenville after two innings. Jaden Carroll (2-for-3) singled in two runs in the first. Glennville scored five runs in the third and six in the fourth to take a 13-6 lead. With the bases loaded, Lyons thrid baseman Alex Gordy snagged a liner at his feet for the final out of the fourth and then he singled to start off the fifth and that started a Lyons rally.

Drekari Jones (3-for-4 with a double) followed Gordy with a single and then three players came off the bench and stroked opposite field hits. Landon Gupton and Jim Moore singled and Tyler Heath drove in two runs with a base hit. The five-run fifth cut the Glennville lead to 13-11.  

Lyons Junior Boys come oh so close to winning the LYT

 Bryce Braddy eyes his RBI double

Friday- The Lyons Junior Boys All-Stars came up a run short of winning a tough bracket in the Lyons Youth Tournament. Six games in the tourney were decided by one-run including two Lyons victories and one loss- a 6-5 defeat to Jeff Davis which sent the championship round to a second game and JD won that one 8-0 in five innings to take home the big trophy. Watch Highlights  Watch a Salain Meadows Slideshow  Y-101 Game Stories

Down 3-1 going to the top of the fourth in game one, Lyons fought back. Bryce Braddy (2-for-2 with a walk) doubled, a foot or less fair, down the left field line scoring Gage Clark. Brock Harrison (1-for-3 with a walk) singled in two runs, with two outs, in the same inning to give Lyons a 4-3 lead.

Jeff Davis regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth by scoring two runs to make it 5-4. In the top of the fifth Braddy singled in a run to tie the game at five. Watch Braddy stroke his two hits Video

In the sixth Lyons had a runner thrown out at home after a Cole Graham (2-for-4) base hit to left. In the bottom of the frame Garrison Miles stroked the walk-off base hit.

Thursday- Three years to the date on which birthday boy Tyler Luke pitched the 2012 Lyons Junior Boys to a 2-1 win over Jeff Davis in the Lyons Youth Tournament, Cole Graham, who wasn't celebrating a birthday, led Lyons to a 7-6 win over Jeff Davis to propelling the host team into the championship round. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

There were two other one run games on the Field 3 at Partin Park. Reidsville beat Appling 5-4 and Jeff Davis nipped Reidsville 3-2 in seven innings.

Listen to Y-101 Long County Game  Appling County Game  Jeff Davis Game  

Graham, who started the game behind the plate, finished the winners bracket contest on the mound. The right-hander relieved Martin Stephens in the fourth. The bases were loaded with nobody out. Graham yielded a sacrifce fly to center field and then completed his damage control by getting an out a third base and then striking out the number two hitter to end a three-run inning which pulled JD to within two runs at 7-5. Graham gave up a one-out double in the fifth. However, another strikeout ended that frame without Jeff Davis scoring.

In the sixth Graham struck out the first two hitters looking and then JD scored a run and loaded up the bases on a walk, a single and an intentional walk. Graham ended the game inducing a grounder to shortstop Bryce DeLoach.

At the plate Graham went 2-for-2 with a walk. He singled in runs in the first and third and he is 5-for-6 in the tourney with four RBI's. Stephens (1-for-3) hit his third double in the tourney.

Wednesday- The Lyons Junior Boys opened up a 5-0 lead over Appling County halfway through a winners bracket game of the Lyons Youth Tourney. However, 11 walks helped the boys from Baxley rally and pull to within one run twice. But, Lyons held on to a 6-5 victory. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

Lyons built up the 5-0 with three two-out hits. In the first inning Martin Stephens (2-for-2 with a walk) singled and Cole Graham (2-for-2) singled to left with two-outs to put Lyons up 1-0. In the second Brock Harrison (1-for-3) singled in a run and Stephens doubled in two.

Appling scored four runs in the fourth to cut the Lyons lead 5-4. Graham added a run to the Lyons lead in the fifth with a sacrifice fly. Appling  scored a run in the top of the sixth and loaded up the bases. But, Bryce DeLoach, pitching in relief of Harrison, handled a grounder to his right to end the game. 

The Lyons Midget Girls lost to Reidsville 12-4 to end their stay in the  LYT.       

Tuesday- The Lyons Junior Boys and the Midget Girls each opened up in the Lyons Youth Tournament with victories. The Juniors beat Long County 9-3 and the Midgets trounced Statesboro 16-2. Watch Highlights Junior Boys  Y-101 Story  In the Last game of the day the Lyons Midgets lost to Jeff Davis 18-6 at Little Fenway. Midget Girls

Reece Mixon pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing four hits and no earned runs to notch the victory. Brock Harrison closed the game and did not allow a hit and he struck out five batters. Harrison (1-for-3) drove in three runs with a two-run single and he walked with the bases loaded. Christian Medders (2-for-4) tripled in a pair of runs. Martin Stephens (1-for-3) legged out a double and drove in a run with a grounder, Cole Graham went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk, Bryce Deloach was 1-for-3 and Ricardo Santana 2-for-3 and he scored three runs.   

The Lyons All-Star baseball teams have been playing practice games for preparation for the 53rd Annual Lyons Youth Tournament. The 8 and under Fleas beat Soperton 14-0 and the 13-14 Juniors edged Reidsville 9-7. Brock Harrison went 3-for-3 and hit a line drive homer over the left field fence, on Field 3, at Partin Park. Cole Graham had a pair of hits and Reece Mixon pitched three scoreless innings. Watch highlights of the Fleas and the Mites and the Midgets  Listen to Y-101 Radio stories on the Junior Boys  Midget Boys  Flea Boys    

7-on-7 returns to the Pit

For a second straight summer 7-on-7 football will be a regular feature at the Pit on Tuesday nights in June, except for June 30 which is a part of GHSA Dead Week. In their first 7-on-7 Toombs County played host to Frederica Academy and the two schools took turns running offense and defense. Watch Highlights  

Coach Callaway Day at Partin Park

 

An amazing 54-year career will come to an end in July and on May 23, 2015 the retiring Coach Anson Callaway was honored by family, friends, colleagues and many of the athletes he has influenced over his career at Partin Park, the outstanding recreation complex which has been his baby since it opened in 1975. Watch Highlights and a Slideshow

A 10 a.m. ceremony in the Callaway Center, emceed by Bill Benton, featured many memories of Coach Callaway's career as both a coach and a recreation department director. Coach Callaway decided to abandon his speech to do what he does best- speak from his heart. The Coach told stories about many of the people who came to honor him. 

Then everybody walked down the hill for a public ceremony at the back entrance of the park where the newest edition to the facility was unveiled. Visitors will now be greeted by a multi-level sign which welcomes them to The Anson Callaway Complex at Partin Park.  

Nick Eason Camp returns to the Pit

LYONS, GA- Booster Stadium “The Pit” of Lyons, GA, normally the home of the Toombs County High School Bulldogs will host the 4th Annual Nick Eason Skills & Drills Football Camp on Tuesday July 7, 2015. The camp will be managed by Greenville, SC sport management company Wyatt Sports, LLC and its sports training entity, Wyatt Sports Academy. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-15, and will include football fundamentals, obstacle courses, lunch, and bouncy stations for those ages 4 and under. The cost is only $20.00 per camper and registration is currently open at www.wyattacademy.com.  They are encouraging campers to pre-register online now as limited space is available for the camp. Check in on the day of the camp begins at 8 a.m. followed by a short devotion, and then three hours of football training culminating in lunch at 12 noon. Learn more about NIck Click Here

Eason is coming back to his high school alma mater Toombs County High School where he laid the foundation for getting collegiate football offers and committing to Clemson University. He finished his collegiate career with 153 tackles, including 15 sacks in 47 games and a first team All-ACC selection in 2002. He went on to be drafted in the fourth round of the NFL Draft to the Denver Broncos in 2003. He ended up playing for four NFL franchises in a 10 year career in which he won Super Bowl XLIII with the Pittsburgh Steelers. After his playing days he has worked on getting in the coaching profession and is currently the Assistant Defensive Line Coach for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans. 

Eason is very proud of his Lyons, GA roots and it is a great honor for him to be able to come back to where he grew up  to give back to the community that raised him. He will be joining the Toombs County coaching staff to teach the kids football skills and interact with them about what’s important in life. An extra bonus for the campers is that they will each receive a camp t-shirt, poster and lunch. 

Blue Jays go 11-0 in Perfect Season

Their last two games were the toughest to win in their perfect 11-0 season. But, the Lyons Recreation Department 9-10 year old Mite Blue Jays pulled them out. On Thursday, despite playing with only two of their usual four outfielders, they rallied and defeated the Athletics 20-12. Then on Friday they survived a slugfest with the Nationals, the second best team in the league, and won 22-18. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story

The Nationals led 2-0 after the top of first inning, 9-7 after the top of the second and 13-11 after the top of the third. However, the Blue Jays kept hitting the pitching machine and led they were on top 7-2 after one inning, 11-9 after two, 15-13 after three and 21-14 after four.  

Mites bring their A-Game to Partin Park

 National shortstop Lucas O'Conner handles a tough hop

The 9-10 year old boys mite division has been a challenging one at Partin Park this spring. The 10-0 Blue Jays have been the team to beat and nobody has been able to knock them off. The Nationals have been the second best team and in their next to last game of the regular season they improved their record to 8-2 with a 15-7 win over the 5-6 Twins. Watch Highlights  

2015 Deep South Football Football Combine

Bulldog QB's throw

 

 Dalton McBride

 

 Jordan Usher

The Toombs County Bulldog football team played host to over 300 players from around the area and south at the Deep South Football Combine. The purpose was to allow the athletes to showcase their skills for college coaches from around the south. Everybody ran the 40 for time, did individual drills, other drills and seven-on-seven. Watch Highlights  Y-101 interview about the camp and other Bulldog subjects with head coach Lyman Guy Audio  

Braves beat Astros & are still tied for 1st

 Braves catcher Randyn Simmons tags an Astro at home  

There is quite a race for first place in the Midget Boys Division (11 & 12 years old) at Partin Park. After eight games the Braves and the Cardinals are 5-3 and the Astros and the Dodgers are 3-5. The Braves scored seven runs in the first inning and the maxiumum, allowed by the rules, seven in the fourth in a 16-7 win over the Astros. Watch Highlights  Y-101 Story with Pictures

Six Braves had hits in the four inning game and eight different players scored a run. Leadoff hitter and catcher Randyn Simmons went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, Ryan Gay 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored, Tyler Heath 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and two runs scored, Chase Musselman 1-for-1 with a two-run opposite field single and two runs scored, Alston Price 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored and Jason Dukes 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Breyson Gladden and Landon Wilds each walked twice and scored twice.

For the Astros Dalton Harvey went 1-for-2 with a runs scored, Thomas Cloud 1-for-2 with a runs scored, Jake Lively 2-for-2 with a double and James Donald walked twice and scored a pair of runs.   

Tyson takes 2nd in the Georgia Dome

 Tyson Brantley wears his second place medal

Toombs County first grader Tyson Brantley led a large group of  local wrestlers at the Georgia Kids State Championship staged on 36 mats in the Georgia  Dome in Atlanta. Tyson advanced to the championship round and lost a tough match 7-5. In the waining moments, with the score tied at 5-5, Tyson took his opponent down to the mat. However, the move was not awarded two points by the officials. Then with just seconds remaining Tyson was brought down to the mat and a take down was awarded. Watch the match with comentary by Tyson video and a slideshow     

GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Tournament

Jamar gets his state championship

 Jamar Smith executes a state championship pin

In 2014 Toombs County's Jamar Smith was denied his first GHSA State Championship because of an illegal slam in the title match at the Toombs County Middle School Gym. 358 days later, in the Macon Centreplex, the senior ended a perfect 47-0 season with the perfect result- a first round pin with just two seconds left on the clock.

Smith is the 13th Toombs County Bulldog to win a state champsionship.The Dawgs have won at least one state title in each of the last four years and they have totaled seven championships during this span. Watch Jamar win state Video  and watch and listen to Jamar break down his state championship victory Video  Coaches Adam Hightower and Bradley Benton discuss Saturday night at the state championships Audio  Watch some Sights and Sounds from Macon Video

Smith opened up his match with McNair's Derek Clayton with a short feeling out period and then he collected two points for a take down. From the top position Smith was able to get Clayton on his back and then he stuck him for his seventh first round pin in eight matches of the sectionals and state.       

Bryson- from JV to 2nd in state

 Bryson Smith finishes second in state

One of the most amazing stories in the Macon Centreplex was the rise of Toombs County's  Bryson Smith. Due to the strength of the Bulldog wrestling program, in 2014, in his weight class Bryson was relegated to the junior varsity squad. But, in his senior season the tall 195 pound wrestler got his chance to compete on the varsity level and he went 47-12. He was an Area 1 champion. finished sixth at the tough AAA East Sectional and after a string of upsets at the GHSA State Tourney Bryson finished second in the state.  

Rockmart's Marlon Morales won the state championship and improved his record to 54-6 with a first round pin of Smith.