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

Bulldog Baseball on Y-101 Radio- The Toombs County Bulldogs will play at Long County on Monday (April 21) for a 4:30 p.m. game. The Bulldog Pregame Show begins at 4:20. You can listen to the game on Y-101 Radio and the games will be streamed on Mixlr. You can download a free ap for your iPhone or computer at Mixlr or you can listen to the game by Clicking Here    
Darby Excels Again- Two years ago Darby Oliver was the Valedictorian at Toombs County High School. Two years later she is graduating from Darton State College as the school's Academic Recognition Student for 2014. Read Story
Berry Aldridge goes yard- The former TCHS Bulldog hit his first home run for Armstrong Atlantic. Listen to a Y-101 story SoundCloud  
TCHS Wrestling Golf Scramble- The Toombs County High School wrestling team is having a fundraising golf scramble tournament on May 24 at Rocky Creek. For more information Click Here    
Toombs County Websites- Coach L.M. Guy has started up two brand new websites with plenty of Toombs County High School sports information. Toombs County Football Website  or Toombs County Athletics
Whisperin' Bill on Y-101 Radio- Country music legend Bill Anderson called in to Y-101 Radio. Listen Soundcloud   
TCHS Bulldog Report- Listen to past recent episodes of Y-101's Toombs County Bulldog Report at SoundCloud
Craig Campbell on Y-101- Craig talked on Y-101 about his current hit song, his latest release and a big hit song that he collaborated on in Australia, Audio   
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    

 

More hits, but same result

The Toombs County Bulldogs stroked three more hits off lefty ace Chipper Wiley, at Jacky Jones Field, than they did when they faced him in Savannah. However, the result was similar. The Bulldogs lost to Benedictine 11-0 in five innings as opposed to 10-0 in six earlier this season. The loss dropped the Bulldogs record to 10-8 overall and 9-5 in Region 2. Heading into the final week of the season the Dawgs need three wins in four games to clinch fourth place and a trip to the playoffs, regardless of what the other teams below them in the standings do. The Benedictine victory clinched a second straight region championship for the Cadets and pushied their record to 18-5 overall and 16-0 in the region. The Cadet pitching staff has allowed a total of three runs in their last nine region games. Watch Highlights You Tube

The Dawgs yielded an unearned run in the first inning and then James Ethredge (1-for-3) was stranded at third after hitting a one-out single in the bottom of that inning. Ethredge pitched a three up, three down second then the Cadets pulled away scoring five runs in the third, three in the fourth and two in the fifth. D.R. Meadows hit two singles and was 2-for-3. He also handled three grounders at second base and made a leeping catch which he turned into a double play by throwing to first catching a Cadet off the bag. Brandon Beckum came of the bench in the fifth and sent a pitch into right field for a basehit. 

Dawgs begin final stretch with win

The Toombs County Bulldog baseball team began a busy final six game stretch, in 10 days, with a 10-1 home win over McIntosh County Academy. The Dawgs tallied 14 hits while three TCHS pitchers allowed only four hits and no earned runs. Toombs is 9-4 in Region 2 and 10-7 overall and in remains in fourth place in the playoff race. The top four go to the postseason. Watch Highlights You Tube   

TCHS scored three runs in the second on a grounder by Tyler Luke (1-for-3) and RBI singles by Chris Mobley (1-for-1) and D.R. Meadows (2-for-3). The Bulldogs scored five more times in the third. Ben Brantley (1-for-2) hit a grounder that scored one, Luke singled in a pair of teammates, Mobley hit a sacrifice fly and Meadows hit the ball to second to make it 8-1. Stephen Garrett (1-for-2) singled in a run in the fourth and Hunter Braddy (1-for-4) extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a RBI single in the fifth. James Ethredge was 2-for-3 with a double.

Jeremy Beasley pitched the first three innings and improved his record to 5-3 allowing two hits and no earned runs while striking out six and walking two. Tyler Luke also pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three and walked two and Austin Williams struck out three batters in the seventh.

TCHS Soccer beats Benedictine

Since Benedictine joined Region 2 only two teams had beaten the Cadets in head-to-head action prior to an April 14 soccer match in Lyons. The 2012 Bulldog football team held off the Cadets 14-12 in the Pit and the Dawg baseball team beat them 8-1 at Jacky Jones Field.  The Dawg soccer team lost to Benedictine 4-0 and 5-1 in 2013 and this season they dropped a match to the Cadets by penalty kicks. However, on a special Monday night Fernando Rodriquez scored two goals in the final eight minutes to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-1 win. Watch Highlights You Tube  Y-101 Radio Story

Benedictine scored a goal with 18:20 to play in the first off a corner kick. Rodriquez scored the equalizer off a perfectly placed corner kick by Gilbert Zamorono. Rodriquez ran in, unmarked, and headed the ball, with plenty of zip, into the net. Fernando sealed the victory with 3:02 left on a short shot at the right post.  

Saturday Sports

There was a full day of sports activities on Saturday at the Toombs County Sports Complex on North Victory Drive. In the morning, in the Pit, the Bulldogs played host to a LRS Football Combine. High school players from many area teams ran the 40-yard dash and did other drills. Their information will now be available for colleges. Watch You Tube

At Jacky Jones Field the Toombs County B-Team swept a pair of games from Dodge County- 13-0 and 12-2. Bulldog pitchers did not allow an earned run in 10 innings. Austin Williams and Brandon Helton pitched the first game and Hogan White and Lane Adams threw the second. Watch highlights of the second game You Tube

TCHS & Vidalia split in soccer

 

 TCHS goal scorers- Gilbert Zamorono

 

and  Ansley Tatum

The soccer teams from Toombs County and Vidalia split a pair of one-goal games at Buck Cravey Field. Gilbert Zamorono scored the only goal of the boys game with 18:05 to play in the first half to give the Bulldogs a season sweep of the Indians 1-0. The Dawgs defeated Vidalia 3-1 in Lyons.

Brittany Cabrol scored two goals to lead the Lady Indians to a 2-1 win. Cabrol scored her first goal with 2:34 to play in the first half. Ansley Tatum tied the game at 1 with a shot from 16-yards out with 1:35 left in the first half. Cabrol scored the game-winner with 13:02 to play. Watch Highlights Girls Game  Boys Game

Chuck is back in town

Hill is the Dawgs' new basketball coach

The Toombs County Bulldogs have a new boys basketball coach and he is very familar with the program. Chuck Hill played on back-to-back Bulldog region championsip basketball teams in 2002-03 and 2003-04 and he also returned to his alma mater in 2010 as an assistant basketball coach. For the past two seasons he has been an assistant basketball coach at West Laurens and now he is coming back to Lyons to be the head coach. Listen to the Y-101 Story SoundCloud

Dawgs soar in the seventh

James Ethredge tags out a Rebel at home 

The Toombs County Bulldogs broke open a close game, at Atkinson County, in the seventh inning by scoring eight runs which expanded their 1-0 lead to 9 zip in what turned out to be a 9-3 Region 2 win. The Bulldogs are 9-7 and 8-4 in the region and they remain in fourth place with the top four making the GHSA State Tournament. Watch Highlights You Tube

The Bulldogs were hitless through first three innings. Although, they did have two scoring opportunities. D.R. Meadows walked to lead .off the game and was stranded at second base. Christian Moore walked to start the second and he was left at third.

After a three-up, three-down third, Hunter Braddy led off the fourth inning with a single which exteneded his career best hitting streak to 12 games. With one down, Moore smashed a single to left which scored Braddy to give the Dawgs a 1-0 lead.

Bulldog starting pitcher James Ethredge allowed a single in each of the first three innings. However, he picked off base runners in the first and third and left runners on first and second in the second inning to keep ATCO off the scoreboard.

The Bulldogs loaded up the bases in the sixth and did not score and they denied the Rebels a run with a fine defensive play. With a runner at third and two outs, an Ethredge pitch got away from catcher Stephen Garrett. Garrett collected the ball and flipped it to Ethredge at the plate. James caught the ball above his shoulder and then dove to the plate and tagged the base runner, sliding head first, before his hand hit home.

The Dawgs started their big seventh inning with one out. Blake Horton walked and Garrett stroked a single. A balk moved the runners to second and third and Meadows drove them in with a single. Ethredge followed with a run scoring hit, Braddy was intentionally walked and then Jeremy Beasley singled in a run. Bailey Salter and Tyler Luke also had RBI hits.

Luke replaced Ethredge on the mound in the bottom of the seventh and got the first out easily on a ground ball to the mound. After that he walked four and hit two batters as the Rebels scored three runs without a hit. Beasley ended the two hour and forty-six minute game with a strike out.

Ethredge pitched six scoreless innings and allowed three hits. He struck out seven batters, walked four and hit two. Ethredge is 4-3 this season and 16-10 lifetime with the varsity.

Kim of Queens back on Y-101

Angie, Marah, Addison and Kelly (L to R) on Y-101 

The Kim of Queens Show was once again featured on Y-101 Radio. However, this time all four local cast members were on the After 8 Show together. Addison, Marah, Angie and Kelly discussed the first season of the Lifetime Network Show. All four are heading back to North Atlanta soon to begin shooting the second season. Watch their appearance on Y-101 You Tube

Beasley leads Bulldogs at Bryan Co.

After pitching 3 2/3 innings in relief against Metter on Tuesday, Toombs County Bulldog coach Bryan Fitzgerald wasn't planning on starting the senior in his regular Friday position in the rotation at Bryan County. However, Beasley asked the coach for the start and then proceeded to throw six efficient innings in an 8-1 victory which improved the Dawgs record to 8-7 overall and 7-4 in Region 2. Watch Highlights You Tube

Beasley faced no more than five batters (the second and third) in any inning and allowed only two base hits- singles in the first and third. He struck out eight batters and walked only one as he moved his personal record to 4-3 for the season and 13-12 lifetime. In his six starts in 2014 Beasley has pitched 39 innings and allowed only 29 base hits and six earned runs. He has struck out 49 batters and walked 10. His earned run average is 1.08 and the opponents are hitting .206 against him as a starter.

Beasley also handled the bat well. In his first five starts, as a pitcher, he was 2-for-15 with five strikeouts. However, in this game he went 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs batted in. The Bulldogs, who left six runners in scoring position in a loss to Metter, left runners on first and second in the first inning. In the second Stephen Helton and D.R. Meadows led off with walks setting the table for the next four Dawgs in a revised batting order that featured five TCHS players starting in the field,  who started in the B-Teams last game which was a victory at Appling County.

James Ethredge drove in his team-high tenth run with a sacrifice fly to tie the game at one. Hunter Braddy (1-for-4) extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a run scoring double. Beasley singled in a run and Christian Moore (1-for-3) also drove in a run with a single. The Bulldogs fifth run scored on an error by the second baseman.

The Bulldogs scored three more runs in the sixth as the older players came off the bench. Brandon Beckum leadoff with a walk, Tyler Luke (1-for-2) singled, Bailey Salter (1-for-2) singled to load up the bases and then Chris Mobley (1-for-2) singled in a run. Beasley drove in the final two runs of the game with a base hit.

Bryan County scored it's only run in the second inning on an unusual play. The Redskins had two runners on base on an error and a walk with two down. Marcus Johnson struck out. However, catcher Stephen Garrett dropped the ball and then thinking the inning was over flipped the ball toward the mound allowing the Redskins to score. A tag or a throw to first base would have completed the strikeout.    

Too many stranded Dawgs in Metter loss

Toombs County head baseball coach Bryan Fitzgerald was seeking more offensive punch in run scoring situations, so he juggled his starting lineup. However, the end result was a 6-3 home loss to Metter in Region 2 game in which the Bulldogs left six runners in scoring position. Watch Highlights You Tube

The Bulldogs surged to a 2-0 lead in the first. James Ethredge (1-for-3) tripled in the two-hole in the lineup, he had been hitting third and scored along with Hunter Braddy, who walked, on Jeremy Beasley's (2-for-4) single to left. Braddy, who moved from first to third in the lineup, went 1-for-3 and extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a leadoff double in the seventh. He was stranded at third to end the game. The Bulldogs left runners on second and third in the first. They stranded runners on first and second in the second, left a runner at second in the third and left them at second and third in the fourth.

Christian Moore reached on an error in the fifth and scored on a single by Logan McGowan. Metter scored a run in the fourth and five in the fifth. However, for 3 1/3 innings Bulldog starting pitcher James Ethredge held the Tigers hitless. Clay  Crawford singled with one out in the fourth. Jacob Weddingcamp bunted down the first base line and Ethredge, who dove for the ball, was spiked in his pitching hand and had to leave the game. He later returned to the game to swing the bat and said after the game he was going to be fine.

Jeremy Beasley took over on the mound and gave up a RBI single to Hunter Ritchie to cut the Dawg lead to 2-1. With one down in the fifth Daniel Stanfield and Conner West walked. The Tigers scored a run on an error and three more runs on RBI hits by Crawford, Weddingcamp and Ritchie. The Tigers scored their final run on a first and third running situation in which the Dawgs recorded an out between first and and second while the runner at third broke to the plate and scored.

Derby Dash debuts on Derby Hill

 

 Shane Moore wins Fun Run

 

Gracie Braddy first Fun Run Female 

Five weeks before over 60 cars participate in the 23rd Southeast Georgia Soap Box Derby, runners on foot were competing in the first annual Derby Dash Fun Run and 5K race. Both races started at the top of Derby Hill where the ramp is set up for the soap box derby cars. Marty Edge won the the 5K (3.1 mile race) in 22:03. Alicia Papp was the first female to cross the finish line and 11-year old Clay Morris, from Vidalia Heritage, was the first young person to complete the race.

The overall Fun Run (one mile) winner was 12-year old Shane Moore, from Robert Toombs Christian Academy, and the first female was 15-year old Gracie Braddy, from Toombs County High School. Watch Highlights 5K Race  Fun Run   

B-Team Dawgs soar in 7th

 3rd baseman George Lucke makes a great catch on a foul ball

The Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs, who lost a three run lead in the bottom of the sixth, scored three runs in the top of the seventh as they defeated Appling County 9-6 in Baxley. With two outs, Christian Conley placed a single, backside, down the left field line and Jalen Mobley reached on an error setting the table for leadoff hitter D.R. Meadows. Meadows, who was hitless while pitching the first five innings, stroked the game-winning hit as the team's third baseman. His double to left scored two runs and then he scored on a hit by winning pitcher Lane Adams. Watch Highlights You Tube

Hogan White drove in three runs, George Lucke hit a sacrifice fly that scored one and Stephen Helton had two hits and made a bundle of defensive plays at short. The B-Team Dawgs also defeated Montgomery County 14-5 this week.  

Dawgs survive blustery day

The Toombs County Bulldogs survived winds blowing at more than 20 miles per hour as they wrapped the their first trip around Region 2 with a 10-6 home win over Bacon County. Just like last season the Bulldogs are 6-3 in the region heading to the second set of nine games. The victory lifted their record to 7-6- the first time this season they have been over .500. Watch Highhlights You Tube

TCHS spotted Bacon an early 4-0 lead. The Raiders scored two runs in the first inning on three James Ethredge walks, a sacrifice fly and a Bulldog error. Bacon scored two more runs in the second on a walk, a single, an error and a balk.

Toombs County rallied in the bottom of the second scoring six runs to take a 6-4 lead. Hogan White (1-for-2 with a walk) singled in a run and then Hunter Braddy (1-for-4) extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-run single to right field. Christian Moore (1-for-3) tripled in two runs with a blast to left. The sixth run scored on an error.

Bacon County scored a run in the third inning to cut Toombs lead to 6-5. Aniscio Washington (2-for-4) tripled and scored on a wild pitch. The Bulldogs were silent in the third and then busy in the fourth scoring four runs to build up a 10-5 advantage. Logan McGowan (1-for-3) stroked his first varsity extra base hit, a double, and scored on an error. Jeremy Beasley and White each drove in a run with a bases loaded walk.

Ethredge pitched the first six innings allowing five earned runs on five hits. He struck out 12 batters and walked six. Jeremy Beasley pitched a three up, three down seventh with two strikeouts.          

 Toombs takes 3 out of 4 from Vidalia

The Toombs County spring sports teams won three out of four games versus arch rival Vidalia over a two day period. The baseball teams swept a pair from the Indians. The varsity Bulldogs won 5-1 at Greg James Field and the B-team Dawgs won 11-5 at Jacky Jones Field. Meanwhile at the TCMS Soccer Field the Bulldogs beat Vidalia 3-1 and the Lady Bulldogs lost to the Lady Indians 3-1 in overtime. 

Beasley pitches fifth straight complete game

Jeremy Beasley pitches seven inning again

For the fifth time this season senior pitcher Jeremy Beasley took the ball for a start and and was still on the mound when the game was over. Beasley limited Vidalia to six hits while striking out seven and walking three in claiming his third straight victory. In his last 21 innings Beasley has allowed only two earned runs. In the early innings he stranded the bases loaded in the first inning and left a runner at third in the second. Vidalia scored an earned run in the third on a grounder to the right side of the infield. The Bulldogs tried to turn a 4-6-3 double play to end the threat. However, Eric Tillery beat the throw to first base. Beasley, ended the game by inducing a double play on a liner to shortstop Bailey Salter. Salter doubled up the base runner at second. Watch Highlights You Tube  Watch Beasley pitch You Tube Bulldog coach Bryan Fitzgerald talks about the win Soundcloud

Moore and Meadows stroke the big hits  

 Christian Moore doubles in Hunter Braddy

In his last two games prior to facing his rival, senior outfielder Christian Moore went 0-for-7. However, in the biggest game of the season he went 3-for-3 with a walk. Moore singled in the first inning but was denied an opportunity to score the first run of the game because of an outfield throw which nailed him at the plate. In the third inning he singled in the first run of the game. James Ethredge (1-for-3) hit a ball to the mound which scored the second run. Moore doubled in Hunter Braddy in the fifth. Braddy (1-for-4) extended his hitting streak to seven games with a leadoff double. Watch Christian at the plate You Tube

D.R. Meadows goes backside and drives in two  

With the Bulldogs leading 3-1 in the seventh and seeking a bigger cushion, Moore and Ethredge walked with one out. With two down and runners on second and third freshman D.R. Meadows was inserted into the game as a pinch hitter. In the B-Team win over Vidalia the day before Meadows went 3-for-4 and scored three runs. D.R., who was 1-for-3 in varsity games, didn't even take a pitch off lefthanded reliever Blake Corbitt. Instead he jumped on the first pitch which was on the outer half of the plate and lined it into right field scoring the final two runs of the game. Watch Meadows hit in the seventh inning You Tube

B-Team Bulldogs take care of Vidalia in 7

The Toombs County B-Team, which opened the season with a nine inning loss at Vidalia, avenged that defeat with an 11-5 win at Jacky Jones Field. D.R. Meadows and Lane Adams handled the pitching. Meadows threw 3 2/3 innings and allowed only one hit with six strikeouts. Adams worked the final 3 1/3 and yielded three hits with two strikeouts.

Meadows went 3-for-4 and scored three runs, Adams was 1-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored,  Hogan White was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs, Stephen Helton went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in and three runs scored, Logan McGowan was 2-for-4 with one runs scored and Christian Conley 1-for-3 with a RBI.

Soccer Dawgs surge past Vidalia

Last season the Toombs County Boys soccer team defeated Vidalia twice by the same 3-2 score. The Bulldogs beat the Indians in overtime in Vidalia and in regulation in Lyons. In the their first of two matchups in 2014 the Bulldogs won 3-1 in Lyons. Fernando Rodriquez scored the first goal on a penalty kick. Jose Delgado made it 2-0, in the first half, with a shot from inside the 18. He was unguarded and kicked the ball over the goal keepers hands. Toombs County's final goal was booted in by Gilbert Zamarono. He blew by the Indian defense and dribbled in a fired a short shot by the keeper. Watch Highlights You Tube

The Lady Bulldogs took an early 1-0 lead in their matchup wiith the Indians on a goal by Samantha Houston. Vidalia tied the game in the first half and regulation ended in a 1-1 tie. The Lady Indians scored two goals in overtime to secure the victory.

Dawgs power past the 'Boro

A day after being one-hit with 13 strikeouts by a lefthanded pitcher named Wiley from Benedictine, the Toombs County Bulldogs stroked 12 hits including seven extra base shots in a 16-6 win at Swainsboro. The Dawgs smashed six doubles and one triple and they only struck out four times against another lefty with the last name Wiley. Watch Highlights You Tube

Toombs County trailed 2-0 and 3-1 and then the Bulldogs put together their best inning of the season. In the third TCHS touched home eight times. Jeremy Beasley (2-for-4) added a run scoring double to his triple which he hit in the second. James Ethredge also hit a RBI Double. Brandon Beckum was 2-for-3 with two doubles, Hunter Braddy 1-for-3 with a two-run double and Ben Brantley drilled a pinch hit double in the seventh. Blake Padgett (1-for-3) drove in a pair of runs with a single and Nick Taylor stroked his first varsity hit on the first pitch he saw.

Tyler Luke started his first game on the mound, in his junior season, and picked up a win throwing six innings. He allowed four earned runs on five hits and he struck out nine batters including five in a row. Tyler was 1-for-3 at the plate with a sacrifce fly RBI and a run scoring single. Bailey Salter handled the seventh inning and ended the game by inducing a 6-4-3 double play. Salter was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Too many K's, not enough hits

For Toombs County baseball on Wednesday the problem was too many strikeouts and not enough hits at two different game sites. In Savannah, at Benedictine, the Toombs County High School Bulldogs stroked only one hit and struck out 13 times in a 10-0, six inning loss. Meanwhile, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups had three hits (Dalton McBride, Jeidon Sistrunk and Bryce DeLoach) and 12 strikeouts in a 6-0 home loss to Bleckley County. 

Hunter Braddy opened up the game for the Bulldogs with their only hit. He was stranded at second base when lefty Chipper Wiley struck out the next three batters. Tyler Luke walked to lead off the second and he was left at second base when Wiley struck out three more Dawgs. Luke was the Bulldogs' last base runner as Wiley retired 15 straight to end the game. Watch Highlights You Tube

Mike Huggins led off the bottom of the first with a double and scored on a squeeze bunt. The Cadets led 1-0 until the bottom of the fifth when they scored seven runs and they added two more in the sixth to end it.

James Ethredge, who beat Benedictine 8-1 on a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks in 2013, controlled the defending Region 2 champs from the second to the fourth. He allowed a two-out double in the second and stranded that Cadet with a strikeout.  He retired seven straight until the fifth and left the game with two outs after striking out six batters. The Cadets took advantage of an error to lead off the bottom of the fifth and they tallied five hits in the frame.   

An All-Star meets an All-Star

 Alex Gordy meets Craig Kimbrel

On his eleventh birthday, Lyons Recreation Department All-Star catcher Alex Gordy met three-time Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher Craig Kimbrel at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. Alex watched the Braves score a run in the ninth to beat the Washington Nationals 3-2. Jason Heyward, Evan Gattis, Chris Johnson and Dan Uggla each had a hit and Julio Teheran pitched three scoreless innings allowing four hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Kimbrell threw a scoreless fifth inning yielding a hit with a strikeout.

In preparation for his upcoming season at Partin Park, Alex is playing with the a 12-under travel team named the Sliders 

Dawgs beat Long on 3rd Look

In their first two looks at Long County pitcher Phillip Swindel, the Toombs County Bulldogs were 4-for-16 while leaving six runners on base, including four in scoring position, and they trailed 1-0. In their third look at the righthander, in the bottom of the fifth, the Dawgs scored four runs and knocked him out of the game in route to a 6-1 Region 2 victory at Jacky Jones Field. Watch Highlights You Tube

Both teams entered the game tied for fourth place in the region on three game win streaks. The 4-5 Bulldogs now have a 4-2 Region 2 record.

Long County scored a run in the first inning. Josh Gordon led off the game with a walk off senior pitcher Jeremy Beasley. Cody Fleck doubled to left field to score the run and Long had a chance to score more. However, Beasley left the bases loaded and then he took over the game on the mound. Toombs also had a chance to have a big first frame. The Dawgs loaded the bases with one out, but, they didn't score.

Beasley stranded a runner at third in the third inning and runners at second and third in the fourth. The Bulldogs left a runner at second in the third and runners on first and second in the fourth.   

While Beasley was dominating the fifth with a three-up, three-down, the Bulldogs won the game on their third look. Hunter Braddy (2-for-3 for the third straight game) led off with a walk. Christian Moore (2-for-3 for the second straight game) doubled to deep left to score Braddy and tie the game. James Ethredge (1-for-3) hit a grounder to short, which was misplayed, allowing Moore to score. Beasley (1-for-3) singled and then Bailey Salter hit a sacrifice fly to deep left to score Ethredge. Tyler Luke (1-for-3) drove in the fourth run with a grounder to short.

The Bulldogs lit up the scoreboard in the sixth. Brandon Beckum (1-for-3) and Braddy singled, Moore walked and Ethredge hit a double to right center scoring the final two runs of the game.

Beasley pitched his fourth complete game of the season allowing six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk as he evened his record at 2-2. In their last five games Bulldog pitchers have struck out 45 batters and walked eight while allowing only eight earned runs in 34 innings for an earned run average of 1.65.

West Laurens MS takes title 2-1

Gerry Tinoco puts TCMS up 1-0 in the 1st half 

West Laurens scores the game-winner  

Entering the 2014 MGMSAA Boy's Soccer Championship game, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups had won five of the last six titles. Last year they beat West Laurens 2-1 in Lyons. In a rematch for the title at West Laurens the Raiders scored the game-winning goal 2:43 into the second half to win 2-1. Gerry Tinoco put TCMS up 1-0 three minutes into the match and then 2:51 later West Laurens tied the game. Watch Highlights You Tube

Meadows fires a 2-hitter

 D.R. Meadows throws a strike in the seventh inning

Twenty-four hours after James Ethredge and Bailey Salter threw a five-inning no-hitter at McIntosh County Academy, D.R. Meadows took a no-hitter into the fourth inning of the Toombs County Bulldog's B-Team home game against ECI. Meadows lost his no-no on a one-out bloop single to center field. He also yielded another bloop single to right in the seventh. However, that was it as the freshman pitched a complete game two-hitter to lead the Dawgs to a 4-0 victory. Meadows struck out eight batters including the final batter of the game. Watch Highlights You Tube

Meadows singled in the first, stole second and scored on a Stephen Helton single. Hogan White and Logan McGowan also drove in first inning runs with grounders. The Bulldogs scored their final run in the sixth when Helton walked with the bases loaded.     

Dawgs dominate in Darien

The Toombs County Bulldogs have. at times, struggled to win games at McIntosh County Academy in Darien. In 2011 they almost lost to a winless bunch of Buccaneers. However, they had no problem winning their 2014 trip to the coast. TCHS stroked 15 hits and allowed none in a 16-1 victory in five innings. James Ethredge and Bailey Salter teamed up on the Bulldogs first no-hitter since Jared Allen tossed a seven-inning one in 2007. Ethredge pitched the first four frames and struck out six including the final batter of each inning. Bailey Salter pitched a three up, three down fifth. Watch Highlights You Tube

Toombs scored four runs in the first inning. James Ethredge tripled in a run and Jeremy Beasley singled in Ethredge. Ben Brantley doubled in a run in the third and then the Bulldogs scored seven runs in the fourth. Salter, Christian Moore and Logan McGowan each had run scoring singles. The Dawgs added four more runs in the fifth- Blake Horton and Austin Willimas had RBI singles.

The Bulldogs have won three games in a row and are now 3-5 overall and 3-2 in Region 2 play.

McBride hits homer

Dalton McBride sends a high fastball over the right field fence 

Dalton McBride hit a high fastball over the right field fence with Noah Anderson and Cole Graham on base to stake the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups to 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning. However, after that shot the Pups stroked only two more hits in an 8-3 home loss to Dodge County. McBride reached on an infield hit and Jeidon Sistrunk smashed a double down the left field line. Watch Highlights You Tube

McBride pitched the first five innings and Logan Williamson handled the final two. TCMS is 2-2 in MGMSAA games.  

Beasley dominates 3rd Saturday start

Toombs County senior Jeremy Beasley pitched well enough to win his first two starts. However, his Saturday outings in Brunswick and Metter were both decided by one run- Wayne County beat the Bulldogs 2-1 and the Tigers nipped the Dawgs 3-2. In both games Beasley pitched a complete game and was the losing pitcher. On Saturday, on a mound he really likes at Jacky Jones Field, Jeremy was a dominating presence. The righthander struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed only three hits in a 6-0 complete game shutout win over Atkinson County. Watch Highlights You Tube

Beasley allowed a leadoff single in the third inning and back-to-back hits to open up the seventh. He struckout the side in the sixth and he struckout three more in a row after he loaded the bases with his second and final walk in the seventh.

The Bulldog offense had two chances to break the game open in the early innings. After stranding runners at second and third in a scoreless first inning, the Bulldogs loaded up the bases in the second and third. Each time they hit into a double play. The Dawgs scored a run on a 6-4-3 twin killer in the second and ended the third with a 5-3 double play in which Devontree Glaze stepped on the third base bag and threw to first to end the threat. Toombs added a second run in the second on a double by Hunter Braddy (2-for-3) which sailed deep to left field. 

TCHS manufactured a run in the third out of a first and third situation. Bailey Salter broke toward second allowing pinch runner Blake Padgett to score from third. Braddy hit a double to right in the fourth and scored on a grounder to short by James Ethredge. The Bulldogs scored two more in the sixth when Beasley drove in a run from third with an infield hit and ATCO's catcher threw high to third base trying to get an out in a first and third situation.

The Bulldogs, just like last season, are 2-2 through four Region 2 games and they are 2-5 overall after winning back-to-back home games.    

Coach L.M. Guy talks Bulldog Football

New Toombs County High School football coach and athletic director L.M. Guy has been on the job for a month and on a school holiday he stopped by Y-101 Radio to talk about a variety of different subjects. Watch You Tube

Building a relationship with his player- Has allowed Guy to see who is consistent in the weight room. An average of 40 or 50 players have showed up after school for workouts and chalk talks. 

Spring Practice- There won't be a two week spring practice this year. Instead the Bulldogs will play an additional scrimmage game in the Pit against Bradwell Institute. They also will scrimmage ECI.

7-on-7- Each Tuesday night, begining June 10, the Bulldogs will play host to 7-on-7 passing in the Pit which will be open to the public with no admission charge.   

Success breeds success- Guy says he needs athletes from successful programs like wrestling, soccer and baseball to play football so the Bulldogs can play essentially two-platoon ball. Guy says he has been recruiting the halls looking for potential Bulldogs.

Daily Walk- There is a desire in the community for the program to be successful with a Christian emphasis and the Daily Walk wlll be a big part of this.

Dawgs offensive scheme- The option will be a part of the scheme. At Richmond Hill Guy ran a no-huddle fast paced offense like Oregon and Auburn in the college game. The final offensive look of the Bulldogs will depend on the personel available.

Bulldog practice- Will be fast paced with players moving around. For the first 45 minutes there will be music and the players will be going at it pretty good. There will be prayer requests. It will be physical. As the season goes on their will be more drill work, stressing fundamentals, instead of 11-on-11. Practice time will be 2 1/2 hours. 

Coaching staff- There will be some new faces on the sideline along with familar ones from last season.

Richmond Hill success- Guy says he took players, who alot of people didn't think could get it done, and through player development begin producing Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 type athletes.   

The Flying T- The emblem of the Toombs County Bulldogs is not going away. However, there may be a new spin on the Flying-T. The Bulldogs will have new uniforms in 2014.  

TCHS Wrestling Banquet

The Toombs County wrestling celebrated it's amazing 2013-14 season with an Awards Banquet at Chatter's Restaurant on March 4. The Bulldogs finished no worst than third at any regular season event. They won the Jeff Davis Duals and the Bulldog Sweet Onion. TCHS also won both the Area 1 Dual and Traditional Tourneys and finshed fourth in both state meets producing a school record four individual champions- Solomon McLeod, Erion Gaffney, J.D. Rogers and Eric Hester. Fifteen individual awards were handed out at the banquet.

Award Recipient 
Kevin Hill Sportsmanshp  Adam Bruno 
Future Award  Justin Hall 
JV Award  Bryson Smith 
Bulldog Pride  Chase Corbin 
Most Improved  Richawm McLeod 
Breakout Wrestler  Jose Delgado 
Perserverance  Nathan Belch 
Rookie of the Year  J.J. Arrendondo 
Big Nasty Big Man  Eric Hester 
Kalin Wilhite Hammer  Erion Gaffney 
Buck Benton Grinder  J.D. Rogers 
Bryan Benton Technician  Solomon McLeod 
Demery Hawkins Dominator  Jamar Smith 
Brad Bell Volunteer Service  Kelly Panick 
Service Award  Robbie and Denise Rogers 

Pictured above- Left to Right- Top Row- Adam Bruno, Eric Hester and Erion Gaffney. Bottom Row- J.D. Rogers, Manny Hernandez and Solomon McLeod.

Bulldogs win first game in ninth

 James Ethredge singles in the game-winner in the 9th

 Brandon Beckum scores on a wild pitch in the 3rd

It took the Toombs County Bulldogs 44 innings to finally win their first game of the 2014 season. In their first five games they lost two one-run games, a two-run game a three-run game and by five. In their second home Region 2 game they trailed Bryan County by three runs twice including that deficit in the bottom of the seventh. Two seniors helped the Dawgs secure their first victory.

In the seventh Hunter Braddy (1-for-5) tripled in two runs with a towering drive, ruled fair down the left field line, which tied the game at eight. Then in the ninth, with the bases loaded, James Ethredge (3-for-3) lined a pitch to left scoring Chris Mobley with the game-winner giving the Bulldogs a 9-8 walk-off victory. TCHS is 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the region. Watch Highlights You Tube

Bryan County scored three runs in the first inning and one in the third to build up it's first three run advantage at 4-1. The Bulldogs scored a run in the first when Brandon Beckum (2-for-6) doubled and scored on a error after a Ethredge single. They posted four more runs in the bottom of the third. Bailey Salter (1-for-5) drove in a run with a grounder to short and Blake Horton (1-for-4) singled in a run. However, the Bulldogs 5-4 lead lasted only minutes until the Redskins scored three unearned runs to regain lead at 7-5. Bryan County tallied another run in the sixth to make it 8-5.

Hogan White led off the bottom of the seventh (1-for-2) with a double to centerfield. Christian Moore also doubled prior to Braddy's triple that tied the game. In the ninth Ben Brantley reached on an error, Braddy walked, Beckum singled to load the bases for the Ethredge hit. Chris Mobley running for Brantley scored the winning run. Chris also scored the winning run in last season's 7-6, 12 innning win over Vidalia. 

Salter pitched for the first time this season handling the first four innings. He allowed seven hits and three earned runs with seven strike outs. Austin Williams threw 1 2/3's allowing an earned run on three hits with three k's. Then Ethredge took over with two outs in the sixth and retired 10 out of the 11 batters he faced- allowing only a single. He struckout four batters, induced four grounders, a pop up and a fly ball to center in his 3 1/3 innings.   

B-Team Dawgs rally in last at-bat

 Logan McGowan's game-winning swing 

So far this B-Team baseball season every time Toombs County plays a game it is close and decided in the seventh inning or even later. Afterall these Bulldogs have already split two nine innings on the road. In their first home game of the season they trailed Appling County 3-1 going to the bottom of the seventh. No porblem. Logan McGowan, who went 2-for-3 with a walk, singled to right field scoring a pair of runs leading Toombs to a 4-3 win. Watch Highlights You Tube

D.R. Meadows pitched the first five innings and Hogan White handled the last two and picked up the victory for the 2-3 Bulldogs.   

Bulldogs drop another Saturday 1-run game

Toombs County senior pitcher Jeremy Beasley has made two Saturday starts in 2014 and despite pitching 12 innings and allowing only four earned runs with 14 strikeouts and just three walks he is 0-2. Losing twice by just one run. Why? Because the Bulldogs have faced two tough senior pitchers- Wayne County's Sid Royal and on this Saturday Metter's Clay Crawford. Against those two righthanders the Bulldogs have accumulated only nine total hits while striking out 21 times. Crawford rang up 11 K's and allowed six hits in a 3-2 Tiger win in Metter. Beasley pitched six innings and allowed seven hits and only one walk while striking out four. Watch Highlights You Tube

Metter scored a a run in the first inning on a two-out single by Hunter Ritchie. The Tigers tallied two more in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Stanfield and a safety squeeze bunt by Wes McManus.

The Bulldogs had three hits off Crawford in the first five innings. Leadoff man Hunter Braddy opened the game with a single and was left at second and Brandon Beckum stroked singles in the third and fifth.

Crawford appeared to lose controll of his breaking ball in the sixth and he issued his only walk of the game to Braddy to lead off the frame. James Ethredge smashed a one-out double to score Braddy and Bailey Salter hit a two-out single to bring home Ethredge to cut the lead to 3-2.

The loss drops the Dawgs record to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in Region 2. 

TCHS soccer downs ATCO

It was home sweet home for the Toombs County soccer teams. Both teams defeated Atkinson County in their first home opportunities of the season. Ansley Tatum and Samantha Houston each scored three goals to lead the Lady Bulldogs to a 6-1 victory and Efrain Zamorano scored twice and Brandon Rosales and Ferrando Rodriquiz each booted in a goal to give the Bulldogs a 4-2 win, The game was tied 2-all at half. Watch Highlights Girls Game   Boys Game  

TCMS Pups are off to 3-1 start

Despite fielding eight new starters the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups are off to a 3-1 start and they are 2-0 in the MGMSAA.

The Pups opened up their season with an 8-4 home win over Swainsboro. They trailed 4-1 going to the bottom of the sixth inning and that is when they scored seven runs. Jeidon Sistrunk, playing his first organized ball in four years, went 3-for-3 with two doubles including a RBI two-bagger in the sixth. Cole Graham, working in relief, was the winning pitcher. Watch Highlights You Tube     

In their second game against Dublin, TCMS trailed 1-0 and then they started hitting and scoring runs and won 7-5. Dalton McBride was 2-for-3 and Cole Graham and Johnathan Quinterro 2-for-4. Martin Stephens pitched the first three innings and allowed only one earned run with four strikeouts and he was relieved by Logan Williamson, who threw four innings and he struck out six and allowed an earned run.

On Saturday the Bullpups played host to Wheelers County and TCMS split with the visitors. TCMS took the first game 7-6 despite trailing 4-0 early. Dalton McBride stroked a one-out walkoff single to right center field to win the game. Brock Harrison and Bryce DeLoach had RBI hits.

Wheeler County won the second game 11-0 as some of the younger Pups got some playing time. TCMS had only three hits. Graham, Harrison and sixth grader Bryce Braddy all reached on hits. The game was officiated by former Bullpup and Bulldog Josh Allen.

Super 6 Soar on Special Night

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

As a Toombs County Bulldog wrestler Bradley Benton won two state championships. As a first year head coach, at his alma mater, he doubled that output in one special night at the Toombs County Middle School Gym. Solomon McLeod, Erion Gaffney, J.D. Rogers and Eric Hester all won state championships for the first time as seniors. And underclassmen junior Jamar Smith finished second and freshman J.J. Arrendondo battled back through the consolation round, after a first round 8-6 loss, and placed third. The Bulldogs finished fourth in the Double A team standings, 9.5 points out of third. Jefferson was first, Bremen second, Social Circle third, GAC fifth and Vidalia sixth. Head coach Bradley Benton talks about the GHSA State Tourney SoundCloud

Watch the Bulldogs win their state championships  Solomon McLeod  Erion Gaffney  J.D. Rogers  Eric Hester

Watch J.J Arrendondo finish third in the 106 pound weight  You Tube

Watch the Bulldogs win their semifinal matches  Erion Gaffney  J.D. Rogers  Eric Hester  Jamar Smith plus Finals  Solomon McLeod

Watch the Bulldogs win their quarerfinal matches  J.D. Rogers  Erion Gaffney  Solomon McLeod  

Thanks to Salain Meadows for her video work and Bill Benton for handling the interviews

152 Pounds- Solomon McLeod was a dominant wrestler in his senior season. He finished with a 57-2 record. Solomon lost a match before Thanksgiving in a dual meet at Effingham County and another in the championship round of the Sweet Onion to J.J. Alfau, who won a Class A state championship for Turner County in the 152 pound weight class.

Solomon, who wrestlers in a style that represents a cat pouncing on his prey, rolled through state. He pinned (1st period) Jaquan Zeno, from Chattahochee, in the quarterfinal round and defeated Artero Perez, from Cook, 20-7 in the semifinals. Soloman defeated Jefferson's Zach Boobas 11-6 in the finals.

Last year, in his first season with Bulldogs, after transfering from Vidalia, McLeod finished third. "My focus was on take downs," McLeod said. "Just keep rebuilding and focus on the next match and keep wrestling hard. Coach Benton, (Adam) Hightower and (Robbie) Rogers worked us hard and the wrestling got us better."   

182 pounds- Erion Gaffney was motivated to win a state championship by the memories and dissapointment of not making it to the podium in what was a dominant junior season prior to going to state. Gaffney wrapped up his high school career with a 54-3 record in his senior season. Erion, who is known for pinning his opponents quickly, recorded a pin in the first round over Brooks Layson from Lovett. Then he racked up the points in the next two rounds- beating North East Macon's Eddie Gibson 10-2 and Bremen's Darron Boxley 20-6 in the finals.

"Last year I could have won my first state title and I folded on it and I have been working for it," Gaffney said. Erion at first was disapointed that the event had been postponed and eventually moved from the Gwinnett Center to high school sites around the state. However, on his home turf he always has a motto. "I just refuse to lose in front of the home crowd, I just can't do it."

Boxley was 61-4 coming into the finals and was the favorite to win by many in the wrestling world. "Everybody was saying he was going to win. I just went out there and showed them because actions speak louder than words." 

195 Pounds- J.D. Rogers has been seeking the ultimate prize for years. As a kid's wrestler he once won an important belt by doing well in a series of events across the state of Georgia. However, in high school his best finish at state was fourth last season. There always seemed to be somebody older and more experienced than J.D.  But, not in 2013-14. Rogers, despite wrestling in the 195 pound class against competition that was usually bigger than he was, went 48-4.

Rogers opened up state with a first period pin of Dakota Wilerson from Model. In the semifinals J.D. beat Jefferson's Deshon Lester 6-2. Rogers ended his high school career with a late third period pin of Clayton Thornbury from Murray County. 

285 pounds- Eric Hester, when he wrestled aggressively, was always different than most of the other heavyweights. Most big guys just want to bump and grind for six minutes leading to low scoring matches. An aggessive Hester is athletic enough to pile up the points or win with a pin. Eric scored 24 points in three wins at sectionals. At state he pinned his first opponent (Darby Henegan from Lovett) 1:33 into the first round. The he won his next two matches by a combined score of 12-3. Hester took care of D.J. Coker, from GAC, 7-1 in the semifinals and then he defeated Vidalia's Shakeem Lassiter 5-2 in an all Toombs County final.   

Marah & Angie talk about

Kim of Queens visitors on Y-101

On the morning prior to being featured on Lifetime Network's Kim of Queens reality show, Marah and her mother Angie appeared on the Y-101 Radio After 8 Show to talk about a varity of subjects. Marah is 13-years old and has won 100's of pageants and is on the first season of a show that over a million people watch each Tuesday night at 10. Watch their Y-101 appearance You Tube  

Kim of Queens' Addison and Kelly on Y-101

Kelly (left) and Addison from Lifetime's Kim of Queens  

Addison and her mother Kelly, from Toombs County, are on the first season of Lifetime's reality show Kim of Queens. The show features a cast of Georgia pageant contestants including Addison, who was featured on the first show. Even though the 14-year old has won many pageants she perfers to be outdoors hunting and mud bogging. On the show Addison is becoming famous for her blount and humorous personality. Her career goals are to star in movies or on television.

Watch Addsion and Kelly in their appearance on Y-101 Radio Part 1  Part 2   Check out Kim of Queens Lifetime

L.M. Guy is the TCHS Bulldogs' Guy

selected to be the 6th TCHS football coach

After a two-hour and thirty-five minute executive board meeting, Toombs County superintendent Dr. Kim Corley announced that L.M. Guy will be the sixth head coach of the Toombs County Bulldogs and also the athletic director. He was a unanimous choice. Guy has been a head coach at Robert Toombs Christian Academy and most recently Richmond Hill. He won a state championship at RTCA and turned Richmond Hill from a losing to a winning program. He also was an assisstant at Vidalia High meaning he will now have coached football at all three schools in Toombs County. Listen to a Y-101 Radio interview with coach Guy  SoundCloud 

The new coach appeared on Y-101 Radio after hearing from Dr. Corley that he had been selected and approved by the board. "I maybe approach things different than most," Guy said. "I just want to be in the Lord's will when it comes to my job situation. The Lord has blessed me to be a head coach at Robert Toombs Christian Academy and also at Richmond Hill High School and I have been blessed in many ways in those endeavors. I always would like to be closer to home, but at the same time I also wanted to be in Lord's will and I felt like if the opportunity was given it was the Lords way of showing me where he would have me to be. This opportunity came and I am very great and thankful for the board of education and Dr. Corley and the Toombs County people for trusting me with probably the most precious commodity in Toombs County and that is their children."

Guy will begin his employment at TCHS as soon as he can get out of his contract at Richmond Hill, "There are two things that I feel are a priority and that is put God first and kids second," Guy said. We feel like those things are our primary focus. Player development should be a focus throughout our entire program. Development of athletes, development of the student athletes is probably the most important thing we need to do. It is more important than a game. It is more important than the game of football, baseball or anything that we do. We are going to try and help these young men and young women get to the next level."

Coach Guy has been known in the past to run a Georgia Southern style of offense. However, upon taking the Toombs County job he is not committing to any offense until he able to see what he has on the field. "I would be a fool to sit here and tell you what we are going to run without first evaluating the personnel and adapting to the strengths of the players. One of the things that Gus Malzahn (Auburn head coach) and Art Briles (Baylor head coach) credited for running the two most high octane offenses in college is in their years of high school experience and adapting to the strengths of their players."

At Richmond Hill Guy stopped a run of 14 consecutive losing seasons. In his second year as head coach (2011) he guided the Wildcats to a 6-4 record- a two-game improvement over a 4-6 in his first season. Then Guy did something no Richmond Hill coach had ever done. He took back-to-back teams to the state playoffs. In 2012 Richmond Hill went 9-3 and lost at Warner Robins 17-15 in the first round. That season opened with a five game winning streak which included 20-17 home win over Glynn Academy. After a two and three point loss to Effingham County and Ware County the Raiders finished the regular season with three straight victories over Bradwell Institute, Jenkins and Windsor Forrest by lopsided scores. 

This past season Richmond Hill opened up with six straight wins before losing at Ware County 34-17. Ware went 11-2 losing to 5A state runnerup Tucker in the playoffs. Richmond Hill finished a 10-2 season with four straight wins including a 13-7 home victory over Thomas County Central in the first round of the playoffs. The Wildcats season ended with a 45-28 loss at Warner Robins.

Guy's first football head coaching job was at Robert Toombs in 1998 and he went 6-6 losing 13-12 at Thomas Jefferson in the state championship game. After a 2-9 season in 1999, RTCA went 6-7, in 2000, losing another state championship match up at Thomas Jefferson 28-26. In 2001 the 4-8 Crusaders made it to the semifinals and lost at Crisp Academy 22-15. An 8-5 RTCA team ended 2002 losing to Crisp once again in the semi's 9-0.    

In 2003 an older and stronger bunch of Crusaders avenged those back-to-back losses at Crisp with a 35-0 win on the road in the state championship game. That team went 10-3 and lost two games by a total of three points at home- 14-13 to Bulloch Academy and 22-20 to Trinity Christian.

Guys overall coaching record is 75-54 (58%). 47-39 (54.6%) at RTCA and 28-15 (65.1%) at Richmond Hill. 

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