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Mount Vernon, Ga--With today's 4-3 victory over Bethel, BPC clinched the series win, 2-1. They are currently in a three way tie for third place in the SSAC with Bethel and Martin Methodist, all with a 9-6 conferenc record. Seth Graham leads the conference in batting average at .421 with 56 hits.3 31 19 BPC Baseball

Bethel University opened up scoring in the second inning with a solo homer.

Nick Curtis led things off on the hill for BPC. He went five innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out one. Trey Jones came in as relief and Phillip Collins got the save for BPC.

Price was on the hill for Bethel University. He went six innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out two.  Costas threw two innings in relief.

BPC tallied one home run on the day. Phillip Collins had a four bagger in the third inning.

Brandon Hinkson led the Barons with two hits in three at bats. BPC was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Seth Graham had the most chances in the field with 12.

BPC hosts Martin Methodist next weekend for another 3 game conference series. (Courtesy of Brewton Parker College)

March 31--   The J R Trippe Chiefs baseball team traveled to Cochran Thursday to take on Bleckley County and came away with a 14-9 win. Cason Banks started on the mound and fought through some wildness and leaky defense to get the win. Sloan Fountain came on in the fifth inning with two outs to squelch a Bleckley County rally getting the final out and closing out the final two innings to get his second save of the week.

The Chiefs bats were hot again as the Chiefs picked up 15 hits, with each position in the lineup getting at least one hit. The offense was led by Sloan Fountain 3-3, three runs scored, two walks and two rbi’s. Cason Banks chipped in with 3-4 hitting and three rbi’s, Dawson Lumley and Hagen Brantley were each 2-4 batting.

The Chiefs are off next week and then will close out the regular season on Monday, April 8 at home against Swainsboro and Thursday, April 11 at West Laurens. The season ending play-offs are scheduled for April 16 and 18 with locations to be determined by the final regular season standings.

March 29—Vidalia High School Indian Jaylen Clements signed a letter of intent this week to play football at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

“I want to thank my lord and savior, my family and all my coaches for this opportunity. I really liked the campus, coaches and the facilities there, it reminds me of Vidalia. I am excited and looking forward to playing football and going to school at the Cumberlands.” Clements said.

Coach Lee Chomskis said, “Jaylen has been committed in the classroom since the ninth grade. He has a great support system at home. He has done everything we have asked him to do as a football player. Jaylen is a steal for them at the Cumberlands. I am very excited for him.”

“It has been a blessing to have my son down here around the great culture that you have in Vidalia. It is an honor to have him led by some great coaches. I think Jaylen will be able to transition well and develop in his schoolwork and hopefully as a player on the football field.” Jawaun Clements said.

(L-R) Front: Melissa Dixon(aunt), Beatrice Dixon(grandmother), Kristian Clements(mother),Jaylen Clements, Jawaun Clements(father), Tabitha Wallace(aunt), Jordan Clopton(cousin). Back: Coach Lee Chomskis and Coach Steve Bowen. 3 27 19 Jaylen Clements

The J.R. Trippe Chiefs got back on the winning track Wednesday afternoon in Swainsboro with a 7-4 win over Swainsboro. Hagen Brantley got the win going 6 innings striking out 10 while allowing only two runs. Dawson Lumley started the seventh inning but got into trouble allowing two runs to score but Sloan Fountain came to the rescue striking out three in a row to preserve the win.

The Chiefs picked up a run in the second, two in the third, fifth and seventh to secure the win. Leading the offense for the chiefs was Walker Moncus 3-4 with a double and triple, Cason Banks 3-4, Kaleb Bennett 2-4 with a triple, Brantley 2-4 with a double and Andrew Norfleet 2-3. The Chiefs had a total of 14 hits.

March 28—The AA number one ranked Vidalia Lady Indians Soccer team remained undefeated with a 5-0 win over the AAA Pierce County Lady Bears at Buck Cravey Field Wednesday. The Lady Indians scored three goals in the first half and added two more in the second half. Ella Owen led the team in scoring with three goals. With the win the Lady Indians improve to 12-0 on the year. 3 28 19 VHS Girls Soccer

Lady Indian Head Coach said that it has been a complete team effort this year "our strikers including senior Logan Reid and sophomore Ella Owen have really turned up the pressure on our opponents." Harn went on to say that defense has also played a key part of the Lady Indians success (8 shutouts & only 6 goals allowed all season) "we have also been  playing a high pressure defense and it fits our teams personality, with senior defenders Mackenzie Craft and Hannah Owen leading the way. 

The Indians also got a 7-0 shutout win over the Bears and improve their record to 9-3.

Vidalia heads to Alma to face Bacon County Thursday in Region 2AA contests starting at 5PM

Montgomery, Al--The SSAC announced today that Brandon Schultz of Brewton Parker College earned Track Athlete of the Week based on his performance at the Emory Invitational this past weekend. This is his second honor this week, as he also won NCCAA Athlete of the Week. 3 27 19 BPC Track Athlete

Brandon broke the school records in the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles. He posted a time of 14.22 in the 110m hurdles, the fastest time in the NAIA. He is ranked 33rd in the country in that event overall, which includes athletes from every level (NCAA, NJCAA, NAIA, etc.)(Courtesy of Brewton Parker College)

 On Monday, March 25 the Chiefs traveled to Hazlehurst to take on Jeff Davis County. The first game was a completion of the game that had been played at J. R. Trippe field on February 27 but was suspended due to darkness after six innings tied at 3-3. The game started back in the top of the seventh with Jeff Davis batting. Neither team could score in the seventh or eighth innings but Jeff Davis pushed across two runs in the top of the ninth and then got the Chiefs out in the bottom of the ninth to secure a 5-3 win.

In the second game the Chiefs mounted a threat after two outs in the top of the first getting two men in scoring position but a strike out ended the inning with no runs scored. In the bottom of the first Jeff Davis took advantage of a hit batter, three walks several stolen bases, wild pitches, passed balls and one base hit to plate three runs. In the third inning the Chiefs scored three runs with three hits, an error and a walk. Carson Ricks had a big two out single to tie the game at 3-3. Jeff Davis got one back in the bottom half to go back in front 4-3. The Chiefs came right back with Bennett getting a single and scoring the tying run on a long double by Moncus off the right field fence. The Chiefs picked up two more in the top of the sixth on another RBI double from Moncus and an RBI single by Banks. The Chiefs seemed to be in control as McDonald struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth leaving the score at 6-4 going into the seventh. The Chiefs stranded two more runners in the seventh for a total of 11 men left on base for the game and Jeff Davis plated three runs on four hits to win in a walk-off 7-6.

The Chiefs offense was led by Kaleb Bennett 3-5 and 3 runs scored along with Walker Moncus 3-4 and 3 RBI’s

March 27-- Toombs County High School standout wrestler, Rolando Tinoco, signed his letter of intent to take his talents to Brewton-Parker College. Tinoco has been through a lot in his career as a Bulldog and battled through injuries to come out a State Runner-up his senior year. He finished his career at Toombs with a record of 171-52.

Tinoco has been a leader on the mats for the Bulldogs the past two years even after a knee injury in his junior year threatened to end his career as a wrestler.

Tinoco stated, “I have just had a close relationship with the coaches over at Brewton-Parker and I just knew that it was the right fit for me. I really like the coaches, the other guys on the team and for me there wasn't really a question about where I wanted to go.

“I have to thank all of my coaches, Bryan Benton, Ryan Durham and Bill Benton and Sam Sapp. They have all helped me get better and I wouldn't have this opportunity without them.

“It was great to be a part of the Toombs wrestling team, and I hope that I made an impact and helped to get the younger guys ready to replace me and to just help the program reload and continue to be strong.”

Coach Bill Benton said, “We are very proud of him. He is just a guy that has been an inspiration to all of us. He has overcome a lot of obstacles in his life to get to this point, and it just proves that hard work pays off.

“He came to me about a year ago and said, 'Coach I have a dream. I want to go to college and wrestle and then come back and coach here at Toombs County.' I said we have a place for you. This is just the next step in what he wants to do.

“Coach Mitchem and Brewton-Parker are getting a guy that is going to be fully committed and is going to work hard and is going to inspire his teammates and all of those around him. He is the epimtome of what Toombs County wrestling is.”

BPC Coach Tim Mitchem added, “I have been looking at Rolando for a while now. I think he could have placed at State his junior year if he hadn't have gotten hurt, and I knew he would be something this year if he could get back. He just has that toughness and we are excited to get him. We love to get local kids and we are trying to do more of that.”

(L to R, Front): Rolando Tinoco, Lorena Tinoco (mother); (Back):Coach Sam Sapp, Annie Tinoco (sister), Sebastian (nephew), Mary-Ella Tinoco (sister), BPC Coach Tim Mitchem, Israel Tinoco (brother), and Coach Bill Benton.

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March 26—The Vidalia Indians scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come back and defeat the Bacon County Red Raiders 9-6 at home Monday.

The Indians jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning on a Ty Dalley(Left) solo home run.3 26 19 Ty Dalley Bacon County scored two-runs in the third to take a 2-1 lead. Vidalia tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the inning and added another run in the bottom of the fourth for a 3-2 lead. The Red Raiders came back and scored four runs in the fifth for a 6-3 lead. Starting pitcher Landry Mead(Bottom) got the big two out double and cleared the bases in the bottom of the sixth and Vidalia held on to get the region win. Pitcher Kevin Cox (Middle)picks up the win in relief.3 26 19 Kevin Cox

Vidalia improves to 6-3 in the region and 11-5 overall. The Indians will host the Red Raiders again Wednesday at 5:45PM. You can hear the game on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgoeorgiatoday.com.(Pictures by Carroll Williams) 3 26 19 Landry Mead

March 25-- The Vidalia Indians Track Team Traveled to Southeast Bulloch to compete in the Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational on Friday, March 22. The Indians came up 6 points shy from winning as a team.  They placed second to Liberty County 126.50 to 120.50.  It was an exciting meet with some outstanding performances from the Indians.  The team victory came down to the 4x400 Relay in which the Indians defeated Liberty placing 2nd and Liberty placing 3rd however the B 4x400 Relay from Liberty placed 5th giving them 4 extra points, the Indian's 4x400 B relay placed 8th. 

Once again Jesi McRae turned in personal bests in his events. Jesi ran an outstanding 300m hurdle race and was clearly in the lead until he clipped the last hurdle and fell.  He popped back up and still finished 2nd with a near personal best. His 110 hurdles were flawless. He ran another personal best and placed 1st in this event with a time of 15.04. Jesi was also on the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays which both placed 2nd. He narrowly missed the high point award by one point, scoring a total of 22 points. 3 25 19 VHS Boys Track Team


Antrell Williams continues to improve in the high jump clearing 6'4" with room to spare. He finished 2nd in this event. Chason Brogdon came home with the win in the 1600 with a time 4:56, winning the event in the last 100m.

The Vidalia Indians will travel to Jeff Davis on Tuesday, March 26th to face-off with the #1 seed in the state, Bleckley Co.

Indians that scored points in the meet were:

100m-

2nd-Raymond Collins

6th-Michael Madison 200m

3rd-Raymond Collins

5th-William Page

400m

5th-Joe Summerset

7th-Jamarcus Adams

800m

3rd-Markell Parrish

1600m

1st-Chason Brogdon

7th-Cole Register

3200m

2nd-Cole Register

8th-Luke Palmer

110h

1st-Jesi McRae

6th-Tai'siah Stewart

300h

2nd-Jesi McRae

Long Jump

5th-Jonathan Moody

7th-Antrell Williams

Triple Jump

3rd-William Page

4th-Jonathan Moody

High Jump

2nd-Antrell Williams

7th-Spencer Ruff

Pole Vault

7th-Hunter Manning

4x100

2nd Place with Jesi McRae, William Page, Raymond Collins and Cailyn Jordan

4x400

2nd-A Team-Jamarcus Adams, Jesi McRae, Markell Parrish, Joe Summerset

8th-B team-Sinclair Williams, Tai'siah, Josh Mincey, Marquell Turner

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Jesi McRae (Left) with the team trophy and his 4 medals. 

March 25—RTCA Crusader Blaine Miller has signed a scholarship to play football at Maryville College in Maryville, TN. Maryville is a Division III school that competes in the USA South Athletic Conference.

“I really liked the atmosphere at Maryville and there is a great diversity there and it felt like home. They have what I am looking for to continue my education and football career. I want to thank all of my coaches who really helped me to become a better athlete but also a better person in life. I am excited and looking forward to heading to Maryville.” Miller said.

Coach Thomas Smith said, “I am super proud of how far Blaine has come since the ninth grade. He is a multi-sport athlete, including a state champion in wrestling and our leading tackler in football. He is the first player I have had to play every play in multiple games in football. He had a great work ethic and was one of our leaders and helped the younger guys on the team. I am happy he got to pick the best fit for him to continue his football career.”

“I am very pleased with the amount of interest that Blaine had this year and I am happy he chose Maryville College and I think it is a good fit for him. They have a very good athletic program. His scholarship was based on merit alone and for those kids that are playing high school sports now all I can say it to get the work done in the classroom.” Coach Sheldon Miller stated.

(L-R) Front: Casey Miller (mother), Blaine Miller, Coach Sheldon Miller (father). Back: Coach Sam Sullivan, Coach Thomas Smith and Coach Will NeSmith.

3 20 19 Blaine Miller

March 25-- The VHS Lady Indians competed in the 16th Annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational last Friday at Southeast Bulloch. Teams in Attendance were Liberty County, Effingham County, Wayne County, Statesboro, Southeast Bulloch, Claxton, Portal and Dodge County.3 25 19 Lady Indians Track Team

The Lady Indians placed 2nd overall.

Placing for the lady Indians:

Myesha Hall placed 1st in Long Jump, Triple jump and the 400 meter dash

Ashtyn Braddy placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash and 4th in the 200 meter dash

Natalie Owens placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash

Kaitlyn Allen placed 3rd in the 800 meter run

Kaitlyn Allen placed 4th in the 1600 meter run

Allie Whitaker placed 8th in the 1600 meter run and 4th in the 3200 meter run

Dasia Williams placed 7th in the 100 meter hurdles

Kyleigh Johnson placed 5th in the 300 meter hurdles

Maggie Herin placed 7th in the 300 meter hurdles

Team A of the 4x100 meter relay team placed 7th. Team B placed 8th.

Team A of the 4x400 meter relay team placed 3rd, Team B placed 8th.

Ashtyn Braddy placed 4th in long jump

Jasmine Smith placed 1st in shotput

Jasmine Smith placed 4th in discus 

Kayijeah Victoria placed 8th in discus

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Myesha Hall was named the High Point Female Athlete of the 16th Annual Derrick Plankenhorn Invitational

Coach Hart said, “I am very proud with the team performance this past Friday. A lot of athletes had a lot of personal records. I am very excited that our times are going down and throws and jumps are getting longer.  We are getting better every track meet. Each Athlete fought until the last event. We are going to continue to work hard at practice to keep striving for our ultimate goal of winning a championship. Go Indians!!!”

March 25-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, March 25

Baseball: Vidalia 9, Bacon Co 6 

                   Toombs Co 4, Jeff Davis 3

Soccer: Jeff Davis 3, Treutlen 2

Tennis: Vidalia 3, Claxton 2 Girls

                   Vidalia 3, Claxton 2 Boys 

Tuesday, March 26

Baseball: Savannah Country Day 7, Treutlen 0 

                   RTCA 15, Memorial Day 0 F/3

                   Montgomery Co 14, Portal 2 

                   Thomas University 16, BPC 7

                   Thomas University 8, BPC 1

Soccer: RTCA 8, First Presbyterian 2 Girls

                   First Presbyterian 7, RTCA 2 Boys 

Tennis: Vidalia 4, Dublin 1 Girls

                    Dublin 5, Vidalia 0 Boys 

Track: Vidalia Boys and Montgomery Co Boys at Jeff Davis 4:00pm

                     Vidalia Girls at Appling Co 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 27

Baseball: Vidalia 7, Bacon Co 5 

Soccer: Vidalia 5, Pierce Co 0 Girls

                    Vidalia 7, Pierce Co 0 Boys

Track: BPC at Savannah State

Thursday, March 28

Baseball: Phillies 10, Braves 4

                    Bacon Co 6, Vidalia 3

                   Thomas Jefferson Academy 8, RTCA 7 

                   Jeff Davis 4, Toombs Co 0

                   Dodge Co 10, Treutlen 1

                   Montgomery Co 16, Claxton 14 

Soccer: Vidalia 10, Bacon Co 0 Girls

                    Vidalia 7, Bacon Co 0 Boys 

                    Treutlen Lady Vikings 3, Claxton 2 

                    RTCA 3, St. Andrews 2 Girls

                    St. Andrews 8, RTCA 0 Boys

Softball: William Carey University 6, BPC 1

                    William Carey University 3, BPC 2

Friday, March 29

Baseball: Treutlen 4, Wheeler Co 2 

                   Jeff Davis 9, Toombs Co 3 

                   Claxton 8, Montgomery Co 1 

                   Ace Academy 10, RTCA 1 at Frederica Academy Tournament

                   BPC 16, Bethel University 11

                   Bethel University 14, BPC 0

Soccer: Treutlen Lady Vikings 1, Montgomery Co 0

                   Bulloch Academy 2, RTCA 1 Girls

                   Bulloch Academy 2, RTCA 0 Boys

Softball:  William Carey University 6, BPC 0

                    William Carey University 8, BPC 0 

Saturday, March 30

Baseball:  Phillies 8, Braves 6

                   Habersham 13, Vidalia Heritage Academy 4

                   BPC 4, Bethel University 3 

Sunday, March 31

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway Winner: Denny Hamlin

Baseball: Phillies 5, Braves 1

March 25—The J.R. Trippe Chiefs baseball team had an easy week this past week with blowout wins at home over Dublin 20-0 and Dodge County 15-0. The bats were hot in both games and neither team could handle the Chiefs pitching.

On Monday, March 18 the Chiefs hosted Dublin. Ty Carter started on the mound for the Chiefs and struck out the side in the top of the first. Kaleb Bennett then got the Chiefs rolling in the bottom half of the first with a lead-off inside the park home run. The Chiefs batted through the order in the first and when Bennett came back up he hit a double. After the Chiefs batted through the order for the second time in the first inning the subs came in for everyone but Carter. The Chiefs led 18-0 after the first inning was finally completed. Carter got two more strikeouts in the top of the second and as soon as the Chiefs scored two runs in the bottom of the second the game was called with a final score of 20-0.

Kaleb Bennett led the offense going 2-2 with a home run and double, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Dawson Lumley was also 2-2, scored twice and had three RBI’s and Cason Banks also went 2-2 with a triple and double, scored twice and had one RBI.

On Thursday, March 21 the Chiefs hosted Dodge County. They picked up where they left off on Monday never looking back after the first inning. Hagen Brantley was on the mound for the Chiefs pitching a four inning one hitter and striking out eight. In the bottom of the first Bennett reached on an error and scored on a double by Tucker McDonald. Banks reached on an error by the second baseman allowing McDonald to score and then Banks scored on a long triple by Walker Moncus who also scored on a single by Brantley before an out was made. The Chiefs wound up getting seven runs in the first and with Brantley throwing nothing but strikes the game was all but over. The Chiefs scored eight more runs in the next three innings to get a 15-0 run rule win.

The Chiefs offense was led by Brantley 2-3, three runs scored and three RBI’s and Dawson Lumley 2-3, one run scored and two RBI’s. Moncus was 1-2 with a walk, three runs scored and one RBI while McDonald also was 1-2 with a walk, two runs scored and one RBI. Bennett scored three runs.

The Chiefs are now 10-2 on the season and will be playing three road games in the coming week against Jeff Davis County, Swainsboro and Bleckley County. In Jeff Davis County on Monday they will complete the game that was suspended (darkness) on February 27 tied at three before starting the regularly scheduled game.

CoachSmithjpgMarch 23--  Coach Ed Smith threw the ceremonial first pitch Saturday at the city recreational complex named in his honor.

The Vidalia Recreation Department opened its 2019 baseball season at the Ed Smith Recreation Complex with a full day of games.

coachsmithfamily

Coach Smith and his family at "The Ed" Saturday.

March 22—In the second game of a three-game Region 2AA series the Vidalia Indians fell to the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets 7-2 Thursday at the reservation. Jeff Davis scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning off of Indian pitcher Bryson Whited who picks up his first loss of the season. The Indians got on the board with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Yellow Jackets added another run in the top of the seventh.

The Indians travel to Hazlehurst Friday to try and salvage one game of the series at 6PM. You can hear the game on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

March 21—Congratulations to RTCA Crusader Sensier Carnes who signed a letter of intent for a scholarship to play football at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, NC. North Carolina Wesleyan is a NCAA Division III College that competes in the USA South Athletic Conference.

“When I went up there it gave me a good feeling with everything from the coaches, players and what they had to offer me in education. I want to thank all of my coaches especially Coach Smith. I also want to thank my family, students and the fan base of Robert Toombs because without all of them, I wouldn’t have this opportunity.” Carnes said.

Coach Thomas Smith said, “Sensier was one of our workhorses in the backfield and played both ways. He was our second leading tackler but the biggest compliment I can give him is the way he approached working out, practice and being that leader that set an example. He was a leader for us in the classroom and on the field. We are super proud of him to be able to get the chance to play football at the college level.”

“We are extremely proud of him and the hard work he has put into playing football and keeping his grades up so he could be eligible to continue his dream. Hopefully he will stay the course and stay grounded and do good things at North Carolina Wesleyan.” Densier Carnes said.

(L-R) Front: Densier Carnes (father), Sensier Carnes, Sherry Carnes (mother). Back: Coach Sam Sullivan, Coach Will NeSmith, Coach Thomas Smith, and Coach Sheldon Miller.3 20 19 Sensier Carnes

March 20-- The Vidalia Heritage Academy Middle School Eagles did something special Monday night at the Ed Smith Complex in Vidalia. Not only did the Eagles move to 10-0, the Eagles clinched the number one seed for the upcoming state qualifiers. When it comes to pitching this year the Eagles have been lights out, not only did Conner Whited (Below) throw the Eagles first ever perfect game in school history to seal the deal in the region with10 strikeouts, Ledger Curl, and Rhett Rodgers have thrown a no-hitter each this year. The Eagles are looking forward to the last three regular season games as they try to move to 13-0 going into the state playoffs.

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March 20-- On Tuesday night, the Toombs County Bulldogs soccer team took on rivals Vidalia in a region match up. Vidalia scored first and led 1-0 at halftime. Toombs County came out in the 2nd half and managed to find the back of the net 3 times, while holding Vidalia scoreless in the 2nd half, resulting in a 3-1 victory for the young Bulldog team. 

Head Coach Jeremy Moore "It's been a long few weeks, with us playing a lot of quality teams, including Vidalia two times. They got us at our place a few weeks ago, but I was really pleased with how our kids responded tonight. We went down early, but weathered the storm and regrouped at halftime. I challenged them at halftime to settle down, and try to string some passes together and they did that.  We controlled the ball more and once Dawson Harvey scored our 1st goal, you could see the boys start playing with more confidence, and I think that helped lead to the last 2 goals by freshman Julian Marin. It was just a great result for these boys. They have worked hard all season and done what I have asked them to do and it's great to see their efforts pay off in a big match like this."3 20 19 Toombs Soccer(Pictured: Freshman Julian Marin scores his 1st of 2 goals on the night with this shot)

Winona Lake, In--It was a close battle for the NCCAA National Title in Women's Basketball today, with utlimately the defending champs Mid America Christian coming out on top by a slight margin 84-87.3 17 19 BPC Lady Barons BB

Both teams saw their largest leads at 8 points, BPC in the first half and MACU in the second. There were 8 lead changes throughout and 5 ties. The Evangels were behind 28-20 after the first quarter, but went on an 18-0 run to start the second quarter. It was a close game the rest of the way. 

BPC had 25 turnovers compared to MACU's 14. The Lady Barons shot an impressive 51% from the field and 45% from three. It was pretty even on the rebound battle, with MACU edging out the Barons 47-45. 

Four Barons scored in double digits: Dominique Haynes had 21 points while Joy Hadley had another double-double with 12 points, 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. Latoya King had 11 points and Alexia Galloway had 10. 

Dominique Haynes made the All Tournament team while Joy Hadley made Second Team All American. Eden Duckworth and Naomi Wilds were named NCCAA Scholar Athletes. 

"I'm proud of this team and how hard we fought. Coach Edwards is really building a strong program and I'm excited about its continued growth," states Athletic Director Daniel Prevett.

"Tough loss but I'm super proud of my team," says Coach Steve Edwards. "We battled through some tough things tonight and I believve we were the best team for 38 minutes. We are young in experience and we are learning how to close big games. I love our two seniors. They helped lay a great foundation for our basketball program. We will miss them and I thank God I had the chance to coach Latoya and Naomi."

What a great season for the Lady Barons! The future looks bright. (Courtesy of Breton Parker College)

March 18-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, March 18

Baseball: Toombs Co 5, Metter 4 F/8 

                   Montgomery Co 10, Glascock Co 6

Tuesday, March 19

Baseball: Jeff Davis 7, Vidalia 0

                  Montgomery Co 2, Treutlen 1

                  RTCA 10, First Presbyterian 9

Soccer: Vidalia 10, Toombs Co 0 Girls

                  Toombs Co 3, Vidalia 1 Boys 

                  Wheeler Co 2, Treutlen 1

                  Montgomery Co 3, Claxton 0 Girls

                  Claxton 4, Montgomery Co 2 Boys

                  Coastal Home School 7, RTCA 2 Girls

                  Coastal Home School 8, RTCA 0 Boys

Softball: Middle Georgia State University 5, BPC 2

                 Middle Georgia State University 5, BPC 3 

Tennis: Vidalia 5, Tattnall Co 0 Girls

                  Tattnall Co 4, Vidalia 1 Boys

Track: Vidalia and Montgomery Co Girls at Jeff Davis 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 20

Baseball: Treutlen 12, Twiggs Co 0 F/5 

                   Metter 1, Toombs Co 0

Tennis: Swainsboro 3, Vidalia Lady Indians 2 (Region 2AA Tournament)

Thursday, March 21

Baseball: Jeff Davis 7, Vidalia 2

                   RTCA 19, Twiggs Academy 2 F/4 

                  Metter 3, Toombs Co 1 

Soccer: Toombs Co 3, Swainsboro 0 Girls

                  Toombs Co 4, Swainsboro 0 Boys

                  Wheeler Co 11, Montgomery Co 4 Girls

                   RTCA 3, Westfield Academy 2 Girls

                   Westfield Academy 1, RTCA 0 Boys

Tennis: Vidalia 3, Metter 2 Boys (Region 2AA Tournament)

Friday, March 22

Baseball: Jeff Davis 8, Vidalia 7 

                  Savannah Christian 12, Treutlen 2 

                  Savannah Country Day 12, Montgomery Co 2

                  University of Mobile 13, BPC 7 (Game 1)

                  BPC 9, University of Mobile 7 (Game 2)

Softball: BPC 6, Blue Mountain College 5 (Game 1)

                     Blue Mountain College 3, BPC 1 (Game 2)

Soccer: Vidalia 10, Bryan Co 0 Girls 5

                     Montgomery Co Boys 9, McIntosh Co Academy 0 

Track: Vidalia at SEB 4:00pm

                     Montgomery Co at Richmond Hill 4:00pm

                     BPC at Emory University Invitational

Saturday, March 23

Baseball: University of Mobile 10, BPC 9 

Softball: Blue Mountain College 7, BPC 0 Game 1

                  BPC 9, Blue Mountain College 1 F/5 Game 2 

Track: BPC at Emory University Invitational

Sunday, March 24

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Martinsville Winner: Brad Keselowski 

March 18--  The Vidalia Recreation Department will hold its Opening Day Ceremony this Saturday, March 23rd from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Field 2 at the Ed Smith Complex.

Former VRD Director, Coach Ed Smith, will throw out the first pitch. There will be a parade of athletes featuring the teams and coaches with many more surprise events.

Please, arrive thirty minutes early, if you have a player, to ensure we may begin on time. Chick Fil A will provide a meal for all the coaches, players, and volunteers.

 Nineteen games will be played Saturday, which involves thirty- eight teams and approximately five hundred players. The games will begin at 9:00 AM with the last game being played at 4:00 p.m.

Parking will be provided in the park, the vacant lot next to and behind the Captain’s Corner. The area for parking will be roped off. VRD will provide transportation for those who have difficulty walking. Please refrain from parking on the asphalt at the Captain’s Corner to prevent your vehicle from being towed.

VRD’s Opening Day is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend this special event.

On March 9th the Vidalia Heritage Academy Middle and High School Archery teams closed out their seasons competing in the GICAA state championship held at the Georgia Southern University Shooting Sports Education Center. 

The middle school team finished third place in the state with several archers placing individually among the top 5 in their division. Rylee Toole placed second among middle school girls with a score of 281. Josey Harrell placed third with 280, and Julia Beacham placed fifth with a score of 275. 

Unfortunately, Heritage’s high school team did not place in the top five but had two individual archers place in the top of their division. Mikela O’Neal placed fourth among high school girls with a score of 284. Elliott Sammons also scored a 284 which placed him third among high school boys.

The Heritage Eagles are proud of the archery teams who continue to compete well in a sport that continues to grow in the number of participants and the level of competition each year.

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High School Archery:

Left to Right—Alexandria Lee, Mikela O’Neal, Sarah Alice Connell, Helen Baird, Macy Todd, Elliot Sammons. 3 19 19 VHA Middle School Archery

Middle School Archery: Left to Right—Joseph Branch, Austin Wynns, Rayna Toole, Alexis Head, Rylee Toole, Julia Beacham, Riley Sanders, Josey Harrell, Jeffrey Mosley

March 18-- The VHA boys and girls tennis teams began their season last week against Faith Christian from Waynesboro. As a team, the Eagles came up short but senior Lauren Adams and freshman Lydia Sammons (Pictured) both won their singles matches. Several other matches were hard fought, with senior Bryson Henriott falling in a tiebreaker and junior Whit Sikes losing 8-6 in the final match of the day. It was a good growing experience for both of VHA's teams. VHA will play three matches this week, host Heritage Academy of Brunswick and traveling to play David Emmanuel Academy and John Hancock Academy.3 18 19 Lydia Sammons

March 18-- The VHS Lady Indians ran at the Tiger Relays in Hinesville this past Saturday. Teams in attendance were Bradwell Institute, Beach, Whale Branch, Windsor Forest, Bluffton and New Hampstead. The Lady Indians placed 2nd overall.3 18 19 VHS Girls Track Team3 18 19 VHS Girls Track Medalits

Myesha Hall placed 1st in triple jump

Ashtyn Braddy placed 1st in the 200 meter dash

Jasmine Smith placed 1st in shot put

Jasmine Smith placed 1st in Discus

Kyleigh Johnson placed 1st in the 300 meter hurdles

Kyleigh Johnson placed 1st in High Jump

Faith Smith placed 5th in Discus

Natalie Owens placed 3rd in the 200 meter dash

Ashtyn Braddy placed 3rd in the 100 meter dash

Myesha Hall placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash

Natalie Owens placed 4th in the 400 meter dash

Kaitlyn Allen placed 4th in the 800 meter run

Janna Hyers placed 6th in the 800 meter run

Kaitlyn Allen placed 6th in the 1600 meter run

Allie Whitaker placed 8th in the 1600 meter run

Allie Whitaker placed 5th in the 3200 meter run

Dasia Williams placed 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles

Maggie Herin placed 4th in the 100 meter hurdles

Maggie Herin placed 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles

Team A of the 4x100 meter relay team placed 4th. Team consisted of Dasia Williams, Ashtyn Braddy, Natalie Owens and Myesha Hall

Team B placed 8th. Team consisted of Aleria Simpson, Carleigh Wardlaw, Tania Willingham and Kyleigh Johnson.

Team A placed 5th in the 4x200 meter relay

Team B placed 7th in the 4x200 meter relay

Team A placed 3rd in the 4x400 meter relay

Team B placed 4th in the 4x400 meter relay

Maggie Herin placed 2nd in High Jump

Myesha Hall placed 2nd in long jump

Ashtyn Braddy placed 7th in long jump

Kyleigh Johnson placed 3rd in triple jump

Coach Grady Hart said, “I am very excited with the team results at the Tiger Relays. We were a couple points away from a first place finish. Each athlete competed for the team in every event. They cheered for each other in every event. We have a huge meet at Jeff Davis on Tuesday. The Team is excited and ready for that meet.  I am very excited and blessed to have a competitive team. We are going to continue to work hard and get better. Go Indians!!!”

March 18-- The J. R. Trippe Chiefs split two regular season games this week. They suffered their first loss of the season to West Laurens 5-1 on Monday at home. They traveled to East Laurens on Thursday and got back on the winning track with a comeback 13-6 win.

On Monday against West Laurens the Chiefs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Kaleb Bennett led off the bottom of the first with a single, moved to second on bunt by Andrew Norfleet who was safe at first on an error by the pitcher and scored on a single by Walker Moncus. After a fly out to the right fielder which allowed both runners to move up and Tucker McDonald getting hit by a pitch loading the bases with only one out it looked like the Chiefs might score a bunch in the first. However, a strikeout and a ground out ended the threat.

Moncus was on the mound for the Chiefs and had a no-hitter going through the fifth inning but the Chiefs could not muster any more runs themselves. The score remained 1-0 until the top of the sixth when West Laurens got a lead-off double to break up the no-hitter but with two quick outs it appeared the Chiefs would keep the lead. West Laurens had other ideas and picked up three straight singles to go ahead 2-1. Moncus led off the bottom of the sixth with a single but was stranded at second base. In the seventh West Laurens wrapped four more hits around a couple of errors to get three more runs. With the Chiefs now down 5-1 things looked bleak. Carson Ricks led off the bottom of the seventh with a single to ignite some hope but the next three Chiefs batters struck out. That gave the Chiefs their first loss of the season. Moncus led the Chief offense going 2-3 and getting the RBI.

On Thursday at East Laurens the Chiefs seemed ready to get back on the winning track as Bennett again led off the game with a single, stole second and scored on a single by Moncus. After setting down East Laurens in the first the Chiefs went right back to work in the second scoring three more runs on a single by Brantley who stole second and scored on a single by McCaw and then a big two run homer by Bennett. However, East Laurens fought back with two runs in the bottom of the second making it a 4-2 ballgame. They then held the Chiefs scoreless in the third and fourth innings while picking up four more runs themselves and taking a 6-4 lead into the fifth. In the top of the fifth the Chiefs struck for three more runs to jump back in front by a 7-6 score and shutting down East Laurens in the bottom of the inning. In the top of the sixth the Chiefs put the game out of reach with 6 more runs for a 13-6 lead. They made that score stand up by shutting down East Laurens over the next two innings for the win.

The Chiefs offense was led by Bennett 3-4 with a two run homer, three stolen bases, four runs scored and three RBIs, Banks 2-3 with three RBIs, Moncus 2-3 with two RBIs and Brantley 2-3. Banks pitched five good innings of relief to get the win.

The Chiefs will be hosting several teams over the weekend for a round robin Diamond Day event. The Chiefs will split their squad to play an A and B team with games going on at J.R. Trippe Field and the Vidalia Recreation Department Field. Next week they will be hosting Dublin on Monday and Dodge County on Thursday at J.R. Trippe Field.

March 18-- The Vidalia Indians Track team traveled to Hinesville to compete in the Tiger Relays on Saturday, March 16th.

The top team performers were Jaylen Clements, Chason Brogdon and Jesi McRae along with the members of the winning 4x200 team consisting of Jesi McRae, Joe Summerset, Raymond Collins and William Page. Jaylen Clements opened up the meet with a huge performance in the Discus.  Jaylen threw all the way to the outer boundary of the discus competition. His discus hit the actually boundary and bounced backwards where it was measured at 151'01" winning the competition and placing him as the #2 seed in the 2A state rankings. This was a 23 feet personal best for Jaylen. Chason Brogdon competed in the 1600 with yet another personal best performance running a 4:50.17 and coming up with the win. Jesi McRae had an excellent day of hurdling and relays.  Jesi had a personal best performance in the 110h with a 15.06, winning the event. Jesi placed 2nd in the 300h with a personal best time of 42.23 and was on the winning 4x200 team and ran on the 4x400 team which placed 2nd. 3 18 19 VHS Track Boys

Other exceptional top 3 performers were:

Joe Summerset 3rd place in the 400

Chason Brogdon 1st place in the 1600

Cole Register 2nd place in the 3200

Jesi McRae 1st place in the 110h and 2nd in the 300h

4x200 1st place Jesi McRae, Joe Summerset, Raymond Collins and William Page

Sprint Medley A team- 2nd place William Page, Michael Madison, Raymond Collins, Chason Brogdon

Sprint Medley B team-3rd place Kris Gay, Marc Wardlay, Michael Madison, Cole Register

Antrell Williams- 2nd in the High Jump

Antrell Williams- 3rd in the Long Jump

Jonathan Moody 3rd in the Triple Jump

Jaylin Burns- 3rd in the Shot Put

Jaylen Clements 1st in the Discus

March 15—The Vidalia Indians defeated the Swainsboro Tigers 9-5 at home Thursday. The game was tied at 2-2 after the second inning, the Indians took the lead in the bottom of the third 4-2 and added three runs in the fourth and two in the sixth. Vidalia sweeps the region three-game series. Dawson Ricks gets the win for the Indians. Seven Indians had hits on the night. Vidalia goes to 10-2 on the season and 5-0 in region play. 3 15 19 VHS Baseball Gillis

Vidalia travels to Hazlehurst next Tuesday to face the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets at 6PM. You can hear game one of the three game series on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming at southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

Winona Lake, In--The Lady Barons never trailed in the 81-49 win over Roberts Wesleyan in the Semifinal round of the NCCAA Championship. BPC's defense was outstanding, with Roberts Wesleyan turning it over 31 times and the quick tempo of the game allowed BPC to maintain control throughout. BPC shot 45% from the field and 39% from three. 3 15 19 Barons

Senior Naomi Wilds was a leader today with a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds. She was 5-9 from three. Latoya King had 17 points and was 5-11 from three. 

"We played a complete game tonight. Our defense fueled our offense and we were able to play at our pace. We shot the ball really well and we were able to get the ball inside when we needed to. Naomi and Latoya were great tonight along with everyone else. We will get some rest and prepare for the championship game on Saturday," exclaims Head Coach Steve Edwards.

The Lady Barons will play in the NCCAA Championship game on Saturday at 5PM. This is their first appearance in the tournament and first appearance in the championship game. 

March 14-- The Vidalia Indians defeated the Swainsboro Tigers 6-1 Wednesday in Swainsboro. Bryce Whited pitched 6 innings to get the win for the Indians. Matt Moye and Landry Mead both had two hits. Hughes Graham went deep for the Indians for the first homerun of the season. The Indians improve to 9-2 and 4-0 in region play.

Vidalia will go for a sweep of the three-game region series with the Tigers at home Thursday at 5:45PM. You can hear the game on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

Winona Lake, In--The Lady Barons trailed by 15 points 31-46 heading into halftime at the first round of the NCCAA Championship against Judson University. By the end of the third, they cut the lead down to 12: 48-60. BPC was then able to go on a run at the start of the fourth quarter, with Judson only scoring 4 points in the first 5 minutes. A three pointer by Ni-Dericka Rainey cut the lead within 2: 62-64 with 5 minutes left of play. A jumper by Joy Hadley with 45 seconds left tied the game at 72-72. A couple of missed shots by Judson and a foul which sent Dominique Haynes to the line gave BPC a chance to take the lead. She made both clutch free throws and a crucial defensive block and rebound by Naomi Wilds with 12 seconds left gave BPC the momentum they needed to seal the deal and come away with a victory. The final score was 75-72. 

Dominique Haynes led the team with 22 points. Next was Joy Hadley with 12 points, a team high 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. BPC shot 38% from the field and 32% from three. 

"I'm proud of the way we battled through adversity today," reflects Coach Steve Edwards. "We didn't play well but we found a way to win. We received a big boost from our second unit and they are the reason we were able to get back in the game. Dominique was consistent for us tonight and we had a few players make big plays down the stretch. I'm proud of my team. We will watch film and get ready for tomorrow." (Courtesy of Brewton Parker College)

March 13-- Vidalia traveled to East Laurens and dominated the track and field events with numerous personal best performances.  Leading the were the distance runners.  Cole Register won the 3200 running a 10:57 with Luke Palmer placing 2nd and Rob Arnold placing 3rd.  In the mile Chason Brogdon won the event followed by Cole Register in 2nd and Luke Palmer in third place.  Chason returned to the track along with Markell Parrish and swept that event too with Markell winning the event and Chason just behind him.3 13 19 VHS Boys Track East Laurens


Antrell Williams jumped 6-2 in the high jump, winning the event and placing second in the long jump with a jump of 21-3. Jaylen Clements had a personal best in the discus with a winning throw of 138-06 and Xavion Michaels placed second with a personal best throw of 44'.  Other standout performances came from Summerset with his best time in the 400, coming up with the win and Jesi McRae in the 300 hurdles placed second with a time of 42.85.

“Every single track meet these young men step up and show out. They dominate their own previous performances and they thrive on excellence. They are self driven and determined to score in every single event. Coach McCleod, Coach Martin and I are so very proud of these young men” Coach Mandy Godbee said.

100- 2nd Raymond Collins

200- 1st William Page

         2nd Raymond Collins

300h- 2nd Jesi Mcrae

100h- 2nd Jesi McRae

400-1st Joe Summerset (PR 52.5)

     4th Jamarcus Adams

800-1st Markell Parrish

        2nd Chason Brogdon

1600-1st Chason Brogdon

         2nd Cole Register

3200-1st Cole Register (sub 11 again)

       2nd Luke Palmer

4x100-2nd Michael Madison, Jesi McRae, Raymond Collins and William Page 

4x400- 1st Jamarcus Adams, Jesi McRae, Markell Parrish, Joe Summerset

Long Jump-2nd Antrell WIlliams

High Jump-1st Antrell Williams

Triple Jump-4th Willliam Page

Shot Put -2nd Xavion Michaels (Big Mike) 

Discus-1st Jaylen Clements (with a pr)

March 13-- The VHS Lady Indians competed at East Lauren's on Tuesday. Teams in attendance were West Lauren's, East Lauren's, and Montgomery County.3 13 19 VHS Girls Track

The Lady Indians placed first overall.

Placing for the lady Indians:

Ashtyn Braddy placed 3rd in the 100 meter dash

Carleigh Wardlaw placed 6th in the 100meter dash

Aleria Simpson placed 3rd in the 200 meter dash

Makaila Wardlaw placed 6th in the 200 meter dash

Myesha Hall placed 1st in the 400 meter dash

Natalie Owens placed 2nd in the 400 meter dash

Kaitlyn Allen placed 1st in the 800 meter run

Janna Hyers placed 3rd in the 800 meter run

Ashtyn Braddy placed 4th in long jump

Moriah Wardlaw placed 8th in long jump

Myesha Hall placed 1st in triple jump

Faith Smith places 4th in shotput

Janna Hyers placed 7th in shotput

Jasmine Smith placed 1st in discus

Kayijeah Victoria placed 3rd in discus

Kaitlyn Allen placed 2nd in the 1600 meter run

Allie Whitaker placed 3rd in the 1600 meter run

Dasia Williams placed 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles

Jayla Phillips placed 3rd in the 100 meter hurdles

Kyleigh Johnson placed 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles

Maggie Herin placed 4th in the 300 meter hurdles

Team A of the 4x100 meter relay team placed 1st. That team consisted of Dasia Williams, Ashtyn Braddy, Natalie Owens and Myesha Hall.

Team B placed 4th, that team consisted of Aleria Simpson, Carleigh Wardlaw, Moriah Wardlaw and Kyleigh Johnson

Team A of the 4x400 meter relay placed 1st. Team consisted of Kyleigh Johnson, Ashtyn Braddy, Natalie Owens and Myesha Hall.

Team B placed 4th. Team consisted of Aleria Simpson, Crystal Boyd, Ivory Wilder and Tania Willingham

March 13—The Vidalia Indians swept a pair of Region 2AA soccer matches against the Metter Tigers at Buck Cravey Field Tuesday. The top-ranked Lady Indians improve to 9-0 with a 10-0 win over the Lady Tigers. 3 13 19 VHS Boys Soccer Metter3 13 19 Logan Reid

The Indians came from behind to defeat the Tigers 5-3. Vidalia improves to 7-2 overall and 3-0 in region play. 

Vidalia travels to Swainsboro Thursday to face the Tigers in region contests starting at 5PM.

The Vidalia Indians scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and got an 11 strikeout performance from Sophomore Landry Mead, as they defeated the Swainsboro Tigers 5-2, Tuesday in Vidalia. With the win the Indians move to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in Region 2AA play, while Head Coach Brent Korn picked up his 300th career win. 3 13 19 Matt Moye

It was a game plagued with errors, with Vidalia committing 5 and Swainsboro 3. Despite the problems on defense, Mead was able to hold the Tigers to just 2 hits while recording no earned runs.

Neither team was able to muster up much offense through the first three innings. But in the top of the 4th, the Tigers would get on the board when the Indian defense committed two errors which led to a single run, to make the score 1-0 Swainsboro.

The Indians would answer in the bottom of the inning, when Michael  Blount would get his first of two hits on the day with a leadoff single. Hughes Graham would then lay a bunt down on the right side moving Blount to second on the sacrifice. Jordan Walden and Matt Moyer would then earn back to back walks to load the bases and Garrett Gillis would get hit by a pitch to  score Blount to make the score 1-1. Freshman Bryce Davis would follow with a solid single scoring Walden to make the score 2-1. The Indians now had runners at second and third and were hoping to add another run, but a fly ball to right field by Bryson Whited was fielded by RF Tyler Brinson who fired a strike to home nailing a tagging Matt Moye at the plate.

In the 5th, Swainsboro would get their second unearned run of the night when the Indians committed two more errors and Mead threw a wild pitch with Kade Youmans on third allowing the junior to score Swainsboro's 2nd run to tie the game at 2-2.

But in the bottom of the fifth inning Vidalia would strike for 3 runs to give them the lead for good. With one out in the 5th, Dawson Ricks was hit by a pitch, which was followed by Blount's second hit of the game, a line drive double which moved Ricks to third. Hughes Graham would then hit a ground ball to the Swainsboro shortstop which he couldn't handle allowing Ricks to score to make it 3-2 Vidalia. Then with two outs Matt Moye  doubled off the left field fence, scoring Graham and Blount,  to make the score 5-2.

Mead would then face the minimum in the 6th and 7th innings, striking out two and getting some stellar defensive play from Whited, Blount and company to seal the win.

On the day Blount and Mead each ended the day with 2 hits a piece, while Moye led the way with 2 RBIs.

The same two teams meet Wednesday afternoon In Swainsboro, with first pitch set for 5:30.3 13 19 Coach Korn

3 12 19 BPC Lady BaronsMount Vernon, Ga--The Lady Barons competed in the championship game for the NCCAA South Region against Piedmont International. They won by a large margin: 93-74. 

It was a pretty evenly matched game in the first quarter, but the Barons double Piedmont's points in the second to pull away by 19 points going into half: 50-31. The second half of the game both teams scored 43 points, but the margin was already set. 

Five Barons scored in double digits: Dominique Haynes led the team with 20 points, Latoya King and Ni-Dericka Rainey had 16, Joy Hadley had a double-double with 15 points and 16 rebounds and Jada Ivy had 10 points. Joy Hadley also had 6 blocks.

"I'm proud of my team and the way we played today. We are super excited about the opportunity we have in front of us and we are honored to go represent our school," states Coach Steve Edwards.

Following the completion of the championship games, the NCCAA tournament committee seeded the field for the National Championship. BPC earned the second seed and will face 7th seed Judson University on Wednesday at 1:45PM (Courtesy of Brewton Parker College)

For more information on the tournament, follow the tournament page: https://thenccaa.org/tournaments/?id=473&path=wbball

The J R Trippe Chiefs baseball team continued their winning ways with a region victory over Bleckley County by a score of 7-4. It was a home game for the Chiefs and the only one they would get to play this week due to the Thursday game with Swainsboro being rescheduled due to the Vidalia Indians playing the basketball state championship in Macon.

Bleckley County started off quickly in the first inning with a triple and single plating the first run of the game. Tucker McDonald who was on the hill for the Chiefs settled down after the two hits getting a strikeout to end the inning. The Chiefs got the run right back in the bottom half of the inning with Kaleb Bennett leading off with a double and scoring on a single by Walker Moncus. In the second inning Bleckley went down quietly and even though the Chiefs threatened by loading the bases they did not score either. In the third inning Bleckley scored two more runs with another single and triple followed by an error. The Chiefs were also able to plate two runs as Moncus led off the inning with a single and later scored on a Cason Banks single and moving to second on an error by the center fielder. Banks scored from second on some good hustle as a passed ball careened off the back stop and up the third base line. The third inning ended with the game tied at 3-3.

The Chiefs took control in the fourth as McDonald struck out the side in the top of the inning. In the bottom of the inning Morgan Moye led off with a single and moved to second on a single by Carson Ricks. After a fielder’s choice play got an out at third McDonald drew a walk loading the bases for Moncus who delivered a two RBI single. Both runners moved up on the throw to the plate and that allowed McDonald to score the third run of the inning on a RBI ground out by Sloan Fountain. That put the Chiefs up 6-3 after four innings. Neither team could score in the fifth but the Chiefs were able to pick up another run in the sixth as Bennett led off with a single, stole second and scored on Moncus’s fourth hit and RBI of the game making the score 7-3 going to the top of the seventh where Bleckley was able to pick up one more run on a hit, error and a couple of ground outs but that was all they got as McDonald picked up the last out with his 15th strikeout of the game.

The Chiefs go to 6-0 on the season 3-0 in the region with the win. McDonald pitched a complete game for the win while striking out 15 men. The offense was led by Moncus 4-4 (4 RBI), Bennett, Moye and Ricks all going 2-3. Chiefs baseball continues this coming week with a big game at home against West Laurens and an away game at East Laurens.  

March 11-- The Indians traveled to Ware County for the Swamp Relays on Saturday and turned in numerous outstanding performances and came hope with several personal bests and champions.

Senior Raymond Collins improved his time substantially in the 100m running an 11.69 last week and turning in an 11.08 at the Swamp Relays.  He continues his mission in the 200m running a 23.70 last week but bettered it this week with a time of 22.67.  These times bump him up the 2A state rankings leaving him with the 3rd fastest times in our classification.  Cailyn Jordan remains in the 2nd place ranking in the 200m with a time of 22.63 and 4th in the 100 with a time of 11.20.  RIght now we are ranked 2nd in the state in the 4x100 and 1st in the 4x400 with a time of 3:34 

The distance runners are on fire and continue to run faster each week.  Cole Register is our first runner to run under 11 minutes in years and ran a huge personal best in his second meet of the season.  He was also a member of the 4x800 team.  This team ran 40 seconds faster this year than they did last year.  Chason Brogdon ran an excellent race in the 1600 shortly after coming off of the 4x800 race then he competed in the open 800 and was still very close to his personal best.  These young men are leading the way for freshman Luke Palmer who is running at or near his personal best every time he races.  Luke excels in the 3200 with his personal best 11:24.

"In the field events we racked up even more points with Antrell Williams literally jumping right into track after his successful season on the state runner up basketball team, placing 3rd in the long jump.  He has some amazing jumps in the high jump but his timing was a little off.  He will be one of the best high jumpers in the state once this is corrected.  He is an amazing young athlete.  Jaylen Clements placed 4th in the discus with a personal best throw. Jaylen placed 5th at state last year and he is aiming for bigger things this season!  Another stand out performance came from Hunter Manning in the pole vault. We are excited to announce that Hunter is our first pole vaulter to place in a competition in over a year.  He is a natural at this event and is already ranked 5th in the state.  His accomplishments are astonishing. This is a very technical event and it is one of the most difficult events to learn.  Hunter has put countless hours traveling to off site facilities to vault and develop his skills.  As a coach I am so excited to have this kind of an athlete on the team with his determination and dedication." Coach Mandy Godbee said. 

Boys Team Placing at Swamp Relays 3rd place tied with Coffee County:

1st Place 4x100 Jesi McRae, William Page, Raymond Collins and Cailyn Jordan

1st Place 4x400 Jamarcus Adams, Jesi McRae, Markell Parrish and Joe Summerset

2nd Place 4x200 Jesi McRae, Joe Summerset, Raymond Collins and William Page3 11 19 VHS Boys Maroon

3rd Place 4x800 Markell Parrish, Chason Brogdon, Luke Palmer,and Cole Register (Picured Left)

3rd Long Jump- Antrell Williams

3rd 110h-Jesi McRae

6th Pole Vault- Hunter Manning

6th 100m- Raymond Collins

5th 200m- Raymond Collins

6th-  3200 Cole Register  (10:56 closing in on a very old school record)

7th- 800 Markell Parrish

5th- 1600 Chason Brogdon

4th-Discus- Jaylen Clements

6th- Shot Put Xavion Michaels

March 11-- The VHS Lady Indians competed in the Swamp Relays this past Saturday in Ware County. .Teams in attendance were Monroe Comprehensive High School, Richmond Hill, Brunswick, Ware County, Statesboro, Coffee, Effingham, Wayne County, Camden County, Jeff Davis, New Hampstead, Appling County, Toombs County and McIntosh County Academy. 

The Lady Indians placed 10th overall. 

Placing for the lady Indians:

Myesha Hall placed 1st in Triple Jump

Myesha Hall placed 3rd in Long jump

Ashtyn Braddy placed 8th in the 100 meter dash

Natalie Owens placed 8th in the 400 meter dash

Kyleigh Johnson placed 5th in 300 meter hurdles

Team A of the 4x100 meter relay team placed 7th overall. Team consisted of Dasia Williams, Ashtyn Braddy, Natalie Owens and Myesha Hall.

Team A of the 4x400 meter relay placed 6th overall. Team consisted of Kyleigh Johnson, Ashtyn Braddy, Natalie Owens and Myesha Hall.

Kayijeah Victoria placed 6th in Discus.

Coach Hart stated, “I am very proud of the way the team competed this past weekend. There was a lot of competition there. Everybody competed well throughout the meet. We are going to continue to work hard and get better at practice. We have a huge week ahead of us. We go to East Laurens Tuesday, we have our 3rd Annual County Championships at Home on Friday and we go to the Tiger Relays in Hinesville on Saturday. Go Indians!!!”3 11 19 Myesha Hall receiving medals for 1st place in Triple jump and 3rd place in Long jump 1

(Myesha Hall)

March 11-- Here are the latest local area high school sports, Georgia Bulldogs Basketball and Brewton Parker College sports schedules.

Monday, March 11

Baseball: Swainsboro at Vidalia 5:45pm (Postponed Until Tuesday)

                   Bryan Co at Toombs Co 5:45pm (Postponed Until Tuesday)

                   East Laurens at Montgomery Co 4:00pm (Cancelled)

                   RTCA at Fullington Academy 4:00pm (Cancelled)

                   First Presbyterian 17, Vidalia Heritage 3

Soccer: Trinity Christian 6, RTCA 1 Girls

                    Trinity Christian 7, RTCA 0 Boys 

Tuesday, March 12

Baseball: Vidalia 5, Swainsboro 2

                    Toombs Co 8, Bryan Co 1 

                    Calvary Day 13, Montgomery Co 6

                    University of South Carolina-Beaufort 14, BPC 3

                    University of South Carolina -Beaufort 15, BPC 2

Soccer: Vidalia 10, Metter 0 Girls

                  Vidalia 5, Metter 3 Boys 

                  Toombs Co 5, Jeff Davis 2 Girls 

                  Jeff Davis 3, Toombs Co 1 Boys

                  Swainsboro 5, Treutlen Lady Vikings 1

                  Bacon Co 3, Montgomery Co 0 Girls

                  Bacon Co 5, Montgomery Co 2 Boys 

Track: Vidalia and Montgomery Co at East Laurens 4:30pm

Tennis: Bacon Co 3, Vidalia 2 Girls

                 Bacon Co 5, Vidalia 0 Boys

Wednesday, March 13

Baseball: Vidalia 6, Swainsboro 1

Basketball: BPC Lady Barons 75, Judson University 72  (NCCAA National Tournament)

                       Missouri 71, Georgia 61

Thursday, March 14

Baseball: Vidalia 9, Swainsboro 5

                   St. Andrews 10, RTCA 0 F/5

                   Toombs Co 5, Bryan Co 0

Soccer: Vidalia 10, Swainsboro 0 Girls

                  Vidalia 9, Swainsboro 0 Boys

                  Brantley Co 11, Montgomery Co 1 Girls

                  Montgomery Co 2, Brantley Co 1 Boys

Tennis: Vidalia at East Laurens 4:30pm

Basketball: BPC Lady Barons 81, Roberts Wesleyan College 49 (NCCAA National Tournament) (Semi-Finals)

Friday, March 15

Baseball:  Jenkins Co 3, Treutlen 1

                   Toombs Co 14, Bryan Co 4 

                  McIntosh Co Academy at Montgomery Co 4:00pm (Cancelled)

                  Coastal Home School 6, Vidalia Heritage 4

                   BPC 8, Loyola University 6 F/9 

Soccer: Toombs Co 2, Tattnall Co 2 Girls

                  Tattnall Co 2, Toombs Co 0 Boys 

                   RTCA at Sherwood Tournament at Albany

Softball: BPC 10, Bethel University 8 Game 1

                    Bethel University 4, BPC 2 Game 2

Track: BPC at Georgia Southern

Wrestling: BPC Women at NAIA National Championships

Saturday, March 16

Baseball: Treutlen 2, McIntosh Co Academy 1 

                   Vidalia Heritage Academy at Covenant Christian Academy 12:00pm (Cancelled)

                    BPC 4, Loyola University 2 Game 1

                    BPC 1, Loyola University 0 Game 2

Basketball: Mid-America Christian University 87, BPC Lady Barons 84 (NCCAA National Championship at Winona Lake, Indiana)

Soccer: RTCA at Sherwood Tournament at Albany

Softball: Bethel University 2, BPC 1 Game 1

                   Bethel University 8, BPC 0 F/5 Game 2

Track: Vidalia at Tiger Relays at Hinesville 10:00am

                  BPC at Georgia Southern

Golf: Vidalia at Metter Invitational

Wrestling: BPC Women at NAIA National Championships

Sunday, March 17

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Auto Club Speedway Winner: Kyle Busch

The Vidalia Indians opened the 2019 Region 2AA season with a sweep of the Bryan Co. Redskins Thursday in Pembroke. The Indians took game one by a score of 9-2 and also won the nightcap 8-4.310 19 VHS Baseball 1

In game one Sophomore Landry Mead allowed only two runs on two hits picking up the win for the Indians who got 3 hits from Michael Blount and two more from Freshman Jordan Walden.

In the nightcap Freshman Bryson Whited went six innings to pick up the win, while Mead and Freshman Bryce Davis led the offense with three hits each.

With the wins, the Indians are now 7-2 on the year and 2-0 in Region3 10 19 VHS Baseball 3 play. Up next for the Indians will be game one of three this week against the Swainsboro Tigers, Monday at home beginning at 5:45. 

 

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March 9—The Vidalia Indians won both games in two non-region matches in soccer over rivals the Toombs Co Bulldogs Friday in Lyons. The #1 ranked Lady Indians defeated the Lady Bulldogs 6-0 and improve their record to 8-0 for the year.Ella Owen led the Lady Indians in scoring with four goals.3 9 19 VHS Soccer Girls

The Indians beat the Bulldogs 3-1. The Indians scored late in the first half with a first touch shot by John David Hodges. Reid Cabe scored in the second half with an assist from Tyler Dean. Dean scored late in the second half with an assist from Declan Owen. Tate McDaniel had six saves. Vidalia had possession of the ball 90% of the game. The Indians improve to 6-2 overall.

Coach Harrell after game, "Proud of the great defensive play of our team. The keeper Tate McDaniel and the back line of Grady Blount, Chase Alexander, Justin Bennett, and Miguel Cruz did a great job at stopping the counter all night. The midfield John David Hodges, Ben Cato, Ethan Wright, Declan Owen, Christian Barber and strikers Tyler Dean and Reid Cabe worked extremely well passing and setting each other up. Very unselfish play all around. Great night for the Vidalia Indians!"

Vidalia will host the Metter Tigers in a region match next Tuesday at 5:00PM.(Picture by Carroll Williams)

March 7--  For the second year in a row, the Vidalia Indians are runners-up in state AA basketball.3 8 19 VHS BB State

The Indians fell to Therrell High School of Atlanta 51-49 in the state title game Thursday evening at the Macon Coliseum.

Torian Mull came off the bench to lead the Indians in scoring with 14 points.  Two other Indians in double-digits were Anthony Jones and Mark Wardlaw, both with ten points each.

"I hate it for our kids to come that close and have it slip away like that.  We competed with great heart but just didn't make enough plays when we had to,' said Indian Head Coach Tommy Dally.

The game was tied 26-26 at the half, but the Indians turned the ball over 14 times in the second half. "Some of those were unforced and I hate it because it seemed like we were second guessing ourselves in the second half with some of those turnovers," Coach Dalley said.

The Indians lose seven seniors and Coach Dalley said, "They've worked extremely hard and have done what we asked them to do.  They know how demanding we are and I hope they take some things away from that that will help them down the road, but those kids are special and have a special place in our heart. I just hate it that we couldn't bring the championship home."

March 6—It was a night of missed opportunities for the Treutlen Vikings who fell to the Calhoun County Cougars 69-67, Wednesday night in the Class A Public Boys State Championship at the Macon Centreplex. 3 7 19 Treutlen 3

The Vikings jumped out to an early lead but trailed at the end of the first quarter 16-14 and 37-36 at the half and 55-53 at the end of the third period. The Vikings were up 67-64 with 52 seconds remaining in the game when the Cougars tied it up at 67-67 with 19 seconds left. Smith brought the ball down the court for the Cougars and passed the ball underneath the basket to Powell who laid it up for the basket with just 2.1 seconds to get the championship win for Calhoun County.

The Vikings had four players in double-figures in scoring led by James Byrd with 17 points.

The game had 17 lead changes and 13 ties. The Cougars scored 21 points off of turnovers to the Vikings 16 points. The Vikings out rebounded the Cougars 46 to 31. Both teams were 12 of 19 from the free-throw line. The Cougars shot the ball 49% for the game to the Vikings 38%.

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March 6-- Tuesday night the Toombs County soccer teams played host to Bacon County.  In the girls match, Toombs County controlled the game from the kickoff, scoring 6 goals in the 1st half, and adding 4 more in the 2nd half, for a 10-0 victory. The goal scorers were spread out, with Ashley Venegas and Laura Sanchez each contributing 3 goals, Jazmin Nahuaca scoring 2, and Riyln Fitzgerald and Cynthia Hernandez each chipping in 1 goal. Goalkeepers Yareli Saucedo and Abigail Hutcheson combined for the shutout. 

In the boys match up, much like the girls match, the Toombs County boys jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.  Omar Aguliar scored in the opening minutes of the match, on the way to a 5-goal night.  Ricardo Santana scored 2 goals, and Julian Marin-Vital added a final goal, to bring the final score to 8-0. Goalkeeper Alejandro Baez had the clean sheet. 

"It was a good night overall for both teams. We thought going in that we had a chance to win big in the girls match, but the score of the boys match was a pleasant surprise. We jumped on them early and never gave them a chance to get anything going.  We led 7-0 at halftime and were able to get a shortened 2nd half. I told the boys at halftime that I thought we played a really good, really complete half of soccer and that we were starting to look like the team I wanted us to be." Coach Jeremy Moore said. The Bulldogs will be back in action Friday night as they host their cross-county rivals, the Vidalia Indians.

March 6-- On Monday of this week Vidalia High School football player Chris Gay signed his letter of intent to play football for Community Christian College in Atlanta. It is a branch of Community Christian College of Redlands, CA, and they have football affiliations in six states. Gay will be taking his talents to play for the Warriors.

" I have to thank my mom, without her none of this would have happened. I want to thank God for the ability to play and this opportunity. I also want to thank my coaches and my teammates at Vidalia for pushing me. I really like the coaches there and they make it a fun environment. I am really looking forward to this opportunity."

“I am very proud of him. He has been very determined to go to college and play football. Coach Harvey at the school reached out to him after seeing his film, and after Chris visited, he felt like this was the right place for him. It isn't too far away and I am excited to get to go see him play.” Regina Williams said.

VHS Coach Lee Chomskis added, “I am excited for him. It is an opportunity to continue his education and to get to play football. I give Chris all the credit, he found this school and made this happen. If he goes up there and dots his I's and crosses his T's, I think that it will open doors for him to move up to the next level. This chance to get this education is such a key for these kids to be able to contribute to maybe come back here one day and make a difference in their community.”

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(L to R, Front): Rashaad Thompkins (brother), Chris Gay, Regina Williams (mother), Rainna Gay (sister); (Back): Coach Jeff Bowen and Head Coach Lee Chomskis.

March 5-- Congratulations to Olivia Wright on signing for a scholarship to continue her soccer career at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia.

Olivia began her career at the Toombs County Soccer Association at age 12. She played for TCSA for five years. Olivia captained the 2017 19u girls’ team that brought home the Athena B champions medals with GA Soccer and captained the 2017 17u girls’ team that brought the Division 2 State Championship home to Toombs County. She will graduate in May with honors from Toombs County High School.

“I want to thank my family, coaches for pushing me and God for my abilities. I like ABAC because it is a small school and the coaches there who just want to make you better and get you where you should be. They also have a program in nursing there that I am really excited about.” Wright said.

TCSA Head Coach Fletcher Corbin said, “We have seen Olivia develop not only as a player but a person. She brings a lot of intangibles along with her abilities, such as her leadership amongst others that can’t be measured. It is going to be a huge hole in our program not having her around because she is not only a leader for her team, but a mentor to our younger players.”

“We are extremely proud of Olivia she has worked hard as far has her grades and keeping up her schedule up with work and she applies so much of her time to soccer and this is all well deserving.” Jo Wright said.

(L to R): Jo Wright (mother), Olivia Wright, Jeff Wright (father): (Back): TCSA Head Coach Fletcher Corbin and TCSA Coach Jose Romero
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March 4—The VHS Lady Indians opened up their 2019 track season at the "Friday Night Lights" track meet at Southeast Bulloch High School. Teams in Attendance were Statesboro High School, Windsor Forest, HV Jenkins, Islands High School, Johnson High School, Savannah Arts Academy, Savannah Christian Prep, Southeast Bulloch and St. Vincent's Academy.

The Lady Indians placed 2nd overall. 3 4 19 VHS Girls Track

In the 100 meter dash, Ashtyn Braddy placed 2nd and Carleigh Wardlaw placed 10th. In the 200 meter dash, Ashtyn Braddy placed 3rd, Natalie Owens placed 7th and Aleria Simpson placed 10th.

In the 400 meter dash, Myesha Hall placed 3rd and Kyleigh Johnson placed 10th.

In the 800, Kaitlyn Allen placed 4th and Janna Hyers placed 9th. In the 1 mile run, Allie Whitaker placed 7th and Kailtyn Allen placed 9th.  Allie Whitaker also placed 7th in the 3200 meter run.

In the 100 meter hurdles, Maggie Herin placed 6th, Dasia Williams placed 8th, and Jayla Phillips placed 9th. In the 300 meter hurdles Myesha Hall placed 1st and Kyleigh Johnson placed 2nd.

Team B of the 4x100 meter relay team placed 5th. That team consisted of Makaila Wardlaw, Carleigh Wardlaw, Moriah Wardlaw and Kyleigh Johnson. Team A of the 4x400 meter relay team placed 2nd overall, that team consisted of Kyleigh Johnson, Natalie Owens, Ashtyn Braddy and Myesha Hall

Myesha Hall currently has the top 400 meter time in the state with a time of 1:03.78. Myesha also has the top 300m Hurdle time in the state with a time of 50.08. Ashtyn Braddy is currently ranked 5th in the state in the 200m dash with a time 28.39. Kyleigh Johnson currently is ranked 3rd in the state in the 300m hurdles with a time of 52.13. Team A of the 4x400 meter relay ranks 2nd in the state with a time of 4:29. That team is consisted of Kyleigh JohnsonNatalie Owens, Ashtyn Braddy and Myesha Hall.

Coach Grady Hart said, “I am very excited with the performances of all of our athletes at our first meet of the season. Seeing the athletes cheer each other on the entire meet was exciting to watch. We all ran some great times. We had athletes break some school records and also had athletes get new personal records. We have given ourselves high goals in all of our events. We now know we have to put a lot of work in at practice to be more successful. We are a young team this year, but after competing the way we did last Friday, the sky is the limit for this team. I am very proud of them and excited for this season. Go Indians!”

Mount Vernon, Ga--The Lady Barons had one of the most impressive seasons to date with a overall record of 17-11 and 13-7 in conference. The stand out win came early in the season when the Barons defeated #17 Loyola at home 58-54. Other quality wins were beating Mobile on the road 73-65 and grinding it out with Faulkner at home 77-72. 

The real highlight of the season comes from all of the players who made this season possible. First of all, Joy Hadley is a defensive beast, ranked 2nd in the NAIA in blocks per game (4.036) and total blocks in a season (113). She also ranks 10th in defensive rebounds per game (7.036) and 17th in total rebounds (266). Joy ranks 1st in the SSAC in blocks and blocks per game and 2nd in total rebounds. She is third in the conference in double-doubles this season at 12. In just a short amount of time (2 seasons) Joy has accumulated 215 blocks thus far. She has been named SSAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Latoya King dominates offensively for the Barons. She scored the most points this year as compared to her previous three years here at 312. She shot 40% from the field and 40% from three. She is ranked 14th in the NAIA in total 3-pointers made and is 2nd in 3-point FG percentage in the SSAC. She is also ranked 2nd in 3 pointers made per game in the SSAC. 

Dominique Haynes is a force on the court. She scored 292 points thus far and is averaging 10.4 points a game. She is averaging 46.7% from the field and is a consistant leader. 

Naomi Wilds had 9 games where she scored in double digits, the majority of which came in the second half of the season. She is a great leader on the court and off.

Janyah Stargell started 20 games for the Barons as a true freshman. She was a consistant player with 24 steals this season and averaging 31% from the field.

Eanna Sims is a well rounded player, shooting 45% from the field and third on the team in total rebounds at 108. 

Eden Duckworth is a reliable player off the bench, shooting 49%.

Ni'Dericka Rainey is a solid defender, with a team high 39 steals this season.

Alexia Galloway comes off the bench shooting 37% from the field and 34% from three.

The Barons are currently ranked 8th in the NCCAA power ratings, which determines who goes to the NCCAA national tournament. The ratings are based on a number of factors including strength of schedule, opponents, and record.

Along with Joy Hadley winning Defensive Player of the Year, Coach Steve Edwards won SSAC Co-Coach of the Year and both Joy and Latoya King were named to the First Team All Conference. Eden Duckworth and Naomi Wilds both earned All-Academic Team as well.

"My staff and I have enjoyed coaching our group this year. We have players who love to work hard and who want to win the right way. We believe in coaching them hard, but our players also know we love each of them. I have to thank my assistant coaches and managers for all the work that goes on behind the scenes. We would not have won this year without each of them. We aren't satisfied with having a solid regular season. We look forward to having a ton of fun and making a deep run this post season," states Coach Steve Edwards.

Going into the SSAC tournament, BPC is respectably seeded 4th, and will face 5th seeded Mobile on Thursday at 9PM. The winner of that game plays either #1 Bethel or MGA/Faulkner.

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March 4--Joe Summerset, sophomore, is the Chick-fil-A Iron Indian of the Week. Joe displayed tremendous effort, attitude, and leadership in the weight room this week!

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March 4-- Here are the latest local area high school sports, Georgia Bulldogs Basketball and Brewton Parker College sports schedules.

Monday, March 4

Baseball: Vidalia at Bryan Co 5:00pm (Postponed Until Friday)

                  Bacon Co  5, Toombs Co 3

                  Pinewood 21, RTCA 8 

Tuesday, March 5

Baseball: Calvary Day 18, Treutlen 4 F/5

                  Montgomery Co 11, Wheeler Co 1

Soccer: Vidalia 7, Coffee Co 1 Girls

                  Vidalia 3, Coffee Co 1 Boys 

                  Toombs Co 10, Bacon Co 0 Girls

                  Toombs Co 8, Bacon Co 0 Boys 

                  Screven Co 5, Treutlen Lady Vikings 0 

                  Montgomery Co 8, Dooly Co 4 Girls

                  Montgomery Co 4, Dooly Co 0 Boys 

                  RTCA 8, FPCA 4 Girls

                  FPCA 8, RTCA 0 Boys 

Tennis: Vidalia 4, Toombs Co 1 Girls

                 Vidalia 4, Toombs Co 1 Boys 

Track: Vidalia Boys, Montgomery Co at Appling Co 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 6

Basketball: Calhoun Co 69, Treutlen 67 (GHSA Class A Boys State Championship at Macon)

                       Missouri 64, Georgia 39

Baseball: Montgomery Co 26, Groves 11 

Softball: University of South Carolina -Beaufort 8,  BPC 5 Game One

                        University of South Carolina-Beaufort 12, BPC 6 Game Two 

Tennis: Vidalia 3, Metter 2 Girls

                   Vidalia 4, Metter 1 Boys

Thursday, March 7

Basketball: Therrell 51, Vidalia 49 (GHSA Class AA Boys State Championship at Macon)

Baseball: Bryan Co at Vidalia (Postponed Until Week of April 17)

                    Toombs Co 3, Bacon Co 2 

Friday, March 8

Baseball: Vidalia 9, Bryan Co 2 Game One

                    Vidalia 8, Bryan Co 4 Game 2

                     ECI 9, Treutlen 2

                     Toombs Co 8, Bacon Co 6

                     Johnson Co 10, Montgomery Co 1

                     Thomas Jefferson at RTCA 4:00pm

                     BPC 8, William Carey University 7 F/12

Soccer: Vidalia 6, Toombs 0 Girls

                    Vidalia 3, Toombs Co 1 Boys 

                     Appling Co 10, Montgomery Co 0 Girls

                     Montgomery Co 3, Appling Co 3 Boys  

Softball:  BPC 1 ,University of Mobile 0 Game One

                     University of Mobile 5, BPC  2 Game Two

Saturday, March 9

Basketball: South Carolina 66, Georgia 46

Baseball: New Hampstead 12, Montgomery Co 1 Game One

                     New Hampstead 8, Montgomery Co 7 Game Two

                     William Carey University 12, BPC 5 Game One

                     William Carey University 2, BPC 0 Game Two

Softball: University of Mobile 2, BPC 0 F/10 Game One

                     University of Mobile  15, BPC 0 F/5 Game Two 

Track: Vidalia at Swamp Relays at Waycross 9:00am

Sunday, March 10

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Phoenix Winner: Kyle Busch

March 2—The Treutlen Vikings held on to defeat the Irwin County Indians 74-72 Saturday night at the GHSA Class A Boys State Basketball Semi-Finals at Valdosta State University. This is the first time since 1985 the Vikings will play for the State Championship in Boys Basketball.

The Vikings led the game at the end of the first quarter 20-9 and 34-22 at the half. Irwin County came roaring back to take a 54-53 lead at the end of the third quarter. Both teams had the lead in the fourth period and with just 2.1 seconds remaining in the game Arkavias Lovett made a two-point shot to give the Vikings a two-point lead. Irwin County missed a last second shot and the Vikings picked up the big win.

Treutlen will take on Calhoun County, the only team the Vikings have lost to this season, next Wednesday night at 8PM at the Macon Coliseum for the State Championship. You can hear the game on Sweet Onion Country, 1017FM with Jeff Raiford and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com. Below: (Jeff Raiford (L) and (R) Vikings Head Coach Tyree Coney)3 2 19 Treutlen BB

March 2—For the second consecutive year the Vidalia Indians are headed to Macon to play for a GHSA AA Boys Basketball State Championship. The Indians defeated the Laney Wildcats 53-44 Saturday night at Georgia State College and University in Milledgeville.3 3 19 VHS BB 3

Vidalia started the game with a 9-0 run and led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and 24-20 at halftime. The Indians led by 11 points in the third, but the Wildcats came back to cut the Vidalia lead to 35-30 at the end of the quarter. Despite only two field goals in the fourth and scoring just 18 points in the period the Indians went eight for ten from the free-throw line down the stretch to seal the victory.3 3 19 VHS Fans

The Indians were led in scoring by Xavier McClendon with 13 points.

Vidalia will face Therrell of Atlanta next Thursday at 4PM at the Macon Coliseum for the GHSA AA Boys State Championship. The Panthers defeated Elbert County 57-47 Saturday. You can hear the play-by-play with John Koon on your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com. (Pictures by Mike Branch and Carroll Williams)3 3 19 VHS BB 1

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