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April 30--  Vidalia native and pro golfer Paul Claxton missed his shot to play in the PGA Championship coming up later this month at Beth Page Black Golf Course in New York.

paulclaxtonswingTo make it, Claxton had to finish among the top 20 golfers playing this week in the PGA Professional Championship at Belfair Country Club in Bluffton, SC. 

In Wednesday's final round, Claxton shot three over par and ended tied for 33rd at five over for the tournament.

April 30—Congratulations to the Area Champions the Treutlen Lady Vikings Soccer team who defeated Echols Co 2-0 last week in the first round of the GHSA Class A State Playoffs. The Lady Vikings advance to the second round and will host Lake Oconee Academy this Wednesday at 5:30PM.

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April 30—The Vidalia Indians Golf team finished runner up to the Metter Tigers at the Area 1-AA Tournament in Metter. Senior Jackson Toole is the Area Champion for the 4th consecutive year! Toole shot a 1 under 70. The team will play for the state championship in Carrollton on May 20 & 21. Two Lady Indians, Ryan Norfleet and CJ Seabolt will compete individually at the state tournament.

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April 30—The Vidalia Heritage Academy Middle-School Eagles Baseball team defeated Calvary Christian School 11-4 Saturday at Brewton Parker College to win the district state championship. The Eagles had an undefeated season going 16-0.

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April 29-- The Lady Crusaders competed in the GISA state track championships this past weekend at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany and returned home as the State Champions in the one of the closest contests in GISA history. The senior class has won 3 of the last 4 state championships and finished runner up once.

The Lady Crusaders started off amazing on Thurs in qualifying with the 4x100 team of Ellie Graham, Mary Hayes Palmer, Sarah Tuck and Kayla Blackshear breaking the state record and running a time of 49.90.  The Lady Crusaders kept the momentum going through the day getting almost everyone qualified for the finals on Saturday.

On Friday the Lady Crusaders found themselves in a pretty big hole after the first two rounds of field events but were able to get back within striking distance when Kayla Blackshear won triple jump with a jump of 33'11.  The Lady Crusaders followed that up by getting 18 points in pole vault when Samantha Threlkeld won state by clearing 9'3 and Mary Claire Wolfe finished state runner up by clearing 9 foot.

Going into the finals on Saturday the Lady Crusaders found themselves down by 20 points.  The Lady Crusaders in every event on Saturday finished one spot ahead of where their qualifying time had them slated to finish.  With Sarah Tuck winning state in the 300 hurdles with a time of 47.46.  Going into the final event, the 4x400 relay, the Lady Crusaders had erased the deficit and were tied for first at 80 points with Monsignor Donovan.  The team of Kayla Blackshear, Nicole Acosta, Ellie Graham and Sarah Tuck fought with everything they had and was able to finish two spots ahead of Monsignor Donovan to claim the State Championship with a score of 85-83.

Coach Smith" I am so proud of these girls and the way that they competed.  It took a total team effort and every member of the team fought for the other girls.  Going into Saturday the girls could have panicked when they saw how much we were down but every girl finished one spot ahead of where they were supposed to finish.  These ladies are tremendous athletes but more importantly that are great role models.  The first thing they did after they won was circle up and gave God all the honor and glory.  We would not have been able to repeat as State Champs without some major contributions from Coach Jacob Wilkinson spending countless hours with our pole vaulters, all the work Coach Kimmons does with the middle school track to have them ready for varsity and Coach Collins working with the throwers.  I would also like to thank our athletic director Coach Brant for the job he does with encouraging players being able to play multiple sports because without the tennis players and soccer players being able to do track as well this would not be possible."

Lady Crusaders that finished in the top 8  

100 Kayla Blackshear 5th

200 Kayla Blackshear 7th

400 Ellie Graham 5th

100 hurdles Sarah Tuck 2nd PR 16.79

100 hurdles Analise Williams 6th

300 hurdles Sarah Tuck 1st 47.46

300 hurdles Nicole Acosta 7th

4x100 Ellie Graham, Mary Hayes Palmer, Sarah Tuck, Kayla Blackshear 1st PR 49.90

4x100 Analise Williams, Nicole Acosta, Rileigh Robinson, Mary Claire Wolfe 7th

4x400 Kayla Blackshear, Nicole Acosta, Ellie Graham, Sarah Tuck 4th

High Jump Mary Hayes Palmer 8th

Pole Vault Samantha Threlkeld 1st 9'3

Pole Vault Mary Claire Wolfe 2nd 9'

Triple Jump Kayla Blackshear 1st 33'11

Shot Tamaria Lewis 3rd

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1st row - Ella Stanley, Samantha Threkald, Nicole Acosta, Mary Claire Wolfe, Analise Williams, Baylee Williamson
2nd row - Coach Smith, Kayla Blackshear, Sarah Tuck, Ellie Graham, Maryhayes Palmer, Rileigh Robinson, Maddie Williams
Not pictured - Tamaria Lewis, Madi Moncus, Roya Adkins, Emma Tapley, Payton Nance, Addie Thompson

April 29-- Mathew Hill is the Chick Fil-a  Iron Indian of the Week! He gave tremendous effort, attitude & toughness in the weight room this week!

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April 29-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, April 29

Baseball: Brentwood Academy 17, RTCA 5 Game 1

                  Brentwood Academy 11, RTCA 1  Game 2 (First Round GISA AA State Playoffs) (Best of Three)

                  Braves 3, Padres 1 

Golf: Vidalia Boys and Girls at Area Tournament at Metter

Tuesday, April 30

Baseball: Padres 4, Braves 3

Soccer: RTCA Lady Crusaders 4, Piedmont 0 (First Round GISA AA State Playoffs) 

Wednesday, May 1

Baseball: Braves 5, Padres 1

                   Faulkner University 12, BPC 0

Soccer: Vidalia Lady Indians 6, Fitzgerald 0 (Second Round GHSA AA State Playoffs)

               Lake Oconee Academy 6, Treutlen Lady Vikings 0 (GHSA A State Playoffs)

Thursday, May 2

Baseball: Padres 11, Braves 2

                  Vidalia 5, Harlem 0 Game 1

                  Harlem 13, Vidalia 9 Game 2 (Second Round GHSA AA State Playoffs) (Best of Three)

Soccer: Vidalia 4, Fitzgerald 0 (Boys) (Second Round GHSA AA State Playoffs)

                  Harlem 4, Toombs Co 3 F/OT Girls

                  Harlem 3, Toombs Co 1 Boys (Second Round GHSA AA State Playoffs)

Softball: BPC 6, Stillman College 1

Friday, May 3

Baseball: Harlem 11, Vidalia 1 (Second Round GHSA AA State Playoffs)

                  Braves 7, Marlins 2 

                  Bethel 5, BPC 1 (SSAC Tournament)

Soccer: Oak Mountain 4, RTCA Lady Crusaders 3 (Second Round GISA AA State Playoffs)

Saturday, May 4

Baseball: Braves 9, Marlins 2 

Soccer: Monsignor Donovan 8, RTCA 0 (First Round GISA AA State Playoffs)

Track: AA Sectionals Meet at Fitzgerald

              BPC at FSU Relays

Sunday, May 5

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Dover 2:00pm (WYUM, 1017 FM, Sweet Onion Country)(Postponed Until Monday at 12:00pm)

Baseball: Braves 3, Marlins 1 

April 26-- On Thursday, the Toombs County lady soccer team traveled to Cochran to take on the Bleckley County Royals in the 1st round of the GHSA state playoffs.  In the 1st half, both teams had good chances to score, but neither team could capitalize on those opportunities, leaving the score 0-0 at halftime.  In the 2nd half, the lady dogs were able to assert themselves and control the match, scoring 2 goals.  4 27 19 Toombs girls state 2

"We regrouped at halftime, made a few adjustments, and just played better soccer in the 2nd half.  Cindy Vera scored a goal about 10 minutes into the 2nd half, and Ashley Venegas converted a penalty kick about 5 minutes after Cindy's goal to create some separation.  I felt like we just picked our game up in the 2nd half and controlled the match.  Bleckley had very few opportunities in the 2nd half, and I credit that to our girls settling into our game and playing how we are supposed to play." Coach Jeremy Moore said.

With the 2-0 victory, the lady dogs move on to the "sweet 16" next week and will be traveling to Harlem.

The Vidalia Indians and Lady Indians Soccer teams are moving on to the second round of the AA State Playoffs. The Indians defeated Washington Co 9-0 Thursday night at Buck Cravey Field. The Indians were led in scoring by Declan Owen with five goals. Vidalia will host Fitzgerald the number two seed out of Region 1 in the second round next week. 4 26 19 VHS Boys Soccer

The Lady Indians defeated Dodge Co 1-0 to advance to the second round. Ella Owen scored the only goal in the game in the first minute of the match.

The Lady Indians will travel to Fitzgerald the number one seed out of Region 1 next week. 4 26 19 VHS Girls Soccer

April 26-- The Vidalia Track and Field team wins Region 2-AA in Jeff Davis in a dominating fashion.  Final team results were as follows: Vidalia-208, Jeff Davis-159, Woodville Tompkins-76, Swainsboro-62, Metter-53, Toombs County-21, Bryan County-12 and Bacon County-10.4 26 19 VHS Boys Track Region Team
Competition began with the field events on Wednesday along with the finals of the 1600 and all prelim running events.  Our jumpers did a fantastic job racking up points, being lead by Jonathan Moody who won the triple jump with an 18 inch personal best with a jump of 43-7 and William Page finishing 2nd with another excellent performance. Moody also had a season best in the long jump, placing 2nd. These two young men stepped up huge, performing better than they have all season.  Thrower Jaylen Clements came close to his personal best in the discus placing 2nd.  Freshman Hunter Manning is paving the way for future pole vaulters at VHS.  “Hunter dominated the pole vault and won this event.  Hunter faces many obstacles in this event and countless hours traveling of campus to practice this event. He is a very hard worker and is dedicated to perfecting this event.  He has big things in store for his future in this event” Coach Godbee stated.

Cole Register was on a mission winning both the 1600 and 3200.  Cole had a personal best performance and came up with a big win on Wednesday.  Cole continued his mission on Thursday winning the 3200 as well. Freshman Luke Palmer finished in 2nd place. “Luke is a very special, talented distance runner.  I can't wait to see what the future holds for this fine young man.” Coach Godbee said.

The 4x100 relay put in a personal best performance winning the event with Jesi McRae, William Page, Markell Parrish, Raymond Collins and Cailyn Jordan. The 4x400 relay placed 1st as well with a win and personal best with the team of Jamarcus Adams, Jesi McRae, Markell Parrish and Joe Summerset. 

“As a coach, I could not ask for a better group of fine young men.  These guys know how to fight and work for what they want.  It is a blessing and honor to have such a fine team and group of coaches.  Coach Hart, Coach McLeod and Coach Martin have put in countless hours leading these young men and setting a great example for them” Coach Godbee said.

Here are the top 4 results from the meet that will advance to sectionals:

100m-3rd Raymond Collins

200m-2nd Raymond Collins

400m- 2nd Joe Summerset

           3rd Jamarcus Adams

800m-2nd Markell Parrish

          3rd Chason Brogdon

1600m-1st Cole Register

           4th Chason Brogdon

3200m-1st Cole Register

            2nd- Luke Palmer

110h- 2nd Jesi McRae

300h-3rd Jesi McRae

Pole Vault- 1st Hunter Manning

High Jump- 2nd Antrell Williams

Long Jump- 2nd Jonathan Moody

Triple Jump-1st Jonathan Moody

              2nd William Page

Shot Put-2nd Xavion Williams

            4th Jaylan Burns

Discus-2nd Jaylen Clements

4x100 Relay 

    A Team-1st Jesi McRae, William Page, Raymond Collins, and Cailyn Jordan

    B team-4th Kris Gay, Sinclair Williams, Jaedyn Stanley, and Michael Madison

4x400 Relay

     A Team-1st Jamarcus Adams, Jesi McRae, Markell Parrish, Joe Summerset

     B Team-4th Sinclair William, Tai'siah Stewart, Joshua Mincey and Marquell Turner

April 26-- The Lady Indians Competed in the region 2AA track meet this past Wednesday and Thursday. The Lady Indians placed 2nd overall.4 26 19 VHS Lady Indians Track Region

Placing for the Lady Indians:

Ashtyn Braddy placed 2nd in the 100 meter dash

Myesha Hall placed 3rd in the 100 meter dash

Ashtyn Braddy placed 3rd in the 200 meter dash

Natalie Owens placed 5th in the 200 meter dash

Natalie Owens placed 2nd the 400 meter dash

Aleria Simpson placed 3rd in the 400 meter dash

Kaitlyn Allen placed 2nd in the 800 meter run

Janna Hyers placed 9th in the 800 meter run

Kaitlyn Allen placed 3rd in the 1600 meter run

Janna Hyers placed 8th in the 1600 meter run

Zoee Jones placed 4th in the 3200 meter run

Dasia Williams placed 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles

Kyleigh Johnson placed 2nd in the 300 meter hurdles

Team A of the 4x100 meter relay team placed 1st. Natalie Owens, Myesha Hall, Kyleigh Johnson and Ashtyn Braddy are on that team. 

Team B finished 5th. Aleria Simpson, Makaila Wardlaw, Moriah Wardlaw and Dasia Williams are on that team.

Team A of the 4x400 finished 2nd. Tem consisted of Aleria Simpson, Natalie Owens, Kyleigh Johnson and Myesha Hall.

Team B finished 3rd. Team consisted of Crystal Boyd, Dasia Williams, Ivory Wilder and Moriah Wardlaw.

Kyleigh Johnson placed 5th in High Jump

Carleigh Wardlaw placed 6th in High Jump

Myesha Hall placed 2nd in Long Jump

Myesha Hall placed 1st in triple jump

Kyleigh Johnson placed 5th in triple jump

Jasmine Smith placed 2nd in shotput

Faith Smith placed 6th in shotput

Jasmine Smith placed 2nd in discus

Coach Hart said, “I am very proud of the team. They worked hard and competed on a high level both days. We now know what we have to do to get better and compete for another State Championship. We will get back to practice on Monday and get ready for Sectionals next Saturday.” 

April 25--  Senior Riley Powers pitched a one hit shutout to lead the Vidalia Indians to a 10-0, five inning win over Washington County Thursday evening in Sandersville.

The win gives the Indians the best two-out-of-three series and allows them to advance to the second round of the state AA baseball playoffs for the first time since 2004.

The Indians will play Harlem on the road next Thursday with game times for the doubleheader to be announced. 

Follow the Indians with Lynn Moore and John Koon on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming at www.southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 24-- The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Boy’s Track team continues to dominate the Region Championship. The Crusaders won their eighth title in a row. The Region Meet was held at Appling County High School last Wednesday. The Crusaders scored 204 points as a team and Robert Brown was the High Point Athlete.

Robert Brown was 1st in the high jump, long jump, and was 2nd in the 110M hurdles. Trey Brant was 1st in the pole vault, Jashaun Powell was 1st in the triple jump, and Sam NeSmith was 1st in the 400M dash.

Second place finishes went to Jody Graham in the shot put, Latson Enis in the discus, Payton Phillips in the pole vault, Jackson Newton in the triple jump, Powell in the long jump, Seniser Carnes in the 100M dash, Newton in the 200M dash, and Powell in the 300M hurdles.

In 3rd place was T.J. Jackson in the discus, NeSmith in the high jump, Blaine Miller in the 3,200M run, Shane Moore in the 1,600M run and the 800M run, NeSmith in the 110M hurdles, Carnes in the 200M dash, and Cade Jones in the 400M dash.

Jacob Edwards was 4th in the 300M hurdles, Jackson was 5th in the shot put, Cody Masterman was 5th in the 3,200M run, Zach Moye was 5th in the 800M run, Adam Edwards was 6th in the 100M dash and Andrew Tuck was 7th in the 1,600M run.

The 4x100M relay team of Carnes, Brown, Powell and Phillips took 3rd and the team of Edwards, Newton, Jones and NeSmith was 4th. The 4x400M relay team of NeSmith, Brown, Phillips and Jones was 1st and the team of Edwards, Newton, Moore and Powell was 3rd.

Coach Jake Wilkinson stated, “I’m very proud of our boys. They had some tough competition but picked up there 8th Region Championship in row. We had several Region Champions and Top 4 winners and this year’s High Point winner which was senior Robert Brown. He won Long Jump, high jump and was on the 4x4 team which also won. I’m looking forward to a great weekend at State. Hopefully we can finish in the Top 3 in State as team again.”

The GISA State Track Meet will be held this week from Thursday through Saturday at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany.

(L to R, Front): Paul Ledford, Robert Brown, Sensier Carnes, Payton Phillips, Zach Moye, Andrew Tuck; (Back): Jody Graham, Landon Bohtelo, Jacob Edwards, T.J. Jackson, Shane Moore, Jackson Newton, Sam NeSmith, Cade Jones, Jashawn Powell, Latson Ennis, Adam Edwards, and Coach Jake Wilkinson.

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Monday, April 22nd the J R Trippe Chiefs ended their baseball season with a 7-4 loss to West Laurens in the District Championship played at West Laurens Middle School. The Chiefs ended the season with an overall record of 15-5.

The Chiefs batted first and despite three hard hit balls they came away with no runs. It was a different story in the bottom of the first as everything was going right for West Laurens as they sent 10 batters to the plate scoring 5 runs including a three run homer. The Chiefs still couldn’t get the bats going in the second inning while West Laurens was able to pick up one more run in the bottom half putting them up 6-0 after two innings. With the Chiefs still not able to get anything in the third inning it looked like a blowout was in the works. After holding West Laurens scoreless in the bottom of the third the Chiefs finally got something going in the fourth as Walker Moncus got a leadoff single to break up the no-hitter. Bryson Coleman came in as a courtesy runner for Moncus and promptly stole second. When Hagen Brantley’s pop up was dropped by the first baseman Coleman raced to third and scored on an overthrow. During the throw Brantley also moved to second. Jacaree Washington came in as a courtesy runner for Brantley moving over to third on a wild pitch and scoring on a single by Cason Banks who then stole second base on the first pitch to the next batter who eventually struck out. However, Carson Ricks followed the strike out with an RBI single making the score 6 -3.

After holding West Laurens in the bottom of the fourth things looked promising for the Chiefs but they couldn’t keep the momentum going as they went three up and three down in the fifth and sixth innings with West Laurens adding one more run in the bottom of the sixth to lead 7-3 going into the seventh. The Chiefs were hoping for a repeat of their last inning comeback win last year against West Laurens in the championship game. After the first two Chiefs batters grounded out Kaleb Bennett created a little hope with an infield single then stealing second and third and scoring on a wild pitch. After getting behind 0-2 on the count Tucker McDonald kept the hope alive working the pitcher for a walk. That brought Moncus to the plate but he flew out to right field to end the game giving West Laurens the 7-4 win.

April 22--The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Lady Crusaders won their 9th consecutive region championship April 17th at Appling County High School.  The Lady Crusaders scored 233 points.  Sarah Tuck was the High Point winner for the meet.  The following athletes finished in the top 4 and qualified for the State Championships.

(L to R, Front): Maddie Williams, Nicole Acosta, Ellie Graham, Mary Claire Wolfe, Addie Thompson, Ella Stanley, Kayla Blackshear; (Back): Morgan Newsome, Emma Tapley, Payton Nance, Rileigh Robinson, Baylee Williamson, Analise Williams, Samantha Threkald, Mary Hayes Palmer, Madi Moncus, Sarah Tuck, and Coach Thomas Smith. Not Pictured: Tamaria Lewis and Roya Adkins.

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Disk 1st Baylee Williamson, 3rd Maddi Moncus

High Jump 1st Mary Hayes Palmer, 2nd  Rileigh Robinson

Triple Jump 1st Michaella Blackshear, 2nd Analise Williams

Pole Vault 1st Samantha Threkeld, 2nd Mary Claire Wolfe

Long Jump 2nd Mary Hayes Palmer, 3rd Analise Williams

Shot Put 1st Tamaria Lewis, 3rd Roya Adkins

3200 1st Madison Williamson

4x100 1st Ellie Graham, Mary Hayes Palmer, Sarah Tuck, Michaella Blackshear

            3rd Analise Williams, Nicole Acosta, Mary Claire Wolfe, Rileigh Robinson

100M 2nd Ellie Graham, 3rd Michaella Blackshear

100 Hurdles 1st Sarah Tuck, 2nd Analise Williams

1600 4th Emma Tapley

400M 3rd Ellie Graham, 4th Mary Hayes Palmer

300 Hurdles 1st Sarah Tuck, 2nd Nicole Acosta

800M 2nd Sarah Tuck, 3rd Addie Thompson

200M 3rd Michaella Blackshear, 4th Ellie Graham

4x400 1st Michaella Blackshear, Nicole Acosta, Ellie Graham, Sarah Tuck

            3rd Ella Stanley, Addie Thompson, Mary Claire Wolfe, Mary Hayes Palmer

Sarah Tuck won the overall High Point Award for the meet for the girls.

Coach Smith, “I am very proud of the girls and all of their hard work.  We were able to get two qualified in almost every event and a lot of the girls had their season best performances at region.  We are very excited heading into State, knowing that it will be very close and will take our absolute best to repeat as State Champions.

April 22-- Lawson Paradice has been named the winner of the Positive Athlete Georgia in the Southeast Georgia Regional in wrestling for 2019. For the fifth consecutive year, Positive Athlete Georgia; an organization started by former University of Georgia football star and Super Bowl XL MVP Hines Ward; will be awarding college scholarships to Georgia high school student-athletes based more on their character that their athletic performance. Over $100,000 in college scholarships have been awarded since the Georgia program’s inception. There are fourteen regions in the state and the Southeast Region contains all 24 counties in the southeastern part of Georgia. There is only one spot for wrestling in each of the fourteen regions. Paradice has lettered in wrestling, football, and soccer each of his four years in high school. He has maintained a high grade point average and over come a career ending lower leg injury his junior year to return to the playing field. 4 22 19 Paradice

“Lawson has made tremendous growth as a person and an athlete while he’s been at Vidalia High School,” stated head wrestling coach Dr. James Ferry. He continued, “Lawson was very exasperating as a freshman, but this year; his senior year; he would ask his opponents if they could pray together before they had to wrestle. Most said yes and they would pray. Then they would compete as gentlemen warriors. Everyone likes to win at athletics and Lawson did a lot of that, but he truly bought into what the thing of high school athletics is really about. Speaking on behalf of the wrestling staff and possibly the entire coaching staff, we are extremely proud of the award that is being bestowed on Lawson.” A full list of Georgia Positive Athlete recipients can found at www.positiveathlete.org.

Hattiesburg, Ms--The Brewton Parker Men's team finished in 2nd place out of 8 teams at the SSAC Championship this weekend. This is the highest finish in BPC history and most points scored ever at 165. It is only 9 points shy of outscoring the previous 5 years combined! There were some podium finishes and school records broken with the highlight being Brandon Schultz winning the 110m hurdles and setting a new meet record at 14.31. BPC also placed 4 of the top 7 in the discus and shot put and Nate Shields won the pole vault, breaking the SSAC meet record and Jordon Solomon came in 2nd. 

Long Jump- 9th Raquawn Stewart 6.25m, 10th De'Sean Taylor 6.24m

Discus- 2nd Parker Dasher 34.35m, 3rd Andrew Collins 33.28m, 5th Jordon Solomon 29.24m, 6th Jose Garcia 23.78m

Pole Vault- 1st Nathaniel Shields 4.25m, 2nd Jordon Solomon 3.35m

Shot Put- 2nd Parker Dasher 13.15m, 3rd Andrew Collins 11.38m, 6th Jose Garcia 10.60m, 7th Jamon Tymes 9.17m

3000m Steeplechase- 4th Bosco Hakuzimana 10:39.07, 7th Nikobiri Paul 11:41.54

4X100 Relay- 4th Tymes, Schultz, Evans, Stewart 43.72

110m hurdles- 1st Brandon Schultz 14.31, 3rd Jamon Tymes 15.43, 5th Demond Evans 18.09

400m hurdles- 2nd Brandon Schultz 56.73, 6th Jamon Tymes 1:01.36, 7th Demond Evans 1:03.44

4X400 Relay- 4th Tymes, Schultz, Evans, Holloway 3:43.01

BPC will compete next at the Florida State Relays on May 4th. 4 22 19 BPC Mens Track 

Photo: Matt Hicks (Courtesy of Brewton Parker College)

Hattiesburg, Ms--The Brewton Parker Women's Track and Field team came in 5th place out of 9 teams, scoring 66 points. That is more points than every year in program history combined. There were some podium finishes and school records broken. 4 22 19 BPC Womens Track

Long Jump- 4th Dasia Shepard 5.00m, 8th Nia Jefferys 4.90m

Discus- 7th Kyla Connell 30.35m

Shot Put- 9th Kyla Connell 9.67m

3000m Steeplechase- 2nd Rachel Jarriel 13:05.95

4X100 relay- 3rd Williams, Shepard, Vail, Jefferys 51.22

1500m- 12th Rachel Jarriel 5:52.17

100m hurdles- 4th Keyasia Williams 21.32

400m hurdles- 3rd Dasia Shepard 1:09.21, 6th Keyasia Williams 1:18.91

5000m-6th Rachel Jarriel 21:28.91

4X400 relay- 3rd Williams, Jefferys, Vail, Shepard 4:31.15

BPC will compete at the Florida Relays on May 4th. 

Photo: Matt Hicks (Courtesy of BPC) 

April 22- Congratulations to Vidalia High School senior Emma Stephens who signed a letter of intent Friday for a Dance scholarship for the Lady Barons at Brewton Parker College in Mt. Vernon.

“I am very thankful for my parents, teachers, classmates they really pushed me to do my best. I plan to major in psychology and they have a really good program at BPC. I want to thank Coach Owens for giving me this amazing opportunity.”Stephens said.

“I am extremely proud of Emma. This is one of those blessings that we never expected and we are very thankful for it. We all know it is such a big deal for any young person to continue their education and get a scholarship. Emma maintained her grades here at VHS  and I am certain that she will be able to do the same in college.” Coach Owens said.

“She has worked really hard and we are very proud of Emma. We are very thankful to Brewton Parker for giving her this opportunity.” Lee Stephens said.

(L-R) Front: Dean Mills(grandfather), Judy Mills(grandmother), Jennifer Stephens(mother), Emma Stephens, Lee Stephens(father),Patricia Stephens(grandmother), Reggie Stephens(grandfather). Back: Anna Stephens(sister), Jesse Stephens(brother), VHS Coach Missy Owens.

4 21 19 Emma Stephens

April 22--The Montgomery County Eagles Track & Field program continues their recent run of success. The boy’s team won the Area 2 Public Championship for the 5th consecutive season on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles came away as Area 2 Runner Up for the second consecutive season.4 22 19 Moco girls area runner up team photo4 22 19 Moco boys area champs team photo

The Eagles have a total of 11 boys and 7 girls that have qualified for the state track meet to be held in Albany on May 9th-11th.

The following individuals won events at the Area 2 Track Meet:

Ty'un Roundtree - shot put: 47-9

Tamyjah Hatton - shot put: 33-10

Zach Barrow - pole vault: 10-06

Rebecca Dominguez - pole vault: 7-00

Da'Quan Jackson - triple jump: 45-09

Matt Seward - high jump: 6-00

April 22-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, April 22

Soccer: Trinity Christian 7, RTCA 1 Girls

                Trinity Christian 8, RTCA 1 Boys 

Tuesday, April 23

Baseball: Reds 7, Braves 6

                  St. Andrews 6, RTCA 3

Soccer: Treutlen Lady Vikings 2, Echols Co 0  

                 RTCA 1, Westfield Academy 0 Girls

                 RTCA 3, Westfield Academy 0 Boys 

Wednesday, April 24

Baseball: Washington Co 3, Vidalia 2 F/8 Game One

                 Vidalia 11, Washington Co 4 Game Two (GHSA First Round AA State Playoffs)

                 Braves 3, Reds 1 

Soccer: Atkinson Co 10, Montgomery Co 0 (Boys) (GHSA A First Round State Playoffs)

Track: Vidalia and Toombs Co at Region Meet at Jeff Davis

Thursday, April 25

Baseball: Reds 4, Braves 2 

               Vidalia 10, Washington Co 0 (GHSA First Round AA State Playoffs)

               Faulkner University 5, BPC 1

               Faulkner University 13, BPC 5

Soccer: Vidalia Lady Indians 1, Dodge Co 0 (GHSA First Round AA State Playoffs)

               Vidalia 9, Washington Co 0 Boys (GHSA First Round AA State Playoffs)

               Toombs Co Lady Bulldogs 2, Bleckley Co 0 (GHSA First Round AA State Playoffs)

Track: Vidalia Boys Region Champs and Lady Indians Region Runner-Up at Region Meet Finals at Jeff Davis

                 RTCA at GISA State Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium  at Albany

Friday, April 26

Baseball: Rockies 8, Braves 4

                  Faulkner University 16, BPC 7 

Softball: Martin Methodist 6, BPC 4

                 Martin Methodist 11, BPC 3

Soccer: Toombs Co Bulldogs 6, Dublin 0 (GHSA First Round AA State Playoffs)

Track: RTCA at State Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium at Albany

Saturday, April 27

Baseball: Rockies 9, Braves 5 

Softball: Martin Methodist 3, BPC 0

                Martin Methodist 10, BPC 4

Track: RTCA at State Meet at Hugh Mills Stadium at Albany

Sunday, April 28

Baseball: Braves 8, Rockies 7

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Talladega Winner: Chase Elliott

April 19--  The Vidalia Indians baseball team is heading to Sandersville for the first round of the Georgia High School Association Class AA playoffs.

The Indians will take on the Golden Hawks of Washington County in a doubleheader Wednesday, April 24th with game one at 4 p.m. and game two set for 7 p.m.  Game three, if necessary, will be played Thursday, April 25, at 4:30 p.m.

The Indians are seeded #3 in Region 2-AA while Washington County is the #2 seed in Region 3-AA.

If you can't make the trip, hear all the games with John Koon and Lynn Moore on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on www.southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 19-- The J. R. Trippe baseball team (#2 seed) hosted Jeff Davis (#3 seed) in the first round of the District Playoff while West Laurens (#1 seed) hosted Dodge County (#4 seed) on Thursday, April 18. The Chiefs and West Laurens both won so the championship game will be held at West Laurens on Monday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

The Chiefs had another tough game against Jeff Davis but unlike both the regular season games that they lost in the last inning they won this one in the last inning with a walk-off single from Tucker McDonald. West Laurens got a run rule win in their game against Dodge County. This sets up a rematch of last year’s championship game which the Chiefs won by scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.

Hagen Brantley started on the mound for the Chiefs giving up a couple of walks in the top of the first inning along with a ground ball and a wild pitch allowing a run to score. In the bottom of the first the Chiefs plated three runs with only one hit. Kaleb Bennett led off with a double and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Tucker McDonald. Walker Moncus walked and Bryson Coleman came in as a courtesy runner for him promptly stealing second base and moving to third on an errant throw to third by the catcher allowing Bennett to score. Coleman then scored on a wild pitch giving the Chiefs a 2-1 advantage. Brantley struck out but Cason Banks followed with a walk, stole second, moved to third on the catchers overthrow and then scored as the ball was thrown away by the centerfielder trying to get him at third base.   A ground out to first finally ended the inning with the Chiefs up 3-1.

The score remained that way through the fourth inning. In the top of the fifth inning Jeff Davis got a lead-off walk, a sacrifice bunt, an error, a couple of stolen bases and a hit to tie the score at 3-3. Both teams were three up and three down in the sixth inning. In the top of the seventh Brantley struck out the leadoff batter but then back to back singles put two men on with one out. Moncus came in to pitch as Brantley replaced him behind the plate. The runner at second stole third putting men on first and third. Moncus got the first batter he faced on a liner to Banks at shortstop for the second out who then just missed getting a double play on the throw to third. On the first pitch to the next batter the ball got by Brantley who hustled to get the ball and threw to Moncus covering the plate to get the runner trying to score from third to end the inning.

That gave the Chiefs the chance to win the game in the bottom of the seventh. Andrew Norfleet led off the inning with a single to right center field. Bennett put down a sacrifice bunt to move Norfleet to second bringing up McDonald. Norfleet moved to third on a curve ball in the dirt as McDonald swung and the ball bounced away from the catcher. McDonald fouled off the next pitch getting in the hole with a 0-2 count. He fouled off two more pitches before lining a single up the middle to score Norfleet for the walk-off 4-3 win.

   Moncus got the win in relief. The Chiefs hitters were Bennett 1-3, McDonald 1-3, Carson Ricks 1-3, Dawson Lumley 1-3 and Norfleet 1-3. The Chiefs will be looking to repeat as District champs on Monday at West Laurens.

chunk reid good png 1481684479Long time Vidalia Athletic Director Charles “Chunk” Reid announced Thursday he is stepping down from the job at the end of the school year.

Citing continuing health problems, Reid says the timing is right, “I wish I could go on forever, but unfortunately my health won’t allow it, so this is the right time to do it, this will allow the administration time to get someone else in here, hopefully before the end of the year, so I can hopefully help them get started and kind of show them the ropes before the next school year begins.”

Reid retired from coaching two years ago with the state of Georgia's all-time winning record with 881 career wins in high school girls basketball.

The Vidalia native starting coaching the girls team in 1970 and led the Indians to eleven region titles and the state playoffs 33 times, including the finals in 2010.

During his 22-year tenure as Athletic Director, the Vidalia Indians won 16 of Vidalia’s 24 State Championships along with countless Region Championships. They have also been the Region All Activities Champion 15 times including 7 of the last 8 years. Vidalia has also finished in the top 10 standings of the GHSA Directors Cup six times including second place finishes the past two years.

Reid has been at Vidalia High School for 51 years and was inducted into Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2018. Over the years he has seen many changes in the way Athletic Directors do their jobs, “When I first started as AD, everything was done on paper, and there was a chance for making a lot of mistakes, but over the years when we switched to computer it didn’t necessarily make the job easier, but it made it easier to keep up with records.”

“People don’t realize what goes into an AD’s job. From making sure everyone is eligible to making sure the facilities are in good shape and making sure you have good quality people in the athletic program coaching kids,” Coach Reid said.

“What will stick in my memory about my term as AD are the people I have been blessed to work with. From the Coaches to the Administration, I have been able to work with some of the finest people you can find. You won’t find a better bunch anywhere” Reid added.

Vidalia Principal John Sharpe, who graduated from Vidalia High School, says this is a moment he thought would never come, “You wish Coach Reid could stay around forever, but I know his legacy and his commitment to excellence will. He has been a huge influence on all of our coaches in doing things right. Winning with Indian Pride is who he has been all of his life.” Sharpe continued, “I also realize the last two years have taken a toll on him as far as his health and we have been blessed to have had Coach Reid as our AD for all these years.”

Reid has been AD through all the facility improvements over the years including building an on campus football stadium and on campus baseball and softball fields. “Before Coach Reid took over, we were playing on fields owned by the Vidalia Recreation Department, but through Coach Reid’s leadership, we now have some of the nicest facilities on campus that you will find anywhere.”

Sharpe said that although Coach Reid may not be around every day, he will still be an important part of the transition period and also will have an input in the future, “Coach Reid will still have his office and will still come to the school as often as he feels like it, as he will be our AD Emeritus.”

Sharpe hopes to have someone named to the position by the end of the school term. “We will open the job and take applicants for the required time and then begin the process of finding the new AD. You can never replace a Chunk Reid, and whoever is named to the position, will have big shoes to fill to carry on the tradition that we have here at VHS.”

April 19-- The Vidalia Boys Track and Field team traveled to Warner Robins Wednesday for some great competition as they finish up the regular season facing off with the number one team in the state, Bleckley County.

Outstanding performances were put in by distance runners Cole Register in the 3200m. He led the race from the beginning and sustained his pace throughout the race,beating a very strong field of runners.

Jaylen Clements brought home another win in the discus with Robert Brown in a close second. Raymond Collins has had a personal best performance the last four weeks and had huge performances in the 100m with a time of 10.84 and the 200m with a 22.08.  Jesi McRae had a personal best and an outstanding time in the 110h with a time of 14.51 and placing 2nd. He also won the 300h with a time of 41.6.

4 18 19 VHS Boys Track

4x400m Relay 1st Place with a season best time of 3:33

(L-R): Jamarcus Adams, Jesi McRae, Markell Parrish and Joe Summerset

High Jump- 2nd Antrell Williams

Pole vault- 4th Hunter Manning 

Shot Put-.2nd Xavion Michaels

Discus- 1st Jaylen Clements

 2nd Robert Brown

3rd- Caleb Henry

110h-Jesi McRae-2nd (14.51)

300h- 1st Jesi McRae 

100m-3rd Raymond Collins 10.84

200m- 3rd Raymond Collins. 22.08

400- 3rd Joe Summerset

800- 3rd Markell Parrish

1600- 3rd Chason Brogdon

3200- 1st Cole Register

4x100- 3rd Jesi McRae, William.Page, Raymond Collins Cailyn Jordan

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

April 17—At Greg James Field Wednesday night the Vidalia Indians shutout the Bryan County Redskins 12-0 in five innings. The Indians were led on the mound by sophomore Landry Mead who threw a perfect game. Mead faced the minimum of fifteen batters and threw thirteen first pitch strikes to the Bryan County batters and striking out six. The Indians had six hits in the game including an inside of the park home run by Bryce Davis in the bottom of the first.4 17 19 Landry Mead

Vidalia improves to 11-7 in Region 2AA and 17-9 overall. The Indians are the number three seed heading into the playoffs and will travel next week to face one of three teams, Bleckley County, Dodge County or Washington County.

Vidalia heads to Appling County to take on the Pirates Thursday at 6:00PM and finish the regular season in Savannah Saturday against Calvary Day at Grayson Stadium.

Mount Vernon, Ga--BPC will be switching from competitive dance to competitive cheer beginning in the Fall of 2019. Head Coach Nikki Larsen will continue to oversee the program. 

"I'm excited to see what this new adventure has for BPC. It's a whole new world! Competition cheer is completely different from competition dance and I'm excited to show the college what competition cheerleading is all about. For the first year, my goal for competition is to have a clean routine that really gets the crowd involved. It's going to be a fun switch, but will involve lots of hard work and determination to make this switch successful," says Larsen.

Athletic Director Daniel Prevett on the change: "We are excited to bring back a sport with such rich history at Brewton-Parker. We feel as if the sport is a better fit for our location in South Georgia." (Courtesy of BPC)4 17 19 BPC Cheer

Photo: Matt Hicks

April 17—Treutlen Viking stand-out athlete Kobe Thomas signed a letter of intent to play football at Manchester University in Indiana. Manchester is a Division III school that plays in the Heartland Collegiate Conference. Thomas earned All-Region this past season at defensive end for the Vikings. He was also a big part of the Viking basketball team that played for the State Championship.

“I want to thank God first, and then my mom, my family, my coaches and everyone who has stood beside me and this community. This is a dream come true. I really like the coaches at Manchester. They run a similar defense and offense and they welcomed me with opened arms. I am really excited to go and take this next step.” Thomas said.

“He has done everything that we have asked him to do. There isn’t a better one in the weight room and he is a big leader for us. He is going to be missed next season. He has worked really hard and got the job done in the classroom. He comes from a great family and they are getting a great one at Manchester. We are very proud of him.” Coach Steve Versprille said.

Tiffanie Thomas said, “I am very proud of my son. We have has a lot of support from family, coaches, staff and the community. I am ready for him to start his journey and his biggest fan.”

(L-R Front): Sabrina Whitiker(aunt), Exzavier Lewis(cousin), Da'Marlun Thomas(brother), Kobe Thomas, Janice Harmon(godmother), Francine Harmon(godsister). Back: Jeremiah Whitker(cousin), P.J. Smiley(cousin), Jermiah Miller(cousin), Warren Hollis(cousin), Zanijah Jackson(sister), Tiffanie Thomas(mother), Arkavious Lovett(cousin), Jericho Harmon(cousin), Dana Harmon(cousin), and Tavaris Lewis(uncle). 4 17 19 Kobe Thomas

April 16—At Buck Cravey Field Monday night the Vidalia Indians Soccer team defeated the Woodville-Tompkins Wolverines 4-1 to win the Region 2AA Championship. This is the first region title for Vidalia in Boy’s soccer since 2012.

The Indians got a goal early in the game from Freshman Konner Owens. That was the only goal in the first half and the Indians led at halftime 1-0. 4 16 19 Konner Owens

Early in the second half Owens (Left) scored his second goal of the match for a 2-0 lead for the Indians. Woodville-Tompkins scored their only goal of the match with just over 22 minutes left in the game to cut the Vidalia lead to 2-1. The Indians put the match away with goals from Declan Owen with 20:19 remaining and Reid Cabe with just 6:34 left.

The Indians are 13-3 overall and 8-1 in Region 2AA and will be a number one seed heading into the state playoffs.

Vidalia will host Southeast Bulloch Tuesday with the Lady Indians game starting at 5:00PM. 4 16 19 VHS Soccer Region Champs

April 15-- The J. R. Middle School Chiefs baseball team ended their regular season with a big come from behind walk-off win against Swainsboro at home on Friday, April 12. The Chiefs ended the season with a 14 – 4 record. Their district playoffs will start next week at home on Thursday, April 19 with an opponent yet to be determined.

Swainsboro scored 5 runs in the first two innings before Walker Moncus came on in relief to get the last out of the second inning. Moncus went on to pitch four more innings allowing one more run to score and Sloan Fountain came on to pitch the seventh inning also allowing one run making the score 7-2 in favor of Swainsboro going into the bottom of the seventh.

Carson Ricks led off the bottom of the seventh reaching first on an error. Dawson Lumley followed with a single to left putting runners on first and second with no outs. The next batter struck out but Kaleb Bennett followed with a double to left center plating one run and putting runners on second and third. A wild pitch allowed Lumley to score and Bennett to move to third base where he scored on a ground out by Tucker McDonald.   With two outs and nobody on base it looked bleak for the Chiefs still down 7-5. Walker Moncus was then hit by a pitch and Hagen Brantley followed with a single to left putting runners on first and second with Cason Banks at the plate. Banks got down 0-2 on the count but pulled an RBI single into right on the next pitch making the score 7-6. On the throw to the plate Brantley and Banks were able to move up to third and second bringing Sloan Fountain to the plate. Fountain hit the third pitch he saw into right center plating both runs for the walk-off win. Along with getting the walk-off hit Fountain also picked up the win in relief. The Chiefs offense was led by Lumley 2-2, a walk, 3 runs scored and Bennett 2-4, 2 RBI’s and a run scored. Fountain and McDonald each contributed 2 RBI’s as well.

April 15-- Ed Hall is the Chick fil- A Iron Indian of the Week! He had tremendous effort, attitude and leadership in the weight room this week!

4 15 19 Iron Indian

April 15-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, April 15

Soccer: Vidalia 4, Woodville-Tompkins 1 Boys  (Region 2AA Championship)

               RTCA 2, Central Fellowship 0 Boys 

Tennis: Bleckley Co 5, Vidalia 0 Boys (First Round of Class AA State Playoffs)

Baseball: Treutlen 11, Groves 1 F/5 

Track: Montgomery Co and Treutlen at Area 2 Meet at Claxton

Tuesday, April 16

Baseball: Diamondbacks 9, Braves 6

                 Vidalia 5, Appling Co 2

                 Swainsboro 8, Toombs Co 5 

                 Hawkinsville 10, Treutlen 6

                 RTCA 10, Habersham School 6

                 Coastal Home School 4, Vidalia Heritage 0

Soccer:  Vidalia 3, Southeast Bulloch 2 Girls

                Vidalia 2, Southeast Bulloch 0 Boys

                Toombs Co 1, Bleckley Co 1 Girls

                Toombs Co 6, Bleckley Co 1 Boys

                Treutlen Lady Vikings 4, Montgomery Co 2

                RTCA 4, St. Andrews 2 Girls

                St. Andrews 5, RTCA 0 Boys

Softball: BPC 7, Middle Georgia State University 2

                BPC 7, Middle Georgia State University 0

Track: Montgomery Co and Treutlen at Area 2 Meet at Claxton

Wednesday, April 17

Baseball: Vidalia 12, Bryan Co F/5 

                   Diamondbacks 3, Braves 2 F/10

Track: RTCA at Region Meet at Appling Co 10:00am

Thursday, April 18

Baseball: Diamondbacks 4, Braves 1 

                   First Presbyterian 10, RTCA 5 F/8

                   Vidalia 4, Appling Co 2 

                   Toombs Co 9, Swainsboro 5

                   Claxton 7, Montgomery Co 2

                   Middle Georgia 8, BPC 2

Soccer: Claxton 1, Treutlen Lady Vikings 0

                   Frederica Academy 5, RTCA 0 Girls

                   Frederica Academy 8, RTCA 0 Boys 

Friday, April 19

Baseball: Braves at Indians 7:10pm (Postponed)

                  Montgomery Co at Atkinson Co 6:00pm

Track: BPC at SSAC Championship at William Carey University

Saturday, April 20

Baseball: Indians 8, Braves 4

                  Braves 8, Indians 7

                  Calvary Day 6, Vidalia 5 

                  Pataula Charter 9, Treutlen 4

                  Treutlen 10, Pataula Charter 4

                  Middle Georgia State University 9, BPC 7

                  Middle Georgia State University 9, BPC 4

Track: BPC at SSAC Championship at William Carey University

Sunday, April 21

Baseball: Braves 11, Indians 5

April 13—The Vidalia High School Lady Indians Soccer team’s undefeated season came to an end Friday at Buck Cravey Field. The Lady Indians fell to the St. Vincent’s Saints 6-3 in the Region 2AA Championship Game. The Saints got on the board in the first four minutes of the match and scored three more goals in the first half. Madison Tauffman (Left)4 13 19 Madison Tauffmann scored a goal for Vidalia in the first half to make the score 4-1 Saints at halftime.

The Lady Indians regrouped at halftime and came out in the second half and played better getting two goals by Ella Owen (Below).4 13 19 VHS Soccer Ella OwenSt. Vincent’s added two more goals to win the championship.

“I was disappointed in the outcome of the game, but I wasn’t disappointed in how the team fought back in the second half. The girls didn’t quit and continued to play hard. We have got to put this one behind us and go to work on Monday and get ready for the state playoffs.” Coach William Harn said.

April 8-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, April 8

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

                 Braves 8, Rockies 6

                 DEA 10, Vidalia Heritage 5

Tuesday, April 9

Baseball: Metter at Vidalia 5:45pm (Postponed Until Wednesday)

                  Wheeler Co at Treutlen 5:30pm (Region Crossover) (Postponed Until Wednesday)

                  Twiggs Academy at RTCA 4:00pm (Postponed Until Thursday)

                  Montgomery Co at Claxton 5:55pm (Region Crossover)

                  Braves 7, Rockies 1

Soccer: Metter at Toombs Co 5:00pm (Girls) 7:00pm (Boys) (Region 2AA Tournament) (Postponed Until Wednesday)

                   Wheeler Co at Treutlen Lady Vikings (Senior Night) 5:30p (Postponed Until Wednesday)

                   Montgomery Co at Claxton 4:00pm (Postponed Until Wednesday)

                   BPC at University of South Carolina – Beaufort (DH) 3:00pm (Postponed) 

Tennis: First Presbyterian at RTCA 4:00pm (Cancelled)

Wednesday, April 10

Baseball: Metter 11, Vidalia 6 F/8

                  Treutlen 11, Wheeler Co 7 (Region Crossover)

                  Claxton 12, Montgomery Co 0 (Region Crossover)

                  Braves at Rockies 3:10pm (Postponed)

Soccer: Toombs Co 10, Metter 1 Girls

                 Toombs Co 5, Metter 0 Boys (Region Tournament) 

                  Treutlen Lady Vikings 5, Wheeler Co 0

                  Claxton 5, Montgomery Co 4 Girls

                  Claxton 2, Montgomery Co 1 Boys

Tennis: Bacon Co 3, Vidalia Boys 0

                 Swainsboro 3, Vidalia Boys 1 at Region Tournament at Bacon Co (Finish Fourth in Region)

Track: Vidalia at Jeff Davis 4:00pm

                RTCA at Bulloch Academy 3:30pm

Thursday, April 11

Baseball:  Metter 7, Vidalia 5

                  Treutlen 14, Wheeler Co 3 F/6

                  RTCA 15, Twiggs Academy 0 F/3 

                  Montgomery Co 3, Claxton 2 (Region Crossover) 

                  Bleckley Co 5, Toombs Co 2 

                  Coastal Home School 15, Vidalia Heritage 14 

                  Mets 6, Braves 3

                  Blue Mountain 12, BPC 11

Track: Montgomery Co Home Meet (Field Only) 4:30pm

Friday, April 12

Baseball:  Vidalia 13, Metter 1

                   RTCA 14, Memorial 4

                   Montgomery Co at Claxton 6:00pm (Region Crossover) (Postponed Until Next Thursday)

                   Mets 6, Braves 2

                   Blue Mountain 4, BPC 2

                   Blue Mountain 7, BPC 2 

Soccer: St. Vincent’s 6, Vidalia Lady Indians 3 (Region 2AA Championship)

                   Woodville-Tompkins at Vidalia Boys 7:30pm (Region 2AA Championship) (Postponed Until Monday at 6:00pm

                   Treutlen Lady Vikings 2, Johnson Co 1 

                   Montgomery County 6, McIntosh Co Academy 0 Boys 

                   Bulloch Academy 4, RTCA 1 Girls

                   Bulloch Academy 2, RTCA 0 Boys

Softball: BPC 1, Faulkner University 0

                  Faulkner University 8, BPC 7 

Saturday, April 13

NASCAR: Monster Energy Cup Series at Richmond Winner: Martin Truex Jr.

Baseball: Braves 11, Mets 7

                  Montgomery Co 12, Turner Co 5

                  Turner Co 9, Montgomery Co 7

Softball: Faulkner University 4, BPC 1

                 Faulkner University 4, BPC 0

Track: Tri-County Meet at Vidalia 10:30am

Sunday, April 14

Baseball: Braves 7, Mets 3 

Mount Vernon, Ga--Athletic Director Daniel Prevett would like to announce the return of Brittney Gadd to the BPC coaching staff as the women's wrestling head coach. She has worked in her new role here since April 1st.4 12 19 Gadd

Brittney has an impressive history in wrestling. At the University of the Cumberlands, she was a dual sport athlete earning All-Conference and All-American honors in both women's soccer and women's wrestling from the years of 2008-2013. Coach Gadd was a two time All-American in the WCWA (Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association) and earned a ranking of 5th on the Olympic ladder for USA wrestling. She was a member of the National Championship team in 2008 for UC. 

Coach Gadd earned her undergraduate degree as a double major in Exercise Sports Science (BS) and Public Health from The University of the Cumberlands. She also has a Masters in Special Education.

"I have many goals for this program and it's exciting to have a long term plan in place to accomplish these goals little by little.The top three important goals for me are building alumni, fundraising, and building the foundation of this team around the Gospel of Christ. I would like to be here long enough to develop women's wrestling alumni and build alumni relationships. Secondly, I would like to develop consistent fundraising so we can use that to advance the program. Lastly, I would like to see this program be successful in every aspect by investing time into building a healthy team both physically and spiritually," reflects Coach Gadd.

When asked what excites her about working at BPC: "The main thing that excites me about returning is that I get to fulfill my passion of wrestling alongside my fiance Tim, who is the men's coach. I believe we can run the wrestling programs as a equal operation and take both programs to the next level together as our ministry."

Athletic Director Daniel Prevett is excited about Coach Gadd's return. "We are glad to have Brittney back to continue to build the program that she started. She is a tremendous person and will be a great leader for the young ladies in our program."

"I'm thankful and humbled for this opportunity to carry out my calling as a part of the BPC coaching staff," says Coach Gadd.(Courtesy of BPC)

 April 12--The Chiefs travelled to Dublin Thursday, April 11 to take on West Laurens Middle School. As expected it was a good game with the Chiefs playing their best game of the season resulting in a 5-1 win. Hagen Brantley was on the mound for the Chiefs and pitched his best game of the season. He scattered four hits over seven innings while striking out 15 batters. Walker Moncus led the offense going 3-4 and driving in 2 runs. Dawson Lumley and Andrew Norfleet were each 1-2 batting and scored 2 runs each.

West Laurens scored one run in the bottom of the first but would not score another run in the game. The Chiefs scored one run in the top of the third to tie the game at 1-1 on a two out double by Moncus driving in Norfleet who had led the inning off with a single. In the bottom of the third West Laurens threatened to take the lead back as they got a lead-off triple but Brantley struck out the next three batters to strand that runner leaving the game tied after three innings.

In the top of the fifth Lumley led off with an infield single and when Norfleet bunted to get him to second the catcher threw the ball away at first allowing the runners to move up to second and third with no outs. After a ground out to first could not move the runners Tucker McDonald got an RBI sacrifice fly to right field scoring Lumley and Moncus followed with a two out RBI single to score Norfleet putting the Chiefs up 3-1. After holding West Laurens in the bottom of the fifth inning the Chiefs went right back to work in the top of the sixth as Carson Ricks and Lumley got back to back walks with one out. After Norfleet’s bunt moved the runners over to second and third Kaleb Bennett followed with a two out two RBI single putting the Chiefs up 5-1.

West Laurens went 3 up 3 down in the bottom of the sixth. The Chiefs did not score in the top of the seventh and after striking out the first two batters in the bottom of the seventh it looked like an easy win for the Chiefs but an error and two walks brought the tying run to the plate. Brantley slammed the door with his 15th strike out to end the game and give the Chiefs a big 5-1 win.

April 12-- For the seventh year in a row the VHS Boy’s Tennis Team is advancing to the GHSA Class AA State Tournament.  The team finished the regular season in 4th place.  They play the first round of state on Monday, April 15 at 3:30pm against Bleckley County at Bleckley County.

The Girl’s Tennis Team finished their season before spring break with a hard fought loss against the Swainsboro Tigers 2-3 in the first round of region tournament.  This placed the girls in 5th place in the region and just out of reach for the state tournament.  Coach Champion and Coach McLeod are so proud of how the girls finished and look forward to competing for the state tournament with the Boys team on Monday.

4-12-19 Sr Girls with Coach 2.jpg4 12 19 Kolby 1

April 12-- Former Vidalia High School quarterback and the Citadel's Jordan Black was  selected to the 2019 National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Football Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced Wednesday.
 
jordanblackThe Society is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high of 1,643 players from a record 424 schools qualified for membership in the Society's 13th year.
 
Black maintains a 3.2 grade-point average as a criminal justice major. Upon graduating in May, Black will commission as an officer in the United States Air Force.
 
On the field, Black started seven games at quarterback. He ranked third on the team in rushing with 531 yards, while leading the team with 10 rushing touchdowns. He also threw for 753 yards and three touchdowns.
 

April 11—Wednesday night, the Toombs County soccer teams played host to Metter in the 1st round of the Region 2AA tournament.  The #3 seeded Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead over the #6 seed Metter, and led 8-1 at halftime.  In a shortened 2nd half, the girls managed to put 2 more goals away, winning by a score of 10-1. 

In the 2nd match, the #4 seed Toombs County Bulldogs scored 5 minutes into the match, and let 3-0 at the break.  Toombs County put 2 more goals away in the 2nd half to complete a 5-0 victory over the Metter Tigers.  Both of these wins advance the Toombs County teams into the 3rd/4th place matches. 

Coach Jeremy Moore had this to say: "I feel like we have been getting better all season and I feel like both teams played complete matches last night. We picked a great night to play really well, since a berth in the GHSA state playoffs was on the line. The kids knew what they were playing for, and played like the really wanted to qualify for the state tournament.  The girls were finishing goals better than they have all year, and the boys were moving the ball around really well, stringing passes together, and controlling the ball more, which is what we have been working really hard on all year.  It feels great to have both teams back in the state tournament this year"

The Lady Bulldogs will play Jeff Davis Thursday at 5:00 PM at the Toombs County Middle School Soccer Field.  The boys are awaiting the winner of the Jeff Davis-Bacon County match this evening.  If Jeff Davis wins, Toombs will travel to Jeff Davis Friday afternoon.  If Bacon wins, Bacon will travel to Toombs County Friday.4 11 19 Crystal Morales

(Pictured: Junior defender Crystal Morales takes a free kick during the 1st half of the girls match.)

4 10 19 BPC Softball ParkMount Vernon, GA. – On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Brewton-Parker College softball team will stand side by side with those struggling with Parkinson’s disease in an effort to raise awareness of those affected by it personally or through their families. Brewton-Parker Softball will be wearing special uniforms this weekend, as well as selling shirts that will don the “BP” monogram logo and the “PD” rose. All the proceeds from the selling of the shirts will go to the Micheal J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 

“The Michael J. Fox Foundation was launched in 2000 and directs funds to promising research opportunities worldwide. The Foundation strives to make every dollar count as it seeks a cure for Parkinson's disease. With growing resources, the Foundation's focus is increasingly on the clinical and translational research crucial to making strides toward a cure and improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991. Armed with the knowledge that with proper funding, a cure for Parkinson's disease was within reach, Fox publicly disclosed his condition in 1998 and committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson's awareness and research funding.” – From www.michaeljfox.org

Coach Herrin on choosing this philanthropy, “We chose to support this philanthropy, as it has affected my family and friends' lives. We want to show our support, as a program, and let those affected know they are not alone. We also wanted to be able to give our players a look into the life of others, and how to be a functioning body of Christ in showing love to those who need it.”

The Brewton-Parker College softball team will be taking on Faulkner University at 1 & 3 PM EDT.   The T-Shirts will be for sale at the game for $18. For Pre-order or more questions please contact Coach Nate Tompkins or Coach Madison Herrin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

April 9-- Spring showers are causing lots of changes to area baseball games this week.  The three-game series between the Vidalia Indians and the Metter Tigers which was supposed to have started Monday was delayed until today (Tuesday), and now has been delayed until Wednesday.

Game one is Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at Vidalia High School, game two is Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Metter and game three is Friday at 6 p.m. in Vidalia.

You can hear all the games on Your Favorite 98Q and streaming at www.sooutheastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 9--  This afternoon's GISA baseball game between Robert Toombs Christian Academy and Twiggs Academy has been delayed due to wet field conditions.

The region contest is now scheduled for Thursday afternoon at four p.m. at RTCA in Lyons. 

You can hear the game on NewsTalk WVOP, AM 970, FM 105.3 and streaming at www.southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 9--  The region crossover series between the Treutlen Vikings and the Wheeler County Bulldogs is being delayed by wet field conditions.

The first game previously set for this afternoon is rescheduled to Wednesday afternoon in Alamo at 5:30 with game two set for Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Soperton.  If necessary, game three will be played Friday at 5:30 in Soperton.

You can hear the games on Sweet Onion Country, 1017 FM and streaming at www.southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 8--  Monday's baseball game between Vidalia High School and Metter High School has been re-scheduled due to bad weather.

The game will be played at Vidalia High School Tuesday afternoon at 5:45 p.m.

April 8—The VHS Indians Soccer teams will both play for the Region 2AA Championship this Friday at Buck Cravey Field starting with the Lady Indians match against St. Vincent’s at 5:30PM. The Lady Indians are 15-0 and ranked number one in the state. The Lady Indians defeated Woodville-Tompkins last Thursday 10-0.

The Indians defeated Woodville-Tompkins 4-3 last Thursday in Savannah and are 13-3 overall and 7-1 in region games. The Indians will face the Wolverines again for the region title this Friday after the girl’s game.

“Coach Josh Harrell said, “We got down early 1-0 to a very talented team. We controlled the ball most of the evening but couldn’t capitalize on the early opportunities in the first half. We tied the match up at the beginning of the second half but gave up two back to back goals shortly after. The guys rallied and brought the game back to a 3-3 tie. I am proud of how we fought back to score three unanswered goals to win the match. I am proud of this group of competitors. They have kept fighting no matter the circumstances and have given themselves an opportunity to bring the region championship to Vidalia.”

April 5—The Vidalia Indians won two out of three games in a region series Thursday over the Toombs Co Bulldogs with a 4-2 win at Jacky Jones Field in Lyons. Vidalia scored first with a run in the first inning on a RBI single by Landry Mead.. Toombs tied it in the third inning on a RBI single by Bryce DeLoach. The Indians scored two runs in the fifth Garrett Gillis drove in a run on a grounder to short and Mead singled for his in his second RBI. The Bulldogs scored their only other run of the game in the sixth inning. Vidalia added another run in the top of the seventh on a Ty Dalley sacrifice fly.4 5 19 VHS Baseball

Freshman Kevin Cox pitched six innings to get the victory for the Indians allowing eight hits, striking out six and one walk. Riley Powers closed the game in the seventh.

Vidalia goes to 9-5 in the region and 14-7 overall. Toombs Co falls to 8-7 in region play and 14-10.The Indians are now in third place in the region.

Vidalia starts a region series with the Metter Tigers next Monday at home at 5:45PM. You can hear the game on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 4—In the second game of a three game region series the Vidalia Indians shutout the Toombs Co Bulldogs 4-0 Wednesday at Greg James Field. The Indians scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning. Ty Dalley led off the inning with a double. Bryson Whited and Garrett Gillis each singled. 4 4 19 Bryson Whited

Bryson Whited(Left)pitched a complete game shutout with six strikeouts and allowing five hits. Pitcher Chase Mussleman takes the loss for the Bulldogs.

Vidalia improves to 8-5 in the region while Toombs Co falls to 8-6. You can hear the third game of the series Thursday at 6PM on Your favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 4—At a presentation before the Vidalia Indians and Toombs Co Bulldogs baseball game Wednesday in Vidalia, Palmer and Associates of Vidalia donated practice t-shirts to the Vidalia baseball team.

“We love to give back anyway that we can especially to the children in sports in our community. These boys work so hard and we are very proud of them and Coach Korn.” Olivia Collins said.

“We appreciate Palmer and Associates for sponsoring our practice t-shirts and we are going to use them to travel in too. It is something we can use when we are out here practicing and we can look like a team when we are traveling together. You know the old saying you play good when you look good so we are going to live on that." Coach Brent Korn said.

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April 2--  The remaining two games in this week's baseball series between the Vidalia High School Indians and the Toombs County High School Bulldogs have been moved up a day because of expected rain Friday afternoon,

The games are now scheduled Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. at Greg James Field in Vidalia  and Thursday at six p.m. at Jackie Jones Field in Lyons.

You can hear both games on Your Favorite 98Q and streaming on the web at www.southeastgeorgiatoday.com.

April 2—The Vidalia Indians fell to the Toombs County Bulldogs 7-1 in Lyons Monday in the first game of a three game region series. The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the second and added five runs in the third inning and one more in the fifth. The Indians scored their only run of the game in the sixth.

Cole Graham gets the win with a complete game for the Bulldogs. Landry Mead takes the loss for the Indians.

Toombs County improves to 14-8 overall and 8-5 in region play. Vidalia falls to 12-7 and 7-5 in the region.

Vidalia will host Toombs County for game two of the series Thursday at 5:45PM. You can hear the game on Your Favorite, 98Q and streaming on southeastgeorgiatoday.com. 4 2 19 VHS Baseball

April 1-- Here are the latest local area sports scores and schedules.

Monday, April 1

Baseball: Braves 8, Cubs 0

                 Toombs Co 7, Vidalia 1

                 Savannah Christian 13, Montgomery Co 0

                 Treutlen 6, Groves 0

Tuesday, April 2

Baseball: Treutlen 5, Portal 4

                   ECI 13, Montgomery Co 4 

Soccer: Toombs Co 4, Metter 1 Girls 

                  Toombs Co 3, Metter 0 Boys 

Track: Montgomery Co at Championship Primer Meet at Lakewood Stadium Atlanta

Wednesday, April 3

Baseball: Vidalia 4, Toombs Co 0 

                   Braves 6, Cubs 4

Softball: BPC 17, Ft. Valley State 5

                   Ft. Valley State 2, BPC 1 

Thursday, April 4

Baseball: Vidalia 4, Toombs Co 2 

                   Braves 9, Cubs 4

                   Montgomery Co 4, Glascock Co 1               

Soccer: Vidalia 10, Woodville-Tompkins 0 Girls

                   Vidalia 4, Woodville-Tompkins 3 Boys

Friday, April 5

Baseball: Braves 4, Marlins 0

                   Martin Methodist 9, BPC 7 

                   Montgomery Co 10, McIntosh Co Academy 9 

Softball: BPC 1, Stillman College 0

                    BPC 1, Stillman College 0

Track: BPC at Georgia Southern

Saturday, April 6

Baseball: Marlins 4, Braves 2

                  Martin Methodist 6, BPC 8

                  Martin Methodist 14, BPC 1

Softball: BPC 5, Stillman College 1 F/12

                  Stillman College 3, BPC 2

Track: BPC at Georgia Southern Invitational

Sunday, April 7

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

Baseball: Braves 4, Marlins 3 

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