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Georgia Southwestern State Pitcher Tucker Smith Named Peach Belt Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) Pitcher Tucker Smith was named the 2020-21 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Male Scholar-Athlete of ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Fuller Center cross-country bike ride to show up in Americus on Friday, June 4

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – On Friday, June 4, a group of at least 20 volunteer cyclists representing the Fuller Center will be riding ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Peach County Gymnast Emmy Taylor wins state championship in multiple disciplines at state meet

From Staff Reports   ROSWELL, GA – Peach County Gymnast Emmy Taylor, who lives in Ellaville, GA, won the state championship in the Bars, Beam, ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Dwight Harris Basketball Summer League opens league play on Tuesday, June 2

AMERICUS – For many kids in Sumter County and the surrounding areas, Tuesday, June 1 was an exciting day for them as the eighth annual ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Travelers go 2-2 in GSW Showcase

AMERICUS – After winning the Perfect Game Tournament in Panama City the weekend before, the Americus Travelers Baseball Team (ATB) participated in the 2021 Memorial ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter Cycling encourages local cyclists to ride with the Fuller Center

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – On Friday, June 4, a group of volunteers riding their bikes across the country from Florida to Oregon with ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Southland’s Nathan Duke and Furlow Charter’s Maya Wynn named West Georgia regional winners by Positive Athlete Georgia

AMERICUS – Southland Academy senior Nathan Duke and Furlow Charter senior Maya Wynn were both named as West Georgia regional winners as the most positive ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter Gymnast Neal Smith’s state championship in floor exercise highlights Sumter Gymnastics Team’s success at state meet

From Staff Reports   ROSWELL, GA – On Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, the Sumter Gymnastics Team (SGT) competed in the AAU State Gymnastics Meet ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Sumter County Parks and Rec, Americus Travelers and Dwight Harris Basketball Summer League highlight Sumter County’s Summer of Sports and Fun

AMERICUS – The 2021 high school and college sports seasons here in Sumter County and surrounding areas have officially concluded, but that doesn’t mean sports ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Edwards to Lead GSW Women’s Soccer Program

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS — Georgia Southwestern State University Director of Athletics Mike Leeder has hired Kerry Edwards to be the school’s next head women’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Summer Camps at GSW

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Athletics has a summer full of youth camps scheduled for 2021. The ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Hurricanes end season as National Runner-Up

From Staff Reports   PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – The stage was set at the PGA National Champion course on Friday. With the score tied ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Travelers Baseball Team wins the Perfect Game Tournament

From Staff Reports   PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL – The Americus Travelers Baseball Team (ATB) could not have gotten its season started off on a ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus Travelers Baseball Team set to begin its 25th summer season

From Staff Reports AMERICUS – The 2021 edition of the Americus Travelers Baseball Club is set to begin their summer season. The 2020 campaign couldn’t ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW Pitcher Tucker Smith signs professional contract

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – Georgia Southwestern State University pitcher Tucker Smith has signed a contract to play in the United Shore Professional Baseball ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Williams wins state, the Panthers’ Green earns state runner-up and Schley Boys tie for third at GHSA State Meet

ALBANY – For Schley County senior distance runner David Williams and his Wildcat teammates, the results of the 2021 GHSA Track and Field State Meet ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter football team springs forward with spring game against Marion County

AMERICUS – The Americus-Sumter High School Football Team (ASHS) concluded its spring practices and sprung forward towards the upcoming 2021 season with their spring game ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Liberty and Justice for Schley County; Lady Wildcat sets new school record and becomes state runner-up in Girls Shot Put

ALBANY – Schley County High School junior Liberty Justice finished as the Class A-Public State Runner-up and set a new school record of 34-4 (34 ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Schley County Boys Golf Team wins Area 3 Tournament

By Gabe Theiss   LAFAYETTE, GA – The Schley County High School Boys Golf Team competed in the Area 3 Tournament at the Lafayette Golf ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW’s Zoe Willis Named to PBC All-Conference Team

From Staff Reports   AUGUSTA – Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) freshman second baseman/utility player Zoe Willis was named a second team Peach Belt All-Conference ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

GSW Student-Athletes Finished Fourth in Community Service Hours

From Staff Reports   AMERICUS – The Georgia Southwestern men’s basketball team showed their commitment to community outreach this year by leading all NCAA Division II men’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Green wins 400 Meter Dash and Waymon qualifies for State in 100 Meter Dash at sectional meet

ATLANTA – Americus-Sumter senior sprinter Braylon Green won the Boys 400 Meter Dash event and his teammate, senior sprinter Christian Waymon, finished fifth in the ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Americus-Sumter track star Selliyah Owens signs with Columbus State

AMERICUS – She has put in the work for the last four years as a Lady Panther, and now that hard work is paying off. ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Schley County track and field teams win sectional championships

From Staff Reports   CAMILLA, GA – Both the Schley County Wildcat and Lady Wildcat track and field teams went down to Camilla on Saturday, ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Schley County Wildcats fall to Metter in state quarterfinals

METTER, GA – After defeating Crawford County to advance to the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class A-Public State Playoffs, the Schley County High School Baseball ... Read more

2 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Raiders’ season comes to and end with loss to Pinewood Christian in state playoffs

From Staff Reports   BELLVILLE, GA – The Southland Academy Baseball Team (SAR) made the 160-mile journey to Bellville, GA on Friday, May 8 with ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

Schley County track and field standout Dasani Minter signs with West Georgia

ELLAVILLE – On Friday, May 7, Schley County senior girls’ track and field star Dasani Minter made it official. In front of a large group ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

SGTC Jets sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds named to 2020-21 NJCAA Division I All-America second team

By Su Ann Bird   AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College Jets sophomore forward Jalen Reynolds was selected to the 2020 – 21 National Junior ... Read more

3 months ago by Ken Gustafson.

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