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“Once in a lifetime,” Auburn University men’s basketball team plays in Israel

As Early County native and Brigadier General Shawn Harris (pictured left) winds up his time serving in Israel, he had the rare opportunity to see some “home folks” up close and personal. Earlier this month, Head Coach Bruce Pearl (pictured right) took his Auburn University basketball team on a “once in a lifetime” trip to play three games overseas. Rather […]

Lady Panthers walk-off Clinch County, open region with 18-0 win over Randolph-Clay



PCA 18, Randolph-Clay 0 The Pataula Charter Academy Lady Panthers opened their 2022 season Tuesday with an 18-0 region win over Randolph-Clay. Senior Ama Tabor was the winning pitcher. Freshman Raleigh Purvis drove in three runs on two hits and freshman Sophie Conner drove in a pair of runs with a double. Sophomore Bella Bruner also added two hits and […]

SGA Lady Warriors top Baconton Charter

SGA 7,Baconton Charter 2 The Lady Warriors bats were alive in a 7-2 win over Baconton Charter, Thursday August 11. SGA got things moving in the first inning when Rose Fain grounded out but drove in a run. The Lady Warriors added three more runs in the third inning on an RBI error by Rylan Edwards. Lauren Godwin led the […]

Hattaway earns All-America honors

Early County native Loulie Hattaway (pictured right) joined eight other University of Georgia gymnasts to earn Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association Scholastic All-America Honors for the 2021-22 school year. To earn WCGA Scholastic All-America honors, a gymnast must attain a cumulative or yearly grade point average of 3.5 or better. Loulie is the daughter of Leslie and Sam Hattaway of Blakely.

Warfield earns silver medal in archery at 2022 State Games of America

Chris Warfield won the silver medal in the freestyle senior archery division at the 2022 State Games of America. The competition took place July 27-31, 2022, in Ames, Iowa. Participants in the freestyle senior division were required to shoot targets 40, 50 and 60 yards away in a set time period. The State Games of America is a biennial amateur […]

Early County football cruises to an easy win in preseason scrimmage


Football is back for the Early County Bobcats. The Blue and Gold hosted Shaw out of Columbus, Ga., Friday night in a preseason scrimmage and came away with an impressive win over the Raiders. “We made a lot of mistakes and that was expected, but we also did a good job on capitalizing on their mistakes. A lot of our […]

SGA Lady Warriors softball goes 3-1-1 in the first week of play

SGA 10, BacontonCharter 1 The Southwest Georgia Academy Lady Warriors varsity softball team had everything working on Tuesday, August 2 in their big 10-1 win over Baconton Charter. The Lady Warriors fired up the offense in the first inning when Ella Ashley doubled on a 2-1 count and scored one run. SGA plated five runs in the fourth inning with […]

ECHS Baseball team wins ABCA Academic Excellence Award

The Early County High School Baseball Team earned the American Baseball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a 3.55 unweighted GPA for the 2021-22 school year. The American Baseball Coaches Association is proud to recognize the nearly 700 member college and high school programs from across the country that have been awarded the 2021-22 ABCA Team Academic Excellence […]

Sports Schedules 2022

Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame announces first inductees



The newly formed Georgia High School Football Hall of Fame in Dalton has announced its first class of inductees. More than half of those selected played outside the metro Atlanta area. Of particular interest to Southwest Georgia are Bill Stanfill (1964) from Cairo, William Andrews (1974) from Thomasville and Charlie Ward (1987) from Thomas County Central. Those on the ballot […]


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