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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart’s choice to lead Georgia’s offense.

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Brookwood basketball went on the road for region contests for the second time in 48 hours Thursday night, coming away with two victories at rival Valwood.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nick Bosa remained on the turf with the wind knocked out of him after beating yet another offensive lineman for a sack when the appreciative San Francisco 49ers fans started chanting his name.

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THOMASVILLE — The sounds of whistles and pads clashing into each other have been reverberating across Thomas County Central High School’s football practice field this week.

Thomasville Bulldogs participated with the Thomasville YMCA at the Special Olympics State Games Floor Hockey event during the winter games in Marietta. After winning all three games on Saturday, they took the gold for the third year in a row and remain undefeated. 

ALBANY — The Brookwood Warriors went on the road Tuesday night and improved to 2-0 in GISA 3-AAA Region play with a 45-43 win over Deerfield-Windsor in Albany. 

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THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville Bulldogs ran their record to 15-3 Tuesday night, holding off the Pelham Hornets 70-66 at the THS gym.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Clemson relied all year on a strong defense and quarterback Trevor Lawrence to give itself a shot at a second straight national title.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron is already thinking about what comes next for his national champions. More specifically, who comes next.

ATLANTA (AP) — Truist Park is the new name of the Atlanta Braves' stadium, replacing SunTrust Park.

Harris County swept a Region 1-AAAAA basketball doubleheader from Thomas County Central on Friday.

Sam Barrett and Kelton Lewis each had 12 points, and the Brookwood Warriors romped past Tiftarea 71-27 Friday night.

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THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville boys basketball team ran its Region 1-AA record to 3-0, sweeping a pair of region games over the weekend.

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THOMASVILLE — This spring, the Brookwood golf and tennis teams will both be under new leadership with some familiar faces. Wallace Marsh will transition from coaching tennis to leading golf, while Tom Harrison becomes the head coach of tennis.

ATHENS — Former Wake Forest quarterback Jamie Newman is transferring to Georgia to play his last year of eligibility, as first reported by ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. 

Georgia football was primed for success this season. It boasted third-year starter Jake Fromm at quarterback, 1,000-yard rusher D’Andre Swift, a highly-touted offensive line, veterans across the defense and Rodrigo Blankenship as one of the nation’s top placekickers.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers defense features a fearsome pass rush, a shut-down cornerback in Richard Sherman and a group of safeties and linebackers that excel in pass coverage.

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The top prize for individual excellence in college football is the Heisman Trophy. For the first time in the Super Bowl era, five winners of that prestigious keepsake are expected to suit up in the same game, each in pursuit of the NFL’s most coveted team award — the…

THOMASVILLE — Veteran youth football coach Albert Merry didn’t think his team of 8 and under all stars could win a championship at the All Star Elite Tournament in Orlando, Florida.

Top-ranked LSU and Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow head into the national championship game peaking, matching their record-setting offense with a healthy and improving defense.

The Associated Press analyzed attendance numbers for 33 second- and third-tier Bowl Subdivision bowl games this season. The analysis did not include the so-called New Year's Six bowls because year-to-year comparisons are difficult since those games are part of the College Football Playoff se…

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Paul Azinger is a PGA champion long known as someone who says what he thinks, usually with some degree of clarity, which makes him a good fit as a TV analyst. And that's what he does now for NBC and at the U.S. Open for Fox.

ATHENS — Jake Fromm has suited up for his final game as a Bulldog.

VALDOSTA — After an executive session that lasted more than two hours, Lowndes football has its new head coach. 

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THOMASVILLE — The annual War on the Border between Georgia and Florida high school players is coming to Thomas County Central High School.

CAMILLA — The Brookwood boys basketball team hung on to beat the Westwood Wildcats 62-56 Tuesday night in a non-region game.

THOMASVILLE — The Pelham Lady Hornets held off Thomas County Central’s comeback bid to earn a 49-39 non-region girls basketball win Tuesday night.

The Thomasville Bulldogs ran their record to 12-3 with a 71-46 win over Cairo on Tuesday night in a boys basketball game.

WINSTON SALEM, N.C. — No. 10 Florida State is looking to extend its current six-game winning streak Wednesday night at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum against Wake Forest.

The NFL is awarding new grants to six social justice organizations as part of its " Inspire Change " initiative that emphasizes education and economic development, community and police relations, and criminal justice reform.

ATHENS — Georgia offensive guard Solomon Kindley will forgo his final season of eligibility and declare for the NFL draft, he announced in an Instagram post Tuesday. 

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THOMASVILLE — The Thomasville Bulldogs pulled away in the second half, beating crosstown rival Thomas County Central 71-51 before a packed Thomasville High gym Saturday night.

The Dallas Cowboys didn't take long to settle on Mike McCarthy as their coach after waiting a week to announce they were moving on from Jason Garrett.

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Mr. Milwood Ashley Dekle, age 72, of Swift Street, Toccoa passed away Monday, January 6, 2020 in a single engine plane accident. Mr. Dekle was doing what he loved, flying - only second to his deep affection for singing. A son of the late Milwood Dekle and Frances Porter Dekle, he was born Ma…

Lois Odom Maese, age 96, passed away peacefully at home with her family present on January 13, 2020. Lois was born on November 22, 1923 to Lewis Fate Odom and Jesse Diette (Bray) Odom. Lois is survived by her son, Daniel J. Maese, and daughter, Veronica Lois Scott (Broyles), 5 grandchildren …

Ollie Eugene Taylor, 76, of Ochlocknee, GA, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Funeral Services will be held at Whiddon Shiver Funeral Home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Gerald Horne officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p…

Funeral services for Chance Jammal Kelley will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. at Disciples of Jesus Ministries. Public viewing will be today from noon to 6 p.m. Chance Jammal Kelley was born on August 31, 2000 to Wanjiru Howell and Christopher Kelley in Thomasville, GA. He moved …

Funeral Services for Ms. Elaine Thomas will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1 pm at Pleasant Grove MB Church, 4072 Brayton Street, Ochlocknee, GA. Public Viewing will be today from 12 pm until 6 pm. Ms. Elaine Thomas was born May 24, 1949 to the late Evelyn T. Roberts and Earnest L. Roberts…