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Capitol Beat News ServiceATLANTA – The landscape of college sports in Georgia is about to change forever.Legislation which took effect Thursday, July 1 will let student-athletes at Georgia colleges, universities, and technical colleges receive compensation for their name, image, and likeness…

JOHN’S CREEK, S.C. — Ware County senior golfer Lee Smith is set to test his game against some of the best in the United States.Smith fired a career-best six-under-par round of 66 to win medalist honors at the USGA Junior Amateur Championship qualifier held at the Golf Club at Briar’s Creek 6…

Brantley County High School’s baseball program is graduating 10 seniors, (top photo) who were honored during the team banquet Tuesday, May 18. The seniors recognized with team plaques were (l-r) Bryson Lee, Zach Mosley, Gabe Thrift, Cameron Allen, Colby Shuman, Walker Gill, Trinity Lee, Josh…

LAKELAND — It was a typical spring game filled with correctable mistakes here at Roquemore Stadium Friday night on the Lanier County High School campus.Brantley County won the three-quarter varsity matchup 14-12 with the Bulldogs capturing the fourth quarter jayvee scrimmage 7-0.

COMMERCE — Brantley County freshman sensation Jada Patterson captured the 200-meter dash and finished in the top four of three other events here Saturday at East Jackson High School in the Class 3A 26-team Sectional to qualify for the state finals.Patterson posted a time of 25.44 seconds in …

Workers apply lettering above the entrance to the basketball gym at Nahunta Elementary/Primary School. The entrance also received a much-needed shelter over the entry/exit doors. The one-time home of the Nahunta High School Wildcats is used by the Brantley County Recreation Department.

Lady Herons travel to Oconee County, Herons host GAC in quarterfinalsCANEY BAY — Brantley County’s tennis programs earned berth’s to the Class AAA “Elite 8” with second-round wins.The Region 1 third-seed Lady Herons followed up a first-round 4-0 road win over Region 4 runner-up Burke County …

Lady Herons blank 2nd-seed Burke CountyWAYNESBORO — Brantley County’s Lady Herons’ tennis team posted a 4-0 win here over Burke County in the first round of the Class AAA state tournament.The Lady Herons, who finished third in last Wednesday’s Region 1 tournament at Appling County High Schoo…

CANEY BAY — Brantley County notched a 3-1 victory over Pierce County to capture the Region 1-AAA title Tuesday afternoon.The Herons (16-3) will host the first two rounds of the state tournament as the No. 1 seed. Brantley County will host the fourth-seed from Region 4. The first round must b…

Lady Herons go 1-2 in final week; BCHS to face PCHS in region semisBrantley County’s Lady Herons tennis team wrapped up their regular with three non-region matches which included Senior Day.BCHS (6-11) opened the week Monday, March 29 falling 7-0 in Jacksonville, Fla., to Stanton College Pre…

Lady Herons fall to PCHS and CamdenCANEY BAY — Brantley County’s Lady Herons dropped a pair of matches to visiting Pierce County and Camden County.The Lady Herons (5-9 overall, 1-2 Region 1-AAA) suffered a second straight region setback falling 5-0 Tuesday, March 23 to Pierce County. They dr…

Brantley County’s Herons posted wins in three of its four matches with the loss coming in the championship match at the 18th annual, two-day Golden Isles Invitational.The Herons (10-2 overall, 2-0 Region 1-AAA) captured alone match the second week of March blanking Yulee (Fla.) High School 5…

Lady Herons win sixth title beating Appling Middle in championshipCANEY BAY — Brantley County Middle School’s Lady Herons captured their sixth Southeast Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference tennis title here in Saturday’s finals.

Brantley County continues looking for its first win of the season after falling to Brunswick and twice to Ware County.The Herons (0-7) fell 5- 4 Thursday, March 4 on the road to the Pirates. The Gators swept the Friday, March 5 doubleheader at home winning 2-0 in Game 1 and 8-4 in the nightcap.

MADISON — Morgan County held off Brantley County Tuesday, winning a tightly contested 37-33 first-round tilt to advance in the Class AAA playoffs.The Lady Bulldogs (15-9), winners in five of their last six games, fell 67-36 to top-ranked and unbeaten Upson-Lee (22-0), the Region 2 champion, …

REIDSVILLE — Brantley County’s tennis programs opened Region 1-AAA play with a sweep here of Tattnall County.The Lady Herons (2-1 overall, 1-0 region) rolled to a 4-1 victory Tuesday, February 16. The Herons (3-0 overall, 1-0 region) had no problem recording a 5-0 win.Brantley County face a …

Brantley County High School’s athletic department honored 17 seniors Tuesday, February 9 between games against Charlton County. The Lady Herons will lose seven members of the program, the Herons graduate three players, the cheerleading squad will lose two, and the cross-country team will los…

REIDSVILLE — Tattnall County swept visiting Brantley County in Region 1-AAA action Friday night.The Lady Herons (8-9 overall, 3-4 region) had their two-game winning streak snapped with a 52-28 loss to the Lady Warriors. The victory gave Tattnall County (12-5, 6-1) the season sweep following …

Brantley County captured two of its three Region 1-AAA matchups sandwiching games against Long County around a date with Appling County.The Lady Herons (8-8 overall, 3-3 region), in a game originally scheduled January 12, fell 56-38 Monday, January 25 to Long County (3-9, 1-3) in Ludowici. T…

Region 1-AAA leaders Tattnall County and Pierce County handed Brantley County a pair of setbacks.The visiting Lady Warriors (10- 4 overall, 4-0 region) stretched their winning streak to five games with a 66-50 victory Tuesday, January 19 over the Lady Herons (6-7, 1-2). The two programs will…

LUDOWICI — Brantley County lost its only game of the week with the Herons falling in overtime against Long County.The Lady Herons’ (6-5 overall, 1-0 Region 1-AAA) matchup with Long County (2-7, 0-1) Tuesday, January 12 was canceled.The Herons (6-6, 0-2) lost a third straight game suffering a…

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Brantley County had its four-game winning streak snapped as the Herons fell to Class AA Bacon County and Region 1-AAA foe Appling County.The Herons (6-5, 0-1) winning streak ended when the Red Raiders (5-1) posted a 49-39 decision Tuesday, January 5 in Alma. Bacon County was coming off its f…

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Brantley County senior Benji O’Neal received the Region 1-AAA Comeback Player of the Year award in voting done by coaches at the end of the regular season.O’Neal returned to play his senior season after going through a pair of surgeries before his junior campaign.Brantley County had 14 playe…

LYONS — Brantley County Middle School’s 8th-grade Lady Herons captured the Toombs County Middle School Christmas Tournament Saturday.The Lady Herons stepped out of Southeast Georgia Middle School Athletic Conference action beating Southeast Bulloch Middle School 18-16 Friday, December 18, an…

Brantley County’s Lady Herons captured two of three games for the second consecutive week sandwiching a pair of wins around a loss. BCHS (4-2) notched a thrilling 43-41 home victory Tuesday, December 8 over visiting Ware County. The Lady Herons fell 33-28 Friday, December 11 at Wayne County.…

Brantley County’s Herons rebounded from two losses to the start the 2020-21 campaign with a victory in the third game against McIntosh County Academy. The Herons (1-2) fell 51-44 to visiting Hilliard High in the season opener Tuesday, December 1. Brantley County fell Friday night, December 4…

AUGUST — Rashad Williams scored three times leading ninth-ranked Academy of Richmond County to a 28-0 win here Friday night over Brantley County.The Region 4 champion Musketeers (10-1) put their eight-game winning streak on the line this week in Round 2 when Region 2 runner-up and fourth-ran…

Brantley County travels Friday night to Augusta to face ninth-ranked Region 4 champion Academy of Richmond County in the opening round of the Class AAA state playoffs.Friday’s matchup is the first-ever between the two programs. The game will be played at historic ARC Stadium, a 90-year old f…

Brantley County Middle School’s 8th-grade basketball teams opened the 2020-21 season Monday afternoon splitting a home doubleheader with visiting McIntosh County Academy Middle School. The Lady Herons rolled to a 38-16 victory in the opener. The Bucs garnered the split posting a 41-35 decisi…

CANEY BAY — “Frustrated” and “heartbroken” were the words Brantley County head coach Geoff Cannon used to sum up Friday’s Region 1-AAA 26- 21 loss to visiting Tattnall County.The third-year head coach was frustrated his Herons (1-8 overall, 1-2 region) were unable to take care of business an…

BCHS can clinch berth in playoffs with victoryCANEY BAY — Brantley County can secure no worse than a third-place finish in Region 1-AAA if the Herons take care of business Friday night against visiting Tattnall County. BCHS (1-7 overall, 1-1 region) can completely change their fortunes, whic…

CANEY BAY — Eighthranked Pierce County scored seven touchdowns in the opening 15:30 of the first half en route to a 49-6 opening Region 1-AAA win here Friday over Brantley County.Senior quarterback Jermaine Brewton accounted for four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) and senior running b…

CANEY BAY — Brantley County’s goal entering the 2020 campaign was to reach the playoffs for a second straight season.Despite an 0-6 start in non-region play, that goal is still within reach. Each of the Herons’ first six opponents, all with winning records, has a combined 23-11 won-loss mark…

ADEL — Cook High scored on five consecutive possessions after falling behind 14-7 to beat visiting Brantley County here Friday night 40-23 in a non-region matchup. The game was played on a soggy field on the Cook High campus after a rainstorm passed through the area before kickoff. There was…

ST. SIMONS ISLAND — Host Frederica Academy scored three touchdowns in a span of 5:06 in the third quarter to pull away from a one-point advantage en route to a 35-7 victory over visiting Brantley County.The Knights (2-2), who play in the Georgia Independent School Association, won their seco…

CANEY BAY — Bacon County scored on five consecutive possessions spanning the second and third quarters en route to a 42-0 victory spoiling homecoming festivities for Brantley County.During halftime ceremonies, senior Miss Sydnie Middleton was crowned 2020 Queen. Senior Bae Allen was announce…

CANEY BAY — Two plays proved the difference in Brantley County’s game Friday night against Jeff Davis.Unfortunately for the Herons (0- 3), the Yellow Jackets (3-0) got the better of both of them to pull out a 14-6 victory in the non-region contest spoiling Senior Night festivities. Jeff Davi…

CANEY BAY — Visiting Southeast Bulloch pushed across three second-half touchdowns to pull away and spoil Brantley County’s penalty-plagued home opener here Friday night 28-7.With a kickoff delayed nearly 20 minutes with lightning in the area, the game itself was overtaken by mental mistakes …

FOLKSTON — It didn’t take long for Brantley County’s growing pains to show Friday night against Charlton County. Just 16 seconds to be exact.That’s how long it took Keith Harris to return the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and get the Indians started on a 39-0 victory in the season…

Brantley County’s intra-squad scrimmage Friday night was just what the Herons and head coach Geoff Cannon needed heading into this week’s season opener.Needing to replace eight starters on offense and five on defense, the third-year coach opted to put his young, semi-inexperienced troops und…

Brantley County’s Lady Herons suffered through a winless week of action during Week 2 of the season.No reports were received from any of the three gamesposted on MaxPreps. BCHS (2-4 overall, 0-1 Region 1-AAA) was doubled up Tuesday, August 17 by Bacon County in falling 8-4 at home.The Lady H…

Football, wrestling, boys lacrosse, competitive cheer called ‘higher risk’The National Federation for High Schools released guidelines for resuming sports, advising its 51 member associations to prepare for seasons delayed or interrupted by COVID-19 and a new normal of social distancing.

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Bass fishing is a sport like many others in the fact you compete for prizes and money.Anglers range in age from two to whatever age one decides to finally put the pole away and hang up the lures. Fishing is done year-round.Now, many high school students across Georgia will have the opportuni…