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The defending state champion Metter Tigers secured their spot in the 2022 State Championship game after trouncing Commerce in the Final Four and Gordon Lee in the Elite Eight.

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Our Tigers are roaring all across the state! The baseball team soundly defeated Commerce in both games on Monday and are now headed into the state championship to be played next week! The Tigers will take on Charlton County at Georgia Southern University in a bid to repeat as state champs!

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The GBI has arrested Jeffery Lamar Lanier, 48, of Statesboro, for one count of theft by conversion, one count of financial transaction card fraud, and one count of computer theft. Additional charges relating to the theft are expected.

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The Metter Track Boys team qualified 13 boys for the Georgia High School Association State Track and Field Meet to be held at Hugh Mills Stadium in Albany, Georgia. The meet began on Thursday and will continue through Saturday.  

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Georgia Golf Hall of Fame member James Mason won the 34th annual Dan J. Parrish Senior Golf Classic with rounds of 66, 69 for a score of 135, 7 under par.

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David Emanuel Academy opened their 2022 soccer season with a 4-3 win over Vidalia Heritage Academy. Maddie Perkins scored 2 for DEA, while Sarah Jo Perkins and Kyli Bell added 1 point each.

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The Metter Tiger golf teams traveled to Jekyll Island on Friday, March 4.  The boys were participating in the Annual Johnny Paulk Invitational, while the girls were competing in the Annual Glynn Academy Red Ryder.  

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The varsity Metter Tigers added two wins on the diamond as they took an 8-2 win over Yulee and a 4-3 win over Calhoun in baseball action on March 4 and 5.

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The Metter High varsity Tigers ended action in January with two wins, one over McIntosh County Academy and one overToombs County, and one loss to Bryan County. 

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Metter High School Senior Cole McCranie has signed with Shorter University in Rome to play football in the upcoming fall semester. The signing ceremony was held at MHS on Wednesday, Feb. 2, with teammates, classmates and family in attendance.

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The Metter High football team celebrated its players’ fine season with its annual awards ceremony on January 26.  

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Four Tiger wrestlers medaled this past weekend when the Metter High wrestling team took part in the Area Wrestling Tournament. Junior Rashod Dekle placed 4th in the 145-lb. weight class, while junior Lantis Tobin took a 2nd-place medal in the 160-lb. weight class. In the 182-lb. class, it wa…

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After back-to-back wins over Portal and Screven County, the Metter High varsity Tiger basketball team stands at 7-6 overall and 5-3 in region play. 

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The Metter High Lady Tigers lost two region games in basketball action last week. After dropping region games to Portal on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and to Screven County on Friday, Jan. 21, the Lady Tigers stand at 1-11 on the season and 1-7 in region play.

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The varsity Metter Tigers traveled to Claxton to play a region game on Jan. 14. The Claxton Tigers were sitting at 2-9 on the season and 1-5 in region play, while Metter’s Tigers went in with a 4-6 record on the season and a 2-3 record in region play.  

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The Metter High Lady Tigers continue to struggle in basketball action as they dropped two games this past week. With the losses, Metter drops to 1-9 overall and 1-5 in region play.

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Three members of the Metter High varsity football team were recognized for inclusion on the Georgia High School Football Daily All-State Teams. Team Riddell Georgia will present commemorative jerseys to all 208 first-team all-state players. 

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Tamira Walker is Metter’s newest 1000-Point Club inductee. When this season started, Walker only needed 67 points to reach her 1000th-career point. She got it in the first quarter of the Toombs County game in the first bucket she made that night! 

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The varsity Eagles of David Emanuel Academy remain undefeated after posting a 53-49 win over Alleluia Christian School of Augusta on Jan. 7.

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The Metter Tiger boys’ basketball team traveled to Vidalia to play in the Paul Thigpen Christmas Classic on Dec. 28-29. The Tigers were scheduled to play Paxson School for Advanced Studies of Jacksonville the first night and Vidalia the second night.  

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Metter High seniors Cole McCranie and Christian Martinez played in the annual Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Football Classic on Dec. 29 in Atlanta. This game pits the top high school players in Georgia against one another, and in this case, the Metter football sta…

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It was a fight to the finish, but the Metter-Candler 8U All-Star team emerged victorious, claiming the GRPA Class C State Title with a 6-0 win over Jeff Davis in overtime on Sunday.

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 The Metter High School Tiger Pride Band has a busy week this week. First, they will perform during the Christmas Parade and Lighting of Metter on Thursday, and then they will entertain Tiger fans at the Metter vs. Brooks Co. semifinal game on Friday.

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This Friday night the Metter Tigers will host the semifinal round of the state playoffs as they welcome the number two-ranked Brooks County Trojans into The Jungle. 

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Tickets are $15 each for all attendees ages 1 and up. (Only infants are admitted free.) No booster passes are allowed, although booster parking will be offered. 

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Horizon Christian of Cumming brought the 2021 football season to an end for David Emanuel Academy in a close 28-26 semi-final round heart-breaker.

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The Metter-Candler Recreation Department 8U All-Star team won the District 1 championship on Saturday.

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Metter High Track Coach John Mark Sweat (r) presents a state championship track ring to Fernandez Burke during a ceremony at Metter High School on Friday afternoon. Burke won the state championship in the triple jump this past spring with a jump of 44’10”, which is also a new MHS record.

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The 2021 State Champion Metter High Tigers baseball team received their state rings in a ceremony held on Friday afternoon at the school. Athletic Director Vicki Bowen and MHS Principal Ellis Strobridge welcomed the audience of parents, classmates, school administrators and fans. Head Coach …

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This Friday night the Metter Tigers will continue their postseason run as they welcome the Turner County Titans into the Jungle for the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs. This is the third season in a row that Coach Rodney Garvin and his Tigers have made it to the quarterfinals. 

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For the first time in Metter Middle School history, the MMS Competition Cheerleading squad has won the Southeast Georgia Middle School Region Championship! It was an emotional time for the girls, who have battled their way through multiple competitions, earning 1st or 2nd place in each of th…

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Metter High School senior John Luke Glanton has signed to play baseball with Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA.

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It looks like a martial arts move ... but what it was in reality was an amazing block by Metter’s Danny Cheley who blocked the punt return from this Seminole County Indian and then scooped the loose ball up. He was all alone as he ran into the end zone in Metter’s 42-14 win over the Indians …

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David Emanuel Academy shut down Grace Academy of Bainbridge in a 30-0 win at The Eagles’ Nest in Stillmore on Friday night.

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The Metter Middle School Cheerleaders won the Rumble in the Jungle competition at Swainsboro High School this past weekend. The MMS Tigers competed against four other teams en route to their second consecutive championship. The squad will conclude their season on Thursday, Nov. 11, as they c…

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After Metter beat Seminole County 42-14 on Saturday and DEA beat Victory Baptist 36-14 on Friday, both teams are headed deeper into state playoffs.

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It began with the Region 2AA championship in 2019, followed by Region 3A championships in both 2020 and 2021 that led the Metter High Tigers to make school history.

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Brayden Smith (l) and Sarah Jo Perkins (r) were crowned King and Queen during Homecoming halftime festivities at David Emanuel Academy on Friday evening. Brayden is the son of Eric and Julie Smith of Metter, and Sarah Jo’s parents are Nick and Ashley Perkins of Swainsboro.

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