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Antwan Coney (l) and TJ Davis (r) were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week respectively for their performance against Emanuel County Institute on Friday when the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs 21-7. The Player of the Week award is sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Local agent R…

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The spring 2019 Tiger golf team was honored at a banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Willow Lake Golf Club and then recognized on Friday evening during halftime of the Metter-ECI game. 

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The varsity Lady Tiger softball team dropped three games last week, including two region match-ups. The tough week began on Monday, Sept. 9, with a 9-1 loss to Portal, followed by a subsequent loss to Bryan County, 8-2, and a 13-0 shut-out by Bacon County.

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On Friday night, both the Metter High Tigers and DEA Eagles added one more to their win columns, as Metter defeated Wilkinson County and DEA was victorious over Peoples Baptist. See complete game coverage in this week's paper!

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It was a great night for football this past Friday, and a great crowd was on hand as the Metter Tigers welcomed staunch rival Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs into The Jungle.

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TJ Davis (l) and Ahmod Collins (r) were named Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week for their performance against Islands High School last Friday, Aug. 30. Collins had 130 yards rushing on 17 carries for the offense. Davis led the defense with 7 individual tackles and 2 sacks. The Play…

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Ahmod Collins (l) and CJ Donaldson (r) were named Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week for their performance against Jenkins County High School last Friday. Collins had 130 yards rushing on 10 carries for the offense. Donaldson led the defense with 12 tackles. The Player of the Week a…

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The Metter High School Lady Tigers’ effort to come back from a five-run deficit in the fourth inning came up just short as they fell 12-11 to Swainsboro last Tuesday. 

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Despite a 5-run deficit in the seventh inning, Metter Middle School Lady Tigers almost came all the way back but eventually fell 6-4 to Toombs County on Tuesday, Sept. 3. 

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High school juniors and seniors who have an interest in softball at the college level will have the opportunity to get an inside look at the sport. 

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The DEA Middle School Eagles lost a hard-fought battle to Vidalia Heritage Academy on Aug. 29, losing 40-12.

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David Emanuel Academy soundly defeated Vidalia Heritage Academy 44-28 in their 2019 season opener, played on Thursday, Aug. 29, in Vidalia.

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During Friday’s season opener against Islands High School, the Metter Tiger Pride Band debuted their ‘Beatle Mania’ half time show. The marching band is 75 members strong this year. Their Beatle Mania show features some of the Beatles’ greatest hits, including Magical Mystery Tour and A Hard…

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A walk-off single on an 0-2 count by Kenya Hayes in the bottom of the 6th inning propelled the Lady Tigers to a very dramatic but decisive win over Screven County last Tuesday. 

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The Metter High Cross Country Teams traveled to the W. W. Mann Center in Statesboro for a cross country meet on Thursday, Aug. 30. The Tigers were competing against both private and public schools in this meet. There were 118 boys and 95 girls running.

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Metter Middle School Lady Tigers asserted their will over Portal on their way to an easy 21-2 victory last Tuesday, Aug. 20. 

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DEA’s cross country traveled to Bulloch Academy for their first meet of the season. In the girls’ race, Raleigh Faircloth placed 10th, while Emily McRae was 13th and Presley Gowen was 14th.

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The Metter Middle School Lady Tigers fought back after falling down by seven runs in the second inning. The comeback fell just short, though, in a 9-8 defeat to Toombs County Middle School last Thursday. 

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All Tiger fans are invited to a Community Pep Rally on Tuesday evening, Aug. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at The Jungle to celebrate the official start of Fall Football. Concessions will be provided by the Junior Class.

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Metter’s Lady Tigers lost the lead late in a 10-8 defeat to Johnson County on Monday, Aug. 12. The game was tied at eight with Johnson County batting in the bottom of the sixth when Audrey Sanchez singled on an 0-2 count, scoring two runs. The Lady Tigers lost despite out-hitting Johnson Cou…

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The Metter High Lady Tigers fell in a 12-4 loss to Tattnall County on Saturday, Aug. 3, as they struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing the Lady Warriors. 

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The Metter Middle School Tigers opened their season this past Thursday against South Tattnall Middle School in Glennville. The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the first inning but watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in the 8-3 loss.

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The Metter High Lady Tigers will open their Fall 2019 softball season with a doubleheader against Tattnall County on Saturday at 12 noon in Metter.

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Metter Middle School cheerleaders recently held a fundraiser to raise money for camp and uniforms. Gwen Patterson won the prize, a cooler donated by Trapnell-Tomlinson Ace Hardware. Pictured are the 2019 Middle School competition cheer squad and coach Alicia Kelly.

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 Metter-Candler 10 & under Youth Baseball team went undefeated while hosting the GRPA Class C District 1 Tournament in Metter last week. The team shined defensively and posted record of 5-0, scoring a total of 44 runs while allowing just 11.

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David Snelling Jr. recently caught this 7.5 lb. bass while on a father-son fishing trip. He is the son of David and Deniese Snelling.

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The annual Guido Ministries Golf Tournament, played last week at Willow Lake, raised over $20,000 to be used for upkeep of Guido Gardens. First Flight winner was the McCorkle Nursery team (pictured, top) of Chris McCorkle, Stewart Young, Don Wren and Randy Johnson. Second Flight winner was t…

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The team of Shelby Clark of Portal and Laura Kate Kessler of Metter  won the 45th annual Catherine Robinson 2-Lady Scramble golf tournament that was held recently at Willow Lake Golf Club.

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Toombs County High School paid tribute to Coach Rusty Beasley of Metter who died in June of 2017 by planting a tree and placing a marker in his memory during a ceremony at the school on Thursday morning. A crowd of about 75, mostly students who had played sports with Coach Beasley, gathered …

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Ty Hutson, son of Jeff and Tamara Hutson of Metter, signed with Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon on May 1. 

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The Metter Pharmacy Red Sox 8U baseball team took the championship in their age division on Saturday, May 11, as the youth league regular season came to a close at Metter-Candler Recreation Department. 

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Tiger Elijah Dekle experiences a slight wardrobe malfunction as he tackles teammate Elijah Oglesby during Friday’s spring football game which was played at The ‘Old’ Jungle on Register Street. For admission, attendees were asked to bring a donation of liquid laundry detergent or white towels.

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The team of Donnie Drydon, Cindy Morley, Kristen Crooms and Laney Tootle won the annual Communities in Schools 4-Person Scramble Golf Tournament that was held on Friday, May 10, at Willow Lake Golf Club.

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The Truett McConnell University Athletic department honored Haley Thompson of Metter for achievement during her freshman track season on Monday, April 29, at the Truett McConnell Bears Sports Banquet.