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2009-10 School Year

TCMS Bullpups- Unbeaten Champs Again!

2010 TCMS Bullpups MGMSAA Champs 

2010 TCMS Lady Bullpups MGMSAA Runner-ups

The Toombs County Middle School Boys soccer team wrapped up another undefeated season with a MGMSAA title. A 4-0 home win over West Laurens earned the Bullpups a second straight league championship with an 8-0 record. In 2009 the Pups went 13-0-1. Toombs scored three first half goals. Gilbert Zamarano kicked in the first two and Manny Hernandez banged in the third. Raffy Florez scored in the second half. J.R. Trippe won the girls championship with a 1-0 victory over Toombs County.The only goal was scored with 6:40 remaining in the game. Watch highlights of both games Video

TCMS season ends with another close loss

James Ethredge strokes his fourth hit- a leadoff triple in the seventh 

The 2010 Toombs County Middle School baseball season will be remembered as a season of close losses, including two one-run games in one week to J.R. Trippe. The Pups comeback in the opening round of the MGMSAA playoffs ended with an 8-7 defeat at Trippe. Last Friday the Chiefs edged TCMS 4-3 in eight innings.

Ben Brantley put Toombs up 1-0, in the first, with a two-out solo homer off the top of the left field. Trailing 5-1, TCMS rallied for three in the fourth with Bailey Salter (2-for-4) singling in two runs.The Bullpups scored two runs in the sixth when Christian Moore walked with the bases loaded and Hunter Braddy hit a sacrifice fly, James Ethredge (four-for-four) tripled in the seventh and scored on a RBI grounder to third by Brandon Beckum. Watch highlights with Y-101 play-by-play Video

Bullpups rally in the sixth and beat JD

Trailing by three in the bottom of the sixth, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups stroked four extra base hits and scored five runs to beat visiting Jeff Davis 11-9. Brandon Johnson started the comeback with a two-run homer over the center field fence. Tyler Luke doubled and scored on Blake Horton's single. Brandon Beckum singled in a run and Ben Brantley doubled in one. Jeremy Beasley pitched the first three innings and the closed out the game in relief with a three up, three down seventh. Watch Highlights Video   

Bullpups prevail twice

Nigerian Mosely pins an Irish 


And so does Cole Dowd 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won two home wrestling matches. They beat Appling and Dublin by dominating the middle and upper weight classes. Watch highlights Video  

Bullpups sizzle in second half

Coming off a one-sided loss the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups outscored visiting Dodge County 23-9 in the second half of a 35-12 victory. Jamar Smith led TCMS with 10 points. Michael Sulton had nine, Richard Shipman eight, Kenny Goethe six and Brandon Dowd two.  Dodge took the girls game 32-23. Diamond Boyd scored seven points, Deavia Howard six, Megan Meadows five, Lakayla Faison three and Shantel Taylor two. Watch Highlights of both games Video

Lady Pups sweep Trippe

A 25-20 home win gave the Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups a regular season sweep of rival J.R. Trippe. The Lady Pups broke away from Trippe with their full court press and turned a 9-9 game at half into a 10-point lead on the fourth quarter. Diamond Boyd topped 6-5 TCMS with 10 points and Deavia Howard added six. Watch Highlights Video  

TCMS girls open 2010 with 2 wins

The Toombs County Middle School girls opened up the new year with two big wins. Shantel Taylor scored 14 points in the Lady Bullpups 32-24 win at Swainsboro and then at home Taylor tossed in 11 as Toombs beat Dublin 32-26. Deavia Howard, who had eight points, scored three straight buckets in the fourth quarter as TCHS made up a five-point deficit. Watch highlihgts of the Dublin game Video

Bullpups rally for second win

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups rallied from a 13-3 first quarter deficit and they defeated Bleckley County 34-31 for their second win of the season. Kenny Goethe hit a variety of shots and led TCMS with 15 points, Chris Mobley scored seven and Richard Shipman had six. The Lady Bullpups trailed 13-1 after the opening quarter. However, their comeback ended with a 33-30 loss. Deavia Howard scored nine of her 11 points in the fourth quarter, Diamond Boyd tossed in six and Megan Meadows five. Watch highlights of both games Video    

Bullpups drop a close one


The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost a close home game to West Laurens 25-22. Pups point guard Richard Shipman tied the game at 22 by hitting a 15-footer. However, West Laurens won the game with 12 seconds to go on a bucket and a free throw. Jamar Smith led 0-3 TCMS with seven points. Shipman, Kenny Goethe and Chris Mobley each scored four points. Watch highlights Video The 1-2 Lady Bullpups lost to West Laurens 41-22. Diamond Boyd topped Toombs with eight points.

TCMS basketball begins


The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams opened the season with a split with visiting Swainsboro. The Lady Bullpups won 30-18 and the Bullpups lost 31-27. Deavia Howard led the Lady Bullpups with 11 points, Shantel Taylor had eight and Diamond Boyd seven. Kenny Goethe topped the Bullpups with 11 and Richard Shipman had eight. Watch highlights of both games Video  

Dublin takes championship

The Bullpups with their second place trophy  


Coach Randy Callahan encourages the Pups after the game


Jamar Smith earned Irish respect by running hard

The Dublin Irish scored two first half touchdowns and two more in the second half in winning the Middle Georgia Middle School Championship 32-0 in the Shamrock Bowl. The Irish scored a touchdown midway through the second quarter on an 18-yard run and another with 14 seconds remaining before halftime on a 97-yard interception return. Dublin made it 24-0 just 28 seconds into the second half on a 58-yard TD run and 32-0 with 2:10 left in the third on a 35-yard run.  Watch highlights Video  Practice Slide Show   

Bullpups hold on again,

Now its on to the championship game


The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups jumped to a 14-0 lead on touchdown runs by Garrett Gray and Kenny Goethe. But just like in their first round playoff win over West Laurens, the Pups had to hold on to beat Bleckley County 14-12 in the semifinals in Cochran. The Bullpup defense denied the Barons a game-tying two-point conversion with just 31 seconds remaining. Y-101 Story  Watch highlights Video  Practice Slide Show

Pups come back and hold on to win


Smith scores winning TD 


Ethredge (#14) celebrates interception 

In a first round playoff game the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups had to come back from a 22-14 halftime deficit and then once they took the lead on a Jamar Smith 12-yard touchdown run, James Ethredge had to intercept a pass near the goal line with less than 20 seconds remaining in the game to send the Pups to the second round with a 28-22 victory. Watch highlights Video   Y-101 Story   Practice Slide Show 

Bullpups win 4th straight

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups closed out their regular season schedule with their fourth straight win, a 44-24 victory at East Laurens. Jamar Smith scored two touchdowns including a 98-yarder at the end of the third quarter. James Ethredge threw two TD passes to Marcus Trull for 15 and 20-yards. Garrett Gray and Kenny Goethe also scored rushing touchdowns for the 5-1 Bullpups. Bullpups' Practice Slide Show

Bullpups take care of Dodge 

Bullpups blowup a Warrior running play 

Bulldog Road was a busy place on Thursday with the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups beating Dodge County 24-14, while at the same time the Toombs County B-Team Bulldogs lost to Swainsboro 12-2. Jamar Smith scored two touchdowns and Kenny Goethe had one for the Bullpups. Watch highlights of the Bullpup Game  

Smith and Bullpups run by Chiefs

Jamar Smith scored four first half touchdowns leading the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups to a 34-14 win at J.R. Trippe. Quarterback James Ethredge scored the Pups final touchdown on a one-yard run in the second half. The Bullpups improve to 3-1. Watch highlights  1st Half  2nd Half

Bullpups breakaway from Raiders

Tied at 8-8 early in the opening quarter with West Laurens, Toombs County Middle School running back Jamar Smith, following his efficient offensive line, scored four touchdowns and rushed for more than 100-yards to lead the Bullpups to a 38-8 home win. Kenny Goethe scored the Bullpups first touchdown on a pass reception from quarterback James Ethredge. Watch first half highlights of the 2-1 Bullpups Video 

Smith and Goethe run Bullpups to win


Jamar Smith and Kenny Goethe each scored two touchdowns as the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups opened their season with a 28-0 home win over Swainsboro. Smith scored on a short run in the first quarter and a long kickoff return to start the second half. Goethe scored on a long run from scrimmage and he turned a short pass from quarterback James Ethredge into six points. Zuquion Gaffney, Anthony Toby and Austin Powell each picked off a Swainsboro pass.

Watch game highlights Video   Check out this Bullpup Game Slide Show  Watch first half highlights of the Bullpups scrimmage versus Bleckley Video

2008-09 School Year

Undefeated Bullpups


The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups wrapped up an undefeated soccer season by beating the Ebenezer Eagles 2-1 at home. The Bullups pressured the Eagles' net constantly in the first half, but they were unable to slip in a goal. Rene Tinoco put Toombs up 1-0 with 23 minutes to play in the second half with a shot into an empty net and then Ebenezer tied the game less than four minutes later. Gilbert Zamorano scored the game winner with 18:20 to go on a left-footed shot into the lower right corner of the net. Y-101 Story  

The Bullpups finish with a 13-0-1 record. The tie was a 1-1 duel at Savannah Christian. Watch highlights of the Bullups 13th win Video    

Lady Bullpups end season with win

The Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups ended their season with a 6-0 home win over Bryan County on a very windy day. Kayla Collins scored three goals and Katie Norfleet fired in a 30-yard shot on a direct kick. The Lady Bullpups finished with a 10-3-1 record. Y-101 Story  Watch first half highlights Video  

Final statistics- Goal Scorers- Lakayla Faison 17, Kayla Collins 12, Julie Shepard 10, Katie Norfleet 8, Ashley Clark 7, Madison Hart, Heather Villeagas and Meagan Morris 3, Samantha Shatto 2, Kayla Farmer, Kayla Mosley, Courtney Wilkes and Kelsi Oliver 1. Saves- Megan Meadows 55 and  Demi Stoddard 20. 

TCMS soccer- two shutout wins



The Toombs County Middle School soccer teams continued their fine early season play by sweeping Long County with a pair of home shutout victories. The Lady Bullpups built up a 5-0 halftime lead in a 7-0 win. Watch highlights Video The Bullpups scored both of their goals in the second half in a 2-0 victory. The Zamorano brothers, Gilbert and Alexander, each scored a goal. Watch highlights Video  

TCMS nips Trippe on PK


Samantha Shutto getting ready to kick 


Shutto celebrating 


Samantha Shutto kicked a penalty kick into the right side of the net to give the Toombs County Lady Bullpups a 5-4 PK win over rival J.R. Trippe. The Lady Chiefs took a 2-0 lead in PK's and then Toombs tied it up at three-all and four-all before Shutto ended the match with her game winning boot. Neither team was able to score in 50 minutes of regulation play. The Bullups won their game 3-1. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of both games Video  Slide Show  Y-101 Soccer Story

Two more state champs


JD Rogers wins state title 


Garrett Gillis is also a state champ 

Just like the Toombs County High School wrestling team at state, the younger Toombs County wrestlers brought home two state championships. Seventh grader JD Rogers won the heavyweight title with a first period pin at the USA Georgia Big Kids Tournament in Roswell and Garrett Gillis, age eight, won his championship with a pin just 36 seconds into the opening period at the USA Georgia State Tourney in Fayette County. Y-101 Story

TCMS ends regular season



The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams wrapped up the regular season with home losses to Bleckley County. Bleckley won the girls game 35-11 and the boys game 23-17. The Bullpups, who led 13-12 at half, were led by Hunter Braddocks's five points. Paul Brewton, Anthony Britt and Tamond Hampton each scored four. Watch highlights of the boys game  Video  

Long day for TC basketball



Toombs County basketball teams were on the court from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday and the results were not favorable. The Toombs County High School teams both lost home games to Screven County. The Bulldogs, who trailed 24-10 after the first quarter, dropped their third straight game 61-52. The Bulldog bench topped the team in scoring with Jerome Johnson tallying 15 points and Daniel NeSmith 13. The Lady Bulldogs, who trailed 28-21 at half, lost 62-41. Corneshia Corouthers scored 17 points and Brianna Mincey 13. The Bulldog B-Team Boys team lost 63-39.

At J.R. Trippe, the Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups were a 28-19 loser and the Bullpups lost 39-33. Jamilla Hopkins led the Lady Bullpups with six points and Anthony Britt topped the Pups with nine. D.J. Mincey led the Chiefs with 14 points and C. Byrd paced the Lady Chiefs with 13. Watch highlights of both games Video     

TCMS drops two to Dodge



Both Toombs County Middle School basketball teams opened up third quarter leads over visiting Dodge County, but both ended up losing in Lyons. The Lady Bullpups, who lost 31-21, were led in scoring by Kayla Collins's seven points and Diamond Boyd's six. Paul Brewton topped the The Bullpups with 14 points in a 35-30 defeat. Watch highlights of both games Video     

New look Bullpups beat West Laurens



After a loss to Swainsboro the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups drastically changed their style of play. They went to a full court press and they borrowed the open post "Zero" offense that the Toombs County High School Bulldogs have been running for years and the end result was a 44-27 home win over West Laurens. Anthony Britt lead TCMS with 11 points, Gary Terrell had eight and Andrew Williams six. West Laurens won the girls game 41-18. Watch highlights of the Bullpups' big win  Video     

Lady Bullpups nip Swainboro


The Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups opened the New Year with a 26-24 home win over Swainsboro. Shantel Taylor and Jamila Hopkins each scored six points to lead TCMS. Megan Meadows had five points, Deavia Howard scored four, Diamond Boyd and Deja Jones each had two and Lakayla Faison added one point. Watch highlights Video 

Swainsboro took the Boys game 38-23. Watch first half highlights  Video

TCMS basketball- Girls win, Boys battle back


The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams played their final home games before the New Year on Monday. The Lady Bullpups jumped to a 13-1 lead over East Laurens and won the game 27-12. Kayla Collins scored a game-high 11 points. The Bullpups fell behind by double digits in the first half, but they came back and cut the East Laurens' lead to four before losing 54-45. Anthony Britt led TCMS with 18 points and Paul Brewton chipped in 12. Y-101 Story  Watch Highlights of both games  Girls Game  Boys Game   

Lady Bullpups win at the end


Jamella Hopkins scored two inside buckets in the final two minutes, including the game winner with eight seconds left, to give the Toombs County Middle School Lady Bullpups a 34-32 come-from-behind win over J.R. Trippe in Lyons. The Lady Bullpups trailed 16-5 in the opening half and 18-13 at halftime. Diamond Boyd led TCMS with 10 points and Hopkins had eight. Y-101 Story Watch highlights of the game Video  J.R. Trippe won the boys game 44-17

TCMS roundball season is underway


The Toombs County Bullpups, who were coming off a close win at Swainsboro, lost to Dublin 38-30 on Monday at home. Watch highlights Video  The 1-2 Bullpups also lost to Effingham County at home 30-25. Y-101 Story

Bullpups season ends in Swainsboro


The Toombs County Bullpups were hoping to get off to a good start in their first round playoff game at Swainsboro. However, the Pups yielded three quick touchdowns in the first quarter and their season ended with a 32-12 loss. The Bullpups scored both of their touchdowns in the second half. Jamar Smith scored on a fourth down play in the third quarter and on a short run late in the fourth. Kenny Goethe had a long run to set up the second score and quarterback Cody Dowd had a handful of tough runs to help out on both drives. Watch highlights 1st Half  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter  Bullpups Practice Slide Show 

Bullpups shutout by East Laurens

Bullpups Anthony Britt sacks East Laurens QB 


East Laurens Middle School scored on two long runs and one short pass in a 20-0 win over Toombs County in Lyons. The Bullpups took the opening kickoff and drove inside the 10-yard line. However, the drive ended on an incomplete pass. Y-101 Story Watch Highlights 1st Half   2nd Half   Bullpups Practice Slide Show 

Bullpups toughen up for trip to Dodge County

After dropping back-to-back games to West Laurens and J.R. Trippe, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups opened up practice for their trip to Dodge County by getting physical. Coach Randy Callahan wants his team to put together drives on offense, when they aren't making big plays, and to toughen up on defense. Y-101 Story  Watch TCMS practice in this Bullpup Slide Show   

Chiefs beat Bullpups 

The first meeting in four years between the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups and the J.R. Trippe Chiefs was scoreless after the opening quarter. However, the Chiefs pulled away for a 30-0 win in Lyons. The B-Team Football Bulldogs beat Southeast Bulloch, on the road, 22-2 while over in Eastman the Lady Bulldog softball team was no-hit and run ruled by Dodge County 8-0. Y-101 Story

Lady Bullpups breakaway from Bleckley early 


In their final regular season game the Toombs County Lady Bullpups had to come from behind to beat Bleckley on Tuesday at home. However, in their first playoff game they scored five runs in the second and beat Bleckley 8-2 in Lyons on Saturday. TCMS pitcher Jeannie Smith got a strikeout with two outs and runners on second and third in the first inning and then she struck out the next four batters in the second and third. Smith finished the game with her ninth strikeout. Meagan Meadows snagged three line drives at second base and Charley Foskey drove in two runs with two perfectly placed bunts. Y-101 Story  Watch highlights of the game Video  Lady Bullpup Slide Show 

Lady Bullpups smack Swainsboro


Lakayla Faison  


 Both teams cheer together 


 Jeannie Smith

The Toombs County Lady Bullpup softball team hit double-digits for a second straight game as they beat Swainsboro 10-2 in five innings in Lyons on Saturday. Lakayla Faison had three hits including a triple all in a week in which she she hit two triples, one homer and a bunch of singles. Pitcher Jeannie Smith shutout Swainsboro for the first four innings. Watch the girls smack the ball and then hear Faison and catcher Natalie Kirkley talk about the game Video   

Bullpups scrimmage Swainsboro

The Toombs County Middle School football team scrimmaged Swainsboro in Lyons and the Bullpups lost 32-12. Quarterback Clay Callahan threw touchdown passes to Kevin Goethe and Anthony Britt. Y-101 Story Watch highlights Video  

Bullpups put on the pads


On Thursday the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups put on their pads for the first time this season. The team worked on fundamentals including tackling drills. The Bullups also threw the ball around a little. Y-101 Story  Watch the Bullpups practice on a hot, sunny day Video  Watch the Bullpups practice Video  

Wilhite wins big with Team Georgia



Kalin Wilhite, who is a freshman at Toombs County High School recently wrapped up his middle school career by winning the freestyle title in his weight division at the Georgia Games. Wilhite also joined Team Georgia for a trip to Indianapolis for the School Boy Duels and despite wrestling bigger guys he went 18-4 in freestyle and Greco competition. Y-101 Story  

2007-2008 School Year 

Bullpups' season ends with loss in the semifinals 

The Toombs County Bullpups baseball season ended in the semifinal game of the Southeast Georgia Middle School Tournament with a 12-2 loss at ECI.

In the first round the Bullpups beat Reidsville 9-4. Brandon Driggers pitched a complete game and outfielders Jordan Powell and Jacob Holland each went 2-for-2 with a RBI. Check out some highlights from Partin Park Video    

Baseball Bullpups off to a 4-1 start

After dropping a game to Glennville, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups rallied for a 10-6 win over Metter and a 9-8 victory over Dodge County. M.J. Mabey tripled in two runs and also got out of a bases loaded situation with a strikeout in the final inning. The Bullpups will play Bryan County on Friday at 4 p.m. on the big field at Partin Park. The Bullpups talk about their last two wins. Audio  Watch the Bullpups practice Video  

TCMS soccer teams open season with victories

In a game that was decided by penalty kicks, the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups nipped Bleckley County in Lyons. The Pups converted on all five of their PK's and goalie Trey Brewer stopped one of Bleckley's shots. Jamie Cabrera sealed the win with a low shot to the left of the goalie. Bleckley County scored a goal at the end of the first half and Toombs County tied the game on a goal by Alex Zamorano, assisted by Luke Stroud, with 9:19 remaining to send the game to penalty kicks. Watch highlights of the game Video  

The Lady Bullpups beat Bleckley 5-2. Antrenette Blount scored two goals and Claudia Zamorano, Jalish Knight and Melayna Denmark each scored one. Georgia Jernigan was the winning goal keeper.  

 Bullpups win opening round game 

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups won their opening round playoff game 37-32 over Long County in Lyons. Nathan Roach topped the Bullpups with 11 points. TCMS will play at Portal on Tuesday. Watch second half highlights of the game and hear from five of the Bullpups. Video

 TCMS takes care of Bryan County

The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams took care of Bryan County in home action on Monday. The Bullpups avenged a double-digit loss to Bryan with a 40-30 victory and the Girls outscored Bryan 8-0 in the third quarter in a 27-21 win. Dominique Hawkins led the Bullpups with 15 points and Brandon Driggers scored 11. Megan Hayes topped the Lady Bullpups with seven points and Courtney Wynn and Jamelle Hopkins each had six. Watch highlights of both games. Video     

 TCMS sweeps Long County again

The Toombs County Middle School basketball teams swept Long County for a second time this season winning a doubleheader in Lyons.  The Lady Bullpups, a 21-16 winner, were led by Georgia Jernigan who scored seven points including the go-ahead bucket in the fourth quarter. Megan Hayes had six points and Courtney Wynn had five. The Bullpups broke open a close game in the second half and won 42-29. Dominique Hawkins scored 12 points, Brandon Driggers had eight and Nathan Roach seven. Watch second half highlights from both games. Video  Y-101 Audio Story     

 TCMS opens wrestling season with a big win

The Toombs County Middle School wrestling team opened its season by performing well in the Swainsboro Tournament and then taking a match from West Laurens, an opponent the Bullpups had not beaten in four years. Listen to this Y-101 story on the Bullpups Audio  Coach Kelly Wilhite talks about his team Audio

 Bullpups take home second place trophy

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups lost to Glennville in the championship game 40-0, but the Bullpups did go 5-3 and were awarded the second place trophy. TCMS beat Long County and North Tattnall to make it to the title game. Watch action from the game played in Glennville.  Video  Coach Randy Callahan talks about the season.  Audio

 Bullpups score late TD to win semifinal game

Quarterback M.J. Mabey scored on a fourth down keeper from a foot out, with 2:54 to play, to give the Toombs County Middle School Bullpups a 14-8 semifinal win over North Tattnall in Reidsville. The Bullpups also scored a first half touchdown on fourth down on a Mabey pass to tight end Brandon Driggers. The Bullpups will play for the championship on Sunday at 10 a.m. in Glennville Video - 1st Quarter  2nd Quarter  3rd Quarter  4th Quarter     

Bullpups' running game wins playoff game

The Toombs County Middle School Bullpups used their strong running to open up a 38-6 lead in what turned out to be a 46-28 win over Long County in the first round of the playoffs. Trey Wingate and Keilo Bagley each scored two touchdowns and Gabriel Winston and Luke Stroud had one apiece. The Bullpups will play at North Tattnall on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. Watch highlights of the game.  Video   Listen to head coach Randy Callahan, who talked about the win live on Y-101 Radio  Audio    

QB M.J. Mabey scores Bullpups' second TD 

Bullpups win at home

 The Toombs County Middle School Football team beat Bryan County 26-8. Trey Foreman scored on a 60-yard run, M.J. Mabey capped a drive with a one-yard QB keeper, Gabriel Winston scored on a 40-yard run and Trey Wingate plowed his way in from five yards. Watch some plays from the first half including the Mabey TD. Video  Coach Randy Callahan talks about the victory.  Audio


Georgia Jernigan touches home after hitting a homer

TCMS Lady Bullpups win opener easily

The Toombs County Middle School softball team opened its season by beating Long County 15-0 in three innings. The Lady Bullpups pounced on slow pitching- Hayley Carter hit a grand slam and a single and Georgia Jernigan hit a home run. Ginny Smith struck out six batters. Watch highlights and see Jernigans homer. Video