In the Monroe County School System there are seven schools. There are pep rallies and performances for most of those seven schools. A pep rally was held at the Monroe County Middle School campus in September. There were many games at this event. First, the cheer leaders were recognized. Next…

The Mary Persons C-Team football season flew by very quickly. The record we had was 0 and 6--six losses in a row with no wins. We lost to Byron, Lamar, Clifton Ridge, Gray Station, Henderson, and Fort Valley. All of the players played their best throughout, even though we had a tough time. W…

Many people think that cheer isn’t a sport. They’re wrong! The amount of time and effort that goes into your routine is unbelieveable. Trust me, I would know, I’m on the Mary Persons C-Team cheer team. We cheer at basketball and football games, but every Saturday in October, we get to do our…

The Mary Persons boys and girls cross country teams advanced to the AAAA state championship meet after third place finishes in the Region 2-AAAA meet at Rock Ranch on Thursday.

Alexis Passmore receives a kiss from her father Richard Passmore after being named Miss Homecoming on Friday night at halftime of the Mary Persons’ 49-7 win over Perry. The Bulldogs now get ready to face Howard on Senior Night this Friday before hosting Round 1 of the state playoffs. (Photo/…

The Mary Persons Bulldogs knew that style didn’t matter in a physical road contest at West Laurens.

A High Falls mother said her autistic daughter has become a different person thanks to the support she’s getting at Mary Persons — which will take her all the way to the Homecoming Court at this Friday’s football game.

Mary Persons High School is celebrating Homecoming this week, culminating with Friday night’s game against Perry when the Bulldogs can clinch their second straight Region title. At halftime, the Homecoming Queen will be announced. The court includes, standing, from left, sophomores Brianna M…

Sgt. Timothy Phelps is half of the instructional team that is making JROTC a reality at Mary Persons. He is familiar with the area and the school, having worked as a recruiter for the U.S. Army in the territory that included Mary Persons. He said he is very happy to be working with students …

Without cheerleaders at Monroe County Middle School, there would be no school spirit. Cheerleading pumps up the school. We are a part of the school pep rallies. We cheer and yell to increase the school’s spirit!! What if the football team had no one to pump them up? The team may not play gre…

The Monroe County Middle School football team is made up of seventh and eighth grade players. Most of the players that start are eighth graders, but some of the seventh grade players are starting, because they are very good. The football team practices Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and when…

The Monroe County Middle School softball team earned the No. 4 seed from the East region in the Central Georgia Middle School Athletic League playoffs. The c-team Lady Dogs finished the regular season with a 6-6 record, edging Henderson in a tiebreaker due to a pair of head-to-head wins over…

Monroe County Middle School ended their season with a 28-21 loss to Fort Valley Middle School on Oct. 5. D.J. Martinez (above) kept the Bulldogs in the game, scoring three touchdowns including one on a kickoff return and the one shown above by extending the ball across the goal line. The Bul…

The Monroe County Middle School boys cross country team placed 11th out of 22 teams at the Georgia Middle School Cross Country Championships at Bleckley County Middle in Cochran on Saturday.

After a thrilling run to a second-place finish in Region 2-AAAA, the Mary Persons volleyball team had a much briefer stay in the AAAA state tournament last week.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: 5 p.m. -- Varsity Softball (vs. Stephens County) 2nd Round AAAA State Playoffs; 7 p.m. -- Varsity Softball (vs. Stephens County) 2nd Round AAAA State Playoffs

The Mary Persons softball team advanced to the second round of the AAAA state playoffs for the second consecutive year with a first-round doubleheader sweep of Salem at home on Wednesday.

Monroe County teachers are among the best-paid in Middle Georgia, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution database of average teacher salaries.

Mary Persons’ football team returns to West Laurens on Friday, and for the third year in a row, the winner will likely take the Region 4-AAAA title. Both teams are unbeaten in region play. In 2014, the Raiders upset the Bulldogs in Forsyth to deny MP its first region championship in 17 years…

The Mary Persons Bulldogs boys cross country team placed fourth out of 14 teams in the program’s first-ever invitational meet, the Bulldog Distance Classic, at the Monroe County Recreation Department on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

With their unexpected second-place finish in Area 2-AAAA on Saturday, the Mary Persons Lady Bulldogs volleyball team will host a first-round AAAA state playoff match at 5 p.m on Thursday.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: 5 p.m. -- Varsity Softball (vs. Salem) 1st Round AAAA state playoffs; 7 p.m. -- Varsity Softball (vs. Salem), 1st Round AAAA state playoffs

Monroe County Middle School’s football team fell to 0-5 on the season with a 14-0 loss to Henderson Middle on Wednesday. Above, Preston Young jumps for a high pass against Henderson. The Bulldogs finish the schedule at Fort Valley at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The Mary Persons volleyball team wrapped up its home slate Thursday night with a disappointing straight sets loss to Northside (Warner Robins).

Wednesday, Oct. 5: 4 p.m. -- Varsity Softball Region 2-AAAA Tournament Final (vs. West Laurens); 6 p.m. Varsity Softball Region 2-AAAA Tournament Final (vs. West Laurens)

The Mary Persons varsity softball team advanced to the AAAA state playoffs with a doubleheader home sweep of Upson-Lee on Monday in the semifinals of the Region 2-AAAA tournament.

The Mary Persons Bulldogs have found a lot of unusual ways to win over the past few years, but Friday’s ending against Spalding at Dan Pitts Stadium was like deja vu.

Coming off of their most significant victory of the season, the Mary Persons Bulldogs will take to the road again on Friday to challenge a familiar region rival on its home field.

About 100 students and teachers turned out at the Mary Persons High School flagpole on Wednesday to sing praises to God and pray for their school. It was all part of the annual nationwide See You At The Pole event. Students at Monroe County Middle School also participated at the Banks Stephe…

Wednesday, Sept. 28: 4:30 p.m. -- JV Softball (vs. Jackson); 5 p.m. -- C-Team Football (vs. Henderson); 5:55 p.m. -- Varsity Softball (vs. Jackson)

With 117 students taking the ACT in 2016, Mary Persons had an average composite score of 20.3 out a a possible 1-36. That was almost a point lower than the state’s average score and was a half-point lower than the national average, but it was a full point better than Mary Persons’ score last year.

The Mary Persons volleyball team split a pair of non-region contests Thursday in a three-team home match.

With extensive experience returning in 2016, the Mary Persons boys and girls cross country teams are seeking to reach the top spot in Region 2-AAAA after third-place finishes a year ago.

Despite having a new coach and just nine varsity team members in 2016, the Mary Persons Volley Dogs are already halfway to last year’s season win total in just the first 10 games of the season.

After a 41-0 home blanking of Washington that was far more eventful for a nearly two-hour delay for a stadium light issue than what actually occurred on the field, the Mary Persons Bulldogs will return to Dan Pitts Stadium once again on Friday to face another Atlanta-area patsy.