Two players with Monroe County roots helped lead ACE’s boys soccer team to its first-ever region title in school history last week. Brad Cork of Forsyth is the starting midfielder for the Gyphons and the junior has 9 goals and 12 assists on the year. James Waite grew up in Forsyth and is the…

Monroe County resident Grace Hiller has signed a scholarship to play softball with the Clemson Tigers. Hiller played for her father Joey at Tattnall Square Academy. She has suffered two ACL injuries which wiped out her sophomore and most of her junior year. Hiller was an All-State performer …

The Mary Persons girls soccer team throttled Upson-Lee 9-1 on Friday, April 2 and will need a win over Pike County on April 16 to earn second place in region and a home playoff game.

Both MP tennis teams added wins last week against Lamar County. The girls ran the table winning all five matches while the boys teams had a more difficult day but won the three matches needed to get the win. 

After studying hummingbirds for several decades, I have concluded that it is impossible to predict the exact date hummingbirds will return to Monroe County each spring. In fact, rarely do these flying jewels appear at our feeders on the same date two years in a row.This year proved to be no …

The Mary Persons boys soccer team stopped a two-game losing skid on Friday, April 2 with a 2-0 win over Upson-Lee.

The Monroe County Middle School baseball team rolled to a 13-0 record with a 12-2 thumping of second place team Clifton Ridge on Thursday, April 1. 

The Mary Persons baseball team stayed unbeaten in region play, including two huge nail biting wins over rival Upson-Lee, and is now ranked No. 7 in the state with a 16-3 record (6-0 in region) heading into the season’s home stretch.

The woodpecker most commonly seen at Monroe County feeders is the downy. Although folks that feed birds are familiar with the feeding habits our smallest woodpecker displays during brief visits to our feeders, it is totally different from the feeding behavior the downy woodpecker employs whi…

Although most Forsythia Festival activities were delayed in 2021, the Forsythia Festival Golf Tournament sponsored by the Forsyth-Monroe County Kiwanis Club was held on Friday, March 12 as scheduled with15 teams competing in the 4-Man Scramble at the Forsyth Golf Course. The winning foursome…

The Mary Persons Track team traveled to McDonough last week for the BSN Friday Night Lights meet featuring 20 teams from all over the state of Georgia. This is an extremely competitive meet with some of the most talented athletes in the state. Some events saw upwards of 30+ athletes competin…

 The Mary Persons girls soccer team (11-2-1, 3-1 region) suffered its first region loss of the year, falling 2-1 in penalty kicks to the rival Red Devils of Jackson on Friday.

The Mary Persons boys soccer team is fighting for a playoff spot after losing four straight including a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Jackson on Friday.

The Mary Persons girls tennis team added three more wins to its impressive record last week with wins against region opponents Americus-Sumter on Senior night and Upson-Lee. They also won against non-region opponent Jones County. The boys had a tough time against all three opponents losing a…

A Forsyth race car driver finished fifth in the feature race at the Bristol Dirt Nationals at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. last week. Jamie Maurice competed in the Crate Late Model category. Maurice said he had a rough start to the week, beginning dead last after breaking the…

The No. 7-ranked Mary Persons girls soccer team improved its record to 11-1-1 after defeating AAAAAA opponent Alexander High School from Douglasville on Thursday March 18. Even though Alexander isn’t a region opponent, this was a big win for the girls as they played a much larger school with…

Mary Persons tennis teams played two region opponents this week against Jackson and Peach County. The girls team won both matches to improve to 5-0 in the region while the boys were only able to pick up one win against Peach County taking their overall record to 3-8.

Monroe County’s Hayden Floyd will shoot skeet for Jacksonville University in the fall. The son of Mike and Jennie Floyd, Hayden is a senior at St. George’s Episcopal School in Milner.  He has been competing in shotgun sports for 5 years. He has competed in the GISA all 4 years of high school…

Mary Persons anglers Leighton Judd & Tucker Bennett caught these at Lake Oconee on March 20 to advance to the state tournament at Lake Lanier in May.

Two ACE students with Monroe County roots are captains leading the Gryphon boys soccer team to a No. 1 ranking in the state. Junior midfielder Bradford Cork, who lives in Monroe County, and junior center back James Waite, who grew up in Forsyth, have propelled the Macon charter school to a 9…

The Monroe County Middle School Baseball ran its record to 10-0 by cruising to two easy wins over Byron Middle on Monday. Wiley Smith picked up the win in game 1. He also hit two homeruns, including a grand slam in the 9-2 victory. 8th grader Cayden Taylor pitched the dogs to a 8-2 win in ga…

The MP boys golf team traveled to Raintree Golf Club in Thomaston last Monday to play the Knight Invitational. This tournament was different from what High School tournaments typically are. Normally the golfers compete for nine holes in stoke play. At this tournament, each of the 6 teams pla…

Jozie White of Monroe County competed in 19-and-under barrel racing at the 2021 Hooey Junior American Patriot Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum at Fort Worth, Texas Stockyards. The March 1-6 event, combined with the American Rodeo Semi-Finals, draws some of the strongest competitors from throughout …

The Mary Persons baseball team improved to 12-2 overall, 3-0 in region by destroying Jackson twice and Peach County in the past week.

The Mary Persons girls soccer team added three more wins to their 9-1-1 record this week beating Tattnall 5-0, Region 2 AAA foe Peach County on Friday 10-0, and ACE Charter school in Macon 3-0 on Monday. Since losing to Stratford on Feb. 17, the girls have won 7 straight and have only conced…

I am sure that during the past 10 months many Monroe County turkey hunters were beginning to wonder when the 2021 Turkey Season would finally arrive. If you have been chomping at the bit for opening day of the turkey season, you don’t have long to wait. 

 Last week the Mary Persons boys and girls track teams participated in FPD Quads at FPD in Macon and the Central Georgia Relays at Baldwin High School. The boys finished 3rd overall in both meets while the girls took 2nd at FPD and 4th at Baldwin

Lawson Cole of Forsyth is having himself quite a junior season as a top pitcher for the Stratford Eagles. Cole is 4-0 on the mound and hasn’t given up any earned runs in 29 innings of work. Cole has struck out 39, walked 7 and given up just 8 hits, and had a no hitter against Westminster. Hi…

The Mary Persons Bulldogs baseball team is now 9-2 after splitting a double header with Class AAAAA Veterans on Friday.

The Mary Persons track teams competed in the Wolverine Relays in McDonough last week where the girls finished 4th place narrowly missing a top spot by 1 point, and the boys finished in 9th. 

Coach LLonisha McElhaney and the Mary Persons girls track team are off to an emotional start of the 2021 season after losing previous head coach, David Carey back in January from COVID-19. Coach McElhaney is beginning her 8th season with the track team but she is inheriting the program from …

The Mary Persons girls soccer team improved to 7-1, 2-0 in region after beating region foe Crisp County 2-0 on Friday, March 5. The girls also defeated their AAAA opponent Luella High School 5-0.

Coach Greg Nix has taken over this season as Mary Persons head golf coach. Nix says that his only golf coaching experience was from his time as a teacher and coach at Crisp Academy but feels that his many years of playing golf and experience coaching other sports gives him the tools that he …

The Mary Persons girls tennis team improved its record to 1-0 in region and 4-2 overall with a win over region foe Central-Macon on Thursday. The top player for the girls, Emma Cantrell, won two sets in a row 6-2 and 6-0. Teammate and #2 player, Bella Takle, followed suit winning her sets 6-…

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