The Mary Bulldogs haven’t beaten Peach County at Dan Pitts Stadium since 2002, and observers say the Trojans’ 0-2 start this year doesn’t mean the Bulldogs will have an easy time breaking the drought on Friday.

Mary Persons had gone toe to toe with Class AAAAAAA Newnan for 47 minutes on Friday night and faced a 4th and 1 at the Cougar 21 yard line with about a minute to go. The Bulldogs trailed 39-32 but had a chance to score and tie a team that had whipped them 44-7 just a year ago. That is when t…

Michael A. Lough worked at the Macon Telegraph from 1998-2017 and founded and has been running www.centralgasports.com, The Sports Report of Central Georgia, for four years. He shared with the Reporter his insights into Friday’s game with Peach County.

The Monroe County Middle School football team ran their record to 3-0 by rolling Clifton Ridge 34-0. The Bulldogs got on the board with a 20yd pass from Mac Nelson to tight end Bennett Buchanan. The Bulldog scoring continued on their next possession with a 3 yard run by Braylen Jones. Jones …

The 2-0 Mary Persons Bulldogs will play their first road game of the season Friday against Class AAAAAAA Newnan. The Cougars are off to an 0-2 start but the Bulldogs will have to play their best to avenge last year’s 44-7 loss.

The Mary Persons Cross Country teams competed in a local meet last week at the Viking Invitational held at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon. The boys team finished in the middle of the pack in 4th place while the girls team took home the first place overall victory averaging almost a m…

The Mary Persons JV football team improved its record to 1-1 on the season after a 14-6 win over neighboring Lamar County.

The Mary Persons Cross Country team hosted their annual Bulldogs Distance Classic meet last weekend at the Rec department here in Forsyth. Both teams put on a good showing with the boys finishing in 4th place overall and the girls finishing in first place overall.

McDonough went toe to toe with Mary Persons for 23 minutes and 27 seconds, almost the whole first half, on Friday. The game was knotted at 14-14 when MP faced a fourth and 5 at the War Hawk 32 yard line with under a minute to go. But in the ensuing four plays the Bulldogs converted on fourth…

Forsyth United Methodist Church celebrated the Mary Persons Football team by serving the team supper after practice Aug. 24 and then honoring them with breakfast and praying for them at Sunday morning worship.  We prayed that they would have a successful, winning , and injury-free season and…

Lawson Cole of Forsyth, a senior at Stratford Academy in Macon, announced on Monday that he’s committing to follow in his dad’s footsteps and play baseball for Mercer University. Cole had a stellar 1.46 ERA as a junior, going 7-2  for the Eagles. Cole is the son of Jim and Gaylyn Cole of For…

Phil Walker of Forsyth was inducted into the Forsyth-Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday not only for being co-captain of the 1963 Mary Persons football team but also for going on to be an instrumental leader in the development of a youth recreation program in the county. Walker be…

As the 2021 season begins the Mary Persons cheerleaders are excited not only to defend its first competition cheer state title, but also to enjoy football games without COVID restrictions like last year.

Mary Persons thumped McDonough 29-6 last year, but coach Brian Nelson said this War Hawk team under new coach Ronnie Cofield will be a bigger challenge than last year.

The Mary Persons cross country team competed Saturday at the Warhawk Invitational hosted by Veterans High School. With the Girls placing first and the Boys finishing in fourth, the Bulldogs’ season is off to a great start. The Girls currently remain undefeated. 

It may not have been the toughest test for Mary Persons on Friday night but the 42-0 blowout did nothing to dampen enthusiasm about the 2021 campaign for Bulldog fans.

Jacob Moore of Forsyth, a senior offensive lineman at Covenant Academy, helped lead the Rams to a 56-8 win over Crisp Academy on Friday. The Rams will host Covington at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Moore is the son of Rev. Brian and Amisha Moore.

Not too long ago I wrote about the tegu lizard’s efforts to establish a beachhead in the Peach State. Now according to biologists at the University of Georgia’s Museum of Natural History the joro spider is the newest addition to the long list of exotic animal species that have established th…

Friday night. Boiled peanuts. Home field advantage. The Mary Persons Student section representing what we consider the best high school football program in the State of Georgia. The big lights. The Dancers. The Cheerleaders throwing gold footballs in the stands. The Mary Persons Bulldog Brig…

New Providence Baptist Church congratulated the Rev. Phillip Johnson on 10 years as its missions pastor last month. The church gave Johnson a love offering and a trip for his family to the Great Wolf Lodge and Indoor Water Park in LaGrange. Shown are church pastor Rev. Brian Moore, Johnson, …

This year three firearms deer hunts will take place on the Rum Creek Wildlife Management Area. However, due to the relatively small size of the wildlife management area (5,884 acres) these hunts are limited to a small number of people.

Mary Persons’ 2020 season was unlike any before it due to COVID. For much of the summer of 2020 many wondered if they would even be able to compete. But the  GHSA stuck to its guns and the season happened with crowd restrictions and contact tracing and quaranting, even of healthy players. Ne…

Former Mary Persons player and coach Rodney Walker of Forsyth called it the “trip of a lifetime” after returning from Canton, Ohio on Monday where he saw his former player Calvin Johnson inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

BARNESVILLE – The Mary Persons Lady Bulldogs softball team dropped two games on Saturday at Gordon State as they work their way into the 2021 softball season. It was a tough draw as they played two teams that made playoff runs last season in Stratford Academy and Northgate. They took a coupl…

On July 27 Johnny Ivey had a hole-in-one on the #7 hole at the Forsyth Golf Course. His score that day was also his age—83. Ivey used a five iron to cover 120 yards in one shot and sink the ball. Ivey is a member of the Forsyth Golf Club, and Course Superintendent Reese Brunson said he usual…

This past May state and federal wildlife agencies and wildlife rehabilitators in Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., and Kentucky began receiving reports from bird enthusiasts that they were finding lots of sick birds. A short time later similar victims were reported in Ohio.  All of t…

Monroe County’s own Austin Cox was named the Player of the Week by the Kansas City Royals for his feats on the mound with the Class AA Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Cox has a 3-1 record and a 3.22 ERA this year. He’s pitched 50 innings in 11 games for the Naturals. Cox played at Mercer and is…

Juliette Bait and Tackle has named the winners of its annual Biggest Catfish Contest in the month of July. Jim Colvin took the first place prize with this 64-pound cat he caught in the Ocmulgee River. His great nephew Blake Colvin took second place with a 15.4 pound catfish. And Rick Queen t…

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