VALDOSTA — The Lowndes tennis teams dominated the regular season finale matches against Brantley County Friday night in Valdosta. The Vikettes won 5-0, while the Vikings won 5-1. Both teams finished the regular season with 16-2 records and will participate in the Region 1-AAAAAA tournament Thursday at McKey Park in Valdosta. The Vikings will serve as the No. 1 seed in the tournament, with the girls acting as the No. 2 seed. The tournament begins at 9 a.m. Against Brantley County, Nos. 1 and 2 singles Taylor Vinge and Alden Minick each won 6-0, 6-0, while No. 3 singles Emily Singletary won 6-2, 6-3. No. 1 doubles Lori and Laina Taylor won 6-1, 6-1, and No. 2 doubles Haley Tubbs and Maggie Wisenbaker won 6-2, 6-1. Boys’ No. 1 singles Samuel Price won 7-6, 6-4 and No. 2 singles Ben Burkhalter won 7-5, 6-3. No. 1 doubles Dylan Farmer and Trent Parker won 6-0, 6-2. No. 2 doubles Josh Fricker and Zack Ridge won 6-1, 6-3. Region 1 tourney schedule The Region 1 tournament will be held Thursday at McKey Park. The sixth-seeded Valdosta girls will face Brunswick at 8:30 a.m. The Valdosta boys, the fifth-seed, will face fourth-seed Colquitt County at 10 a.m. The Lowndes boys, the tournament’s top seed, will face the winner of the Colquitt versus Valdosta match. The Lowndes girls, the No. 2 seed, will face either Valdosta, Brunswick or Coffee at 2:30 p.m.
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Mark Webb and Madison Swain both earned world championships at the American Taekwondo Association's Taekwondo World Championships a few weeks ago. Four other Performance Martial Arts students also competed in the event.
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More than 48,000 people gathered under the scorching sun at The Clark Sports Center for the 75th National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Sunday, including one woman who carpooled to the event with more than 40 other people.
Braves trio all business at inductions
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Managers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa also remained calm and collected throughout their addresses.
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