Area Sports

Cairo teams have busy Christmas break on the court

The Cairo Syrupmaids and Syrupmakers had a busy Christmas break as both teams played in holiday tournaments. The Syrupmaids placed second in the Turner County Classic in Ashburn and the Syrupmakers will compete this week in the Baker County Shootout in Newton. Last Tuesday, the teams hosted TCCHS in a nonregion game at Cairo High…

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Syrup Pitcher on the line Friday Night

It’s that time! Time for Syrupmaker football once again as the Syrupmakers (0-0) and Thomasville Bulldogs (0-1) tie up for the 71st time in a series dating all the way back to 1922. The Bulldogs snapped an 8-game losing streak to the Syrupmakers with a 21-10 win last year in Thomasville. The rivalry, one of the oldest in the…

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CHS 2013 season football tickets go on sale Monday

Football season is just around the corner! Make plans to be in the stands this season as the Syrupmakers look to defend their region 1-AAAA championship. The Cairo High School Athletic Department has announced that season football tickets will go on sale July 22 for those people who purchased season tickets in 2012 and wish…

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Littleton hired as new Bainbridge coach

Cairo High School Syrupmaker defensive coordinator Jeff Littleton has been hired as the new head football coach at Bainbridge High School. The Decatur County Board of Education announced the hiring of their new head coach on Thursday night. Littleton, the former defensive coordinator at Cairo High School also taught weightlifting and general physical education. Littleton’s…

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Syrupmakers set to face athletic Riverdale team

The Cairo Syrupmakers (7-0, 8-2) will host round one of the state AAAA playoffs this Friday night against the Riverdale Raiders (4-2, 7-3). The Raiders are the number four seeded team in region 4-AAAA. This will be the first time these two teams have ever played each other. Cairo coach Tom Fallaw summed up the Raiders in one…

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Syrupmakers face tough challenge with Westover

The Cairo Syrupmakers (2-2, 1-0) return to West Thomas Stadium this Friday night to face the Westover Patriots (2-2, 1-0). The Syrupmakers and Patriots have identical records coming into this Friday night’s region clash. Cairo defeated Crisp County Friday night 31-0, while the Patriots were 17-14 winners over Monroe last Saturday night. Westover poses a…

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TCCHS wins big

The Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets scored 29 unanswered points in the first quarter and added 10 more by the half to lead the Cairo Syrupmakers 39-0, racking up 339 yards of offense. The Syrupmakers never mounted a steady attack in the first half, turning the ball over twice, once after driving to the Jacket…

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Cairo faces Thomas Co. Central Friday

The Cairo Syrupmakers will face another nonregion rival from class 1-AAAAA as they travel to Thomasville to take on the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets in the Jackets’ Nest this Friday night.  The Syrupmakers will also be faced with the task of stopping another split veer offense, just as last week. The Yellow Jackets feature a…

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Syrupmakers travel to Bainbridge this week

The Cairo Syrupmakers (1-0) are set to face their second rival in as many weeks this Friday night as they travel to Bainbridge to face the Bainbridge Bearcats (0-1) at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Field. The Syrupmakers are coming off a 21-0 shutout win over the Thomasville Bulldogs last week and the Bearcats are fresh off…

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