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The Madison County basketball teams swept the Region 8-AAAA Player of the Year awards. Adam Metts won the award on the boys side and Kayla McPherson won the award on the girls side.

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WATKINSVILLE – The Madison County's girls' basketball team didn't get going in the region tournament until the second quarter of the consolation game Friday night. 

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DANIELSVILLE – Not even the mighty St. Pius X Golden Lions could withstand the overwhelming force of the Madison County Red Raiders at home.

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ATLANTA – The Madison County girls’ basketball team likes to play fast. It presses, sprints down court, drives the lane and crashes the boards. St. Pius doesn’t like to play fast, and it showed in their meeting Tuesday night.

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All the pressure was on the Madison County wrestling team Saturday evening. The Red Raiders lost decisively to North Oconee in the Region 8-AAAA Championship dual and had to immediately wrestle Stephens County for second place and a spot in the AAAA State Duals.

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A softball tournament to raise funds for former Madison County baseball player Joe Lukas and his family is being held Saturday, January 25th at Lamar Murphy Park in Jefferson. Lukas was involved in a vehicle accident in December.

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After leading for the bulk of its game Friday night against Oconee County, Madison County found itself trailing by nine points early in the fourth quarter. That’s when the Red Raiders hit their stride and came back to defeat the Warriors for their first region win of the season.

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The first two months weren’t kind to the Madison County girls’ basketball team, but recent victories have the Red Raiders poised to make another run at the Region 8-AAAA Championship.

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Jaxon Hoetzel led Madison County’s efforts at Lambert this past weekend. His first-place finish in the 182-lb. weight class helped the Red Raiders secure a ninth place finish out of 29 teams at the Hook Em’ Holiday Clash tournament.

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Madison County hosted Hampton High School Saturday afternoon for the final home dual of the 2019-20 season, and the final home meet for a group of five seniors with successful records.

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BROOKWOOD – Madison County head coach Dan Lampe admitted his team entered the Deep South Classic tournament just hoping to steal one victory. The Red Raiders exceeded Lampe’s expectations by winning two games and playing in the championship game.

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Both Madison County basketball teams struggled in their region openers at Stephens County two weeks ago. But since then, the boys' and girls' teams have bounced back and are playing well entering a break for Christmas.

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Madison County High School’s Region 8-AAAA champion softball team made another trip to Columbus this year, winning its first game in the Class eight-team AAAA state tournament and finishing the year 23-12. The coaches and players were recognized Dec. 10 by the county school board.

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The Red Raider varsity football team capped off its historic season with a trip to the Class AAAA state quarterfinals, defeating Ridgeland and Mary Persons in rounds one and two of the playoffs. The players and coaches were recognized by the Madison County Board of Education Dec. 10.

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The Cowboys & Angels, Madison County 4-H Equestrian Drill Team, competed in the Southeast Mounted Drill Team Association’s (SEMDTA) second competition of the year at Rabun Arena in Tiger Nov. 15-17. The two-time national champions took with them 10 new members of a newly created “Green t…

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The Madison County boys’ basketball team had a knack for playing close games with more athletic teams. But Apalachee had more advantages than just athleticism.

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The Madison County girls basketball team will retire the number 33 for Courtney Freeman this Friday night. She played in the post for Madison County from 2005-to-2009. Freeman continued her basketball career at Appalachian State where she started 78 games in three seasons. She scored 1,022 p…

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WINDER – Tuesday’s road trip to Winder-Barrow marked the debut of several new additions to the Madison County boys’ basketball team from the football squad.

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Madison County High School senior Emma Walsh (front, center) has signed a volleyball scholarship with Belmont Abbey College. She is pictured at a signing ceremony Nov. 20 in the high school media center. Pictured with Walsh (L-R) are Charlie Young, Judy Young, Jenny Walsh, Geoff Walsh, Owen …

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Photos from Madison County's 38-14 win over Mary Persons in the second round of the Class AAAA state playoffs. The Red Raiders travel to Sandy Creek for the quarterfinals next Friday night.