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The Home Journal’s
High school cross country
■ Perry at Northeast - Team results
boys: Perry 30, Westside 90, Mary
Persons 95, Baldwin 98, Upson-
Lee 113, Central 119. Team results
girls: Westside 48, Mary Persons 53,
Northeast 80, Upson-Lee 89, Central
104, Perry 116.
High school volleyball
■ Houston County, Warner Robins,
Stephenson and Lithonia at Redan,
High school cross country
■ Warner Robins at Valdosta Invite,
High school football
■ Warner Robins versus Camden
County at the Georgia Dome, 5:30
WR Rec to host NFL
Punt, Pass and Kick
The Warner Robins Recreation
Department will be sponsoring the
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competi
tion Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. (check in at
8:30 a.m.) on Perkins Field.
The competition is free and it is
for boys and girls ages 8-15. The
age control date is Dec. 31. A birth
certificate is required. Tennis shoes
are required to be worn for the
competition. Each child will punt,
pass and kick the football. The
child that comes in first place in
each age group will move on to the
Applications can be picked up
at the Warner Robins Recreation
Department located on Watson
Blvd., and must be turned back in
to their office by Sept. 12 at 5 p.m.
Perry cheer squad to
hold one-day clinic
Perry High School's cheerlead
ers will host a one-day cheer clinic
Sept. 15 in the school’s multipur
pose gym. It is open to children
from 4 years old to sixth grade.
The cost is $35 which includes
an event T-shirt, drinks and
a snack. A $5 discount will be
given for additional family mem
bers. Participants, according to a
release, will learn a number of
cheerleading skills. They will pres
ent those at a parent performance
before the football game Sept. 28.
For more information, e-mail
Perry JL undergoing
Fall Ball registration
Perry Junior League Fail Ball
registration has begun and will con
tinue until Oct. 5. You can register
on line at www.perryjuniorleaue.
com or at the park under the pavil
ion on these dates: Sept. 22 and
Sept. 29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fall ball fees are $45 and the
organization is offering a special for
Fall/Spring Combo for $125.
For more information, Kelly
Tucker at pjlpresident@windstream.
net or via phone at 988-2618.
Douglas to host
The PRO-DAY “South Georgia”
High School Baseball Showcase
will take place Sept. 2 at South
Georgia College in Douglas from
noon-6 p.m., announced Jeff Gross,
director of PRO-DAY Baseball. The
Showcase, according to a release,
is an opportunity for high school
players (ninth-12th grade) to show
their talents in front of professional
scouts and collegiate coaches.
The players will be evaluated in
all areas. These evaluation cards
will be kept on file to monitor a play
er's progress throughout their high
school career. PRO-DAY will also
send these evaluations to three col
leges of the players choice.
Participants may register online
at: www.prodaybaseball.com or you
may print out an application from the
website and send check or money
order to: PRO-DAY Baseball, P.O.
Box 333, Orange Beach, AL 36561.
For additional information, call: 251-
HoCo booster club to
The Houston County High
School football booster club will
be hosting a reception for former
athletic director/head coach Doug
Johnson at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at
the school's cafeteria.
This is a drop-in reception
and the public, especially former
Houston County High players, are
invited to attend.
Local golfers awarded scholarships
Special to the Journal
According to a release, 63 golf
course employees or their depen
dents and 16 future superinten
dents were recently awarded col
lege scholarships for the 2007-2008
school year from the Georgia State
Golf Foundation, the charitable
affiliate of the Georgia State Golf
Among those on the list of new
Yates Scholars were Madison
Lady Bears power past Lee County
County 25, Lee
25, Lady Trojans
County 25, Lee
By MATTHEW BROWN
Journal Sports Writer
Using some inspiration
from the previous night’s
trip to Mercer University,
Houston County High’s vol
leyball squad topped Lee
County High 3-0 in a best
of-5 non-area match held in
the Bear Den Thursday.
' Coach Tony Jones said
afterwards that the team,
which had got the 2007 sea
son off to a fast start, hit a
bump while playing at the
North Cobb High School
tournament last Saturday.
He said the Bears lost all
four matches in the Atlanta
area while playing some of
the top 10 ranked teams in
Not only did Jones imple
ment some new offensive
plays in the days following
the North Cobb trip, but
he also carried the players
to Mercer on Wednesday to
watch the home team take
on the University of Georgia.
The Bears took part in a
summer camp at Georgia
in Athens, and he said it
was an uplifting experience
for them to see their camp
instructors again and get a
look at the level this pro
gram wants to achieve.
“This was a good match
to work on those things,”
said Jones about getting the
win against Lee to rise the
season overall record to 8-6.
“I’m real proud of our girls.
Rain washes away Lady Eagles’ chance at rout
Journal Sports Editor
debate as to who worked the
hardest: the Northside Lady
Eagles softball team or its
coaches - along with a few
The second spent the bet
ter part of 45 minutes get
ting the field back in shape
following a brief, but heavy,
rainstorm. The majority
of that centered around ...
well, center field, where a
small pond had developed.
The staff for their part used
the smooth side of rakes to
push it out the back of the
fence where the student
volunteers scooped it up in
buckets and sloshed it as
far away as they could. In
between there were plenty
of bags of speedy-dry put
down and so forth.
Now, the Lady Eagles.
How hard did they work
in a game that eventually
ended - more rain - with
them up 13-1 while hosting
Westside Thursday? Thirteen
runs might make it sound
like: Pretty hard, and in
See RAIN, page 9B
Holland, who is entering her first
year at Macon State College and is
employed at Landings Golf Club,
Shaquita Pack, who is entering her
first year at Oberlin College and
whose mother is employed at The
Landings Club and Jacob Gore, who
is entering his first year at Abraham
Baldwin Agricultural College and
employed at International City Golf
The recipients were honored at
a luncheon June 8 at the Cherokee
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Houston County’s Devon Preston sets the ball for a slam during the Lady Bears’ home match against Lee County
"This was a good match to work on
those things. I'm real proud of our girls.
I can't say enough about our passing. We
missed the mark a lot (at North Cobb),
but it was a strength."
- Houston County head volleyball coach Tony Jones
I can’t say enough about our
passing. We missed the mark
a lot (at North Cobb), but it
was a strength.”
Houston County cruised
through all three games, giv
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Northside second baseman Hollie Langston struggles to get a handle on the ball
while covering first in the Lady Eagles' game against Westside at home Thursday.
Town & Country Club in Atlanta.
The GSGF, according to the release,
has supported hundreds of scholars
and has surpassed the $1 million
mark in cumulative financial assis
tance to these deserving students.
The Yates Scholarship Program,
which provides college funds to
GSGA member club employees and
their dependents, granted more than
$109,000 to 24 new scholars and 39
renewing scholars for the 2007-2008
school year. The scholarships are
ing up only a total of 30
points to Lee County.
After winning the first
game 25-10, Devon Preston
began a long string of ser
vice aces to get the second
game off to a 5-1 start. Lee
pulled two within two points,
but with winners from Leah
Justin and Preston, plus a
kill over the middle from
Adrienne Pate, the Bears
charged to a 16-5 lead.
With the margin down to
seven, Catherine Goodman
scored three times. She hit
one ball just inside the back
line and another just inside
the right sideline. She would
then score the ending point
off the Lee front line to give
the Bears a 25-12 win.
Houston ran off the first
eight points of the third
awarded annually based on academ
ic achievement, financial need, work
experience at a GSGA member club
and character. They are renewable
for up to a student’s fourth year of
college upon demonstration of con
tinued academic achievement. Now
in its 20th year, the Yates program
has supported more than 200 schol
ars with some $890,000 in grants.
The program is named for Charles,
Dan and Danny Yates of Atlanta,
See GOLFERS, page iB
game with Preston hitting
four unreturnable serves.
Goodman also served an ace
to go with a kill, and Justin
added two more kills.
The Bear bench got into
the action with Megan
Owens delighting her team
mates with a scoring hit and
Alicia Hess serving an ace.
Adrienne Pate also hit an
ace late as the match ended
with a 25-8 score.
For Jones, the match
served as a bit of a high
school reunion. He said
he learned that the
See POWER, page yB
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From staff reports
squad traveled to Coffee
County and returned with a
split. The Lady Eagles first
lost 2-1 to the host - losing
the first game 26-24, win
ning the second 25-16 but
falling in the third 27-25.
“We had the lead numer
ous times in all three sets,”
said Northside head coach
Jessica White. “We just could
not find a way to finish.”
Following that, the Lady
Eagles beat Toombs 2-
0 - winning 25-14 in the
first game and 27-25 in the
See BEA TS, page 9B
- Coffee 26,
25, Coffee 16;
Lady Trojans 27,
- Northside 25,
Lady Eagles 25,