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Houston daily journal. (Perry, GA) 2006-current, September 01, 2007, Page 1B, Image 9

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IStrustatt ißatitj djmtntal SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1,2007 The Home Journal’s SANDLOT SCOREBOARD High school cross country Thursday ■ 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. CALENDAR High school volleyball Today ■ Houston County, Warner Robins, Stephenson and Lithonia at Redan, 11 a.m. High school cross country Today ■ Warner Robins at Valdosta Invite, 10 a.m. High school football Today ■ Warner Robins versus Camden County at the Georgia Dome, 5:30 p.m. IN BRIEF 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 sectionals. 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 baseball showcase 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: 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- 980-2300. HoCo booster club to recognize Johnson 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 Association. Among those on the list of new Yates Scholars were Madison Lady Bears power past Lee County *1 Match 1 - Houston County 25, Lee County 10; Houston County 25, Lady Trojans 12; Houston County 25, Lee County 8 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 the state. 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 By DONMONCRIEF Journal Sports Editor There’s considerable debate as to who worked the hardest: the Northside Lady Eagles softball team or its coaches - along with a few volunteer students. 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 Sports 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 Club. The recipients were honored at a luncheon June 8 at the Cherokee jg| i i mm a 1 jSL *sß » jjiji' iilt'<pijP mmKm * BBL n WT m sbhhbbi J: -. ■ Y : ' ■HHIi w ■ ' j ENI/Gary Harmon Houston County’s Devon Preston sets the ball for a slam during the Lady Bears’ home match against Lee County Thursday. "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 agafcffj "’ ji r ’ '** iMamaßaMßmaKwQsllM'timiii afc '■ *•■-. S.-.-- v,:-. v ~ ,<*,.■• ?w v * jmgKSE| v ' ' v * nnusw.i m i liilii 1 Journal/Don Moncrl«f 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 1B 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 NS beats Toombs; tails 2-1 to Coffee T E f A 1 r DY L< From staff reports Northside’s volleyball 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 Match 1 - Coffee 26, Northside 24; Lady Eagles 25, Coffee 16; Lady Trojans 27, NS 25 Match 2 - Northside 25, Toombs 14; Lady Eagles 25, Toombs 25