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Sportsmic All-County Softball Team announced

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Sportsmic is proud to present the All-County team for the 2015 Softball season.  These young ladies have exhibited great skill on the diamond for their respective schools this year.  As always, selection is a tough process because we have so many great players  in Houston County.  Congratulations to all the girls for a great season!  Outfielders: GRACE HARDEE                Houston …


Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Rebekah White

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Cheerleading, Featured, Houston County HS

Our Athlete of the Week for Thanksgiving is senior cheerleader, Rebekah White. The daughter of Eddie and Shea White, Rebekah attends Houston County High School and has been on the varsity football and competition cheer squads all four years of her high school career. She is a member of Partners Club and FCA at school and attends Southside Baptist Church. …


Houston County Bears outlast Mays; advance to elite eight

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Photo: Gary Harmon An air of quiet confidence  surrounded the Houston County football team as they took the field Friday to face Mays High School in round two of the GHSA playoffs.   The Raiders took a 12 – 0 lead but the Bears never waivered,  showing the maturity of a seasoned heavyweight, emotionally weathering every punch and eventually winning the contest 42-40.  The win …


Softball phenom Avery Lamb signs with VSU Blazers

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Avery Lamb of Veterans High School signed with Valdosta State for a softball scholarship to play for the Blazers. The signing took place in front of family, friends, coaches and teammates in the VHS cafeteria today. Lamb was one of the top pitchers in the state this year and one of the best in the Warhawks’ history. According to Coach …


Warhawks cross country star Michael Rowlands signs with Mercer

Caleb Glenn Cross Country, Featured, Signees, Veterans HS

Michael Rowlands of the Veterans Warhawks cross country team signed with the Mercer Bears today in the VHS Cafeteria. His family, friends, teammates and coaches gathered together to watch the senior sign to extend his running career and take it to the next level. Rowlands is a top runner in the state, finishing in second place in the Region 2AAAA …


Mays vs. Houston (Live Game Call)

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Photo: Ronnie Babbitt Sportsmic’s coverage of the the Mays Vs. Houston County game begins at 6 p.m. with The Coach’s Corner.   Todd Bailey will bring you updates and conversations with Bear coaches prior to the contest. Todd will also catch you up on the weekend ahead in sports. Immediately following the The Coach’s Corner  join Sportsmic’s Greg Elrod and …


Coy signs with Georgia College and State University

Lindsey Watts Featured, Houston County HS, Signees, Softball

  Today, Amber Coy, a senior from Houston County High School, signed a scholarship to play softball for Georgia College and State University. The event was attended by Amber’s parents, coaches, teammates, and fellow classmates. The Houston third baseman batted .389 in the 2015 season, producing 42 RBI’s. In 126 at bats in the season Coy stuck out only three …


Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Logan Byrd

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Featured, Veterans HS

Our Athlete of the Week this week is Senior quarterback Logan Byrd. The son of Mike and Shannon Byrd, Logan attends Veterans High School and plans to graduate a semester early, in December 2015. His plan is to get acclimated into the football program for the spring camp in January of 2016 at UNC in Chapel Hill, where he has …


Gators Ware down Eagles

Greg Elrod Featured, Game of the Week, Northside HS, Players, Scores

Ware County defeated Northside tonight at McConnell-Talbert Stadium by a final score of 16-7.  The loss knocks the Eagles from the GHSA playoffs and ends their season with a 9-2 record.   Northside started fast, then sputtered and stalled through  the remainder of the contest, unable to finish drives  because of the stingy Gator defense paired with  critical turnovers, penalties, and  what some would call questionable officiating. …


Ware Co. Vs. Northside (Live game call)

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Join Sportsmic’s Mike Davis and Dennis Clark for the play by play call of  Ware County @ Northside today starting with the SunMark Bank pregame show at 5:30 p.m., followed by the kick off at 6 p.m.   Click the the link below to listen to the game on your smartphone, laptop, or home computer. The Eagles are 1-2 against Ware …


Veterans battles hard; falls to Thomson

Greg Elrod Game of the Week, Scores, Veterans HS

The Veterans Warhawks found themselves down early in the contest against the number one seeded Thomson Bulldogs last night at the brickyard but David Bruce’s squad roared back with two touchdowns, one from Desjuan Harris and the other from Logan Byrd, to take a 21-20 halftime lead. In the second half, Thomson’s Billy Mance scored on an 87 yard run to give …


Coffee defeats Warner Robins

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Photo: Brian Russ, The Warner Robins Demons were defeated last night by the Coffee County Trojans in Douglas. The final score was 37-10.  The loss ends the season for the Demons, leaving them with a final season record of 7-4.  Coach Way and his team entered post season play as the number four seed in the very competitive Region 2-AAAAA (West).  …


Bears trample Mustangs in GHSA round one

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS

Photo: John Daniel Houston County put a whooping on South Effingham in the first round of the GHSA state playoffs at “The MAC” tonight. Jake Fromm led the high powered offense to a dominate performance and the Bears’ defense swarmed to every tackle. After a couple of early miscues, the Bears righted themselves, scored, and never looked back. With ten …


Will reclass bring dreaded change?

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It’s only happened once before – in the modern era at least: Northside and Warner Robins in two different classifications. That was in 2006-2007. The Eagles were in Class AAAA. The Demons in AAAAA. The first went on to win their first two state championships. The second went 9-5 the first year – fell to Peachtree Ridge in the semifinals …


Bears: Writing’s on the wall

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Listen live to the game on starting at 7:00 by clicking here or choosing listen now, then the Houston County Channel.  The game is also on Fox Sports 1670, an I heart station. “Very superstitious, writing’s on the wall.”  If that is the case, as the song suggests, tonight it reads, “the team that executes best will win.” Welcome …


Perry’s Gentry signs with Georgia College

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Cal Gentry of the Perry Panthers signed with the Georgia College Bobcats today in the Perry High School Media Center. Cal’s family, including his grandparents and siblings, gathered with his fellow teammates and coaches to see the Senior sign his letter of intent. Cal plays primarily at short stop for the Panthers, but occasionally, he will assume the role as …


Perry’s Clerkley signs with Georgia State

Greg Elrod Featured, Perry HS, Signees

Perry Panther Chris Clerkley signed a scholarship today to play basketball at Georgia State University in Atlanta.  The signing was held in the media center of Perry High School with Chris’ family, coaches, friends, and teammates in attendance. “I guess you could say my dream is starting to come true now; all the hard work is finally paying off and …

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HoCo competition cheer wins region

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The sounds of cowbells, blasts of vuvuzela, and screams of joyous fans were still ringing in the ears of the Bear cheer squad as they traveled to Dublin for region competition on Saturday. The energy of the football team’s first region title would help carry the Bears varsity competition cheer squad to their fourth consecutive region championship, scoring 295 of …

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Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Jake Fromm

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Featured, Houston County HS

Our athlete of the week is Jake Fromm, a junior from Houston County. The son of Lee and Emerson Fromm, Jake is the starting quarterback for the Houston County Bears football team. He has played baseball for the Bears for two years on varsity and three years on the varsity football squad. Fromm has won many awards during his time …


Houston County defeats Northside; claims region crown

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Northside HS, Scores

Photo: Gary Harmon Houston County defeated Northside last night at McConnell-Talbert Stadium by a final score of 34-13.  The win is the  first in the 18 year history of the series and earns the Bears a city championship, region 2-AAAAA championship, and number one seed entering the GHSA playoffs. The loss snaps a 20 game win streak for the defending …


Houston County Vs. Northside (Live Game Call)

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Tonight’s ballgame between Houston County and Northside will be available from both the Northside (Home) call and the Houston County (Visitors) call.  Click a link below for your preference. Houston County Bears vs Northside Eagles  We hope you enjoy the game! We appreciate all the great support from the fans over the 2015 regular season!


Untying the tie just became simpler … I think?

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For the home feed tonight go to, Northside Channel For the away feed tonight go to, Houston Co. Channel Untying the tie, just became simpler … I think Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong … As the clock struck midnight last night, the Warner Robins Demons (6-3, 7-3) found themselves seeded fourth in the 2-AAAAA State playoffs, starting next week, after suffering …


Greyhounds outpace Demons

Greg Elrod Scores, Warner Robins HS

Photo: Bruce Avery The Jones County Greyhounds defeated the Warner Robins Demons tonight at McConnell-Talbert Stadium by a final score of 34-10.  The Demons had opportunities early including a early turnover by Jones on their first possession of the game and a long kickoff return to start the game by Marquez Callaway.  The Game was tight until the 4th quarter …

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Hounds in search of first McConnell-Talbert win

Greg Elrod Featured, Game of the Week, Preview, Warner Robins HS

Tonight  Jones County  will travel to McConnell-Talbert stadium to face the Warner Robins Demons in a key Region 2-AAAAA matchup.  The contest represents the first of two big weekend games which will determine the seeding for the four teams of the west sub-region as they enter the playoffs. A review of the the Greyhounds’ road record at McConnell-Talbert has to …


How to untie a tie

Sportsmic Staff Blog, Featured, Houston County HS, Northside HS, Warner Robins HS

Region winner and seeding may require skilled mathematics … Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick tock … Those are the sounds that linger as I prepare, in a quiet area, to figure out the high school playoff picture with one weekend of exciting football to go. It reminds me of a time when I would do my homework as a boy, and I …


HoCo looks to dethrone Northside

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It’s good to be King. We’ve all heard this phrase and many of us have used it referring to times when we were, or appeared to be in control.  While being King has its glamour, it also has strenuous job requirements.  Not the least of which is defending the kingdom.  It is difficult to argue that Northside is not King …


Academy Sports+Outdoors Horizon Athlete of the Month: Blake Ethridge

Caleb Glenn Horizon Athlete of the Month, Warner Robins HS

Our Academy Sports+Outdoors Horizon Athlete for November is 7th grader, Blake Ethridge. Blake is the son of Scot and Allison Ethridge and attends Huntington Middle School. He has played football for eight years and baseball for nine years. Blake is a member at Southside Baptist Church and in 2014 made the Honor Roll at school. In the sports world, Blake …


Northside roasts Razorbacks

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Photo: Ronnie Babbitt Photography Northside scored early and often taking care of Cross Creek in short order today at McConnell-Talbert Stadium in Warner Robins.  The scoring started in the first quarter as Desean Dinkins, with 6:56 remaining in the 1st,  ran it in from 17 yards out.  Marcus Jolly returned a punt for a 52 yard Touchdown. Alonso added his …


Perry drops season finale

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The Perry Panthers fell to West Laurens in the final game of the season for Coach Carl Dixon’s squad.  Perry honored their seniors at the game which was held at the Panther Pit in Perry.  The game was close at half with West Laurens lead only 14-0.  The second half belonged to the Blue Raiders as they went on a …


Demons spank Warriors

Caleb Glenn Featured, Warner Robins HS

Photo:  Bruce Avery The Warner Robins Demons played the Grovetown Warriors on Friday night and beat them handily by a score of 45-6. The Demons now have a guaranteed spot in the playoffs and compete for seeding next Thursday against Jones County. The most impressing aspect besides the score of this ballgame, was that the Demons were without their allstar …


Houston slays Knights 42-15

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Players

Houston County scored on their first two drives of the night slicing through the Evans knights picking up a key region win by the final of 42-15 tonight in Augusta.  Javon West got the scoring started for the Bears with a 21 yard blast at the 11:11 mark in the first quarter.  Strevig’s kick was good and the bears led …


Warhawks narrowly escape North Oconee; Fall to Buford and Walnut Grove

Caleb Glenn Featured, Softball, Veterans HS

In a pitcher’s dual in the Elite Eight in Columbus, the Veterans Warhawks, led by Coach David Coffey, routed North Oconee to advance to the winner’s bracket late Thursday afternoon. Avery Lamb pitched a 7-inning shutout and fought off a tough North Oconee squad to strike out five. Both offenses struggled, trying to find something to hit, to put in …


Be angry, not mad

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Is being angry ever a good thing?  I worked for a very successful businessman who mentored me and he would always say “Greg, when you get mad, you lose.  Right then, the game is over, you have lost.”  In this particular case we were discussing dealing with the customers who were less than satisfied with their contractual position.  In other …

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Lady Bear bats batter Bucs

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Scores, Softball

The Houston County Lady Bears scored in four of the first five innings, building a lead that they would not relinquish as they defeated Allatoona by a final score of 6-1.  The win, the second of the day for the Lady Bears,  moves the team one step closer to their state championship goal.  Houston’s bats racked up twelve hits and …


Lady Bears ease past Northside-Columbus

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Scores, Softball

Houston County used a clutch hit by Emily Simmons in the 6th inning to take the lead and hold off Northside-Columbus for a 3-2 win.   The win propels the Lady Bears into the winner’s bracket of the Elite 8 contest where they will see action tonight against against Alatoona at 7:45 p.m. Alatoona defeated Houston’s region 2 rival Jones …


Conversations: Friends of Coach Chip Malone

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The late Coach Chip Malone was a former Head Coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball team at Warner Robins High School from 1991 to 2009 – the last his year of retirement. He led teams to three Region Championships, one Sweet 16, one Elite 8, one State Final (runner up), and holds an unsurpassed record of six consecutive Bear Brawl Christmas Basketball …


Experience meets emotion in Columbus GHSA tourney

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Preview, Softball, Veterans HS

This is not just another softball tournament. Most of the participants in the GHSA softball tournament in Columbus have gained valuable experience and exposure playing on the travel ball circuit. Competing against the best players from across the state with teams of All Star players from towns all over Georgia. This type of play has helped mold many of the …


Academy Sports + Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Stefan Hill

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Featured, Houston County HS

Stefan Hill is a senior at Houston County High School and is this week’s Athlete of the Week. The son of Nikima Smothers and Troy Stephens, Stefan has played football at Houston County for three years, one year JV and two years on the varsity squad. He has started in the defensive backfield the two years he has been on varsity …


Eagles survive trip to Grovetown land

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Photo Credit: Chad Walters What do Dallas Cowboy helmets, Baltimore (Indianapolis) Colt Jerseys, an eagle mascot, Georgia Tech emblem T-shirts, a train whistle, fans dressed like cowboys, Ole Miss Uniforms, and the nickname Warriors have in common?  Nothing, that’s my point.  This hodgepodge of themes can mean only one thing, you’ve landed in Grovetown land. It’s a little different there. …


Houston County jumps Greenbrier

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Photo Credit: John Daniel It was clear that Houston County intended to make a statement while hosting their last ever regular season home game at McConnell-Talbert Stadium.   Houston County High School honored seniors  from the football team,  band, cheer squad and support staff prior to the kickoff last night.  This year, the 25th anniversary of HOCO football, will be …

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Mary Persons runs past Veterans

Don Moncrief Featured, Veterans HS

The Warhawk was fast. The Warhawk was elusive. He darted in. He zipped out. He dove from above. He climbed like a jet. Unfortunately, that was the “real” Warhawk – real “hawk” rather – let loose from the top of the pressbox to entertain the fans prior to the kickoff between Veterans and Mary Persons. The real “Warhawk(s)” were not …


Lady Warhawks: Room to Soar

Greg Elrod Featured, Softball, Veterans HS

If Veterans’ softball is in need of inspiration they just look up. When high winds took the top completely off of their home dugout on Oct. 2 it created a rally point and, well, a different perspective for the high-flying Lady Warhawks. The destruction happened just prior to the team claiming the Region 2-AAAA tourney championship at Southern Pines Softball …


Lady Bears to face River Ridge Lady Knights

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The River Ridge Lady Knights will travel to Houston County to face the Lady Bears in round two of the GHSA AAAAA Softball Tournament which resumes play on Wednesday.  River Ridge, representing  Region 7-AAAAA, began tournament play with a sweep of #1 seed Dunwoody.  The Lady Knights are 22-11 overall and 12-1 in Region play. A record that was good enough …


Legends Interview: James Brooks

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Few names in Warner Robins sports history are more closely associated with on the field  success than James Brooks,  for good reason.  Brooks played for Warner Robins High School where he led the Demons to the 1976 State Title and National Championship.   He went on the play for Auburn University from 1977 to 1980 where he earned All-American honors, setting …


Hounds Edge Houston County

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The Houston County Bears let one slip through their paws, literally,  Friday night in Gray.  Jones County used a tenacious attack from an undersized defensive line to harass Bears’ QB Jake Fromm just enough to provide the edge needed to get the  24-17 win.   In the loss, Fromm passed for almost 400 yards (2TDs, 2-Int’s) with several critical passes …


Perry, Veterans prepare for ‘turf war’

Don Moncrief Perry HS, Veterans HS

7-7 after three (versus Houston County). 7-7 at the half (Mary Persons). 7-6 at the half (Howard). 7-6 at the half (Peach County), 4-0 at the half (Monroe) … What does the fox say? “We’ve been competitive. Very competitive. We’ve just got to take it to four quarters.” So said Perry football Head Coach Carl Dixon, who didn’t call himself …


Legends Interview: Peach County’s Jacquez Green

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Jacquez Green is a native of Fort Valley, Georgia. Growing up he was a star athlete at Peach County High School where he excelled in football, basketball and track and field. Earning all-state honors in both basketball and football as a senior, Green was also a member of the Trojans’ state championship 4×100-meter relay team as a junior. He would …


UPDATE: Perry falls in Game 3

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UPDATE: The good news for Perry Thursday was that it was able to score early. The bad news: It was unable to score late. Wayne County had a similar problem. Unfortunately for the Perry faithful, it was able to push across a couple of runs for a 5-4 win. That gave the Lady Jackets the series-clincher in the two teams’ Class …

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Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Amber Garrett

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Featured, Perry HS, Softball

This week’s outstanding Athlete of the Week is senior, Amber Garrett. The daughter of Todd and Allison Garrett, Amber plays catcher for the Perry Lady Panthers. She is a four-year varsity letterman and was named to the first team All-Region 2AAAA Team her Sophomore and Junior years. Amber is a four year honor roll student and is involved in FCA, …


Annual Rilvary Games Highlight Big Football Week

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Northside HS, Perry HS, Veterans HS, Warner Robins HS

If you are a high school football fan this is your kind of week. Two key football rivalry games will happen here in Houston County, both with huge region implications. Also, scheduled for the same time as the rivalry games, Houston County faces Jones County in Gray, Georgia, in another key region matchup. There is plenty of gridiron action to …

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Veterans Defeats Perry for Area Championship

Greg Elrod Featured, Scores, Veterans HS, Volleyball

Veterans and Perry faced off  today in the final match of the Area Championship Volleyball Tournament held at Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Georgia with Veterans  coming out on top in three games, (25-12),(25-13), (25-14). The  Panthers and  Warhawks followed  different routes into the final game of the seven team tournament.  Veterans, with the advantage of a first round …


Veterans trying for fourth straight; HoCo falls

Greg Elrod Featured, Veterans HS, Volleyball

The Lady Warhawks (34-7) of Veterans High School will be traveling to Mary Persons Saturday seeking to win a fourth consecutive Area Volleyball Tournament championship. As the number one seed, Veterans will have a bye in the first round of the tournament which begins  at 9 a.m. at the Mary Person’s High School gym in Forsyth. At 11 a.m. Veterans …


Lady Warhawks Win Yet Another Region Title

Caleb Glenn Featured, Scores, Softball, Veterans HS

The Veterans Warhawks played West Laurens Thursday night at Southern Pines in Dublin for the 2AAAA Region Championship. West Laurens had to defeat the Lady Warhawks twice to clinch the title, but Veterans got the job done in the 1st game in another nail-biter. On the mound for the Warhawks was Senior pitcher, Avery Lamb. She pitched a complete game …


Butler, Wolfpack Fend Off Lady Bears For Region Title

Caleb Glenn Featured, Houston County HS, Scores, Softball

The Greenbrier Wolfpack came to Warner Robins Thursday night to play in the Region 2AAAAA Championship against the Bears of Houston County. In order to win, Greenbrier had to defeat HOCO twice to be crowned champions of the region. The Lady Bears, though, had other plans, fighting as hard as they could. Greenbrier took the first game in what started …

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Lady Bears Edge Greenbrier

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS, Softball

Houston County used great defense and a super pitching performance to win a tight, hard fought 1 – 0 contest over Greenbrier in the region tournament today at Houston County High School.  The win puts the Lady Bears in great shape in the tournament.  As the only undefeated team remaining in region 2AAAAA tourney,  Jones County or Greenbrier will have …

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Jones Co. Knocks Northside from Tourney

Sportsmic Staff Latest News, Northside HS, Scores, Softball

Working from the loser bracket of the region 2-AAAAA softball tournament, the Jones County Greyhounds defeated the Lady Eagles today by a final score of 7-0. The win sends Jones into tomorrow’s tournament action against the two remaining teams Greenbrier and Houston County, who play tonight. Jones County started fast with a lead-off single by Barnes and then followed with …

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Bill Curry Speaks To Local Rotary Club

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Bill Curry, legendary football coach and player, was in town Tuesday to speak to the Warner Robins Rotary Club. The event was held at the Wellston Center in Warner Robins. After the gathering, Mike Davis was able to sit down with Curry for a Sportsmic interview (below). Curry played college football for Bobby Dodd at Georgia Tech in the mid …


Greenbrier Ends Demonettes Season

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The Warner Robins softball team dropped two games to the Greenbrier Lady Wolfpack yesterday in region crossover action held at  Jones County High School.   Greenbrier was the number one seed from the Augusta side of region  2 AAAAA and Warner Robins was the four seed from their side of the region. If the Demonettes could have managed to win …

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Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Mya Hill

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Featured, Northside HS, Softball

Mya Hill is a junior at Northside High School. The daughter of Tony and Tammy Hill, Mya has played on the Lady Eagles’ varsity softball team for all three years of high school. She is a member of FFA and Beta club at school, and attends First Baptist Church of Warner Robins. During her time at Northside, Mya has received …

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Lady Panthers Rally, Earn Region Tourney Birth

Greg Elrod Featured, Perry HS, Softball

The Perry Lady Panthers claimed a pair of games from Upson-Lee last night on the campus of Perry High School.  The wins mean that Perry will play in the region 2 AAAA  tournament which starts on Wednesday in Dublin, Georgia  The Lady Panthers will also be a  representative  from the  region in the state GHSA playoffs later this month. Perry …


Houston County Coaching Legend Doug Johnson

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Conversations with Tom Mobley is a monthly podcast series featuring coach-to-coach conversations with some of Houston County and Middle Georgia’s winningest coaches. Each month, Coach Mobley will sit down with these local legends to discuss their career milestones, football insights, and personal inspirations. This month, Coach Mobley talks one-on-one with retired Coach Doug Johnson. Doug coached at Warner Robins High School, Northside …


Demons Survive at Evans

Caleb Glenn Featured, Scores, Warner Robins HS

The Warner Robins Demons played the Evans Knights at Evans last night in a thriller that came down to the wire. The game was sloppy in every aspect, but Warner Robins came out on top, but barely, beating the Knights 21-19. The Demons improve to 5-1 (4-1) in the region. Scoring started on a 6 minute drive by Evans in …


Howard Slips Past Perry

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Perry HS, Players, The SportsMic Team

The Howard Huskies defeated the Perry Panthers last night at Herb St. John Stadium by a final score of 19-13.  Scoring opened with a Courvoisier King to Jerin Means 58 yard pass, the PAT was good and Howard led 7-0 in the 1st Quarter.  A defensive battle ensued for most of the balance of the first half until  Khalil Alexander …


Warriors Find Trouble in Lady Bear’s Den

Greg Elrod Houston County HS, Softball

The Houston County Lady Bears took two games from the Lady Warriors yesterday in shut out fashion during the region 2 AAAAA cross over games held on the campus of Houston County High School.  The loses ended Grovetown’s season and allows the Lady Bears  to turn their attention to hosting the region tournament at home starting next week. In game …


Eagles Too Much To Handle

Caleb Glenn Featured, Northside HS, Scores

Photo Courtesy of Chad Walters   Tonight at McConnell-Talbert Stadium, the Northside Eagles easily took down the Academy of Richmond County Musketeers by a score of 33-7, improving to 6-0, (5-0) in the region. Northside started out on defense, but the first play from scrimmage the Musketeers put the ball on the turf, and Lester of the Eagles recovered. Tobias …


Bears Drown Cross Creek

Greg Elrod Featured, Houston County HS

Jake Fromm passed for five first half touchdowns and the Bears’ defense pitched a first half shut out as Houston improved to 6-0 tonight at Cross Creek High School.  The Bears scored first at the 9:21 mark in the first quarter when Fromm hit Brinson with an 11 yard pass, Strevig’s kick was good and the Bears lead 7-0.  Eli Watson …

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Lady Eagles take pair from Cross Creek

Greg Elrod Featured, Northside HS, Softball

The Northside High School Lady Eagles defeated Cross Creek in a pair of region cross over games  held at Cross Creek High School yesterday.  The wins ensure a spot for the team in the Region 2 AAAAA tournament and the GHSA class AAAAA state softball tournament.  The region tournament, which begins next week,  will be hosted by Houston County High …


Is Georgia Poised To Take Their Turn?

Greg Elrod Blog, Featured, The SportsMic Team

Many of us were taught as children that turnabout is fair play.  As the youngest of four boys I can tell you, for sure,  you have to take your turn or you won’t get a turn.  At my house making a stand always came with a price, usually physical.  After coming up short in the black out (2008) and the …

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HOCO Cheer Hosts Cheer Camp

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Earlier this month the Houston County football/competition cheerleaders hosted a camp for kids ages Pre-K through 6th grade. There were smiles all around as 115 participants showed up to spend the morning learning cheer skills such as motions, jumps, dances and stunts. The future cheerleaders then performed a routine prior to the Grovetown vs. Houston County game held September 5th …


Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Trey Ethridge

Caleb Glenn Athlete of the Week, Featured, Warner Robins HS

Photo Courtesy of: Brian Russ/ Background: Trey Ethridge, the son of Scot and Allison Ethridge, is a senior football and baseball player for the Warner Robins Demons. He played on the 9th grade and JV football teams,  and has been on the varsity squad for 3 years, lettering 2 of those years. In baseball he is a three year varsity …


Demons Sink Musketeers’ Ship

Caleb Glenn Featured, Players, Warner Robins HS

Saturday at McConnell-Talbert Stadium, the Warner Robins Demons hosted the Academy of Richmond County Musketeers and defeated them by a score of 42-0. The first half was complete domination by the Demons as they scored on all five possessions, while Richmond Academy could barely cross half-field. Scoring started with 6:38 in the first quarter, Ivan Corbin kept an 8 yard …


Eagles Soar Over Greenbrier, 44-6

Stacey Norwood Featured, Northside HS

Northside, on  the very first play of the game, earned  a safety making it 2-0, then on their second possession scored a TD on a 15-yard TD run by Marcus Jolly, making it 9-0. In the ensuing possession Desean Denkins ran in from 12 yards out, making it 16-0. An incredible 60-yard interception return by Isaiah Nelson made it 23-0. …


HoCo Bears Shut Out Lakeside-Evans

Stacey Norwood Featured, Game of the Week, Houston County HS

The Houston County Bears beat Lakeside-Evans 39-0 Friday night; the game started out with a 43-yard field goal from Jordan Strevig, at the 10:18 mark, put the home team up 3-0. Late in the 1st quarter, Chris Brinson ran in from 22 yards out; Strevig’s kick was good, making it 10-0. In the 2nd quarter at the 10:40 mark, HOCO went …


HOCO’s Nemesis: Lakeside-Evans?

Greg Elrod Featured, Game of the Week, Houston County HS

If you asked area football fans who Houston County needs to beat to have a successful regular season most would say Jones County, Northside, or Warner Robins. This is true, but when you dig deeper into the last three seasons you will find another nemesis…the Lakeside Panthers.  The series with the Lakeside-Evans Panthers has never gone in favor of the …


Houston County All Americans Named

Caleb Glenn Featured, Houston County HS, Veterans HS

Top players from competing teams received  All American honors this week, HoCo Bear Darion Anderson and Logan Byrd of Veterans High School. Both players were selected not only for their talent on the field, but also because of their leadership, character and performance in the classroom. Anderson, a University of Georgia commit,  was selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl. The …


Lady Eagles Shut Down Demonettes

Greg Elrod Featured, Northside HS, Softball, Warner Robins HS

The Northside Lady Eagles defeated the Warner Robins Demonettes 3-0 Tuesday night in a game held on the campus of Warner Robins High School. Senior night ceremonies were held prior to the first pitch for the Demonettes who honored their only senior, Macy Ivester. Cassidy Ruffin was the winning pitcher striking out 11 and surrendering only five hits in the …


Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Avery Lamb

Stacey Norwood Athlete of the Week, Featured, Veterans HS

SportsMic recently sat down with Veterans MVP Avery Lamb. “Lefty Lamb” is a 4-year Varsity Softball letterman who fires off strikeouts on the mound while racking up classroom honors in the  Academics-Chemistry Club, National English Honors Society, FCA, and the Principal’s Honor Roll. The daughter of Scott and Kristy Lamb, Avery is the recipient of the American and MVP 2012 Silver Slugger Award, …


Perry Panthers Play Homecoming Game

Stacey Norwood Perry HS

Perry High School lost 34-7 to the the Brooks County Trojans last night in the Panther Pit. It was the Panthers’ Homecoming game. Things got started early, Panthers went for a punt, but it got blocked and the ball rolled to the 15. Brooks County recovered and later scored on a 20-yard TD run, making it 7-0. Right before the half, …


Bears Close In on Warner Robins, 34-14

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Game of the Week, Houston County HS, Warner Robins HS

Just like the Highlander said: There can be only one, and last night, the Houston County Bears were it. The big region clash played out in The Mac before an  overflowing crowd. The Bears went early in the game, with HoCo’s  85-yard drive was capped by Javon West with an 8-yard TD run. Jordan Strevig’s kick was good, making the …


Victory Song: Eagles v. Greyhounds 36-22

Stacey Norwood Featured, Northside HS

Jones County: Last year you put the Northside Eagles on a shelf. But Big Blue’s got some news for you, and you already know it’s true … and now you’ll have to punt the ball all by yourself. ‘Cuz they’re already gone, and they will siiiiiiiinnnnggggg this victory song: Eagles 36, Jones County 22. Woo hoo hoo hoo. Woo hoo hoo hoo. In …


Augusta, I Want to Break Up

Greg Elrod Blog, Featured, The SportsMic Team

Augusta … I want to break up. It is with great regret that I write to you to share my true feeling about our relationship. Over the past few years, I’ve enjoyed some good times with you – learned to care about you and your extended family, been treated with respect and kindness. I have received immeasurable hospitality from you …


Eagles Outpace Panthers, 30-7

Stacey Norwood Featured, Northside HS

Northside got on the scoreboard very early in the game in Friday night’s matchup against Lakeside-Evans with only 1:12 into the 1st quarter on a 49-yard drive, Desean Dinkins took the ball over. Justin Alonzo added the extra point making it 7-0. A few seconds later, Northside when Armand Childs blocked a punt; it was picked up by Taykwan Northern …


Veterans Topple Washington County 38-21

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Veterans HS

It was a great game if you’re a Warhawks fan Friday night, when Veterans took on Washington County. Veterans struck first with  a 31-yard field goal making it 3-0 against Washington County. A little bit later in the 1st quarter, Logan Byrd on a 6-yard TD run took it to 10-0. Washington County came back right before the half with …


Perry Panthers Muzzle MC Bulldogs, 34-33

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Perry HS

Perry Head Coach Carl Dixon got his first win Friday night in memorable fashion. The Panthers traveled to Montezuma to face the explosive Khari Lane and the Macon County Bulldogs. The Panthers came away with a signature win in a back-and-forth contest featuring multiple lead changes. It took an interception by Jhi’maree Brown to stop the final assault by Macon County as …


Bears Claw Through ARC 41-13

Greg Elrod Houston County HS, Players

Houston County HS scored early and often in their first road trip of the season. The Bears improved to 3-0,(2-0) with the win over Academy of Richmond County in Augusta Friday night. The visitors scored first when Javon West blasted into the end zone from 12 yards out for the first score of the game. A 2-point conversion attempt failed, the Bears …


Demons Shatter Razorbacks 41-6

Stacey Norwood Athlete of the Week, Featured, Game of the Week, Players, Warner Robins HS

It was a case of “you can run, but you can’t hide” when the WRHS Demons caught up with the Cross Creek Razorbacks tonight at The Mac. The Demons took an early 0-7 lead in the first quarter; with 2:12 left to go, Javion Branford Jackson took it in on a 6-yard touchdown run, and the Demons were up 14-0. …

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Carson Ratley: Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week

Stacey Norwood Athlete of the Week, Featured, Warner Robins HS

SportsMic recently sat down with WHRS sophomore Carson Ratley, our Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week. The daughter of Brent and Lisa Ratley is a Competive Cheerleader and excels at soccer.  She is also an Honor Roll student, and a member of the BETA Club and the DECA Club. When are you the most nervous while you are competing? I …


Bears Wallop Warriors 34-3

Stacey Norwood Featured, Houston County HS

Though Houston County chased Grovetown for half of the first quarter, the Bears got their mojo back before the second quarter started, and pummeled the Warriors for a 34-3 victory. The Saturday night showdown at McConnell-Talbert Stadium started with a 3-0 lead for Grovetown, but HoCo quickly turned the tables, with Chris Brinston scoring four touchdowns before halftime. The match-up was …


HoCo Routs Grovetown: Players of the Game

Stacey Norwood Athlete of the Week, Featured, Houston County HS, Players

The running Bears breezed past the Warriors Saturday night for a 34-3 win that put them 2-0 and netted the Houston County team its first GHSA Region 2-AAAAA victory this season. Chris Brinson (DB/WR) put four touchdowns on the board before halftime – he leads this week’s Players of the Game. MCDONALD’S PLAYER OF THE GAME   FLINT ENERGIES/PAPA JOHN’S DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF …


WRHS Overtakes Greenbrier: Players of the Game

Stacey Norwood Featured, Players, Warner Robins HS

The Demon Nation is rolling into the 2015 season strong, racking up another win last night, this time against the Greenbrier Wolfpack. The SportsMic Players of the Game helped lead their team on to victory, delivering powerhouse performances on the field.   MCDONALD’S OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME FLINT ENERGIES/PAPA JOHN’S PLAYER OF THE GAME ARBY’S BIG BEEF LINEMAN OF THE …


Post-game Round-up: Demons and Veterans

Stacey Norwood Featured, Veterans HS, Warner Robins HS

Warner Robins Demons defeat Greenbrier 35-7 The Warner Robins Demons made the Wolfpack howl last night, taking down Greenbrier in their own den in Evans, GA. Though Greenbrier was the first to score early in the second quarter, it was to be their last touchdown of the night. The Demons gave no quarter for the remainder of the game, evening the …


Northside Players of the Week

Stacey Norwood Athlete of the Week, Featured, Northside HS, Players

Take it to the limit one more time? That’s just how the Northside Eagles played it tonight, maintaining their winner’s edge over the Evans Knights. The mighty Eagles dominated for 3 quarters, allowing only one score in the final few moments of the game. SportsMic’s players of the week, listed below, played a particularly outstanding game tonight! For a full recap, …


Fly Like an Eagle: Northside 38, Evans 7

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Game of the Week, Northside HS

This is Dennis Clark along with Billy Andrews reporting tonight for SportsMic: The Northside Eagles improved their record to 2-0 with a 38-7 victory over the Knights from Evans High School. Northside got on the scoreboard first on a 53 yard pass from Tobias Oliver to Jaylan Sandifer on the first play of the game; possession for Northside extra point …


Middle Georgia Coaching Legend Robert Davis

Stacey Norwood Coaches, Featured, Podcasts, Warner Robins HS

Conversations with Tom Mobley is a monthly podcast series featuring coach-to-coach conversations with some of Houston County and Middle Georgia’s winningest coaches. Each month, Coach Mobley will sit down with these local legends to discuss their career milestones, football insights, and personal inspirations. This month, Coach Mobley talks one-on-one with retired Coach Robert “Bob” Davis. During his career, Robert “Bob” Davis racked up …


Halftime Spotlight: Demon Marching Band

Stacey Norwood Featured, Warner Robins HS

SportsMic’s Halftime Spotlight this week shines on the WRHS Demon Marching Band. Maintaining a legacy of artistic excellence and school spirit under the leadership of Director of bands  Todd Howell, and Assistant Band Director, Sean Workman, The Demon Marching Band musicians don’t just entertain fans at halftime – they bring it. The venerable band has not only marched in the Macy’s …

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Academy Sports+Outdoors Horizon Athlete of the Week

Stacey Norwood Featured, Horizon Athlete of the Month, Players

SportsMic recently sat down with September Horizon Athlete of the Week, Corey K. Petty, II, better known on and off the field as “Deuce.” A 6th Grader at Warner Robins Middle School and the son of Corey K. and Yolanda Petty, this talented young man is an amazingly well-rounded athlete who has played football, basketball, and baseball since he was …


Players of the Week: Warner Robins HS

Stacey Norwood Blog, Featured, Latest News, Warner Robins HS

The Demons’ season opener on Aug. 28 against the Trojans played out like an Allman Brothers song. After taking a turn on the whipping post in the first two quarters, the Demons came back with a vengeance in the second half, beating back Peach County for a 44-34 win. SportMic’s  picks for WRHS Players of the Week turned in exceptional performances, helping …


Players of the Week, Houston County Bears

Stacey Norwood Featured, Game of the Week, Houston County HS, Players

The Houston County High School Bears roared to life in the Aug. 27 game with Veterans, beating the Warhawks 41-13. For the SportsMic recap of the action-packed game, click here now. Listed below, our HoCo players of the week! MCDONALD’S OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF GAME Flint Energies/Papa John’s Defensive Player of the Game ARBY’S BIG BEEF LINEMAN OF THE GAME  


Players of the Week: Northside Eagles at North Cobb

Sportsmic Staff Game of the Week, Northside HS, Players, Uncategorized

  The Northside Eagles maintained their #1 Class AAAAA standing after taking on the North Cobb Warriors on Aug. 20 at Emory Sewell Stadium. Though Northside trailed after North Cobb for three quarters in what was the season opener for both teams , the Eagles scored twice in the fourth quarter to upset the Warriors 27-24. The Players of the Week, …


Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Mattie Hamilton

Stacey Norwood Blog, Featured, Perry HS, Players

Multi-talented athlete and softball Player of the Year Mattie Hamilton claims her fair share of trophies. The Perry High School senior has now committed to play on the college level with Anderson University in South Carolina. Mattie has excelled at varsity soccer and softball, and earned such honors being named to the 2011 USSSA Best Players in Softball, Softball – 2012 …


HOCO Takes Down Veterans

Stacey Norwood Featured, Game of the Week, Houston County HS, Veterans HS

The Houston County Bears defeated the Veterans Warhawks Thursday night, winning 41-13 at McConnell-Talbert Stadium.  Hoco started out quick at the 4:51 mark, when Senior Chris Brinson took the ball in on a 5-yd run to make it 7-0. At the 2:36 mark, in the first quarter, another run by Sophomore Javon West went in from 39 yards out to make the score 14-0. …

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Refreshing SportsMic

Greg Elrod Blog, Featured, The SportsMic Team

Get ready for your refreshments, Houston County football fans! Recently I referred to the renovations and new turf at McConnell-Talbert Stadium as a “refresh.” But I was forced to rethink that description after reading all of the word’s definitions. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, one possible meaning of  “refresh” is “to run water over or restore water to.” This reads more like …


Players of the Week: Perry v. Monroe

Stacey Norwood Blog, Featured, Game of the Week, Perry HS, Players

Perry couldn’t hold off  the Monroe-Albany Tornadoes on Aug. 22, falling 11-0. The early-season match-up was Head Coach Carl Dixon’s debut game, and a painful loss for the Panthers. Despite some fumbling as a team, three players showed true grit on the rain-sodden field, a hopeful sign of bigger and better things to come in the Sept. 4 showdown with Peach …


Warhawks Swoop Into New Season

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Latest News, Veterans HS

Season kick-off: The Warhawks go head to head with the Houston County bears on Aug. 27. Head coach: David Bruce; Coach Bruce has been at Veterans for five years. Offense: Multiple spread Players to watch for on offense:  Logan Byrd, 12, QB; Rochelle Dinkins, 11; WR; Isaiah Gray, 12, WR; Colby Mauldin, 12, WR; Jaylen Lowder, 11, TE/FB; Matthew Lauritsen, …


Perry Panthers Preview

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Latest News, Perry HS

Head Coach: Carl Dixon; this is Coach Dixon’s first year as head coach Offense: Hybrid Jet Wing T Expected Contributors on offense: Chris Stewart QB Sr., Jhi’Marre Brown WR Jr., Khalil Alexander RB Jr., Ashton Strange OL Sr., Jimoreous Jolly RB Sr., Damien Bagle QB/WR/Athlete Defense: 4-2-5 Expected Contributors on defense: Cole Lavender LB SR., Jamir Johnson CB SR., J.K. …


WRHS Demons Take on Trojans

Sportsmic Staff Featured, Latest News, Warner Robins HS

Season Opener: Head-to-head match-up with Peach County Trojans, Away, on Aug. 28. Head Coach: Bryan Way. Coach Way is in his 12th year as head coach of the Demons Offense: Shotgun Wing T Expected Contributors on Offense:  WR – Marquez Callway 12, QB – Ivan Corbin  12, RB – Terry Harris  12, FB – Connor Johnston 12, C – Bailey Harrell  …

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HOCO Bears Keep Eyes on Ball

brainstormlab Featured, Houston County HS

Season Opener: Showdown with Veterans Warhawks on Aug. 27. Head Coach: Von Lassiter; Coach Lassiter has been at HoCo for 3 years Offense: Spread Expected contributors on offense:  Jaylen Searcy/REC/Sr; Darion Anderson/DB&REC/Sr; Jake Fromm/QB/Jr.; Kory Engram/RB/Sr. ; Payton Johnson/REC/Sr; Simeon Tanner/OL/Sr.; Daniel Jackson/OL/Sr.; Jordan Strevig/K/Sr. Defense: 4-3 Expected Contributors on defense: Darion Anderson/DB/Sr; Bennie Steadman/LB/Sr; Chase Riley/DL/Sr; John Garrett Dawson/DL/Sr; …

Horizon Athlete for August

Sportsmic Staff Blog, Events, Players

Last year, SportsMic kicked off the Athlete of the Week – a profile series featuring a high school student athlete. This year, SportMic is starting a similar series – the Horizon Athlete, focusing on a middle school player. Our first Horizon Athlete of the 2015-2016 school year however starts off a little differently – the Horizon Athlete is not one …

Pork Chop Plate Fundraiser

Stacey Norwood Events

Warner Robins Middle School FCCLA Pork Chop Plate Fundraiser Order Sept. 1-14, $7 per plate Plate Pick up September 17 ~ between 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Plates include: Juicy pork chop, green beans, potato salad, a piece of bread, and a slice of cake. For more information and to place an order, please email FCCLA (Family, Career and Community …