Perry back to even; VHS comes up short; NHS falls to Lee Co.

Don Moncrief Featured, Perry HS, Softball, Veterans HS

Perry evened its Region 2-AAAA record up Thursday, with a 7-5 win at home over Upson-Lee. The Lady Panthers are now 3-3 in the division, 8-8 overall. The Lady Trojans fell to 2-3, 6-9. The main difference turned out to be a five-run second inning by the Lady Panthers. After Upson-Lee had scored a run to get on board first …

Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Emma Pruitt

Don Moncrief Featured, Perry HS, Softball

“Just keep swimming.” That’s Emma Pruitt’s philosophy. Or, at the least that’s the Perry Lady Panthers’ favorite Disney movie. That is “Finding Nemo” and in particular a line where “Dory” (aka Ellen DeGeneres) tells “Marlin” (Albert Brooks): “You know what you do when life gets you down? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming and swimming and …” Lately Pruitt hasn’t …

Nutgrass, Williams lead Perry past Warner Robins

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Kendall Nutgrass pitched seven innings and helped her cause at the plate Wednesday, in Perry’s 4-1 win at Warner Robins. “We played really good team defense,” said Head Coach Lorne Tucker, “with some standout plays from our freshman Avery Williams in left field. But we were solid around the entire diamond. Kendall Nutgrass pitched extremely well, giving our defense a …

Heritage sweeps WR invitational; VHS, PHS 2nd, 3rd, respectively

Don Moncrief Cross Country, Featured, Houston County HS, Northside HS, Perry HS, Veterans HS, Warner Robins HS

Heritage High School was the big winner of the 17th Annual Warner Robins Invitational Cross Country meet held Tuesday at Huntington Middle School. The Patriots girls and boys each finished first, the first with 68 points, the second with 66. Twenty schools competed for the boys and 18 for the girls. “It was a great meet,” said Warner Robins cross …

VHS opens Area with wins over Harris Co., WR

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The first time Harris County and Veterans met was back on Aug. 11. The Lady Tigers won that matchup 2-0. Tuesday, and this time with Area/Region standings at stake, it was the Lady Warhawks with the win, 2-1. Harris County won the first set 25-23, but Veterans rallied to win the second, 25-20, and third 25-16. The girls also beat …