MP vs Houston: The greatest game that never was

Greg Elrod Events, Featured, football, Houston County HS

Fate got its name by changing the most obvious of outcomes into the strangest of stories.  So was the case with the 1993 Houston County Bears and Mary Persons Bulldogs.  It appeared the two teams were set to play for all the marbles but, with one play, it all changed. Many fans may categorize the Mary Persons vs Houston County, Corky Kell game …

Maxwell has NHS, HOCO 2nd, 5th, respectively

Don Moncrief Coaches, Featured, football, Houston County HS, Northside HS

It could at least provide incentive. For Northside: Some, maybe more. For Houston County: More, maybe lots. That is the latest and greatest Maxwell Ratings just released. In Region 1-AAAAAA, Valdosta is rated first. Northside is rated second, Lee County third, Coffee fourth and Houston County fifth. That is with only four of those making the playoffs. (See: incentive – …

FPD denies NS in opener; HC improves to 3-0

Don Moncrief Featured, Houston County HS, Northside HS, Scores, Softball

First Presbyterian Day denied Northside a victory in its home opener Wednesday. To add insult to injury, it was a shutout, 4-0. “I really believe we’re just nervous,” said Lady Eagles Head Coach Meredith Belcher (look for a preview of the squad, and their season dedicated to Coach Milton Gallaher in an upcoming SportsMic article). “I really believe we have …

Lady Bears pull away from Demonettes

Don Moncrief Featured, Houston County HS, Softball, Warner Robins HS

Houston County plated four runs in the sixth to help it pull away from Warner Robins Monday in a game called in the top of the seventh due to bad weather. The Lady Bears won 8-3. It was also a contest that signaled the start of the season for both. Houston County scored one of its runs in the second. …

Perry HOCO get first looks via scrimmage

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

Perry and Houston County coaches – and players – each got their first look at what 2016 might hold during a scrimmage held Friday in Herb St. John stadium in Perry. For the Bears, it might have been about “tweaking”. Putting in place the last pieces and setting their sights on improving on last year’s region championship and 11-2 record …