Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Courtney Walker

Don Moncrief Athlete of the Week, Featured, Warner Robins HS

What does Courtney Walker find most satisfying about softball? “Striking out batters with my ‘rise’ ball.” At least 12 would testify to that. They would be the Peach County High girls who were struck out by the Warner Robins High pitcher – not just using her rise ball, obviously – in a 6-0 win Tuesday. The senior also went 2-4 …

VHS beats Perry, HCHS; WR sweeps FPD

Don Moncrief Featured, Houston County HS, Perry HS, Uncategorized, Veterans HS, Volleyball, Warner Robins HS

“Very proud of each of my girls tonight. They are playing with a greater intensity and starting to really mesh as a team.” So said Veterans High volleyball Head Coach Nicki Miranda following her squad’s straight set victories over Perry and host Houston County. “We still have things to improve upon to reach our goals, but I am happy with …

Lady Bears roll past Valdosta; NHS falls to Lee County

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

What’s the best way to make a road trip to play Valdosta shorter? Well, Houston County High found two solutions. First, play the game at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. That cuts out just about an hour – one way. The second is to make short work of your opponent. That’s exactly what the Lady Bears did. They beat …

Let Freedom Ring!

Andrew Watts Featured, football, Houston County HS, Veterans HS

Story by Don Moncrief, video by Andrew Watts. Counting sheep wouldn’t help. That’s because Houston County High Head Coach Von Lassiter was too busy counting “football players”. “Bears” football players to be exact. In particular how elated they would feel – not to mention the coaches – the first time they stepped foot on Freedom Field. That was to happen, …

WR shuts out Peach, VHS beats Perry

Don Moncrief Featured, Softball, Veterans HS, Warner Robins HS

Warner Robins and Perry made it back-to-back. For the Demonettes it was good news. For the Lady Panthers, it wasn’t. Although, in the case of the latter, Veterans wasn’t complaining. That’s because the Lady Warhawks, after Perry had lost to Warner Robins on Tuesday, handed the Lady Panthers another defeat, 8-3, on Wednesday. “We played much more like the Veterans …