Lady Bears, Lady Panthers eliminated from state tourney

Don Moncrief Featured, Houston County HS, Softball

UPDATE: FRIDAY, OCT. 27 After a hard-fought, 5-4, win over Pope, Houston County fell out of the GHSA Class AAAAAA state playoffs with a 3-1 loss to Evans a few hours later. Things – all of which took place at the Columbus Softball Complex Friday – started off well for Taylor Peebles. After two innings, she had given up a …

HoCo, Perry win – advance to Elite Eight and Columbus

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

Houston County and Perry have each punched their ticket to Columbus. No disrespect intended, but Lakeside, Evans hardly presented a bump in the road for the Lady Bears. They rolled to a 13-0 win in four innings in Game 1, and then beat the Lady Panthers 16-3 in five innings in Game 2. The “other” Lady Panthers won Game 1, …

HoCo, Perry fall in Sweet 16

Don Moncrief Featured, Houston County HS, Perry HS, Volleyball

Houston County and Perry both fell in the Sweet 16 Tuesday. The Lady Bears – in Class AAAAAA – lost 3-0 to Effingham County while the Lady Panthers – in Class AAAA – were shut out by Northside, Columbus, also 3-0. Houston County dropped the first set 25-10. It came oh so close to winning the second, but was edged …

HoCo sweeps in dramatic fashion; NHS eliminated

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

Rylee Lamb’s walk-off, two-out single in the bottom of the seventh gave Houston County exactly what it needed to sweep Richmond Hill in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAAAA state softball tournament. The Lady Bears won 9-8 as a result. The inning started with Megan Whitaker’s single. Kendall Huelsman sacrified her to second. The Lady Wildcats brought Alaina …

Bears suffer second-straight shutout

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Houston County HS

Sometimes it’s whatever it takes to win. Sometimes it’s whatever it takes to score. And not always in that order, as it appeared the first priority for Houston County Friday night in Freedom Field against Coffee, was to erase the memory of a 34-0 shutout by Lee County two weeks ago (a bye week last weekend). That appeared to be …