Howard wins battle of the bats over Perry; HoCo beats NHS; VHS falls

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

Ordinarily, 13 hits gets you a win. In fact, about the only thing that could foul it up would be a very stubborn opposition, and such was the case for Perry in its home game against Howard. It put up 17 and beat the Lady Panthers 17-8 (avenging a 5-4 loss in eight innings back on Sept. 7). It was …

Academy Sports+Outdoors Athlete of the Week: Ashley Dostie

Don Moncrief Featured, Veterans HS, Volleyball

“The Pursuit of Happiness” makes Ashley Dostie sad. To clarify: The “movie” of that namesake makes Ashley Dostie sad. In fact, the movie, she said – in addition to its somber effect on her – also: “helped me realize that anything can come from hard work and dedication.” Proof of that comes on the volleyball court. Dostie, “who leads the …

Chance sparks Perry again; VHS falls in 8

Don Moncrief Featured, Perry HS, Softball, Veterans HS

OK, Annie Chance. You hit a walk-off homerun to lift Perry to a win over previously unbeaten Region 2-AAAA opponent West Laurens. Now what? Well, it isn’t: “go to Disneyland,” but the Lady Panthers aren’t complaining. The sophomore Lady Panther simply hit another homerun and had two singles while leading Perry to a 16-5 win in five innings over Fullington, …

Special teams spark Perry again – over Veterans

Don Moncrief Featured, football, Perry HS, Veterans HS

Special teams helped spark Perry to a win last week. Special teams helped spark Perry to a win this week. In particular, Davion Ross. Ross had two long runs for touchdowns on kickoffs against Harris County. Friday at home in the Panthers’ 31-20 win over Veterans, Ross blocked a punt attempt and returned it 34 yards for the score. Considering …

WRHS, VHS celebrate seniors with wins

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

For Warner Robins and Veterans, Thursday – at each of their respective schools – represented Senior Night. For the Lady Warhawks, that meant recognizing two players: Lorelei Diamond and Ashley Dostie. Once a team leader, always a team leader, as the first led the squad in aces – with four – and the second in digs – with 20 – …