Valdosta Daily Times

Local Sports

April 20, 2012

Sports briefs for April 21, 2012

VALDOSTA — Vikettes win Region 1-AAAAA soccer title

TIFTON — The Lowndes Vikettes may have fell to the Tift County Blue Devils 1-0 on Friday night, but they were the ones walking away with the Region 1-AAAAA championship.

The Vikettes’ 1-0 loss wasn’t enough to give the Blue Devils the region champinship, as Tift County needed to beat Lowndes by two goals in order to win the region.

The Blue Devils scored the only goal in Friday night’s contest on a penalty kick in the 60th minute, which handed the Vikettes their only loss of the season. Lowndes was the only remaining unbeaten team in Class AAAAA.

The region championship victory marks back-to-back seasons Lowndes has won, edging Tift County both seasons.

The Vikettes close out their regular season schedule Wednesday night with a visit from Berrien, who is undefeated this season and leading Region 1-AA.

Cook beats Thomasville, 7-2

THOMASVILLE – For the second time in three days, the Cook Hornets earned a victory in Thomasville.

Friday night, the Hornets beat region foe Thomasville, 7-2, to secure second place in Region 1-AA. Cook will now host a series in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs, which begin May 4.

Tyler Quick pitched a complete game, striking out 10 batters and allowing just three hits; he also opened the scoring in the top of the fifth inning with a two-run single.

Tyler Norton was 2 for 3 with a two RBI, Gavin Merwin was 2 for 4 with two RBI and Zack Folsom was 2 for 3 with a RBI. Cook visits Brooks County Monday night for a 6 p.m. first pitch, and will hosts Lowndes and Valdosta next Wednesday and Friday.

Valdosta girls’ soccer blasts Brooks County

VALDOSTA — The Valdosta girls’ soccer team blasted Brooks County 10-0 Friday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. On a night when the teams’ seniors were honored, Valdosta (8-7-1) senior Logan Jamison dominated the night, scoring a double-hat trick as she finished the night with six goals. Fellow senior Ashley Duran and Kirsten Kielma also scored goals. Freshman Liana Ochoa and sophomore Clare Fitzpatrick also scored a goal each in the win.

Valdosta led 3-0 at halftime before exploding for seven goals in the second half. The Lady ’Cats visit Thomasville Tuesday night.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • MaryAlice.jpg Just Keep Running

    Forrest Gump once said, "I used to run to get to where I was going, but I never thought it would take me anywhere." In the case of 18 year-old Mary Alice Smoot, anywhere is Tampa, Fla.
    After four years of unparalleled success running cross-country at Valwood, Smoot will continue running competitively next season at the University of Tampa.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10U ELITE World Series Champs.jpg DKSA Elite win USSSA Global World Series

    DKSA ELITE just continues to win, the 10U team’s latest victory came in the USSSA Global World Series held in Destin, Fla. July 8-12.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lowndes_McPherson.jpg Milestones on tap for upcoming season

    Some milestones are destined to occur, like when Georgia Christian hosts David Emanuel on Aug. 22 in the Generals’ first varsity football game since the late 1960s.
    Others will have to wait and see what continues to take shape come Friday when teams can begin fall practice, and especially Aug. 1 when teams can suit up in pads for the first time, such as can Valdosta win its record 24th state title, or can Lowndes capture its fourth state championship under Randy McPherson, or can Valwood and coach Ashley Henderson play in its third straight GISA state championship game?
    As we start to find out the answers to those questions in just a few short weeks — the regular season is just 31 days away — there should be a few more milestones for area coaches to mark 2014 right along with the Generals getting back on the gridiron.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Jimbo.jpg Back on top

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ACC_Petrino.jpg Petrino returns to Louisville for first ACC season

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Braves_Marlins JUpton.jpg Jones lifts Marlins past Braves in 10

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ant Smith.JPG Anthony Smith ready for new test in college

    Smith was a three-year starter as a Wildcat and quickly worked his way up as a leader on both the defense and the team as a whole.

    July 21, 2014 3 Photos

  • Wildcats participate in national 7-on-7 tournament

    The Valdosta High Wildcats have been working extremely hard this summer to prepare for the football season. Summer workouts and a plethora of 7-on-7 tournaments and competitions have kept the Wildcats busy.

    July 20, 2014

  • Valwood.jpg A Different Look

    With football summer workouts in full swing, occasionally the intensity and competitive drive can wane going against teammates. But on Friday, Valwood, Brookwood, Lanier County and Tiftarea Academy broke up the monotony by meeting at Goddard Field for a four-team, 7-on-7 passing league.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • pilcher.jpg Berrien competes in 6-team passing camp

    If Ed Pilcher had his way, Berrien High would never throw the football.
    But that doesn't mean the veteran coach doesn't enjoy the opportunity that a passing league, or the six-team passing camp at Cairo on Thursday morning, can provide his Rebels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

Blazers Blog