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.