Valwood upset by Covenant, 59-54
MACON — The Valwood boys basketball team was upset by Covenant 59-54 Thursday night in the first round of the GISA Class AA state playoffs.
A No. 1 seed, the Valiants trailed for nearly the entire second half, after Covenant, a No. 4 seed, used a commanding 11-0 run in the second quarter to grab a 32-23 lead. Valwood closed to within three, 48-45, in the third quarter, thanks to a 7-0 run. In the fourth quarter, Covenant held on to its small lead.
Valdosta Middle routs Coffee 19-1
DOUGLAS — The Valdosta Middle School baseball team routed Coffee 19-1 on Thursday afternoon.
Luke Ard pitched three innings and allowed one run on one hit and struck out seven. He was also 2 for 2 with three runs scored and four runs batted in at the plate. Wesley Veal pitched an inning, and was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and one RBI.
Dayton Hall was 3 for 5 with two runs and three RBIs, Troy Bryan was 2 for 4 with two runs and three RBIs, Jake Jaramillo was 1 for 2 with two runs scored and Judd Ard was 2 for 4 with two runs and four RBIs.
Valdosta Middle is now 2-0 and hosts Tift County on Monday at 4 p.m.
Valdosta Elks Aidmore Auxiliary to host 5K
VALDOSTA — The Valdosta Elks Aidmore Auxiliary and the Georgia Power Company will host a 5K run on March 2 at McKey Park in Valdosta. The run will benefit the Aidmore Children’s home in Conyers and the Aidmore Therapeutic Foster Care Program in Valdosta.
For more information on the run, call (229) 415-8637.