Valdosta High girls win golf tournament



In Blackshear, Valdosta High's girls golf team won the rain-shortened Mary Brantley Mattson Lady Bears Invitational Monday at Lakeview Country Club.

Valdosta High shot 3-over as a team. Dori Carter shot a 35 for nine holes, a stroke off the individual leader. Kendall Lewis and Melissa Baskin also played for Valdosta High.

Valdosta High plays in Thomasville Wednesday.



LHS baseball adds game at TCC today



Lowndes High School's baseball team will play Florida's defending Class 5A champion, Mosley High out of Panama City Beach, Fla., today.

The teams will meet at Thomas County Central High in Thomasville, first pitch at 6 p.m. The game was added to the schedule to make up for one of the games lost due to rain this weekend in LaGrange.

Lowndes hosts Brookwood (7:30 p.m. Friday) and South Gwinnett (1:30 p.m. Saturday) at Noel George Field. Both games will be broadcast, Friday's on WVGA-FM 105.9 and Saturday's on WVLD-AM 1450.

For more spring sports schedules, see page 2B.



Adult league crowns champs Wednesday



The Valdosta-Lowndes County Recreation, Parks and Community Affairs Department will present team awards for the adult basketball league Wednesday.

The final two games of the season will be played beginning at 6 p.m. at the Mildred Hunter Community Center.

Six teams (60 players) each played 10 regular-season games this winter. The top three teams will receive awards.

"There has been an overwhelming response to the adult league," said Kathy Wortham, VLRPCA recreation manager. "After the program's success, we are looking to add a summer league."



NFCC softball wins OWCC tournament



North Florida Community College's softball team won six-straight games to win the Jimmie Stewart Memorial Tournament at Okaloosa-Walton Community College.

NFCC (21-4) shutout Okaloosa-Walton, 3-0, in the final game on Saturday. Kelly McIntyre allowed three hits, striking out seven in the title game.

McIntyre won five games to improve to 13-2 this season. OWCC didn't get a runner past first, and committed two errors in the fifth to help NFCC score twice.

To make the finals, NFCC won two extra-inning games, 6-1 over San Jacinto CC in eight innings and 4-1 over Central Alabama CC in nine innings. Those were the only two runs NFCC allowed in the tournament.

NFCC, coached by former Valdosta State player and assistant coach Missy (Durante) Morabito, returns to Panhandle Conference play today at Pensacola Junior College. NFCC (1-1 in league play) hosts Chipola JC Thursday in Madison, Fla.

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