Moultrie Observer

Local Sports

February 5, 2013

May makes immediate impact for North Georgia

MOULTRIE — Freshman Meagan May went 4-for-10 with a pair of walks and three stolen bases for the 12th-ranked North Georgia women’s softball team in the season-opening PBC-SSC Challenge held last weekend in Columbus.

The former Lady Packer went 2-for-3 and scored a pair of runs in the Saints 5-2 win over St. Leo and was 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in a 5-3 win over Florida Tech.

May batted second and played center field as the Saints won three of their four games in the event.

North Georgia will play next when it hosts the Captain D’s Classic beginning on Saturday.

Of this and that:

• Former Packer Andrew Harvin played both doubles and singles as the Valdosta State men’s tennis team opened its season with a 5-4 loss to USC-Aiken at home on Friday.

Harvin, a freshman, and Joachim Schemm fell 4-8 at No. 3 doubles. Harvin also was defeated by Bruno Orlandini 1-6, 0-6, at No. 6 singles.

The Blazers will play host to Georgia College on Wednesday.

• Freshman Kwante’sha Love has played in 16 of the 3-17 Georgia Southwestern women’s basketball team’s games this season and has two starts.

The former Lady Packer is averaging seven minutes a game.

• Ann-Perry Blank finished fourth on 1-meter with a 258.20 and was fourth on 3-meter with a 292.85 as the University of Georgia swimming and diving team defeated South Carolina and Alabama on Saturday.

The Lady Bulldogs are now 10-1 overall and 5-1 in the SEC.

• Defending ACC baseball champion Georgia Tech will open its 2013 season on Friday, Feb. 15, with a three-game home series against Akron.

Sophomore Cole Pitts is expected to be one of the Yellow Jackets top three starters after going 6-4 with a 4.50 ERA and a save as a freshman last year.

The 6-foot-5, 232-pound former Packer started 13 games, second-most on the team, last year.

• Matt Creech, Pitts’s former Colquitt County High teammate, is expected to be contributor this season at Charlotte.

Last year’s Region 1-AAAAA Player of the Year for the Packers is an infield candidate for the Division I 49ers, who play in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Charlotte, which went 21-32 last season, will open Feb. 15 with a four-game series at home against Delaware State.

• The Valdosta State men’s golf team, which includes former Packers Clarke Hendrick, a senior, and John Fordham, a sophomore, will open its 2013 spring season next Monday in the Matlock Collegiate in Lakeland, Fla.

• The Darton College men’s golf team, which includes freshman Von Stripling , another former Packer, is playing in the Titan Winter Invitational at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Fla., this week.

• Colquitt County Sports Hall of Fame member Vanessa Taylor left the strong program she had built at Johnson C. Smith University to take over struggling North Carolina Central University program this year and the Eagles are still looking for their first victory of the 2012-2013 season.

NCCU, now 0-20, traveled to take on Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 4-23.SOCCER SENIORS.jpg Soccer seniors

    The Colquitt County boys and girls soccer teams’ seniors were honored on Monday between the games against Lowndes at Packer Park. They are, front, from left, Alex Balderas, Haley Bautista, Leslie Aguilar, Raley Wallace, Abbi Beth Paulk, Carlos Martinez and Eric Gould; middle, Brian Vidales, Manuel Vasquez, Richard Garcia, Fernando Miranda, Marcus Lopez, Will Pitts and Maca Aguilera; back, Francisco Gomez, Gio Martin, Luis Padilla, Matt Moody, Josh Smith and Jay Tolbert.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Greene, 4x100 team get region track wins

    Marquan Greene won the 200 meters and the 4x100-meter relay team also took first place to lead the Colquitt County boys to a fifth-place finish at the Region 1-AAAAAA track meet held recently in Tifton.

    April 22, 2014

  • Alderman Realty gets Tiny Mite victory

     Alderman Realty edged Chick-fil-A 13-12 on Monday in a Tiny Mite girls softball game.

    April 22, 2014

  • Hutchinson-Traylor holds off Davis Insurance

    After taking a 5-0 lead after its first three at bats, Hutchinson-Traylor had to hang on to defeat Davis Insurance 5-4 on Monday in a Midget League game at the Magnolia Sports Complex.

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-23.NEEDMORE.jpg Sprint cars at Needmore

    This Saturday night Needmore Speedway will host the second round of a Southern Sprint Car Showdown as sprint cars from the ASCS, Carolina Sprint Car Series will challenge drivers from the Florida Sprint Car Series. This new partnership was formed between the two series to make racing more affordable as well as more exciting for race fans. The first event in the Showdown series will kick off Friday night at Oglethorpe Speedway in Pooler, then head to Needmore for Saturday’s event. According to Carolina series director Tom Baker, this new series will pit the Florida sprints with their 360 limited motors against the smaller 305 engines in the ASCS cars. But according to Baker, both develop about the same horsepower plus the Oglethorpe track is totally different than Needmore’s 3/8s mile surface. Fans can expect to see top drivers from each series in action this Saturday night including Johnny Petrozelle, Shawn Mott and Tim Perry of the Carolina series as they take on Florida's best. Baker said ‘these drivers don't care what series label it is or what motor is in the car, these guys are the wildest, craziest drivers you'll see all year and they always put on a good show.’ Needmore's lineup this Saturday will also include Limited Late Models, Super Streets, Hobbys and Enduros. Gates open at 3 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m.  

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Packers fall 4-2 to Thomas County Central

    When Colquitt County defeated Thomas County Central six weeks ago, the Packers got two-run triple by Ross Goforth in the sixth to help send the game into extra innings and used a Goforth grand slam to win it in the eighth.
    The Packers could have used a similar big hit, especially in the first, fifth and sixth innings when they stranded eight runners, in a 4-2 loss to the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday at Ike Aultman Field.

    April 22, 2014

  • Middle school golf teams tune up in Douglas

    The Colquitt County middle school golf teams tuned up for Thursday’s conference tournament by playing Coffee Middle School at Douglas Country Club on Monday.

    April 21, 2014

  • Hawgs to hold open house on Wednesday

    The Pop Warner Football South Georgia Hawgs will hold an open house and registration at its new headquarters and learning center at Suite 205, 120 First St. S.E. onWednesday.
    A ribbon-cutting will be held at 4:50 p.m. and the open house and registration will run through 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

    April 21, 2014

  • Colquitt boys win region golf championship

     The Colquitt County boys golf team continued its late-season surge and won the Region 1-AAAAAA tournament by eight strokes on Monday at Spring Hill Country Club in Tifton.

    April 21, 2014

  • Soccer Pack beats Lowndes, can win region on Wednesday

     The Colquitt County boys soccer team scored three goals in the first half and added two more in the second to deal Lowndes its first Region 1-AAAAAA loss of the season and set the stage for a shot at its first region title since 1999.

    April 21, 2014

Business Marquee
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Seasonal Content

Should abortion be legal for victims of rape?

No. That baby is alive, no matter how horrible its manner of conception.
Yes. It's wrong to force a woman to carry the child of her rapist.
Abortion is a private matter and should be legal for everyone.
     View Results