Middle school tennis teams win
MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County middle school boys and girls tennis team raised their records to 5-0 after defeating Tift County on Monday at the Lynda Moseley Tennis Complex.
Winning for the Colquitt County boys were Kevin Johnson at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 4-6 10-8; Alyn Herndon at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2; and Christopher Rogers, 6-3, 6-3.
At No. 1 doubles, Hayden Holloway and Albert Stringer won 6-3, 6-2 and at No. 2 doubles, John Melvin Herndon and Jon Cone won 6-3, 6-2.
In extra matches, Nathan Corley won 6-0; Slater Stringer and Gabe Shivers won 6-3, 6-3; and Noah Whitaker and Eason Roberts won 4-6, 6-3, 10-8.
The Lady Packers won 5-0.
At No. 1 singles, Beylee Robers won 6-2, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Sydney Wheeler won 6-2, 6-2; and at No. 3 singles, Annabelle Roberts won 6-2, 6-2.
Payton Moore and Kathryn Faison won at No. 1 doubles, 6-2, 6-2, and Anna Beth Elliott and Madelyn Hurst won at No. 2 doubles 6-2, 6-2.
In an extra match, Karli Yarbrough and Payton Moore won 6-2, 6-2.
The Colquitt County teams will travel to Lowndes on Wednesday for a tri-match against Pine Grove and Lowndes.
Middle school boys golf second at Francis Lake
MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County middle school boys golf team shot a 333 to finish second in the Pine Grove Invitational at Francis Lake Golf Club.
The Packers were led by Tanner Brown, who shot a 68. Also for the Colquitt County middle school boys, Lance Blanchett shot a 72; Tyler Key, an 88; Caleb Yarbrough, 105; and Nicholas Vines, 124. David Friedlander became ill and had to withdraw.
Coffee Middle School was first with a 309. Also in the field were Pine Grove, 342; Lee County, 355; Tift County, 373; Hahira, 389; Valdosta, 409; and Lowndes, 418.
In the girls event, Colquitt County shot a 222 to finish third behind, Valdosta, which won with a 182, and Lee County.
Brenna Blanton led the Lady Packers with a 106. Madison Willis and Cate Tyler each shot 116. Lauren McGlamery also played for the Colquitt County girls.
Eighth-grade baseball team spanks Tift
MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County eighth-grade baseball team pounded out 22 hits in a 16-6 victory over Tift County on Monday at Packer Park.
Javan Jackson and Turner Sircy did the pitching and had plenty of offensive help.
Tucker Hathcock and Jed Hart each had four hits; Sircy, Reese Bledsoe, Chance Sealy and Trace Eakins each had three hits; and Dylan Gay and Eli Faison each had one hit.
The victory raises the eighth-grade team’s record to 6-5.
The eighth-graders lost a suspended game against Pine Grove that was resumed last week, 5-4.
The Packers immediate went at Pine Grove again and won 6-5.
Faison and Jackson pitched the Packers to the final inning and Hathcock closed it out.
Gay had three hits; Hart had two hits; and Sircy, Eakins, Hathcock, Bledsoe and Mason Davis each had one hit.
The eighth-graders will be back at Packer Park to face Coffee on Thursday and will travel on Friday to Adel to play Cook.
JV boys soccer team gets first loss
MOULTRIE — The Colquitt County junior varsity soccer team scored three minutes into its game with Lee County on Monday at Packer Park, but could not find the back of the net again and dropped a 2-1 decision.
It was the first loss of the season for the JV Packers, who are now 6-1-2.
Jaciel Martinez got the Packers only goal, taking a pass from Paulino Munoz, firing at the Trojans keeper, then using a header to put rebound in the net.
The 1-0 lead lasted until 13 minutes were left in the game when Lee County scored on a corner kick.
Six minutes later, the Packers mishandled a ball and Lee County got a breakaway to score the winning goal.
“We passed the ball well, possessed the ball, just couldn’t score,” coach Justin Nelms said. “We had three really good crosses, just couldn’t convert.”
The JV girls fell 9-0 and are now 1-5-1. The girls will travel to meet Valdosta on Wednesday and both teams will travel to play at Tift County on Thursday.