A field of 24 prep softball teams is scheduled to participate in the 2012 Brawl in the Fall tournament, sponsored by Auto Owners Insurance. The bulk of the action begins with pool play today at each of the five Houston County high schools and at Jones County High School. The medal rounds will be held Saturday at those same six locations.
Each site features four teams. Pool A games will be played at Houston County High and includes the Lady Bears; Franklin County, Mary Persons and Peach County. Pool B games will be played at Jones County and features the Greyhounds, Columbus, Monticello and Rutland. Coffee County, Crawford County and West Laurens will compete with Northside in Pool C at the Eagles Nest. In Pool D, Perry will host Locust Grove, Strong Rock Christian and Thomas County Central. Veterans will host Dodge County, Harlem and Luella in Pool E. Finally, Warner Robins will host Bryan County, FPD and Howard in Pool F.
Tight end Jaleel Morris and lineman Colby Knighton each set a pair of records in Northside football teams annual Ironman conditioning competition. Morris cleaned 355 pounds. He also set a point record for running backs and tight ends. Knighton set a record in bench press (385). He and Jaque Billingsley tied for a new record in incline press at 335 pounds.
Other category winners included: Anfirnee Chatfield (squats, power press and bench repetitions); Lee Bradley and Darius Holmes (10-yard dash); Aaron Davis and Marquez Moore (40-yard dash) and Brian Dyson (mile run). Chatfield (defensive line) joined Morris as a position winner, as did Glen Smith (quarterbacks and receivers), Taylor Lay (offensive linemen), Trey Payne (linebackers) and Rodney Levine (defensive backs).
Houston County senior volleyball and basketball standout Paige Mosley transferred to Wesleyan, according to Lady Bears basketball coach Jon Roddie. Mosley was an all-Area 1-AAAA hitter in 2011 for the Houston County volleyball team and she was an all-county basketball performer. The Wesleyan girls basketball program has won five consecutive GHSA state titles; the last four of which came out of Class A.
Pink lady boost
Libero Megan Clark guided Houston County to a straight-set win over rival Warner Robins and a perfect 4-0 mark in Saturdays volleyball play date at Houston County HIgh School.
Wearing a pink shirt to identify her as a libero, Clark did more than pass for the Lady Bears. She added several service aces and a handful of back-row kills in the match with the Demonettes. Houston County also earned wins over Jackson, Lee County and Northside.
Perry, WR host XC meet, run
The cross country teams from Perry and Warner Robins high schools host the third annual Mid-State Classic on Saturday at the Perry Agricultural Center. According to Perry head coach Brett Hardy, some 20 teams are expected for the event, which begins with the middle school girls division at 8 a.m.
That same evening, the schools will host the second annual Mid-State Road Race which is open to the public. That event will feature a 5-k run and a 1-mile fun run/walk. For more details, call Warner Robins head coach David Erpelding at 952-6184 or e-mail Erpelding@bellsouth.net.
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