Veterans volleyball ousted at Columbus

Sun News correspondentOctober 31, 2012 

The Veterans volleyball team lost in the quarterfinals of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs, falling at Columbus by scores of 25-13, 25-16 and 25-20.

“We made too many unforced errors,” Veterans head coach Nicole Miranda wrote in a text message. “(We) didn’t pass well in serve receive.”

The Lady Warhawks (34-6) struggled to generate a consistent attack. Meanwhile, Columbus strung together runs of several consecutive points.

Veterans lost in the quarterfinals for the second straight season. This year, however, the Lady Warhawks also have an area championship to show for their efforts.

“We hung,” Miranda wrote. “Proud of my girls ... another fantastic year.”

GISA state cross country results

Rob Ray of Westfield recorded the best local individual finish at the GISA Class AAA state cross country meet Saturday in Albany. Ray completed the 5-K Darton College course in 18:21.11 and finished 20th overall. Ray’s teammate Reece Hickock finished 27th. Mount de Sales won the team title.

In the girls division, Westfield’s Valerie Mclure finished third among individuals. She posted a time of 20:53. Stratford Academy won the girls team title.

Last Chance cross country invite

Perry’s boys finished sixth in a field of 21 teams from Class AAA and AAAA at the Carrollton Last Chance cross country meet Saturday in Carrollton. Jackson Reid, John Weaks and Jimmy Mehserle recorded top-30 finishes.

In the girls division, Abby Booth of Perry ran third among individuals. The Lady Panthers finished 14th in the team standings.

Cardiac Car Show

The inaugural Chip’n Away at Heart Disease Cardiac Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Houston Mall on Houston Road in Warner Robins. All makes and models of cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. The registration fee is $25 and a form can be obtained at The event will feature prizes for top entrants, music, etc. All proceeds will benefit the Georgia Transplant Foundation. Contact Chip Malone at 396-8824 for additional information.

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