Prep sports notebook: Houston County High opens cheer season

September 25, 2013 

Houston County High School opened the 2013 cheerleading season by hosting the 13th annual Middle Georgia Cheer Classic on Saturday with several local teams participating.

The home-standing Bears are defending GHSA AAAAA State Champions and although they were not available to place at this event due to being the hosts, their score would have finished second to AAAAA winner Effingham County, which tallied a competition best score of 269.

Harris County and Richmond Hill finished in a tie for second, with Warner Robins finishing fourth. The Demons had a pair of falls on tumbling passes and also struggled to meet a high degree of difficulty during their routine, resulting in a score of 173.

Defending GHSA AAAA State Champion Veterans tallied a score of 207 to finish second in their division to Crisp County who won with a total of 232. The Warhawks incurred 12 points in deductions due to an illegal stunt during their routine and a uniform infraction.

Tift County recorded a score of 220 to take home first place in AAAAAA, with Dodge County winning the AAA title after a routine that earned 192 points.

Bleckley County’s total of 182 was good enough to beat Putnam’s 162 for first place in AA.

Savannah Christian narrowly edged Calvary Day by a total of 208-204 to win the A competition. Dooly County finished third.

In other action, Bonaire Middle School won first place in the seventh-grade division with a score of 131, while Lee County Middle took home first in the eighth-grade division with a score of 176.

Warhawks volleyball falls to East Coweta

The GHSA Class-AAAA No.1 ranked Veterans Warhawks volleyball team dropped just their second match of the season on Saturday at the Conyers Classic Spikefest tournament in Rockdale County.

East Coweta, who competes in Class-AAAAAA, swept the Warhawks in two sets, 25-11 and 25-12 to improve their record to 29-5.

Veterans returned to region 2-AAAA play with a tri-match against Perry and West Laurens on Tuesday.

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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