Prep sports notebook: Softball teams march on

October 16, 2013 

Several area softball teams are enjoying a tremendous amount of postseason success.

The Westfield School Hornets earned a spot in the GISA AAA state finals against the Tattnall Square Academy Trojans after a pair of wins in the final four on Saturday at Southern Pines Regional Park in Dublin.

The Hornets swept both of their games, beating Southwest Georgia 5-0 and Stratford 3-1.

They will face Tattnall the championship round on Saturday, with the first game scheduled at noon.

Both the Houston County Bears and Veterans Warhawks won their softball region tournaments to claim No. 1 seeds for the GHSA state playoffs.

The Bears defeated Jones County 3-1 in extra innings to claim the 2-AAAAA title. They were unbeaten in the tournament.

Veterans lost an early game in its tournament, but caught fire and reeled off five straight victories to earn their 2-AAAA championship. The Warhawks beat the Rutland Hurricanes twice in the title round and are a perfect 3-0 against Rutland this season.

Houston County will face McIntosh at home in the opening round of the state playoffs while Veterans hosts Dutchtown. Both opponents earned the No. 4 seeds out of region four in class AAAAA and class AAAA respectively.

Also advancing to the state playoffs are the Perry Panthers who claimed the third spot in region 2-AAAA. They will open up on the road against Locust Grove.

Houston County, Veterans win cheer divisions

Warner Robins High School hosted the Cheer for the Cure cheerleading competition on Saturday with several local schools participating.

Defending GHSA class AAAAA state champion Houston County posted the highest score of the event with a 290, while defending AAAA state champion Veterans won their division with a total of 254.

Warner Robins did not compete for placing due to their role as the host school.

Dooly County, Fitzgerald, Brantley County and Lowndes County also won their divisions at the event.

Workout benefits Susan G. Komen

The Full Tilt Crossfit Center is hosting their WOD (Workout of the Day) for Weave event to benefit Susan G. Komen on Saturday, Oct. 19th.

Registration is available on the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m., with the workout of the day to begin at 11 a.m. The workout will be catered to fit any age group or fitness level.

Cost of the event is $10 and participants will be offered a strand of pink hair to show their support for breast cancer awareness.

Full Tilt is located at 51 Mossy Creek Drive just off of Highway 41, less than two miles south of Highway 96.

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/FullTiltCrossfit

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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