Demons basketball on hot streak

Sun News correspondentDecember 18, 2013 

Warner Robins High School has the hottest basketball team in the area as it moved to 6-1 on the season after wins over Houston County and Westside-Macon last week.

The Demons jumped out to a huge lead over the Bears in their opening GHSA Region 2-AAAAA game Dec. 13 and held on late for the 49-48 victory.

With only six sub-region games on the schedule, every win is vital.

Warner Robins will not play its next sub-region game until Jan. 11 on the road at Northside.

Northside lineman featured in Sports Illustrated

Northside defensive lineman JaQue Billingsley was featured last week in Sports Illustrated’s “Underdogs” feature, which profiles inspiring stories in high school football.

Billingsley had his lower leg amputated in 2010 after suffering complications from a serious knee injury that he sustained during wrestling practice.

He also competes for the Houston County Sharks adaptive sports teams and is a champion weight lifter, having qualified for the U.S. Paralympics National Championships.

To learn more about Billingsley’s story, visit www.gofundme.com/JaQue.

Bear Brawl starts Friday

Houston County High School will host its annual Bear Brawl Christmas basketball tournament beginning Friday.

The Northside boys won last year’s tournament with a 76-69 victory over Warner Robins.

Choctaw High School out of Florida won the girls tournament with a win over Brunswick.

Houston students spotlighted in USA Today

Houston County High School students were featured last week in USA Today’s “Student Section Spotlight.”

Known as the “HoCo LOCOS,” the student section supports the Bears at a wide range of sporting events including football, basketball and soccer games.

The group organizes travel to away games and is well recognized locally for its outward vocal support of the Bears and strong attendance at events.

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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