Prep sports notebook: Houston soccer teams off to strong start

February 26, 2014 

Several local soccer teams are off to fast starts after impressive results over the weekend.

No. 5 ranked Houston County, which finished runner-up in GHSA Class AAAAA last season stepped up in classification and defeated No. 1 ranked Class AAAAAA representative Collins Hill by a score of 3-1. Steven Moore scored two goals in the victory for the Bears.

Houston County also received a fantastic result in the girls game as the team earned a 1-1 draw with No. 4 ranked Collins Hill. The Bears’ goal was scored by Kaylee Brownell.

The Northside boys are now 4-0 after winning the Trojan Cup at Lamar County over the weekend in a 2-1 penalty shoot out victory against Spalding.

3 Houston wrestlers place in weight class

The GHSA wrestling season concluded last week with three Houston County athletes placing in their respective weight classes.

Perry’s Derekston Williams finished fourth in the 138-pound division at the Class AAAA meet, while Grant Lensch of Veterans finished fourth at 126 pounds, and his Veterans teammate Marquise Franklin finished sixth in the 195-pound class.

Softball standout signs with Shorter

Houston County softball standout Carson Carriker signed a scholarship offer from Shorter College last week in a signing ceremony at the school.

Carriker was a four-year starter for the Bears and an integral part of three region championship teams, as well as leading the Bears to a third place finish in GHSA Class AAAAA this past season.

She was also a member of the Warner Robins American Little League team that won the World Series in 2009.

Contact Ryan Jordan at rjordan398@gmail.com.

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