Prep sports notebook: Houston students sign athletic scholarships

Sun News correspondentMarch 26, 2014 

Several local athletes signed scholarships to continue playing sports in college over the past week.

In a signing ceremony at Perry High School on Monday, soccer player Micah Lehenbauer announced his intention to play for Concordia University in Nebraska next season. Lehenbauer plays striker for the Panthers and is second on the team in goals scored.

Two Veterans High School softball players will attend East Georgia State together. Katlyn Winner and Maggie Bell will both join a Bobcat program that is off to an 11-7 start to its season.

Warhawks football player Nick Anderson will continue his education at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky. The Patriots went 12-0 last season before falling in the NAIA National Championship game to Grand View University.

Soccer teams ranked by European sports website

Three local soccer teams are ranked by eurosport.com.

Veterans sits at No. 3 in GHSA girls Class AAAA at 10-1. The Warhawks have won four straight since their only defeat of the season by one goal in a road game at First Presbyterian Day School. FPD is ranked No. 1 in GHSA Girls Class A with a perfect 11-0 record.

Houston County High School is No. 2 in GHSA boys Class AAAAA with an unbeaten record of 11-0. The Bears finished as runner-up in Class AAAAA last season to McIntosh High School, which is ranked No. 1 again. The two teams will meet in a non-region clash on April 17 in Peachtree City before the playoffs begin.

The Perry Panthers are No. 6 in GHSA boys Class AAAA at 10-1. The Panthers’ only loss this season was to Houston County.

Veterans, Houston County undefeated in region

Veterans and Houston County stayed hot on the baseball diamond with undefeated weeks.

The Warhawks went 3-0 in dominating fashion by beating Westside, Dodge County and Baldwin by a combined score of 48-4. Veterans appears well on its way to another GHSA 2-AAAA championship with a perfect 4-0 region record.

The Bears are also unbeaten at 3-0 in their quest to defend the GHSA 2B-AAAAA championship. Houston County won two road games this week with a 13-5 victory over Warner Robins March 18 and a 9-2 triumph over Jones County on Friday.

Despite the loss to the Bears, Warner Robins hopes to gain a little bit of momentum of its own headed down the stretch after beating Northside 7-6 on Friday. The victory was the first subregion win of the season for a young Demon team. Jarrod Crum picked up the victory on the mound and also scored the eventual winning run on a three-run homer.

“It’s a big win, and we need to get a little streak going,” Warner Robins head coach Bill Beatty said. “I think this will be good for our ego.”

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