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PREP SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Perry head football coach resigns

The Perry football team is once again in search of a leader after head coach Erik Soliday abruptly resigned this month, just two years after taking the job.

Soliday was 4-16 in his two seasons at the helm, including a 1-9 campaign this season that saw the Panthers go winless in GHSA Region 2-AAAA competition.

In comments made to The Telegraph’s Michael A. Lough, Soliday cited the inability to hire his own staff as the main reason for his departure.

THREE HOUSTON COUNTY HIGH BASEBALL PLAYERS SIGN SCHOLARSHIPS

Three members of Houston County’s GHSA Class AAAAA state championship team signed scholarships to play baseball for colleges in a ceremony at the school Friday.

Hunter Phillips chose Georgia Southern, Andy Moore will attend Georgia Southwestern and Josh Profit will attend North Georgia.

Phillips, Moore and Profit are the 16th, 17th and 18th Bears baseball players to sign scholarships in the past six years, respectively.

Phillips finished his junior year with a record of 7-2 in 49 innings pitched for the Bears last season. He also hit .377 as the everyday second baseman.

Moore hit .336 and belted four home runs.

Profit was a standout defender in left field and scored 40 runs while hitting .338.

Head coach Jason Brett’s team defeated Whitewater 2-1 in the three game championship series to win the 2014 state championship. The two programs will get together once again March 13 in a non-region regular season game at CoolRay Field, which is home to the Gwinnett Braves.

WARHAWKS, BEARS FINISH FIFTH IN CHEERLEADING COMPETITIONS

Veterans followed up its 2013-14 state championship in the GHSA Class AAAA cheerleading competition with a fifth place performance at the Columbus Civic Center on Saturday.

The Warhawks finished with 250 points, while Cartersville had 290 to win the title.

Houston County also finished fifth this season on the heels of its runner-up performance in Class AAAAA from a year ago.

The Bears’ score of 286 was just nine points behind the championship winning total of 295 posted by Starrs Mill in an extremely close competition.

Warner Robins competed in sectional competition Friday but failed to make the 16-team final field in Class AAAAA.

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