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PREP SPORTS NOTEBOOK: Houston athletes shine at state track meet

Houston County’s William Moore took home a state title Thursday at the 2015 GHSA Track and Field State Championships in the Class 1 wheelchair shot put.

Moore’s throw of 23-03.25 was also good for a state record.

Houston County finished second overall in the Class 1 wheelchair events, just two points behind champion North Cobb.

Northside thrower Brandon Sandifer also excelled in the shot put, taking second in boys Class AAAAA, with a throw of 53-02.50. Sandifer, also a standout offensive lineman for the Eagles, signed a football scholarship with the University of Florida in February.


Perry baseball player Jake Farrell signed a scholarship with the University of West Georgia last week in a signing ceremony at the school.

Farrell was a key infielder and offensive catalyst this season for a resurgent Panther program.

Perry finished second in GHSA region 2-AAAA and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs before falling to No. 1 Buford.


The 2015 GHSA 2B-AAAAA subregion baseball team was announced recently with several local athletes earning honors.

Houston County tied Jones County for the most first team selections with five each. Position players Josh Profit, Hunter Phillips and Austin Hittinger were joined by pitchers Andy Moore and D.L. Hall as first team representatives for the Bears.

Warner Robins had two selections with utility player Trey Etheridge and pitcher Steven Smith.

Northside’s Trent Deighan and Kolby Kinsler were joined by Warner Robins’ Brannon Green and Houston County’s Tanner Hall and Kyle Parry for honorable mention accolades.