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Colquitt County producing top offensive linemen
Since Rush Propst rode into town in 2008 and installed his gun-slinging, rapid-fire offense, Colquitt County has produced record-setting teams and players.
The Colquitt County Legends 9U travel baseball team placed second at the Berrien County 10U Invitational Tournament held last Saturday. All the teams in the tournament were 10U teams except the Legends, who were the only 9U team. Shown are, front, from left, Chasyn Miley, Hayden Moore, Abraham Daniels, Jace Autrey, Henry Underwood, Hayes Lightsey and Landon Griffin; middle, Cole Whatley, Nathan Harden, Davis Dalton, Cannon Whatley, Drew Johnson and Mason White; back, coaches Andy Whitaker, Chris Miley, Ricky Griffin, Keith Whatley and Clay Underwood.
Lowndes, Tift County eliminated
And now there are none. Region 1 had three representatives in the Class AAAAAA baseball semifinals, but none reached the Final Four.
Dairy Queen wins Junior girls championships
Dairy Queen clinched the Junior girls softball championship on Tuesday, defeating Pretty Poison II 6-1.
Quality Employment wins Midget League title
Quality Employment needed a win or a tie in its game against Southwest Georgia Insurance on Tuesday to claim the Midget League championship.
Quality won the title when the game ended in a 5-5 tie.
Goodman eighth at World Championship Trials
Florida State rising senior Kelsey Goodman placed eighth in the finals of the women’s 1-meter springboard with a total of 476.00 after 10 dives at the USA Diving World Championship Trials at the Morcom Aquatics Center.
The Colquitt County Crossfire won the first tournament they played in this season when they took first place last weekend in Douglas. Crossfire opened with a 4-2 win ove the Middle Georgia Hurricanes in the play-in game. They then won 9-8 over the Diamond Girls; 14-2 over the Hurricanes again; and then 13-3 in the championship game over the Hurricanes. The team includes Amber Brown, Madison Plymel, batgirl Libby Wetherington, Jacey Wetherington; Emily Allegood, KaLise Richardson, Katlynn Powers, Julia Duncan, Ava Dickens, Gracie Paulk, Elle Perryman, Allie Boatwright and coaches Heath Wetherington, Craig Perryman and Jeremy Dickens.
Propst: Offensive line a work in progress
One of Colquitt County’s goals for spring practice was start rebuilding the offensive line.
That task is coming along slowly, Packers coach Rush Prospt said on Wednesday.
Recreation baseball tournaments to open Monday
The Moultrie-Colquitt County Parks and Recreation Department will hold its postseason Midget League and Farm League tournaments next week at the Magnolia Sports Complex.
Parkview knocks Packers from playoffs
Parkview hit six home runs — including a grand slam — and took advantage of some shaky Colquitt County defense to beat the Packers 16-11 and 7-3 on Tuesday to advance to the Class AAAAAA Final Four.
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