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After 5 straight days of baseball, Clay County are bringing home some new trophies.
It was an exciting weekend of baseball in White County. Once everything was wrapped up, it was Clay County who were crowned champions of the Dizzy Dean District 6 12 U Baseball Tournament.
Clay County defeated Jackson County 8-6 in a back and forth final game of the tournament on Monday evening after five straight days of play. Eleven counties/teams made their way to White County’s new Yonah Preserve facility for the tournament: Clay, Jackson, Union, Fannin, Gilmer, Dawson, Towns, Jefferson, Hall, Lumpkin, and White.
The first two days of the tournament were pool play days. The eleven teams were split into three groups. Each team played two games in order to arrange the seeding of the tournament. The main story coming out of the pool play was how dominate Clay County were. They scored an astounding 32 runs in their opening games, which easily earned them the one seed. Furthermore, only Clay and Union County won both of their games, while the rest of the teams each lost at least one of their pool games. Only Lumpkin and Towns County lost both of their pool games.
Saturday is when bracket play began, including three play in games and the quarterfinals. There were not many upsets throughout the event, with the only exception to that being Jackson County. They played two games on Saturday, defeating Towns County early in the morning to play #3 Jefferson. Jackson County was able to pull off the upset against Jefferson in the last game of the day by the final score of 9-5. The semifinals on Sunday consisted of #1 Clay County vs. #4 Fannin County, and #2 Union County vs. #6 Jackson County. Clay and Jackson advanced to the finals of this tournament. Meanwhile, all four of the semifinalists qualified for the state tournament in Canton, GA next week.
Congratulations to Clay County for their victory in this weekend’s tournament!
Friday night had the Indians and Lady Indians travel to play the Bears at Cherokee Bluff High School in Flowery Branch. The Bluff maybe a new school but definitely have some good athletes and coaching. At the end of the night, the girls and boys would split victories.
The first to tip-off was the Lady Indians against a fast Bears team. The Game started out slow between the two teams with the Lady Bears holding a slim 8-4 lead over the Lady Indians. With the start of the 2nd, the Lumpkin Ladies started to find a rhythm from the perimeter with five 3-pointers including two from #14 Claire White to carry a tie heading into the locker room at the half. The third period was almost a carbon copy of the previous period with the long-range shooting of the Lady Indians. #23 Ashlynn Wistoski added her name to the 3-point list with two and helped push the lead to 30-26 as the final period was 1 minute away. In the final period of the game, the Lady Bears were caught on their heels as Lumpkin came out on fire. Having the best period of play I have seen this year was MacKenzie Pulley, #22 had 15 points to seal a huge victory and keep moving forward in a great season. The 55-32 win for the Lumpkin Lady Indians has them sitting at 14-4 overall with a tough region schedule still to come. Leading the scoring on the night was Davenport with 14 points and Pulley with 20 points.
The Varsity boys took the court to face off against a big Bears team in the nightcap. The Indians came out short on the night as the Bears held the lead from start to finish. Coach Steele’s team left everything they had on the floor but wasn’t able to match the size and speed of Cherokee Bluff. The Indians trailed after one period by 17 and 19 at the half. As the second half began, the team lost focus after some sideline distractions. The Bears were too much for the Indians to handle in the third as they scored at will to put up 27 huge points to put the contest out of reach for Lumpkin. The Indians could not get anything going in the final period as they were outscored 21-4 as the clock buzzer sound. The 95-44 loss to the Bears is disheartening but Coach Jeff Steele and his team will regroup and be focused on their next opponent.
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Tonight’s 8th grade game between the Pickens Dragons and the Dawson Tigers came to a sudden end late in the 4th quarter after an injury sustained by a Dragons defensive player.
With the Tigers up big on the board and just over 3 minutes on the game clock, the Dragons player was involved in a block that caused the injury. The player was attended to by staff on the field before EMS arrived. With the arrival of EMS, the injured player was evaluated and it was determined that transport to Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta for treatment was necessary.
No updates on his injuries or treatment were available at time of article.
Fannin Rebels TeamFYNSports sports writer’s player of the week, Junior #35 Will Mosley. Mosley played strong defensively and offensively against the Union Panthers. Mosley made several tackles along with rushing for the Rebels’ only touchdown in the game. Thus far in the season, it’s reported on MaxPreps that Mosley has had a total of 25 tackles and 44 yards rushing. TeamFYNSports looks forward to seeing what all Mosley brings to the table this season. Way to go, Mosley!
TeamFYNSports director Jason Banks called in this morning for our Monday Morning Quarterback segment. He and BKP discussed Fannin’s tough loss to Lumpkin, Ridgeland’s win over Pickens, and East Hall’s loss at Dawson. Follow TeamFYNSports for all your up to date high school football coverage in our North Ga region. Every Friday night we have your complete sideline coverage.
My Gilmer Bobcats player of the week is #8 A. Bertolini , this guy is all over the field making plays and best of all taking care of his team. This young man shows sportsmanship, dignity, and pride towards his teammates as well as other players. This guy has what it takes along with many others of this Bobcats team to possibly upset some really big teams in 2018. With the right coaching and strategy anything is possible. Way to Go #8!!! GO CATS!!!
The Bobcats showed a lot of improvement on both sides of the ball Friday night. They held the Raiders to just 39 points for the whole game. Whereas previously in the season it has been 49-0 at halftime against most of the season.
The Bobcats defense stopped 2 two point conversions and were able to force the Raiders to make a couple punts.
The Bobcats offensive line showed lots of improvement by moving the ball down the field and picking up a few first downs instead of going three and out every drive.
Even though the scoreboard didn’t show Bobcats as the winners, it was a win in the coaches and teammates minds this week! The Bobcats are coming together week after a week and improving constantly. With such a young team that Gilmer has this season, you coach them up and build them up for the following seasons.
The Raiders defeated the Bobcats 39-0 giving the Bobcats a 0-7 record for the 2017 season. If this team continues to show progress like they did Friday night I can firmly say they will upset several schools in the 2018 season.
The Bobcats travel to Northwest Whitfield this Friday. Kick of is at 7:30, come out and support YOUR GILMER BOBCATS!!!!!!
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Coach Parker sits down with BKP and RJ to discuss last week’s game and the upcoming game against Ridgeland.
Coach Chris Parker breaks down the Pepperell game and looks ahead to the North Hall game.
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2016 #TeamFYNSports has a BIG announcement and we are very excited to share the news. The entire goal and commitment by #TeamFYNSports has always been to highlight young athletes in a positive way. FYN made a decision in 2015 to expand our coverage areas from three to ten counties. The need for a growth driven director to lead #TeamFYNSports into the future sent us on a search. FYN was looking for someone with character, focus, perseverance, direction, determination and an in depth knowledge of sports. Someone who shared our dedication to giving exposure to our exceptional athletes in our communities.
We are happy to announce our new Director of #TeamFYNSports – Mr. Kevin Hensley.
Kevin will be heading up our sport department. He will immediately launch a development plan to manage our reporting and new sports broadcasting in all the counties we cover.
Kevin will also be anchoring our new AM daily news show, “The Morning Report”. The Morning Report will air live weekdays 7-8 am. Please join us in welcoming Kevin to #TeamFYNSports! We are confident there are great things coming soon!
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