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orter 1 WE HAVE IT COVERED IF IT'S PLAYED March 20, 2019 MARY PERSONS BULLDOG 478-992-9945 S HOME CALENDAR wBItg Y,W 20 p,m. CiT m Gi!ls cer Lo iC nty C-Team Boys Soccer (vs. Lamar County) 1111g Y, W 21 3:45 p.m, Varsity Boys E, Girls Golf (vs, Upson,Lee @ River Forest Club) Mar~ Per,- sons junidr ace Trippe Moore, Georgia Tech, com- mit, threw a five-inning no-hitter in an 11 - 1 home vic-'!i tory over Howard'i#;i! MP's region-,:, opener on Mo -ill day nighL~ ' - Moore~cil~ :~ p r oVj c~dl '/'i ',iii.ii~' the D6gs; offense ith ?iii a pair of two-run homers. MP will next head to Howard for Game 2 on ' Wednesday. (Photo/Kim Holderfieid) 4 00 p,m. Varsity Boys E, Girls Tennis (vs. Howard) 4:30 p.m.' D-Team Baseball (vs, Henderson), ~ i, ~i~ ~ii! i ~i i;i i~ii i~ii~i i,I p,m, Varsity Girls (vs. Howard) 7:30 p.m. Varsity Boys Soccer (vs, Howard) p,m. Varsity Baseball (vs. Howard) mY, tMJ i zs 5:.$5 p,m. Varsity Baseball (vs. Spalding) Varsity Boys & Girls Tennis (vs. Perryl / By Ridmrd Dumas The Mary Persons baseball squad continued its recent offensive outburst by pounding rival Howard 11-1 in five innings at home on Monday in their Region 2-AAAA opener. Junior standout Trippe Moore had perhaps his finest night in a Bulldog uniform, hitting a pair of two-run homers and throwing a no-hitter on the mound. Moore finished the night at the plate with By Will Davis The Mary Persons girls soccer team fell to 9-2 (6-1 in region) on Friday with a 3-0 loss to the 10th-ranked Spalding Jaguars in Griffm. Playing on very tall grass at Spalding, the Lady Jags jumped on top of the Bulldogs early with a quick goal within the first minute. They scored two more before half as the Bulldogs, playing without freshman Abby Williamson, who was battling the flu, adjusted to the slow-rolling ball and the talented Jaguars. The MP girls seemed to get their feel for the game late in the first half and battled the Jags to a scoreless second half. "It was a tough game;' said coach Dallas Hall. "I feel like every time we play Spalding, someone is out. They blitzed us really quickly with two goals in the first 15 minutes and it's hard to recover from that" Hall said they did accom- plice their goal of a shutout in the second half and adjusting the formation at half time. Spalding has been the top dog in girls soccer since they joined Region 2-AAAA, and this year won't be any different un- less the Lady Dogs can beat them by four goals in the rematch on April 12. Still, MP can aim to repeat as No. 2 in region, entitling them to a home playoff game. The Lady Dogs had taken another step toward that goal on Tuesday, March 12 with a 3-0 win over West Laurens. / two hits in two at-bats, both home runs to go along with a walk and four RBIs. On the mound, Moore pitched a five-inning complete I the first offofHuskies' starter Colin Blackwell. Alex Kite knocked in MP's first run on a foul sacrifice n reg=on Conner Watson then cross&l home plate on a passed ball by Howard catcher Gameron T ylor, fly popup down the nghtfield line ended th inning th a 5-0 lead. game, giving up no hits and one that scored Eric Snow from third, Howard scored its lone run *the earned run to go along with a walk Moore then hit adrive to top of the third' after Moore w dked and four strikeouts, right-center that carried over the the leadoffman J6}dan Gray, who ; turned out to be the Huskies o )r. Moore said of his memorable fence for an opposite-field home " night: "I've never hit two homers run to bring in two more runs. baserunner of the night. A wild and had a no-hitter in the same da); With MP already leading 3-0, especially in high school So that's Thorn Anderson hit a bases-loaded pretty awesome: popup just over the mound that fell MP, 12-4 overall (1-0 in Region safely between three Huskies' de- 2-AAAA), got off to a blazing start, fenders, scoring Jeramiah Andrews scoring five runs in the bottom of for MP's fourth run of the frame. pitch enabled Gray tO take secorid. He thenL.a dval,l,~qe~ to,third On groundout and crossed home p!ate. on a sacrifice fly to rightfiet off " See MP BASEBALL . Page 2B Sophomore Rachel Martin (left) celebrates her first career varsity rens on Tuesday. (Photo/Will Davis) Sophomore Rachel Mar- tin put the Dogs up in the first half when a corner kick bounced nearby and she knocked it in for her first career varsity goal. Striker Abbie Davis added two more in the second half goal with Sydney Lewis (right) in a 3-0 win over West Lau- to round out the 3-0 vic- and then host Howard at The MP girls have lost their tory. Hall said the girls once 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. MP home match against the again played much better won the first game against Lady Huskies the past two in the second half, getting the Huskies on March 1years. many more goal chances. 3-1. Hall said he's excited After Thursday's game, The Lady Dogs were about the chance to sweep the Lady Dogs will have slated to play at non-region Howard in both games for two weeks off for spring Locust Grove on Tuesday the first time in three years, break.