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March 20, 2019 Page 3B MONROE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019 GIRLS TRACK TEAM Mo Count/ nroe 2019 Aleah Bailey Takiya James Amyna Barkley Jaliyah Johnson/: Niah Bigham Zorah Bigham Serenity Bland Kadence Brown Qua'Neshia Brown Destiny Collier Amiya Davis Alexis Dent Ashley Dupre Ahzoria Hardy Elizabeth James Mary Alice Ma s Ava Nelson Kelly Rollins KaJey Ross Ja'Lynn Sikes Abbey Stembridge Amelia Stone Mary Michael Tane Bella Toles Alivia Truitt Natalie Williamson- i i i i~ i i Monroe County Middle 2019 Boys Track Roster Austin Adams Dillon Ivey Brandon Alford Khameron Little Jaeden Barkley Omar Lopez Jaylan Barkley James May Cole Battles Kayden Mays Athan Burleson Luke McBride Jamai Davis J.T. Owens Seth Davis Derrick Parker Ty Dumas Van Tane Easom Farmer Jacob Webb Dylan Garza Jesean Wilson MONROE COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL 2019 BOYS TRACK TEAM I I By Richard Dumas forsyth@mymcr.net The Mary Persons JV baseball squad fell to 1 - 1-1 after losing the second game of a home doubleheader to Schley County on March 7. The Bulldogs fell 3-2 in five innings as the Wildcats scored the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning on a flyball that MP right- fielder Sherriod Jordan couldn't secure in his glove. Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the third, MP scored its first run when Caden Swancey crossed home plate on a wild pitch. Schley County reclaimed the lead in the top of the fourth, but the Bulldogs once again answered in the bottom of the frame when Aric Mock hit a sacrifice fly to leftfield to tie the contest at 2 all. Trailing once again at 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth, MP got runners on second and third with two outs. Down to their final MP sophomore Andrew Lackley roped a three-run double to leftfield that enabled the JV Bulldogs to escape with a 7-7 tie in Game 1 of a home doubleheader with Schley County on ,Thursday. (Photo/Richard Dumas) out, the Bulldogs' Dawson tie. MP'S Andrew Lackley The MP JV baseball team Niblett laced a line drive to singlehandedly erased will next play at Lamar centerfield, but the frozen the three-run lead with a County at 4:30 p.m. on rope was caught for the ! bases-loaded double that Thursday. The JV Bulldogs game's final out. plated all three runners then head back on the Earlier on Wednesday, after three straight walks, road to face Jones County in Game 1, the Bulldogs However, MP was unable in a road doubleheader on rallied back from a 7-4 to get Lackley home from Tuesday, March 26 with deficit in the bottom of the scoring position and settled Game 1 beginning at 4 p.m. fifth inning to secure a 7-7 for the five-inning tie. and Game 2 to follow at 5:45 p.m. Also, the Monroe County Middle School Bulldogs stayed undefeated with a 5-3 road win at Gray Station on March 8. The Bulldogs, 5-0 on the season, broke up a 3-3 tie with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning as Brycen Home and Christian Childress each pitched for the Bulldogs. Two days ear- lier, on March 6, Monroe County pounded Lamer County Middle 10-3 on the road as Thomas Brooks led the Bulldogs with two hits, a double and a triple, and three RBIs. Ryan Jenkins pitched five innings for the victory while Ian Lewis polished offthe wifi on the mound On March 5, The Bull- dogs held offUpson County Middle 8-3 on the road despite cold, windy conditions. Jenkins and ' Home led the DOgs' offense while Brooks recorded the win on the mound with five strong innings, lake : Gore pitched in relief for the Dogs. C-Team head coach Michael SmaUwood ffa~d'.r "I have been very pleased with our team approach this year. Everyone has done exactly what has been asked of them. We have played well so far and we, still haven't played to our full potential yet which, gives us room to improve. We are two deep at nearly every position with not much difference, if any, between players." The C-Team Bulldogs and D-Team Bulldogs (7th Grade squad) were next scheduled to travel to Byron Middle for a road doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, The: Monroe County squads will then return home . to host Henderson in a doubleheader beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. I IIII IIIIII i I 0 By Will Davis pubhsher@mymcr.net The Mary Persons boys soccer team dropped to 3-9 (1-6 in region) last week after losses to Spalding and West Laurens. A 1-0 home loss to the Raiders last Tuesday was particularly tough because it virtually eliminates the Bulldogs from the playoffs for the first time in many years, as MP drops to fifth place in the very strong Region 2-AAAA. West Laurens scored a goal less than a minute into the contest on an attack from the left side that went unguarded, and MP never could score an equalizer despite controlling possession for long stretches. MP played most of the game without five starters. Keeper Aubrey Peterman was still recovering from a concussion suffered two weeks ago. Austin Starr collided with a Raider player early in the game and wound up spend- ing three nights in the hospital with a lacer- ated spleen. Starr is likely done for the season. Tanner Lee and Devin Avant were serving suspensions for red cards. And striker Julian Rivera has been battling an ankle injury. That's the kind of season its been for the MP boys, who haven't scored a goal since a March i win at Howard and have now lost four straight, and nine of their last 10 games after opening the year with two victories. On Frida) the short-handed Bulldogs were mercy-ruled by Spalding 10-0 in Griffin. It was the second time in a week the Bull- dogs were mercy-ruled. On Friday, March 8 in Thomaston, the Bulldogs suffered a 10-0 loss to the No. I ranked Upson-Lee Knights in a game ended 10 minutes early due to the mercy rule. The Bulldogs had lost to Upson- Lee just 3-0 in Forsyth on Feb. 26. On March 5 the Dogs lost to Perry 9-0 at Lancaster Field. The Bulldogs were slated to play at non-re- gion Locust Grove on Tuesday and then host Howard at 7:30 p.m. on Thursda)n MP won the first game against the winless Huskies 5-1. After Thursday's game, the Bulldogs will have a badly needed two weeks off for spring break, perhaps returning to full strength for the final stretch of the season. [ Senior' Bryce Lynch (15) .: battles for ,the dOgS against Upson- Lee laser I .'