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She plans to attend the University of Georgia. ~Oo Cadi Seit'z was escorted by her parents Dave and Gini Seitz Seth Smith was escorted by his father RJ. Smith. Smith and sisters Halle and Kylie. Seitz has lettered in tennis for three has lettered in tennis for three years. He plans to attend years. She plans to attend Middle Georgia State University Mercer University with plans to be a lawyer. before transferring to Georgia Southern to study nursing. MP GOLF Continued from Front One day earlier on March 26, the MP boys competed in the Cougar Invitational tour- nament in Newnan, finishing seventh out of 12 teams with a team score of 341. Freshman Cannon Newberry recorded MP's top score of 80. Other counting scores were posted by Proctor with an 83, Dylan Steed with an 86 and limbo Finch with a 92. MP head coach Clint Ash- more said his boys squad has more depth than the program has had in recent years with his top eight players only separated by a total of about six shots per 9-hole round. Ashmore said the biggest pos- itive is that there's still room for improvement, especially in terms of concentration throughout the round. He said of the boys squad: "We haven't played our best gotfyeC' On March 22, MP squads captured a match at Hickory Hill Golf Club in Jackson with the MP boys taking a three-team battle with rivals Jackson and Monticello and the MP girls defeating Jackson in a two-team match. The Bull- dogs easily defeated the other squads with a team score of 159, dominating second-place Monticello, who finished with a 211, and third-place Jackson, who finished with a 227. Cannon Newberry shot MP's top score of 38, edging " Proctor, who finished with a round of 39. MP's other two counting scores were posted by Steed and Josh Cobb, who each shot 41. Meanwhile, the MP girls fired a 165, beating Jackson's 188 by 23 strokes. Senior Payton Poland was the low medalist with a 53, edging her younger sister Molly Po- land, who shot a 54. Hughes recorded MP's other counting score of 58. One week earlier on March 15, both MP squads took first place in their opening home match of the season at Forsyth Golf Club. The MP boys posted a total Of 159, defeating second- place Pike County with 172 and third-place Tattnall Square with 184. Steed shot an impressive 37 to take low medalist honors. Cannon Newberry recorded MP's second-best score of 39 while Cobb and Proctor also posted counting scores of 41 and 42, respectively. Meanwhile, the MP girlS dominated Pike County by 23 strokes with a team score of 149 compared with the Lady Pirates 172. Hughes was the low medal- ist with a round of 48. MP's other counting scores were posted by Molly Poland with 49 and Payton Poland with 52. The MP girls golf team is next scheduled to compete in the 18-hole West Georgia Golf Classic in LaGrange oia Monday, April 9. Continued PAGE B2 Christopher Swars was escorted by his mother Susan :': Swars. Swars has lettered in tennis for two years. He plans:" to enlist in the U.S. Army as a combat medic. :~' Humans have long used the tree's strong, hard, fine-grained wood to make all sorts of tools and other implements. Tool handles, knit- ting needles, roller skate wheels, wheel cogs, golf club heads and even harrow teeth have been fashioned from dogwood lumber. The wood was also once used to make the thousands of shuttles employed in the manufacture of textiles. In fact, some historians estimate as much as 90 percent of the dogwood lumber cut during the 19th century was used for this purpose. Native Americans were the first to use dogwood for medicinal pur- poses. They concocted a number of remedies, to alleviate headaches and sore mu des, to treat diarrhea, and offset the effects of poisons. They also discovered dogwood would reduce fever. "[his ability proved to be extremely important during the Civil War. Malaria is a disease that devas- tated many Confederate and Union soldiers during the Civil War. Some historians estimate one million Union soldiers alone came down with the disease. , Treating the malady was a major problem for the Confederate Army -, due to the fact the only two compa- nies that manufactured quinine, the drug used to treat the disease, were :, located in the North. Consequently, >, quinine had to be smuggled into the . South. However, when even smug- gling eventually could not meet the demand for the drug, quinine sub, stitutes were use to quell malaria- induced fever. This necessitated the . use of quinine substitutes such as finely ground dogwood bark, bone, set, chinquapin; Willow, yelI6 popular in place of quinine. With our countryside awash in glorious flowering dogwood blossoms, there is no better time to ponder on the truth of the old cc adage, Beauty is often more than skin deep. Terry Johnson is retired Program ': Manager of the Georgia Nongame- Endangered Wildlife Program. He has written the informative column " 'Monroe Outdoors'for the Reporter for many years. Email him at tjwoodduck@bellsouth, net. Continued from Front third, but senior Cameron Agnew was gunned down at home plate trying to tag up from third on Aaron Mocks flyoutl to center. One inning later, MP was able to pad its lead when senior Ladondre Buckner provided the game's biggest blast with a two-out triple to left-center on a 3-1 fast- ball that got over the head of the Spalding leftfielder, plating a pair of runs for a Car + Home = See me for Car and Home Insurance and save. StateFarm'" LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR, STATE FARM IS TttERE.' Providing Insurance and Filmnciat Services 3-0 lead. The Jaguars mounted a rally in the top of the fifth, but Moore stranded the bases loaded with a strikeout looking to keep his shutout intact. MP then added what turned out to be a critical insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double down the leftfield line by Jeramiah Andrews, scoring Knight and giving the Bulldogs what seemed like a com- fortable 4-0 lead. Needing just three outs for the victory, MP third baseman Austin Mock and shortstop Agnew made back-to-back throwing errors to start the top of the seventh. Moore then sandwiched an RBI single with a pair of strikeouts to . tl (~C Senice all brands . Installation , lnd00rAir Qm~lity . ~,entjve Maintenance Repla.cements Refrigeration Cooking Equipment . Commercial Kitchen Repai~ . N~rE Certified 0 Fact0ryAuth0rized Dealer . Finmacing Available with Great Rates I move one out away from a win. Instead, Spalding got back-to-back two-out RBI singles on a blooper to left and a line drive to right, re- spectively, putting the tying run in scoring position and the go-ahead run on base. But Moore pitched out the jam, forcing the groiandout to second, and the Bulldogs escaped with a much-need- ed 4-3 win. Moore got the complete game victory, throwing seven innings while giving up eight hits and three runs, all unearned. He also struck out nine Jaguar batters while yielding just a single walk. Two days earlier, on March 26, MP lost 6:1 to Spalding on the road in Game 1 of the Best-ofo3 Mike Weeks & Mark McCranie Se~i~j ~iddle Georgia 20 Years L/censed & h~red series. MP scored its lone run in the top of the first inning before the Jaguars an- swered back with four runs in the bottom of the second to seize a commanding 4-1 lead. Spalding then added to its advantage with two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for the 6-1 final margin. Junior Alex Kite took the loss for the Bulldogs, giving up six runs on six hits over five innings while striking out five. MP's defense didn't do Kite any favors, com- mitting three errors, in- cluding several costly ones during the Jags' four-run second inning explosion. Andrews, Aaron Mock and J.D. Richards tied for the MP team lead with two hits each. The MP baseball squad ' 1' will next host West Lau- rens in Game 2 of the key -- Best-of-3 region series at ; 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday , before traveling on the road to face the Raiders in Game- 3 at 5:55 p.m. on Friday. MP will then host Perry on,; Monday, April 9 in a Game , 1 of a Best-of-3 set against , the region foe Panthers. T Also, the MP JV baseball team will host Perry in its home finale at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 9 prior to the varsity game. :: Meanwhile, the Monroe County Middle School baseball team was sched- uled to compete in the first round of the area playoffs , at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, -: April 11. 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