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September 4, 2019 Page 5B iR orter By Ridmrd Dumas forsyth@myrncr.net The Mary Persons varsity and IV boys cross country teams will compete in their lone home meet of the sea- son at the Monroe County Recreation Department at 8 a.m. on Saturday. MP junior phenom Justin Wachtel, who has won each of his first two races of the season, is expected to run in the annual Bulldog Distance Classic, which also includes the Monroe County Middle School boys team. Wachtel was the individual boys champion of the inaugural Bulldog Distance Classic in 2018. In its most recent com- petition, the MP varsity boys cross country team placed 14th out of 39 teams at the Saucony Battle of Atlanta meet at Nash Farms Battlefield in Hampton on Aug. 24. MP finished with 491 points as South Forsyth took the top spot with 112 points. Marietta placed sec- ond with 122 points, edging Brookwood, which finished third with 125 points. Wachtel dominated the boys race, finishing first out of 345 runners with a time of 15 minutes, 50 seconds, nearly 14 seconds faster than the second-place time recorded by Marietta's Kamari Miller. MPs other counting times were recorded by: Logan O'Neill, who placed 77th with a time of 18 minutes, 12 seconds, Connor Battles, who placed 134th with a time of 18 minutes, 54 seconds, Alec Remick, who placed 140th with a time of 18 minutes, 57 seconds, and Holden Haworth, who placed 164th with a time of 19 minutes, 16 seconds. Other MP boys varsity runners who competed on Aug. 24 but did not record counting times included: Weston Dunwody, who placed 199th with a time of 19 minutes, 49 seconds, Bryce Lynch, who placed 270th with a time of 21 minutes, 4 seconds, Alex Hansen, who placed 284th with a time of 21 min- utes, 21 seconds, Michael Necastro, who placed 291st with a time of 21 minutes, 33 seconds, and Hunter Benson, who placed 340th with a time of 25 minutes, 17 seconds. Other schools who com- peted in the boys varsity race on Aug. 24 in order of highest to lowest finish induded: Decatur, Pope, Mandarin, East Coweta, Marist, Loganville, Car- rollton, Richmond Hill, Wesleyan, Allatoona, Druid Hills, East Paulding, Union Grove, Woodward Acad- Evans, Strong Rock Christian, Lakeside (Evans), Paideia, Northgate, Forsyth Central, Ola, Whitewater, Trinity Sharpsburg Chris- tian, Veterans, Johnson, Jones County, Mount Ver- non Presbyterian, Grayson, Locust Grove, Lassiter, North Springs, Spalding, Woodland (Stockbridge), Eagles Landing Christian and Hampton. Also, the MP IV boys cross country team placed 31st out of 37 teams on Aug. 24. The IV Bulldogs finished with 967 points as Brookwood took the IV boys team title with 43 points. Brookwood's Dylan Shust was the IV boys individual champion with a time of 18 minutes, 33 seconds. MP IV runners who recorded counting times were: Dylan Garza, who placed 243rd out of 573 total IV runners with atime of 23 minutes, 8 seconds, Luke McBride, who placed 374th with a time of 25 minutes, 14 sec- onds, Clayton Drury, who placed 376th with a time of 25 minutes, 17 seconds, Leighton Judd, who placed 384th with a time of 25 minutes, 27 seconds, and Mitchell Whitfield, who placed 422nd with a time of 26 minutes, 22 seconds. Meanwhile, the Monroe County Middle School boys cross country team placed 16th out of 28 teams in Hampton on Aug. 24. The C=Team boys finished with 497 points as Great Strides captured the meet championship with 24 points. Holy Innocents' Episcopal was the runner- up with 95 points while Lovett came in a distant third with 167 points. Ian V"mson of Great Strides was the c-team boys individual meet champion with a time of 10 minutes, 39 seconds, about eight seconds faster than teammate Reid Lat- imer, who placed second. Gavin Harris recorded Monroe County's top middle school boys time of 12 minutes, 53 seconds to place 50th out of 439 total runners. Other middle school boys runners achiev- ing counting times in- duded: Kayden Mays, who placed 69th with a time of 13 minutes, 16 seconds, Ike Dunwody, who placed 181st with a time of 14 minutes, 50 seconds, Cole Battles, who placed 197th with a time of 15 minutes, 7 seconds, and Todd McCall, who placed 200th with a time of 15 minutes, 8 seconds. Other C-Team boys runners who competed on Aug. 24 but did not record counting times included: Wes Stapleton, who placed 281st with a time of 16 minutes, 34 seconds, Mac Roeser, who placed 292nd with a time of 16 minutes, 42 seconds, Breydan Funck, who placed 349th with a time of 18 minutes, 6 seconds, and Caleb Moore, who placed 397th with a time of 20 minutes, 40 seconds. Other schools who com- peted in the c-team boys race on Aug. 24 in order of highest to lowest finish in- dude& Brookwood Youth Running, Cornerstone Christian, Mount Bethel Christian, Evans, Holy Redeemer Catholic, Ren- froe, Trinity Sharpsburg, Riverwatch, Allatoona, Strong Rock Christian, Union Grove, Junior, Paid- eia, Rivers Academy, Locust Grove, High Meadows, Eagles Landing Christian, Loganville, Walker, Inman, Creekside Christian, Cous- ins, Rehobath Road and Eastside Christian. One week earlier, on Aug. 17, the MP boys varsity cross country squad opened its season by finishing second out of 19 teams at the Mid-State XC Classic at Cherokee Pines in Perry. The Bulldogs finished with 95 points, coming up just three points shy of first place Evans, which totaled 92 points. Wayne County placed third with 118 points. Once again, Wachtel was the boys meet individual champion out of 291 total boys runners with a time of 14 minutes, 55 seconds, finishing I minute, 2 seconds ahead of his near- est competitor, Jonathan Greene of Evans, who took second. MP's other count- ing times were recorded by: Connor Battles, who placed 10th with a time of 17 minutes, 34 seconds, O'Neill, who placed 1 lth with a time of 17 minutes, 36 seconds, Remick, who placed 24th with a time of Mary Persons junior Justin Wachtel, the reigning Region 2-AAAA champion, will look to keep his undefeated 2019 cross country season intact when he leads competes at home at 8 a.m. on Saturday in the Bulldog Distance Clas- sic at the Monroe County Recreation Department. (Photo/ Richard Dumas) 18 minutes, 18 seconds, and Haworth, who placed 49th with a time of 19 minutes, 3 seconds. Other MP boys varsity runners who competed in Perry but did not record counting times included: Weston Dunwody, who placed 50th with a time of 19 minutes, 5 seconds, Hansen, who placed 98th with a time of 20 minutes, 41 seconds, Lynch who placed 114th with a time of 21 minutes, 2 seconds, Garza, who placed 134th with a time of 21 minutes, 28 seconds, Necastro, who placed 135th with a time of 21 minutes, 29 seconds, Benson, who placed 187th with a time of 23 min- The Mary Persons vol- ed by MP volleyball parents player's table or be ran- All proceeds from the leybaU program will hold will also be provided,domly placed. A team trivia event go directly to the its fifth annual Trivia Night Attendees will also trophy hrill be presented to Mary Persons volleyball fundraiser on Monday, have the chance to bid on the winning team. program. Sept. 9. fantastic items from local The event, which will businesses and themed run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 baskets designed by MP's p.m. at the Mary Persons volleyball teams. The silent cafeteria, will cost $10 per auction will begin prior to adult or $6 per student. For the meal at 6 p.m. and will trivia teams of four adults, end at 8 p.m. hree rounds the cost is $35, and for trivia of trivia facilitated by MP teams of four students, the teacher Trey Bernard will cost is $20. Tickets must coincide with each course be purchased in advance at of the meal. Persons may http://buytickets.at/mphs- sign up to sit at a specific , volleybalkeam/290102 Each team will have its meal, pizza ,ar ,d salad catered by Jonahs on Johnston served by Volley Dogs team members while homemade desserts provid- utes, 17 seconds, Drur who placed 192nd with a time of 23 minutes, 27 seconds, Whitfield, who placed 197th with a time of 23 minutes, 47 seconds, McBride, who placed 199th with a time of 23 minutes, 52 seconds, Judd, who placed 208th with a time of 24 minutes, 8 seconds, Liam Whitson, who placed 252nd with a time of 28 minutes, 29 seconds, Benja- min Robinson, who placed 253rd with a time of 28 minutes, 35 seconds, Mar- shall Causey, who placed 254th with a time of 28 no 855~7[)54('g:i ~ Let Ryland handle your curbside pickup, Residential & Commercill garbage Pay for year in advance, get one month FREE L Heating & A/C, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Serving Monroe County & Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing Available Jullette Rd. Forsyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga.Reg.CO 401419 turn to the expe~sz~'~ J minutes, 37 seconds, Brock Brown, who placed 271st with a time of 30 minutes, 51 seconds, and Landon Smith, who placed 277th with a time of 32 minutes, 16 seconds. Other boys varsity teams who competed in Perry in order of highest to lowest finish included: Veterans, Westover, Lee County, Vidalia, Coffee, Northside (Warner Robins), Perry Schley County, Upson-Lee, Warner Robins, Houston County, Mount de Sales, ACE, Hawkinswille, Wilcox County and Howard. Also, the Monroe County Middle School boys cross country team placed third out of seven teams in Perry on Aug. 17. The C-Team boys squad finished with 89 points as West Laurens took the c-team boys team tide with 21 points. Perry was the boys runner-up with 78 points. West Laurens' Lo- gan Ramsey was the c-team boys individual champion with a time of 9 minutes, 59 seconds, about nine seconds faster than that of teammate Aiden Seymour, who finished second. Mays recorded Monroe County Middles top indi- vidual boys time of 9 min- utes, 59 seconds to place third out of 78 total c=team boys runners. Other Mon- roe County boys counting times were recorded by: Stapleton, who placed 15th with a time of 11 minutes, 2 seconds, Cole Battles, who placed 34th with a time of 11 minutes, 58 seconds, McCall, who placed 39th with a time of 12 min- utes, 18 seconds, and Ike Dunwody, who placed 40th with a time of 12 minutes, 19 seconds. Other C-Team boys runners who competed in Perry but failed to record counting times included: Roeser, who placed 46th with a time of 12 minutes, 59 seconds, Funck, who placed 54th with a time of 13 minutes, 16 seconds, and Moore, who placed 62nd with a time of 14 minutes, 30 seconds Other C-Team boys teams who competed in Perry in order of highest to lowest finish included: ACE, Wilcox Middle, Furlow Charter Middle and Mount de Sales. SURPLUS VEHICLES The Monroe County Board of Commissioners have declared the vehicles listed below as surplus and authorized the sale of these vehicles by sealed bid. Vehicle Number Year Make Model VIN Mileage Jeff Reserve 1 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 2MEFM7SW85X652246 I51,010 3,000 2,000 2 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis 2MEFM7SWO5X647638 178,921 2,800 1,800 3 1998 Ford Ranger IFTYR14U4WTA27799 270,293 1,2OO 800 4 1997 Ford Explorer 1FMDU32E5VUC49275 187,676 1,500 1,O00 5 2001 Ford Crown Vic LX2FAFP74W21X134269 202,824 2.000 1,500 6 1994 Ford F-150 1FTDF15Y3RNB62662 191,499 1,800 1,200 7 2014 Dodge Charger 2C3DXAT9EH172201 148,548 2,000 1,500 These vehicles are being sold on an "as is" basis and can be seen at the Monroe County Road Department located at 521 Montpelier Ave Forsyth, GA. 31019. Interested parties can submit their b{d in a sealed envelope, with the Vehicle Number, interested party name, address, and telephone number clearly printed on the outside of the envelope no later than noon on Friday, September 13, 2019 to: Monroe County Lisa Roberts Board of Commissioners Administrative Building 38 West Main St, Forsyth, GA. 31029. Bids will be opened on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the above address. Payment by the successful bidder must be by Cash, Cashier Check, or Money Order. Reserves have been established for each vehicle.