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Page 4B October 2, 2019 il orter In Week 5, Stan Hickman and Eric Bunn led our celebrity pickers by going 9-1, while Sonny Trammell held onto the fop spot by two games. Among readers, Katie George, John Josey, Teddy Sauls and Samantha Penamon all led by going 8-2. Josey won the tiebreak- er (Mercer-Campbell score) and takes first place, a $15 Gift Certificate from /V inori's Italian Risforanfe and a Winner's T shirt from ERATEES Custom Screen Printing. Katie George takes second place, a $15 Gift Certificate from Sh0ney's of Forsyth. Teddy Sauls takes third place, a $12 Gift Certifi- cate from Pickled Okra. MP at Spalding West Laurens at Howard Iowa at Michigan Auburn at Florida Vandy at Ole Miss Chattanooga at Mercer Mich State at Ohio State Virginia Tech at Miami Pittsburgh at Duke Falcons at Texans Richard Dumas 2010 champ 32-18 Richard Dumas is news editor and sports editor of the Reporter, and has covered Mary Per- sons athlet- ics closer than anyone the past 9 years. He has a Stan Hickman 2013, 2017 champ 32-18 Dr. Stan Hickman is the owner of Southern Smiles in Forsyth. He and wife Blair have two sons. Jason is a freshman at Mercer and Logan is a freshman quarterback on the MP football team, just like his daddy was. MP West Laurens I owa Auburn Ole Miss Mercer Ohio State Miami Duke Texans ii!i!iiiii~iiiii~]iiiii~iiiiiiiiii~i~ii!iiiiii!iii!i~!!iiiii~ii!~ii~@ii~iiii!~i~i~i!i~iii~i!!iiii ili i ii!iiiii !iii~!!:!i!i!i!!i!!i!!~!ii~i~:~q!!:~!!iii~iii!ii~!~ii~iii~i:~!ii~i:~i~:i!i~iii~i!i~i~:i!i~ii~i~! !~i~i~i!~!!i~ii:~i~!:~i@~iiiiiii~iiiiii~iiiiiiiiiii~iiii~@iiiiiiii~ii~ !iiiii~iiiii!ii!iiiii!~!iiiiiiii~iii~@iii~!ii~iiiiiiiiiiii~i~iiii~ii~iiiii~iii~!iiii~iiiiii Murray. the Bulldog 2014 champ 28-22 Murray Morris is MP's unof- ficial mascot and the dog of Forsyth dentist Dr. C/ell Morris. His favor#e quote." "It's Great To Be An MP/ Georgia Bulldog. Mary Persons West Laurens Michigan Auburn Ole Miss Mercer Ohio State Miami Duke Texans forsyth@mymcr.net ~ V'lth top runner Justin Wachtel resting on Thursday, the Mary Persons boys cross country team still managed a sixth place finish out of 16 teams at the Rock Ranch Invitational in Yatesvflle. MP finished with 176 points as East Coweta took the top spot with 23 points. Veterans came in second with 111 points while Whitewater took the third spot with 120 points. East Coweta's Kyle Harkabus was the varsity boys individual champion with a time of 16 minutes, 43 seconds, about 41 seconds faster than the second-place time recorded by Upson-Lee's Jacob Stewart. MP's top individual finisher was senior Logan O'Neill, who posted a time of 18 min- utes, 2 seconds to place 10th overall out of 146 total racers. Other MP boys runners who Heating & A/C, Inc. We Service All Brands of Heating & Air Conditioning Units Sewing Monroe County & Surrounding Areas for over 40 years Free Estimates Financing Available Jullette Rd. Forsyth, GA 478-994-6127 Ga,Reg.CU 401419 turn to the experts ~,<:,/ recorded counting times induded: Holden Haworth, who placed 23rd with a time of 18 minutes, 40 seconds, Alec Remick, who placed 40th with a time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds, Connor Battles, who placed 48th with a time of 19 minutes, 31 seconds, and Weston Dunwody, who placed 62nd with a time of 19 minutes, 54 seconds. Other MP runners who competed on Thursday but failed to record counting times included: Bryce Lynch, who placed 85th with a time of 20 minutes, 56 seconds, Michael Necastro, who placed 91st with a time of 21 minutes, 18 seconds, Dylan Garza, who placed 120th with a time of 23 minutes, 36 seconds, and Hunter Benson, who placed 136th with a time of 25 min- utes, 34 seconds. Other varsity boys teams in attendance at Rock Ranch on Thursday in order of high- est to lowest finish included: Jones County, LaGrange, Pike County, Harris County, Upson-Lee, Lamar County, Stratford Academy, Houston County, Spalding, Warner Robins, Jackson and Howard. Meanwhile, the MP IV boys cross country team placed fifth out of eight total teams at the Rock Ranch Invitational on Thursday. The MP JV boys finished with 141 points as Whitewater took the boys IV team title with 33 points. Jones County placed second with 40 points, and Veterans came in third with 96 points. LaGrange's Bo Beall was the IV boys indi- vidual champion with a time of 19 minutes, 20 seconds, besting second-place Blaze Crawford of Whitewater by about 27 seconds. MP's top IV boys finisher was Christopher Martin, who placed 21st overall out of 111 total racers with a time of 22 minutes, 16 seconds. Other MP IV boys runners who recorded counting times include& Leighton Judd, who placed 23rd with a time of 22 minutes, 24 seconds, Austin Adams, who placed 58th with a time of 24 minutes, 39 seconds, Luke McBride, who placed 59th with a time of 24 minutes, 40 seconds, and Mitchell Whitfield, who placed 60th with a time of 24 minutes, 42 seconds. Other MP IV runners who competed on Thursday but failed to record counting times included: Clayton Drury; who placed 65th with a time of 25 minutes, 32 seconds, Jacob Bedgood, who placed 69th with a time of 25 minutes, 48 seconds, Liam Whitson, who placed 86th with a time of 27 minutes, 36 seconds, Benjamin Robinson, who placed 87th with a time of 27 minutes, 40 seconds, Brock Brown, who placed 90th with a time of 28 minutes, 8 seconds, and Marshall Causey, who placed 95th with a time of 29 minutes, 5 seconds. Other IV boys teams in attendance at Rock Ranch on Thursday in order ofhigh- est to lowest finish included: Harris County, LaGrange, Houston County and Lamar County. Also, the Monroe County Middle School boys cross country team placed fifth out of nine teams at the Rock Ranch Invitational on Thursday. The C-Team Bulldogs finished with 109 points as Harris County took the C- Team boys title with 66 points. Stratford Academy placed second with 75 points while Gardner-Newman came in third with 102 points. Lamar County's Aaron Crenshaw was the C-Team boys individual champion with a time of 12 minutes, 54 seconds, edging second-place Wes Flournoy of Stratford Academy by less than a second. Monroe County's top C-Team boys individual finisher was Kayden Mays, who placed 12th overall out of 134 total racers with a time of 13 minutes, 46 seconds. Other Monroe County C-Team boys who recorded counting times included: Wes Stapleton, who placed 20th with a time of 14 minutes, 20 seconds, Cole Bat- ties, who placed 25th with a time of 15 minutes, 6 seconds, Ike Dunwody, who placed 31st with a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds, and Breydan Funck, who placed 34th with a time of 15 minutes, 37 seconds. Other Monroe County C-Team boys runners who competed on Thursday but failed to record counting times induded: Todd McCall, who placed 60th with a time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds, Mac Roeser, who placed 83rd with a time of 17 minutes, 32 sec- onds, and Caleb Moore, who placed 99th with a time of 19 minutes, 15 seconds. Other C-Team boys teams in attendance at Rock Ranch on Thursday in order of high- est to lowest finish included: Lamar County, Upson-Lee, Henderson, Rehobath Road and Long Cane. The MP boys varsity and IV cross country teams will next compete in the Alexander/ Asics Invitational in Doug- lasville at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Monroe County Middle School boys cross country team will next compete at home in the Mid- dle Georgia Middle School Athletic League Champion- ships at the Monroe County Recreation Department at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday. Continued from 1 B the previous worst scoring defense in modem program histor With 157 points allowed in just five games, MP has already given up 11 more points than the 146 points it yielded in 13 games in 2018. After challenging MP for Region 2-AAAA supremacy in 2016, the Jag- uars have struggled mightily since, winning just 8 of 25 games since the start of the 2017 season. The 1-4 Jaguars, led by first-year head coach Jeffrey Hammond, lost their first three games in 2019 by blowout margins (40-0 to AAAAA Griffin on Aug. 23, 50-14 to AAAAA Carver (Atlanta) on Aug. 30 and 35-13 to AAAA Oconee County on Sept. 6. Spalding then rebounded with a 62-34 rout over AAAA McDonough on Sept. 13 before falling to AAAAA Fayette County, coached by former Jaguars' head man Nick Davis, 27-16 on Sept. 20. q-he Bulldogs have won eight of nine previous meetings with the Jaguars, including three straight victories since the series resumed in 2016 upon Spalding joining Region 2-AAAA. In MP's last visit to Memorial Sta- dium in 2017, the Bulldogs amassed 501 total yards of offense In a 42-18 blowout win over the Jaguars. In 2018, Spalding was one of just three teams (along with Peach County and Marist) that MP was unable to beat by mercy rule. The Bulldogs prevailed 21-0 at Dan Pitts Stadium on a sloppy turf, scoring 21 poInts in the first 17 minutes before being held scoreless for the remaining two-and- a-half quarters thanks to a trio of MP turnovers. MP running back Quen Wilson scored two of MP's three touchdowns while amassing a career- high 262 total yards, including 163 on the ground. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed proposals will be received by Janice Hall, City Manager, in the Welcome Center at 68 North Lee Street Forsyth, GA 30129 up to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 and immediately thereafter publicly opened and read for the furnishing of labor, material and equipment entering into the demolition of the existing structure and sitework at the site of the future Forsyth City Hall, 28 E. Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029. Bids will be received for Single Prime. All proposals shall be lump sum. Pre-Bid Meeting An open pre-bid meeting will be held for all interested bidders on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the site of demolition, 28 East Main Street, Forsyth, GA 31029. The meeting will address project specific questions, issues, bidding procedures, bid forms, and will include a tour of the existing building. Note that this will be the only opportuni- ty to enter the building prior to bidding. Plans may be obtained by contacting Daniel Jencks at Clark Nexsen by email at djencks@clarknexsen.com. Complete plans, specifications and contract documents will be available for download. The City reserves the unqualified right to reject any and all proposals. Signed: Janice L. Hall City Manager, City of Forsyth, GA LADY .DOGS Continued from 1 B seventh with a solo homer to left-center off of Turner to put the Lady Jags in front 5-4. After Foster got two quick outs in the bottom of the flame, Alissa Rozier and Nazari Jackson recorded back-to-back singles. Both runners then moved up a base on a wild pitch, but MP's Victoria V'lning grounded out sharply to second base for the game's final out, stranding the tying and go-ahead runs. Meanwhile, the Monroe County Middle School softball team wrapped up its home schedule with a 16-8 victory over Clifton Ridge in five in- nings on Thursday. The C-Team Lady Dogs, 7-6 overall, were scheduled to conclude the'~r 2019 regular season campaign with a road ,contest at Gray Station at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Monroe County will need to beat the Lady , Greyhounds in order to qualify for the area playoffs. C-Team head coach Adair Woodward said it's been an up-and-down year so far. "We haven't played a complete game $tateFarm Charlie Pelt, Agent 12 E. Johnston St Forsyth, GA 31029 478-994-9600 Charlie~ ForsythGAInsurance.com -Auto - Home Life Medicare Supplement. Vehicle Loans Mortgages Call for a quote today! Save up to 40%! yet;' Woodward said. "Every single game we've played, we've either struggled offensively or we've struggled defensively" On Thursday, Clifton Ridge scored three runs in the first inning against Monroe County starter Quaqqesha Brown, in- duding a leadoffhome run that caromed off the scoreboard beyond the right-centerfidd fence. The C-Team Lady Dogs then answered with four runs of their own, the first on a roller to short by Emma Jordan. MP then scored a pair on a two-run triple to left-center by seventh grader Anaja Lucear before Lucear came around to score on a Lady Cougars' throwing error. Clifton Ridge then scored three more runs in the top of the second to go up 6-4 before Monroe County fired back with two runs in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by MaKenzie Hicks followed by Hicks scoring on a wild pitch to even the game at 6-6. Clifton Ridge then took its third and final lead in the top of the third, going up 7-6. How- ever, MP responded with four runs in the bottom of the third, primarily off of Lady Cougars' infield errors, to take the lead for good at 10- 7. Although Clifton Ridge scored one run in the top of the fourth, Monroe County widened its lead with two more in the bottom of the fourth to go ahead by four at 12-8. After Brown hurled a one-two-three top of the fifth inning, the C-Team Lady Dogs added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win by mercy nile. Monroe County used its speed to take advantage of an inconsLstent Clifton Ridge defense, stealing more than 10 bases in the win. Advancing extra bases is something c- team assistant coach Josh Ward said the Lady Dogs have been focusing on all season. "We try to stay aggressive on the bases, and we kind of go by the motto, 'Keep pressure on the defense,' Ward said. "Until they show us they can throw us out, we're gonna keep taking it" /