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MP honors quJnfef of volleyball seniors Rachel Sparks, No. 9, was escorted by her parents Sam Creyuna Bu kner, No. 72, was escorted by her mother Ashunti Talmadge, No. 15, was escorted by her parents Sparks, Wendy Sparks and Josh Lindberg. Sparks has Cretina Stone. Buckner has lettered in volleyball for two William and Laverne Colbert. Talmadge has lettered in lettered in volleyball for two years. She plans to attend years. She plans to attend either Kennesaw State Univer- volleyball for two years. She plans either to attend college college and major in biology, sity or Georgia State University. and major in criminal justice or join the military. Brianna Morgan, No. 18, was escorted by her mother Mary Kate Jones, No. 11, was escorted by her parents Ashley Bush. Morgan has lettered in volleyball for one Scoff and Allison Jones. Jones has lettered in volleyball year. She plans to attend Georgia Southern University and for three years. She plans to attend Georgia College and major in early childhood education. State University and major in pre-nursing. Volley Dogs dominate Dublin on nior Night By Richard Dumas forsyth@mymcr.net The Mary Persons volleyball team pounded Dublin in straight sets on Senior Night on Thursday for the squad's fourth win of the season. MP took the first set in dominating fashion 25-10 before winning the second set 25-14. MP senior Mary Kate Jones scored the first seven points of the match on serve before the Lady Irish mustered a single point. Another MP senior Rachel Sparks then carried the load, scoring MP's next nine points on serve for a 16-1 advantage. After taking a 24-4 lead, Dublin scored the next six points before MP's Teresa Wilcox spiked a winner on set point for the first-set win. The second set was more of the same for the Lady Dogs as Jones scored the first five points on serve. Sparks then sealed the match victory with an unreturned serve on match point. The win improved the Lady Dogs' overall record to 4-14 (0-6 in Area 2-AAAA). Two nights earlier, MP fell in straight sets 13-25, 22-25 in an area contest at West Laurens on Tuesda) Sept. 25. The Volley Dogs were next scheduled to face Upson-Lee in an area road match at Spalding at 6 p.m. on Tuesda) Oct. 2. MP will then wrap up its regular season in a three-team, non-region road match at Stratford Academy on Thursday. The Volley Dogs will face Strong Rock at 6 p.m. before taking on the home Lady Eagles at 7 p.m. The MP JV squad was also victorious in straight sets at home against Dublin on Thursday, winning the first Set 25-17 before taking the second set 25-16. The JV Volley Dogs were scheduled to wrap up their sea- son with a road contest against Upson-Lee at Spalding at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 0 in Diane Glidewell news@mymcr.net Monroe County was well represented in Macon's 42nd Annual La- bor Day Road Races with about 50 participants in the 5K and about I1 runners from the Monroe County area in the 10K race. A total of about 2,000 runners covered the two courses on Monda) Sept. 3. Justin Wachtel, 15, was the top Monroe County finisher in the 5K, finishing second overall with a time of 15:37, a 5:02 minute per mile pace. Alan Black, 44, of H sboro won the race by finishing it in 15:31, a pace of 5 minutes per mile. Brent Fields, 46, of Walhalla, S.C. was third at 15:38, with Matt Truck, 35, a few seconds behind at 15:54. The next Monroe County finisher was Logan O2qeill, 17, of Juliette who was 15th overall, finishing in 17:44. Daniel Collins, 21, of For- syth finished 51st overall, followed by Keegan George, 21, of Forsyth, 69th overall and Alex Hansen, 16, of Juliette at 72nd. There may have been some Monroe County runners who were identified with Macon addresses, but others that could be identi- fied by Forsyth, Juliette, Culloden or Bolingbroke addresses listed in the results were, in order of finish: Addison Chapman, 21; Daniel Cochran, 41; John Marc Cooling, 36; Sarah Boyer, 15 (the first female finisher from Monroe County) Hunter Benson, 16; W'fll Nichols, 16; Amy Smith Boyer, 46; J. Goodwin, 12; Billy Nichols, 54;, Jeremy Goodwin, 40; Stormie Martin, 16; Lisa Goodwin, 38; E. Cooling, 10; Mitchell Whitfield, 15; Steve Gramling, 49; Dennis Kent, 31; Kim- berly Granich, 32; Molly Watson, 48; Bob Harris, 60; Amy Gram- ling, 49; M. Whitfield, 9; Alan Whitfield, 46; Jacob Dyer, 20; Buster Evans, 61; Lionel Welder, 34; Abby Ivey, 16; Ashleigh Slaughter, 16; Shermesa Saffold, 38; Alice Marks, 12; R. Cooling, 8; Greg Slaughter, 47; Amanda Cooling, 34; A. Buttigieg, 5; Kim Pitman, 57; Lorenzo Wilder, 70; Betty Williams, 52; Johnny Williams, 52; Ashley Buttigieg, 32; Katie Andrews, 34; William Slaughter, 77; Mark Stevens, 66; Dan Collins, 56; Feleda Wilder, 44 and Brian Wilder, 46. The hardy souls (soles?) from Monroe County who completed the 10K distance in the Macon Labor Day Road Race induded George Reynol,34, who was 3rd overall and 1st in his age grout Dustin Buttigieg, 38, who was 12th overall and 1st in his age group, with a time of 42:30, a 6:51 pace; Daryl Andrews, 41, who finished 17th overall at 43:44; Forsyth Mayor Eric Wilson, 46, who was 44th overall and 4th in his age group. Tina Stembridge, 36 was 85th overall at 52:37 and was Monroe County's first female finisher. Others from the Monroe County area who finished the 10K were Brent Cook, 40; Kimberly Clark, 51; Tony Usser 38; Mary Bell Vaughn, 47; Johnnie Sylvain, 65 and Diann Ogletree, 55. The top finisher in the 10K was Peyton Hayal, 29, at 34:01. finish runner-up at 'Mill The Mary Persons varsity competition cheerleading squad placed second against a crowded AAAA field at the Starrs Mill High School Invitational in Fayetteville on Saturday. MP will next compete on Saturday, Oct. 6 in John's Creek. (Photo/Heather Gordon) Subscribe Today! 994-2358