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ssReI'“")0‘ I‘ter . Sp orts WE HAVE IT COVERED IF IT'S PLAYED lira MARY PERSONS BUL t @StateFann 281 Trft College Drive - Forsyth, GA 31 029 478-992-9945 HoumMmdny-Fridlyfiam-Sfiflplfl MP Holiday Classic starts Friday By Richard Dumas torsyth©mymcmet For the sixth consecutive year, Mary Persons will host a holiday basketball tournament on the weekend between Christmas and New Year’s. The Bulldogs will host the Mary Persons Holiday Classic HOME CALENDAR for three days and nights in James P. Evans Gymnasium beginning on Friday, Dec. 27 and running through Mon- day, Dec. 30. Boys game times for Friday, Dec. 27 are as follows: Druid Hills vs. Perry at 11:30 am, Northside vs. Crisp County at 2:30 pm, Veterans vs. Monticello at 5:30 pm, Crawford County vs. Mary Persons at 8:30 pm. WY 25 On Saturday, Dec. 28, the losers of the Druid Hills/ Perry and Northside/ Crisp County games will play at 11:30 WY 26 am. while the winners will play at 5:30 pm. Also on Dec. 28, the losers of the Veterans/Monticello and Crawford FRIDAY MEMBER 27 County/Mary Persons games will play at 2:30 pm. while the winners will play at 8:30 pm. All eight boys teams 700 m are scheduled to play again on Monday, Dec. 30 with the ' P" ' winners bracket championship taking place at 8:30 pm. VGVSVY G'lls BOSLelbOll Home MP has been in the title contest in each of the past lvs. Crawtord Countyl four years, winning in 2017. Girls game times for Friday, Dec. 27 are as follows: 8.30 P m Druid Hills vs. Veterans at 10 am, Northeast vs. Upson- ' , Lee at 1 pm, Perry vs. Monticello at 4 pm. and Crawford VGLS'V Boys BOSkelbc'" County vs. Mary Persons at 7 pm. On Saturday, Dec. 28, lei CWWlOFd CCU"li’l the losers of the Druid Hills/Veterans and Northeast/ Upson-Lee games will play at 10 am. while the winners SAMMY 23 will play at 4 pm. Also on Dec. 28, the losers of the Perry/ Monticello and Crawford County/Mary Persons games no will play at 1 pm. while the winners will play at pm. All eight girls team are scheduled to play again on Monday, VOFSllY Gills BOSkelbOll Dec. 30 with the winners bracket championship taking lvs. Perry or Monticellol TBD / Varsity Boys Basketball lvs. Veterans or Monticellol SUNDAY DECEMBER 29 MONDAY DECEMBERItO TBD Varsity Girls Basketball lvs. lBDl TBD Varsity Boys Basketball lvs. lBDl TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3I place at 7 pm. MP iunior point guard J'Mya Mann will try to lead the Lady Dogs to the title game of their Holiday Classic tournament for the first time since 2014. (Photo/Will Davis) MP soccer alum King competes in international tourney in China Mary Persons 2017 alum Shane King was in the starting lineup when the Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy (RIASA) team, based in Leeds, England, participated in the 2019 Junior International Football Championship in Shenzhen, China from Nov. 2—9. RIASA was hosted by the Chinese government and played six games in six days, winning their group stage and the semi-final game. RIASA advanced to the cham- pionship game against The University of Economics, Prague, which was broadcast live on Chinese TV King wore the number 2 and started and played every game at right full- back. RIASA won its first five tourney games over Changchun University (6-0), University of Hong Kong (12-0), University of Sindh (6-0), Spin United FC (8-1) and Gimhae Univer- sity (2- 1) by a combined score of 34-2 before falling to The University of Economics 4-1 in the final. (Photo/riasasoccenorg) By Richard Dumas torsyth©mymcmet The Mary Persons girls basketball team dropped to ‘ 3-7 on the season with a 59- 42 home loss to non-region rival Jackson on Dec. 14. MP, 0-2 in Region 2—AAAA, fell behind 8—4 through one period on Saturday as Jackson’s Gabbi Cartagena scored all eight of the Lady Red Devils’ first-quarter points. Jackson’s Jada Cummings then buried a right elbow three-pointer to open the second-quarter. Jackson would eventually stretch its lead to 17-4, using an 11-0 run, before MP’s Precious Gaines banked in a three-pointer to narrow MP’s deficit to 10 at 17-7. The Lady Red Devils would eventually take an 18-point halftime lead at 32- 14 as Cartagena scored half of Jackson’s first-half points. Another Cummings triple would put the Lady MW‘ Shockley visits Walmart Former University of Georgia football star D.J. Shock- ley (right), pictured with Reporter sports editor Richard Dumas, signed autographs at the Forsyth Walmart on Saturday. Coca-Cola sponsored the event, which was held in coniunction with the National Football League Players Association. Coca-Cola Bottling Company United area manager Dustin McDaniel said the Forsyth Walmart was selected to host Shockley because it was Judged to have had the top Coke store display in the Southeast during football season. ELITE LAND Heating & NC, Inc_ Conditioning Units SERVICES mm . . ,. .. Elm AVAILABLE Forestry Mulching Clearing minim SGMHQMOW County 478-994-61 27 Middle GA for over 40 Years 9 9 2 WWW.C8TI'|GI'.COTTI Juliette Rd - Forsyth, GA GA Reg- CU 401419 Lady Dogs fall to rival Jackson Red Devils ahead by 22 one quarter. The Lady Dogs quarter. However, the Lady early in the third quarter, got to within one point at Raiders dominated the and Jackson would go on 14—1 1 on a Katelyn Wilson remainder of the second pe— to a 25-point advantage at foul line jumper with five 50-25 through three quar- minutes to go in the second see “DY DOGS ' Page 7C ters. Cartagena ended the third period with a baseline W . e want to Jumper to beat the buzzer. . Although MP’s reserves K U outscored Jackson’s reserves for your 17-9 in the final period, the ' ' Lady Dogs still fell Short by busrness this past year. 17C.) gh h D We Look Forward to neni tear 'enon 66- Servin You A ain in 13, the Lady Dogs recorded gzozm 9 their third win of the season with a 31-28 road victory at Tattnall Square. It was MP’s second win of the year over the Lady Trojans, having beaten Tattnall 37-30 in a Haygood, Lynch, Harris, Melton & Watson, LLP Attorneys at Law tournament at Stratford on Lee Street ’ Forsyth, Nov. 25. _ On Tuesday, Dec. 10, MP 994 5 1 71 fell 58-26 at home to non- Inn-com region Northeast (Macon). Gaines scored MP’s first five points, including on a la- - yupogofanassistbymy. Ward/2y you a #W Mew yea/d Mann as Northeast took , a 10-6 advantage through THANK YOU for your busrness! 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