Lowndes JV shuts out Packers
The Lowndes junior varsity football team pitched its first shutout of the season Thursday afternoon, beating Colquitt County 38-0.
Three Vikings scored on the ground. Jerone Daniels had a 1-yard touchdown run, Jaylon Wright scored on a 4-yard run and Ahman Brown had an 8-yard touchdown run.
In the passing game, quarterback Evan Folsom connected with Dyquan Wright for a 70-yard touchdown pass. Jeffrey Phillips scored the Vikings’ only defensive touchdown, returning a fumble 17 yards for Lowndes’ final touchdown of the game.
Sean Smith capped the scoring with a 32-yard field goal, He also made all five extra points.
Lowndes’ JV (2-0) hosts Valdosta next Thursday at Martin Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m.
Valwood JV blanks Fullington
VALDOSTA — Valwood’s junior varsity football team shut out Fullington Academy 33-0 on Thursday.
Sam Martin rushed for two touchdowns for the Valiants, and returned a punt for another touchdown. Rajaez Mosley ran for a touchdown, and Colby Thomas picked off a pass and returned it for a score.
Valwood (1-0) hosts Crisp County next Thursday.
Open Bible beats Byne
VALDOSTA — Open Bible’s boys soccer team defeated Byne Christian 6-1 on Thursday. With the win, Open Bible is now 3-1 this season.
Colton Jenkins scored Open Bible’s first goal in the 31st minute, with an assist from Chandler Christians. The Warriors scored again three minutes later on a goal by Luke Hannon off of a pass from Jenkins. Open Bible led 2-0 at halftime.
In the second half, Hannon scored again in the 41st minute to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead. Byne scored in the 50th minute to cut that lead to 3-1.
Marlon Barrera added another goal on an assist from Hannon in the 53rd minute. Four minutes later, Barrera crossed the ball to Jenkins for Open Bible’s fifth goal. Jenkins then scored his third goal on a pass from Elijah Byrd in the 61st minute, for his second hat trick of the season.
Open Bible goalkeeper David Brandon had 18 saves.
Open Bible will travel to Cumming today to face Covenant Christian in a big region game at 4 p.m.
Echols County pounds Irwin
STATENVILLE — Echols County’s softball team defeated Irwin County 9-1 on Thursday.
Lindsey Levings went 3 for 3 and drove in three runs. Elizabeth Young and Christina Blair were both 2 for 3. Kameron Coggins was the winning pitcher.
Echols will travel to Telfair County on Tuesday.
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Sending the Blazers off
The Valdosta State softball team made the long journey to Salem, Va. Tuesday, leaving Valdosta at 10:30 a.m. with devoted fans cheering them out of the parking lot.
All-Region teams announced
Lowndes was one win away from a trip to the Class AAAAAA state semifinals, and the success by the Vikings this season showed when the All-Region 1 baseball teams were announced Monday.
Lowndes tennis dominates
Lowndes’ tennis team dominated the All-Region 1 teams, with coach Heath Phelps garnering Coach of the Year honors on both the girls’ and boys’ side.
Banks Lake Youth Fishing Derby a success
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Valdosta's Alakulppi ties for 2nd at state
Valdosta freshman golfer Luukas Alakulppi fired a 71 to finish in a tie for second at the Class AAAAAAA state golf tournament in Tifton.
Brooks County's Parrish in Rivals Top 100
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Summer camp information
VSU baseball camp coming soon
Prince Automotive donates new baseball equipment
Prince Automotive of Valdosta is supporting the Valdosta community through its partnership with the Valdosta/Lowndes County Recreation Department. The dealership has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, instructional clinics, and a monetary donation.
Needmore holds final races before big Memorial Day weekend
Saturday night racing at Needmore Speedway saw some new faces in victory lane.
That wasn’t the case in the Late Model division, as Valdosta's Gene Ross drove to victory once again, but not without some close competition from Steven Roberts who came in second.
In the Limited Late Model class, it was another win for Cole Exum, with Gene Maine finishing second in the NAPA Auto Parts special.
VSU softball wins South Region, headed to nationals
For the third time in four years, and second in a row, Valdosta State’s softball team will play in the national championship tournament.
The Blazers won their third South Region championship Saturday, beating Alabama-Huntsville 8-3 in game three of the best-of-three series at Steel’s Diamond at Blazer Park.
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