On top of the conference! The football team (7-1, 6-0) remained unbeaten in Region 5A play Saturday night with a convincing 47-7 thumping over Fellowship Christian. Will Allen gained an estimated 140 yards; C.J. James – in his first start – gained 100. John Galloway also had some good runs in the second half from his QB position. Defensively, Peter Allen and Jordan Miller came up big. Next up for the Bears is Senior Night Friday at Riverwood against Whitefield, last year’s region champs. Whitefield has only one region loss this season…The JV plays for the league championship tomorrow (Thursday) at Wesleyan at 4:30 p.m.
Elite 8! The volleyball team knocked off OLM last Saturday and North Cobb Christian last night to advance to the Final Eight of the Class A/AA state! In the 3-1 win over OLM, Anne Yanda picked up 35 assists, four aces and 3.5 blocks; Mackenzie Brehm tallied 17 kills, Kathryn Robinson 10, Megan Ernst seven and Darby Cook five. Ernst also had seven aces; Brooke DeVore tallied nine digs. Against NCC (3-0), Yanda passed out 28 assists, Brehm 11 kills and three blocks, Ernst three aces and DeVore 14 digs. The Bears – just one win away from their third straight Final Four appearance – play Saturday, time and place to be announced later today.
A great season ended: The softball team went down in the Sweet 16 Friday at the hands of Gordon Lee, one of the best teams in the state. Annie Henderson and Tay Rivers both looked good on the mound; Sarah Venable and Christine Dial led the offense. The Bears at one point won five straight games in the 5A tournament and had an opening round sweep over Social Circle before the loss. The Bears will graduate seven seniors. “It was a great year for our softball program and we look forward to many more,” Coach Laura Thomas said.
Running in Norcross: Christine Georgakakos and Kyle Donahue led the cross country teams Saturday in the cold at the Wesleyan Invitational. Georgakakos finished in the top-20 in the 5K event; teammate Greer Gafford was the second Bear across the line. Behind Donahue, Thomas Menk ran a PR for the year and Creighton Aldridge had a great race after coming back from the flu. The Bears conclude regular season Saturday at the Last Chance Invitational in Carrollton…The MS boys and girls both finished fourth among eight teams at Wesleyan Friday. Warner Ray was first overall with a two-mile time of 11:14. Ross Waters, Martin Williams, Reed Smith and Nick Andrist also ran well. Lauren Rasmus, Lauren Toman, Claire Kelsey and Mary Catherine Thomson led the girls.
Game of the week: Friday, Oct. 23rd- football at 7:30 p.m. at Riverwood – It’s Senior Night as our Bears – no region losses – play Whitefield who has one.
- Saturday, Oct. 24th – volleyball – time and place to be announced – Our Bears play in the Elite 8!
Until next time,
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
From the desk of Sports Information Director Dunn Neugebauer