A tough loss! Wilkinson County scored with 34 seconds remaining to turn back our Bears 34-30 in the football state playoffs Friday, ending our season at 7-4. John McKay tossed three touchdown passes and Harrison Andros scored a TD. Howard Joe caught two touchdown passes and Charlie Rousseau and Andy Nichols sparked the defense. This was the fourth straight year HIES has advanced to postseason. Great job Bears!
Swish: Boys’ hoops opened with a 58-50 loss in Columbus. Will Small led with 16 points and six assists; Cole Woodyard followed with 12. Jake Maziar scored nine and pulled 16 rebounds. In a loss to Riverwood, Woodyard led with eight and Maziar grabbed 11 boards. They are at home Friday against Savannah Country Day…Jason Schick scored 10 points for the JV in a loss to Riverwood; James Best led the rebounding…In 8th grade hopes, Sam Asbury popped in 16 in a losing effort vs. Pace. The team topped SWCA Saturday and, in a win over LCA Tuesday, Andy Jespersen hit a 3 with two seconds remaining off an assist from Asbury…Josh Levy scored 14 points for the 7th grade in a loss to Pace last Thursday and 16 more in a win over SWCA Saturday. Jack Sullivan put in seven against LCA Tuesday.
Double swish: HIES girls tipped off with a 52-47 win over Columbus Saturday. Lexy Kepano scored 14 and pulled 10 rebounds; Mckenzie Bolden added 15 and Brooke DeVore put in 13. They beat Riverwood 34-17 Tuesday behind 14 from DeVore and five assists from Bailey McBride. They face Savannah Country Day at home Friday… For the JV, Ciel Rodriguez and Katie Jacobs scored nine each in a loss to Riverwood … Rachel Morton led the 8th grade with 16 in a win over Pace. Preston Tucker scored eight Tuesday against LCA…For the 7th grade, Chelsea Zoller tallied 16 in a win over Pace. They also topped Lovett; Zoller scored 15 points and added 11 steals. Emma Rolader pulled 10 rebounds. Zoller netted 18 Tuesday in a win over LCA.
Wicked fast! The 8th, 9th and 10th grades swam at Pace Monday. Both 200-relay medleys captured first along with Warner Ray (100-free), Claire Fanning (100-free), Mark Kale (50 and 100-free), Annelise Johnston (50-free and backstroke)), Bates Jones (100-fly and 100-breast), Kathleen Charron (50-fly and 200-IM), Rachel Merkel (500-free), James Kendrick (backstroke), Clayton DeHaven (200-IM) and the boys’ 400-free relay. Also, Charron, Jones and DeHaven earned state cuts! …MS took second among three at Marist last Thursday. Winners included both 400-free relay squads, Kale (50-free and 100-fly), Davida Franklin (50-free), Kendrick (100-free), Merkel (50-free) and Graham Thomas (100-breast). Wednesday at Lovett, the boys’ won the five-school event while the girls took second. Winners included the boys’ medley relay, Kale (100-free, 50-free), Johnston (100-free), Franklin (50-free girls), Cole Hanks (100-IM, 50-fly), Daniel East (200-free), the boys’ 200-free relay, Kendrick (50-breast) and the boys’ free relay.
Pin city! Wrestling opens Saturday with the JV Takedown Championships in the main gym at HIES. The varsity gets underway Dec. 3rd in Knoxville after finishing tenth in state the past two seasons.
All-State! Volleyball star and junior Anne Yanda, for the second year in a row, has been named to the Georgia All-State Volleyball team. Yanda led the team in assists and was a major reason for the team’s Final Four season. She has already signed with the University of Iowa. Teammate Megan Ernst was named Northside Neighbor Female Athlete of the Week last week. Ernst was one of the team leader’s in kills.
Until next time,
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong one.”
- Thomas Jefferson
From the desk of Sports Information Director Dunn Neugebauer