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Gilmer Basketball Takes Two Over Murray

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With the 2018 basketball season finally getting fired up the Gilmer Bobcats welcomed the Murray Indians to Ellijay Ga on Friday night.  Coaches from both schools have put in an enormous amount of time to prepare their athletes for this moment.

The Varsity girls took to the floor in the first game of the night and it didn’t take long for both The Lady Indians and the Lady Cats to kick in the real hustle gear and get the action going.  Even though Gilmer came away with a big win, the Lady Indians played hard but struggled to keep up with the scoring for the home team.  The Lady Cats put up 49 in the victory with the help of several players.  Leading the scoring on the night for Gilmer were Emma Dayton with 11 points, MaryLee Callihan with 8, and Emma Callihan with 7 on the night.  The Lady Cats scoring stayed consistent throughout the game with 14 in 1st, 15 in 2nd, and 16 in the 3rd.  Gilmer was held to just 6 points in the final period but held on for the victory over the Lady Indians of Murray County.  The Gilmer Lady Cats next scheduled game will be in the Tipoff Classic on Saturday as they face the Hiawassee Dam Lady Eagles.

Indians Fall To Cross Town Rival

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The Murray Indians welcomed in their cross town rival the North Murray Mountaineers on Wednesday for a crucial region 6-AAA match up and of course bragging rights.  2018 has started off slow for the Indians at 3-13 overall and just 1-10 in region play while the Mountaineers were off to a decent season at 10-8 overall and 6-7 in region play.

The Mountaineers took an early lead in the second inning putting up one run on the board by way of a single from Savannah Smith followed by a one out double off the bat of Annabell Ortiz.  North would add one more in the third on three singles and a sacrifice.  From that point in the game both teams would have a few opportunities to score with no avail.  That would change for the Lady Indians in the bottom of the sixth. Maddie Jenkins(single) and Natalie O’Neal(double) along with a sacrifice by Jordan Swanson pushed two runs across.  With the Mountaineers still ahead by one going into the seventh, Natalie O’Neal shut down any chances for the Mountaineers to add anything.  Murray would also go quietly in their half of the seventh forcin extra innings.

Heading in to free softball, North Murray’s McKinley Fields reached on an error to lead off the inning.  Three batters later, Kaylee Higgins stepped to the plate with two outs and took an O’Neal pitch deep over the leftfield fence to put the Mountaineers up 4-2 on the board.  The Lady Indians would have opportunity in their half of the eighth when Natalie O’Neal doubled on a line drive to left and put herself in scoring position with just one out.  The Mountaineers pitcher Talli Burgess was able to sit down the next two batters on strike outs to preserve the victory.

At the plate the Indians out hit the Mountaineers 11-9 in the game but fell short where it counts.  Stand outs for the Lady Indian were Attie Ridley- 2 for 4, Brooklyn Gonzales- 2 for 4, Rileiegh Morgan- 2 for 4, Maddie Jenkins- 2 for 4 with a run scored and Natalie O’Nealk- 3 for 4.  Allison Weaver scored the other run for Murray. O’Neal not only had a good day at the plate but also in the circle. O’Neal went eight innings throwing only 74 pitches.  In those she gave up 9 hits, 4 runs(2 earned) 2 strikeouts and no walks.  O’Neal gave up one home run.  Natalie O’Neal took the loss for the Lady Indians with numbers good enough to win most games.  The dagger for Murray was the opposing pitcher.  Talli Burgess had a complete game throwing 124 pitches and gave up 2 runs on 11 Lady Indian hits.  Burgess had 12 strikeouts and one walk in the victory.

Next up for the Murray Lady Indians will be at home as Sonoraville comes to the home field on Thursday for a 5:40 start.

Ringgold Too Much For Murray

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Monday afternoon the Lady Indians of Murray High school traveled to Ringgold to face the home town Lady Tigers in an important region game.  The Lady Tigers sitting at 9-12 overall and 7-8 in region would be a battle for Murray who came in to Monday’s game at 3-16 overall and just 1-13 in region.

With the rough start for the Lady Indians everyone knows that things can change in just one game with just one swing of the bat to get the excitement and momentum back on your side of the plate.  Monday was unfortunately not one of those games.  There were several positives that came out of this game for the Lady Indians. The late innings push to score runs and accomplishing that as well as individuals fighting hard at the plate to get that much needed hit.  This game did see the Murray offense be shut down through the first 3 innings with only having one batter reach base by hit.  In those same 3 innings the Ringgold Lady Tigers offense put up 9 runs on 5 hits, 3 walks, 2 batters hit by pitch and 3 Murray miscues. The Lady Indians scraped together 2 runs in the fourth on a Rileigh Morgan double that scored Maddie Jenkins(single) and Jordan Swanson(walk).  Morgan battled strong fouling off several pitches before connecting  with a 2 ball=2 strike pitch and line driving it to left field.

After the Lady Tigers added one in the bottom half of inning 4, the top of 5 saw Murray continue to fight and not give up.  Putting 4 runs on their side of the score board, Murray cut in to the deficit they faced as the inning started.   The Lady Indians just plain ran out of innings.  The bottom half had the Lady Tigers answer with 4 to put them up by 8 runs and put the mercy rule in affect to take a 14-6 victory over the Lady Indians of Murray.

Murray will travel to Sonoraville on Thursday September the 20th with hopes of picking up on the offense where they left off in this last game.  Start time is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

Lady Indians Fall To LFO

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As the 2018 regular season comes to a close the Lady Indians of Murray Co. traveled to the home of the Warriors of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe on Saturday for a region game.

The low scoring affair had both Murray and LFO with 5 hits in the game.  Murray wasn’t able to scratch any runs until the sixth when 1 run crossed after O’Neal reached on an error followed by a Jenkins single.  Leading the offense for the Lady Indians were Alyssa Usery(2 for 3), Maddie Jenkins(1-3), Attie Ridley(1-3), Kacie Ausmus(1-1).  Natalie O’Neal had the only walk and scored the run for the Lady Indians in the defeat at the hands of the Warriors.

Pitching for Murray was a combined effort.  Natalie O’Neal(5 innings) and Kacie Ausmus(1 inning) threw 95 pitches allowing 4 runs(3 charged to O’Neal) on 5 hits, 4 walks and 1 strikeout,  The defense behind the 2 pitchers committed 1 error in the game.  The Lady Indians now start preparing for the 2019 season.  With the JV and Middle school players coming up the 2019 season may be a ways off but the Murray coaching staff are looking forward to righting the ship next season.

North Murray Falls To Sonoraville

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The Sonoraville Phoenix came to the home of the Mountaineers on Tuesday to play an important region game. North came in at 12-11 overall and 7-8 in the region with their opponent sitting at 18-2 overall and 13-1 in the region.  Knowing the challenge ahead of them, the Mountaineers laced up the cleats and faced that challenge full force.

The Phoenix jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning on 4 hits including 3 singles and 1 double.  With the Sonoraville defense holding the Mountaineers offense to no runs they never looked back.  To be sure the lead would hold, the visiting team would add 1 more in the fourth making the score 5-0.  The Mountaineers offense was shut down and held to just 4 hits in the game.  Samantha Black(2 for 3), Alivia Rymer(1 for 4), and McKinley Fields(1 for 2) all reached base by hit.

Taking the circle for North Murray were Jodi Evans and Savannah Smith.  Evans took the loss on 43 pitches(32 being strikes) allowing 5 runs(3 earned) on 8 hits. Evans had 1 strikeout in the loss.  Smith in relief threw 33 pitches allowing 1 hit and no runs with 3 strikeouts.

The North Murray Mountaineers will play at Ringgold on Thursday.  Start time is scheduled for 5:30 PM

Late Score Loss At Home For Murray

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The Lady Indians hosted the Phoenix of Sonoraville on Thursday for yet another region game.  Coming off a heart breaking loss just one day earlier to rival North Murray, the Lady Indians were ready to get back on the winning side of softball.

Both teams put zeros on the board through the second inning of play with Sonoraville getting a few opportunities and the Lady Indians having a runner on in the first.  The first run of the game came from the Phoenix with tweo singles and a sacrifice pushing one across.  That on run would quickly be matched by Murray putting up one of their own in the bottom half of the third.

The fourth and fifth inning were almost carbon copies of innings one and two with no runs scoring for either team.  Once again Sonoraville would put runs on the board in big fashion in the top of the sixth.  Setting the stage for Payton Townsend, the Phoenix put two runners on by way of a Murray error and a hit by pitch.  Townsend stepped to the plate and on an no balls and 1 strike count drove a Kacie Ausmus pitch over the left field fence that scored three and gave the Phoenix a 4-1 lead.  That score remained the same heading into the seventh with the Lady Indians going quietly in their half of the sixth.  Sonoraville added one insurance run in the top of the seventh for a 5-1 lead that would hold and be the final score in the win over the Lady Indians of Murray County.

3 ladies entered the circle for Murray with Kacie Ausmus getting the start.  Ausmus went 5 and 1/3 innings allowing 4 runs(3 earned) on 5 hits with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks. Ausmus also allowed 1 homerun and threw 80 pitches.  Makayley Sanford and Natalie O’Neal took the circle in relief with Sanford going 2/3 of an inning throwing just 12 pitches. She gave up 1 walk. O’Neal threw 11 pitches in her 1 inning of work with 1 run allowed and 1 walk.  Attie Ridley was 1-2 on the day with 1 run scored and Brooklyn Gonzales was 2-3 in the game.  The Phoenix put up 5 runs on 5 hits and committed no errors while the Lady Indians scored 1 run on 3 hits and had 3 errors.

The Lady Indians next game will be on Saturday the 15th against Cass in a non-region tournament,  Game time is 2:00 PM.

 

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#TeamFYNSports Welcomes Daniel Jones

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#TeamFYNSports is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel Jones to the FetchYourNews.com family.

Jones will be covering the Fannin County High School Rebels football team for the 2016 season.

Born in Cleveland, Tenn., Jones relocated with his family to Blue Ridge in 2009 and graduated from FCHS in 2014. After two years spent at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala., Jones will be transferring to the University of Georgia this fall to major in Sports Management.

“I am very excited to be a part of #TeamFYNSports,” Jones said. “They are a great group of guys and we believe that together, we can help build this into something truly special.”

 

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Twenty-Six Area Track Stars Headed to State

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Following a top eight or better finish at sectionals held this past Saturday in Carrollton, Brooklet and Calhoun, 26 area athletes will be headed to the 2016 Georgia High School Association state meets.

Dawson County will have a big presence at state, as Abby Cotter, Bailey Cotter, Camryn Geiger, Marley Hamby, Dana Little, Jacob Poston, Melanie Rimawi, Christopher Shelp and Faith Sinclair all qualified.

Abby Cotter placed fifth in the 400-meter dash, with a time of one minute, two and 76-hundreths of a second (1:02.76). Bailey Cotter finished eighth in the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:34.75, while Geiger placed eighth in the 300-meter hurdles, with a time of fifty-one and 41-hundredths of a second (51.41).

Hamby qualified in both the 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs, with a third-place time of 12:45.19 in the 3,200 and a sixth-place time of 5:52.50 in the 1,600. Little finished sixth in the pole vault, reaching a height of seven feet (7′), while Rimawi turned in a fifth-place time of 13:11.36 in the 3,200. Sinclair qualifier in both the 800 and 1,600-meter runs, with a seventh-place time of 2:34.13 in the 800 and 5:46.72 in the 1,600.

The Dawson Tigers saw Poston win the 800-meter run, with a time of 2:00.99. He also placed third in the 1,600 with a time of 4:35.44. Shelp qualified by placing eighth in the 1,600 with a time of 4:49.62.

Pickens County will send eight athletes to state: Michael Casey, Sam Davis, Dalton Gasaway, Dillon Gasaway, Abbey Hardman, Olivia Moore, Sean Parker, Sydney Romine and Sabrina Young.

Davis won the long jump, leaping 22′ 2 1/2″. He will also join teammates Dalton Gasaway, Dillon Gasaway and Casey in the 4×100 relay event, as the team finished eighth with a time of 43.11. Dalton Gasaway also qualified for state in both the 200 and 400-meter dashes, as he won the 400 with a time of 48.95 and placed second in the 200 with a time of 22.19. Parker clinched first place in the 3,200-meter run, by crossing the finish line with a time of 9:46.63. He also placed third in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:29.80.

For the Dragonettes, Hardman finished fifth in the pole vault, reaching a height of 8′. Moore won the pole vault, with a height of 11′ 2″. Romine finished eighth in the 800-meter hurdles with a time of 46.50, while Young won the 3,200-meter run with a finish-line time of 12:05.45.

Lady Cat senior Lauren Bentley clears 5' 2" on the high jump, to win the girls sectionals at Carrollton High School last Saturday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat senior Lauren Bentley clears 5′ 2″ on the high jump, to win the girls sectionals at Carrollton High School last Saturday. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cats junior Raven Sparks launches the discus, during the competition at the AAAA Sectionals at Carrollton High School last Saturday. Sparks broke the Gilmer Lady Cats school record in the event with a toss of 105' 11", qualifying for state in the process. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cats junior Raven Sparks launches the discus, during the competition at the AAAA Sectionals at Carrollton High School last Saturday. Sparks broke the Gilmer Lady Cats school record in the event with a toss of 105′ 11″, qualifying for state in the process. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

From Gilmer County will be Lauren Bentley, Andrew Edmondson, Kell Kiker and Raven Sparks. Bentley won the high jump, by leaping 5′ 2″. Raven Sparks broke the Gilmer record in the discus throw, with a sixth-place hurl of 105′ 11″. Kell Kiker finished seventh in the pole vault, reaching a height of 10′ 6″, while Andrew Edmondson broke the school record in the 200-meter dash with a seventh-place time of 2:00.89.

The Fannin Rebels will send Adam Ingram and Julie Jacobs. Ingram won the high jump event, reaching a height of 6′ 2″. He also placed third in the long jump, with a leap of 22′ 2 3/4″. Jacobs qualified by placing fifth in the pole vault, reaching a height of 7′ 6″.

Heading to state from Lumpkin County will be Amanda Garner and Austin Pierce. Garner finished eighth in the discus throw, with a toss of 91′ 2″. Pierce qualified in both the 100 and 200-meter dashes, as he finished second in the 200 with a time of 22.23 and fourth in the 100 with a time of 11.04.

Representing the Murray County Indians will be Jesse Martinez, who finished fifth in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:24.69.

The girls state meet will be held Thursday-Saturday in Albany, while the boys state affair will be in Jefferson May 12-14.

 

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Gilmer Tennis Downs Indians, Panthers

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The Gilmer High School tennis team continued its successful season this week, with a Monday home match against Murray County and a region match on the road yesterday against Ridgeland.

Against the Murray County Indians Monday, GHS played a Pro-8 match and picked up 4-1 wins in both boys and girls action.

In boys singles action, Riley Hice downed Tucker Hemphill 8-0. Isaac Hensley beat John Reed 8-2, while Dusty Ray bested Nick Ridley 8-0.

Doubles matches featured Cole Edmondson and Chandler Cantrell besting Tucker Humble and Logan Harrison 8-6, while the duo of Sawyer Miller and John Kruze garnered the sole Murray boys victory with an 8-1 victory over Matthew Bruner and Noah Chastain.

An exhibition contest featured Bobcat Carter Hice defeating Chandler Jackson 8-0..

Lady Indian Meredith Page serves the ball to Ally Davis Monday at Gilmer. Page bested Davis 8-1, to pick up the only girls win for Murray County. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Indian Meredith Page serves the ball to Ally Davis Monday at Gilmer. Page bested Davis 8-1, to pick up the only girls win for Murray County. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Girls singles play featured Meredith Page picking up an 8-1 victory for the Lady Indians, over Ally Davis. Kali Malham defeated Jayden Davis 8-2, while Hope Bobak beat McKinley Moss 8-0.

Doubles matches saw Hannah Thomas and Chancey Davis picking up an 8-2 win and the duo of Katie Marick and Katie Sheahan garnered an 8-0 triumph.

In exhibition play, Lady Cats Abi Cantlay and Moriah Martin won 8-0. Mary Elizabeth Walker and Lauren Cole also picked up an 8-0 win, while Sophie Morrison fell 8-0 in a mixed singles match.

“Both teams played well,” said head GHS tennis coach Donna Parks. “They seemed to be more relaxed and attentive to their opponent. They played with a little more strategy than they have in previous matches.”

Region play started yesterday at Ridgeland. The Bobcats won 3-0, while the Lady Cats downed the Lady Panthers 4-0.

Bobcat Riley Hice reaches for a return against Murray County Indian Tucker Hemphill last Monday at GHS. Hice downed Hemphill 8-0, before defeating Ridgeland Panther Austin Long 6-0, 6-0 the next day in region play. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcat Riley Hice reaches for a return against Murray County Indian Tucker Hemphill last Monday at GHS. Hice downed Hemphill 8-0, before defeating Ridgeland Panther Austin Long 6-0, 6-0 the next day in region play. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Hice defeated Austin Long 6-0, 6-0. Hensley picked up a 6-0, 6-1 win over Blake Curl, while Ray bested Tristan Card 6-1, 6-0.

Exhibition matches included Edmondson and Cantrell picking up an 8-6 victory and Bruner winning a singles match 8-2.

For the Lady Cats, Davis shut out Savannah Hulgan 6-0, 6-0. Malham also won 6-0, 6-0 over Sarah Meadows, while Bobak defeated Calissa Morgan 6-0, 6-1.

The doubles match featured Thomas and Davis beating Lexi Mitchell and Ally Wensits 6-1, 6-0.

An exhibition girls doubles match Marick and Sheahan picking up an 8-1 victory.

The Bobcats now sit at 5-0 (2-0 in region play), while the Lady Cats are 4-1 (1-1 in region play) for the year.

Gilmer will host Southeast Whitfield today, before traveling to Towns County tomorrow to face the Indians.

 

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Bobcats Lose Early Lead; JV Continues Undefeated Season

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A varsity/JV doubleheader at North Murray High School last Saturday left the varsity Bobcats stunned and the JV Gilmer squad celebrating another win.

The varsity Cats squandered a second-inning, 9-0 lead to fall 10-9 in walk-off fashion to the Mountaineers, while the JV picked up a 9-5 victory to continue its undefeated season.

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Bobcats third baseman McKinley Chadwick makes a quick throw to first, last Saturday at North Murray. Chadwick kickstarted a nine-run top of the second for Gilmer with a single, but the Mountaineers chipped away and picked up a walkoff 10-9 victory over the Bobcats. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Bobcats third baseman McKinley Chadwick makes a quick throw to first, last Saturday at North Murray. Chadwick kickstarted a nine-run top of the second for Gilmer with a single, but the Mountaineers chipped away and picked up a walkoff 10-9 victory over the Bobcats. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Gilmer scored all nine of its runs in the top of the second. McKinley Chadwick and Austin Daman singled to begin the frame, before Brooks Rosser drew a walk to load the bases with no outs. Another walk to Chandler Sutton brought Chadwick home, for the first GHS run of the day.

After Mountaineer Nik Malchesky took over on the hill, Drew Healan and Chad Watkins later drew back-to-back one-out walks that scored Daman and Rosser. A two-out walk later gave Sutton the opportunity to trot home and widen the Gilmer lead to 4-0.

The second at-bat for Chadwick in the inning resulted in a double that brought Healan and Watkins across the plate. Daman followed with a double of his own to score courtesy runner Taylor Nolan and Chadwick. Daman went on to steal third during the next at-bat and sprinted home on an RBI single from Rosser, that ran the Gilmer lead up to 9-0. A strikeout finally stopped the bleeding for North Murray.

The Mountaineers started chipping away at the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Blake Davis reached on an error with one out and later scored during a two-out stolen base attempt by Brady Harper. Bobcats hurler Noah Ralston hit back-to-back batters to load the bases, before settling down to record a strikeout and retire the side.

A pair of timely home runs drew North Murray ever closer in the bottom of the third. After Malchesky reached on an error to begin the inning, Brody Frazier connected for a home run to left-center field. Later with one out, Davis hit a solo shot to left field that cut the Gilmer lead down to 9-4. Drake Fowler later popped up with two outs and two runners on, but the infield catch was missed and Ethan Payne charged home to score.

Gilmer pulled Ralston in favor of Will Barnes, who gave up a double that scored two more Mountaineers and trimmed the deficit to 9-7. Barnes then induced a popout to end the six-run bottom of the third.

Frazier doubled and John Luke Jenkins singled to start the bottom of the fourth. A sacrifice flyout from Davis left the Mountaineers within one run of tying the game. Later with two outs, a throwing error brought Jenkins across the plate to tie the game, 9-9. Harper was then thrown out at home while trying to score the go-ahead run, leaving the game in a deadlock.

Both teams continued to produce baserunners, but the game looked to be heading into extra innings until the bottom of the seventh. Fowler drew a leadoff walk, before moving to second on a sacrifice groundout from Waylyn James. A wild pitch got Fowler within 90 feet of home plate and a bloop walk-off single from Malchesky allowed Fowler to trot home and give North Murray the comeback victory.

“I felt like we started out flat,” admitted North Murray head varsity coach Steve Granger after the win. “We just didn’t show up at the ballpark, ready to play, which that’s on me. But they (Gilmer) put nine (runs) on us in the second. I told our kids, ‘Look, just stay the course. (It’s) a long ballgame.’ And they did. We chipped away and then we ended up giving ourselves that chance at the end.”

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JV Bobcat Tripp Pierce delivers a pitch last Saturday at North Murray. Pierce pitched four innings for Gilmer, striking out eight Mountaineers, en route to a 9-5 Bobcats victory. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

JV Bobcat Tripp Pierce delivers a pitch last Saturday at North Murray. Pierce pitched four innings for Gilmer, striking out eight Mountaineers, en route to a 9-5 Bobcats victory. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

The JV Bobcats pounced right off the bat on North Murray. Evan Frady drew a leadoff walk and later scored with one out on an RBI single from Tyler Woody. A strikeout and flyout kept GHS from widening its early lead.

The Mountaineers replied by taking the lead in the bottom of the first. After a pair of leadoff singles, a double put North Murray out front 2-1. Gilmer starter Tripp Pierce later settled down to record a pair of strikeouts to keep the deficit at 2-1.

The Cats tied the game back up in the top of the third. Frady again garnered a leadoff walk and later scored on a throwing error with two outs. A strikeout kept the game in a deadlock.

Gilmer used its next turn at the plate to take the lead. Sam Nicholson walked to begin the top of the fourth and later scored by stealing home during a two-out throwout attempt at second. A popup prevented the Cats from opening up a bigger lead.

North Murray wasted little time replying, tying the game in the bottom portion of the frame. A pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases for the Mountaineers with two outs. A single followed to knot the game at 3-3. A popup again squandered a scoring opportunity in the game, ending the fourth.

NMHS took the lead once more in the bottom of the fifth. A one-out walk lead to an RBI double that put the Mountaineers ahead 4-3. Bobcat relief pitcher Rylan Cochran went on to record two strikeouts and prevent an extension of the North Murray lead.

A mere three outs from suffering their first loss of the season, the Cats found their proverbial ninth life in the top of the seventh. Brandon Weaver picked up an infield single to start the frame. A pickoff attempt sailed wide, putting Weaver at third with no outs. A throwing error then allowed Weaver to score and tie the game, 4-4.

Frady bunted his way on base, before Hunter Bowyer doubled to put Gilmer back out front, 6-4. Woody followed with a single that brought Bowyer home to score. After a Koby Allen single, Eric Turner doubled to bring Woody across the plate. Nicholson later singled with one out to score Turner and widen the GHS advantage to 9-5. A flyout and strikeout put a damper on the Bobcats onslaught.

North Murray manufactured a two-out run in the bottom of the seventh, by taking advantage of a walk and an error to score on a stolen base. Reliever David Smith kept his composure and later induced a groundout to seal the win for Gilmer.

“We finally did what we are supposed to do,” said JV Gilmer coach Eric Tedders. “We took a lot of strikeouts looking, which we can’t do. We’re a better team than that. But I believe that when our guys do what they’re supposed to, the way they’re supposed to … this is a good team. We want to take that next step and be a GREAT team. We’ve got some work to do on our communication. We’ve still got to get the little things done.”

The Bobcats returned home yesterday, for another JV/varsity doubleheader against Lumpkin. The JV ran its record to 8-0 with a 2-0 shutout of the Indians, while the varsity Cats picked up a 5-4 victory. The win improves the Gilmer varsity to 2-4 for the year.

 

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Gilmer Caps Off Packed Week at North Murray

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A busy week for the Gilmer High School soccer contingent concluded last Friday, with a JV match at North Murray High School.

The JV Lady Cats picked up a 3-0 victory, while the Bobcats fell 7-0 to the Mountaineers.

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Lady Cat Tori Jack punts a penalty kick last Friday in JV action at North Murray.  The kick turned into Jack's second goal of the match, en route to a 3-0 Gilmer victory over the Lady Mountaineers. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Lady Cat Tori Jack punts a penalty kick last Friday in JV action at North Murray. The kick turned into Jack’s second goal of the match, en route to a 3-0 Gilmer victory over the Lady Mountaineers. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Tori Jack wasted little time getting Gilmer on the scoreboard against North Murray, scoring a goal from 30 yards out seven minutes into the game. Jack again supplied a goal for the Lady Cats in the second half, on a penalty kick with 29:18 left in the match.

Haley Farmer added to the fun six minutes later with a goal that came during a packed battle for the ball inside the box. The Lady Mountaineers failed to respond to the deficit, giving GHS the shutout victory.

“What a great game,” said Lady Cats head coach April Nicholson. “JV games inherently have less pressure to them than the varsity games because they don’t affect region standings, but we take them very seriously.  Our girls came out read to play and to win, and they didn’t disappoint. Our dribbling, passing, and defense were top notch.”

Goalkeeper Tylea Hernandez saved nine shots for Gilmer.

The varsity Lady Cats also saw action last week, dropping two region matches to both Southeast Whitfield and Northwest Whitfield by the same margin, 2-0.

Nicholson also commented on the varsity matches, saying, “Southeast is one of our region competitors who consistently has a very good program. We came out strong and played them really hard. Our girls never gave up; they played hard until the final buzzer, and I’m incredibly proud of the resiliency and tenacity they showed.”

She continued about the Northwest contest, “Our girls came out really strong against Northwest and gave them a good show. We were incredibly aggressive, and kept them from scoring the entire second half. Right now, we’re on track to break a school record for number of goals given up, as we’re averaging less than two per game. These girls are making good things happen and I’m very proud of them.”

Mountaineers shut down Bobcats

Mountaineer Raul Romero looks to cut upfield last Friday in JV action against Gilmer. Along with Kevin Garcia, Romero scored two goals in North Murray's 7-0 victory over the Bobcats. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Mountaineer Raul Romero looks to cut up the field last Friday in JV action against Gilmer. Along with Kevin Garcia, Romero scored two goals in North Murray’s 7-0 victory over the Bobcats. (Photo by: Kevin Hensley)

Both boys teams suffered through struggles last week, with the JV finding itself unable to slow down the Mountaineers last Friday. Kevin Garcia got the scoring attack underway early, punching the ball into the net with 24:31 left in the first half. Brian Loarca added one with 14:03 remaining before halftime, before Raul Romero widened the North Murray lead to 3-0 with a goal less than two minutes later.

The break in the action failed to slow down the Mountaineers. Diego Munguia scored with 24:56 left in the game, before a Ivan Munguia goal four minutes later extended the NMHS lead to 5-0. Garcia picked up his second goal of the game with 13:30 remaining on the clock, before Romero added his second as well with 3:12 left in regulation off a Jesus Pedraza corner kick, to help North Murray pick up a 7-0 victory.

“We’re really excited,” said North Murray JV coach Matt Chambers after the win. “I think the thing I’m most proud of is a complete game. That shows a lot of maturity for the younger players. That means a lot to me, in terms of who’s going to contribute to the varsity in the coming years. We’re never selfish with the ball. We have quick 1-2 touches. A coach can’t ask for much more than that.”

Seth Allen recorded three saves for the JV Mountaineers, while Ben Jones had 12 for Gilmer.

The varsity Bobcats also struggled in region play last week, falling 4-0 to Southeast Whitfield and 5-0 to Northwest Whitfield.

Speaking on the Southeast match, Bobcats head coach Simon Phipps said, “We fought really hard and never gave up. The boys have nothing to be ashamed of. They should hold their heads high. At times we made a very good side look ordinary.”

The varsity Lady Cats currently sit at 2-5 for the season (0-3 in region play), while the varsity Bobcats are 2-4-1 (1-2 in region play) thus far. The JV Lady Cats are 2-0, while the JV Bobcats sit at 0-3.

The JV Mountaineers improved to 3-0 for the season with their victory Friday night, while the JV Lady Mountaineers fell to 2-1 for the year after the loss to Gilmer.

 

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Kevin Hensley Joins TeamFYNSports

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2016 #TeamFYNSports has a BIG announcement and we are very excited to share the news. The entire goal and commitment by #TeamFYNSports has always been to highlight young athletes in a positive way. FYN made a decision in 2015 to expand our coverage areas from three to ten counties.  The need for a growth driven director to lead #TeamFYNSports into the future sent us on a search.  FYN was looking for someone with character, focus, perseverance, direction, determination and an in depth knowledge of sports. Someone who shared our dedication to giving exposure to our exceptional athletes in our communities.

We are happy to announce our new Director of #TeamFYNSports – Mr. Kevin Hensley.

Kevin will be heading up our sport department. He will immediately launch a development plan to manage our reporting and new sports broadcasting in all the counties we cover.

Kevin will also be anchoring our new AM daily news show, “The Morning Report”. The Morning Report will air live weekdays 7-8 am.  Please join us in welcoming Kevin to #TeamFYNSports!  We are confident there are great things coming soon!

 

Kevin Hensley photoI am thrilled to join the Fetch Your News family and oversee the transformation of #TeamFYNSports. It has always been a dream of mine to be a sports reporter in some capacity and with my previous television and print sports journalism experience in mind, I can continue doing what I love on a new medium. I am eager to take #TeamFYNSports to previously unseen heights and help provide the best sports coverage.

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