On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2014, I was going to drop my son off at the Dodge County Golf Course and go back home to watch football. Instead, I decided to ride in the cart and watch my son and his interaction with other members of the Dodge County Golf Club. I’m glad I did. In the group was 85 year-old, Bob Butler. I had met Butler about a year ago and had talked to him several times. I had never seen him play golf. He bogeyed the first three holes and that is when I heard him say to my son, “We’ve got to tighten up.” I didn’t think anything of it until after he played the next six holes, finishing three strokes under par. That brought us to the 10th hole and the reason I am writing this account of what happened there.
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The fifth ranked Dodge County High School (DCHS) Squaws basketball team took over first place in sub-region A of Region 1-AAA with a four and zero record by defeating Pierce County on Friday, January 2, 2015. The Squaws defeated Pierce 56 to 32 on their home court in Eastman. Scoring for Dodge was Rachel Selph, 17 points; Keyria Gordon, 16 points; Tierra Hamilton, seven points; Kristen Hall, six points; Shardea Jackson, three points; Alexis Northcutt, three points; Tanasha Coley, two points; and Haley Holloway, two points.
The Squaws are now nine and one overall.
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The honors continued for members of the Dodge County High School Lady Indians softball team. A pair of Lady Indians was named to the first team All-Middle Georgia Team that is released by the Macon Telegraph.
Sophomore pitcher, Haley Holloway and shortstop, Margaret Simmons were named to the first team. Seniors, Annie Moore and Nikki Graham were honorable mentions. There were no second or third teams given just first team and honorable mentions. [Full Story »]
The fifth ranked Dodge County High School Squaws ran their record to eight and one overall and three and zero in the sub-region with three wins last week. The Squaws defeated West Laurens 48 to 44 in a non-region game; Brantley County in a sub-region game, 74 to 20 and Hawkinsville, 80 to 32 in another non-region game. The Junior Varsity girls’ team also defeated West Laurens 42 to four and Brantley County 48 to 22.
Scoring for Dodge against West Laurens was: Rachel Selph, 18 points; Keyria Gordon, 10 points; Kristen Hall, nine points; Tanasha Coley, three points; Tierra Hamilton, three points; Alexis Northcutt, three points; and Haley Holloway, two points. [Full Story »]
The Dixie Nationals Wrestling Championships were recently held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Several Dodge County wrestlers competed in the national level event attended by wrestlers from across the United States. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Grappling Indians recently took to the mats in a long two-day show down at the Viking Invitational in Treutlen County. This invitational tournament has become an annual tradition for wrestlers from DCHS to attend.
Bringing only nine wrestlers to the invitational the Grappling Indians managed to battle to an eighth place finish out of 16 teams from across Georgia. After the first five rounds of wrestling three Indians emerged with a seed into the medal rounds. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Squaws are now five and one on the season after splitting games last week. Dodge defeated Tattnall County 64 to 44 on the road last Tuesday, December 2, in Region 1AAA sub-region game. They lost to a tough Johnson-Savannah team 61 to 48 in a Region 1AAA crossover game.
Scoring for the Squaws against Tattnall County was: Kristen Hall, 14 points; Keyria Gordon, 12 points; Alexis Northcutt, 12 points; T Hamilton, 10 points; Haley Holloway, seven points, including a three-pointer; Tanasha Coley, four points; Timeasha Collins, three points; and Shardea Jackson, two points. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Grappling Indians took to the mat recently competing in the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Duals at Jeff Davis High School in Hazlehurst. After two days of very tough wrestling the team managed to defeat Brantley County, Montgomery County, Vidalia, Jeff-Davis and tied with Appling County 41-41.
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Mitch Tanner, a senior, was named the special teams player of the year. Tanner’s numbers on the season were one touchdown, eight field goals and 34 point after touchdown kicks. He also had seven receptions on the year for 93 total yards; one fumble recovery; and three carries for 19 yards. Tanner also made an impact on the defensive side of the ball as he has 46 total tackles, of those 39 were solo and 14 were assists; 11 sacks on the season; 15.5 tackles for losses; and six pass break-ups.
Six DCHS Indians, Landon Martin, Kyle Glover, Cain Peterson, Jacob Gurien, Devonta Floyd and Roscoe Wilcox were named to the first team All Region for 1AAA. Martin, senior quarterback, played 12 games and had 116 rushing attempts for 632 yards and 11 touchdowns; completed 54 passes of 91 attempts for 607 yards and five touchdowns and five interceptions; and scored 11 touchdowns and one two-point conversion. Martin forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles on the season. [Full Story »]
Basketball season continues for the Dodge County Middle School (DCMS) Warriors. The teams played four games over the past week. The Lady Warriors remained undefeated and the Warriors split four games.
The week began as the Warriors and the Lady Warriors hosted Toombs County. Let’s start with the girls’ game. This game was over in a hurry. Dodge would jump out to a 33 to zero lead at the half. Yes, it was a shutout at the half. The dreams of the shutout would end as Toombs hit a pair of free throws in the final minute of the third and Dodge coasted to a 41 to five final.
Here is a look at the Dodge scoring: Destanee Wright had 15 points; Nessia Mitchell, 14 points; Europe Brown, eight points; Precious Coleman, three points; Cheyenne Hunt, two points; Kylie Hunt, two points; and Lashauna Coley, one point.
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The Dodge County High School Indians basketball team split games on the road over the weekend. The team traveled to Jenkins High School of Savannah and to Cochran to take on the Bleckley County Royals. Jenkins County beat the boys 73 to 31 but the Indians rebounded with a win over their local rivals, Bleckley County 59 to 56 on Saturday, December 6. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County Wrestling club sent 10 wrestlers to the Danny Lutz Memorial wrestling tournament recently held at Brewton Parker. Seven of the grapplers were making their wrestling debut. All of them battled hard and gained some much-needed experience. They also brought home their share of hardware. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) competition cheerleaders competed in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) state sectionals and finals on November 14 and November 15, 2014 in Columbus. The squad finished in the top eight out of 24 teams at sectionals on Friday to advance to the finals on Saturday. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School Indians traveled to Jefferson on Friday, November 21 to face one of their toughest opponents this year, the Jefferson Dragons, in the state playoffs. Dodge County entered the game ranked the number three seed for region 1-AAA with a nine and two record as Jefferson was ranked number one from region 8-AAA and a record of 11 and zero. This would be the first meeting of these two teams. Jefferson would come away the winners with a score of 27 to seven and advance in state play.
Jefferson had the home field advantage and their last home loss was in the middle of the 2011 season to Elbert County. The Dragons had not allowed more than 16 points in any game this season and Dodge would be held to seven points in the game.
The Indians were trying to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 1999. Dodge entered this game after a 14 to three victory last week against Westside of Macon where the Indians were held to five first downs in the game. [Full Story »]
Rachel Selph, senior at Dodge County High School and member of the Lady Indians basketball team, recently signed with Mercer University in Macon to play basketball with the Mercer Bears next season.
Selph has started and played for the high school since her freshman year. That year, 2011-2012, she was named to second team all-region and was named as offensive player of the year by Dodge County High School.
During her sophomore year, 2012-2013, she was named to the first team all-region; second team Middle Georgia; and honorable mention all-state team. For a second year she was named offensive player of the year by DCHS.
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