The eight year old and under (8U) Middle Georgia Hurricanes softball team traveled to Savannah to participate in the USSSA Memorial Day Bash tournament which was a two day softball tournament held on Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25. The Hurricanes were undefeated both days and were also the first place champions.
The Dodge County Sportsman’s Club and the Department of Natural Resources will hold their annul free fishing rodeo on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Dodge County Public Fishing Area from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on site.
The rodeo is open to all children ages three to 15. The participants will be divided into three age groups, three to six years, seven to 10 years and 11 to 15 years. All fish will be weighed and judged on site and prizes will be awarded.
Fishing will be in designated areas only and include bass, bream, catfish and shell crackers. Kids must bring their own bait and no parents are allowed to fish.
All children must have an adult present to register and must be supervised at all times. The event will be held rain or shine!
The Dodge County Public Fishing Area is located on the McRae Highway in Eastman.
The “Colors for Kenya” color run was held on May 17, 2014 and there were over 120 runners. The race was organized to raise money for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) mission team to travel to Nairobi, Kenya. The mission trip is scheduled to begin on June 5, 2014.
Paul Coogle won the men’s division and Cheerse Rowe was the winner of the women’s division.
Please pray for this team and if you would like to follow them on their journey please like the Kickin’ It In Kenya Facebook page. More pictures from the race are available on the Facebook page also.
Thanks to all of the local merchants that donated door prizes. Those businesses are Sugarberry’s, Zaxby’s, Farmer’s Furniture, Bank of Eastman, Piddlin’ Peddler, Wholesale Builder Supply, Floor Plan, Citizen’s Bank and Trust, Handy Andy, Eastman Fast Lube, Attaway Sidetrack Café’, Butcher Block and Colony Bank.
A huge thanks to Mike Law for allowing the team to use the Piggly Wiggly parking lot as the registration point. Thank you to those that participated in the race as well as the organizers of the event.
Southern Hearts of Gold will hold a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
The ride will benefit Presley Peacock and Zach Forrest.
Peacock, age six, was involved in a serious auto accident that caused a head injury and several broken bones. After her recovery she will have to attend numerous physical therapy sessions to fully recover.
Forrest, age 11, received third degree burns on his hands and face on January 1, 2014. He must goon numerous trips to Cincinnati, Ohio for treatments. His recovery can take up to one year.
The ride will start and end at The Leatherman’s in Eastman. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. T-shirts will be given to the first 80 people to register. Country style ribs, homemade potato salad, baked beans and Brunswick stew will be served.
For more information contact Mark Cravey at 229-315-3594 or Tony Cason 229-315-2849.
Dodge County boys’ basketball fundamental basketball camp will be held June 4 through June 6, 2014. The camp will be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon daily and is open to girls and boys of all ages.
Each child will receive one on one instruction on the fundamentals of basketball and the importance of academics by high school, college and professional coaches and basketball players.
All attendees will receive a camp t-shirt with registration.
Concessions will be available for purchase during the camp.
Registration will be held on June 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. To pre-register or for more information call Daniell Johnson at 478-319-9901, Ricky Collins at 478-231-4637 or Cedric Jordan at 478-230-7109.
By Jessie Pruett
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Indians baseball season came to a close on Saturday, May 2, 2014 in Baxley.
The Indians faced the Appling County Pirates in the first round of the state playoffs.
They split a double header with the Pirates on Friday and returned Saturday for a deciding game three. Dodge County lost a heart breaker three to two to end their season.
The Indians finished the season with a 13 and 16 record placing them third in the region. This season the Indians will lose a lot of leadership as seven seniors will graduate.
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The Dodge County High School (DCHS) girls’ golf team finished up their season on Monday, May 5 in Tifton at the AAA region sectionals.
The girls’ finished 10th out of 15 with a total score of 315. Scores are obtained by combining each teams’ three best scores.
Individual scores for DCHS were Kristin Holland 102, Heather Yang 106, Madison Pritchett 107 and Skye Brack 115.
Holland’s score qualified her for the state finals on May 12 in Waynesboro.
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) boys’ golf team finished their season on April 21. The boys’ placed fourth in the region golf match that was held in Swainsboro. Charles Johnson posted low score for the Indians with a 104.
The girls’ golf team placed second in the region and qualified for the sectional that will be held in Tifton on May 5. Swainsboro finished first in the region match with a 296 and Dodge County finished with a 316.
Kristen Holland was second individual at the region tournament with a score of 102. Other low scores for DCHS were Heather Yang with 104 and Madison Pritchett with 111.
The 10th annual Eugene Smith Masonic Lodge Car Show will be held Saturday, May 3 at Chas Mar Home and Garden parking lot in Eastman.
There is a $20 registration fee. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Judging is at 11:30 a.m. and awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m.
Awards include Best of Show; Best General Motors; Best Ford; Best Motorcycle; Best T rod, Hot Rod; Best Mopar; Best Foreign; and People’s Choice. The David Ragan Shriners race car will be on site. The car show will be held rain or shine.
By Frank Erwin
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Lady Indian’s tennis team advanced to the elite eight in region play on Monday, April 28, defeating Troup County three to two. The lady’s will play in Savannah later this week.
The DCHS Indians tennis teams advanced to the first round in state play. The boys’ team finished second in the regular season and the girls’ team finished first this season.
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Christian Miller, a 2011 graduate of Dodge County High School, signed his national letter of intent to play baseball with Columbus State University. Miller is currently the starting third baseman at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton. He is currently leading the team with a .364 average, a .445 on base percentage and a strong .553 slugging percentage. He is second on the team with 48 hits and he leads the team with nine doubles, two triples, four homeruns and 34 runs batted in (RBIs). He also leads the team in extra base hits with 15 and total bases with 73. He is the son of Frederick Miller and Michelle Miller of Eastman.