The Eastman-Dodge County girls 8-year old and under (8U) All Stars competed in the state tournament July 10 through July 13, 2013 in Berrien County. The team finished in third place. Pictured (front row, l-r) are Ashlyn Grauberger, Dayla Faulk, Jayci Yawn, Halle Wise and Kate Jones; (second row, l-r) JaiunaVae Pattillo, Riley Haley, Dylana Barton, Skye Meadows, Ava Roland and Brooke Perdue; and (back row, l-r) coaches Jessica Brown, Dylan Barton and Brian Perdue.
The Birdies enjoyed the recent golf social outing and look forward to playing golf at The Woods in Cochran on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. At the last meeting new officers elected were: president, Shirley Adler; first vice-president, Loucenia Pritchett; second vice-president, Myrtle Liggin; treasurer, Helen Green; secretary, Cheryl Saunders; publicity, Faye Jessup and hospitality, Marilyn Simpson.
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Indian soccer season was the best yet with the Indians taking first place in region.
This was the first year that they have competed in region AAA. They made it to the “Sweet 16,” because of the dedication that each individual on the team displayed throughout the year. The entire team takes full responsibility for the success.
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Former Dodge County High School (DCHS) Lady Indian softball star, Adele Harrison has agreed to join the University of Georgia (UGA) softball team. She has starred with Middle Georgia State College (MGSC) the last two years where she was all conference both years.
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The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation 10-year old and under (10U) Girls All-Stars won the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Invitational tournament on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The girls lost their first game against Hawkinsville on Monday and then battled back to defeat Soperton, nine to one, on Tuesday. On Wednesday the team defeated Bleckley County, 11 to one and Wilcox County, nine to two. The girls then played two more games and defeated Hawkinsville in back to back games, 10 to one and six to two, to win the championship. Pictured (front row, l-r): Sydney Powell; Linzy Bowen; Aniyah Black; Caroline Scarborough; Carsen Etheridge; bat girl, Meg Lewis; (middle row, l-r): Mattie Grace Hutcheson; Madison Hardy; Gracie Lewis; Bailey Harvey; Annie Jones; Kaylee Mullis; Rhesa Dotson; (back row, l-r) coaches, Derek Hutcheson; Al Lewis; Wade Bowen and Shawn Powell.
The 8 year old and under (8U) Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department All-star girl’s softball team earned second place in the Hawkinsville-Pulaski County Recreation 2013 All-star Invitational which was held June 3 through June 8, 2013. Pictured (front row, l-r) Jayci Yawn, Skye Meadows, Brooke Perdue and Kate Jones; (middle row, l-r) JaiunaVae Pattillo, Dylana Barton, Dayla Faulk, Ava Roland, Riley Haley and Ashlyn Grauberger; (back row l-r) coaches Dylan Barton, Brian Perdue and Jessica Brown. Not pictured is Halle Wise.
The Eastman/Dodge County Recreation 12-year old and under (12U) girls all-star team won the 51st annual Lyons tournament last week. Dodge went five and zero during the tournament and out scored their opponents 49 to three in the five games. The girls played well together as a team combining great pitching, stellar defense and strong offensive efforts to go undefeated and win the largest all-star tournament in South Georgia. Pictured (first row, l-r) Lane Barrows, Allie Varnadoe, Julianna Bellflower, Jenna Hickman and Amber Maxwell; (second row, l-r) coach Jennifer Bellflower, Abby Christian Manning, Meredith Hutcheson, Jacey Dowdy, Jade Dowdy, coach Kenton Haley and Dodge County Recreation Director Travis Niblett; not pictured: coach Derek Hutcheson, Laralin Rogers and Jessie Thomas.
The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department 8-year old and under (8U) Girls All-star softball team went undefeated to win the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation 2013 All-star Invitational which was held June 11 through June 13, 2013. Pictured (front row, l-r) Ava Roland, Skye Meadows, Halle Wise, Kate Jones and Jayci Yawn; (middle row, l-r) Riley Haley, JaiunaVae Pattillo, Dylana Barton, Dayla Faulk, Ashlyn Grauberger and Brooke Perdue; (back row, l-r) coach, Jessica Brown; coach, Brian Perdue; Eastman-Dodge Recreation Department Director, Travis Niblett and coach Dylan Barton.
Madison Pritchett placed second place last week at the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) Junior Sectional Tournament. The tournament was held at Eagles Landing in McDonough, which was one of the stops for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour from 1992 through 2006 and is one of the most challenging courses in Georgia. Pritchett is also on the Dodge County High School Golf Team and wishes to encourage other girls to become involved in the sport. She will compete in three additional tournaments during the month of June, which are open to girls of all ages. Please visit www.gsga.org to find out more.
Once again, the crisp May morning and the participants eager to walk or run set the scene at the Dodge County Courthouse for the second annual “Out of The Darkness 1m/5k Walk/Run.”
The crowd of 200 plus people was there to speak out for those who “cannot speak for themselves” as is stated in Proverbs 31:8a.
The event, sponsored by the Dodge County Baptist Association and Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), was held to bring awareness to the issue of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).
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The eight and under (8U) Lil Canes won first place in the 2013 Starz Softball Tournament in Alma on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The team went undefeated throughout the tournament securing wins against district rivals Berrien County and Pierce County. Pictured (first row, l-r) are Jayci Yawn, Bryn Yawn, Lauren Slaughter, Kate Jones and Riley Lancaster; (second row, l-r) Skye Meadows, Caitlynn Lancaster, Tannah Cobb, Halle Wise, Brooke Perdue and McKenzie Maddox; and (third row, l-r) coaches Brian Perdue, Ricky Maddox and Terry Cobb.
A local running group was recently sponsored by David Boyd of Rhine to participate in the second annual “Out of Darkness 5K” run held in Eastman. The Dodge Baptist Association sponsors the event to benefit children in Georgia who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. The event raises money for Wellspring Living to support their vision to stop sexual exploitation of children. “I can help to stop these crimes against children and support the group of ladies my daughter runs with all at the same time,” Boyd explained. This is the second year that Boyd has sponsored this group of local runners in this event. Pictured (front row) Ina Grace Purvis; (back row, l-r) Anna Kate Hickman, Kathy Bohannon Brown, Amy Mullis, Trisha Connell, David Boyd, Nora Jean Reaves, Jennifer McDaniel, Sheena Orange, Donna Boyd Purvis and Kelly Bryant Burch Not pictured: Dana Niblett.
The Lady Bulldogs finished first in regular season play and won the championship at the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department 10-year old and under (10U) tournament. Pictured (middle row, l-r) are Carson Ethridge, Aniyah Black, Linzy Bowen, Clara Rossi, Jordan Hardy and Keke Montford; (back row, l-r) Kyla Howell, Gracie Lewis, Brianna Stickney, Skylar McAliley, Taylor Johnson and Kedejah Montford; (back row, l-r) coaches Wade Bowen, Al Lewis and Tavaris Black.