Middle Georgia Impact finished second place at the Turkey Classic ten and under (10U) tournament in Valdosta on November 23, 2013. Impact lost the championship game to Power Mill of Tallahassee, Florida. Team members pictured are Meg Lewis, Gracie Lewis, Madison Hardy, Sierra Webster and Linzy Bowen, Maggie Quick, Chastity Stevens, Macy Shattles, Amy Dalton and Abby Cooper. Coaches for the team are Al Lewis, George Quick, Spencer Webster and Wade Bowen.
Several Dodge County High School Indian football players were named to the Region 3-AAA All Region Football Team.
Jacob Gurien was named to the first team offense as an offensive lineman. Romello Cummings, defensive lineman and Marlek Lamb, defensive back, were also named to the first team defense.
Landon Martin, quarterback; Roscoe Wilcox, running back; Devonare Jackson, wide receiver; Hunter Graham, tight-end; and Cain Peterson, offensive line were all named to the second team offense for the region.
Second team defense honors went to Josh Edwards, defensive line; Devonta Floyd, linebacker; and Cam Young, defensive back.
Dodge County seniors Cummings, Lamb, Edwards and Jackson were recognized.
Dodge County juniors recognized were Gurien, Martin, Wilcox, Graham, Peterson and Floyd.
One Dodge County sophomore, Young, was recognized.
The honors continued for Dodge County High School Lady Indians Nikki Graham and Margaret Simmons. Graham, a Junior catcher, was named to the first team all-state by the region champion coaches in AAA. She hit .471 and lead the team in homers and runs batted in (RBIs). Simmons, a Freshman shortstop, was named to the second team all-state. She led the Lady Indians with a .505 average. She was also named region player of the year.
Leonard Floyd, a 2012 graduate of Dodge County High School, has been named to the South East Conference (SEC) All Freshman Team. He leads the University of Georgia defense with 6.5 sacks. He also has 47 tackles including 8.5 for losses. He has 22 quarterback hurries, a pass break-up, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick. Floyd and the rest of the Dawgs will play in the Gator Bowl against Nebraska on New Year’s Day.
The eight year old and under (8U) Middle Georgia Hurricanes softball team were undefeated champs in the Premier Sports “Adopt An Angel” tournament which was held in Cordele on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The Hurricanes fought hard that day playing teams from all over, they never gave up and stuck together through fifteen hours of tough, freezing cold softball. Awesome fall season Middle Georgia Hurricanes! Pictured (front row, l-r) Lauren Slaughter, Allie Mathis, Brooke Perdue, Jayci Yawn, Tannah Cobb and Caitlynn Lancaster; (middle row, l-r) Ansley Brooks, Ava Roland, McKenzie Maddox, Riley Haley and Bryn Yawn; (back row, l-r) coaches Chad Slaughter, Ricky Maddox, Brian Perdue and Terry Cobb and bat boy A.J. Mathis.
The Dodge County Middle School (DCMS) Wrestling team, also known as the Grappling Warriors, recently traveled to Cumming, to compete in a 10 team dual tournament at West Forsyth High School. At the end of the day, the Warriors had earned a record of five dual match victories and only one defeat against returning state champion Commerce Middle School.
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The Dodge County Golf Club hosted their annual fall tournament in October. The tournament was held in memory of Randall Sanders and featured a great field of 19 teams. The teams were divided into three flights at the end of the 18-hole competition.
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The Middle Georgia Impact won first place at the Seven In The Fall ten and under (10U) tournament on Saturday November 9, 2013 in Dublin. The Impact finished the day with a seven and zero record, improving their overall season record to 40 and eight. Pictured(front row, l-r) Linzy Bowen, Abby Cooper, Gracie Lewis, Madison Hardy, Shayla Cook and Paige White; (second row, l-r) Amy Dalton, Abigail Spires, Macy Shattles, Chastity Stephens and Sierra Webster; (third row, l-r) coaches, Spencer Webster; Casey Spires; Al Lewis; and Wade Bowen.
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Grappling Indians and Dodge County Middle School (DCMS) Grappling Warriors have begun the seventh season of Dodge County Wrestling. The Warriors recently battled on the mat against West Laurens and Toombs County recording impressive victories. Standouts included Christian Grauberger, Jared Cannon and newcomer grappler Boo Davis.
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Eastman native Leonard Floyd is the most outstanding football player to come out of Dodge County since Maurice (Mo) Harrell played for coach Ray Goff and the Georgia Bulldogs in the early 1990s.
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