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Lady Warriors Claim 5th Region Title


Kneeling, l-r: Emerson Fenn, Saylor Odom. Standing: Coach Ricky Bradford, Morgan Cannon, Karsyn Massey, Paige Burke, Caroline Harper, Laurel Annb Wilkerson, Gillian Still, Anne Lee Lockart, Savana Bradford, Kate McGill Hattaway, Megan Ellis, Coach Woodie Kirkland, Mary Mac Cooper, and Carley Miles Fenn. Kneeling, l-r: Emerson Fenn, Saylor Odom. Standing: Coach Ricky Bradford, Morgan Cannon, Karsyn Massey, Paige Burke, Caroline Harper, Laurel Annb Wilkerson, Gillian Still, Anne Lee Lockart, Savana Bradford, Kate McGill Hattaway, Megan Ellis, Coach Woodie Kirkland, Mary Mac Cooper, and Carley Miles Fenn. Claiming the title of ‘Region Champs’ is so much sweeter when it’s the fifth year in row. The 2017 Lady Warriors Softball Team kept the five year streak alive when they defeated Crisp Academy in Cordele on September 21. They Lady Warriors current record stands at 10-4 in the season and 3-0 in the region. Sophomore Savana Bradford is the number one pitcher for The Lady Warriors, and she is carrying the team with a total number of 53 strikeouts over 46 innings. Sophomore Anna Lee Lockart leads the team in batting averages with an outstanding .571. On Senior Night with bases loaded, senior Morgan Cannon hit a grand slam contributing to score of 13-1 to defeat the Westwood Wildcats. The 2017 Lady Warriors Softball Team consists of: seniors Morgan Cannon and Karsyn Massey, juniors Emerson Fenn, Saylor Odom, Megan Ellis, and Paige Burke, sophomores Anna Lee Lockart and Savana Bradford, Freshmen Kate McGill Hattaway, Gillian Still, and Laurel Ann Wilkerson. With a shortage of team members this season, Coach Woodie Kirkland brought up eighth graders Mary Mac Cooper, Carley Miles Fenn, and Caroline Harper. In the beginning of the season, the Lady Warriors fell to Southland and CCA, but Sophomore Anna Lee Lockart said, “We struggled in the beginning, but I think our struggle only made us stronger as a team.” The Lady Warriors are coached by Woodie Kirkland, assisted by Ricky Bradford. Coach Kirkland said, “This year’s team started off slow, but we are getting better every day. That is the plan for the 2017 Lady Warriors: get a little better every day. We have to do the ‘little things’ right to make the big stuff happen. Little by little, a little becomes a lot. When we figure this out, there is no telling how far this team can go. I’m excited to see  how good of a team these individuals can turn into.” They also have big plans for the rest of the season in hopes of bringing home a State Champion title.

The Lady Warriors will host round two of the GISAAA State Championship on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Damascus beginning at 11:00 a.m.

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