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VHS Hosts Baseball Fellowship Ceremony

VHS Hosts Baseball Fellowship Ceremony


WARNER ROBINS, GA.--Veterans High School is hosting a Jerome “Jay Jay” Stephens, Jr. Foundation Baseball Fellowship ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. in the Veterans High School auditorium, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

The ceremony will benefit the Jay Jay Stephens Foundation, which awards a baseball scholarship to Georgia Southern University (GSU).  Coach Rodney Hennon, GSU Head Baseball Coach, will be the guest speaker for the ceremony.  All junior and senior baseball players from all high schools, as well as their parents, and the general public are welcome to attend.

High schools that will be represented are:  Houston County, Northside, Perry, Veterans, Warner Robins and Peach County.  The $10 admission fee will be donated to the foundation. 

GHSA Releases Proposed Regions For 2012-2014

Football powers Peach County and Carver were placed in the same region today as the GHSA unveiled its proposed regions for 2012-2014.

Central and Southwest were also grouped in with Peach and Carver in Region 2AAA.

Other highlights under the new proposed regions:

Jones County will play with Northside, Warner Robins and Houston County in Region 2AAAAA.

Dublin and East Laurens will play in Region 3AA while rival Bleckley County will move into Region 4AA with Crawford County, Macon County, Taylor County, Lamar County, Monticello, Northeast and Putnam County.

FPD will move into Region 7A where the Vikings will be paired with Wilkinson County, Twiggs County and GMC.

Schools have until December 16 at noon to appeal their placement and asked to be placed in a different region. Schools cannot ask to move into a different classification.

Athlete of the Week: Ellen Grier

Westfield is home to a Wendy's high school state Heisman winner this year.

Ellen Grier beat out 20 other finalists to grab the prestigious award.

The softball player is a force on the field and in the classroom. With that kind of a resume you can see why she is our athlete of the week.

Grier plans to make gains in the medical field. "I was interested in pharmacy at first, and my Mom's a counselor, so psychology came in there," Grier explained.

You gotta figure Ellen can dissect her career choices down the road. She's put herself into a perfect position to succeed. Ellen, who is also this years homecoming queen, has a perfect high school transcript, straight A's down the line in every class for four years.

"You have to stay really organized and keep everything straight because you don't want to get behind it's really hard but once you get the hang of it you get used to it," Ellen said.

GHSA Approves Reclassification

The Georgia High School Association committee unamamously approved a 6 classification change this morning in Thomaston, to become effective fall of 2012 through 2014. The divide is based on the student population of individual schools and will determine the competitve schedule for athletics, academics and extracurricular activities.

The move is the first for the state to have 6 classifications, since adapting to 5 in 2000. Several central Georgia athletic directors were in attendance of the meeting and are in support with the switch, including Southwest Macon's Carror Wright, Mary Person's Rodney Walker and Bleckley County's athletic director Sam Barrs, who is also a GHSA committee member.

Westfield Advances to GISA Football Final Four

The Westfield Hornets advanced to the GISA final four after a 42-14 victory over John Milledge.
The win also moved head coach Ronnie Jones into the 300 win column.
The Hornets have continued to keep the buzz alive behind a tough gangreen defense and strong quarterback play from Evan Williams.
This week the Hornets face a familiar opponent, the Tattnall Trojans.
In week one of the regular season, the Hornets narrowly defeated Tattnall 15-9 but come this Friday. Jones recognizes its a new season.
"Both teams early in the year made a bunch of mistakes," says Jones. "I know that tattnall is alot better and hopefully we are too. we play each other so much, so we know what each other does. So it all comes down to who goes out there and blocks and tackles the best. That's what it boils down to."
Tattnall hosts Westfield Friday night.