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Westfield Baseball Welcomes Alum Jeff Barfield

The Westfield School and its varsity baseball team and coaches will recognize former Westfield pitcher Jeff Barfield, a 2006 graduate and four-year varsity baseball letterman, at its pre-season home baseball game Thursday, Feb 24 at 5 p.m.

Barfield signed a contract with the Detroit Tigers following his collegiate career at the University of Florida where he pitched in the 2010 College World Series.

6th Annual MGTC Foundation Golf Tournament

6th Annual MGTC Foundation Golf Tournament

The Middle Georgia Technical College Foundation is set to host its 6th annual Golf Tournament to support student scholarships at MGTC.

The event will take place April 1 at Houston Lake Country Club in Perry.

The tournament will begin with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun scramble at noon. Hole sponsorships, including a four-person team, are available for $1,000. Corporate sponsorships, which include entry for two teams, are $5,000.

All sponsorships include entry fees, lunch, and golf shirts for the team.

Over $4,000 in prizes will be awarded at the tournament, including prizes for long drives and closest to the pin.

Additionally, special prizes will be available for a hole-in-one and a 50/50 raffle will be available.

The MGTC Foundation’s Golf Tournament is one of three annual events responsible for raising funds to provide students with scholarships.

One Week Left to enter Ga. Four-Ball Tournament

Entries will be closing on March 2 for the 23rd annual Georgia Four-Ball Tournament, which takes place March 25-27, at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville and Houston Lake Country Club in Perry. 

This event is open to two-man teams of male amateur golfers who are GSGA members, have a combined USGA Handicap Index of 4.0 or above and a maximum differential of six strokes.

The field will consist of 96 teams -- 82 determined by lottery, three spots reserved for each host club and one spot reserved for each of the previous year's flight winners. The format is 54 holes of flighted, four-ball stroke play.

Last year, Jack Benson of Roswell and Pete Malcolm of Duluth posted a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture their second-straight Four-Ball Tournament title at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club and Valdosta Country Club.

Parks & Rec. Hosts Family Game Night

Perry Parks & Recreation will host a family game night February 25.

Games will include monopoly, chess, spades, checkers and Twister.

The event starts at 7 p.m.

Light refreshments will be on hand.

For more information, call Notasha Chester at 478-988-2860.

Houston County Sharks Basketball Schedule

The Houston County Sharks will play this season’s first home game on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. 

The game will be played at Bonaire Middle School against the Clayton Eagles.  At the end of the season, the Sharks will host the State Tournament on Mar. 5, at Warner Robins High School.

All of the team’s basketball games will be played on Saturdays.  The season’s remaining schedule follows. 


Veterans Day 5K Race

Houston County 4-H is sponsoring a Veteran's Day 4-H 5K Race at The Georgia Agricenter and National Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga. on Thursday Nov. 11, 2010.

Entrance will be at the North Gate and registration will be at the clock tower at 2:45 p.m. The race will begin at 4:15 p.m. The race will occur around the perimeter of the grounds on pavement.

The race day registration fee is $20 for 4-H’ers and $25 for other runners. All proceeds will go to support 4-H and Houston County 4-H receives proceeds for every Houston County resident who registers.

T-Shirts will be provided for registered runners on race day while supplies last. For more information, contact the Houston County 4-H office at (478) 987-2028.