Inclement weather moving into the Columbus area Thursday has caused several high school baseball playoff series and one softball playoff series to be rescheduled. Below are all the changes that have been announced as of 1 p.m. Thursday.
Glenwood’s Kayson Boatner’s blasts not only helped Glenwood pick up two more wins, but they’re just the latest in a home-run-filled year. In her first season at Glenwood, Boatner has hit 27 home runs, which leads the country according to MaxPreps.
After the Glenwood girls soccer team lost nine seniors from 2017, coach John Robertson knew the Lady Gators might face a learning curve this spring. Even with a slow start to the season, Robertson was confident his latest team could turn the corner.
As much as Monday’s signing was about Brookstone senior Joel Brown’s promising future, it was also a chance to celebrate the here and now. In 2004 Joel’s mother Andresa was diagnosed with Multicentric Castleman disease, which acts much like lymphoma.
After a long regular season, 10 high school baseball teams from in and around Columbus have learned where they’ll be headed for their classification’s state tournament. They are the first-round matchups for each squad unless otherwise noted.
The three Schorr children have excelled in athletics and with Ben’s commitment are now all on track to play their sports at the Division I level. Stanton is a Mercer golfer, Gigi is an Alabama soccer player and Ben is a Columbus High baseball player.
For the first time since 2008, the Shaw High School baseball team is going to the state tournament. The Raiders topped Cairo 10-1 in a make-or-break Game 3. The victory gave Shaw the fourth seed for Region 1-4A in the Class 4A state tournament.
Golf has been a part of Brookstone student Bo Blanchard’s life ever since he could first swing a club. With the way the ninth grader has performed lately, his future in the sport will be a bright one for years to come.
The top female athletes in and around Columbus came together Thursday for Sportsvisions’ third annual Columbus Valley Area High School Female Athlete of the Year ceremony. The award luncheon honored 48 female athletes from 24 different high schools.
As part of the All-Bi-City Wrestling Team, one wrestler was selected as Wrestler of the Year and one coach as Coach of the Year. Along with those individuals, 14 were chosen to First Team, 14 were chosen to Second Team and 33 to Honorable Mention.
When the referee signalled pin in Central wrestler Tony Morales’ championship match against Vestavia Hills’ Bowman Hill, it was the realization of another year of work for the Red Devils senior. Morales pinned his way through the state tournament.
With nine starting seniors on his team, Central wrestling coach Rob Morales knew his squad had a shot at showing out this year. In a long season full of big moments, Morales’ Red Devils did not disappoint on the wrestling mat.
As part of the 2017-2018 All-Bi-City Swimming Team, there are two swimmers selected as Boys and Girls Swimmers of the Year and one coach as Coach of the Year. Along with them, 23 were chosen to First Team and 37 were chosen to Second Team.
Pass is in line to replace Lamar Jackson as the quarterback at Louisville, and he looked the part in the Cardinals’ spring scrimmage. He completed 26 passes on 37 attempts for 342 yards and three touchdowns as the Red team beat the White team 42-13.
As Brookstone’s Hannah Mattson psyched herself up at the state meet, the junior kept an eye on one competitor. Mattson had raced Holy Innocents’ Abby Pilkenton quite a bit before this event, not only at the high school level but at club as well.
Columbus High School swimmer Chase Parker had already accomplished quite a bit in the pool prior to his senior year. Despite the past achievements, Parker made sure his final year as a Blue Devil was one to remember.
Columbus High School swim coach Karen Waters was eighth in the line of nine selected to the Class of 2018, and she spent the duration of her fellow honoree’s speeches shifting her attention to the phone she had on the table in front of her.
Spencer High School head football coach Pierre Coffey was approved as Baker Middle School’s new assistant principal at a Muscogee County school board meeting Monday night. The announcement means Coffey’s tenure at Spencer ends after three years.
As a longtime Central basketball assistant, Pamela Smith was accustomed to ending each season with a trip to the state tournament. When she took over a Spencer program fresh off a winless season, Smith saw no reason to change her high expectations.