Worth Sports this week includes updates on Rams baseball, Track, and more. A list of fundraisers is also provided in order for individuals and/or businesses to take part in funding for our young athletes. If you have information for fundraising events for Worth County athletic programs, please send your information to [email protected]
Rams Varsity Baseball stands currently at 8 – 4 after Tuesday’s 13 – 3 win over Dougherty. The big win over the Trojans put Worth Rams at 2 – 0 in region as they prepare to face Crisp County Friday. The game in Cordele against the Cougars will challenge the Rams’ skills as Crisp is also 2 – 0 in region but also undefeated thus far in the season at 10 -0.
Rams are not to be underestimated by any means especially with seven productive seniors on this season’s roster. Last season Head Coach Will Smith’s roster included one senior, starter pitcher Will Peacock. Peacock signed with Southern Union in Alabama.
All seven seniors this season are repeat players from the Rams roster last season and four of those have played since the ’08-’09 season: Austin Newton, Ryan Hickox, Brandon Weaver and Corey Odom.
Rams Catcher and power hitter Brandon Weaver recently signed with Southern Union State Community College in Alabama. Today (Thursday) Rams Pitcher Corey Odom signed with Point University. The Skyhawks have won five South Region titles in their baseball history and went on to win the NCCAA II World Series in 2010.
Skyhawks’ Head Coach Jesse Dyar said today, “We’re very excited to have Corey become a part of what we’re doing here at Point University. Odom fits it in very well with what we’re trying to accomplish both on and off the baseball field.”
“Off the field we believe Corey will be a great addition to what the university as a whole looks for in a great young man. On the field we couldn’t be more happy with the idea of bringing in a matured left handed arm who still has tons of room to grow. Corey has yet to reach his ceiling athletically, a ceiling in which we believe can be a very tall one.”
Below are fundraisers organized by students and coaches in order to raise money for various athletic departments of Worth Schools. Please help support out Rams!
Baseball Fundraisers Rams Discount Cards – $10 will purchase you discounts all year long at local establishments.
Truck Drawing – A 1999 4-cylinder Ford Ranger pickup truck will be given away to one lucky winner. $10 will buy you an opportunity to win this truck at the April 20th senior night home game against Brooks Co. You do not have to be present to win. The truck has a new paint job, new tires, new rims, and a complete tune-up! Gets great gas mileage!
ESPN the Magazine – Purchase a 2-yr subscription to ESPN the magazine. The cost is only $40 dollars for 52 issues of the magazine. The baseball team will keep $30 of each subscription. So if you have a sports fan in your family that is hard to buy for, get the next two years out of the way.
Contact either High School or Middle School players or purchase at the concession stand during Rams Baseball games.
WCMS Baseball Photos by: Marsha Hickox
YOU COULD WIN:
2-$100 Visa gift cards
1-32″ flat screen tv
Tickets are $5 each.
The grand prize drawing will be during the last home game on March 22, 2012. (Winner does NOT have to be present)
If you need tickets, please call
Karen Rutherford 229-256-8801
Lisa Jones 229-206-0994
WCMS Soccer photos by: Peggy Pittman
On March 13th WCHS Boys Track team competed against Berrien, Brooks and
Colquitt Counties in Moultrie. Coach Cedric Stegall said, “Our boys competed very well.” See individual competition winners below:
Triple Jump 1st Dantavis Jones
Triple Jump, 100 meter 4th Dontavious Green
400 meter 1st Ellis Anderson
200 meter 1st Kareem McDaniel
1600, 3200 1st Dale Pate
1600 4th DonTerrius Jefferson
800 4th Leon Holley
Shot Put 1st James Rockwell
Discus 1st Kyle Evans
4×100 Relay 3rd Kareem McDaniel,Dantavis Jones, Lavonta Robinson, Dontavious Green,
4×400 Relay 2nd Ellis Anderson,Cody Vinavong, Lavonta Robinson, Dontavious Green
The next completion will take place in Fitzgerald this Saturday, March 24th in the Fitzgerald Invitational beginning at 8 A.M.
12U South GA Blast wins Championship in Douglas on 3-10-12
Pictured back row Left to Right: Coach Robbie Newton, Caroline Newton, Laylon Ivey, Katie Johnston, Laci Hogan, Ansley Busbee and Coach Kenneth Weaver
Front Row Left to Right: Taylor Kight, Emily Anne Powell, Macy Strenth, Taylor Layfield, Madison Scott, Kara Lewis
Photo and info submitted by Tonya Weaver