It’s hard to believe that the crazy rush of spring sports is already beginning to die down.
It seems like just yesterday that I was watching several basketball games per week in the warmth of a nice cozy gym, but some of the spring sports are already ending or will soon be coming to a close.
JV tennis finished off their season last Monday, and, within the next week, middle school soccer, tennis, and golf will all be over.
In many ways, the school’s yearly athletic schedule assimilates the pace of the school’s academic year.
Both begin nice and easy in the fall; there’s only one football game per team every week, and even the softball and volleyball schedules don’t seem to be all that busy. Everything seems to be peaceful and regular. Even Mother Nature wants to play along for most of the fall schedule.
Similarly, the teachers don’t seem to be in too big of a rush in those first couple of months of the school year. They allow you to decompress a little after the summer break, and welcome you by reminding you about some of the things that you were taught in the last school year.
Then the winter sports begin. Wrestling keeps a bit of the steady schedule that we learned to expect from football, but the hectic pace of basketball marks a noted increase in tempo with a game for basically every night of the week.School too endures its first big rush with midterm exams and the earnest attempts to catch up before the break.
But winter is no match for spring.
In both athletics and academics, the sense of falling back is almost palpable as programs and classes attempt to pack everything in before the last of May.
Morgan County boys place second at meet, girls come in third place
By Nick Nunn
The Morgan County High School track team competed against Putnam County and Monticello last Thursday at home. The Morgan County boys placed second, beating Monticello, but the girls took third in the competition.
Yakira Chapman placed first in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races for Morgan County, while Lakashia Willis earned a first-place finish in the 800-meter race.
Megan Hume took second in the 3200-meter race and the high jump, and Santerria Hunter placed second in the 400-meter race.
The boys’ team continued to dominate the long races; Wyatt Howard placed first in the 1600-meter and 3200-meter races, while Zack Stone took first in the 800-meter race.
Jacob Williams earned a first-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles, as well as a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash.
Other second-place finishers for Morgan County include Armoni Warren in the high jump, Kingsley Sitzman in the 300-meter hurdles, Melvin Davis in the 200-meter race and the triple jump, Trae Johnson in the 100-meter hurdles, Davon Gibbs in the 100-meter dash, Gladwin Kreimann in the 1600-meter race, Jeremy Craft in the 3200-meter race, and Kevin Warren in the discus throw.
“We were very proud of the way the boys and girls competed against Monticello and Putnam County,” said Morgan County track coach Doug Huff. “The kids are working very hard at practice and it is paying off when we compete against other teams. We are getting better each time we have a meet.”
Yesterday, March 27, the track team traveled to Walnut Grove to compete against the Warriors. The next competition for the MCHS track team will take place next Monday, April 1, against Apalachee High School.
By Nick Nunn
Last Wednesday, the Morgan County Middle School’s track team competed at home against Loganville and Henderson Middle Schools for MCMS’ second competition of the season.
Although, the girls’ and the boys’ team came in third place, several Morgan County competitors placed highly in the individual events.
Dalton Shaw led the boys’ team with two first-place finishes, outrunning his opponents in the 3200-meter race and the 1600-meter race.
Casey O’Neal earned second-place finishes in the high jump and the long jump. In both events, O’Neal narrowly missed tying the first-place finisher.
Zack Hawk took second in the discus throw with a distance of 74 feet and seven inches.
Carolina Zant placed first in the triple jump for the Morgan County girls’ team. Additionally, Zant took second in the high jump and in the 100-meter low hurdles.
Aris Hubbard earned another first-place finish for the girls in the long jump, and Ramsey Autry placed second in the triple jump.
The MCMS track team competed yesterday, Wednesday, March 27 against Oglethorpe Middle School at home. The results for that competition will be included in next week’s edition.
Printed in the March 28, 2013 edition