Middle School Girls –
8th Grade, Volleyball
For the second straight week, the female student-athlete-of-the-week for the middle school level comes from the MCMS volleyball team. Cameron Osborn put forth great effort on the court in the team’s two matches for the week. Cameron continued to serve well as she recorded multiple aces in the two matches and scored key points against both opponents. Most impressive to Coach Angela Stapleton was Cameron’s grit and determination in playing through an injury in the Athens Academy match.
Middle School Boys –
Christopher Bailey, 8th Grade, Cross Country
The week of September 5th was a busy and successful week for the middle school cross country team and eighth grader Christopher Bailey. The team had two meets during the week, which included a second place finish at the Lamar Murphy course in Jefferson. The team’s second place finish was aided in large part due to Bailey’s contribution. Christopher posted a time of 13:33 in the race. Bailey also posted a top five overall finish in the Rick Boulis Invitational on September 7th to cap off the week. Coach Sarah Robertson had the following to say about Christopher, “He works extremely hard in practice and always gives 100 percent effort with a great attitude.”
High School Girls –
Madison Henry, SO, Softball
Watching sophomore first baseman/catcher Madison Henry take batting practice is a show all in itself. It takes only a few minutes to reach the conclusion that Henry is a complete hitter with the ability to hit the softball to all fields- and with exceptional power. However, Henry’s 2016 season did not get off to as good of a start as expected, which all changed last week. Henry, who works tirelessly to become a better hitter, went 4-6 in Morgan County’s wins over Loganville and Hart County. In the 5-2 win over the Red Devils, Henry busted out of her slump in a big way with two solo home runs in back-to-back at bats.
High School Boys –
Alex Rountree, JR, Cross Country
According to head cross country coach Erin Spinks, anyone who spends a little time around junior cross country athlete Alex Rountree cannot help but to be motivated by his contagious enthusiasm. Rountree, one of the cross country team’s key leaders this season, brings a high level of energy to his pursuits on and off the course. Speaking of his athletic efforts, Rountree has fared quite well thus far in 2016. In last week’s Rick Boulis Invitational hosted by Morgan County at Bill Wood Park, Rountree posted a 3.1 mile time of 18:27, which was good for a second place overall finish just behind teammate Dalton Shaw. Rountree and his teammate’s efforts gave the host Bulldogs the top spot for the second time this season.