The Appling County Pirates (5-8 Overall, 3-1 Region 1A-AAA) completed the Portal Christmas Tournament on December 29 losing to Southeast Bulloch 51-64. The Pirates next traveled to face region foe Brantley County on January 3 and came up just short 55-59.
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The Appling County Lady Pirates (5-6 Overall, 3-0 Region 1A-AAA) will resume their 2013-2014 regular season on Saturday, January 3, by traveling to Brantley County, hosting Tattnall County on Tuesday, January 6, traveling to Savannah High on Friday, January 9, and hosting Long County on Saturday, January 10.
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The Appling County Pirates (5-6 Overall, 3-0 Region 1A-AAA) played in the Portal Christmas Tournament starting on December 26 losing to Jefferson County 64-70 and defeating Long County 56-54 on January 27. The Pirates will resume regular season play on Saturday, January 3 by traveling to Brantley County, hosting Tattnall County on Tuesday, January 6, traveling to Savannah High on Friday, January 9 and hosting Long County on Saturday, January 10. The Pirate contests start after the conclusion of the Lady Pirate contests. Pictured above is Pirate (2) Demonta Moore going in for a layup during a recent home game.
The Georgia Recreation and Parks Association Class C State Football Tournament was held in Sylvania (Screven County) on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7. Appling County Recreation Department All-stars in the Mite and Midget age groups dominated bringing home not one, but two State Championships.
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The Appling County Rcreation Department Mite Boys football team traveled to Sylvania this past Saturday and Sunday and brought home a State Championship in the GRPA Class C Football Tournament. The team defeated Dooly County 46-20 in the championship game held on Sunday. Team members include front row, l-r, Jacob Vaness, Jordan Youngblood, Dylan Simpson, Sam Crosby, Rhett Stone, Logan Atkins, Lane Mann, Baker Hataway, Jarvis Mims, Taylen Crosby, James Nails, Aaron Williams and Sammy Barney. Middle row, l-r, Buzzy Thorp, Darion Smith, Toby Taylor, Garrison Coleman, Jamori Wright, Darris Smith, Craig Gibbs, Jalaen Jones, Jack Coleman and Dawson Griffis. Back row, l-r, includes Coaches William Hand, Brett Hand, Jeffery Simmons and Leslie Griffis. Coach Moses Eason is not pictured.
The Appling County Recreation Department Midget All-stars won the GRPA State Football Championship on Sunday, December 7 in Sylvania. The team defeated Dooly County 16-13 in the championship game. Team members include, front row, l-r, Dennis Mims, Trace Shumans, Luke Hutchinson, Thomas Higgins, Brantly Carter, Brandon Cray, Bryce Padgett, Tyler Gibson, Kobe Jones and KeyShawn Walker. Middle row, l-r, Tavion McRae, McKail Jones, Matthew Nails, Sharode Roberts, Jason Thomas Sellers, Auden Murray, Grant Drew, Lane Hutchinson, Ethan DeLoach, James Crosby and Tyrell Gibson. Back row, l-r, Coach Johnny Baucom, Coach Michael Shumans and Coach Terrance Gibson.