2008 All-Citizen baseball team

• Player of the Year - Jake Tanis (SS) - McIntosh - Tanis had this award wrapped up halfway through the season. He swung a big bat and played solid defense for a Chiefs team that put up a fight in every game and made the state playoffs. Tanis had a .564 batting average, 44 RBI, nine home runs, 16 doubles, 15 stolen bases, a slugging percentage of 1.115, an on-base percentage of .641 and a fielding percentage of .975.

Landmark Christian sweeps Brookstone, advances to Class A championship game

The Landmark Christian War Eagles are now only two victories away from winning the Class A state championship after sweeping Brookstone 5-2 and 15-4 in a doubleheader Monday.

Whitewater names Bobby Gatlin as baseball coach

Whitewater was looking to fill its vacant baseball coach position.

It decided to stay in-house, hiring Bobby Gatlin, an assistant football coach at Whitewater since its inception five years ago, to take over for Frank Dixon, who recently resigned.

The 2008 Citizen Sports Reader's Poll

Next week, sports editor Michael Boylan and sports staff writer Kevin Wandra will reveal their answers, but they want to compare them with the loyal readers of this section and the sports fans from around the county.

The Citizen Sports Blitz - Friday, May 23, 2008

Mike and Kevin talk about next week’s big shows and taking first place in the SNA awards.

Lightning 91 Silver wins President's Cup tournament

Lightning 91 Silver

The U17 AFC Lightning 91 Silver team won the Presidents Cup Tournament. They will represent Georgia, in their classification, at the Presidents Cup Region III Tournament in June. This will be against other Southeastern States in our region. The attached picture is from the Championship Medal Awards. In the front row, from left, are Jennifer Taylor, Ashley Shaw, Angie Forero, Jenny Leonard and Becky Lawrence. In the second row are Christy Keyser, Jackie Smith, Jen Emery, Brittany Grey, Marissa Wickes and Christian Phillips. In the back row are Manager Steve Lawrence and Coach Jim Robbins. Photo/Special.

Centerfield Storm win USSSA Director's Cup title

Centerfield Storm

The 11AAA Centerfield Storm recently won the USSSA Director's Cup Championship at Kiwanis Field in Fayetteville by going 3-1 in the tournament.

Chili Dogs win tournament in Florida

10U chili dogs in Fla.

The 10 U Home Plate Chili Dogs won first place at the ASP Light 'Em Up NIT in Pace, Fla.

Our Lady of Mercy's Palmer signs with Spring Hill Colllege

OLM Catie Palmer

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School’s Catharina Palmer signed a soccer scholarship Wednesday with Spring Hill College in Alabama.

Brookwood completes sweep, ends East Coweta’s season, 12-2.

The Brookwood Broncos have been one of the hottest-hitting teams in the state, and their dominance at the plate continued Thursday, when they pounded East Coweta into submission, 12-2, in six inings in Game 2 to complete a sweep of the best-of-three Class AAAAA quarterfinal series in Sharpsburg.

Baseball - Landmark vs. Mt. Paran

Baseball - Landmark vs. Mt. Paran - 05/01/08

Landmark vs Mt.

Landmark storms their way to baseball semi-finals

The Landmark War Eagle baseball team weathered the weather on Tuesday night and handed Lanier County two losses to advance to the Class A semi-finals. Landmark won the first game 16-6 and then defeated the Bulldogs 11-4 after a rain/inclement weather delay that lasted over two hours.

A season on the brink: East Coweta one game away from elimination

One thing is obvious after the Brookwood Broncos whipped the host East Coweta Indians 14-3 in Game 1 of their best-of-three Class AAAAA quarterfinal state playoff series Tuesday — the Broncos can hit.

Starr's Mill's Tiffany Taylor signs with Savannah State University

Starr's Mill's Tiffany Taylor signing

Starr's Mill's Tiffany Taylor signed a softball scholarship Friday with Savannah State University.

Sandy Creek grad Travis Cooper competes for a spot in the 2008 Olympics

Numerous athletes throughout Fayette County have made a name for themselves in sports such as football, baseball, basketball and soccer, among many others.

Sandy Creek hosts inaugural Football Community Kick-off Saturday

The start of football season is right around the corner, and the Sandy Creek Patriots are busy preparing for the upcoming season, hosting their inaugural Football Community Kick-off Saturday, which includes Creek’s spring game.

Starr's Mill JV Hockey wins title

Starr's Mill JV hockey 2

Rounding out the weekends GHRA State Championship Games are the Stars Mill JV Panthers team winning the “AA” Bronze Division. The Panthers team held off the strong squad from North Forsyth to win their championship game 3 – 1.

Landmark baseball makes Elite Eight, Starr's Mill knocked out

Landmark swept Athens Christian, 6-3 and 15-1 to advance to the Class A baseball quarterfinals.

Landmark will take on the winner of Lanier County and Schley County next Tuesday. The Lanier/Schley series is tied 1-1.

Brad Campbell named new McIntosh head baseball coach

McIntosh athletic director Steve Cole announced today via e-mail that Brad Campbell will be the new baseball coach at McIntosh.

War Eagles and Panthers move on in state playoffs

Landmark Christian War Eagles (20-6) vs. Athens Christian Eagles (16-7), 3:30/6:30 p.m.

Seniors Michael Leonard and Luke Griffith started the scoring for the War Eagles in their 13-3 game one victory over Wilkinson County last Friday, but it was junior Tanner Bryant’s two two-run home runs that loomed large in the win. The War Eagles also got a solid pitching performance from Jonathan Roberts in relief of Leonard. Landmark shut out the Warriors 13-0 in the second game.

Peachtree City 12U Black Ice win tournament

Peachtree 12U Black Ice softball

The Peachtree City 12U Black Ice not only had the best season record, but they also went on to win the Fayette County Girls softball end of season tournament.

Peachtree City 10U Black Ice place second in tournament

Peachtree City 10U Black Ice softball

The Peachtree City 10U Black Ice softball team did not win many games in their regular season, but that did not stop them from placing second in the Fayette County girls softball end of season tournament.

The Citizen Sports Blitz - Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mike and Kevin talk about the state track meet results, baseball playoffs, the lacrosse championship and more.

Flat Rock Middle wins another volleyball championship

Flat Rock Volleyball

The Flat Rock Lady Eagles won the Fayette County Middle School Volleyball Championship for the second year in a row last week in front of a capacity crowd at Whitewater High School. Fans, including the FRMS "Bleacher Creatures," cheered as the Eagles bumped, set and spiked their way to victory.

Lightning wins AFU Classic

Lightning U-10 Gold

The AFC Lightning U10 Boys Gold team won the AFU Classic soccer tournament in Duluth recently.

McIntosh baseball coach stepping down

McIntosh’s head baseball coach Toby Black is stepping down.

Black announced to his team that he was resigning immediately after McIntosh was eliminated by Jones County in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs Friday.

Sandy Creek and Landmark boys win state track titles

Christian Taylor’s three state titles and three state records in the triple jump (52’6.5”), long jump (25’6”) and 400 meter dash (46.6), and being a part of two first-place relay teams, the 4x100 (41.5) and 4x400 (3:19.210) helped the Sandy Creek Patriots capture their second straight Class AAA state title with 55.5 points.

Chiefs lose state final in second overtime, 7-6

Hundreds of McIntosh students made the trip to Lovett on Saturday night and witnessed an intense championship lacrosse match and saw their team represent the school well.

Swept up: Starr's Mill sweeps Northside, Warner Robins in first round of playoffs

The Starr’s Mill Panthers brought out the brooms Friday, sweeping the visiting Northside, Warner Robins Eagles 10-2 and 7-5 in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.

Sandy Creek forces “if” game, Chiefs knocked out in Jones County

The Sandy Creek Patriots couldn’t mount much against Stephens County in their first game of the AAA state playoffs, losing 8-1, but they came back in a big way in game two, winning 11-7.

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