Sports

Wed
18
Jul

Kilgore competes in Future Stars game

Jalon Kilgore, son of Eatonton’s New Life Outreach Christian Center pastor James Kilgore, stops to be photographed shortly before taking part in the eighth annual Florida-Georgia Future Stars game. Kilgore, along with Eatonton’s Darrell “D.J.” Bland Jr., was among a small handful of 30 seventh grade football stars selected to take part in the all-star game.

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County’s Darrell “D.J.” Bland Jr. wasn’t the only local athlete to perform on a big stage this summer.

Wed
18
Jul

Public Works assists rec department

The Public Works department touched up and improved upon numerous areas at the department, including maintaining the expanded parking lot the department added years ago.

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

The Putnam County Recreation Department recently got some help from a fellow county department.

Wed
18
Jul

Putnam Impact continues filling teams

The Putnam Impact Soccer Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching children about soccer in a positive environment, has almost filled most of its initial teams for the upcoming year but still has a handful of spots yet to be filled. Here, participants in Putnam Impact’s soccer camp, which took place in June, stand together for a group photo. The club’s soccer camp is typically a great source of recruitment for the club.

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Lake Country’s growing soccer club has made progress while preparing for the new season.

The Putnam Impact Soccer Club has been putting together a number of squads ahead of the upcoming season. While most of the teams are close to capacity, the club is looking to fill a few more spots to get ready for the coming year.

Wed
11
Jul

Bland shines at Future Stars game

D.J. Bland follows through on a practice punt during the event. Despite going into the game as a cornerback, Bland had previous kicking experience which the Georgia team used to its advantage.

PHOTO: Contributed

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

A young local athlete recently had a strong showing among some of the nation’s best.

Wed
11
Jul

Gatewood football continues summer workouts

The Gator defense takes down a ball carrier from Deerfield-Windsor during a playoff game last season in which Gatewood was victorious, 31-7. Gatewood has been hard at work over the summer preparing for the 2018 season, hoping to replicate the success of the past two seasons and even take it a step further by securing the coveted state championship title.

PHOTO: Contributed

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Gatewood football’s summer workout program carries on this week.

After taking a break from July 2-6 for Independence Day, the Gators are back in the weight room preparing for the 2018 season. As the fall draws ever closer, the Gators will soon take the field to try and continue the success they’ve been seeing in recent years.

Tue
03
Jul

Putnam baseball completes successful summer

Putnam County High School’s baseball field prepares for action before a summer game several weeks ago. The War Eagles completed their season of summer games by playing Briarwood in a doubleheader, tying the first game before winning big in the second one, 10-1, to complete their summer with a 5-0-1 record.

PHOTO: Contributed

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County baseball kicked off a new era for the program with a successful summer.

The War Eagles completed their final summer games last Wednesday at Briarwood Academy, with the first game ending in a 3-3 tie while the second one ended with a big win for the Eagles, 10-1. The doubleheader concluded Putnam’s stretch of summer games.

Tue
03
Jul

Putnam Recreation wins softball tournament

The Putnam County All-Star 11-12 team poses for a picture with its trophy and medals after winning the GRPA District 6 All-Star softball tournament last week. Putnam had two blowout wins over the team from Morgan County to secure its victory, winning the first by a 20-5 score then defeating Morgan again in the championship game, 15-0.

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County athletes came out on top in a recent tournament.

The Putnam County Recreation Department hosted the GRPA District 6 11-12 All-Star softball tournament last week, featuring all-star teams from Putnam, Morgan and Jasper Counties. The Putnam County team won big in two games against Morgan County to secure the tournament championship.

Tue
03
Jul

Recreation department hosts baseball tournaments

Putnam pitcher B.J. Ruff throws a strike at a Perry Junior League batter. Despite the outcome of the game, Ruff had a few big plays during the game, including a big double play in the first inning.

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

It’s been a busy week at the Putnam County Recreation Department.

Thu
28
Jun

Putnam baseball wins doubleheader

Waylon Wooten throws a pitch during Monday’s road doubleheader against Washington-Wilkes. The War Eagles won the first game, 5-0, and were winning the second by the time weather ended the game early.

PHOTO: Contributed

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County’s successful summer on the diamond continued on Monday.

Thu
28
Jun

Putnam Impact holds soccer camp

Several Impact players scrimmage each other during the final few hours of the camp.

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Young soccer players got in plenty of practice last week.

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