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Tue
24
Apr

War Eagles soccer wins region ahead of state tournament

The Putnam County High School boys soccer team poses with its trophy after defeating Rabun County 2-1 to win the region championship. Putnam will host Gordon Central in the first round of the state playoffs Friday. The Putnam War Eagles are, top row, from left, Omar Castrejon-Jaimes, Rodrigo Hernandez, Bryant Alday, Eduardo Gonzalez, Corey Peacock, Marcos Almanza, Jose Hernandez, Justin Wilson, Michael Coker, Aaron Aune, Kevin Romero-Alday, and bottom row, same order, Bryan Arreola, Josh Garofalo, Corey Peacock, Brenton Nelson, Rusty Nichols, Deon Hill, Diego Sanchez, Rafael Ruiz, Victor Martinez and Victor Hernandez.

PHOTO: Contributed

By Brandon Bush

bradon@msgr.com

 

For most of the season, Putnam County boys soccer assistant coach Mark Silva had one thing on his mind.

Tue
24
Apr

Gators soccer team trounces region opponents

By Jake McMillian

jacob@msgr.com

 

The Gatewood boys soccer team continued its surge through the remainder of the regular season schedule by dismantling Piedmont Academy, 12-1, and Westfield, 9-0.

Tue
24
Apr

War Eagles compete at region track meet

Tyrique Mathis (second place, left) and Marcus Jefferson (third place, right) stand with the other winners of the 100-meter relay.

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By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

While the soccer postseason is getting underway, Putnam County’s track and field team is preparing for its final meets as well.

Tue
24
Apr

Lady Gators soccer cruises past Cougars

By Jake McMillian

jacob@msgr.com

 

The Gatewood Lady Gators soccer team further advanced in the region standings last week after easily defeating neighborhood rival Piedmont Academy in Monticello on April 17 by a 6-0 advantage.

Tue
24
Apr

Lady Eagles soccer falls in finale, prepares for playoffs

Madelyn Peacock (No. 2) dribbles the ball, looking for a nearby teammate to pass to whom she can make a pass.

PHOTO: Contributed by Arella Cash

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

After a solid run through most of the regular season, the Lady War Eagles soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the regular season finale.

Tue
24
Apr

Gators baseball continues love-hate relationship with seventh inning

Cooper Hall takes the mound and prepares to throw out a pitch.

PHOTO: Contributed by Thomas Cornelia 

By Jake McMillian

jacob@msgr.com

 

The Gatewood baseball players encountered a rollercoaster of emotions during their past week of action.

Tue
24
Apr

Putnam Impact seeks to establish community soccer

Since beginning operations in 2015, the Putnam Impact Soccer Club has featured several teams that have found much success over the years. Pictured here is Putnam Impact’s U12 team after a successful showing at the RYSA Tournament.

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By Brandon Bush

bradon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County’s cup has been running over in soccer lately.

Wed
18
Apr

Putnam soccer overcomes Baldwin on senior night

Sonia Hernandez dribbles the ball as she heads down the field to find an open teammate. 

PHOTO: Brandon Bush

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Putnam County soccer inched closer to the postseason on Friday.

After another large gap between games, both the War Eagles (13-1-1) and the Lady War Eagles (9-5-1) picked up convincing victories over Baldwin High School, making senior night a particularly special evening for those who were honored. The Eagles, who lead their region at 5-0, and the Lady Eagles – third in the region at 4-1 – each defeated their Braves counterpart by an identical score, 6-2. 

Wed
18
Apr

Kilgore, Bland selected for Future Stars game

Darrell Bland Jr. (left) and Jalon Kilgore, both defensive backs who played for the Baldwin Bulldogs of the Georgia Youth Football Conference, were selected to the Georgia Future Stars seventh grade team. Although it will be a first for Kilgore, Bland is making his second appearance in the game after competing on the sixth grade team last year. 

PHOTO: Contributed

By Brandon Bush

brandon@msgr.com

 

Two middle Georgia student-athletes will soon have a chance to compete with some of the nation’s best.

Baldwin County’s Jalon Kilgore and Putnam County’s Darrell Bland Jr. were both selected to compete on the Georgia Future Stars seventh grade football team. The two boys, both cornerbacks, were among a small class of 30 seventh-graders chosen from across the nation.

Wed
18
Apr

Lady Gators soccer squeaks past Monsignor Donovan

Olivia Bassett weaves through two defenders to deliver a powerful kick. 

PHOTO: Contributed

By Jake McMillian

jacob@msgr.com

 

Last Thursday, the Gatewood Lady Gators soccer team welcomed the Monsignor Donovan Lady Rams to Sammons Field for a region contest with major implications in the scope of the state tournament field.

Though Monsignor Donovan forced a barnburner, the Lady Gators edged their opponent by a narrow 2-1 margin.

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