Elbert County is home to another state championship team as the Elbert County Comprehensive High School mixed raider team secured a first place overall finish at the state meet in Griffin Oct. 29. “[The drill team] won the state championship last season so to win the championship in back-to-back seasons feels pretty good,” Raider Coach Sgt.
Fonda-Fultonville’s Bennett Melita, shown competing at the 2021 WAC cross country championships, won two events at the Section II indoor track championships on Saturday. Fonda-Fultonville’s Bennett Melita swept the boys’ 1,600 (4:45.89) and 3,200 (10:27.83) at the Section II Division 4 track and field championships at Union College on Saturday.
Manny Putz made a large splash on the state cross country scene as a freshman and did nothing but make bigger noise as a sophomore. Putz won a WIAA Division 1 individual championship in Wisconsin Rapids last fall and built on it Monday when he was honored by Gatorade as the state's cross country runner of the year.
Gatorade today announced Auburn’s Maxwell Hardin as the 2022-2023 boys state cross country Player of the Year. The 5-foot-11, 155-pound Hardin raced to victory at the Class 7A state championships with a personal-best time of 14:46.63 this past season, pacing the Tigers to a third-place team finish.
Regardless, the time will come when the golf gods (PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan and LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman — or perhaps their replacements sure to come) will wake up and address the reality that the game / competitions / regular guys and gals playing on weekends are global, and will become more global as each year passes. I'll watch it ... especially when it's a weekend where the PGA Tour event is sandwiched between two big dollar tournaments and the Tour stars will take the week off.
Hicks is the captain of the high school cross country and track team. Michell Hicks, Amaya’s father and former chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, said Amaya as a kid had been “very determined” and “sometimes stubborn,” but that she was a “great leader” for the cross-country team and that she’d done well representing both her school and Cherokee.
We danced tap and jazz, tried gymnastics for a while, and when I was a teenager, played softball and basketball. And so I decided to sign her up for church-league cheerleading regardless, since the practices and games would be on the same days as when our son had basketball.
As nearly 500 Special Olympics New York athletes and coaches from throughout the state prepare to compete in Syracuse, organizers are looking for volunteers to help out. The 2023 State Winter Games will be held Feb. 24 and 25 at the OnCenter (floor hockey, opening and closing ceremonies), Highland Forest (cross country skiing), Greek Peak Ski Resort (alpine skiing and snowboarding), Thornden Park (snowshoe) and Upstate Medical Arena at Oncenter War Memorial (figure skating).
ATASCADERO — Wednesday, Dec. 21, the City of Atascadero and Atascadero High School celebrated their fall semester CIF and State Champions via a parade that ended in a celebration at City Hall. “This was the first one for me as a head coach and not just an assistant coach and obviously it was a State Championship and not just a CIF Championship,” Atascadero Head Football Coach Vic Cooper told the Atascadero News.
Union Athletics will hold a reception honoring the inductees in the Redzone Room at 6:30 p.m. Connor Baxter (2011, wrestling): Helped Union win the state title in ‘09 and had 88 career wins, including two state runner-up finishes.