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REGION 1-A

REGION 1-A

ATKINSON COUNTY LADY REBELS

Head Coach: Johnny Burch

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BACON COUNTY LADY RED RAIDERS

Head Coach: Skip Wells

Assistant Coach (s): Rodney Wilson

2006 record: 23-13

College Prospects: None supplied

Returning starters: C Kristy McCarty (Sr.); CF Halle Browning (Sr.); RF Hannah Hyers (Sr.); 1B Crystal Thomas (Sr.); 2B Maura Taylor (Jr.); SS Shelby Altman (So.); RHP Meagan Anderson (So.)

Other returning players: LF Brianna Faulk (Jr.); C/OF Jessica Simmons (So.); 3B Adra Brinson (So.)

Top newcomers: INF/OF Skyla Thorton; 1B Kattlin McCellan, RHP Shawnee Holton

Season outlook: Bacon County could challenge for the Region 1-A crown and make a deep postseason run as seven starters are back, including sophomore pitcher Meagan Anderson (19-11, 1.32 ERA). Offensive catalysts Kristy McCarty (.392 avg.), Shelby Altman (.486 avg.), Halle Browning (.386 avg.) and Maura Taylor (.342 avg.) also return.

 

BACONTON LADY BLAZERS

Head Coach: John Pinson

Assistant Coach (s): Doyle Cranford, Vernon Nobles

2006 record: 13-18

College Prospects: None supplied

Returning starters: C Jordan Cranford (Sr.); SS Brittany Forrester (Sr.); RHP Elizabeth Briggs (Jr.); CF Maygan Bullard (Jr.); 3B Ashley Crosby (Jr.); RF Sara Sullivan (Jr.); 2B Danyelle Eidson (Jr.); 1B Keke Davis (Sr.)

Other returning players: INF Kayla Smith (So.); INF Jeanette Martinez (So.); INF/OF Ashley Fleming (So.); 2B Caitlyn Davis (Jr.); OF Tierra Perry (So.)

Top newcomers: INF/OF Marlie Williams (Fr.)

Season outlook: The Lady Blazers finished fourth in the region last year and hope to improve on last season�s record. Junior pitcher Elizabeth Briggs, who won all 13 of the Blazers� games last year, returns. Two of last year�s offensive standouts � Maygan Bullard (.440 avg., 1 HR, 8 2B) and Jordan Cranford (.411 avg., 1 HR, 6 2B) � also return.

 

CALHOUN COUNTY LADY COUGARS

Head Coach: Vacant

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CLINCH COUNTY LADY PANTHERS

Head Coach: Trent Hatton

Assistant Coach (s): Marla Burkett, Scott Leccesse

2006 record: 8-16

College Prospects: None supplied

Returning starters: 1B McKensie Hart (Sr., 5-11); 3B/OF Courtney Smith (Sr., 5-7); C Betsy Anne Wilson (So., 5-6); LF/LHP Kayla Register (Jr., 5-8); RHP/OF Ali Smith (Jr., 5-8); OF Dallas Teston (Sr., 5-8)

Other returning players: SS Kimberly Landrum (Jr., 5-8); 2B Kourtland Griffis (Jr., 5-7); RHP/OF Brooklyn Welch (So., 5-6)

Top newcomers: None supplied

Season outlook: The Lady Panthers gained some valuable experience last season and they hope it translates into success this season. Six starters return, including a pair of talented junior pitchers in left-hander Kayla Register and Ali Smith. The senior class is small, but the three returners should provide strong leadership.

 

ECHOLS COUNTY LADY WILDCATS

Head Coach: Randi Day

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LANIER COUNTY LADY BULLDOGS

Head Coach: Ben Robbins

Assistant Coach (s): Kristie Russ

2006 record: 25-9

College Prospects: SS Brittney Livingston (Sr., 5-9); 3B/C Brittany Johnson (Sr., 5-3)

Returning starters: 1B Alli Russ (Sr., 5-10); SS Brittney Livingston (Sr., 5-9); 3B/C Brittany Johnson (Sr., 5-3); OF Amanda Leverett (Jr., 5-5); OF Hannah Pearson (So., 5-4); RHP Valerie Skinner (So., 5-8)

Other returning players: OF Alizabeth Anderson (So., 5-8); OF Emily Gaskins (So., 5-6); OF Paige Maunsell (So., 5-9); 2B/OF Sam Rentz (Jr., 5-5)

Top newcomers: None supplied

Season outlook: The Lady Bulldogs have won five straight region titles and hope to make it six in a row. To do that, some underclassmen must step forward to fill some key positions. Six starters return, including offensive standouts Brittney Livingston (.358 avg.) and Brittany Johnson (.307 avg.). The lack of pitching is a concern, but the good news is that sophomore Valerie Skinner returns to lead a young staff.

 

MILLER COUNTY LADY PIRATES

Head Coach: Richard Prescott

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PELHAM LADY HORNETS

Head Coach: Ashley Hutto

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SEMINOLE COUNTY LADY INDIANS

Head Coach: Truette Johnson

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TERRELL COUNTY LADY GREENWAVE

Head Coach: Martha Stephens

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WARE COUNTY MAGNET LADY EAGLES

Head Coach: Tony Wheeler

Assistant Coach (s): Ken Holder

2006 record: 14-19

College Prospects: None supplied

Returning starters: RF Analei Brown (So., 5-5); 3B Blakely Rogers (So., 5-5); 1B Megan Cornelius (Sr., 5-10); LF Shelly Gibson (Jr., 5-7)

Other returning players: RHP Connor Wood (So., 5-5); RF Colbi Tyre (So., 5-3); LF Megan Arnold (So., 5-3); 2B Kalie Douberly (So., 5-6)

Top newcomers: 3B Abbie Brown (Fr., 5-3); C Dyerise Henderson (Fr., 5-3); RHP Kendra Strickland (Fr., 5-3); 3B Shalins Wazney (Fr., 5-4); C Rebekah Smith (Fr., 5-4)�

Season outlook: Ware County Magnet set a school-record for wins last season. Most of last year�s seniors are gone, leaving the Lady Eagles in a rebuilding mode for 2007. Four returning starters are back, including senior Megan Cornelius. A talented group of sophomores and freshmen will be expected to contribute.