Category Archives: Sports

Freshmen Playing Varsity Football

Written by Cooper Ray and Peyton Hart

Three 9th grade football players are lucky and skilled enough to practice and play with the varsity football team: Baron Hopson, Chauncey Magwood, and Preston Simmons. Since Hopson was already put in the spotlight a couple weeks ago (you can read that article here), it’s time to give Magwood and Simmons their moment of fame.  Continue reading Freshmen Playing Varsity Football

2017 Purple Out T-shirt Design Contest!!

What is Purple Out and What it means to me:

Over the past year I have organized what we call Purple Out. Purple out is a fundraiser to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Associates which goes to patients and caregivers. During my freshman year I had the idea to start a fundraising campaign for Alzheimer’s because I too have been touched by Alzheimer’s and sadly over Christmas break my great-grandmother passed away from this evil disease. I finally decided it was time to take action. During one of our high school football games this past year, 2016, I worked with the Alzheimer’s Association to create our very first purple out football game. Students wore purple to show support and cheerleaders, football players, dance line, band, and staff also wore purple items to represent Alzheimer’s. I am also proud to say that I raised over $1,000 for Alzheimer’s, just by that football game alone. Currently I am now working on a bigger and better purple out this year. Which includes, a purple out t-shirt contest, a 50-50 raffle, purple items, and many more activities. 

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The T-shirt Contest:

The Lee County purple out t-shirt design contest corresponds with the annual Purple Out Football Game. On September 1st 2017, Lee County players, students, faculty and staff, and people who will attend the Lee County Trojan’s home game are encouraged to wear to purple to bring awareness towards Alzheimer’s. Football players, cheerleaders, coaches, etc. will be wearing purple to support this cause. The point of the t-shirt contest is to get the students involved in the purple out game for next year. We want students to have a voice and design their own shirt, but also get involved in the community. After designs are submitted a panel of anonymous judges will choose which design represents the best. These shirts will be sold at the beginning of the school year of 2017-2018 when students can purchase them. The shirts are to be worn during the game and students and faculty and staff encouraged to buy because proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association. We encourage students to make designs and get their creativity flowing.

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Do you want your design featured and worn by everyone?

If you are a student at the 9th grade or upper campus then you are eligible for your very own design to be featured on all t-shirts sold. But of course there are requirements that must be met in order to submit and design your shirt. Click here for more information regarding Purple Out T-shirt Contest Rules: Purple Out

I know you must be asking what kind of reward(s) you will get?

  • The winner will receive the opportunity to walk on the field with all the other representatives of the purple out committee. (During the September 1st Home Game)
  • Your name will be displayed on the t-shirt and you will be featured in the Lee County Ledger.
  • You will also receive a gift card valued at $30
  • You will receive two (2) free t-shirts.

If you are creative and wantt to take on a task that can make a change in the world and your community, Submit your design and watch the magic unfold!!

Tennis 3/23

Last Thursday Lee County’s tennis team payed against Northside. Our girls won most of the matches this past week. For our singles, Lauren McClure won 6-3 and 6-1, Carlee Daniel won 6-1 and 6-0 , and Emily McClure won 6-1 and another 6-1 match. For our doubles on the girls team, ZiZi Ohame and Heena Patel won 6-1 on both of their matches. Jon Snyds won 7-5 and 6-5 for the boys. Nick Barlow also won 6-0 and 6-1 for his matches.

The 2017 Atlanta Braves Roster!

Written by Rhiannon Belcher

The 2017 Atlanta braves baseball season is just around the corner. With new players and a new manager, it seems as if we may have a winning team this season.

With 30 active players on the Atlanta Braves roster, let’s have a quick review over the players and their positions. Continue reading The 2017 Atlanta Braves Roster!

Baseball Players’ Mid-Season Point of View

Now that the Lee County Ninth Grade Baseball Team’s season is almost halfway over, I decided I would interview a few players to gain a little insight on how their season has gone so far. Overall, the four players I questioned said that their seasons had gone pretty well so far, but it was interesting to hear them elaborate on their favorite parts or best plays of the season, or why they thought the season has gone so well. Each player answered in unique ways, and stated their opinion in different ways as well. Here they are:

Seth Nelson:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “It has been very progressive.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “I think that my hitting needs to progress, but defensively I have done pretty well.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “At the beginning we weren’t doing too well, but we have definitely gotten better together.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

A: “Catching drills.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I hit my first homerun this year with two people on base.”

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Hill Corley:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “Fantastic.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “Good, but I think I can do better.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “We have had our ups and downs, but we are slowly on the rise.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

“Double fungo.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I would have to say the way I have pitched.”

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Davidson Mock:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “Pretty good.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “Good I guess, but I could’ve done better.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “We’re getting there.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

“One eyed cat.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I would have to say how I’ve done pretty well pitching.”

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Kyle Cloud:

Q: “How do you think the season has gone so far?”

A: “It has had its ups and downs.”

Q: “How do you think you have done individually?”

A: “I think I’ve done okay.”

Q: “How do you think you have done as a team?”

A: “The team has done okay also.”

Q: “What is your favorite thing to do at practice?”

“Double fungo.”

Q: “What is the best thing you have done this season on the team?”

A: “I think I have done well by being there for my teammates.”

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The ninth grade players seemed to have felt pretty good about the season so far, and hopefully will continue to feel good about the rest. Go Trojans!

JV Soccer Game 3/16/17

Written by: Shelby Nix

A home JV soccer game against the Valdosta Wildcats took place on March 16, 2017. The girls put up a hard fight in both halves. The girls ended up winning with a score 8-1. Goals were scored by Tralen Price, Katie Burch, Emily Denham, and Erica Sellars. Shelby Nix took one for the team, when she got a bloody nose in the game with one minute left.

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The boys gave a fight in this game. Unfortunately, they did not come out successful. The score for this game was 3-1.

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Photo Credits: Lindsey Hyslop and Olivia Apperson

9th Grade Baseball Game 3/14

Written by Mallory Gleaton

On March 14, the Lee County 9th Grade Trojan Baseball Team took home another win. They played Bainbridge and ended the game with a score of 6-2. Hill Corley and Kyle Cloud led the team to a win with their excellent pitching. Runs were scored by Hill Corley, Seth Nelson, Chase Somers, Asher Newell, and Davidson Mock. The Trojans hope to keep their win streak in the future and look forward to the many more wins ahead.