Stories by Matt Middleton

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Catcher move helps Lakeside

Clayton Miller's volunteering to move to catcher last summer has been one of the most important moves for Lakeside, which is on the brink of its first state title.
By Matt Middleton

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Irish ride wave to finals

Aquinas sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning and held on to win its third consecutive elimination game, this time 12-7 over Marietta's Walker School.
By Matt Middleton

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Irish split doubleheader

Aquinas won the first game of their semifinal doubleheader 9-8, then dropped the second game 9-6.
By Matt Middleton

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Players stepping up for Aquinas

Bowen Klosinski has done more than catch this season for the Irish -- he has pitched or caught every inning of the postseason. The Irish have depended on players such as Klosinski on the way to ...
By Matt Middleton

Thoroughbreds unable to defend title

South Aiken's yearlong reign as South Carolina High School League Class AAA champions ended when it struggled on offense and gave up two goals in the last six minutes of a 2-0 loss to J.L. Mann.
By Matt Middleton

Friday, May 21, 2010

South Aiken girls nipped in soccer finals

Riverside beat South Aiken in the state finals for the second consecutive year.
By Matt Middleton

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Westminster girls advance to finals

Playing with one fewer player for the final 20 minutes, the Wildcats still scored twice to seal a 3-1 victory that has them poised to collect their second consecutive state title.
By Matt Middleton

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Series pushed to limit

Right-handed Lugoff-Elgin starter Nick Mincey hurled a complete-game five-hitter to extend the championship series another game.
By Matt Middleton

Finnish player a quick study

Mira Lonnrot has by no means become a full-blooded Southerner in her 10 months of attending Westminster, but she is dreading leaving and returning home to Finland.
By Matt Middleton

Aquinas, Stars split doubleheader

Aquinas must play Providence Christian in a decisive third game today in the Georgia High School Association Class A quarterfinal series.
By Matt Middleton

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thoroughbreds take opener

The Thoroughbreds need one more win to clinch the first state baseball title in school history, and they can get it Wednesday night at Lugoff-Elgin (7 p.m.).
By Matt Middleton

Hawk's arm leading Aquinas in playoffs

The Aquinas baseball team has mashed its way into the Class A state quarterfinals, scoring at least nine runs in all but one of its five playoff games.
By Matt Middleton

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Thoroughbreds are 2 wins from baseball title

South Aiken will try and continue its unblemished run through the postseason when it opens its Class AAA championship series at home against Lugoff-Elgin tonight at 7.
By Matt Middleton

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Lady Thoroughbreds move to semis

Maggie Bosley, a Wofford recruit, helped South Aiken to its 10th consecutive win, a 4-0 rout of Airport.
By Matt Middleton

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Panthers head to quarters

The Panthers blew away Lee County 10-0 in five innings of the rubber game of their second-round series.
By Matt Middleton

Panthers forced to third game

Wil Hogan and the rest of his Lakeside teammates were not surprised that their second-round baseball series will take another day to decide.
By Matt Middleton

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Irish fall in final seconds

Thomasville struck for the winning goal of its 4-3 victory over Aquinas with nine seconds left, ending the Irish's season.
By Matt Middleton

Harlem bonds over big catch

Harlem has achieved most of its success this season because it's a close-knit group that enjoys being together, whether winning games or catching fish.
By Matt Middleton

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Aquinas is lone team left in soccer playoffs

When Aquinas won a state boys soccer title in 2005, it was one of three area schools to capture a title that day. If they can win their next two games, the spotlight will be theirs.
By Matt Middleton

Saturday, May 8, 2010

'Dogs earn improbable sweep

Harlem played from behind almost all series Friday against South Effingham, but emerged with an improbable sweep in the opening round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
By Matt Middleton
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