LHS News 2017-2018

Vikettes Host First Responders Night

posted Sep 8, 2017, 6:59 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

First Responders Night at Vikettes Game

Reported by Coach Thomas:
Great time last night for softball. We were able to recognize some of our first responders including our own Dept. Demps. Here are the stats and some pics:

           R           H           E
VHS    1            3           2
LHS    13          13          0

Jacie Johns   2-4 2RBI   2B   3B
Rachel Wolverton   3-3 3RBI   2B
Sophie Sumner   2-3   2RBI   2B  
Taylor Jordan  1-1
Rylin Hedgecock  2-3   3B   HR 3RBI
Taylor Engram  1-1
Madison May   2-3
Kayden Dickey 1-2

Lana Fletcher   4IP   3H   1R   0ER   2K   2BB

Team with First Responders

Vikettes Continue Their Winning Record

posted Aug 28, 2017, 8:11 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Softball Huddle

Reported by Coach Thomas:
The Vikettes once again went up to Atlanta and not only held their own, but made a clear statement. That every Metro Atlanta team wants to be in Columbus in late October, but none of them want to come down to Lowndes to get there.

The Vikettes played 4 State Power Houses once again this past weekend. Friday they played Lassiter and Locust Grove, and Saturday playing Allatoona and Etowah. They went 3-1 on the weekend beating Lassiter, Locust Grove, and Etowah. One Highlight of the weekend was Rylin Hedgcock's no hitter against Locost Grove, 1 walk away from a perfect game.

This all came the weekend after the Vikettes traveled up to Gwinnett beating Mill Creek, North Gwinnett, and Dacula with their only lose coming from Buford.

The Vikettes will be on the road at Thomas County Central Tuesday before a much needed break this  weekend. 

Here are their stats from last weekend:
                        R    H   E
Lassiter           3     5    2
LHS                 4     6    2

Sophie Sumner 1-2 3RBI's HR
Rylin Hedgecock   2-4  2B
Rachel Wolverton   5IP   5H   7BB   3K   3R  2ER

                      R     H      E
Locost Grove  0     0      3
LHS                3     3      0

Lexie Metts    1-2   RBI
Wolverton       1-3  2RBI   HR
Rylin Hedgecock  6IP   0H  1BB   11K   0R  0ER
                    R     H    E
LHS             1      6     2
Allatoona     2      6     2

Sumner  2-4
Wolverton  2-4
Kayden Dickey  2-3
Wolverton  6.1 IP   6H   1BB   12K   2R   1ER

             R      H     E
LHS       7      6      0
Etowah  6     9       3

Jacie Johns   1-4   2RBI   3B
Tori Hedgecock  1-4  2RBI
R. Hedgecock 2-4 1RBI  3B
Dickey  3-3
Hedgecock   6IP   9H   4BB  9K   6R   6ER

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posted Aug 25, 2017, 6:57 AM by LAVERNE HILL   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 6:59 AM ]

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Vikettes Defeat Lee County in Their Home Opener

posted Aug 23, 2017, 5:01 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Thomas:
Softball had their home opener last night as Lee Co came to town.  Stats
         R    H   E
LHS   3   5   1
Lee    1    6   2

Lexie Metts   1-1 1RBI
Tori Hedgecock 1-2 1 RBI


Wolverton 4IP   2H   0R   5K   1BB
Lana Fletcher 2IP  1R   0ER   1K
Rylin Hedgecock   1IP   2H   0R   2K   0BB

We will head out again for our last road trip to ATL this year as head for Cobb County Friday. We will Play Lassiter, Locust Grove, Etowah, and Allatoona. 

The Vikettes are 7-2 overall and 0-0 in Region Play

Vikettes Start the Season Off with a Winning Weekend

posted Aug 21, 2017, 6:50 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Reported by Coach Thomas:  The Vikettes traveled up to Gwinnett Co. and staked a little claim for South GA. They went 3-1 on the weekend, upending the 2016 State Champion and Runner Up in North Gwinnett and Mill Creek. Their only loss came of the hands of Buford the 10X consecutive state champion. They are hoping to keep the momentum going this week as Lee Co. comes to LHS for our Season home opener tomorrow at 5:45, before heading back up to metro ATL to face 4 more state contenders in Lassiter, Etowah, Allatoona, and Locust Grove. Stats below

LHS     8    10    2
Dacula 3    5      1

Rachel Wolverton  2-4 2RBI HR
Sophie Sumner      2-4  2 RBI  HR
Tori Hedgecock      2-3 2RBI  2B
Madison May         1-3  2B   RBI
Haley Griffin           2-3

Rachel Wolverton
6IP   5H   3R   0ER   10K

LHS            3   6   2
Mill Creek   2   1   1

Tori Hedgecock   1-3  2RBI  HR
Elie Merritt           1-3  2B  RBI
Sophie Sumner    1-3   2B

Rylin Hedgecock
6IP   1h   2R   0ER   12K   3BB

LHS              4   7   2
N. Gwinnett  1   4   2

Jacie Johns  3-4
Rachel Wlverton 1-3   RBI
Elie Merritt   1-3 R
Sophie Sumner   1-3 2B
Kayden Dickey    1-3 RS

Rylin Hedgecock

7IP   4H   1R   1ER   8K   1BB

Cross-Country Season Begins!

posted Aug 15, 2017, 8:12 AM by LAVERNE HILL

Cross Country is excited to kick off the season with a local meet this Saturday morning hosted by VSU @ Freedom Park! This is the ONLY local Meet this season and there are 11 schools competing for the win!
The Boys race will start at 8AM and the Girls race @ 8:45am.
There will be CFA concessions as well, so come on out and support your LHS Runners!

The roster is as follows:
Ellie Daniels
Rosalie Vendrell
Allie Sayre
Kaylee Valenzia
Kali Carter
Diana Swilley
Sarah Neil
Nicole Sexton
Lydia Anderson
Hannah Sherbert
Madison Wagenaar
Randal Farnam
Kiersten Graham
Leeja Baker
Trinity Williams

Brishen House
David Shrier
Nathan Storey
Decker House
Kirayl Brown
Grant King
Pate King
Jake Demersseman
Draegon Umiat
Andy Hernandez
Rodrigo Garcia
Cayden Reynolds
Gerardo Olivera
Jose Olivera
Leland Kent
Riley Johnson
Samuel Trimble
Caleb Starling
Jake Steinberg
Andrew Caruana
Brandon Fineout
William Garcia
Austin Bruhl
Joshua Radney
Cuyler Kirkland
Avery Hefty
Ethan Carter
Nicholas Heruska
Alec Munger
Dylan Kramer

Viking Softball Wins Over Ware

posted Aug 15, 2017, 7:12 AM by LAVERNE HILL   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 7:22 AM ]

Reported by Coach Thomas
LHS 7 runs, 9 hits, 1error
Ware1run, 3 hits, 1error

Jacie Johns (11) 4-4 with 2 RBI's
Rachel Wolverton (12) 1-3 2b 2RBI's
Tori Hedgecock (9) 1-4 1st High School HR 3RBI's

Rylin Hedgecock 5IP 2H 0R 6K 2BB
Wolverton 1IP 1H 1R 0ER 1BB
Lana Fletcher 1IP 0H 0R 1K 0BB

LHS Mock Trial is Headed to Harvard

posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:55 AM by KRISTAL DAWSON

Lowndes County Schools are bustling with students as the school year started this week, but Lowndes High School’s Mock Trial Team has been busy all summer as they received some great news!  Two Mock Trial students will attend the Georgia Bar Academy for Students and take The Georgia Bar Exam in front of real judges and a jury at the Bar Association this month.  The two students are Sophomores Alyssa Hewett and Madison Johnson.  The award winning team has also been invited to the 2017 Angela R. Mathew Harvard Mock Trial High School Seminar Program in November.  The team which includes Madison Johnson, Alyssa Hewett, Kenna Fussell, Kalaysia Kier, Payton Johnson, Emma Emery, Troy Crow, Jeremy Troiano, Reese Veuleman, Luke Watson, Kris Morse, and Rachael Krause will travel to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

It is a great honor to be included as only the top teams in the nation are invited to this exclusive program.  The seminar program, now in its twelfth year, tailors the “Harvard Method” to high school competitors.  The invitation letter states,  “It is our philosophy that success at Mock Trial comes from a balance of knowing how to prepare and how to deviate from the plan, think on your feet, and be creative. In our two-prong program, students spend part of their time in a series of interactive lectures, taught by our team's experienced competitors, including regionally and nationally recognized attorneys and witnesses. The rest of their time is spent in what we call "breakout sessions," during which teams work individually with a member of Harvard Mock Trial on a hypothetical case, developing theories, writing examinations and statements, and preparing for a scrimmage at the end of the seminar.” 

Mock Trial Coaches Mike and Michelle White are excited about this opportunity for their team and are looking forward to another great year of learning and competitions.

National FFA Finalists

posted Aug 4, 2017, 7:01 AM by LAVERNE HILL

Reported by Dr. Corbett, FFA Sponsor:

The following Lowndes FFA members were named as National Finalists:

Agriscience Fair
Clay Parker - Animal Systems
Zach Gay and Cedric Montgomery - Environmental Systems
Morgan Sysskind and Avery Fletcher - Environmental Systems
Zach Daw - Food Systems
Emily Stone - Food Systems
Alexis Herring and Jaylin Johnson - Food Systems
Ty Parks - Plant Systems
Dawson Peek and Gabriella Daugherty - Plant Systems
Courtney Cameron - Plant Systems
Levi Herring and Shaw Wacter - Plant Systems

Chandler Kudyk - Agriscience Research - Integrated Systems
Courtney Cameron - Agriscience Research - Plant Systems
Landon Herring - Diversified Crop Production

Hunter Corbett earned a Gold designation in Landscape Management.

These National Finalists will compete in Indianapolis at the National FFA Convention, this October 25-28.

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