Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2016

GCS Player of the Week - April 28

“GCS Player of the Week” takes us the 2016 Middle School Softball and Baseball Championships!

Woodmont Middle Wildcats Softball – The Lady Wildcats got a clutch hit from Madison Wimpey in the 6th inning driving in two runs and propelling the team to a 5-4 victory over Northwest Middle in the GCS Middle School Softball Championship.  The title was Woodmont’s second in a row.

Riverside Middle Royals Baseball – Steady pitching, timely hitting and solid defense was the foundation for the Royals baseball team which went undeafeated and claimed the 2016 GCS Middle School Baseball Championship with a 9-3 victory over Mauldin middle.

Congratulations to Woodmont Middle and Riverside Middle!

Woodmont Middle Wildcats SoftballRiverside Middle Royals Baseball

Here are our other nominees as nominated by their high school coach and athletic director:

  • Derrick Cannon, Berea Track & Field– Personal best 18.25 in long jump at County Meet
  • Kennedy Dennis, Berea Track & Field – County champion in the 100 with meet record 11.85
  • Sam Blumer, Eastside Track & Field – School record pole vault 13-7.00 at County Meet
  • Kelkcee Fulton, Greenville Softball – Hit .495 with 51 stolen bases in leading Red Raiders to AAAA playoffs
  • Troy Pride, Jr., Greer Track & Field – Broke county meet records in 100, 200 and 400 meter sprints
  • Olman Gonzalez, Greer Soccer – Scored 3 goals total in region wins over Blue Ridge and Emerald to secure Jackets playoff spot
  • Drake Byrd, JL Mann Soccer – 3 goals and 1 assist in two wins last week
  • Kelsey Heyward, JL Mann Track & Field – Meet MVP at County Meet with records in the 100 and 400 hurdles
  • Will Barnett, Travelers Rest Track & Field – School record 9:51 in 3200 m at County Meet
  • Morgan Williams, Travelers Rest Softball – 2-4 with game winning hit versus Berea
  • John Ward, Wade Hampton Track & Field – Broke 41 year old record in 800 m at County Meet
  • Marley White, Wade Hampton Track & Field – School record in 3200, finished 2nd in 400 hurdles with PR and had PR in 100 meter hurdles
  • Colt Griffith, Woodmont Track & Field – County Meet champion in 1600 m
  • Lindie Clark, Woodmont Soccer – Scored game winning goal vs Hillcrest to secure playoff spot

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