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News & Notes: NFL Draft News, Baseball Advances to Quarter-Finals, and Track Updates
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News & Notes: NFL Draft News, Baseball Advances to Quarter-Finals, and Track Updates

News & Notes from across GAC Athletics (April 28-May 9). 


The Spartans are moving onto the quarter-finals after a convincing 12-2 victory over Long County in Game 3 of the series. 

  • Sophomore Conrad Cason pitched 5 innings with zero earned runs and three strikeouts, while also going (3-3, 2B, 3RBI) at the plate.
  • Senior Collin Helms (2-4, 2 2B, RBI)

  • Senior Aaron Hobson (2-4, 2B, RBI)

  • Senior Noah Deas (3-4, 2B, 3 RBI)

  • Senior Tyler Holsworth had the game clinching hit for the Spartans. 

The Spartans (27-6) will travel on the road to face Pike County (30-4) in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, May 10th. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 4:00 PM. Game two will begin close to 6:00 PM. 

Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis:

- Both the Varsity Girls and Boys Tennis teams reached the Final Four this season. The Varsity Girls team, led by head coach Ken Townsend traveled to Oconee County to compete for a chance to reach the state championship. The girls team unfortunately came up short, but had a great season nonetheless. 

The Varsity Boys team, led by head coach Brett Harte, competed against Brantley County in the Final Four. The Spartans fought hard, but came up just short on the road. 

Congratulations to both tennis teams on having wonderful seasons this Spring!

Track and Field: 

Region Track Results: 

  • The Spartans placed 2nd in the region with 145 total points
  • Individually, GAC had multiple region champions.
    • Josh Williamson (boys long jump, 22 feet, 1 inch), Nia Wilson (girls 100-meter dash, 11.86 and 200, 24.29), Autumn Clark (girls discus, 134-10) and Alana Thomas (girls shot put, 40-8 1/2). The  girls 400 relay (49.10), placed first as well. 

Track Results from Sectionals: 

GAC hosted the 3A Sectional Meet over the weekend, and several Spartans had amazing performances. Listed below are some standouts from the Varsity Girls track team:

  • Senior Alana Thomas had a school-record breaking performance in the Girls Shot Put Finals, posting a distance of 39-08.50. Fellow senior Autumn Clark finished in second with 39--07.00.
    • Both athletes also finished in the same standings of first and second in the Discus Finals. Alana Thomas had a total of 143-08:00 and Autumn Clark finished with 134-00:00. 
  • Junior Nia Wilson won the Girls 100 Meter Dash and the Girls 200 Meter Dash with times of 11.98 and 24.55 respectively. 
  • Junior Morgan Collins finished 2nd in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:18.20. 
  • The Girls team also finished in third place in the 4x800 Meter Relay with a time of 10:29:33
    • This time set the new school record at GAC for this event. 

Listed below are some standout Performances from the Varsity Boys Track team:

  • Senior Gannon Hearst finished 4th in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 11.21. 
  • Junior Colton Harsh finished 4th in the 1600 Meter Run Finals with a personal-record time of 4:31.49. 
  • GAC also finished 4th in the 4x100 Meter Relay Finals with a time of 42.45.
    • This was the 2nd fastest time in GAC history 
      • The Spartans also finished 4th in the 4x800 Finals with a time of 8:39.59
  • Senior Josh Williamson finished 3rd in the Long Jump with a distance of 21-08:00. 

The 3A State Track and Field Championships take place at Grisham Stadium in Carrollton, Georgia from May 12-14. Stay tuned for more information on both track and field teams. 

Alumni Spotlight: 

Several alumni from GAC's Football program found new homes in the NFL. Chris Hinton (GAC Class of 2019) signed with the New York Giants, Devin Chochran (Class of 2016) signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, and Kyler McMichael (Class of 2018) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 


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