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McIntosh seniors Dawson Lenz and Dalton Anderson recently won the inaugural The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray. Their five bass weighing at a combined total of 16 pounds and 12 ounces was among the best scores in the college competition as well. For their win, Lenz and Anderson each received a $5,000 scholarship. To some, it may just look like a good day out on the lake, but the road to that finish was a long one.
By Bryson Jones
Special to The Citizen
Head Coach Bunky Colvin and the McIntosh men’s soccer team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs defeating a talented squad from Lakeside-Dekalb 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Sam Archbold is an active teen. What else would you call someone who is training for his first marathon at the age of 15 and is looking forward to following in his parent’s footsteps and entering triathlons too? While Archbold is active on the paths of Peachtree City and eyeing running in Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota this June, he is becoming active in trying to do his part to put an end to modern day slavery and human trafficking.
McIntosh’s Lady Chiefs played their second round match in the AAAA soccer playoffs on the road Wednesday night at Pope, while Whitewater hosted Kell and Starr’s Mill played at Marist.
Seven local boys soccer teams will continue the state playoffs next Tuesday.
The state soccer playoffs started Tuesday night with play in the AAAAA boys bracket and the AAAA boys bracket.
Starr’s Mill hosted the AAAA West Sectionals for track and field and a number of local athletes from various schools qualified for the AAAA state championships.
The Auburn men’s 4x100 meter relay team, featuring Sandy Creek graduate and former Southside Pioneer Michael DeHaven, took first place in the Penn Relays last weekend with a time of 39.34. The time is the fifth-fastest in Auburn history and also ranks in the top 10 in the NCAA this season.
Other Pioneers who did well at the Penn Relays were:
The Starr’s Mill boys lacrosse team controlled their own destiny Wednesday night. A win against McIntosh guaranteed a spot in the playoffs. With a loss, they would need some help. The game meant more than just a playoff spot, however, as the Panthers were looking for their first win over the Chiefs in the program’s history.
Starr’s Mill hosted the Region 3-AAAA boys and girls track and field championships last week. On the girls side, McIntosh placed second (84) points behind Woodland, Henry (91), while Whitewater took third (71), Northgate placed fourth (66), Starr’s Mill placed eighth (39) and Fayette County placed 11th (24).