suffers neck injury
Gleason freshman football player Drake Damesworth is reportedly in stable condition at Le Bonheur Medical Center in Memphis after surgery to repair a broken vertebrae in his neck that was suffered during his team’s 46-0 defeat to McKenzie on Friday.
Damesworth, who was injured in the fourth quarter against the Rebels as the junior varsity teams for both squads took to the gridiron, is said to have regained some feeling in his arms and legs after the surgery.
Hillcrest claims 2nd
at Lake Co. tourney
Hillcrest brought home second place from a middle school softball tournament in Lake County on Saturday.
The Lady Cougars (9-6) fell to Martin 12-2 in the finale. Along the way, H’crest defeated South Fulton and Crockett County by respective finals of 7-6 and 11-5 in tournament action.
The Lady Cougars also bested Ridgemont 6-2 in pool play. Additionally, H’crest fell 4-1 to Dyer in its second pool contest.
In the title game, Rebecca Robb and Rachel Jones had the lone Hillcrest hits, while Alea Ragsdale absorbed the mound defeat.
Ali Adcock, Jordan Albright, Alaina Walker and Robb all had safeties against SF to aid the cause of winning pitcher McClain Bell.
R’mont gets split
at jr. high tourney
Ridgemont split its two pool play games at the middle school softball tournament at Lake County over the weekend.
The Lady Mustangs claimed a 14-13 victory over Dyer, but fell 6-2 to Hillcrest.
Winning pitcher Sher-idan Bugg had three singles and a double vs. Dyer.
In the defeat to H’crest, losing pitcher Macey Beeler recorded six punchouts, while Webster doubled and Keaton Cooper singled.
The Lady Cougars had Courtney Heuck, Rachel Jones and Ali Adcock with safeties, while McClain Bell as the winning pitcher.
Ridgemont plays at South Fulton this afternoon.