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Varsity Boys’ Baseball Swings for the Fences: Season Wrap-Up

The Generals had a successful season, placing 1st in regions and making it to the Sweet 16 at State.
M. Petteys
M. Petteys

The 2024 Boys’ Varsity Baseball team used their talents and teamwork to bring home multiple victories. With many home runs, double plays, stolen bases, and even a few broken records, the team always had the audience on their feet. They ended the season with a record of 25-9 and won the region championship. Starting off the regular season, the team beat Lafayette (9-0). They let a few games get away from them against Gordon Lee (11-3) and Ringgold (11-1). The following week they came back with a seven to zero win against Lakeview. Then to put the cherry on top, the Generals learned from their past defeat and got back at Gordon Lee (6-2). They won against Coahulla Creek (6-3) and turned around to beat Lakeview again (1-0). The boys rallied up a five game winning streak; they beat Lafayette (11-0), won three times against Southeast Whitfield County (10-0, 16-1, & 15-0), but were defeated in a non-region game against the Brentwood Academy Eagles. The Generals rallied back and beat Cedartown in a three games series (5-2, 10-9, & 14-9). The boys lost the first game out of another three game series, this one being against Central Carrollton (8-7), and they split the double header winning the first game (9-5) and losing the second game (9-2). The team beat Dalton (5-3), but Dalton came right back at them and won (2-1). The Generals ended the regular season with a seven game winning streak against teams all across the region like Cleveland (5-3), three straight wins against Sonoraville (2-1, 3-2, & 6-0), and three consecutive wins against Northwest Whitfield (8-4, 11-9, & 8-2).

All those wins got them a ticket to the State Championship in Atlanta. With many hours of practice in the cages and fierce determination, they started the tournament off strong. In the first round of the state games, the boys secured two big wins against Southwest DeKalb (4-3 & 10-1).  This advanced them to play Seckinger twice in the Sweet Sixteen—once again winning both (8-4 & 4-0). These wins secured them a spot in the Elite Eight, which was a double-header against a very talented team, Starr’s Mill.  The Generals lost the first game (4-1) and sadly fell short in the second game as well (13-4). Although that knocked them out of State early, the Generals still played a fantastic season overall. Through their wins and losses, the boys grew closer as a team, and they will continue to put in the hard work to obtain an even better record next season. 

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Kaylee Brown
Kaylee Brown, Staff Writer
Kaylee is a 14-year-old freshman, and this is her first time being a part of the Journalism staff. Kaylee loves to hangout with her close friends and family. Kaylee is excited to be a part of the staff and is eager to see what it has to offer. She doesn’t have her future job decided yet, but she has thought about being a marine biologist or an esthetician. Kaylee is a member of the Heritage High School cheer team and has been cheering for seven years. When she’s not at school or at cheer practice, she likes to read on her phone,  take naps, or build legos. She also loves to text or facetime her friends. Kaylee loves to shop online and in person. She loves going on vacations or road trips with her family, whether it’s with her mom, dad, or friends. She loves summer and going swimming with her friends. She also loves listening to music and wants to go to lots of concerts in the near future.  Kaylee has had a great first year at Heritage and can’t wait for next year to see what it contains.
Taelor Snyder
Taelor Snyder, Staff Writer
Taelor Snyder is a 15-year-old freshman at Heritage High School. She is very excited to be taking Journalism this semester. Outside of school, Taelor’s favorite thing to do is taking naps. When she’s not taking naps she’s either hanging out with her friends or watching TV. Taelor enjoys watching "Big Time Rush," "Sam & Cat," and "Victorious." She watches these shows because that's what she grew up watching with her older siblings. She has three sisters, two older and one younger. Taelor loves listening to music and going to concerts. Taelor’s favorite fast food place is Taco Bell; her favorite food is any type of pasta. Taelor loves playing Roblox. Taelor’s favorite season is summer: she loves getting tan, hanging out with her friends everyday, and going swimming. She’s really excited to see what Journalism has to offer, but so far she’s enjoyed it a lot and plans on taking it again in the near future.
Molly Churchwell
Molly Churchwell, Staff Writer
Molly Churchwell is a 15-year-old sophomore at Heritage High School. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends, reading books, watching movies, and playing travel softball. At school, Molly studies hard to be successful in her classes. She takes school seriously, applying herself to the best of her power. With a fascination for all types of sciences, she plans to take challenging courses down the road. Molly is excited for what Journalism entails; she loves writing and is always wanting to improve her skills. Another thing Molly adores is spending time outside and traveling. She goes on hikes taking in the atmosphere around her, listening as she steps on the rocks beneath her feet, and admiring the bird sitting on the highest breach of a tree. Moments like those keep her grounded. Seeing new places with her loved ones and forming memories she will never forget, that's something Molly will treasure forever. Summer is when she thrives the most. Hot weather, swimming pools, tan lines, and popsicles all exhilarate Molly. She thinks nothing compares to being able to read Emily Henry’s (author) summer books while lying on a lounge chair soaking in the sun. Overall, Molly likes to live in the present moment, and she’s ready to see what path Journalism will lead her down.