Today the Georgia Highlands Chargers will play against Columbia State Community College at noon in the 2017 East Central District Tournament, which is held in Tennessee. The winner of this tournament will earn a berth into the 2017 JUCO World Series, which will be held in Colorado. The Chargers will play tomorrow, no matter the outcome of today’s contest. If they win, they will play at 4:00. If they lose they will play at noon.
Sticking on the subject of Georgia Highlands baseball, the NJCAA announced its top 25 teams in the nation Tuesday around 3:00. The Chargers have moved up to the No. 12 spot in the nation after capturing the GCAA Tournament Championship for the first time in school history on Saturday afternoon.
Addison Mealer and Chad Lowery of Adairsville High School were named recipients of the Coach Vince Dooley, Athletes for a Better World Award at the 10th annual ceremonies held at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta April 29.
Anna Katherine Cates of Darlington and Noah Shepard were named as recipients of the four-year scholarship award of $1000 per year at the ceremony.
Nearly 300 student-athletes and guests attended the event which featured inspirational messages from Coach Dooley, ABW Founder/President Fred Northup, and Atlanta Public Schools’ Assistant Director of Athletics Kandice Mitchell. In attendance was last year’s speaker and special guest Carror Wright of the Georgia High School Association. All enjoyed a breakfast meal, compliments of Chick-fil-A. The Hudgens Family Foundation was once again the Presenting Sponsor for the event.