Tee Ball player Dominic Lordo recently connected for a homerun and if that accomplishment wasn’t enough to get excited about, the young player also earned $100 for his effort.
Lordo won the $100 as part of a challenge for Winder Dixie Youth players presented by Kidz Academy.
Any player which hits a home run over the fence where the Kidz Academy homerun challenge sign is located will also win $100. The homerun challenge sign is placed in left center field because that’s the location of where Billy and Tina Maynard’s son, Will, had his first
homerun. The homerun has to go over that area of the field.
The Maynards, owners of Kidz Academy, are park sponsors for Winder Dixie Youth baseball. Lordo is a player for the Blue Jays and connected for his homerun during an April 6 game.
The Bethlehem Shooting Stars archery team competed for the third year on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Loganville High School in the NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Regional Tournament.
The Shooting Stars had their best tournament finishing in second place with 2,991 points. That makes three straight years of improvement for the shooting stars, coaches said.
The team is comprised of fourth and fifth graders from Bethlehem Elementary School. The team was lead by Sam Owens, who received the award for the best overall shooter in the elementary division with 278 points, breaking his personal best record from last year where he shot a 273 in the national tournament held in Louisville, Ky.
Other shooters also scored their personal best to help lead the team to their second place finish, including Conyer Smith, Colby Eck, Case Wages, Emma Stratton, Markese White, Haley Russell, Kohl Cato, Jordan Wilson, Colby Sikes, Braydon Butler, Kade Greeson and Collin Lancaster. Special thanks to the parents and administrators for allowing the archery team the opportunity to compete in the tournament and to Coaches Ronney Miller and Brandi Duke.
Hunters and other interested citizens are invited to attend any of eight upcoming public meetings regarding the development of hunting regulations for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 hunting seasons.
These meetings, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division, are specifically designed to give the public a chance to provide input in the development process.
“Public input is important and valuable,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section. “While we currently have no proposed regulation changes, we are considering establishing a single statewide deer season and adjusting the timing of buck-only days. As always, we want to maintain simple, easy-to-follow hunting regulations that encourage hunting participation, maximize opportunity, and are biologically appropriate.”
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