Indians defeat Dawson Co. 13-8

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians defeated the Dawson Co. Tigers 13-8 on Monday night in Dawsonville. The Indians used a big first inning to take a commanding lead. Harper Davenport’s 2-run double capped off a six run first inning for Lumpkin Co.

Riley Lee was the starting pitcher for Lumpkin Co.

Kinkade Weaver hit a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning to open up the scoring for Dawson Co.

The Indians struck out the final two batters in the bottom of the 7th inning to end the game at 13-8.

The series will continue this Wednesday, April 21st. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:55 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. defeats Gilmer in five innings

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians defeated the Gilmer Bobcats 13-1 on Monday night in Dahlonega.

Hayden Cleveland up to bat for the Indians.

Lumpkin Co. had stellar performances on both offense and defense, which allowed them to end the game on a mercy rule in the 5th inning.

Hayden Cleveland pitched all five innings, allowing only one run.

Cooper Scott went 2-3 and scored two runs.

Scooter Ligon went 2-3 with an RBI and two runs.

Alejandro Narvaez went 1-2 with 2 RBIs.

Hunter Cooper went 2-3 with a triple and an RBI.

Gannon Flakes went 2-3 with an RBI.

The series continues on Wednesday in Ellijay at 5:55 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. falls to Cherokee Bluff 9-6

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians lost to the Cherokee Bluff Bears 9-6 on Wednesday night in Dahlonega. The Bears scored six runs in the first two innings, and the Indians could never recover.

Cooper Scott batted 3-for-4 with three RBIs

Sophomore Hunter Cooper up to bat for Lumpkin Co.

Caleb Giles went 2-for-4 with one RBI

Alejandro Narvaez batted 1-for-2 with one RBI

Dolan Harter stole home in the bottom of the first inning.

The two teams will match up again on Friday at Cherokee Bluff high school. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:55 p.m.

Indians defeat Dawson Co. on senior night

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-8, 2-2 Region 7-3A) defeated the Dawson Co. Tigers (0-12, 0-5 Region 7-3A) 3-1 on Tuesday night in Dahlonega. Senior Efrain Contreras was a huge factor for Lumpkin Co. As goalie, the only goal he allowed was with less than a minute left when the game was already out of reach.

Freshman Nicholas Esqueda looks to make a play. 

Senior Dylan Bodney scored a goal a little over four minutes into the game to allow the Indians to jump out to an early lead. Neither team scored until Senior Gage Benton scored his first goal just before the half ended. Benton scored his second goal of senior night with only seven minutes remaining in the game to seal the win.

Lumpkin Co. hosts Cherokee Bluff this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Tigers have another road game this Friday at East Hall high school.

Pulley’s 35 leads Lumpkin Co. to narrow victory

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians defeated the Union Co. Panthers 56-54 on Saturday night in Dahlonega.

Senior Gus Faulkner goes up for a lay-up.

The Indians withstood a late run from the Panthers that cut their late 8-point lead to only 2.

Senior Chandler Pulley scored a career-high 35 points, including a school record 8 three-pointers, to carry his team to victory. Senior Gus Faulkner also recorded 7 assists, inching him closer to the school’s record.

Lumpkin Co.’s next game is Tuesday night, when they will play at North Hall high school at 7:30 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. turns up pressure in victory

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians defeated the Gilmer Bobcats 60-48 on Friday night in Dahlonega. The Indians created plenty of fast break opportunities for themselves as they recorded 13 steals on the night.

Junior Jones Harris scoring 1 of his team-high 27 points.

Junior Jones Harris led Lumpkin Co. with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Chandler Pulley also added 14 points and 4 steals.

The Indians moved to 8-9 on the season and 3-5 in Region 7-3A.

Lumpkin Co. plays again tomorrow as they host Union Co. at 4 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. advances to second round of Kelly King Holiday Classic

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians will advance to the second round of the Kelly King Holiday Classic, where they will face Lambert high school. The Indians were scheduled to play Cross Keys high school, but they forfeited the game.

Senior Chandler Pulley, who scored 17 points, shoots a 3-pointer.

Instead, the Indians faced off against the Mountain View Bears, who lost to Lambert 49-48 earlier in the day.

Lumpkin Co. lost to the Bears 67-58. The Indians were led in scoring by senior Gus Faulkner, who scored 22 points. Junior Jones Harris also scored 17 points, and senior Chandler Pulley chipped in 15 points.

Lumpkin Co. will host the Lambert Longhorns at 7 p.m. tomorrow with a championship berth on the line.

Lumpkin Co. falls to Banks Co. 37-0 at home

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians lost to the Banks Co. Leopards 37-0 in Dahlonega on Friday night. The Indians struggled to move the ball most of the night, aside from a few big plays. One of those big plays was a screen pass to sophomore Caleb Norrell on a run-pass option that resulted in a huge gain for Lumpkin Co. late in the third quarter.

Brady Rice and Gannon Flakes celebrating Flakes’ interception.

The Indians won the toss to begin the game but chose to differ to the second half. Banks Co. started off the game with an eight minute drive that ended with them turning the ball over on downs. Unfortunately, Lumpkin Co.’s first drive wasn’t as productive. On the second play, a bad snap resulted in a safety that put Banks Co. up 2-0. Less than a minute later, Banks Co. scored on a one-yard touchdown run after two big plays.

Banks Co. started off the second quarter with a quick touchdown to put them up 16-0 less than a minute in. After a three and out from Lumpkin, junior Gannon Flakes intercepted a pass to get the ball back for the Indians. On the next drive, Lumpkin Co. threw an interception of their own, which was returned for a touchdown to extend the Banks Co. lead to 23-0. The Indians responded well with a good drive, but it was cut short by an interception at the line of scrimmage. The Leopards drove down the field and scored another touchdown to put them up 30-0 right before the end of the half.

Harper Davenport cutting up the field against the Leopards’ defense.

Lumpkin Co. started off the second half with a few strong runs by sophomore Caden Gibson. However, the Indians threw an interception and couldn’t maintain the momentum. The Indians dropped an interception on the next drive, and Banks Co. capitalized on a long touchdown run to put them up 37-0 late in the 3rd. The teams traded possessions to finish the game, but neither team was able to score.

Lumpkin Co. travels to play at St. Francis next Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. comeback attempt at North Hall falls just short

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-9, 0-3 Region 7-3A) lost to the North Hall Trojans (3-5, 1-0 Region 7-3A) on the road on Tuesday night. They fought back hard in the second half, but the Indians couldn’t score enough to erase the 4-0 deficit early in the second half.

Junior Gage Benton breaking down the Trojan defense.

The lone goal of the first half came from North Hall with 20 minutes remaining in the first half. Lumpkin Co. trailed 1-0 at halftime.

Senior Brighton Froggatt advances the ball ahead for the Indians.

North Hall started the second half strong with three goals in the first 10 minutes. Lumpkin Co. fought back, with a goal from junior Dylan Bodney with 25 minutes remaining. Senior Dylan Southin scored on a long, high-arching kick that sailed over the goalie’s head. Despite their efforts, the Indians couldn’t quite complete the comeback, as they fell 4-2.

The Indians’ next game will be on Thursday, March 12th, as they travel to play at Fannin Co.

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Lumpkin Co. drops both ends of doubleheader at GAC

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (5-7, 0-2 Region 7-3A) lost to the Greater Atlanta Christian Spartans (6-2, 2-0 Region 7-3A) in both games of the doubleheader the teams played on Friday night in Norcross. The Indians fell 6-1 in the first game and 8-5 in the second and final game of the night.

No. 5 Dalton Caldwell looking to make a play at third base.

The Spartans scored two runs in each of the first three innings in game one to build a 6-0 lead. The Indians’ lone run of the game came in the top of the 5th inning with the bases loaded. Following singles from Logan Choflet, Chase Bearmon, and Dalton Caldwell, GAC walked Caleb Childs to bring Choflet home.

In game two, the Spartans started off the scoring with a run in the bottom of the second that came off an error from the Indians.

Lumpkin Co. responded in the top of the third inning, as Nick Turner hit a single that brought Choflet and Bearmon home after a GAC error. Turner then scored by stealing home after the Spartans’ catcher dropped the pitch. Two batters later, Brandon Alewine brought Harris Taylor home with a single to extend the Indians’ lead to 4-1.

No. 22 Harris Taylor up to bat.

After an RBI from Taylor in the top of the inning, the Spartans scored one run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Indians’ lead to 5-2.

GAC then scored five more runs in the fifth inning and another run in the sixth to win 8-5.

The two teams will face off again today, Saturday, March 7, in Dahlonega at 2 p.m.

Lumpkin Co. Indians soccer team falls to East Hall

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-7, 0-1 Region 7-3A) fell to the East Hall Vikings (1-5, 1-0 Region 7-3A) on Tuesday night, March 3, in Dahlonega. The Vikings scored three goals in the second half, and the Indians couldn’t match the scoring outburst.

Senior Brighton Froggatt kicks the ball down the field.

The first half was a defensive battle, with East Hall scoring the only goal of the half on a penalty kick with 12 minutes remaining on the clock.

Junior Jonah Wade looks to make a play.

East Hall scored three more goals to start the second half. The Indians’ first goal of the game came from junior Gage Benton that was assisted by fellow junior Camden Dover with six minutes remaining. The Vikings scored one more goal three minutes later to win the game 5-1.

The Indians’ next game is Friday, March 6, as they host Cherokee Bluff (0-2-1) at 7:30 p.m.

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Lumpkin Co. falls to Lakeview Academy 3-2

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The Lumpkin Co. Indians (2-4) fell to the Lakeview Academy Lions (1-2) 3-2 on Monday night in Dahlonega. The Lions scored with only five minutes remaining to take the lead and win the game.

Jesus Banuelos makes a play on the ball.

Lakeview scored first with a goal only five minutes into the game. The Indians were able to respond by scoring off a corner kick from #1 Joe Froggatt that was scored off a header from #10 Dylan Bodney. However, the Lions scored another goal with only eight seconds left in the half to take a 2-1 lead at halftime.

Jonah Wade looks to put the ball in play.

It took 31 minutes, but Lumpkin scored first in the second half. #5 Ricky Limehouse scored on a header after a corner kick from Froggatt with nine minutes left in the game. However, the Lions scored again with only five minutes remaining to take a 3-2 lead. They ended up holding onto that lead to win the game.

Lumpkin Co. plays again on Wednesday as they host West Hall at 7:30 p.m.

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