The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians (8-4, 2-1 Region 7-3A) defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers (1-9-1, 1-3 Region 7-3A) 6-0 on Tuesday night in Dahlonega. Nicole Limehouse had a dominant game, scoring four goals for the Lady Indians.
Limehouse scored two goals in each half for Lumpkin Co. Reagan Spivey scored a goal in the first half, and senior Ashley Read scored a goal in the second half.
The Lady Indians have another home game this Friday against Cherokee Bluff at 5:30 p.m.
The Lady Tigers’ next game will be next Tuesday as they host Lakeview Academy at 5:00 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians lost to the Cross Creek Lady Razorbacks 46-45 on Friday night in Dahlonega. Trailing 45-44 with 5.8 seconds remaining, Cross Creek moved the ball the length of the court for a game-winning layup as time expired.
Senior Isabel Davenport led Lumpkin Co. with 18 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. She scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Senior Makenzie Caldwell scored 10 points, gathered 8 rebounds, and stole the ball 5 times in the game.
The Lady Indians opened the game on a 10-4 run to jump out to an early lead. Cross Creek responded by scoring 13 consecutive points on a run that stretched until halfway through the second quarter. Late in the half, Davenport hit back to back threes to close the gap. Lumpkin Co. trailed 18-16 at halftime.
Lumpkin Co. opened the third quarter on a 7-0 run to regain the lead. The Lady Indians were plagued by turnovers in the period, while allowed Cross Creek to respond again with another long run.
Trailing 32-26, Lumpkin Co. tied the game on an 8-2 run to start the fourth. With the game tied late in the game, Davenport hit one of two free throws after she was fouled on a layup attempt. After a timeout, Cross Creek went full court and hit an open layup to win the game 46-45.
The Lady Indians end the season with a 25-5 record, including 11-1 in Region 7-3A. They won their first region championship in 30 years and made it to the semifinals of the state tournament.
Congratulations to the Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians on an incredible, historical season!
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Gilmer Lady Bobcats in the Region 7-3A championship 50-46 on Tuesday night in Dahlonega. Senior Isabel Davenport iced the game by hitting two free throws with less than 10 seconds remaining in the game.
Sophomore Mary Mullinax led the Lady Indians with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Davenport added 15 points, including 9 in the 4th quarter.
Early in the third quarter, with Lumpkin Co. leading 30-17, Gilmer decided to turn up the pressure. They forced a plethora of turnovers from the Lady Indians, allowing them to claw their way back into the game.
In the end, it was Lumpkin Co. holding on to win their first region championship in 30 years.
The Lady Indians will host their first round state playoff game either next Tuesday, February 23rd, or next Wednesday, February 24th.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Union Co. Lady Panthers 69-35 on Saturday night in Dahlonega.
The Lady Indians outworked the Lady Panthers the whole game, recording 16 steals and 11 offensive rebounds.
Lumpkin Co. was led in scoring by freshman Averie Jones who scored 22 points and had 6 assists and 5 steals. Senior Makenzie Caldwell also put up 15 points, and sophomore Mary Mullinax had 14 points and 6 assists.
The Lady Indians will travel to play the Lady Trojans at North Hall high school on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers 68-33 on Tuesday night in Dawsonville. The Lady Indians dominated the game on both ends of floor, hitting nine threes and recording 10 steals.
Sophomore Mary Mullinax led Lumpkin Co. with 21 points and seven rebounds. Senior Isabel Davenport also scored 20 points, and freshman Averie Jones scored 14 points.
Senior Maddie Anglin led the Lady Tigers with 15 points.
The Lady Indians only led 19-11 at the end of the first quarter. However, they opened the second quarter on an 8-0 run and never looked back.
The Lady Indians host the Gilmer Lady Bobcats this Friday at 6 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Gilmer Lady Bobcats 67-46 on Friday night in Dahlonega. The Lady Indians played team basketball, recording 20 assists on the night.
Senior Isabel Davenport had half of those assists, as she fell a rebound shy of a triple-double.
Davenport scored 14 points to go along with her 10 assists and 9 rebounds. She also had 3 steals
The Lady Indians were led in scoring by senior Makenzie Caldwell, who had 21 points and 6 rebounds. Sophomore Mary Mullinax also had a double-double for Lumpkin Co. as she had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Averie Jones also had 13 points and 5 rebounds.
With the victory the Lady Indians move to 14-4 on the season and 6-1 in Region 7-3A.
Lumpkin Co. has a quick turnaround as they host Union Co. at 4 p.m. tomorrow.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Fannin Co. Lady Rebels 61-27 in their first game of the Kelly King Holiday Classic. The Lady Indians were led in scoring by senior Isabel Davenport, who scored 15 points. Sophomore Averie Jones also scored 14 points, and freshmen Mary Mullinax chipped in 13 points.
Lumpkin Co.’s defense allowed them to put the game away early. They didn’t allow a point in the first quarter and only allowed Fannin Co. to score one field goal in the first half. The Lady Indians’ led 24-5 at halftime.
The Lumpkin Co. offense started rolling in the third quarter. Mullinax scored seven of her points in the third quarter as the Lady Indians took a 42-13 lead into the final period. They held on to win the game 61-27.
Lumpkin Co. will host the Mill Creek Lady Hawks tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in their second game of the Kelly King Holiday Classic.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the North Hall Lady Trojans 76-31 at home on Friday night. Sophomore Lexi Pierce led the Lady Indians in scoring with 35 points, including 28 points in the first half.
Lumpkin Co. dominated the first half with excellent defense and hot shooting. They forced plenty of turnovers that led to easy scores and held North Hall to 13 first half points. The Lady Indians also hit 10 threes in the first half, six of which came from Pierce. They led 48-13 at halftime.
The Lady Indians turned down the tempo in the second half but still held on to win the game 76-31.
Lumpkin Co. will host the Kelly King Holiday Classic beginning Monday at 5:30 p.m. as they host Oconee Co. high school.
The Lumpkin Co. swept the White Co. Warriors 3-0 to win the Region 7-3A championship. Both teams will host playoff games in the 3A state tournament.
Shortly before the match began, White Co. senior Dasha Cannon injured her left leg and was unable to play in the championship.
Despite losing a starter, the Warriors fought hard. The first set had a few huge momentum swings as both teams were able to get leads of at least three. However, with the set tied at 21, the Indians took over and scored the final four points to win the first set 25-21.
The momentum from the first set carried over for the Indians as they jumped out to a 6-1 lead. White Co. responded by fighting back to tie the set at 11. Despite losing their lead, Lumpkin Co. continued to play hard and slowly pulled away from the Warriors. Leading 21-18, the Indians again scored the final four points of the set to win 25-18 and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
With their backs against the wall, White Co. gave it everything they had. They started out hot as they took a 12-6 and seemed to take the momentum from Lumpkin Co. This time, it was the Indians that fought back and tied the set at 14. The set remained competitive, until Lumpkin Co. was able to take a 21-20 lead. For the third set in a row, the Indians scored the final four points of the set to win it 25-20 and win the region championship.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers 8-2 on Monday night in Dahlonega. The Lady Indians used a huge 4th inning, that was highlighted by a grand slam by #33 Lauren English, to lead them to victory.
After the Lady Tigers scored in the 1st inning, the game was dominated by pitching until the 4th inning. In the bottom of the 4th, Lumpkin Co. scored six runs on a two-run homer by #36 Alyssa Pulley and a grand slam by #33 Lauren English. The Lady Indians added to their run total in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sacrifice RBI that led to #10 Emmi Graham scoring and on an RBI by #1 Hailey Mincey. Dawson Co. scored one run in the top of the 7th inning fielder’s choice that resulted in #18 Olivia Martinez crossing home plate to make the final score 8-2.
The Lady Indians play again tomorrow as they travel to play at Cherokee Bluff high school at 6 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the White Co. Lady Warriors 6-3 on the road on Wednesday night. The game went to nine innings, before #3 Amma Johnson hit a solo home run to break the 3-3 tie and help lead the team to victory. Johnson also hit a two-run RBI double in the top of the 7th inning to help the Lady Indians take a 3-2 lead.
#33 Lauren English started the game off with a solo home run in the first inning to give Lumpkin Co. the 1-0 lead. White Co. responded by scoring two runs in the bottom of the second inning on an error by the Lady Indians. With runners in scoring position, Anna Johnson drove in two runs in the top of the 7th inning to give Lumpkin Co. the lead. However, the Lady Warriors scored in the bottom of the 7th on a sacrifice by Rachel Carter. In the top of the 9th, Johnson hit a solo home run to give Lumpkin Co. the lead. They scored two more runs in the inning to win the game 6-3.
The Lady Indians’ next game will be tomorrow as they play at West Hall high school at 5:30 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers 7-6 in Dawsonville on Wednesday night. Natalie Shubert and Alyssa Pulley each had 2 RBI’s in a 6-run third inning for the Lady Indians that propelled them to the victory.
The Lady Indians jumped out to a huge lead by scoring one run in the second inning and six runs in the third inning to take a 7-0 lead. However, the Lady Tigers scored one run in the fifth inning and five runs in the bottom of the seventh to close the gap. The Dawson Co. rally ultimately fell short, as Lumpkin Co. won the game 7-6.
Lauren English had a strong night at the plate as she batted 2 for 4 and scored a run for the Lady Indians. Hailey Mincey also scored twice for Lumpkin Co.
The Lady Indians’ have a quick turnaround as they host Gilmer high school tomorrow at 6 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians soccer team (3-3-1, 1-0 Region 7-3A) defeated the East Hall Lady Vikings (0-4-1, 0-1) on Tuesday night, March 3, in Dahlonega, to earn the first region win of the season. Sophomore Reagan Spivey scored two of the Lady Indians’ four first half goals, and East Hall couldn’t erase the deficit in the 10-0 loss.
Senior Hope Kenney scored the first goal of the game with 24 minutes remaining in the first half. Lumpkin Co. proceeded to score three more goals in the final 14 minutes of the half. The first came from junior Ashley Read, and the second came off a corner kick from Read that was scored on a header from Spivey. Spivey scored her second goal just a few minutes later as Lumpkin Co. led 4-0 at halftime.
Less than 10 minutes into the second half, freshman Nicole Limehouse punched in a quick goal. A few minutes later, Kenney scored her second goal of the game. Read followed that goal with her second goal of the game just a few minutes later. Kenney got the hat trick three minutes after that to push the Lady Indians’ lead to 8-0. Limehouse scored her second goal of the game with less than 10 minutes remaining. Kenney ended the game by scoring with a little more than a minute left, giving her a hat trick.
Lumpkin Co. plays again Friday, March 6, as they host the Cherokee Lady Warriors (4-1) at 5:30 p.m.
The Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians (2-1-1) tied the Lakeview Academy Lady Lions (0-1-1) 4-4 on Monday night at Lumpkin Co. High School. The Lady Indians scored with two minutes left in the game to tie the game at four.
Lakeview struck first with a goal early in the first half. The Lady Indians responded with two goals in the first half. The first goal came from #21 Nicole Limehouse with 15 minutes left in the first half, and the second came from #7 Hope Kenney with only three minutes remaining in the first half. Lumpkin Co. led 2-1 at halftime.
The Lady Lions scored early again in the second half. Their first goal came just 10 minutes into the half. Lumpkin Co. was able to counter with another goal from Limehouse with 14 minutes remaining in the game. Lakeview responded with a goal of their own less than a minute later to tie the game at three goals apiece. The Lady Lions followed that goal with another goal with 5 minutes remaining to take a 4-3 lead. The Lady Indians weren’t ready to throw in the towel. Lumpkin Co.’s #22 Ashley Read scored on a free kick that bounced over the head of the goalie for Lakeview to tie the game. The game finished tied at four.
Lexi Pierce is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lumpkin Co. Lady Indians!
Pierce, a freshman guard, led the team in scoring in a win last week for Lumpkin Co. (15-9, 6-6 Region 7-3A).
Against North Hall (17-8, 8-4) on Friday, Jan. 28, in Dahlonega, Pierce scored a team-high 16 points in a 51-36 win that locked up the No. 4 seed for the region tournament.
The Lady Indians will face fifth-seeded Fannin Co. at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, at North Hall in the first round of the region tournament.
For her efforts, Pierce is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Lady Indians!
A record six members of the 2020 graduating class at Lumpkin Co. High signed to play sports at the next level Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the school. The six athletes are the most to sign at one time in the school’s history.
In football, the Indians had two players commit to play in college.
Tucker Kirk committed to play for Sewanee, The University of the South. Kirk, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 points, played quarterback and free safety for the Indians. Last season, Kirk was 72-of-132 passing for 755 yards and three touchdowns, while carrying the ball 74 times for 84 yards.
Aaron Hopkins committed to play for Davidson College. Hopkins, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 235 pounds, played tight end and defensive end for the Indians last season. He totaled three catches for 56 yards and had 31 total tackles and two sacks for the Indians during his senior campaign.
Nolan Wheeler committed to wrestle for Newberry College next year. Wheeler won the 2018 145-pound Class 3A state championship in 2018, and followed that by winning the 152-pound Class 3A state championship in 2019.
Hope Kenney signed on to play soccer for Truett-McConnell University next season. Kenney finished the 2019 season with 33 goals, eight assists, and 74 total points as a junior.
Laken Ferrell signed to play tennis at Piedmont University in the fall. Ferrell was 12-4 as the No. 1 singles for the Indians as a junior during the 2019 season.
Brighton Harder committed to play softball for Emmanuel College next year. Harder helped lead the Lady Indians to a 20-14 overall record, while going 10-2 in Region 7-3A and making an appearance in the Class 3A state championship playoffs.
Lumpkin Co. football coach Caleb Sorrells summed up the day by speaking for all the coaches at the school.
“As proud as I am of what they did on the field, I’m more proud of what they will accomplish off the field,” Sorrells said.