BLITZ Newsletter - March 2018

What's Inside?

Basketball Playoff Highlights
Winter Sports Players of the Year
Goals for Days: Incredible 2018 Feats
Baseball & Soccer Power Rankings
Player of the Week Awards
Coach & Player Interviews
College Spotlights

EN FUEGO! The Stephens Co Indians (10-1) are incredible! They're #5 in the state and atop the BLITZ Power Rankings, thanks in large part to Davis Swensen (above) and Dawson Sorrells with their lights-out pitching!
Dylan Orr - Banks County Leopards c/o 2018
WATCH: Dylan Orr (Banks Co) had an incredible career!

GOALS, GOALS & MORE GOALS: Here are just some of the incredible feats we've seen or heard of this season from our local soccer teams and their strikers!

  • Bella Ramey (White Co) - 17 G, 6 A in first five games of the season, including five goals in the first game and five in the second
  • Molly Muenchen (Dawson Co) - 6 G in a win over West Hall in March; broke school record for goals in a game
  • Madison Yost (Union Co) - 7 G, 1 A vs East Hall; tied school record
  • Erin Carter (Stephens Co) - 14 G in first five games of the season; all-time scoring leader at Stephens; 60 goals, 14 assists, 10 hat tricks


Here are some highlights we're proud to bring you!


FEB 16 – RND 1: #2 Banks Co Lady Leopards 50, Pepperell Lady Dragons 32
FEB 16 – RND 1: #9 Banks Co Leopards 67, Coosa Eagles 51

Bailey Fisher – Rabun Co Wildcats G #12 c/o 2018
Dylan Orr – Banks Co Leopards F #40 c/o 2018
Gabe Martin – Banks Co Leopards G #24 c/o 2018
Darius Bonds – Banks Co Leopards G #2 c/o 2018
Tevan Dixon – Rabun Co Wildcats G #11 c/o 2018
Allison Smith – Banks Co Lady Leopards G/F #25 c/o 2018


BLITZ CUP STANDINGS, Conclusion of Winter 2017-18 Season
BANKS 126 pts
COMMERCE 100 pts
RABUN 94 pts
DAWSON 83 pts
WHITE 58 pts
WHITE 58 pts
TFS 46 pts
TOWNS 44 pts
UNION 28 pts

Rabun Co Lady Wildcats - DeeDee Dillard
INTERVIEW: Rabun Lady Cats legendary coach DeeDee Dillard talks about the 2017-18 season!
Stephens Co & Habersham lead our baseball rankings, while Lumpkin and Dawson lead girls soccer, and White and Dawson lead the boys soccer rankings!

Winter Sports Teams of the Year

Banks County Leopards & Lady Leopards, for their incredible success in 2017-18, both were named BLITZ Teams of the Year in basketball. Commerce wrestling, after winning a fifth straight state championship sweep of duals & traditional, won Wrestling Team of the Year! | FULL STORY
#CollegeSpotlight highlights Logan Burt, former Dawson County star pitcher. Burt is early in his senior season at UNG, posting a 6-4 career record for the Nighthawks, including a pair of saves and 66 strikeouts.


Dylan Orr & Carl Cleveland (BANKS)
Allison Smith & Maddie Thomas (BANKS)
Georgia Stockton  & Jaden Quilliams (RABUN)



Mike Cleveland (BANKS)
Steve Shedd (BANKS)
DeeDee Dillard (RABUN)
Corey Garrett (UNION)
Jarvis Davenport (WHITE)


WHO'S HOT?!? David Swensen (Stephens County Junior) is RED HOT! In his last two starts (10 innings), he is 2-0 with a spotless 0.00 ERA with 15 strikeouts to only one walk. His season record now stands at 4-0 with a 1.70 ERA, propelling the Indians to a 10-1 start and # 5 ranking in the state.


Erin Carter - Stephens County
David Windmiller - White County
Nate Sorrells - Dawson County
Colby Rogers - Commerce
ICYMI: Some 50-plus local athletes either put pen to paper or made a verbal commitment this year (or prior). Check out who's going where! Bailey Fisher to Tenn Tech, Coey Watson to Shorter, AJ Curry to Western Carolina, etc. FULL LIST
BLITZ Girls Basketball POY
Georgia Stockton takes home the BLITZ Player of the Year award after averaging over 22 pts, 5 reb, 3 stl and 2 ast per game!
BLITZ Boys Basketball POY
Dylan Orr makes it four straight Banks County players to win the Player of the Year Award after a season that saw him tally 22 double-doubles and 4 triple-doubles.
Chase Forrester was named BLITZ Wrestler of the Year after going 32-2 and winning his third individual state title! STORY/VOTING RESULTS

NEWS - Top content of February/March 2018

MARCH 6 – Boys/Girls Soccer Power Rankings: March
MARCH 6 – Baseball Power Rankings: March
FEB 28 – Basketball Player of the Year: Georgia Stockton
FEB 28 – BLITZ CUP UPDATE: Winter Standings
FEB 28 – BLITZ Winter Sports Teams of the Year
FEB 28 – The Year of the 1,000-point scorers
FEB 27 – Banks, Rabun girls fall in quarterfinals
FEB 26 – TFS Rifle Team places fifth, heading to area sectionals
FEB 26 – Elite 8 Preview
FEB 23 – BLITZ Basketball Player of the Year: Dylan Orr
FEB 22 – Banks, Dawson, Stephens all close season in Sweet 16
FEB 21 – Lady Leopards, Lady Cats advance to Elite 8
FEB 21 – BLITZ Wrestler of the Year: Chase Forrester
FEB 20 – SWEET 16 Preview
FEB 17 – Saturday State Playoff RND 1 Results
FEB 16 – Banks boys/girls sweep into Sweet 16!
FEB 16 – State Playoff RND 1 Results
FEB 16 – State Playoff, Round 1 Preview
FEB 16 – Lady Raiders storm back to earn draw with unbeaten White County
FEB 15 – BLITZ Wrestler of the Year Finalists up for award
FEB 15 – Finalists Named for BLITZ Girls Basketball Player of the Year
FEB 15 – Finalists for BLITZ Boys Basketball Player of the Year
FEB 14 – Sophomore Sensation Bella Ramey, Lady Warriors off to blistering start
FEB 13 – BLITZ Boys Basketball Player of the Year Nominees
FEB 13 – BLITZ Girls Basketball Player of the Year Nominees
FEB 13 – BLITZ Wrestler of the Year Nominees
FEB 12 – All-Region 8-AAAA & 7-AAAA boys team announced
FEB 12 – All-Region 8-AAAA & 7-AAAA girls team announced
FEB 11 – GHSA State Tournament Brackets Set
FEB 11 – Four Commerce, four Jefferson, one Lumpkin wrestler win state titles
FEB 11 – Region Tourney Wrap-Up: Full Results of local area teams
FEB 10 – All-Region 8-AA girls team announced
FEB 10 – Banks Co Leopards/Lady Leopards take region crowns in Friday action! Dawson boys, White Co girls play for titles Saturday
FEB 9 – Region Championships on slate tonight
FEB 8 – Banks Co boys, girls & White Co girls; Warriors, Indians, Lady Cats all fall
FEB 8 – All-Region 8-AA boys team announced
FEB 8 – Union County’s future under Garrett looks bright [VIDEO]
FEB 8 – REGION TOURNEY Semifinals set for Thursday/Friday
FEB 7 – Dawson girls clinch state berth; Union & Lumpkin fall
FEB 7 – Over 50 local athletes heading to collegiate level [LIST]
FEB 6 – Habersham, Stephens, Commerce girls fall in opening tourney action
FEB 6 – Banks, Dawson, Stephens clinch state berths in tourney action
FEB 6 – Tallulah Falls varsity swim team shines at state
FEB 6 – All-Region 7-AAA girls team released
FEB 6 – Lady Cats control their own destiny [VIDEO]
FEB 6 – Wrestlers looking for success at Traditional State Championships
FEB 5 – All-Region 8-A boys/girls team announced
FEB 5 – Banks, Rabun girls advance to state tournament
FEB 5 – All-Region 7-AAA boys team released
FEB 5 – Stephens County’s Whitfield makes verbal commitment to Clemson
FEB 5 – Region tournaments set to begin: Girls Schedules
FEB 5 – Region tournaments set to begin: Boys Schedules
FEB 2 – Raiders’ 2018 football schedule is unveiled
FEB 1 – SUPER BOWL PROP BETS Contest: Enter Here

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