This is the second part of a multi part look back at local sports in 2006.
April 4 – Both BCHS and RHHS baseball teams start the month in a winning way. The Cats beat BC 12-6 while Wesley Wilkes leads the Skins to big win over Jenkins.
- The RHHS and BCHS tennis teams continue their winning ways and head toward a top seeding as they look to state.
- RHHS hands out awards for winter sports. Among the top winners are basketball MVPs Kala Hires and Chakiris Moss and cross country MVPs Josh Biering and Glorili Alejandro.
- D.J. McElroy leads the Redskins to a number one finish at a home track meet. Ashlei Jones led the girls to a second place finish.
- The hot streak for Wildcat soccer continues with both the boys and girls racking up wins against Effingham. Brian Wood and Laura Nunnery were the top scorers.
April 7 – Wildcat soccer keeps it up with duel wins over Wayne County. Laura Nunnery and Mitch Doud led in point.
- In baseball, the Cats overpower McIntosh 14-2 while the Skins suffer a heartbreaking 11-10 region loss to Claxton.
- BCHS beats RHHS as part of three-way golf match. Top golfers included Tyler Steptoe, Chris Roberts and Franny Carter.
- BCHS beats RHHS in track. Among the top runners were Janell McKinney, Sean Szad, Paige Starling, William West and D.J. McElroy.
- A 5-0 sweep over Effingham secures a number one seed for RHHS boys tennis and either a one or two spot for the girls. The top singles players were Michael Zhu and Caroline Benjamin.
April 11 – Wildcat Mitch Doud signs a letter of intent to attend GSU on a soccer scholarship.
- County baseball stars Wesley Wilkes and Nathan Kilburn are both honored as a tie is declared for the Bryan County News’ March Athlete of the Month award.
- Wildcat baseball secures a second place Region 3-AAA seeding after an 8-2 win over Burke County. Among the top players were Cameron Corbin, Matt Schlag, Scott Strickland and Jeremey Goolsby.
April 14 – Both the boys and girls RHHS soccer programs gain a berth to state as the boys swept Thomson 3-0 and the girls swept Hepzibah 9-0. Brian Wood and Laura Nunnery led in scoring.
- In BCHS baseball, the Skins dominated SEB 9-2 in non-region play.
April 18 – In baseball action, the Skins beat ECI while the Cats beat SEHS to earn a shared spot at the number one seeding.
- RHHS soccer earns duel third place seedings in Region 3-AAA when the boys beat BC and the girls beat SEB.
April 21 – Five Wildcat football players are named All Region: Steven Galbreath, Xavier Owens, John Szeker, Nathan Kilburn and Caleb Brewer. It is also announced that the next season of Wildcat football will be broadcast on the radio at 104.7 FM The Hawk.
- County baseball teams falter when SCD beats BCHS and Liberty County beats RHHS.
April 25 – Wins over BC and Burke earn Wildcat baseball players a berth into the state playoffs.
- BCHS golf earns the right to play at the state competition while both BCHS and RHHS tennis gain a state berth.
- Wesley Wilkes leads BCHS baseball to wins over Portal and Windsor Forest.
- Seven BCHS track stars gained a berth to state at the Region 3-A meet in SEB: D.J. McElroy, Alkeem Collins, Willie Deloach, Ivey Mutcherson, William West, Taylor Lucas, and Winston Johnson.
- Despite a strong performance from Tyler Steptoe, RHHS golf narrowly misses the right to play at state.
April 28 – BCHS is edged out of the state tourney with a close loss to Telfair. Josh Stanfield was the top performer at state with both a singles victory and a doubles win with Trey Boatright.
- Following a win over Jenkins, Wildcat baseball shines after winning 11 of their last 12 games. Nearly the entire lineup is on fire in one the most successful seasons in RHHS baseball history.
- At state, the RHHS girls tennis team finished with a number seven spot in Region-3AAA after a loss to Lagrange. The boys continue on in the state competition with a win over Harris County. Among the top singles performers were Caroline Benjamin, Michael Zhu, Jason Trankle and Huy Phan. In doubles, the top teams were Kyle Guither/Nic Balas, Chris and Lee Noonburg and Zhu and Ethan Laine.
More to come.