The Richmond Hill Middle School Lady Cats softball team won their season opener Tuesday August 28 with a 5-0 shutout over Langston Chapel Middle School at Mill Creek Park in Statesboro. The game was called in the top of the fifth inning due to lightning from an approaching thunderstorm.
Starting pitcher Lauren Simerly was dominant in the contest, pitching a no-hitter. All 12 outs Simerly recorded were via strikeout. Only two Langston Chapel batters reached base, both by walks in the fourth inning.
The Lady Cats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, added one in the third, and capped the scoring with two runs in the fourth inning on RBI singles by first baseman Trisha Jennings and right fielder Sophia Lorimer.
RHHS Homerun Club
The Wildcat baseball booster club is having a car wash fundraiser on Sept. 8 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the new Royal Oak Car Wash. The club will also be holding a bake sale and selling cold drinks on the Royal Oaks premises at the same time. The club supports the spring, summer and fall RHHS baseball teams and is looking for new members as well.
For further details, call club president Jeff Crow at 756-8132 or club treasurer Donna Wilson at 756-4459.
The RHHS cheerleader booster club will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8-10:30 a.m. at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. Tickets are $5 and proceeds will benefit the program. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage and choice of beverage and to-go breakfasts will be available. Also, it was just announced that the cheerleaders will be hosting the Second Annual Coastal Cheer Classic competition on Sept. 15 at RHHS.
The event will include 14 schools from around the state. Admission is $5. For more info or to purchase tickets for either event, call 727-3172.
The Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team (GCAT), a Richmond Hill aquatics program designed by former Olympic Bronze Medalist Bill Forrester, begins its short course season with an upcoming meet in Daytona, FL.
GCAT practices at the Richmond Hill Swim Academy starting Tuesday, Sept. 4. GCAT welcomes Chris Cooper to the coaching staff this season. Chris will be developing the program in Richmond Hill for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.
To register for swim lessons call 756-7280. For more information about GCAT, call Forrester at 352-0792.
The Richmond Hill Recreation Association is currently holding sign-ups for its fall season. Sports available include baseball, softball, tennis, football, soccer and cheerleading. For further details, visit www.rhrasports.com or call 756-4075.
Hendrix Park Youth Recreation Association is now registering for soccer. Sign-ups are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the new baseball complex. Registration Fee is $45. Deadline for registration is Sept. 7.
Get word of your sporting events in our online calendar at www.bryancountynews.net.