November 17, 2017

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/15/14)

(Franklin) — As we are winding down our respective seasons, I am excited in the directions that our various athletic programs are going. There are many times when people look at wins and losses as how success is measured.

When coaching middle school, we take pride in the amount of games won, however, we are also trying to instill a work ethic that will help them when they move on to the high school.

At HCMS, we challenge all our athletes to not only be great athletes who work hard on the field but to be great students and ambassadors in the school and classroom. We want to be champions not only on the field of competition but also in the classroom.

In only our second year of cross-country our team was able to not only run but compete with some of the best schools in our area that have been running cross-country for years. That in itself is a statement about our cross-country team and coach.

In the conference finals on Wednesday Lily Langley had a 4th place finished while Tori Caldwell places 7th in the girls division. Donta Dunson finished 5th in the boys division. As a team our girls finished in 5th place while the boys finished 6th. Congratulations on a great job this season!

Pictured above are the medal winners for last week's cross-country conference finals: Tori Caldwell (7th), Donta Dunson (5th), and Lily Langley (4th)

Pictured above are the medal winners for last week’s cross-country conference finals: Tori Caldwell (7th), Donta Dunson (5th), and Lily Langley (4th)

Our softball season also concluded this past week with our Lady Braves losing a hard-fought battle to Mount Zion 3-1 in our division semifinal game.

Our ladies won five games this season and wound up finishing third in the WSGMAC small school division. These ladies worked hard all year and bounced back from a very disappointing 2013 season. They competed and played hard in every game and represented our school well. Good job Lady Braves and coaching staff.

Our Braves hosted a tough Haralson County Rebels football team on Thursday. This game was a see-saw battle with the teams swapping the lead in the fourth quarter before we were finally able to pull out a 44-42 win in overtime.

The middle school football playoffs begin this week, when the Villa Rica Wildcats come back to town Thursday for a showdown with our Braves. The kickoff is set for 5:30. We need each of you to come out and support our Braves as they look to repeat as division champions.

Basketball and wrestling will begin soon; information will be given out within the next two weeks. If your child is planning on participating in a winter sport, they will need sports physical and insurance information on file.

“Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points.” ― Knute Rockne

Upcoming Events at HCMS

Thursday Oct. 16- Football Semi-final Playoff @ home versus Villa Rica (5:30 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

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