Veterans Soccer, Baseball enjoying Spring Success

9:26 PM, May 13, 2013   |    comments
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     Veterans High School has two teams to cheer on in the spring postseason.

     The Lady Warhawks soccer program punched their ticket to the final four, while the baseball team is closing in on the semi finals. Led by first year head coach Whitney Wallis, the girls are in the final four for the first time in the schools 4-year existence. Wallis adds, "I think we just have to come out and play the best game that we can play. They are a hard competitive team and we're looking for opportunity for a second shot playing them. So as long we come out and play our A game, I think we'll be ok."

    The Lady Warhawks are dominated by 13 sophomores who are pushing the drive on the pitch. Tuesday night the Hawks face Columbus, a team they lost to earlier this season 4-3 in overtime.

    From the girls on the pitch to the boys of summer, the baseball team hasn't lost a game since mid March.
     Coach David Coffey's team is peaking at the right time.
He credits the leadership of 12 seniors for a lot of the success this season. Coffey stresses the team is only 6 wins away from winning a state championship, the closest the Warhawks have ever been to finishing number one on the diamond.

"After the first 6 games, we were 3-3 and I kinda looked at myself and the coaches and said, "guys what do we need to do?", says Coffey. "I think every team needs a wake up call and fortunately for us, came May 15th. So let's hope we can keep on keeping on for the next 2-3 weeks and see what happens."

    The ladies game has moved to the Panther Pit and will start at 7pm Tuesday.
    The baseball team hosts Troup County at Veterans starting at 4pm for game 1.

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