Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Blue Ridge Golf Makes Playoffs for Second Time in 35 Years

By: Breanna Post and Kaylyn Lewis/Co-Sports Editors

The Blue Ridge Golf team has made playoffs for Second Time in 35 Years. They finished with a record of 7-6-1

Blue Ridge golf had an away match against Lakeland on September 19th. Senior Tyler Hillard, and juniors Andrew Scott and Preston Perry all had match wins leading the team to a 5-4 win. Better ball wins came from Hillard-Barbour, and Scott-Perry supplying the 2 required points to win. 

Raiders played a home match on September 20th against Montrose, winning 6-3. Points came from Kyle Spoor, Tyler Hillard, James Barbour, and Joe Curtis, with better ball wins from Spoor-Curtis and Hillard-Barbour. 

Golf faced Forest City on September 23rd with a win of 7-2. Match wins were won by Scott, Hillard, Perry, Spoor, and Barbour, while better ball wins were scored by Scott-Spoor and Hillard-Barbour. Hillard led the team in wins for yet another season finishing out with a regular-season record of 11-3, one win away from his record last season of 12-2.

Varsity golf has won against Mountain View, Elk Lake, Mid Valley, Old Forge, and Montrose; winning against every school in the county. Raiders claim the first winning season in 35 years.

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Top: Tyler Hillard, Bottom: James Barbour. Pictures Courtesy of: Donnie Hillard

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Breanna Post
Breanna Post is a first-year journalism student, taking on her junior year of high school. She is an active member of National Honor Society, and plays varsity volleyball and softball. She plans to go to college and have a career as a forensic pathologist, studying hard in her classes to get her there.

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