WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 AT 6:00.
Hey HoCo Bears
Thursday, May 21st – Thursday, May 28th
We know that with all of the studying for finals, you’ll need a break. So come on over for some great food, great company and great music anytime during your week and you will get 50% off second entrée with coupon and school ID
10% of every buck you spend will come straight back to HoCo Soccer Booster Club!
**Houston County High School**
Buy one entrée at regular price and get a second entrée half-off
Half-off entrée of lesser or equal value
You can use this coupon or your school i.d.
However, one must be shown to get discount. Family can also use the coupon!
Valid only 5/21 – 5/28, 2009
Bears season done in heartbreaker
By MATTHEW BROWN
Journal Sports Writer
Sometimes, a wide-open net is too wide open. With 15 seconds to play, and nobody from Pebblebrook High close to guarding the goal, Houston County High was still unable to find to correct angle to at least force overtime Wednesday in the GHSA Class AAAAA boys soccer playoffs.
The Falcons from Cobb County came out the victors 2-1 in this second-round contest, with Houston’s only goal coming only 30 seconds before the heartbreaking conclusion. It was at the 48-second mark of the second half when senior Dallas Hall headed home an Erick Douglas
This was the only source of good luck for the home Bears in a four minute span where nothing Houston County could do with the soccer ball seemed good enough to build a winning
total. Hall, for one, took a shot from 19 yards away saved at 3:30 to go. In the next minute, Douglas missed wide and Brandon Davey missed wide on a header. When Hall made the score 2-1, Houston County took the kickoff and attacked Pebblebrook’s speedy and crowding defense. On the left side of the penalty box, the Falcon goalkeeper played the ball close to the line. That left his goal open, but he was able to take his trip home to Mableton knowing he got away with something. Most of the match was a test of Pebblebrook’s speed against Houston County’s height and strong kicking skills. Caleb Graves was one Bear who spent the whole game trying to set up offense or take matters into his own feet. He hit a ball high of the goal two minutes into play, and the Bears had their first corner attempt saved four minutes in.
Pebblebrook’s middle attacker sped after a lead pass over the middle, ran it into the box and took a bouncing shot that found its way in at 34:27. To protect the 1-0 lead, Pebblebrook saved a high header from Hall just two minutes after scoring. It was about 11 minutes later when the Falcon keeper had to catch Hall’s header in the air off a corner kick. The Bears got that corner as Graves tried to angle the ball in from a Hunter Heck pass.
Vince Stewart, Jason Webster and Davey broke up one of Pebblebrook’s few remaining attacks in the box of the first half. The visitors got a corner kick with six minutes to go, but Graves and Ethan Kiriat were there to run the ball back to the opposite end. Hall took one more shot on goal at 1:25 as Graves passed it inside, but the ball went high. Houston had the ball possession it wanted, but so many crossing passes were too hard allowing Pebblebrook to position itself on defense.
Graves bulled his way towards that Falcon goal early in the second half forcing other than the keeper to deflect his scoring attempt. With Graves, Douglas and Patrick Braxton working together, again the Falcons needed a non-goalie save, and the half wasn’t even four minutes old.
Two more missed opportunities later and Pebblebrook struck again. This time the visitors put two passes together in the box and scored off the left post at 29:48. It wasn’t even a minute later that Douglas took a corner, and Hall’s header resulted in a great Pebblebrook save. And, not even a minute later, Kyle Coldfelter of Houston saved a ball the Falcons kicked for a left angle. He also made a nice leaping catch of a corner kick with less than six minutes to play.
Hall had one other header go wide off a Ryan Barrick loft pass (under 20 to go). Richmond Brou missed wide amid lots of action in the Falcon box, and a connection between Barrick and Braxton was saved.
Bears Claw into Play-Offs
Posted By: Evan Pinsonnault
Buffalo's Restaurant benefits HoCoSoccer
SPIRIT NIGHT to benefit
Warner Robins - The region standings had been finalized, and state tournament seedings were set, but that didn’t mean the soccer teams from Houston County and Warner Robins had nothing at stake.
Daly played a role again when his cross from the right side gave Clodfelter trouble. When the ball rolled out of the keeper’s hands, Warner Robins forward Kyler Richmond was on the doorstep to plow it back toward goal.
VIEW SLIDE SHOW HERE NEW!!! More Pics HERE
AWESOME NIGHT! Thank you to all that made it successful. We appreciate all the donations and help we received for the tailgate. The players and parents really appreciated it! Good Luck to all the seniors. We are proud of you! Thanks to our soloist, Lexi Mangus, for singing the National Anthem and the SSA ladies for bring tradition to the field by singing the Alma Mater. Also, thank you so much to Robin and Faith for their behind the scenes help in making this night possible. In addition....
Thanks to Robin for making the senior posters! What a great keepsake!
Thanks to Faith for announcing and all her help with the Senior Bios!
Thanks to the Bar B Q BOYS... the food was delicious!
Thanks to Judah for being persistent!
It was truly a night to remember....
Congratulations to HoCo Men’s Varsity players
Kyle Clodfelter and Matt Besemer
Kyle and Matt have been recruited by the Atlanta-based Mid-City Lions Futbol Club and will be traveling to England this summer to compete in the Arsenal Futbol Festival. Kyle and Matt are both selling raffle tickets to help finance their trip. First prize is a 7-night trip-for-two to Hawaii and second prize is a 7-night trip-for-two to London.
If you’d like to buy a ticket, please email Kyle’s mom (Vicki Clodfelter) or Matt’s mom (Karen Besemer) or see them at any HoCo Varsity game.Tickets are $10 each. Thanks in advance for your help!
AC Milan vs. Club America Practice Event
Tell us where you are sitting for the AC Milan game. CLICK HERE
Expressing disagreement with officiating calls is normal in all sports to some degree. When crowd comments are directed personally toward the officials and/or they include vulgar or profane language, those comments have become inappropriate. Additionally, similar comments directed toward players and coaches of the opposing team are equally inappropriate.
Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC) announce the 37 GHSA-member high schools that will receive the 2008 GEMC Cooperative Spirit Sportsmanship Award honoring exemplary sportsmanship demonstrated during the 2007-08 school year. Read the full story here.
+ We have several home games this week. If your child is not playing at that time and you can help at the concession stand, please contact Faith Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We provide concessions for both the girls and boys teams. Thanks to all who have volunteered and to Faith for all her hard work!
+ Programs are in and are available to purchase for $1 at the concession stand.
+ If anyone has taken pictures from the past and/or future games and would like to share, please put as an Attachment and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can put on website.
Pictures from East Coweta game
Click HERE to link to the photographer's home page. There are about 300 pictures from the game.
Georgia Soccer License Plates
Colquitt drops two to Houston County
Minutes from the HOCO BOYS Soccer Parent Meeting Tuesday, January 27, 2009
-Coach Burch introduced himself and gave an overview of his expectations for the 2009 season.
-3 unexcused absences and off the team. If sick or other reasons not going to make practice, e-mail Coach Burch to let him know. ***Coach’s e-mail is…..email@example.com
-Players will have the chance to do tutoring during the practice if needed. He will be checking grades…Let him know if you have concerns..
-Ads for the soccer program Thursday, January 5. We only have about half of the revenue that we need to purchase our teams sweats and tees that Coach Burch had planned on.
Each player is responsible for raising $200. You may do that several ways…
2-Buy season tickets -$45 …each is worth $55 if you purchased gate admission separately for each Varsity Gameand will go towards the $200 amount…Coach is selling these now until the first game…send in check
3-Fundraising…he will let you know how much you need to sell to get to the $200 owed
4-Purchase an ad for the program for your son… you may use the full $200 or break it up and utilize the above ways to meet the $200
5-Donate the $200
-Pictures, both team and individual will be Friday, February 6
-Need Board of Ed employees only to work the gate sales for the 9th grade games….Check the schedule on line and let us know if/when can help
-Need volunteers to work concessions for all home games, (9th grade, jv, and varsity) as well.
click here to volunteer for concessions
-There will be no practice during spring break, but there will be practice the later part of the February break as well as games…check the schedule
Register your e-mail so you can be sent info during the season.
Thanks to everyone for volunteering to help make this season another success and to The Bradley’s for all their dedication to HOCO Soccer.
If you have any questions, Faith Terry and Maria Heck will be Co-Booster Parents for the 2009 season.
Their contact info is:
Maria Heck Faith Terry