Two of the top players in the Catoosa and Walker County area were honored by MaxPreps this past week with spots on their All-American teams.
Gordon Lee High School sports
As the 2018 Northwest Georgia High School Anglers Association's Anglers of the Year, Gordon Lee's Colby Chapman and Will Smith already knew what it took to finish high on the leaderboard when it came to local tournaments.
As a freshman, Gracie O’Neal turned in one of the best all-around school years that any athlete in Walker County has enjoyed in a good long while.
Caleb Hopkins was already in the midst of a fine senior season for the Gordon Lee Trojans when senior catcher Dylan Minghini, the 2017 Walker County Baseball Player of the Year, went out with a knee injury just about a month into the season.
Youth golf in Walker County has exploded in recent years and the boys’ programs at LaFayette and Gordon Lee High Schools have been right on the forefront.
The past three seasons have seen a resurgence in the girls’ golf program at Gordon Lee High School with a fifth-place showing in Class 2A in 2016, a tie for the Class 1A public school state championship last year and a runner-up finish this past May.
After a second-place finish at the Class 1A Public School state cross country meet back in the fall, Gordon Lee junior Jasper Wilson appeared to be primed for a big spring on the Trojans’ track team.
Gordon Lee’s Tucker Windham and Macall Miller joined some of the top prep golfers in the state for the Georgia North-South All-Star matches on Wednesday and Thursday at the Sunset Country Club in Moultrie.
2015 Gordon Lee High School graduate Conard Broom just completed his third season at Mercer University in Macon by being named a third team All-American by Baseball America.
It was a banner year for high school baseball in the Catoosa/Walker County area and that success was recognized by Georgia Dugout Preview Magazine, who put a total of 22 players from the two-county area on their recent All-State Teams.
A strong start to the school calendar year and a strong end to it helped Gordon Lee High School finish second overall in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association's Directors' Cup standings for Class 1A.