Winter Break Sports Coverage – What Happened?

Between the days of Feb. 14 and Feb. 18 students were not required to attend school due to a scheduled break. Although Winter break halted classes, McIntosh sports were still as active as ever.

Baseball, boys and girls soccer and lacrosse were among the sports that competed over the break.

For sports seasons in the past, it was difficult to get information related to the games. This was due to the lack of coverage on social media. The final scores of the games were always uploaded to the McIntosh athletics website, but there is a lot of other pertinent information related to the game that was not covered. That has changed. With the use of Twitter, sports updates have become much more frequent and detailed. For many people who could not attend sports events over the break, Twitter was their source for McIntosh sports information.


On Feb. 16 the chiefs baseball team took to the diamond against Fayette County.

“First in and out of the season… time to open the Varsity season with the two oldest programs in Fayette County… McIntosh vs Fayette County… let’s roll boys!” @MHSChiefsEvents retweeted Tyler Routon, a coach at McIntosh.

The Chiefs were able to take an early lead scoring all ten of their points within the first three innings. @MHSChiefsEvents tweeted, “The Chiefs take down the Tigers in their home opener, 10-6!!”

On Feb. 18 the McIntosh baseball team traveled to Lake Point to compete in a PBR tournament for Georgia high schools. Their first game was to be against Kennesaw Mountain. The following day on Feb. 19, McIntosh had two games scheduled against a #10 ranked Coffee County followed by a game against Social Circle.

“The Chiefs drop a tough one tonight to a good Kennesaw Mountain team. Great pitchers duel. Owen Thomas goes 4 and 2/3s, 1 hit and 8ks. Someone sign this kid! Solid teams at Lake Point! Back at it tomorrow vs #10 Coffee Co at 12:30,” @MHSChiefs retweeted Mcintosh Baseball.

Despite being ranked #10 the McIntosh boys were able to compete and beat Coffee County after a back and forth battle the whole game. The final score was 7-5.

“Chiefs go 2-1 at Lake Point. Game 2 win over Social Circle 12-2. Trey King, Joe Glozier and Sean Bailey all go 3-4 in game 2. Glazier and Bailey both leave the yard… John Peters gets the W on the bump with 4 IP [innings pitched]. Back at it Tues @PikecoB,” retweeted @MHSChiefsEvents by McIntosh Baseball.

Boys Lacrosse

The boys varsity lacrosse team had some tough competition over the break. They played Dunwoody and North Paulding high school. The game against Dunwoody on Fed. 16 ended in a 16-3 loss for the Chiefs. McIntosh played North Paulding on Feb. 18 and also lost 20-1.

Boys Soccer

During the break, the boys varsity soccer team took the field twice. Once against Greenbrier and again against Northside. Both games ended in a Chiefs victory. 2-1 against Greenbrier on Feb. 17 and 7-0 against Northside on Feb. 18.

Girls Soccer

On Feb. 16 the girls varsity soccer team faced off against Woodward Academy. “The Lady Chiefs were victorious tonight over Woodward, 1-0 in 2 overtimes,” tweeted @MHSChiefsEvents.

On Feb. 18 the @MHSChiefsEvents tweeted, “Varsity [soccer] teams travel to Columbus tonight! 1st Region Game of the season! Go Lady Chiefs! Go Chiefs!”

The Lady Chiefs came out on top against Northside with a 3-0 final score.