Union Grove's Jake Maples, left, stands with swing coach Frank Gasaway. Maples, along with Gasaway's daughter, was named to a GHSA region al all-star team. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

SOUTHERN CRESCENT NOTEBOOK: A Union Grove pair of golfers nabbed high honors from the GHSA

Union Grove's Jake Maples, left, stands with swing coach Frank Gasaway. Maples, along with Gasaway's daughter, was named to a GHSA region al all-star team. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Union Grove’s Jake Maples, left, stands with swing coach Frank Gasaway. Maples, along with Gasaway’s daughter, was named to a GHSA region al all-star team. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Union Grove's Hannah Gasaway signed a letter of intent to play golf at Dalton State College next year. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

Union Grove’s Hannah Gasaway signed a letter of intent to play golf at Dalton State College next year. (PHOTO: Jason Mussell)

McIntosh senior Aaron Brewer is a part of the nationally ranked Chiefs' soccer team. (PHOTO: CD Photography)

McIntosh senior Aaron Brewer is a part of the nationally ranked Chiefs’ soccer team. (PHOTO: CD Photography)

 

 

Southern Crescent teams and individual athletes are making noise on state wide and national levels, starting with the boys (and girls) of spring sports.

A pair of Union Grove golfers — and childhood best friends — have been named to the Georgia High School Association’s Southern Region All Star Team. Both Maples and Gasaway are senior standouts on the Wolverine’s golf team, and both will be cementing plans to play in college, with Gasaway signing to Dalton State College in Dalton, GA, and Maples inking a letter of intent to Central Alabama on Friday.

Check thecrescentbuzz.com on Friday for a feature story chronicling Maples’ unlikely journey to obtaining a golf scholarship.

SOCCER STARS

Of the eight Georgia high school boys soccer teams found in the most recent USA Today National Top 25 poll, two are from right here in the four-county Southern Crescent area.

The McIntosh Chiefs (14-1), which tallied its 500th program win earlier this season, is ranked No. 6 in the latest poll. That pushes coach Bunky Colvin’s squad up six spots from No. 12 in the last poll. The Chiefs play at Dutchtown Tuesday night before finishing its regular season with matches at Starr’s Mill and Eagle’s Landing and home against Forest Park and Clarkson.

In addition, McIntosh’s Fayette County rival Whitewater (13-1) is checking in at No. 11, up from No. 13. The Wildcats will finish its regular season home stretch with home matchups with LaGrange, Troup County, Marist and Douglas County.

Only one of those teams currently sport a winning record, so it’s not out of the question that Whitewater could run the table on the rest of the season.

Here you’ll find the entire USA TODAY Boys poll.

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