The FPCA Highlander Varsity Baseball and Boys Soccer teams are headed to the GISA Class A State final. It is the first time in the baseball program’s history that the team has made it to the final, the Highlander soccer team’s last appearance in the state final was in 2014.
The Highlander baseball team played Flint River in the state semifinal on Friday, May 3. In the best of three series, the Highlanders won the first two games, 5-2, and 15-3. Steven Young, Cameron Nunn, and Caleb Harmon pitched in the games. The team will face Thomas Jefferson in Louisville, Georgia on May 10th. In a previous result against Thomas Jefferson, the Landers split the games. Highlander baseball is coached by Chris Nunn and assisted by Robert Greene. Players are Steven Young, Trey Mormon, Cameron Nunn, Jerryan Richard, Dustin Greene, Josh Nunn, Kyle Duncan, James Osteen, Javier Martinez, Jacob Diven, Caleb Harmon, Cameron Eason, and Logan Dore.
FPCA soccer played against Gatewood in the final four. Defeating Gatewood 4-1, goals were scored by Alfred Martin (3) and Donny Phillips. Assists were credited to Mark Alan McGarry, Caleb Sarpong, and Phillips. They will face Monsignor Donovan in the final on May 11th at Mercer in Macon. Game time is at 1:30 PM. FPCA Soccer is coached by Tom Sukaratana and assisted by Thomas Sarles. Players are Kendrick Sarles, Caleb Sarpong, Alex Pagan, Mark Alan McGarry, Donny Phillips, Alfred Martin, Ashton Harris, DJ Christensen, Timothy Christensen, Jordan Stewart, Dylan Church, Damian Dorleus, Daeshon Carmon, and Ayden Franz.
Head of School, Lauren Hale, is proud of the two teams. She stated “Both of these teams set a goal in the beginning of the season to make it to the state final. I am incredibly proud that they accomplished this goal. They worked hard and deserve this opportunity”.
FPCA Journalism students Bianca Duncan, Taneiha Bowman, and Aida Ni contributed to this article.