Boys Soccer Wins Third Consecutive CSRA Championship

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Contact: Kerry Minster

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LAKE OCONEE ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS HAVE SUCCESSFUL SPRING SEASON

Boys Soccer Wins Third Consecutive CSRA Championship

Greensboro, Ga. (April 9, 2018) – The spring sports season has come and gone for the Middle School programs at Lake Oconee Academy (LOA), but not without some excellent results. LOA’s middle school student-athletes and coaches have produced teams that are both exciting to watch and very competitive within the CSRA Athletic League.

The MS Baseball Titans, led by Coaches Paul Schofield and Tim Stephens, finished the season with an 8-2 record in the league. They came up short in the league semi-finals to a very strong team from Washington County.

The MS Lady Titan soccer team, led by coaches Kris Stevens and Crishandra Perkins, improved throughout the season and earned a spot in the League Championship finals. The team ultimately finished as the league runner-up to Jefferson County.

The MS Titan boys soccer team, led by coaches Evan Minster and Kevin Urrutia, finished the season with a record of 5-3 in the league. After earning a spot in the league championship game, the boys team pulled off a hat trick by winning its third consecutive CSRA League Championship 2-1 over Jefferson County.

 

“It was very exciting to win the championship three years in a row,” said eighth grader Kyle Beasley. “Several strong players moved up to varsity this year so it was great to see the team work together and continue to play with confidence.”

 

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Photo #1: The LOA Middle School boys soccer team wins the 2018 CSRA Championship for the third year in a row. Pictured left to right (front row) Leo Perez, Zach Stephens, Max Jackson, (back row) Coach Kevin Urrutia, Jarod Batson, Tyler Urrutia, Ryan McClendon, Fernando Patino, Tanner Larkin, Jay Beeker, Gavin Minster, Kyle Beasley, Jackson Millwood, Joshua Wilson, Lucas Minton, Kurtis Tran, Coach Evan Minster, Trace Wood.

 

Photo #2: Eighth graders Kyle Beasley (left) and Gavin Minster (right), team captains for the championship game, celebrate with the trophy following the game.

LAKE OCONEE ACADEMY SENIOR KJ HARRIS SIGNS FIRST ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP IN SCHOOL HISTORY

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LAKE OCONEE ACADEMY SENIOR KJ HARRIS SIGNS FIRST ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP IN SCHOOL HISTORY
Harris Earns Basketball Scholarship at Brewton-Parker College

Greensboro, Ga. (April 17, 2018)– Lake Oconee Academy senior Ka’Jarius “KJ” Harris becomes the first student-athlete in LOA history to sign an athletics scholarship. Harris will attend Brewton-Parker College in the fall on a basketball scholarship. Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball Head Coach Gavin Chapman visited the LOA campus on Friday, April 13, 2018, for Harris’s official signing.

KJ started attending LOA his freshman year in high school and was a member of the initial JV boys basketball team in the 2014-15 school year.

“KJ is determined, and he wanted to play basketball in college so he went after it with everything he had,” said LOA Athletic Director Chris Ingle. “KJ is always a pleasure to spend time with; he speaks from his heart and has been a bridge builder in our community. This is just the beginning for him and we will be here to support him from here on out.”

“KJ was a leader, the engine, so to speak, laying the foundation for the LOA basketball program going forward,” said LOA Boys Basketball Head Coach Michael Brooker. “Playing at the next level is a very exciting opportunity, and we are extremely excited to watch him grow and extend his playing career beyond LOA.”

The signing ceremony was attended by KJ’s varsity basketball teammates, his parents Freda and Jarrod Harris, LOA teachers, and friends. Speakers included teammates John Fowler, Hunter Lovelaceand Ashton Evans who spoke about their friendship and admiration for KJ as a player and a person, and KJ’s father Jarrod.

Photo: KJ Harris signs the first athletic scholarship in school history alongside his new coach, Brewton-Parker College Men’s basketball Head Coach Gavin Chapman

 

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