Griffin High is hosting the 14-team meet which includes not only Griffin High but also Spalding High, Lamar County, Jackson, Twiggs County, Douglas County, Carver-Atlanta, Northgate, Southwest DeKalb, Westside-Macon, Locust Grove, Hillgrove and Stockbridge.
It is the season-opening match for Spalding High, while it’s the second for Griffin, which has already participated in a meet at East Coweta in Sharpsburg two weeks ago.
The Ross Invitational, named after legendary Griffin High track and field coach Erwin Ross, started in 2006. It was held at GHS every year until 2011 when it switched to Barnesville. Ironically it was rained out in 2011, but resumed last year with the sixth annual invitational.
SHS BASEBALL: The Spalding High baseball team has two more upcoming fundraisers.
The first is the Applebee’s Pancake breakfast from 8-9 a.m., and from 9-10 a.m., March 2. Tickets are $7 and they can be bought from any Jag players. The players will also be there serving breakfast.
The second is the team’s annual Golf Tournament on March 9th at the Griffin City Course. Cost is $200 per team. Start time is 9 a.m.
Anyone interested in buying tickets for either or both events they can contact Jags head coach Mickey Moody, booster club president Ted Harris or any Jags baseball player.
SHS SPRING BASKETBALL: Calling all county hoops legends! Do you want to lace up your sneakers and see who’s the best?
If that’s your goal, then join the upcoming Spalding High Spring Basketball Men’s League for men ages 21 and up. The registration for the league is through Tuesday, March 12.
Cost is $350 per team. The games will be played at the Spalding High gym on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., starting March 20.
Admission for the public will be $1 per person. For more info, contact coach Chad Hubbard at ChadHubbard357@gmail.com and coach Kemo Spear at email@example.com.
MOTHERS DAY GOLF TOURNEY: The inaugural Mother’s Day Golf Outing, sponsored by The Caring House, is 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 10 at the Griffin City Golf Course. Fee for the four-man Fort Lauderdale is $50 per person which includes green fees, cart and range balls.
Prizes will be awarded for top score, longest drive and closest to the pin. You can also win a new car with a hole-in-one on a designated hole.
For more info, call John Devlin (770) 467-0910 or (770) 820-2540.