Varsity Lady Raiders Dominate Madison County


Juniors Addie Harris, starting shortstop, and Madelyn Oliver, starting second baseman, celebrate in the North Georgia softball dugout after a motivating speech from Coach Henderson. “Playing at North Georgia is a great experience,” says Harris after the game, “especially for the girls who are motivated to play collegiate softball.”

Ashton Bruce, Staff Writer

Last night at 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 7, the North Forsyth Varsity Lady Raiders play at the North Georgia campus’ softball field, facing the Madison County Lady Red Raiders in a non-region game. After a three-game losing streak, the NFHS Lady Raiders were eager to make their school proud and won the game 10-0.

Five of the ten points the Lady Raiders earned were in the top of the seventh inning. Freshman Mallorie Black batted leadoff and gained momentum for the team’s offense with four total hits throughout the game, and Payton Martin, junior, played a wicked third base with a diving play on a bunt that played a pivotal part in the inning. Sophomore pitcher Mackenzie Marvin pitched the first five innings, only giving up three hits, and Ashton Bruce, junior, finished it off in the last two innings with two total strikeouts.

The North Forsyth Lady Raiders compete again at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Central Forsyth High School against their rival, the Lady Bulldogs.