Tyler Garner is a 6’4″ 235lb third and first baseman for the Pickens Dragons and with Game On Baseball (Travel Team) out of Columbus, GA. Tyler has been playing baseball since he was four years old. He started playing travel ball at the age of nine with Coach Fitzgerald. He is in his final year at Pickens and has signed with the University of West Georgia. Garner had a great 2014 season with a .359 batting avg. with 78 at-bats. He finished the 2014 season with 11 runs and two home runs on 28 hits with a .538 slugging, .390 on-base and a .966 fielding percentages. He is the son of John and Debbie Garner. Garners’ first year travel ball coach Bradley Fitzgerald, Asst. Principal Harold Culbreth and Coach Chris Parker was also in attendance.
The University of West Georgia was a no-brainer for Tyler. He said it was close to home, but not to close and he loved both the atmosphere of the campus and his new coaches. Tyler will be playing third base and is hoping to get some pitching in while at school. I asked Tyler about his four years at Pickens and how it made him a better player. He said “My sophomore year i was playing on varsity and their were several players better than me and it sparked me to try harder and work harder.”
Tyler will be attending the University of West Georgia next fall where he will be majoring in Sports Management. He hopes to be playing at the next level after school, but either way, he will coach baseball one day.
Fetchyournews and TeamFYNSports would like to congratulate Tyler and his family on this tremendous achievement. We look forward to hearing about all the great things your sure to do.
The Dragons Super Star Swag Player of the Week goes to #25 Dillin Eilers. Dillin lead the Dragons defense with 16 tackles. 9 tackles were solo and 7 assists.
Great job Dillin on your efforts against Gilmer last week and congratulations on being named Super Star Swag Player of the Week.
This week’s Swag Player of the Week goes to Dragons sophomore running back #7 Kelton Gilbert. He had 69 yards on 5 carries and 1 touchdown, his first varsity touch down.
TeamFYNSports would like to Congratulate Keaton on both his first varsity touchdown and Player of the Week.
The week 7 Player of the Week goes to Dillon Gasaway. The Dragons Senior ran 147 yards on 12 carries and 3 touchdowns. Gasaway averaged 12.3 yards per carry.
TeamFYNSports Congratulates Dillon on his performance, earning him this weeks Super Star Swag POTW.
The 2015 Pickens Volleyball Dragonettes were honored in a recent match at home for Senior Night. These five girls have played all four years together and was an emotional send off for them. Pictured left to right; Coach Petty, #24 Keaton Odom, #12 Hannah Shinafelt, #10 Hannah Wise, #4 Savannah Laney and #2 Kayla Harris.
This weeks Star is #12 Marcus Byrd. Byrd threw 5-10 for 38 yds and 2-tds in last weeks loss at NW Whitfield. He also managed to compile 120 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Congratulations Marcus on being named Week 5 FYN Player of the Week.
Region 7-AAA play got underway this past Friday and by the looks of it, it’s anyone’s to win.
Fannin Rebels(2-2,0-0) had the week off to get prepared for their upcoming region match-up with Banks County(3-2,0-1). Banks is coming off a loss to Franklin County(2-2,1-0) last week, 7-14. Banks was 8-14 passing for 83 yards. 36 carries for 175 yards and 8 catches for 83 yards. Franklin had no data posted.
East Hall(1-4,1-0)travelled to Lumpkin County(2-3,0-1) and made short work of the Indians, winning easily, 48-14. There were no available stats at present.
Dawson County(2-2,1-0) made a trip to defending Region 7-AAA champs, West Hall Spartans(2-3,0-1) and shut them out, 14-0. No available stats recorded
This Week’s Games Friday Oct. 2
Fannin at Banks
Dawson at East Hall
Lumpkin at Franklin
Region 7-AAA Stats as of 9/25/2015
(Some stats are not recorded by various teams)
Pickens High School Dragonettes head basketball coach Kevin Jacobs has officially retired from his position, a source informed FetchYourNews on Wednesday. (more…)
Pickens High School running back Shannon Brooks visited Georgia Tech on Friday and received a scholarship offer from the Yellow Jackets coaching staff. Brooks recently spoke with FYN and said that the only caveat to signing with Tech left for him to oversee is passing the ACT. (more…)
The Pickens Dragonettes and Dragons had disappointing developments in their games against River Ridge High School on Friday evening, as the Nettes lost 49-48 in the final seconds and the Dragons struggled through a thirty-four point defeat.