The 2015 Lady Rebels Softball banquet was held at the First Baptist Church Youth Community Building in Blue Ridge, GA. Fannin alumni and now University of North Georgia Nighthawks Softball members Alexis Collis and Candace German were in attendance with their 2015 Division II NCAA Softball National Championship Trophy. Coaches, family and friends were all in attendance as Coach Dyer and Coach Armstrong handed out the awards from the past season.
The 2015 Lady Rebel season has come and gone, but not before a great season. Coach Dyer started off the banquet awards with Asst. Director of Enrollment Services at the UNG Blue Ridge Campus, Lori Bramlett. Mrs. Bramlett recognized Alexis and Candace for there role in winning the 2015 NCAA National Championship. The two girls talked about getting ready for the night, keeping God first and surviving college life.
Coach Armstrong and Coach Dyer started off the 2015 Lady Rebels banquet by presenting awards to the JV Lady Rebels and finished with the varsity Lady Rebels and a special presentation to the eight seniors that will be leaving this year. Incase you missed the banquet, go here to watch it.
JV Rebel Award – Freshman Hannah Dickey
Coaches Award JV squad – Sophomore Brooklyn Bearden
7-AAA All-Region 1st Team – Ashley Rhodes and Allie Barfield
7-AAA All-Region 2nd Team – Kiersten Seagle and Haylee Bearden
The 2015 Scholar Athelete Award presented by Principal Eric Cioffi
Senior – Lacey Walden
Participation Awards – Sophomore Morgan Contardi and Freshman Amelia Sneed
First Year Letters
Freshman – Macy Galloway
Freshman – Aubree Pack
Freshman – Hannah Dickey
Freshman – Kyla Seabolt
Second Year Letters
Senior – Destiny Traylor
Sophomore – Brooklyn Bearden
Senior – Kakyra DeGrie
Third Year Letters
Senior – Lacy Walden
Senior – Haylee Bearden
Junior – Kaitlin Dickey
Senior – Whitney Campbell
Senior – Ashley Rhodes
Fourth Year Letters
Senior – Kiersten Seagle
Senior – Allie Barfield
Pitcher Award – Whitney Campbell
Most Improved– Ashley Rhodes
Defensive Award– Kiersten Seagle
Offensive Award– Allie Barfield
Lady Rebel award– Lacey Walden
Coach Dyer presented the Seniors with a plaque for there wall. He talked about how each of the eight senior ladies impacted both the team and him personally over the last four years.
Heather Collis was also recognized for all the years of hard work and dedication she has put into the program. She was presented a gift certificate for an evening out. Coach Dyer thanked her and the entire Softball Booster Club for the thankless and tireless job they have done throughout his five years at Fannin. He also said that of all his years coaching that this was the most active and hardest working Booster Club he has had the pleasure of working with.
The University of North Georgia Nighthawks softball team won the program’s first ever national championship with a 5-0 win over Dixie State to claim the NCAA Division II 2015 Softball National Championship. The team, featuring former Fannin Lady Rebels’ stars, Alexis Collis and Candace “Blitzkrieg” German, in addition to the national title, set a school record with 54 wins against eight losses. (more…)
The Fannin County Lady Rebels’ softball team celebrated its unprecedented run to the “Elite Eight” of the state tournament at the annual end of the year banquet. The “Elite Eight” appearance will be immortalized with a banner that will be displayed at the softball field.
Fannin County High School senior softball player, Alexis Collis, signed her letter of intent with The Illustrious Kennesaw State University, where she will become a member of the Hootie Hoo nation. Collis will be playing for head coach Scott Whitlock and the Fighting Owls beginning next school year. (more…)
Alexis Collis was selected to play in the 2011 Georgia Dugout Club All State Fastpitch Game which took place in Columbus, Georgia November 11-12, 2011. 64 players from across the state were chosen from a record number of nominations. (more…)
The Fannin County Lady Rebels softball team’s unprecedented success, which ended in a trip to the “Elite Eight in Columbus, produced six players that made the 8AA All Region Team. Infielder Alexis Collis and outfielder Candace “Blitzkrieg” German made first team. Pitcher Mercedes “Sadie” Golden, infielders Karly Thompson and Missy Dixon, and outfielder Natalie McLaughlin made the second team. Thompson and Dixon are the only two who will be back as everyone else is a graduating senior. (more…)
The Fannin Lady Rebels fast pitch softball team’s unprecedented run to the “Elite Eight” in Columbus Georgia came to an end. The Lady Rebels will “Remember the Titans” of Blessed Trinity, who used the bottom of the seventh inning to win the game 4-3 knocking Fannin out of the double elimination tournament. Fannin fell in the first game of the weekend 5-0 to the Pirates of Pike County. (more…)