Southeast High School Raiders

October 23, 2013

Marist denies Southeast Whitfield in second round of state volleyball

Like last year, Southeast Whitfield High School’s volleyball team returned from a trip Tuesday to Marist School with its season over.

The Lady Raiders lost in three sets, 25-12, 25-7, 25-13, to the Lady War Eagles in the second round of the Class 4A state tournament. Almost a year ago, Southeast played and lost to the eventual state champions, Sandy Creek, at Marist’s gym in the state semifinals.

Southeast coach Bethany Kenemer said simulation in practice wasn’t enough to prepare for the talented and experienced Lady War Eagles’ roster.

“They were digging up balls that would normally be kills,” Kenemer said. “They were running sets and plays that we had never seen before.”

Angie Purkey had nine assists and nine digs for Southeast (30-13). Wendy Perez and Serena Ramsey each had five kills, and Gaby Gonzalez added three. Yasmeen Paloblanco had 12 digs, and Melisa Fraire had nine digs.

Marist (30-12) has won nine state championships, according to the school’s website, and owns six state titles since the Georgia High School Association began recognizing volleyball as a sport in 1994. The Lady War Eagles’ last championship came in 2006, but they advanced to the semifinals last season.

“In the third game, even though it was 25-13, we really battled in that game,” Kenemer said. “There were some phenomenal rallies — pass, set and hit. It was back and forth. There was some great volleyball.”

For the fifth consecutive season, the Lady Raiders reached the second round of the state postseason bracket. Last year’s run to the semifinals was the only of those five seasons with Southeast advancing past the second round.

“Honestly, I am super proud of the way they played tonight,” Kenemer added. “There is no shame in losing to a team like Marist. We had two freshmen and two sophomores who didn’t have a whole lot of playing time on varsity. For them to play a team like Marist is only a good thing.”

Text Only
Southeast High School Raiders
  • DHS at SE soccer 7 mlh.jpg Prep Roundup: Unbeaten streak rolls on for Cats

    Replicating the start of last year’s Class 4A state title match, Dalton High School’s boys soccer team needed just four minutes to score its first goal at Southeast Whitfield on Friday.
    The Catamounts scored five more — and again defended their crown of dominance in the sport.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Baseball Roundup: Raiders out of hunt for the playoffs

    Needing a win to keep Southeast Whitfield High School’s baseball season meaningful, Raiders coach Brad Lofton turned to a pair of senior pitchers on Friday at Heritage-Catoosa.
    The seniors didn’t disappoint, but it was the offense and the defense that couldn’t come through.

    April 12, 2014

  • Heritage at sE baseball 1 mlh.jpg Fight’s not over yet

    Southeast Whitfield High School baseball coach Brad Lofton felt like his team gave away the opening contest of a three-game Sub-region 7B-4A series on Wednesday at Heritage-Catoosa.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: Bruins power past Cats for key victory at home

    TUNNEL HILL — Similar to Wednesday’s Sub-region 7B-4A baseball series opener at Dalton High School, Northwest Whitfield fell behind early Thursday versus the Catamounts.

    April 11, 2014

  • Prep Roundup: Dalton golf teams in form at Fields Ferry

    Even in wet and muddy conditions, both the Dalton High School boys and girls golf teams are sharpening their games at the right time.
    With the Region 7-4A tournament scheduled in two weeks, both the Catamounts and the Lady Cats finished second during play at the Fields Ferry Invitational in Calhoun on Monday. Despite the soggy conditions, Dalton’s Jacob Brown tied for medalist honors with a 2-over par 74 to lead the Cats to a 313 combined score in the six-play, four-score format. Dalton finished three strokes behind tournament winner LaFayette.

    April 8, 2014

  • Wrestler of the year 2014 2 mlh.jpg All-Area Wrestling Team and Wrestler of the Year: Winning another title was the only goal for Wheeler

    When Dalton High School wrestler Sidney Wheeler won a state title for the first time two years ago as a sophomore, he admitted he became a little complacent about what it would take to replicate the feat — perhaps not noticeably so to most observers, but enough to take success for granted. Wheeler believed it a matter of course that he would win state again, and he thought the second title would simply be the middle child in a high school three-peat.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep Roundup: SE offense hot again, rolls 16-0

    Southeast Whitfield’s baseball team is back to scoring a lot of runs and winning consecutive games.

    March 27, 2014

  • Prep soccer: Morris boys earn Class 2A ranking

    It’s nothing new for a local high school boys soccer team to be among those in the state rankings.
    It is new for that team to be Morris Innovative.

    March 18, 2014

  • cchs tennis1.jpg Hungry for much more

    VARNELL — Coahulla Creek High School’s tennis teams aren’t letting much keep them from playing — and winning — this season.
    On Monday, they picked up their opponent before picking up another pair of victories.

    March 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Prep roundup: SE offense keeps foot on throttle

    As long as Southeast Whitfield High School’s baseball team continues to hit the ball and score runs the way it has so far this season, it really won’t matter what the defense does.
    Coach Brad Lofton still likes how the Raiders’ fielding is improving.

    March 11, 2014