Wes is starting his 16thyear as “The Voice of the Vikings”. Wes joined the Vikings
as the football play-by-play man in 2002, the same year that brought Coach McPherson
to Lowndes High School. Wes played high school football in Wilmington North Carolina
for the New Hanover High “Wildcats,” ironically their cross town rivals were the
John T. Hoggard “Vikings”. Wes has spent many years officiating baseball, softball,
basketball and football all on the high school level and baseball at the college
level. Wes moved to Lowndes County in 1997. Wes also spent 12 seasons as part of
the Valdosta State Blazers Radio Football Broadcast Team. During the 2007 football
season Wes became the only broadcaster in Georgia to announce a College National
Championship AND a High School State Championship game on the SAME day! That day
was Dec. 15, 2007 as Valdosta State won the Division II National Championship in
Florence, AL. and the Lowndes High Vikings won their 5th State Championship at Martin
Stadium! Wes was able to call the entire game in Florence, AL then boarded a private
plane and arrived in Valdosta in time to call the first play of the game of the Lowndes
State Championship game later that same evening. In addition to Lowndes and Valdosta
State University sports, Wes began broadcasting professional football in 2011 with
the semi-pro team Georgia Firebirds. Keep up with Wes at www.thevikingvoice.com.
This is Bill’s 13th year as the “color” commentator for the Viking Football Radio
Broadcast Team. In 2007 Bill and Wes formed “The Viking Voice” to do radio broadcasts
of the Viking Basketball and Baseball teams. Bill is a 1981 Graduate of Tift County
High School where he played football for the late Gene Brodie, ran track, and was
on the swim team early in high school. A resident of Lowndes County since 1993, he
is currently employed as a Branch Manager for Ameris Bank in Valdosta. A long time
supporter of Viking Football, Bill started assisting the Public Address Announcer
in the press box during home games in 2002 when daughter, Cassie was a Viking Cheer
Leader. Cassie is a graduate of Valdosta Technical College and now is married and
works in the Optometry field. Bill has also served as the PA announcer for the JV
and 9th grade Viking Football games. In 2009 while broadcasting Lowndes Baseball
Bill began serving as the "webmaster" for the official Lowndes High Baseball web
site, www.lowndesbaseball.net. In 2012 Bill added www.lowndessoccer.com to the Lowndes
list of sports web sites. Bill is married to his high school sweetheart Cindy, an
Academic Coach at Hahira Middle School who also is the tennis coach at Hahira Middle
School. Son Chip was the starting Long-Snapper for the Vikings football team in 2006
& 2007 having won 3 state Championships in his 4 years as a Lowndes Viking. Chip
is married and working in Valdosta. Bill has another daughter, Michaela who is now
a senior at Lowndes High and plays tuba with the Georgia Bridgemen. Bill and Cindy
are also proud grandparents of a 10 year old grandson, Camden and newborn Baker.
Keep up with Bill at www.thevikingvoice.com.
Marty joined The Viking Voice during the 2008 Viking Football Season as a side-line
"analyst" and is a co-host of the Lowndes High Coaches Show each week on Tuesday
nights during the football season. Marty is from Valdosta and a 1996 graduate of
Lowndes High where he lettered in both football and baseball. Marty graduated from
Valdosta State University in 2000 with a degree in business management and is now
employed in the insurance field with Georgia Farm Bureau. Marty is named after the
late A. B. (Sonny) Martin who gave Marty's mother, former Lowndes High principal,
Ann Rodgers her first job teaching in Lowndes County. Marty will continue as side-line
reporter in 2014 as well as assist with the Tuesday night Lowndes High Coaches Show.
Marty also assists as football PA for Lowndes Middle School. Marty is married to
the former Nikki Mitchell, a 2005 Lowndes High graduate and 2004 Lowndes High Cheerleading
Captain. Marty and Nikki are proud parents of two boys. Follow Marty at www.thevikingvoice.com.
Steve began as the Viking football PA announcer in 2005. In 2008 Steve added Lowndes
Baseball PA announcer to his resume as well. For the past 5 years Steve has been
working with The Viking Voice doing Basketball play-by-play streamed online at www.thevikingvoice.com
during the varsity basketball season. In Steve's "real" life he is a commercial lender
for Southeastern Federal Credit Union in Valdosta. Steve is married to Lowndes Middle
School teacher, Melanie Sainz. Steve has 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Follow
Steve at www.thevikingvoice.com.
Taylor begins his 8thyear with The Viking Voice as a game day spotter. His responsibilities
include providing current offensive drive information during the games, tackles,
updated scores from around the area, as well as assisting with the correct player
recognition on each play. Taylor also adds additional commentary during the game
broadcasts as well as a co-host on the Tuesday night coaches show throughout the
football season. Taylor has also served as the PA for Lowndes Basketball. During
the 2015 season Taylor did play by play for the first video stream of Lowndes Football.
Taylor is originally from Marietta, GA and a 2005 graduate of Valdosta State University.
Taylor is employed as a commercial loan officer at Commercial Banking Co. He is married
to the former Kirby Ingram a 2003 Lowndes High graduate. Taylor and Kirby have two
sons, Tatan and Rollins. Follow Taylor at www.thevikingvoice.com
Chuck begins his 6th year with thevikingvoice as a spotter. Chuck also assists with
basketball and the weekly coaches show. In 2016 Chuck began working on the baseball
broadcasts as color. Chuck is originally from Snellville, GA where he played football
at South Gwinnett High School. Chuck moved to Valdosta and attended Valdosta State
College and was member of Delta Chi Fraternity. Chuck comes from a football family.
His father, Bubba Lawrence was a 4-year starter at UGA (1958-1961) and a member of
“Wally’s Boys”. He later went on to coach football and later into administration.
Chuck is self employed in landscape management in Valdosta.
Taylor begins his 56h year with thevikingvoice as a spotter and handles the computer
input for LIVE In Game Stats. Taylor is a 2011 graduate of Lowndes high School where
he lettered in Baseball. Taylor graduated Valdosta State university in December of
2015 and is working in education.
Joe has been the Pressbox Manager for Lowndes football a number of years. He is also
a long time math teacher at Lowndes High. During the 2015-16 basketball season Joe
began working with Steve Sainz on Lowndes Basketball live streaming on www.thevikingvoice.com.
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