Barnhill no-hits Cherokee with 13 strikeouts
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Pope ace Kelly Barnhill added to her highlight-reel season, no-hitting Cherokee for an 8-0 win in a five-inning game Thursday.

Barnhill (6-2) recorded 13 of the 15 outs via strikeouts. She allowed one walk and hit a batter, while a third batter reached base on a dropped third strike.

Samantha Crabtree batted 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, while Lauren Palace was 2-for-2 with two runs and Caelyn Dougherty 2-for-3 with a run. Hannah Rogers also had an RBI.

Megan Metzinger doubled to give herself 99 career hits, placing her third in Pope history behind Laura Beall (140) and Jenna Reilly (130).

Pope (8-4, 3-0) will be off until Wednesday, when it hosts Sprayberry.

Mount Paran Christian 11, Fellowship Christian 1 (5 inn.): The Lady Eagles scored in each inning of the mercy-rule game, capping it off with five runs in the fifth.

Kassie Spain and Courtney McKenzie each went 3-for-4, with Spain driving in four runs and McKenzie two. Lexi Bates was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Emily Harrell struck out 10.

Mount Paran (4-4, 2-3) will host Christian Heritage on Thursday.

South Cobb 13, Walton 5 (6 inn.): Dezirae Rhodes was 4-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the Lady Eagles to a non-region victory.

South Cobb trailed 5-2 heading to the bottom of the third before the Lady Eagles scored three in their half of the inning and then added two in the fourth, three in the fifth and three in the sixth.

Terilyn Harris was 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Asia Moore went 2-for-5 with a triple, Kierra Dudley was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Kalynn Hicks finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

South Cobb (10-1) will host Stephenson on Tuesday.

Hillgrove 4, Kennesaw Mountain 2: Abby Evans pitched a complete game and drove in two to lead the Lady Hawks to a Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Evans scattered six hits, allowed one earned run and struck out eight.

Ambria Derry was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Taylor DeCelles was 2-for-4 and Savannah Stewart added two hits.

Hillgrove (10-2) will host McEachern on Tuesday.

Allatoona 7, East Paulding 3 (8 inn.): Allatoona rallied from a 3-0 first-inning deficit and won in extra innings on the road to remain undefeated in Region 5AAAAA action.

The Lady Buccaneers (8-5, 6-0), who had 15 hits, scored once in the second and twice in the third to tie. They sent six batters to the plate in a four-run eighth, where four hits and two errors contributed to the runs.

Hailey Reagor batted 3-for-5 with two RBIs, while Morgan Kazerooni was 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Darby Pinkard batted 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Casey Lewis was 4-for-5.

Makenzie Colwart (6-4) allowed three runs — one earned — on seven hits, struck out eight and walked five in a complete game victory. She was also 2-for-3 from the plate with an RBI.

Allatoona will play at Alexander on Tuesday.

VOLLEYBALL

Harrison sweeps tri-match:
The Lady Hoyas had little trouble beating East Coweta (25-20, 25-17) and Woodstock (25-9, 25-6).

Katie Doering and Caroline Ostman each finished with 20 kills on the night, with Kaylee Morris totaling 51 assists.

Jocelyn Mahayag and Kodi Smith each had 14 digs, with Ostman adding 13 and Maddie Bright eight. Doering had three blocks.

Harrison (16-0) will travel to Marietta on Saturday for the Cobb County Invitational.

North Cobb sweeps: The Lady Warriors rolled over Riverwood (25-9, 25-8) and Lovett (25-21, 25-21) to a tri-match sweep.

Savanna Gonzales had 16 kills with three blocks, Jenna Woodruff had 11 kills and Lizzie Daniel added 10. Christina Matacotta finished with 19 digs, Abby Miller had seven aces and Taylor Parrish added 44 assists.

The Lady Warriors

(8-5) will return to the court Saturday in the Cobb County Invitational at Marietta.

Allatoona collects sweep: Allatoona picked up non-area victories over Cedartown (25-1, 25-8) and host Cartersville (25-22, 25-15).

Mikayla Morris had 17 aces and 33 assists, while Jenna Usry had 16 kills. Jaslynn Gwyn totaled three blocks and Katie Cory finished with 12 digs.

Allatoona will compete in the Cobb County Invitational on Saturday at Marietta.

Mount Paran 3, Whitewater 0: The Lady Eagles swept past the Class AAAA team, winning 25-15, 25-15, 25-19.

Abby Darling narrowly missed a double-double, finishing with nine kills, 11 digs and four aces. Jillian Tucker helped fuel the offense with 26 assists, to go with her seven digs.

Defensively, Asher Ward’s 23 digs and Sara Armstrong’s 14 led the way.

Mount Paran (14-5) will now prepare for the Cobb County Invitational, set for Saturday at Marietta.
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