Prep Roundup: Dominion rallies in first round
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Harrison Kristofak scored a team-high 21 points, leading Dominion Christian to a 57-41 win over Tiftarea Academy in the opening round of the GISA Class AAA state playoffs.

Kristofak also sank three 3-pointers to boost the Knights, who trailed by four after the first quarter and by three at halftime.

Tomae Theriot added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Dominion will return to the tournament at Macon’s Tattnall Square Academy on Saturday to face John Milledge in the quarterfinals.


Walton 13, Alpharetta 3 (5 inn.):
One day after throwing a no-hitter, the Raiders achieved another one of baseball’s rare feats by turning a game-ending triple play.

After diving to catch a fly ball, center fielder Stephen Wren threw to second baseman Luke Manzo to double-up the runner at second. Manzo then threw to catcher Aaron Rzucidlo, who got the runner out at home plate after he tagged up at third.

The Raiders (2-0) had 13 hits and scored at least two runs in every inning. Bradley Schwartz was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Wrenn was

2-for-3 with two RBIs. Wrenn (1-0) also allowed three runs — one earned — off seven hits in four innings.

Rzucidlo batted 2-for-4 with three RBIs, and Avery Roberts was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Walton will host St. Petersburg (Fla.) and Fayette County on Saturday.

Lassiter 11, Sprayberry 1 (5 inn.): Cornell Nixon was 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and three stolen bases as the Trojans picked up the season-opening win over their east Cobb rival.

Lassiter (1-0) had nine hits, while Sprayberry committed three errors. Tyler Elwer batted 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, while Matt McGuire was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Caleb Kutsche (1-0) gave up four hits and struck out three in nine innings to get the victory for Lassiter, which will travel to Westminister on Wednesday.

Spencer Beyers had an RBI single for Sprayberry (0-2), which will be at Roswell on Monday.

Mount Paran Christian 3, Blessed Trinity 2: The Eagles scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh to get the victory.

Ryan Murphy batted 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Landon Faulkner was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Isaac Phillips had a triple.

Andrew Maxwell (1-0) gave up one earned run and struck out six in five innings for Mount Paran (1-1), which will host Calvary Day on Saturday.

Kennesaw Mountain 3, North Atlanta 2 (8 inn.): Ryan McGrail’s double drove in Riley Gilliam with the winning run as the Mustangs took the non-region home game.

Kennesaw Mountain (2-0) rallied back after allowing two first-inning runs to North Atlanta, scoring once each in the first and third.

Tyler Stephenson also scored for the Mustangs on a passed ball, while he also drove in Reggie Pruitt, who had reached on a double.

Zack Goodman (1-0) pitched the eighth inning. Will Griffin got off to a good start, allowing no hits and a walk through three innings, before giving way to Addison Reed, who allowed North Atlanta’s lone hit of the game.

Together, the three pitchers recorded 10 strikeouts.

Kennesaw Mountain will host Stephenson today.

South Cobb 5, Dutchtown 3: The Eagles took advantage of Dutchtown’s struggles and improved to 2-0 on the young season.

South Cobb only had four hits, but Dutchtown committed five errors and allowed a handful of walks.

Jose Bustamonte had two RBIs, while Thomas Leffew had one.

Josh Sisson (1-0) struck out four, walked one and scattered five hits and two earned runs over five innings. Avery Williams finished the game for the save.

South Cobb will travel to Cherokee today.

Marietta splits two games: In a split doubleheader, the Blue Devils beat East Paulding 4-0, but lost 5-1 to Norcross later in the day.

Eric Henderson’s double with the bases loaded cleared the bases in the third inning of the East Paulding game, and he added a fourth RBI with a another double two innings later.

Gabe Friese pitched a complete game, striking out nine and allowing just one hit.

Henderson’s contributions continued against Norcross with a solo home run in the second inning. Travis Wildermuth was 2-for-3.

Marietta (1-1) will host Lovett on Wednesday.


Kennesaw Mountain 3, Sequoyah 0:
Three players scored as the Mustangs won the non-region home game.

Alejandro DelAngel, Hugo Martinez and Edgar Martinez accounted for the goals, with Felipe Silva assisting on Hugo Martinez’s.

Taylor Cotton’s two saves contributed to the shutout for Kennesaw Mountain (2-1), which will host Brookwood on Tuesday.


Whitefield Academy 8, Our Lady of Mercy 2:
The Lady Wolfpack opened the season with four goals in each half.

Caitlin Hesse had a role in five of the goals, scoring three and assisting on two others. Francis Hamilton had two goals, while Anna Moore, Mary Kendrick and Logan Pierce had one apiece. Pierce also had an assist.

Emma Wright saved five shots for Whitefield (1-0), which will host Mount Paran Christian on Tuesday.

Walker 3, Pinecrest Academy 2: The Lady Wolverines rallied with three second-half goals and won their season-opening game in Cumming.

Down 2-0 at the break, Izzy Haslam put Walker (1-0) on the board with a goal off an assist by Lauren Brock, then assisted Megan Turner’s tying goal.

With 8 minutes left, Haslam provided the winner when she scored unassisted, ricocheting a ball off the crossbar that trickled into the goal.

Honor Stoner saved five shots for Walker, which will host Galloway today.


North Cobb 4, Woodstock 1:
The Warriors captured points in all three singles flights, en route to the home win.

Jaryd Reese won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1, while both Rohman Mitchell and Richard Johnson battled back from down a set to get their victories. Mitchell won 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2, while Johnson earned a 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 triumph at No. 3.

The No. 2 doubles team of Hunter VanEssendelft and Bradford Lahman won 6-4, 7-6 (4).

North Cobb (2-0) will be off until it hosts Kennesaw Mountain on March 5.

Walton 3, Lambert 1: Liam Villante and Raymond Zahang won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles to clinch the victory.

Cameron Mistr won in straight sets at No. 1 singles, while Crews Enochs and Trevor Coyder earned a 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 1 doubles.

Walton will host Region 5AAAAAA rival Milton on Tuesday.


Harrison 3, Lassiter 2:
The Lady Hoyas had the edge in singles play, winning two of the three points.

Wendy Jhang won 6-3, 4-6, 10-7 at No. 2, with Meredith Frost winning 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3. The No. 1 doubles team of Taylor Lambertson and Jaclyn Black won 6-1, 6-4.

Alexis Morris gave Lassiter a singles point with her 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 1. The No. 1 doubles team of Kayla Olsen and Veronica Ulicny rallied to win 3-6, 6-0, 10-8.

Harrison (1-2-1) will travel to Mount Paran Christian on Monday.

Walton 5, Lambert 0: The Lady Raiders only gave up nine points in earning the sweep at home.

Suzanne Zenoni blanked her opponent at No. 1 singles, as did the No. 2 doubles team of Jessica Cramer and Sophia Guldberg. Melissa Mashburn won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, while Erica Bauer had a 6-2, 6-3 victory at No. 3.

Johanna Keeline and Katie Riley won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles.

Walton will be at Milton on Tuesday to begin Region 5AAAAAA play.


Walton 12, Alpharetta 8:
The Lady Raiders opened the season with a non-area win at Raider Valley.

Erin McBride led Walton (1-0) with four goals and an assist, while Carlie White had three goals and two assists. Hannah Ashmore also had three goals, with Maddie Weiss and Sydney Baker each contributing one.

Emily James made 12 saves for Walton, which will host Mill Creek on Monday.

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