Prep Roundup: Walker walks off against NCC
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Gaines Lahue’s single drove in Kevin Bray with the winning run, capping a four-run seventh inning and Walker’s 10-9 win over North Cobb Christian on Thursday.

Bray had just driven in Cameron Bloebaum for the tying run with a triple.

North Cobb Christian (3-1, 0-1 Region 6A) had built a 3-0 lead through the top of the fourth, but Walker (1-3, 1-0) took the lead with four in its half of the fourth. The Eagles, however, posted six runs in the fifth to jump back out on top.

Austin Walker, Mitch Golden, Bloebaum, James Pittinger and Jake Depiero also had hits for Walker.

Zach Mudge (1-0) earned the win with two hitless innings of relief, only allowing a walk and a hit batsman.

Rabon Martin led went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for North Cobb Christian. Zach Cornell also had two RBIs, while Robert Gnann, Ryan Martin and Patrick Martin each had one RBI.

Walker will host Fellowship Christian today, while North Cobb Christian will host St. Francis.

Kennesaw Mountain 12, Berkmar 2 (5 inn.): Zack Goodman drove in four runs as the Mustangs run-ruled the visiting Patriots in a non-region game.

Goodman finished the game 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs scored. Tyler Stephenson was 2-for-2.

Chase Slone (1-0) gave up Berkmar’s two runs but still earned his first victory, scattering four hits and two walks over three innings. Zach Chandler completed the game, striking out two and allowing two hits.

Kennesaw Mountain will host Stephenson on Saturday in a non-region game.

Marietta 8, Lovett 0: Gabe Friece gave up three hits and struck out 12 to propel the Blue Devils to the home victory.

Bradley Piggee had two hits and a RBI for Marietta (2-1), which had eight hits. Trent Wildermuth was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Eric Henderson hit a triple on one of two hits and picked up a double.

Marietta will host Alpharetta today.

McEachern 11, Heritage-Catoosa 1: The Indians jumped on top early with four runs in the first inning, three in the second and one each in the third and fourth en route to the road win.

Maxwell Watkins doubled and tripled and had a RBI for McEachern (3-0), which totaled 10 hits. Trey Harris had two hits, as did Jared Walker, who had an RBI.

Sam Stephens doubled twice with three RBIs. Nick Walker singled home two RBIs.

Walker (1-0) struck out seven and gave up one hit in three innings.

McEachern will be at Brookwood on Saturday.

Norcross 5, Kell 4 (9 inn.): After rallying in the seventh and being matched in the eighth, the Longhorns ultimately lost the non-region road game.

Norcross won with a two-out RBI single in the ninth.

Kell (2-2) tied the game at 3-all in the seventh when Brady Smith’s single scored Jamari Moore, then took a 4-3 lead in the eighth when Moore, who had reached on a triple, scored on a passed ball after Norcross’ catcher mishandled a strikeout.

Norcross, however, tied it in the bottom of the eighth with an RBI double.

Rocky Brown led Kell, going

3-for-5 with a double and an RBI, while Adam Pedraza was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Moore and Bradley Taylor also had two hits apiece.

Kell will travel to east Cobb rival Walton for another non-region game today.

Cartersville 11, Lassiter 3: Cartersville erupted for five runs in the third and two more in the fifth as the Trojans suffered their first loss.

Matt McGuire had a RBI single in the fourth for Lassiter (2-1), while Caleb Kutsche doubled and scored a run.

Lassiter will host Harrison on Wednesday.

Dominion Christian 17, Covenant Christian 7 (6 inn.): The Knights scored 17 runs off eight hits in taking the run-rule home victory.

Riley Howard earned the win on the mound and had two hits along with two RBIs. Andrew Giles and Nick Car each collected two hits and three RBIs.

Dominion Christian will host Greater Gwinnett on Tuesday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Kennesaw Mountain 5, River Ridge 1:
The Lady Mustangs scored three unanswered goals in the second half and took the win at home.

Taylor Hartrampf netted a hat trick for Kennesaw Mountain (2-3). Olivia Guajardo added a goal and an assist, while Mooregan Elder also scored. Maddy Giroir had an assist.

Goalkeepers Taylor Parker and Meredith Bailey combined to make five saves for Kennesaw Mountain, which will host Lassiter today.

Pope 2, Forsyth Central 0: The Lady Greyhounds led 2-0 at halftime and cruised to the Region 7AAAAA road win.

Patricia Trancrti and Haley Johnson each scored a goal.

Goalkeeper Sam Piper didn’t face any shots for Pope (3-0, 1-0), which is at Walton on Saturday.

Holy Innocents’ 4, Whitefield Academy 1: Mary Kendrick’s goal off Gabby Boswell’s assist was the lone goal-scorer for the Lady Wolfpack against the No. 2 team of Class A.

Forward Anna Moore was pressed into goalkeeping duty after an early injury to starter Logan Pierce. Moore was constantly peppered by shots from Holy Innocents’ and finished with 20 saves.

Whitefield (1-2) will be off until it travels to North Cobb Christian for an Area 7A game March 14.

BOYS TENNIS

Walton 3, Woodstock 2:
Francis Yang battled for a 7-6 (3), 6-3 win at No. 2 singles, providing the Raiders with their clinching point in the Region 5AAAAAA match.

Walton (3-0, 1-0) swept the doubles points. Crews Enochs and Trevor Croyder won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 1, while Jonathan Le and Leib Sauermann won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2.

Walton will host Roswell on Tuesday for another region match.

Mount Paran Christian 4, Mount Pisgah Christian 1: Two singles wins and a doubles sweep sent the Eagles to the non-region victory.

Davis Nelson won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, with Sam Fulkerson following for a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 2.

Luke Van de Vate and Jake McDonald rallied for a grueling 5-7, 6-2, 13-11 win at No. 1 doubles, while Adam Rothrock and Brent Foster won 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2.

Mount Paran (2-2) will host North Cobb Christian for the completion of a match halted by darkness Feb. 21. North Cobb Christian held a 2-1 lead with No. 2 and No. 3 singles yet to be decided.

Whitefield Academy 5, St. Francis 0: In no one match did the Wolfpack allow more than three games.

Matthew Landry won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Stephen Bracher 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 and Bennett Shilling 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3.

The No. 1 doubles team of Justin Samples and David Lemasters, and the No. 2 team of Harris Reed and James Schultz each won 8-0 pro sets.

Walker 3, Pace Academy 2: Alan Norsworthy’s 6-4, 6-3 victory at No. 3 singles clinched the non-area road win for the Wolverines.

Derrick Brown won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Will Chocallo and Daniel Sosnovsky rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 triumph at No. 1 doubles.

The contest was tied at 2-all prior to Norsworthy’s win.

Walker (2-0) is at Wesleyan on Tuesday.

GIRLS TENNIS

Walton 5, Woodstock 0:
Only one match went into a third set as the Lady Raiders won in Region 5AAAAAA play.

Suzanne Zenoni lost her first set at No. 1 singles before rallying for a 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 win. Melissa Mashburn won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2, while Johanna Keeline won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3.

Katie Reily and Jessica Cramer won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, with Sophia Guldberg and Erica Bauer winning 6-3, 7-5 at No. 2.

Walton (3-0, 1-0) will return action Tuesday, traveling to Roswell for a chance at revenge. The Lady Raiders’ 158-match winning streak and run of eight state championships was ended by Roswell in last May’s state quarterfinal.

Kell 4, Sprayberry 1: No. 1 singles was the lone setback for the Lady Longhorns in the Region 7AAAAA match.

Abbie Grant won 6-1, 6-0 there for Sprayberry, but it was all Kell from that point on.

Brittany Ellexson battled for a 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 win at No. 2, while Shelby Nyberg won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 3.

Ansley Silva and Jada Robinson won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, while Meela Patel and Melody Jabbari won 6-4, 6-4 at No. 2.

Kell (2-2, 2-2) will face Woodland-Bartow and host Kennesaw Mountain today as part of the Mountain Invitational. Sprayberry (1-2, 0-2) will host Sequoyah on Tuesday.

Allatoona 5, Paulding County 0: The Lady Buccaneers didn’t give up a single point in taking the Region 5AAAAA victory.

Kennedy Craig won at No. 1 singles, while Katie Hulsey and Haley Proctor earned victories at No. 2 and No. 3 singles, respectively.

Sisters Allison and Melanie Whitley won at No. 1 doubles. Kat Pugh and Lauren Lees were victorious at No. 2.

Allatoona (2-0, 2-0) will host South Paulding on Tuesday.

Walker 4, Pace Academy 1: A doubles sweep led the Lady Wolverines to victory.

Amitha Muthiah and Audrey Cunningham swept to a 6-4, 6-3 win at No. 1, while Caroline Kunetz and Holly Harkins won 7-6 (3), 6-1 at No. 2.

Mia Pattillo won 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2 singles, as did Sarah Condon with a 7-5, 6-2 score at No. 3.

Walker (1-1) will travel to Wesleyan on Tuesday.

Whitefield Academy 5, St. Francis 0: The Lady Wolfpack didn’t drop a set in winning the Area 4A match.

Rachel Hicks won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1, Annie Sickling 7-6, 6-2 at No. 2 and Kerry Anna Lemasters 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3.

The doubles teams played to eight-point pro sets. Caroline Holliday and Megan Schwarzkopf won 8-1 at No. 1, with Caroline Langella and Colleen Cosey winning 8-0 at No. 2.

Mount Pisgah Christian 3, Mount Paran Christian 2: The Lady Eagles split their points between singles and doubles play and fell short in the non-region match.

Valentina Velasquez won won

3-6, 6-3, 10-2 at No. 3 singles, while Ashleigh Youra and Sarah Ann Roginsky won 7-5, 6-4 at No. 2

doubles.

Mount Paran (1-2) will travel to King’s Ridge Christian on Tuesday.

BOYS LACROSSE

Allatoona 15, Darlington 2:
The Buccaneers had three three-goal scorers in the Area 2A-AAAAA home game.

Ryan Tesler, Connor Carter and Dylan Lowenstein each had three goals, with the trio also accounting for a total of six assists.

Sean Siemen added two goals and three assists, and Gunnar Schafers finished with a goal and five assists.

Connor Hanson saved four shots for Allatoona (3-0, 2-0), which will travel to Riverwood on Tuesday.

Pope 16, Creekview 5: Cody Polifka netted five goals and an assist to help the Greyhounds earn their season-opening victory on the road.

Parker Lavelle had three goals for Pope (1-0, 1-0 Area 2A-AAAAA), while Jonny Sexton, Tyler Borko and Josh Wells each had two scores. Liam Lynch contributed two assists.

Joe Harmon and Sam Rose each finished with three saves.

Pope will be at Northview on Tuesday.

Westminster 11, Walton 4: The Raiders trailed 7-3 at halftime and went on to lose at Raider Valley.

Michael Gernatt contributed one goal and two assists for Walton

(2-1). Ryan Jones, Nick Sposito and Andrew Ashmore each had one score.

Jake Hornberger had 10 saves, while Rutger Colt stopped three shots in half a quarter in goal.

Walton will be at Harrison on Wednesday.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Lassiter 19, Woodstock 5:
Eleven players scored for the Lady Trojans in the Area 2AAAAAA game.

Lucy Mills led Lassiter (2-0, 1-0) with three goals and an assist, while Cydney Tutchton also had three goals. Bekah Danforth had two goals and two assists, with Annie Christian and Jill Rankin each adding two goals and an assist.

Alexa Daugherty also had two goals for Lassiter, which will travel to North Cobb for another area game Wednesday.

BOYS GOLF

Mount Paran Christian 163, North Cobb Christian 200:
Tyler Young and Davis Hall each shot 2-over 38s as Mount Paran won at Marietta Country Club.

Mack Alford (42) and John Busby (45) also scored for Mount Paran, which will face Kell on Tuesday at Eagle Watch Golf Club in Woodstock.

GIRLS GOLF

Mount Paran Christian 91, North Cobb Christian 120:
Holly Cannon’s 3-over 39 led Mount Paran past its Area 4A rival at Marietta Country Club.

McKenna Cua added a 52 for the Lady Eagles.

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