Prep Roundup: Devils shut out, sweep Mustangs
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Marietta completed a sweep of Kennesaw Mountain, winning on the Mustangs’ field 5-0 on Thursday.

Eric Henderson and Marcus Mitchell each had two RBIs, with Robert Harris driving in one. Jordan Mathis was 3-for-3 on the day, with Mitchell 2-for-4.

Gabe Friese went the distance for Marietta (10-3, 5-1), striking out 10.

The Blue Devils will travel to South Cobb on Monday, while Kennesaw Mountain (6-6, 2-4) will be at Hillgrove.

Walton 6, Woodstock 3: Trailing 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning, the Raiders mounted a comeback to earn a Region 5AAAAAA victory.

Luke Manzo and Chase Burks singled to begin the frame, and Stephen Wrenn doubled to score both and tie the game. Wrenn later scored on a single from Logan Barrett to give Walton the lead.

Ben Milley came in on the mound for the save, recording two strikeouts. Wrenn pitched five innings as the starter, with two unearned runs, three walks and five strikeouts. Daniel Parker earned the win.

Walton (10-4, 1-1) will host Etowah on Monday.

Weber 9, Dominion Christian 4: The Knights gave up nine unearned runs in the first inning in the GISA Region 1AAA loss.

In the opening inning, two errors and two bases-loaded situations hurt Dominion. Those errors included a dropped fly ball and a routine groundball to second that was thrown away.

Riley Howard went 2-for-4 from the plate, while pitching three innings with no earned runs. Bryant Anburn pitched three innings with four strikeouts.

Dominion (6-3) will play Arlington Christian on Monday.


North Cobb Christian 1, Walker 0 (PK):
Neither team scored in regulation, nor in overtime of the Area 7A game.

In penalty kicks, Walker missed its first kick, eventually falling 4-3.

Walker (1-7, 1-1) will play at Mount Paran Christian on Tuesday in another area game.


Pope 8, Sprayberry 0:
Jessie Sexton had a role in all but one of the Lady Greyhounds’ goals in the Region 7AAAAA home game.

Sexton scored five goals and assisted on two others.

Alexa Moore added a goal and an assist, while Taylor Menieve and Alex Grace also scored. Haley Johnston had two assists.

Sam Piper and Blair Shortland combined to record the shutout for Pope (5-4-1, 4-1), which will host Cambridge on Tuesday.

Walker 3, North Cobb Christian 0: The Lady Wolverines won an Area 7A matchup thanks to two goals from Elizabeth Ouellette and one by Izzy Haslem.

Lauren Brock recorded five saves for Walker (3-5, 2-1), which will play at Mount Paran Christian on Tuesday.


Walton 11, Wheeler 3:
The Raiders took a 7-0 halftime lead and eased to the Area 2AAAAAA win.

Nine players scored for Walton (5-3, 1-1), led by Michael Gernatt’s three goals and two assists.

Kip Jones added two goals and five assists, Nick Sposito had two goals, and Ryan Jones and Josh Burstein each had a goal and an assist. Josh Peretz, Jack Whittaker, Dylan Boast and Justin Peterman had single goals.

Jake Hornberger manned the net for Walton, which will travel to Pope on Saturday for the annual AJO4LAX invitational.

Hillgrove 9, Sprayberry 7: The Hawks led 6-1 at halftime and cruised to the non-area win at home.

Stephen Jordan had three goals, while Stephen Galloway had two goals and one assist. Four other players each scored one goal.

Jamie Bain played in net for the Hawks.

Roswell 9, Allatoona 8: The Buccaneers put together an impressive comeback against the Hornets.

Allatoona trailed 5-2 at the half and 8-4 after three quarters, but managed four goals in the fourth, tying the game with 5 minutes to go. But at the 2-minute mark Roswell reclaimed the lead and the win.

Dylan Lowenstein led the Buccaneers with four goals and two assists, followed by Connor Carter’s two goals. Connor Hanson recorded six saves.

Allatoona (7-1) will host Starr’s Mill on Saturday.


Kell 22, Allatoona 0:
With the Swift sisters leading the way, the Lady Longhorns won the Area 2A-AAAAA game handily.

Emily Swift scored a game-high four goals, while Haley Swift added three goals and seven assists.

Izzie Palermo and Clarissa Rutherford also had three goals apiece, while Leslie Ferguson scored two. Katie Kunberger had a goal and three assists, with Jessica Armstrong adding a goal and two assists. Julianna Santrock scored her first career goal.

Madison Gropp recorded the shutout in the net for Kell (6-2, 4-0) which will hsot Darlington for another area game Tuesday.

Pope 18, River Ridge 9: Maddie Defank led the Greyhounds with five goals.

Jenn Lyons and Caitlin McLaney followed with four scores apiece as Pope jumped to a 12-2 lead at the half.

Shelby Sands had six saves for Pope (3-5), which will play at Hillgrove today.

Lassiter 18, Etowah 6: The Lady Trojans kept their undefeated streak alive with a win over the Lady Eagles.

Sydney Tutchton scored seven goals to lead all scorers, followed by Johnna Fusco, who scored three goals on top of four assists. Lucy Mills and Alexa Daugherty had two goals apiece.

Lauren Westhead recorded five saves for Lassiter (7-0, 4-0 Area 2AAAAAA), which will host Roswell on Tuesday.

Centennial 10, Harrison 9: The Lady Hoyas put up a fight but fell short in the final seconds when they couldn’t put a final possession in the net.

Harrison trailed 6-2 at the half before mounting the comeback.

Merrick Laughridge led the team with four goals, while Taylor Sutton added two goals and two assists. Gabby Grizzle scored two goals, and Alexis Gray had nine saves.

Harrison (5-6) will play at Tri-Cities on Tuesday.


North Cobb 5, Marietta 0:
The Warriors remained undefeated in Region 4AAAAAA with the home win on senior night.

Senior Jaryd Reese won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, as did Andre Canino and Richard Johnson at Nos. 2 and 3.

Senior Bradford Lahmann teamed with his brother, Preston, for a 6-2, 7-6 (5) triumph at No. 1 doubles. Seniors Raggi Svansson and Jacob Hightower won 6-4, 7-6 (2) at No. 2.

North Cobb will be at South Cobb on Thursday.

McEachern 4, Villa Rica 1: The Indians stepped out of Region 4AAAAAA play and won on the road.

The teams employed 8-point pro sets to finish before darkness set in.

Ched Chichester and Lynden Charles won in singles play, allowing six points between them.

Joseph Holtzclaw and Robert Brown allowed four points in their doubles match, while Brett Taylor and Josh Remelle recorded a shutout.

McEachern (2-3) will host Hillgrove today in a region match.

Whitefield Academy 3, Mount Pisgah Christian 2: Needing a super-tiebreaker, Matthew Landry won at No. 1 singles to clinch the Wolfpack’s Area 4A victory.

Landry rallied for a 6-7, 6-2, 10-5 win. Justin Samples cruised to a singles point at No. 3, while the No. 1 doubles team of Bennett Shilling and Stephen Bracher won an 8-point pro set.

Walker 3, Wesleyan 2: Derek Brown (6-0, 6-2) and Austin Newsome (6-2, 6-1) won in singles play for the Wolverines.

Will Chochallo and Daniel Sosnovsky won in doubles (6-2, 6-1) for Walker (9-1), which will host Holy Innocents’ on Monday.

Allatoona 4, Woodland-Bartow 1: Keenan Shaw (6-1, 6-0) and Zack Gibson (6-1, 6-1) won in the singles for the Buccaneers.

In the doubles, Mitchell Allen and Justin Cumbie won (6-1, 6-1), as did Harrison Zempel and Austin Spiers (6-2, 6-4).

Allatoona (7-0, 4-0 Region 5AAAAA) will host Etowah on Monday.


Walton 4, Roswell 1:
The Raiders finished their regular season undefeated and with a dose of revenge.

Roswell beat Walton in last year’s state playoffs, ending the Lady Raiders’ 158-match winning streak and run of eight straight state titles.

Suzanne Zenoni won a hard-fought match in singles play (7-5, 7-5), while Johanna Keeline followed with a decisive 6-0, 6-0 win.

In the doubles, Katie Riley and Jessica Cramer won 6-1, 7-6, while Sophia Guldberg and Erica Bauer finished with a 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 win.

Walton (9-0, 7-0 Region 5AAAAAA) will play in the Buckhead Rotary tournament today. They will play in the region tournament, starting Tuesday.

Hillgrove 5, South Cobb 0: Every flight except No. 3 singles won 6-0, 6-0 as the Lady Hawks won the Region 4AAAAAA match at home.

Sarah Simm won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3 singles for Hillgrove (8-3, 5-0). Chioma Okonkwo and Emily Deubel at Nos. 1 and 2 singles, as well as No. 1 doubles team Elise Joyce and Hannah Creech and No. 2 Scarlet Fernandez and Taylor Cranford didn’t lose a game.

Hillgrove will travel to Harrison on Tuesday.

McEachern 3, Villa Rica 2: The No. 2 doubles team of Kaela Hubert and Jenae Royals clinched the first win of the season for the Lady Indians following an 8-2 pro-set victory.

Christian Wade won 8-1 at No. 1 singles for McEachern (1-4), while Charlysia Davis and Raina Wright captured an 8-4 victory at No. 1 doubles.

McEachern will be at Marietta on Monday.

Harrison 5, Campbell 0: Alexis Morris won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 1 singles for the Lady Hoyas.

Meredith Frost and Callie Rittweger didn’t lose a game at Nos. 2 and 3 singles. Taylor Lambertson and Jaclyn Black swept at No. 1 doubles, as did No. 2 duo Autumn Weakley and Wendy Jhang.

Harrison (6-6-1, 3-1 Region 4AAAAAA) will host Hillgrove on Tuesday.

Kennesaw Mountain 5, Pebblebrook 0: Chika Okonkwo won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Samantha Maddin swept at No. 2 singles. Margaret Stocks won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3.

Both doubles teams, Abby Seabaugh and Ivy Evatt at No. 1 and Katie Manoe and Mallie McNeel, swept at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, respectively.

Kennesaw Mountain will be at Campbell on Tuesday.

Allatoona 5, Woodland-Bartow 0: The Lady Buccaneers swept the Wildcats to remain a perfect 6-0 in Region 5AAAAA.

Kennedy Craig (6-2, 6-1), Alliston Whitley (6-0, 6-0) and Katie Holsey (6-0, 6-1) won in singles. Kat Pugh and Lauren Lees (6-4, 6-4) and Melanie Whitley and Kristi Cooper (6-0, 6-2) in doubles.

Allatoona (10-1) will host North Paulding on Tuesday.

Whitefield Academy 3, Mount Pisgah Christian 2: Two singles wins helped the Lady Wolfpack to the Area 4A victory.

Rachel Hicks won 6-3, 6-3 at No. 1, while Kerry Anna Lemasters won 6-3, 6-2 at No. 3.

The No. 1 doubles team of Caroline Holliday and Megan Schwarzkopf won 8-3 in a pro set.

Riverwood 3, Pope 2: Taylor Reed won 6-0, 6-0 in singles, but the Lady Greyhounds lost the Region 7AAAAA match.

Lauren Husney and Katie Story won in doubles (6-4, 6-1) for Pope (6-7, 3-3), which will host Osborne today.


Walton 152, Sequoyah 180:
Andrew Yowell claimed medalist honors for the Raiders who won the nine-hole, par-36 dueal at Indian Hills Country Club.

John Yi carded 37, while Michael Sheahan had 39 and Matt Flynn 41.

Walton will play in Kell’s 18-hole Bentwater Invitational on Saturday.

Kennesaw Mountain 165, Hillgrove 174: The Mustangs were led by a 4-under 33 by Jonathan Keppler.

Stewart Lawrence, Marshall Cua and Zach Wilson each shot 44 for Kennesaw Mountain, which will play in the Bentwater Invitational on Saturday.

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