Prep Roundup: North Cobb sweeps day
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North Cobb controlled its annual play date Saturday, going a perfect 4-for-4.

North Cobb (9-3) bested Sandy Creek (26-24, 25-10), Starr’s Mill (25-13, 25-23), North Gwinnett (24-26, 25-16, 15-11) and Norcross (25-19, 27-25).

Savannah Gonzales totaled 10 aces and 20 kills, Christina Matacotta had 21 digs and nine aces, while Kaitlyn Woodruff chipped in 19 kills and 6½ blocks for North Cobb (9-3). Abby Miller and Madi Dukes collected 19 and 16 kills, respectively. Taylor Parrish logged 81 assists and Tate Pember recorded 45 digs.

Lassiter wins four: The Lady Trojans won four of their five matches in a play date at Northview.

Lassiter defeated Mount Paran Christian (25-23, 25-18), Peachtree Ridge (25-22, 25-12), Northview (25-13, 22-25, 25-21) and Parkview (25-15, 20-25, 25-15).

The Lady Trojans' lone loss came to St. Pius X (25-23, 25-20).

Libby Bochniak led the effort with 56 kills, 32 digs and eight aces. Sam Link finished with 86 assists, Annie Chandler had 38 digs with 11 kills and Caylee Yanes finished with 40 digs.

Mount Paran has mixed results: The Lady Eagles won three of five matches at Northview’s play date, with every match came against opponents from higher classifications.

Mount Paran (8-3) beat Peachtree Ridge (25-16, 25-13), Northview (25-14, 23-25, 27-25) and Parkview (25-20, 23-25, 25-23). It lost to Lassiter (25-23, 25-18) and St. Pius X (25-12, 25-15).

All but St. Pius, a Class AAA program, are Class AAAAAA opponents.

Melissa Morris contributed offensively and defensively, totaling 28 kills, 33 digs and seven aces. Asher Ward added 71 digs, while Sydney Murphy and Alex Koniecvny split the setting duties with 45 and 41 assists, respectively.


Harrison takes two:
The Lady Hoyas won two home games as part of the Buccaneer Bash.

Harrison found success in a 12-3 win over Mount Pisgah Christian and a 9-0 five-inning blanking of Roswell.

Harrison scored three runs each in the first, third, fourth and seventh innings against Mount Pisgah and totaled 13 hits.

Sierra Maddox was 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. Rachel Farris batted 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Abby Broome had a three-run double in the fourth.

Brooke Taylor (3-0) gave up three runs on 10 hits and struck out nine for the Lady Hoyas’ victory.

Harrison’s victory over Roswell was much quicker, with the Lady Hoyas sending 12 batters to the plate in a seven-run second. Harrison collected six hits, two doubles and two triples in the frame.

Maddox was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs, Farris was 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs and Mikenzie Vaughn had a double with two RBIs.

Bridgette Rainey (4-1) picked up the victory for Harrison. She struck out all six batters she faced before leaving at the end of the second.

Kennesaw Mountain goes 5-0 in Bash: The Lady Mustangs swept their weekend slate in the Buccaneer Bash.

Kennesaw Mountain (11-0) defeated Mount Pisgah Christian 13-1, Ridgeland 11-0, Sprayberry 7-0, South Paulding 6-2 and Woodland-Bartow 7-1.

Katherine Woody led the way, going 3-0 in the circle and 8-for-14 with eight RBIs at the plate. Maddie Lewis went 2-0 and was 6-for-15 with four RBIs.

Malea Bell finsihed 8-for-18 with eight RBIs, Lilly Wright was 7-for-18 with two RBIs and Kelly McGrail was 9-for-15 with six RBIs.

North Cobb goes 3-2 in Buccaneer Bash: The Lady Warriors bounced back from a rough Friday with three wins on Saturday — beating Woodland-Bartow 9-2, Fannin County 14-6 and Southeast Whitfield 5-0 — at Woodland.

Kayla Trumbull led the way, going 8-for-14 on the day with four RBIs. Jordan Lewis was 6-for-12 with three doubles, Tori Douglas was 6-for-12, Ericka Clifford was 6-for-11 with a double abd Emily Kaiser finished 6-for-11 with two doubles.

McKenzie Krause didn’t have as many opportunities, but made the most of them, going 3-for-7 with a grand slam and driving in six. Casey Page was 6-for-14, Bryanna Vazquez 5-for-13 and Sarah Murced was 3-for-5.

Kaiser, Olivia Mould and Katlyn Tinsley each earned a victory in the circle.

North Cobb (5-4) fell to Jackson County 9-8, and Union Grove 5-0 on Friday at home.

Late Friday

Pope splits pair:
After losing 6-4 to Blessed Trinity, the Lady Greyhounds rebounded with a 5-0 win over River Ridge.

Ellie Villans, Quinton Staton and Megan Metzinger each had two hits in the defeat, with Villand contributing a run and Staton a double.

Against River Ridge, Metzinger was 3-for-4 with a run. Lauren Palace, Ellyn Strother and Sydney Segers had two hits apiece.

Devyn Smith and Lindsey Walsh combined for the shutout, with Walsh recording a four-inning save. She struck out five and allowed two hits and two walks.

Smith (1-0) scattered a hit and three walks.

Mount Paran Christian 3, Galloway 2: After allowing two runs in the first inning, the Lady Eagles scored three in the third and held on to win the non-region road game.

Caroline Reilly gave Mount Paran (3-2) its runs with a three-run home run that also scored Victoria Pierce and Chancy Cannon.

Pierce and Courtney McKenzie also had hits, while Emily Harrell (2-1) struck out eight over a complete-game outing.

Harrison wins pair: The Lady Hoyas beat Calhoun and Colquitt County in the Buccaneer Bash.

Bridgette Rainey pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and striking out 12 to beat the Lady Yellow Jackets.

Lindley Bruce was 4-for-4 with a double, and Sierrra Maddox and Brooke Taylor each had two hits and two RBIs in Harrison’s win over the Lady Packers.

Emily Kachel pitched a complete-game three-hitter.


Late Friday

Dominion Christian 48, Crown Athletics 34:
Down at the break, the Knights controlled the second half to win their season-opening home game.

Dominion (1-0) trailed 20-13 entering halftime, but it outscored Crown 35-14 in the final 24 minutes.

Quarterback A.J. Wilson accounted for a total of 428 yards and five touchdowns. He completed six passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns, and he carried the ball eight times for 181 yards and another score.

Luke Lewallen had two catches — both touchdowns — for 110 yards, and Brant Kireta accounted for 175 all-purpose yards.

Faith Baptist 44, Shiloh Hills Christian 20: Fellowship Baptist jumped out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead at home and was in front 36-8 at halftime.

Jonny Jenkins totaled 154 rushing yards with a touchdown and 2-point conversion for the Challengers (0-1). Dylan Fields carried the ball for 60 yards, and Jenkins was 2-of-5 passing for 25 yards and two touchdowns. Austin Greenway caught both touchdown receptions.

Shane Lewis had nine tackles for Shiloh Hills, and Greenway returned an interception for 55 yards.

Shiloh Hills will host the Georgia School for the Deaf on Thursday.

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