Prep Roundup: Harrison secures No. 1 seed
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Harrison closed out an undefeated Area 3AAAAAA schedule with three more wins, including two against fellow area unbeatens North Cobb and Hillgrove.

After beating North Cobb (25-21, 20-25, 25-18) and Hillgrove (25-15, 25-14), the Lady Hoyas completed the sweep with a 25-14, 25-10 win over Campbell.

Caroline Ostman had 22 kills on the night, with Andie Karmel adding 14 and Katie Doering 12. Ostman also had seven aces, while Madi Bright and Allana McInnis split the setting duties with 41 and 24 assists, respectively.

Jocelyn Mahayag had a team-best 28 digs, with Ostman adding 26 and McInnis 13. Sarah Taylor and Kodi Smith each had 12, and Taylor Haskins 11.

Harrison (43-8, 8-0) will travel to Woodward Academy in Tuesday’s regular-season finale

North Cobb settles for No. 2: Unable to rally back against Harrison, the Lady Warriors got wins over Campbell (25-13, 25-17) and Hillgrove (25-20, 25-12) to secure the No. 2 seed from Area 3AAAAAA.

North Cobb (34-13, 8-1) was led by 15 kills apiece from Abby Miller and Kaitlyn Woodruff, while Madi Dukes had 12 kills. Karla Radillo added six aces, Tate Pember five aces and Taylor Parrish 50 assists.

Defensively, the Lady Warriors were led by Pember’s 30 digs and Woodruff’s four blocks.

North Cobb will close out the regular season Tuesday, hosting Sonoraville and Walton.

Lady Bucs undefeated in area: Allatoona needed three sets to beat North Paulding (25-17, 21-25, 25-13), but it went on to beat Rome

(25-12, 25-12) to finish undefeated in Area 5AAAAA.

The Lady Buccaneers (17-14, 10-0) came out strong against North Paulding before struggling on serve in the second. Allatoona then came out a different team in the third set, keeping errors to a minimum, and it carried over to its victory over Rome.

Jenna Usry led Allatoona with 15 kills on the day. Katie Cory was the leader in digs with 32. Smanatha Nettie contributed with five blocks, and Sydney Pellerin compiled seven aces.

Allatoona will host Cartersville and Kennesaw Mountain today.

Mount Paran No. 2 in area: The Lady Eagles beat Christian Heritage (25-11, 25-19) and beat North Cobb Christian (25-17, 25-17) to conclude Area 4A play.

Mount Paran (30-13, 5-1) will be seeded second behind Walker going into the area tournament.

Melissa Morris led with 14 kills and added seven aces, whie Sydney Murphy finished with 15 assists, nine aces and five kills. Alex Konieczny dished out 20 assists, Ally Atencio had 17 digs and Caitlin Pallotta finished with nine digs and four aces.

Mount Paran will play a best-of-five match at Fellowship Christian on Thursday.

Pope sweeps final tri-match: Closing out a rocky regular season, the Lady Greyhounds beat Northview (25-23, 25-14) and Riverwood (25-15, 25-18) in Area 7AAAAA play.

Kristen Phillips finished with 18 kills, while Celine Das had nine and Sedonna Benjamin six to go with 11 aces. Chelsea Calhoun had 18 assists, with Das adding 11.

Calhoun’s eight digs, Das’ seven, Molly Angle’s six and Benjamin’s five led the defense.

Pope (25-22, 7-3) will now turn its focus toward the area tournament and an eighth straight area title.

St. Francis 2, Whitefield Academy 0: Kate MacPhail had eight assists and five digs to lead the Lady Wolfpack in the non-area road loss.

Olivia Nicholas and Audrey Garrett each four kills as Whitefield fell 27-25, 25-19. Anna Long totaled four blocks.

Whitefield will host Our Lady of Mercy and King’s Ridge Christian on Thursday.

Loganville Christian 3, Dominion Christian 0: The Lady Knights were unable to get much momentum, losing 25-20, 25-13, 25-20.

Sabrina Johnston led Dominion with nine kills, while Lucy Niverson had 11 assists.

SOFTBALL

Allatoona 8, Villa Rica 0:
The Lady Buccaneers won their first-round game of the Region 5AAAAA tournament by scoring four runs in the second inning, two in the third and two in the fifth.

Allatoona did it on six hits. The Lady Buccaneers also drew four walks and had a hit batter.

Morgan Kazerooni was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, while Madisyn Escue was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Kasey Lewis was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Erika Dunbar was 1-for-2 with a triple.

Makenzie Colwart pitched five innings, gave up two hits and had 12 strikeouts.

Allatoona will play the winner of the North Paulding-South Paulding game Thursday.

Pope 2, Creekview 1 (9 inn.): Neither team scored until the ninth inning with the Lady Greyhounds scoring both of their runs in the bottom of the ninth to win.

Pope, Creekview and Sequoyah each tied for first in Region 7AAAAA with 8-2 records. Creekview, however, will be the No. 1 seed for the region tournament because it surrendered the least runs (six) in games played against one another. Pope will have to settle for No. 3 behind Sequoyah because it gave up 13 runs and Sequoyah seven.

Lauren Palace faced an 0-2 count before hitting an RBI single to score Katie Dede for Pope’s first run. Ellie Viland then came through with a walk-off single to score Palace from second base.

Kelly Barnhill threw a complete game and gave up one run on three hits, 13 strikeouts and three walks.

Pope (19-7, 8-2) will host Gordon Lee in a non-region game today.

South Cobb 11, Marietta 3 (6 inn.): The Lady Eagles scored four runs in the second inning and five in the fifth to earn the Region 4AAAAAA home win.

Dezirae Rhodes was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for South Cobb (20-9, 3-4), which reached 20 wins for the second straight season.

Mariah Byk, Bree Hubbert, and Terilyn Harris each had an RBI for South Cobb, which took advantage of five Marietta walks. Emily Cargle had a double and scored twice.

Brittany Rhodes collected her 18th victory after giving up three unearned runs on five hits while striking out seven.

Liz Osburn batted 2-for-3 with an RBI for Marietta (6-14, 2-5). Taylor Hartenbach was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

South Cobb will host Westlake today, while Marietta will host the same opponent Thursday.

Sprayberry 3, Kell 2: The Lady Yellow Jackets scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but had to hold off a rally to earn the Region 7AAAAA win.

Kell scored once in the fifth and added a second run in the seventh, but Sprayberry pitcher Charlie Smith ended the game with a strikeout and the tying run on second.

Smith allowed two earned runs on six hits while striking out three for a complete-game win.

Julia Abney was 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Kaitlyn Graffagnino batted 1-for-2 with an RBI. Taylor Bates had an RBI groundout for Sprayberry (10-15, 4-6), which will host Mount Pisgah Christian today.

North Cobb 9, Blessed Trinity 4: The Lady Warriors scored six runs in the fourth inning to break the game open against the non-region opponent.

North Cobb (19-8) had 12 hits in the game.

Casey Page was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBIs, Jordan Lewis was 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Sarah Murced was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base.

Katlyn Kinsley got the win in the circle and is 6-4 on the year.

North Cobb will host Kell today to end the regular season.

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