Prep Roundup: Harrison title streak continues
by MDJ staff reports
April 16, 2014 04:00 AM | 1706 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Harrison girls golf program won its 17th straight region championship Tuesday while battling the cool, wet and windy conditions at Bentwater Golf Club in Acworth.

The Lady Hoyas won the Region 4AAAAAA title with a team score of 296. Marietta was a distant runner-up at 344.

Harrison’s Haley Willman was individual winner at 97. Teammate Caroline McLeod shot 99, followed by Jordan Abbott (100) and Ana Garcia (102).

Marietta was led by Caroline Poston and Katie Wood, who each finished at 111.

Fulfilling the Georgia High School Association’s set qualifying score of 300 or better, Harrison will advance to the state tournament May 19 at Gordon Lakes Golf Club at Fort Gordon, just outside Augusta.

BOYS GOLF

Walton wins at Carrollton:
The Raiders won the Carrollton Invitational by shooting 297 as a team, beating Newnan by 27 strokes.

Michael Shehan shot 71 and was low medalist for the tournament. Connor Edison and Andrew Yowell each shot 75, and John Yi carded a 76.

Next for Walton will be the Region 5AAAAAA tournament at Cobblestone on Tuesday.

BASEBALL

Pope 3, Forsyth Central 1:
Stephen Skruck hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, providing the difference in the Region 7AAAAA road game.

Pope (11-10, 10-6) had scored its first run in the second inning, before Forsyth Central responded with one of its own in the third.

The homer was one of Skruck’s two hits on the day, while Jacob Culberson also had two hits.

Patrick Wiseman (2-2) struck out eight and scattered a walk and six hits in a complete game for Pope, which will host Sequoyah on Friday.

BOYS SOCCER

Harrison 2, Kennesaw Mountain 1:
The Hoyas held on to win and clinch the Region 4AAAAAA title for the second straight season.

Harrison (9-5-2, 6-1) took a 2-0 lead at the half before Lukas Fiechtl scored for Kennesaw Mountain with about 10 minutes left in the game. The Hoyas, however, turned up the defensive intensity and didn’t offer the Mustangs many other decent opportunities.

Jake Alexander and Bryce Sanders scored for Harrison, with Taylor Mathews assisting both goals on corner kicks.

Harrison will travel to South Cobb on Friday.

Allatoona 6, Chapel Hill 1: Darnell Oliver had two goals to lead the Buccaneers in the non-region game.

Griff Russeau had a goal and two assists, while Jacob Laldin, Hunter Baird and Nick George also had goals.

Allatoona (9-3-1) will play at Paulding County on Friday.

GIRLS SOCCER

Harrison 3, Kennesaw Mountain 0:
The Lady Hoyas clinched the Region 4AAAAAA title after garnering their 10th straight shutout.

It also marked the 44th straight region win for coach Steve Riccard.

Lizzy Sieracki scored on a free kick for Harrison’s first goal, as the Lady Hoyas (15-0, 7-0) took a 1-0 lead at the half.

Melissa Cameron added another goal on a header from a corner kick by Kaitlyn Kauffman. Treva Aycock scored Harrison’s final goal on an assist by Savannah Vanderbeck.

Harrison will play at South Cobb on Friday.

Allatoona 3, Douglas County 1: Sammy Jacobs scored Allatoona’s second and third goals to help lift the Lady Buccaneers to a non-region win.

Ash Das’ goal put Allatoona on the board with an assist by Willough Davis. McKenzie Anderson assisted Jacobs’ first goal and Das assisted her second goal.

Allatoona (12-2-2) will host Paulding County on Friday for its final Region 5AAAAA game.

Atlanta International 3, Walker 1: Walker notched the first goal, but it couldn’t score again and allowed three unanswered goals.

Chloe Scott scored Walker’s goal 4 minutes into the game, with an assist by Elizabeth Ouellette.

Walker will look to get back on track Thursday at Mount Paran Christian.

Whitefield Academy 3, North Cobb Christian 0: Goals were scored by three different players, but Frances Hamilton had the assist on all three of them in the Area 7A win.

Cara Grace Hildebrand scored the first goal, and Gabby Boswell scored the second to give the Lady Wolfpack a 2-0 halftime lead. Logan Pearce scored Whitefield’s third goal in the second half.

Whitefield (8-6, 6-3) will host Christian Heritage on Thursday.

BOYS LACROSSE

Walton 8, Decatur 7:
In a game that saw seven ties, Michael Gernatt provided the eventual game-winner with 6:19 left.

Gernatt finished with four goals and an assist in the non-area game. Josh Peretz scored twice, while Justin Peterman had a goal and an assist. Russell Cobble accounted for the final goal.

Jake Hornberger made eight saves for Walton (9-3), which will host Cherokee in an Area 2AAAAAA game Thursday.

McIntosh 8, Whitefield Academy 4: The Wolfpack had a tough battle against McIntosh’s defenders, who limited Whitefield’s attackers to just five shots in the Area 1A-AAAAA game.

With the bulk of Whitefield’s scoring coming from midfielders, Justin Brendel had two goals and an assist. Alec Manning added a goal, and attackman David Ballew also scored and provided an assist.

Whitefield (9-3, 5-2) will play at Holy Innocents’ on Thursday.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Lassiter 19, Etowah 5:
The Lady Trojans went on to dominate the Area 2AAAAAA game after taking a three-goal lead into halftime.

Cydney Tutchton scored a game-high five goals for Lassiter (11-2, 4-0), which closed out with 11 unanswered goals in the final 16 minutes. Mary Carter Putnam added four goals and two assists, while Alana Abbott had two goals and three assists and Rachel Rankin had two goals.

Six others scored single goals, while Cara Anderson made eight saves for Lassiter, which will host North Cobb on Thursday.

Kell 15, Blessed Trinity 13: Kell took a 5-1 lead early in the game, which ended up important. Although the Lady Longhorns never lost their lead, they couldn’t shake off Blessed Trinity.

Haley Swift had three goals and two assists, while Leslie Ferguson had three goals and one assist. Izzy Palermo also scored three for the Lady Longhorns.

Hannah Nemeck added two goals and three assists, and Jessica Armstrong had two goals and an assist. Talen Francis and Katherine Gross had a goal apiece.

Hannah Rosen had four saves for Kell (12-1), which will host Westminster on Thursday for the Area 2A-AAAAA title.

BOYS TENNIS

Hillgrove 3, Kennesaw Mountain 1:
Hillgrove advanced to the finals of the Region 4AAAAAA tournament with the win.

The Hawks will play either Harrison or North Cobb for the championship Thursday at Marietta.

Henry Squire won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2 singles. David Adams and Joey Case won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles, and Jacob Cantrell and Caleb Edde clinched the match at No. 2 doubles with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 win.

Matthew Osajima was the lone winner for Kennesaw Mountain at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2, 6-2.

GIRLS TENNIS

Allatoona 3, Hiram 0:
Allatoona advanced to the semifinals of the Region 5AAAAA with a win over Hiram at Lost Mountain Park, giving gave up just four games.

The Lady Buccaneers won all three singles matches behind Kennedy Craig (6-1, 6-1), Haley Proctor (6-1, 6-1) and Allison Whitley (6-0, 6-0).

Allatoona will face Rome in the semifinals today.
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