Prep Roundup: Miltner leads Whitefield to win
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Whitefield Academy got an early start to its game with Mount Pisgah Christian in order to beat the rain Friday, and Luke Miltner made sure the 11 a.m. first pitch wouldn’t backfire for the Wolfpack.

After driving in the game-tying runs in the seventh that forced extra innings, Miltner went on to drive in the game-winning run in the ninth as Whitefield won 3-2.

The Wolfpack (13-8, 10-6) had allowed single runs in the third and sixth innings, and their offense had been limited to just one hit, a Mason Jones single in the third. But after two walks and a sacrifice got things going in the seventh, Miltner doubled in Matt Olson and Ryan Wesley to tie the score at 2-all.

After a quiet eighth inning, Whitefield prevailed in the bottom of the ninth when Miltner drove in Nile Ball, who had reached on a single.

Ball scored the winning run and emerged as the winning pitcher, throwing two hitless innings of relief. Bailey Combs pitched the first seven innings, striking out six.

Whitefield will continue the final stretch of its schedule, beginning Monday at King’s Ridge Christian. The Wolfpack, on a three-game winning streak, were 16th on the latest Class A private-school power ratings, and only the top 16 teams qualify for the state playoffs.

BOYS SOCCER

Allatoona 7, Paulding County 0:
Hunter Baird had two goals and two assists to lead the Buccaneers to a Region 5AAAAA victory.

Darnell Oliver, Nik George, Griff Rousseau, John Cattone and Camden Baye each added a goal.

Allatoona (10-3-1, 7-2) will travel to Rome on Tuesday for a matchup that will decide second place in the region.

Lassiter 5, North Gwinnett 0: Jeremy Gwaltney compiled a hat trick for in the non-region win at Frank Fillmann Stadium.

Jumar Oakley accounted for the other two goals.

GIRLS SOCCER

Walton 2, Starr’s Mill 1:
Trailing 1-0, Walton scored two goals in the final 14 minutes of the first half to take the lead, and it held on for the non-region win on senior night.

Leigh Purinton scored both goals, while Lucy Sanders and Olivia Eck each had an assist for the Lady Raiders (12-3-1)

Dani Marine had three first-half saves, and Peyton Ryan collected four.

Walton is at Buford on Tuesday.

Pope 1, Northview 0 (PK): Pope won by a 5-4 margin on penalty kicks and claimed the Region 7AAAAA championship in its final game of the regular season.

The Lady Greyhounds (12-2-3, 9-1), who won their last region title two years ago, remained scoreless during regulation and two overtimes with the host Lady Titans.

Alex Grace, Kathryn Schreck, Amanda Horton and Haley Johnston each made penalty kicks. Tied at 4-all, a Northview player missed the fifth attempt, but so did Pope with a chance to win. Pope goalkeeper Natalia Icen blocked Northview’s sixth kick, and Noelle Best nailed the game-winner to seal the title.

Icen finished with three saves in regulation and overtime.

Pope will host Class AAAAA first-round state playoff game April 30.

Harrison 10, South Cobb 0: Harrison won its sixth straight region championship with the Region 4AAAAAA road victory.

The Lady Hoyas (16-0, 8-0) claimed their 45th consecutive region victory after taking a 9-0 halftime lead.

Jillian Bresko had two goals and an assist, while Audrey Tanner added two goals and two assists. Levi Lines, Lanie Blockridge and Carly Rich each had a goal and an assist.

Goalkeepers Kelsey Daugherty and Allison Leone combined for the shutout.

Harrison is at North Paulding on Tuesday.

Late Wednesday

Marietta 8, Pebblebrook 0:
Marietta finished winless in the region in 2011 and 2012, and now the Lady Blue Devils are heading to the state playoffs.

With its home victory, Marietta earned the fourth seed out of Region 4AAAAAA and qualified for the Class AAAAAA state tournament, which begins April 30.

The Lady Blue Devils (5-8, 4-4) tied North Cobb and Campbell with identical region records, but Marietta won the tiebreaker based on goal differential among the tied teams.

Kennedy Folse scored three goals for Marietta, which led 5-0 at halftime. Rylie Nelson and Ashton Adams each scored a goal and an assist. Livvy Poland, Dierra Taylor and Abby Christien each had a goal.

Grace Weiner had two saves for the Lady Blue Devils.

BOYS LACROSSE

Harrison 19, Newnan 1:
Harrison remained undefeated in Area 1AAAAAA with the victory.

Brad Pierson had five goals and added an assist to lead the Hoyas. Alex Mowry tacked on three goals and two assists, while Luke Hatfield added two goals and one assist.

Harrison (14-1, 5-0) will play at Alpharetta today.

GIRLS LACROSSE

Harrison 12, Newnan 8:
Katie Define scored four goals to help lead the Lady Hoyas to an Area 1AAAAAA victory.

Gabby Grizzle and Regan Payne each scored two goals with an assist, and Lilly Chriszt made 14 saves in net.

Harrison (12-4, 6-0) will host Campbell on Tuesday.

BOYS GOLF

Harrison sixth in Dahlonega:
Harrison fired a 311 and is sixth out of 18 teams after the first round of the North Georgia High School Classic.

Played in a constant rain over the par-72, 6,710-yard course at Achasta Golf Club, the Hoyas trail leader Gainesville (295).

Luke Schniederjans led Harrison at 1-over 73. Sam Maryland carded 76, Chris Black 80 and Chad Barfield 82.

The tournament will conclude today.

Late Thursday

Walker 172, Pope 177: Joe Reich shot 36 in a nine-hole match to help Walker beat Pope at Cobblestone Golf Course.

Allen Perez shot 44 for the Wolverines, Bradley Filkins added 45 and Tristan Barton finished with a 47.

Daniel Edmondson led Pope at 38. Daniel Dukes posted a 45, Brady Kupersmith shot 46 and Steven Acheson and James Gruber each tied with a 48.

TRACK AND FIELD

Late Thursday

Pope wins boys and girls titles:
The Pope boys won their fourth region championship, and the girls their second, at the conclusion of the Region 7AAAAA meet at Cambridge.

The Greyhounds scored 139, compared to runner-up Sprayberry’s 110. Kell (84) was third and Osborne (1) placed 11th.

The Lady Greyhounds dominated with 153.5 points. Riverwood (89) was second and Sprayberry (83) third. Kell (38) placed seventh and Osborne (10) was 11th.

Sprayberry’s girls posted wins with Maya Marshall (200-meter dash) and Areale Frazier (300 hurdles). Kell saw success under Marielle Lewis (800) and Pope’s winners included Andrea Vahoua (discus, shot put), Kierra Henry (triple jump, long jump) Athena Carpenter (100 hurdles) and the 400 relay.

Kell winners included Julian Burris (100,), Logan Poteet (1,600; 3,200), the 400 relay (42.75), Itabari Mason (long jump) and Darius Bredwood (triple jump). Sprayberry’s winners were Lex Trujillo (discus), Rod Trujillo (shot put), and Colin Rice (110 hurdles). Pope’s Carson Day (200), Will Edmonds (800), DeAshton Tandy (300 hurdles) and Gerson Guzman (pole vault) also won.

Late Wednesday

Area 4A: The Walker girls placed second, and the Whitefield Academy boys third, in the Area 4A championships at Whitefield.

The Lady Wolverines scored 117 points to trail winner Darlington (137). North Cobb Christian (48) was fourth, Mount Paran Christian (43) fifth and Whitefield (37) tied for sixth.

Darlington (154) ran away with the boys title as well, with the Wolfpack (115) third. Walker (55) was fourth, followed by Mount Paran (47) in fifth and North Cobb Christian (39) seventh.

Walker won most of the girls individual championships, but it was Darlington’s depth that put it over the top.

Walker’s Karmin Shute won the 200-meter dash (26.552 seconds), which came down thousandths of a second. Collier Middleton took home the 100 (15.97) and 300 hurdles (48.01), as well as the triple jump (35 feet, 6¾ inches).

Walker’s Alexis Burton captured the pole vault (8-6), while Anna Chocallo took home the shot put (30-0) and Molly Hardie the discus (86-6). Walker’s 400 relay team also placed first. (52.02).

Results were more spread out among the boys.

Mount Paran’s Dorian Walker captured the 100 (11.35) and 200 (22.92) dashes. Whitefield’s Robby Keough finished first in the 800 (1:56.83) and the 1,600 (4:28.89), while teammate Chris Edwards won the 300 hurdles (44.46).

Allatoona qualifies athletes: Allatoona’s Region 5AAAAA boys and girls sectional qualifiers out of Woodland will participate in 12 individual events and three relay teams.

Kevin Olsen was the Buccaneers’ lone champion after finishing the 1,600 in 4:36.13.

New Manchester (117) edged North Paulding (114) for the boys title, with Allatoona (49.5) sixth.

New Manchester’s girls team (120.5) also won, with the Lady Buccaneers (63) fifth.
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