Prep Roundup: Greyhounds power their way to victory
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Pope hit four home runs as it rolled to an 11-0 Region 7AAAAA victory over Forsyth Central on Tuesday.

Nate Lowe hit two homers and drove in three, Johnny Flading hit a two-run shot and Jacob Culberson finished 2-for-2 with a grand slam and four RBIs for the Greyhounds (4-3, 3-1).

Wes Smith added a hit and drove in two.

Patrick Wiseman pitched 4 1/3 innings allowing two hits and struck out 10.

McEachern 5, North Cobb 2: Bruce Kirkpatrick pitched into the seventh inning and gave up just two runs giving up four hits and had five strikeouts.

The Indians scored runs in the fifth on a solo home run by Jerad Walker and Walker hit a sacrifice fly for an RBI to score Aaron Morris in the sixth.

Morris was 3-for-4 on the night and accounted for a two-run single in the second to put McEachern on the board. Trey Harris hit into a fielder’s choice for the third run.

Sam Stephens was 2-for-4 for McEachern with a run scored.

Ryan Schmitz was 1-for-2 for North Cobb and scored a run.

Kennesaw Mountain 1, South Cobb 0: After scoring their lone run in the first inning, the Mustangs held on to win a pitchers’ duel.

Opening Region 4AAAAAA play, and the new format of playing opponents twice in consecutive games, Kennesaw Mountain (5-2, 1-0) got its lone run when Tyler Stephenson drove in Tyler Adkins on a grounder. Adkins reached on a single, then stole a pair of bases.

Reggie Pruitt had a double for the Mustangs, with Alex Darwiche and Zach Goodman contributing singles.

Kennesaw Mountain’s Mitchell Hammonds and his South Cobb counterpart, Nathan Golden, each went the distance. Hammonds

struck out six and allowed a walk and two hits, while Golden struck out five and allowed a walk and four hits.

Tyler Randles and Avery Williams had South Cobb’s lone hits, with Williams’ a double.

Mount Paran Christian 9, Walker 0: Ryan Murphy went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead the Eagles (7-0, 6-0) past their Region 6A foe.

Jake Landon went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI, and Jake Palomaki had a pair of doubles.

Jordan VerSteeg earned the win with four innings of one-hit ball while striking out eight.

Zach Mudge had two hits for the Wolverines (2-7, 2-4).

Whitefield Academy 9, North Cobb Christian 1: Whitefield trailed 1-0 at the end of the first inning, but rallied for three in the third to earn the Region 6A road win. The Wolfpack (4-3, 2-2) pounded out 14 hits and added three in the sixth and two more in the seventh.

David Lewis batted 4-for-5 with two RBIs for Whitefield, which also enticed six walks. Max Kemether was 3-for-5 with an RBI and Nile Ball had two RBIs.

Max Olson and Roc Sherrell each had two hits.

Everett Joiner allowed one first inning earned run off six hits and struck out three to get the victory.

Harrison 6, Cherokee 1 (10 inn.): Tied 1-all entering the top of the 10th inning, Harrison exploded for five runs in the frame and took the non-region road victory.

Ten batters came to the plate in the 10th, scoring the five runs off six hits. Tony Flores finished with two hits, a double and two runs scored, while Will Jones had three hits and two RBIs. Hunter Fortner also had an hit with two RBIs for Harrison (3-6), which totaled 10 hits.

Starter Ben Schniederjans gave up one earned run on four hits while striking out five in five innings. Andrew Patrick collected the win in relief, allowing one hit and striking out four in three innings pitched.

Hillgrove 16 Campbell 2 (5 inn.): Hillgrove scored four in the first, five in the second and six in third in running away for the Region 4AAAAAA win at home.

Tyler Weyenberg was 2-for-2 with a two-run home run in the second, and Matthew Vaccaro batted 4-for-4 with two homers, a triple and five RBIs. Brian Johnson had a RBI, two doubles and scored three times for the Hawks (4-3, 1-0), while Justin Haney had a hit and drove in three runs.

Chandler Joyner (2-0) gave up two earned runs off three hits and struck out four in four innings pitched.

Alex Jardin hit a 2-run homer in the first for Campbell.

Allatoona 9, Woodland-Bartow 4: Allatoona scored five runs in the top of the seventh to snap a 4-all tie and cruise the the Region 5AAAAA road win.

Andrew Fousch 2-RBI, 2-out double in the seventh helped seal the win for the Buccaneers (5-1, 2-0). T.J. Watson went 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs — one earned — on six hits while striking out seven. Clark Schmidt pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief to get the win.

Pete Derkay had two hits, as did Cory Jacobson, who also had an RBI. Schmidt had one hit and three RBIs.


Lassiter 4, Cherokee 0:
Robby Cutchin had a goal and an assist to help lift the Trojans (9-0, 2-0) to the Region 5AAAAAA victory.

Trey Luscre and Clay Dimick each scored, and David Cho added a goal that was assisted by Thomas Lowrey.

Campbell 9, McEachern 2: Jose Garcia scored four goals to lead the Spartans to the Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Andrej Richards had a goal and an assist. Monico Hernandez and Enrique Yenny each added two assists.

Pope 1, Osborne 0: Colin Huber’s header midway through the first half was the difference as the Greyhounds claimed the Region 7AAAAA contest.

Huber’s shot was set up by a cross by David Warfel.

Sean Hatcher made six saves in goal.

Harrison 8, Hillgrove 1: Cole Guertin’s hat trick sparked the Hoyas to a lopsided win over their Region 4AAAAAA rival.

Nathan Vickroy scored twice, with Andrew Deltac, Ryan Sieracki and Thomas Cook contributing single goals. Deltac and Sieracki also had assists.

Kevin McKay and Zach DeFrank combined in goal to get the win for Harrison (6-2, 2-0).

Sprayberry 4, Sequoyah 3: Rodrigo Blankenship scored a pair of goals, including a penalty kick that capped the Yellow Jackets’ offense in the Region 7AAAAA game.

Antonio Valenzuela and Isaac Page also scored, with Valenzuela assisting on Page’s goal.

Eric Aguirre and Mackenzie Brackett manned the goal for Sprayberry (5-3, 2-1).

Mount Paran Christian 4, Darlington 1: Alex Gernatt scored a hat trick to lead the Eagles to the Area 7A victory.

Jay Dayton scored a goal and an assist for Mount Paran (2-2-1, 2-0), which led 3-1 at halftime. Cooper Ingram had two assists and Cole Gibbon added one.

Chance Hogan stopped 13 shots for the Eagles.


North Cobb 10, Marietta 0:
Scarlett Rendon’s hat trick paced the Lady Warriors to a big Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Rachel Overley had two goals and three assists, Alana Algcaoili finished with two goals, and Sarah Smith, Jordan Pannell and Whitney Johnson each added one

Molly Mead had three assists and Catheryn Chase added two.

Kennesaw Mountain 3, Woodstock 0: The Lady Mustangs got their scoring out of the way early, scoring all of their goals in the first half of the non-region home game.

Vannah Moreleand, Olivia Guajardo and Madeline Monroe scored, with Guajardo and Tayler Hartrampf adding assists.

Meredith Bailey made six saves in recording the shutout for Kennesaw Mountain (4-5).

Mount Paran Christian 7, Darlington 1: Charlotte Dayton and Rachel VanHorn each scored two goals and one assist to lead the Lady Eagles to the Area 7A win.

Ali Ferm had two goals for Mount Paran (4-1, 3-0), which led 3-0 at halftime. Ally Atencio netted a goal and an assist. Renee VanHorn earned an assist. Goalkeeper Katie Sweeney had four saves.

Lovett 10, Walker 0: Walker’s players need to put their minds towards the next game and prepare accordingly following a home loss at the hands of Class AA’s fourth-ranked team.


McEachern 9, Campbell 6:
The Indians got two goals from Kevon James and one from Tommy Staebler in the fourth quarter to break a 6-6 tie and lift them to an Area 1AAAAAA victory.

James finished the game with five goals and Staebler had two. Cameron Magee and Michael Rega each added a goal.

C.J. Norrell had 20 stops in goal.

Pope 15, Kell 10: Tyler Borko scored four goals to lead the Greyhounds to an Area 2A-AAAAA victory.

Jonny Sexton, Jeffrey Heim and Davis Glover each scored two goals.

Lambert 5, Walton 3: The Raiders kept it close but couldn’t win in Suwanee against the winner of the last two Class A-AAAAA state championships.

Walton (4-2) trailed 2-1 at halftime and 4-2 after the third quarter.

Kip Jones scored twice for the Raiders. Josh Perretz had a goal and an assist, and Michael Gernatt also had an assist.

Jake Hornberger made 11 saves for Walton.


Kell 10, Sprayberry 9:
Kell scored the game-winner when Emily Swift scored on a penalty shot with 2:25 left.

It was the first time in the game that Kell took the lead after trailing 8-4 at the half.

Swift led the Lady Longhorns in scoring with four goals. Hannah Nemeck chipped in with three. Katie Kumberger had two goals and Izzy Palermo added one.

Kell (4-1, 2-0 Area 2A-AAAAA) scored two quick goals early in the second half to get within reach and tied it at 9-all with less than 5 minutes to play.

Chattahoochee 18, Harrison 13: Harrison saw its 10-9 halftime lead slip away in its non-area loss at home.

Merrick Laughridge had three goals and four assists for the Lady Hoyas (3-5), while Abbey Walker and Regan Payne each had two goals. Katie Define chipped in two goals and an assist.

Alexis Gray stopped 12 shots for Harrison.


Walker 5, Christian Heritage 0:
The Wolverines won all but three games as they rolled to a Area 4A win.

Derrick Brown won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles as was followed by Austin Newsome winning

6-0, 6-1 and Alan Norsworthy

6-0, 6-0.

Will Chocallo and Daniel Sosnovsky won 6-0, 6-0 and Sloan Coolbroth and Rob Walsh won 6-2, 6-0 to complete the sweep.

Walton 5, Cherokee 0: The Raiders’ undefeated start to the season continued with a dominating Region 5AAAAAA win.

Francis Yang didn’t allow a single game in his match. Jonathan He allowed three and Shaunish Mookerji five.

The doubles teams were just as successful. Crews Enochs and Trevor Croyder allowed one game, and the pairing of Lieb Sauermann and Robert Goldberg four.

North Cobb 5, Pebblebrook 0: The Warriors recorded three shutouts and had no problem winning the Region 4AAAAAA match.

Jake Byrd didn’t allow a game at No. 3 singles, nor did either doubles team — Hunter Van Essendelst and Bradford Lahmann at No. 1, Raggi Svansson and Preston Lahmann at No. 2.

Grant Westbrook allowed two games at No. 1 singles, with Jack Dobkin giving up three at No. 2.

McEachern 4, South Cobb 1: The Indians picked up their first win of the season, sweeping all three singles points of the Region 4AAAAAA match.

Jordan Abernathy and Ched Chichester each won in straight sets, while Robert Brown needed a third after losing the second set. Brett Taylor and Josh Remelle also won in doubles play.

Nigel Thompson and Tariq Matthews gave South Cobb its lone point through their win at No. 2 doubles.

Mount Paran Christian 5, St. Francis 0: Davis Nelson’s straight sets win at No. 1 singles fueled the Eagles to the sweep.

Sam Fulkerson won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 2 singles for Mount Paran (2-3), while Harrison Floam was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 3.

Adam Rothrock and Rico Washington combined for a 9-8 (9) victory at No. 1 doubles. Brothers Tom and Will Crone didn’t lose a game at No. 2.

Marietta 5, Campbell 0: Marietta remained undefeated following the Region 4AAAAAA road win.

Zachary Garrison, Jacob Pope and Marcus Brito combined to lose five games as each won in straight sets at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles.

Jay Buxton and Patrick Lee won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles. Jackson Mitchell and Matthew Efromov lost the first set 6-7, but rallied for a 6-1, (10-5) victory at No. 2.

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Harrison 1: Aaron Barris won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to lead the Mustangs to the Region 4AAAAAA victory at Brookstone Country Club.

Joe Klokow earned a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 2 and Matthew Osajima was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. 3 singles. The tandem of Matthew Gainey and Justin Thomas rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 triumph at No. 1 doubles.

Lee Chadwick and Dylan Harvey recorded a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 doubles for Harrison.


Allatoona 5, Lithia Springs 0:
The Lady Buccaneers dropped a total of three games in a Region 5AAAAA victory over the Lady Lions.

Kennedy Craig won 6-2, 6-3 at No. 1 singles, and was followed by Allison Whitley winning 6-0, 6-0, and Katie Hulsey 6-0, 6-0.

The doubles team of Melanie Whitley and Kristi Cooper won

6-0, 6-1 as did Kat Pugh and Lauren Lees 6-0, 6-0

Walton 5, Cherokee 0: Suzanne Zenoni won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles to set the tone as the Lady Raiders rolled over their Region 5AAAAAA foe.

Melissa Mashburn won 6-4, 6-0 and Kristen O’Brien 6-1, 6-0 in singles play.

Katie Riley and Johanna Keeline won 6-0, 6-0 and Hailey Tant and Hannah Sherrod 6-0, 6-0 in doubles.

Cambridge 4, Pope 1: Kate Weber was the only winner for the Lady Greyhounds as they dropped a Region 7AAAAA contest.

Weber won her No. 2 singles match 6-4, 6-1.

Marietta 5, Campbell 0: The Lady Blue Devils swept their Region 4AAAAAA match.

Brooke Donnelly won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, Wilson Wood won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2 and Alleyah Knight won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3.

The doubles team of Aya Mayhribi and Fodia Paracha won 6-0, 6-1 as did Brenda Heard and Elizabeth Franklin 7-5, 6-3.

Walker 4, Christian Heritage 1: The Lady Wolverines remained perfect in Area 4A play.

Carly Bloom won 6-2, 6-3 and Mia Pattillo 6-0, 6-1 in singles, while the team of Audrey Cunningham and Leigh Norsworthy won 6-3, 6-0, as did Caroline Kunetz and Holly Harkins 6-2, 7-6.

Kell 5, Forsyth Central 0: The Lady Longhorns didn’t drop a set in winning the Region 7AAAAA match at home.

Dani Carroll, Brittany Ellexson and Shelby Nyberg won the singles points, with Ellexson only giving up two games, Carroll four and Nyberg six.

Jada Robinson and Gracen Charles only allowed two games in their doubles match, while Ansley Silva nad Melody Jabbari won 6-2, 7-5.

Mount Paran Christian 3, St. Francis 2: With the score tied at 2-all, Ashlyn Peters and Ashley Bilson clinched the victory for the Lady Eagles following an 8-5 triumph at No. 2 doubles.

Mount Paran Christian (2-3) also picked up a 6-2, 6-0 win from Valentina Velasquez at No. 3 singles and an 8-0 victory for Anna Buehler and Rebekah Keenan at No. 1 doubles.

Kennesaw Mountain 3, Harrison 2: Nicole Croxton and Samantha Armas both won 6-0,

6-0 at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, for the Lady Mustangs who improved to 3-0 in the Region 4AAAAAA and 5-1 overall with the home win.

Katie Manroe and Abby Seabaugh won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles to clinch the victory.

Harrison saw Meredith Frost earn a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at No. 3 singles. Taylor Lambertson and Jaclyn Black came back for a 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles.


Kell 164, Northview 183:
Matthew Hines shot a 39 to lead all scorers and give the Longhorns a win at St. Ives Country Club in Johns Creek.

P.J. Varner shot 40, Mark DeCoster 41 and Chandler Mackey 43 for Kell.

Walker 156, North Cobb Christian 206: Joe Reich and Barrett Kulik each shot 36 and 37, respectively, to lift the Wolverines to the win at Marietta Country Club.

Michael Arkin carded 39 and Allen Perez had 44 for Walker.

Adam Morris paced the Eagles with a 36.
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