Prep roundup: South Cobb upends Kennesaw Mountain
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South Cobb upset Kennesaw Mountain for its first region win on the year with a 6-1 victory over the Mustangs on Wednesday. With the score tied 1-1 in the fifth inning, Tyler Renales delivered a two-out, two-run double. Allen Few followed with an RBI double in the same frame.

Thomas Leffew had a two-out, RBI single in the next inning. Avery Williams (2-1) went seven innings, giving up one run, two walks and fanning 11 batters.

Creekview 8, Pope 6: Avery Smith recorded a two-out, two-run RBI double in the sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie against the Greyhounds in a battle for first place in region


The Grizzlies (5-3, 4-0) scored eight runs on eight hits. Senior Ryan Centko went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and also won the game on the mound with three strikeouts. Pope (4-4) fell to 3-2 in the region, as the Grizzlies separated themselves with the win.

Pope was led by Patrick Wiseman, who went 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Johnny Flading went 2-for-3 and scored two runs as well.

Allatoona 10, Lithia Springs 0: Andrew Fousch went 3-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Buccaneers (6-1, 3-0). Kris Patel had a three-RBI double as well. Every starter recorded a hit for Allatoona. Ian McCloskey went six innings, allowing two hits and one walk along with five strikeouts. Allatoona will play at Hiram on Friday.

North Cobb 6, McEachern 3: The Warriors broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning when Eli Sepnieski hit a go-ahead RBI, scoring Nolan Creckel.

Patrick Smith followed suit with a sac fly, and a wild-pitch scored a run later in the inning as North Cobb padded a 6-3 lead to beat the Indians.

Smith homered in the second inning. McEachern’s T.J. Clark, who started the game on the mound, was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3.

Hillgrove 16, Campbell 1: Hillgrove rode 11 walks by four different pitchers to an Region 4AAAAAA victory.

Justin Haney hit a fifth inning grand slam, while Chad Adkins hit a solo home run in the third frame. Tyler Weyenberg led at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs on a triple in the third inning. Chase Adkins went five innings in a six-inning game with six strikeouts, while allowing just two walks and one hit.

Kings Ridge 13, North Cobb Christian 9: The Eagles fell to 3-6 and 0-6 in the region with a tough loss to Kings Ridge. The relief effort wasn’t up to the task, surrendering a 9-5 lead after five innings.

Kings Ridge scored eight runs in the sixth inning to steal the win. Robon Martin pitched five innings with six strikeouts, allowing four hits, three walks and hitting two batters. Canon Robinson hit his second homerun of the year in the contest.

Marietta 9, Pebblebrook 2: The Blue Devils used a six-run first inning to jump on top of the Falcons.

Evan Steele recorded two RBIs on a single to bring home the first runs of the contest. Eric Henderson was impressive on the mound for Marietta with 10 strikeouts and just one walk in five innings pitched. Henderson also led Marietta at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

Walker 9, Whitefield Academy 8: Walker trailed 8-5, but rallied for four runs in the top of seventh to win the Region 6A road game.

The Wolverines scored twice in the seventh to pull to within one, and Jake Depiero’s two-out, two-RBI single plated the game-tying and game-winning runs as Walker held on for the win.

Eight batters came to the plate for Walker (3-7, 3-0), which had five of its seven hits in the seventh. Mitch Golden was 2-for-3 and Cameron Bloebaum was 2-for-4 with a RBI. James Pittinger had two RBIs for the Wolverines.

David Lewis had two hits and a RBI for Whitefield (4-4, 2-3). Sam Perley and Ryan Wesley each had a RBI, and Matt Olson had two hits.

Mount Paran Christian 14, Fellowship Christian 3: Mount Paran sent nine batters to the plate in the sixth and exploded for seven runs in taking the Region 6A road game.

The Eagles (8-0, 6-0) produced four hits, two walks and got help off an error to plate the seven runs in the frame. Jake Palomocki was 3-for-4 with a double. He had a bases-clearing triple in the sixth. Tyler Trammell was 3-for-5 with a double and RBI, while Matt McKenzie and Isaac Phillips each had two RBIs. Keith Johnson had two of Mount Paran’s 10 hits.

Robert Wilson (3-0) allowed three runs — two earned — on four hits and struck out three in 3 2/3 innings to get the win.

Kell 6, Northview 2: Jabari Moore went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs to lead the Longhorns to a Region 7AAAAA win.

Justin Russell was 2-for 3 with a triple, Bradley Taylor had a double and an RBI and Bradley Smith and Alex Stockton each added a hits and an RBI.

Avery McReynolds pitched a complete-game and struck out four.

Sprayberry 6, Sequoyah 3: McKenzie Mills had a walk-off grand slam to lift the Yellow Jackets to a Region 7AAAAA win.

Alex Endres was 2-for-2 with a double.

Bobby Tauvreau pitched five innings and struckout 10. Zach Barnett earned the win in relief.


Allatoona 26, Mount Paran Christian 2: Allatoona remained undefeated at 6-0 (4-0) with a blowout victory over the Eagles. Bennett Jarrett scored eight goals for the Buccaneers to overwhelmingly lead all scorers.

Dylan Lowenstein had four goals and four assists, while Ryan Teslor had three goals and three assists. Cody Sorrells led all in assists with six.

Late Tuesday

Hillgrove 21, Wheeler 6: Hillgrove had nine players score a goal in its victory at Wheeler. Senior Jeff Mathis led the way for the Hawks with five goals and three assists, while Christian Phillips also scored five. Stephen Galloway and Matt Hobbs had three and two, respectively.


Kennesaw Mountain 16, Tri-Cities 2: Kennesaw Mountain had no trouble with Tri-Cities in a non-area match. Megan Dreyer, Lauren Mattes and Jessica Snyder all scored hat tricks to lead the scoring.

Monica Hix recorded three saves as well. The Mustangs are now 4-1 (2-1 area) and will play another non-area contest at North Gwinnett on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Lassiter 25, Wheeler 3: Lassiter saw 11 players score against the Wildcats in a blowout. Mary Carter Putman, Maddy Scholar and Alexa Daugherty all scored four goals, Natalie Maroun had three and two assists, and Alyssa Gattis, Lindsey Whitten and Jill Rankin each scored two.


Harrison 3, Lovett 2: The Hoyas defeated the Lions 3-2, with one victory in the singles and two in the doubles. Harrison’s Bradley Singh had the lone singles win (7-5, 6-1).

In the doubles, Peter Heflin and Whit Barfield bested their opponent (6-2, 6-2) and Lee Chadwick and Dylan Harvei won (6-1, 6-0).

Walton 4, Milton 1: Walton overwhelmed Milton to stay undefeated on the season at 6-0. In the singles matches, the Raiders number two, Cameron Mister, won (6-2, 6-1), followed by a win by Francis Young (6-1, 6-4). Harrison’s top doubles, Crews Enochs and Trevor Croyder, defeated their opponent (6-1, 6-4), while Liam Villante and Raymond Zhong followed with a (6-1, 6-2) victory.

Hillgrove 4, Walker 1: Hillgrove decisively beat Walker to improve its record to 5-1. Top singles player Matt Hill won (7-6,

6-3, 7-5), followed by Maddox Mitchell, who won (6-1, 6-3).

In doubles, Hillgrove’s Jaelen Pope and Nick Orvino won in a forfeit situation, while Davis Adams and Joey Case followed in the two spot with a (6-4, 6-0) win. Austin Newsome was the lone winner for Walker in the third singles slot (6-1, 6-3).

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Etowah 1: The Mustangs ran away with their match against Etowah to improve to 6-1 on the season. Aaron Barris won as the top singles player with a (6-4, 7-5) win.

Matthew Osajimi won in the three slot (6-3, 6-2). In the doubles, Matthew Gainey and Justin Thomas won in a forfeit situation while Hunter Croxton and Michael Deatrick followed with a (6-4, 6-0) win. Etowah’s Kevin Mendes won his match (6-2, 6-4).

Lassiter 3, Woodstock 2: Lassiter’s Parker Goldsteain won (7-5, 1-6, 10-8) to lead the Trojans. Ben Gottenberg beat Eric Hollar (7-5, 6-2) in the third singles slot. In the second doubles slot, Ryan Matzkow and Parker Morris won (6-3, 7-5) for the Trojans.


Lovett 3, Harrison 2: Harrison’s girls lost a close match to the Lions to fall to 2-6-1 on the season. In the singles, Meredith Frost won (3-1).

The Hoyas top doubles pair of Taylor Lamberson and Jacquenlyn Black decisively took down their opponents (6-1, 6-2).

Sprayberry 5, Osborne 0: The Yellow Jackets had little trouble with Osborne, winning their match 5-0 to improve to 4-2 on the season and 3-2 in region.

Abby Grant led the singles with a shutout (6-0, 6-0), followed by wins by Jordan Smith (6-1, 6-1) and Sydney Webster, who also won in a shutout (6-0, 6-0). In the doubles, Isabella Gomez and Ashley Crantas won (6-3, 6-1) and Nicole Centile and Madison Givens won (6-3, 6-3).

Whitefield Academy 5, Kings Ridge 0: Rachel Hicks led Whitefield in the singles with a (6-1, 6-2) win. Annie Sickling and Kerry Anna Lemasters followed with wins of their own.

Whitefield was even more dominant in the doubles with a

(6-0, 6-1) win by Caroline Holliday and Megan Schwarzkpof and a shutout by Caroline Langella and Colleen Cosey.

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Etowah 1: Samantha Armas led the Mustangs from the top singles spot with a (6-4, 6-2) win. Nicole Croxton won (6-2, 6-1) while Chika Okonkwo shutout her opponent. Katie Monroe and Abby Seabaugh took their doubles set (4-6, 6-4, 10-4).

Hillgrove 4, Pebblebrook 1: Jessica Cantrell won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to lead Hillgrove to the Region 4AAAAAA home win.

Alexis Skillings won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles. Neither Emily Deubel and Scarlet Fernandez at No. 1 doubles nor Sarah Simm and Sarah Grace Buben at No. 2 lost a game for the Lady Hawks (4-1, 2-0).

Ella Wake won 3-6, 7-6, (12-10) for Pebblebrook at No. 2 singles.


Harrison 2, Hillgrove 1: Harrison defeated Hillgrove 2-1 (3-1 PKs) to improve to a perfect 7-0 (2-0) on the season. Paige Porter, Monica Herrera and Savannah Vanderbeck made their kicks in extra time while Kelsey Daughtery entered in PKs to record three out of four saves to help the Hoyas take the match. Harrison managed just one goal despite putting 14 shots on goal, to Hillgrove’s two.

n North Cobb Christian 8: St. Francis 1: Alexis Cornell was a force for NCC with five goals. Ashley Walters followed suit with a hat-trick.

Walton 4, Woodstock 0: Walton held a 2-0 halftime lead en route to the Region 5AAAAAA road victory.

Leigh Purinton had two goals for the Lady Raiders (5-3-2, 1-1). Ally McCarthy and Chloe Heavey each scored one goal. Kat Morey and Michel Fernandez each had one assist.

Fernandez was in goal in the first half and Peyton Ryan had one save in the second half.


Walker 165, Sprayberry 185: Walker was led by Joe Reich, who shot 39 on the day. Barrett Kulik followed close behind with a 40, while Alex LaDue and Bradley Filkins shot 44 and 45 respectively.


Harrison 151, Peachtree Ridge 169: After competing in two tournaments to begin the season, Harrison played its first match of the year to a victorious tune against the Lions of Peachtree Ridge at TPC


Hailey Williams led the Hoyas with a card of 48, with Allison Black and Hannah Attaway following with 49 and 54, respectively.

Kennesaw Mountain 141, Hillgrove 166: Kennesaw Mountain handled Hillgrove at the Marietta Country Club. Kasey Bunda led the Mustangs with a card of 46. Haley Gossett followed with a 54.

Kell 174, Pope 186: Kell’s Matthew Hines shot 42 to earn medalist honors at Indian Hills Country Club.

P.J. Varner scored 43 for the Longhorns, who will face Mount Paran Christian at Marietta Country Club today. Mark DeCoster shot 44 and Cory Sellers carded 45 for Kell.


n Whitefield finishes second: Whitefield’s boys placed second out of seven teams as hosts of the Whitefield Invitational.

Bobby Keoth placed first in the 800 and the 1,600-meter dash. The team finished with 98 points.


Whitefield wins: Whitefield’s girls took the title in the Whitefield Invitational, scoring 135 points. Alex Fugate won in the 100 and 200 meter dash while Naomi Grand-Pierre won in the 800 and 1600 meters.

Morgan Landers placed first in the triple jump.

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