Prep Roundup: Lady Bucs win Marietta tourney
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The Allatoona girls tennis team beat Pope and Newnan on Saturday to claim the Marietta Invitational.

The Lady Buccaneers beat Newnan 4-1 in the championship match.

Kennedy Craig led the way winning 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while Katie Hulsey won 6-2, 6-1. The doubles teams of Allison Whitley and Kristi Cooper won 6-0, 6-0, while Melanie Whitley and Lauren Lees won 6-1, 6-3.

In the semifinal with Pope, Craig, Hulsey and Haley Proctor each won singles matches. Procter won her match 6-0, 6-0. Allison Whitley and Cooper won in doubles.

In Friday’s first-round match, Allatoona beat Westlake 3-2. Craig and Proctor won singles matches, while the doubles team of Kat Pugh and Cooper won 6-1, 6-0.

Allatoona (9-0) will host Kennesaw Mountain on Wednesday.


Allatoona 13-17, Pebblebrook 3-1:
The Buccaneers swept the doubleheader at home, winning in six innings and the nightcap in three.

Michael Dzurenko (1-0) won the first contest after giving up three earned runs with five hits and seven strikeouts over five innings.

Allatoona (8-2), which was walked seven times and was hit twice in Game 1, scored five in runs the second inning, three in the third and four in the sixth off 12 hits. Austin Rogers and Josh Buckshaw each had two hits and two RBIs. Cory Jacobson also had two hits.

Things didn’t get much easier for Pebblebrook in the second game. Allatoona scored nine times in the first inning and eight in the second.

Spencer Sherer hit a three-run home run in the second inning, and Brett Benton added a three-run homer in the first to get the runs going.

Jordan Wilmert was 2-for-2 with a two-run triple in the first, and Pete Derkay was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run double in the second. Kris Patel had two hits and three RBIs.

Grayson Harbin (3-0) collected the win. He didn’t allow a run, but struck out three in two innings pitched.

Holy Innocents’ 7, Walker 6: The Wolverines gave up a pair of three-run homers in the second inning and couldn’t come all the way back.

Walker scored three runs in the sixth and seventh innings but could not bring the tying run home.

Austin Walker and Mitch Golden each had two hits, James Pittinger had a double and two RBIs, Zach Eikost added a double and an RBI and Zach Mudge had a hit and an RBI.

Dunwoody 10, Pope 9: After shooting out to an 8-1 lead, the Greyhounds gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and five in the seventh, en route to the road loss.

Twenty batters came to the plate for Dunwoody over the final two innings. Pope (5-5) allowed four runs in the sixth off three hits, three walks and a hit batsman. The five seventh-inning runs came from five walks and three hits.

Nathaniel Lowe had three RBIs and hit a two-run home run in the first for Pope. Steven Skruck had two RBIs, including a solo homer in the fourth. Jacob Culbertson hit two doubles and scored twice, while John Flading, Pat Wiseman and Wes Smith each had RBIs.

Pope will be at North Springs on Monday in Region 7AAAAA play.

Late Friday

North Cobb Christian 9, Walker 8:
Patrick Martin pitched a complete game for the Eagles, giving up five earned runs on six hits while striking out nine batters.

Martin also helped his cause offensively with a two-run home run, his first of the season, and added a double in the fourth.

Rabon Martin had two hits and an RBI, as did Tripp Ross. Robert Gnann contributed with a two-run double.

North Cobb Christian (4-6, 1-6 Region 6A) will head to Mount Zion-Carroll on Monday.


Mount Paran Christian 5, Brunswick 1:
After a scoreless first half for both teams, the Eagles came out on the winning end of an active second half at the Brine Tournament of Champions on Jekyll Island.

Alex Gernatt and Jay Dayton each had two goals, with Gernatt contributing an assist. Andrew Mezi also scored, while Cole Gibbon and Daniel Gray had assists.

Chance Hogan made six saves for Mount Paran (4-3-1), which will resume Area 7A play Tuesday at North Cobb Christian.

Late Friday

Marietta 6, South Cobb 0:
Octavio Rico scored two goals for the Blue Devils, while Andre Barker, Peter Kanyita, Brian Camarena and Marvell Lareche each scored one.

Will Nelson had two assists and Omar Sonko and Sam Borgel each had one for Marietta, which took a 3-0 lead at the half.

Marietta (6-2, 1-2 Region 4AAAAAA) will host Woodstock on Tuesday in a non-region game.

Allatoona 3, North Paulding 2 (2OT): Eddie Willborn scored the game-winning goal 2 minutes into the second overtime, on an assist by Christian Lopez.

With the win, Allatoona (8-1, 5-0) remained first in Region 5AAAAA.

Nathan Shaw and Anthony Pineda also scored for Allatoona.


Mount Paran Christian 1, Wayne County 0:
The VanHorn sisters connected for the lone goal at the Brine Tournament of Champions on Jekyll Island.

Renee VanHorn assisted Rachel in the 60th minute.

Katie Sweeney had a busy night in the goal, saving 11 shots to save the win for Mount Paran (6-1), which will travel to North Cobb Christian for an Area 7A game Tuesday.

Whitefield Academy 5, Pacelli 1: The Lady Wolfpack scored two goals in the first 3 minutes of the second half to pull away for a non-area victory.

Caitlin Hesse scored three goals, Francis Hamilton had a goal with two assists, Mary Kendrick finished with a goal and an assist and Logan Pearce added an assist.

Whitefield (3-2) will host Walker on Tuesday in Area 7A play.

Late Friday

Kennesaw Mountain 1, Sequoyah 0:
The Lady Mustangs didn’t score until the last 6 minutes of the game, when Maddy Giroir nailed an unassisted shot from the left of the box that hit the right side of the net.

Meredith Dailey finished with five saves at goal for Kennesaw Mountain (5-5), which will play at South Cobb on Tuesday in a Region 4AAAAAA game.


Late Friday

Milton 13, Walton 3:
It was not the Area 2AAAAAA start the Raiders wanted.

Ryan Jones had a goal and an assist, Michael Gernatt scored a goal and Tim Winans provided a goal for Walton, but Milton ended up being too strong.

The Eagles scored seven unanswered goals in the second quarter, after Walton took a 1-0 lead, and the Raiders couldn’t quite recover. They did take 14 shots on Milton, however, but 11 of them were saved.

Goalkeeper Jake Hornberger had six saves for Walton (4-3, 0-1).

Whitefield Academy 10, Pace Academy 6: Preston Blair led the Wolfpack with four goals in their first Area 1A-AAAAA game.

The Wolfpack (4-2, 1-0) will play at Starr’s Mill on Wednesday.

Allatoona 16, Kell 6: Cody Sorrells and Ryan Tesler both had four goals in leading visiting the Buccaneers to a victory in an Area 2A-AAAAA game.

Gunnar Schafers helped out with four assists for Allatoona (7-0, 5-0), which scored half its goals in the first half to take an 8-3 lead.

Dylan Lowenstein finished with a hat trick and goalkeeper Connor Hampton had nine saves for Allatoona.

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