Prep roundup: Lassiter downs Walton for Region 5AAAAAA tennis title
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Brothers Daniel and Christopher Yun made easy work of the one and two singles slots to lead Lassiter to a 3-1 victory over Walton to claim the boys Region 5AAAAAA title Thursday.

At one singles, Daniel won 6-1, 6-2, while his brother followed with a 6-2, 6-1 win. Jonthan Jemison won 6-2, 6-0 in the third singles slot.

Walton’s lone winners came at No. 2 two doubles.

Lassiter (12-3) will be a No. 1 seed in the first round of the state playoffs and will likely host on Wednesday.

Northview 3, Pope 1: Austin Bates won the Greyhounds lone match, winning 6-0, 6-2.

Pope will be the No. 2 seed from Region 7AAAAA when the state playoffs begin next week.

Kennesaw Mountain 3, Harrison 0: The Mustangs became the no. 3 seed out of 4AAAAAA in the state playoffs by winning all three of their singles matches over Harrison.

Matthew Osajima won 6-0, 6-4 over Jack Hadaway at No. 1 singles; Justin Thomas defeated over Whit Barfield6-1, 6-1; and Mikey Deatrich won 6-1, 6-2 at No. 3 over Bradley Singh.

Girls Tennis

Walton 4, Etowah 0: The Lady Raiders won their 11th consecutive region championship as they downed the Lady Eagles to win Region 5AAAAAA.

The victory is the 18th out of the last 20 years and 24th overall title.

Bella Kuse won 6-0, 6-1 and Johanna Keeline 6-1, 6-0 in singles play. Katie Riley and Jessica Cramer won 6-0, 6-2 at No. 1 doubles while Emily and Grace Gaskins won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2.

Mount Paran Christian 5, King’s Ridge 0: Mary Katherine Lewis won 6-4, 6-2, Madison Darling 6-0, 6-2 and Emily Blom 6-2, 6-4 in singles action. In the doubles, Abby Darling and Anna Buehler won 6-4, 6-0 and Ashlynn Peters and Alexis Harvey 6-2, 6-4 to complete the shutout in the first round of the region 6A tournament.

Harrison 3, North Cobb 1: Harrison ended up 4AAAAAA’s third seed with a victory over North Cobb.

The Lady Hoyas’ Renee Zalar got an automatic win at No. 3 singles when her opponent showed up late.

Alexis Morris chipped in at No. 1 singles with a 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 singles over Jasmine Morgan. Liz Powers and Jaclyn Black won 6-2, 6-2 over Claire Bracken and Morgan Zahnd.


Whitefield Academy 5, Fellowship 1: Starting pitcher Ryan Wesley didn’t allow a run, lasting six innings giving up four hits and striking out eight.

Nile Ball went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, followed by a 2-for-4 performance from Bradley Davidson, who doubled twice.

Sprayberry 10, Osborne 0 (5 inn.): The Yellow Jackets had only five hits, but walked eight times to keep the offense rolling. Bobby Gauvreau had three RBIs and a run scored on one hit. Zach Williams went 1-for-1 with an RBI, two runs scored and two walks, while Tucker Breen went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run.

Starting pitcher Kenny Reed only had to go three innings to get his first win of the year (1-0), striking out four against four walks and one allowed hit. Austin Beyers finished the game with two strike outs in two innings.

Sprayberry (15-6, 12-4 7AAAAA) hosts Riverwood later today.

King’s Ridge 12, Walker 2: Gabe Lehue, Kevin Bray, Cam Bloebaum, Zach Eikost and Alex Watkins all reached on singles for the Wolverines, with Bloebaum recording a sacrifice fly. Eikost was also strong on the mound, going 3 2/3 innings in middle relief, allowing just one earned run and three hits.

Kennesaw Mountain 12,

Pebblebrook 0 (6 inn.): Riley Gilliam went five innings, striking out six and walking one batter, while Zach Chandler struck out the side in the sixth as the two combined for a no hitter.

Tyler Stevenson, Zach Teem and Terrance Norman each had a double, while Teem was the only multi-hit batter, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. The Mustangs managed 12 runs on just six hits as a team.

Mount Paran Christian 6, Mount Pisgah 1: The Eagles trailed by a run before rattling off five runs in the fifth to clinch the Region 6A win. They also took advantage of four Mt. Pisgah errors.

Taylor Trammell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jake Landon and Landon Faulkner were both 2-for-2 and Matt Norton and Graham True were 1-for-2.

Andrew Maxwell went five innings and gave up five hits while striking out three for his seventh win.

Boys Soccer

Mount Paran Christian 4, Walker 2: With the game tied 2-2 at the half, Kevin Barajas and Cooper Ingram scored in the last 45 minutes to give the Eagles their 14th win of the year. Ingram also assisted on two goals, while Barajas scored one other and Alex Gernatt had a goal and an assist.

Chance Hogan had 10 saves in the net.

Mount Paran (14-2) will play at Kennesaw Mountain on Wednesday.

Walton 3, Etowah 0: Collin Assam led the way for the Raiders with two goals, one assisted by Shaheon Brazegar. Walker Nance’s goal was assisted by Phillip Adams.

Goalkeeper Michael Jurick recorded two saves.

Walton (15-1) hosts Stars Mill later today.

Girls Soccer

Whitefield 6, Christian Heritage 0: The Lady Wolfpack won their seventh game in a row.

Mary Kendrick and Cara Grace Hildebrand each scored two goals, while Frances Hamilton had a goal and two assists. Logan Pearce also scored and assisted one each, while Sophie Kemether added an assist.

Goalkeeper Lauren Burk recorded three saves.

Whitefield (9-6, 7-3) will play at Landmark Christian in its last regular season game on Tuesday.

Mount Paran Christian 4, Walker 0: Charlotte Dayton had two goals and an assist to Abbey Williams, who scored a goal of her own. Ellie Ingram also scored a goal.

Goalkeeper Courtney McKenzie had 12 saves for the Lady Eagles.

Mount Paran (9-6-1, 9-2) will host Kennesaw Mountain on Tuesday.

Walton 4, Etowah 0: Olivia Eck scored two goals to lead the Lady Raiders. Lucy Sanders scored one goal off a corner kick, while also assisting another from the corner, as well as leading a strong defensive effort on the back end. Sara Harden, Helen Byer and Erin Ratchick also played well defensively, as goalkeeper Peyton Ryan only had to make two save efforts. Delanie Erwin scored a goal as well.

Walton (11-3-1) captured the regular season region title and will host Starr’s Mill tonight at Raider Valley.

Kennesaw Mountain 3, East Paulding 0: Cheyenne Golden scored two goals, while Olivia Gaujardo scored once. Emma Tarks assisted each goal scorer and Vannah Moreland had an assist of her own.

With a 2-0 lead at the half, Meredith Baily took to goalkeeper duties for the last 45 minutes of action, recording five saves. Starting keeper Taylor Parker also saved five.

Kennesaw Mountain (9-5-1) will travel to North Paulding today.

Boys Lacrosse

McEachern 11, Wheeler 6: Ahston Waites led McEachern with five goals and four assists, followed by four goals and two assists from Tommy Stabler. Hunter Bloewow added three assists and a goal.

In the net, goalkeeper C.J. Norrell recorded 15 saves.

McEachern (5-7) hosts North Cobb on Monday.

Walton 21, Cherokee 3: Nineteen players scored for Walton in a blowout.

Josh Peretz scored two goals and had three assists, while Cameron Wiley had two goals and two assists. Jake Burstein, Justin Peterman and Russell Cobble each scored two goals.

Jake Hornberger and Rutger Colt combined in the goal in the game. Walton held Cherokee to 12 shots and four clears.

Walton (10-3, 5-3) will play at Chattahoochee on Monday.

Whitefield Academy 12, Holy Innocents’ 11: Justin Brendel scored seven goals, including the game winner with 1:30 to play as the Wolfpack won an Area 1 match.

Alex Manning scored two goals with five assists and Marcus Jones, David Ballew and Braelen Phillips each added single goals.

Whitefield Academy (11-3, 6-2) will host Lovett on Thursday.

Girls Lacrosse

Kell 14, Westminster 9: Kell led 8-4 at halftime and held on to clinch the area title. Leslie Ferguson led with five goals and two assists, followed by four from Talen Francis. Izzy Polermo had a hat trick and an assist, while Haley Swift scored two goals and assisted three.

Goalkeeper Hannah Rozen recorded nine saves.

Kell (13-1, 7-0) plays at Northview on Wednesday.

Harrison 11, Kennesaw

Mountain 9: In a back and forth affair, the Lady Hoyas had to hold onto one- and two-goal leads to edge the Lady Mustangs.

Gaby Grizzle led Harrison with five goals, followed by two goals and an assist from Anne Marie Todaro and two goals from Lindsay Lazilla. Megan Dreyer led Kennesaw Mountain with five goals, followed by three from Abbi Barnett and eight saves from Monica Hicks.

Harrison (11-4) hosts Newnan later today.

Lassiter 27, Etowah 5: Eighteen players scored for Lassiter. Alexa Daugherty led with three goals, followed by two goals and four assists by Natalie Maroun and five assists from Lucy Mills, who scored a goal of her own.

Cara Anderson wasn’t busy, but did have three saves in the goal for Lassiter.

The Lady Trojans (12-2, 5-0) host Charlotte Latin from North Carolina next Friday.

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April 18, 2014
Harrison Boys did not have a victory over North Cobb.
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