April 10, 2013

Prep roundup: Big blast by Mason leads Lions to win

From Staff Reports
sports@daltoncitizen.com

— Christian Heritage School didn’t let Tre Mason’s grand slam go to waste.

Mason’s fourth-inning four-RBI home run gave the Lions the lead for good in a 13-6 varsity baseball victory against visiting North Cobb Christian on Tuesday.

With the Lions (10-7, 7-4 Sub-region 6A-A) trailing 3-2, Mason went deep and his team never looked back.

Mason also had another hit and another RBI in the victory, while Spencer Robbins went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Chase Tidwell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Jake Stokes added a two-run single.

Brady Souther pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing three runs off three hits and four walks. Robbins earned the win in relief, throwing 4 1/3 innings and allowing three runs. He gave up three walks and six hits while striking out five.

Adairsville 5, North Murray 1: The Mountaineers gave up four runs with two outs in the bottom of the first and couldn’t find their offensive rhythm while falling on the road in a Region 5-3A contest.

Brandon Brock was 2-for-4 with a double, and Aaron Granger drove in North Murray’s only run in the third to cut Adairsville’s lead to 4-1.

Granger took the loss on the mound, going four innings and allowing five hits and two walks while striking out seven for the Mountaineers (7-9, 4-3).

Sonoraville 7, Coahulla Creek 5: The Colts (6-11, 3-5 Region 5-3A) lost their second straight game after the Phoenix scored two runs in the eighth.

Tucker Sheram was 3-for-4, while Zack Glines, Braiden Jacobs and Blake Phillips each went 2-for-4. Phillips had a double and an RBI, while Glines had a double. Scout Plott had an RBI double.

Jacobs pitched seven innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks while striking out four. Phillips pitched an inning and allowed two runs (one earned) off a hit and a walk while striking out one.

Calhoun 11, Murray County 0: Noah Price had the lone hit for the Indians (0-12, 0-10 Region 7-2A) in the road loss.

• Southeast Whitfield did not report results from Tuesday’s scheduled home game against Heritage-Catoosa by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.



Golf



• Alicia Cole earned medalist honors as Northwest Whitfield’s girls topped Heritage in a nine-hole match at WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold.

Cole’s 7-over-par 43 led the way for the Lady Bruins, who shot a 134 to beat Heritage’s 158, while Marlee Bingham (44) and Emilee McKinney (47) also scored. Ringgold also participated in the competition, but only had two golfers, one short of the number required for a team score in the match.

• Abbi Tate’s 17-over-par 53 led Coahulla Creek as the Lady Colts tied Gordon Central in a three-team, nine-hole match at Nob North Golf Course in Cohutta.

The Lady Colts, who also got a scoring round from Presley Whitfield (58), finished with a 111, as did Gordon Central. Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe followed with a 126.

Coahulla Creek’s boys finished second, shooting a 187 that was bested by Gordon Central’s 183 but better than LFO’s 220.

Ian Conway shot a 44 to lead the Colts, who also received scoring rounds from Austin Cole (46), Brannon Wilson (48) and Alec Longmire (49).

In junior varsity boys competition against Gordon Central, Walt Douglas shot a 44 to lead the Colts (90), who also received a scoring round from David Manis (46). Gordon Central shot a 126.



Soccer



Dalton girls 2, Gilmer 0: Deanna Marquez scored twice in the second half — on an assist from Alondra Salaises in the 46th minute and an assist from Yanet Hernandez in the 75th minute — to lead the Lady Catamounts (5-5) to the win in Ellijay.

Dalton coach Tony Carlson said the Lady Cats took 39 shots on goal — although he said many were right at Gilmer’s keeper — while the Lady Bobcats had no shots on goal. Carlson said Dalton keeper Maria Medina did make several good defensive plays for the Lady Cats.

Murray County boys 4, Armuchee 1: Juanito Bautista scored one goal and set up another to lead Murray County (10-2-1, 10-1 Region 7-2A) to victory in Chatsworth.

Alberto Soto, Jose Ruiz and Joel Lopez also had goals for Murray County, which led 2-0 at halftime — Armuchee converted a penalty kick to make it 2-1 before the home team pulled away again — while Alejandro Ramirez had an assist and keeper Roberto Zuniga notched seven saves. Murray County had 15 shots on goal.

Murray County girls 2, Armuchee 1: The Lady Indians (7-6, 7-4 Region 7-2A) won in overtime, with Cheyenne Sancho scoring her second goal of the game with four minutes left in the second period of the extra time.

Her first goal came in the first half and was assisted by Raven Henry. Kelsey Pack had 16 saves for Murray County.

Southeast boys 2, East Coweta 2: Erik Salaises scored with 4.6 seconds left to help the Raiders (5-2-1) tie their Class 6A opponents on the road.

Salaises scored Southeast’s first goal as well, with Jaime Arenas credited with the assist. Abel Mendiola made 12 saves as the Raiders’ goalkeeper.

Whitefield Academy girls 6, Christian Heritage 0: The Lady Lions (0-7, 0-4 Sub-region 6A-A) ended the game with 10 players on the field due to injuries, coach Adam Bolin said.

East Coweta girls 10, Southeast 0: The Lady Raiders (4-6), who trailed 5-0 at halftime, lost via mercy rule.

Calhoun girls 10, Morris Innovative 0: The Lady Tigers fell to 1-13 overall and 1-12 in Region 7-2A.

Calhoun boys 7, Morris Innovative 0: The Tigers fell to 7-7 overall and 6-7 in Region 7-2A.



Tennis



• Christian Heritage girls 4, Northwest 1: The Lady Lions (4-1) won the non-league matchup at Edwards Park in Varnell behind a singles sweep from No. 1 Tegan McEntire, 9-7 in pro-set play; No. 2 Claudia Brumlow, 8-5; and No. 3 Sarah Pippin, 8-4, plus a doubles win from No. 2 Courtney Pirkle and Sydney White, 8-3.

The lone court victory for the Lady Bruins (5-5) came from No. 1 doubles combo Sydney Wagner and Alli Wagner, who won 8-2.

• Christian Heritage boys 3, North-west 2: A singles sweep led the Lions (4-4) to victory, with Christian Heritage’s wins coming from No. 1 Phillip McClure, 8-3; No. 2 Evan Townsend, 8-2; and No. 3 Devin Sanders, 8-1.

Northwest (3-7) took both doubles courts with victories from No. 1 Chris Brown and Thomas Blackwell, 8-6, and No. 2 Cody Bourff and Blake Frankenberger, 8-4.

• Murray County did not report results from its scheduled boys and girls matches against Model by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.



Track and field



• Calhoun’s boys and Dalton’s girls were the top teams in a five-team meet at Dalton High.

Calhoun’s boys finished with 85 points, followed by Northwest (77), Dalton (53), Gordon Central (33) and Murray County (6). For the girls, it was Dalton (81), Northwest (80), Gordon Central (36), Calhoun (32) and Murray County (5).

First-place finishers for Dalton’s girls included Caroline Norman (pole vault, 8 feet, 6 inches) and Susan Meinders (100 meters, 12.86 seconds; 300 hurdles, 46.3). Complete information for the Lady Cats’ winners were not available.

First-place finishers for Northwest’s girls were Natalie Williams (3,200, 13:44), Shelby Wilson (1,600, 5:39; 800, 2:28), Maggie Kalafut (400, 1:07), McKinley Hopkins (100 hurdles, 16.07; triple jump, 31-8) and the 4x400 relay team of Wilson, Kalafut, Hopkins and Samantha Wooten (time not available).

In boys competition, Northwest’s first-place finishers were Parker Cook (1,600, 4:53), Jonathan Willman (100, 10.9; triple jump, 41-3; long jump, 20-5), Jalen Lockett (200, 22.77), Alex Reynolds (300 hurdles, 42.01) and the 4x400 relay team of Lockett, Reynolds, Willman and Justin Palmer (4:33).

First-place finishers for Dalton’s boys were Tre Hurt (3,200, 11:03), Ethan Fromm (400, 51.5) and Jesus Torres (pole vault, 10-6).

• Coahulla Creek’s boys and girls teams swept a tri-meet with LaFayette and Ringgold.

The Lady Colts scored 74 points to win, ahead of Ringgold (49) and LaFayette (45). The Colts won with 76 points, with Ringgold (56) and LaFayette (35) following.

For the Lady Colts, A.T. Smith ran the 100-meter dash in 11.66, setting a Coahulla Creek record.

Smith also won the long jump (16-9) and triple jump (30-6). Other Lady Colts winners were Desaree Sardina (shot put, 31-9 1/2), Brysten Pippin (pole vault, 7-0), Ashton Patterson (discus, 82-6) and Elizabeth Holcomb (400, 1:04.34).

Winners for the Coahulla Creek boys were Cordarius Tarver (shot put, 44-1 1/2), Josh Foxx (long jump, 19-5; triple jump, 40-3 3/4) and Preston Pangle (800, 2:12).

• Southeast did not report results of its scheduled meet at Cass by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.