From Staff Reports
Coahulla Creek High School’s boys cross country team had the best finish among local teams and the best local individual finish at the Chattanooga Cross Country League Meet No. 3.
Host Baylor School blew the field away with 36 points, while the Colts finished second with 122. Walt Douglas’ fifth-place finish was the best among locals with a time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds. Northwest Whitfield finished third in the boys’ 28-team field with 132 points, while Northwest’s girls finished fifth with 226 points in a 20-team field.
Also scoring for Coahulla Creek’s boys were Sadoth Fraire (17th, 17:57), Missael Fraire (33rd, 18:34), Gaspar Andres (35th, 18:40) and Oscar Andres (36th, 18:41).
“We are a lot stronger than we were last year, and they are getting better and better every week,” Colts coach Josh Deslattes said. “We feel like we are doing really well.
Walt has stepped up as our No. 1 runner, and the other runners are all quality high school runners as well,” he said. “(Tuesday’s) weather was just perfect for a race, and we got some really good times out of them. I am pretty optimistic at taking first this year in our region after finishing second last year.”
Henson Gibbs finished 11th in 17:36 to lead the Bruins, who also received scoring runs from Lane Bramblett (12th, 17:42), Dylan Richards (19th, 18:05), Brandon Bolino (45th, 18:47) and Kyle Roberts (50th, 19:01).
Dalton (312) rounded out the top 10. Eduardo Moredo ran an 18:08 to finish 21st for the Catamounts, who also received scoring runs from Junior Perez (62nd, 19:22), Luke Rasey (63rd, 19:23), Johan Vargas (80th, 19:50) and Moises Ponce (86th, 19:57).
Southeast Whitfield also competed, finishing 13th with 368 points. Luiz Perez finished 40th with a time of 18:46 for the Raiders, who also received scoring runs from Christian Gonzalez (78th, 19:37), Daniel Triana (81st, 19:42), Hunter Young (87th, 19:56) and Omar Ruiz (94th, 20:01).
On the girls side, Tennessee’s Signal Mountain won with 49 points, followed by Heritage and Baylor (58), Home School (80), Northwest, Chattanooga’s Girls Preparatory School (263), Dalton (268), Chattanooga Christian (282), Southeast (293) and Coahulla Creek (301) to round out the top 10.
The Lady Raiders’ Isabel Salinas had the best finish among local girls, placing 24th with a time of 22:25. Also scoring for Southeast was Ana Padilla (45th, 23:31), Jessica Flores (68th, 24:42), Maria Quijano (92nd, 26:07) and Jenny Contreras (114th, 27:46).
Jen Riviera finished 37th in 22 minutes, 59 seconds for the Lady Bruins. Also scoring for Northwest was Caroline Duffy (38th, 22:59), Samantha Wooten (47th, 23:42), Ashley Sweeney (63rd, 24:24) and Leah Frye (68th, 24:39).
Bitia Paz ran a 23:55 to finish 48th for the Lady Cats, who also received scoring runs from Monica Vega (51st, 24:09), Julia Sain (53rd, 24:18), Brenda Rodriguez (56th, 24:30) and Adriana Perez (60th, 24:57).
Evelyn Botello finished 48th in 23:42 for the Lady Colts, who also received scoring runs from Rachel Cherry (56th, 24:01), Ationza Smith (72nd, 25:01), Bethany Goodwin (73rd, 25:01) and Hayley Hight (100th, 26:31).
• Northwest 6, Ridgeland 2: Macy Weeks’ bases-loaded, two-out double cleared the bases and broke a 1-1 tie in a four-run third inning to push the Lady Bruins. Weeks finished the game 2-for-2 and was the only player from Northwest (23-3, 7-1 Sub-region 7B-4A) with multiple hits.
“We kind of scattered them around tonight,” said coach Jason Brooker. “The middle of our order, if one of them isn’t getting it done, someone else is getting it done. The bottom of the order does a good job of making things happen. Everyone is chipping in.”
Northwest scored a pair of unearned runs in the fourth to seal the win. BriLeigh Baggett pitched a complete game, giving up three hits while striking out five.
• Coahulla Creek 15, Adairsville 0: The Lady Colts (19-6, 9-3 Region 5-3A) scored 10 runs in the first inning and five more in the third to win a three-inning game via mercy rule.
Madeleine Kalafut scored three times, Nikki Hollis had a double and two RBIs, Sydney Ross was 2-for-2, Kala Franks finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Sydney Wilson also scored twice.
Coahulla Creek used three pitchers to celebrate senior night.
“We spread our pitching around and got a lot of girls some action,” Lady Colts coach Josh Swiney said. “We didn’t have any walks.”
Erin Harden pitched 1 1/3 innings, striking out three with no hits or walks. Hollis pitched 2/3, allowing one hit. Shelbe Dilbeck pitched the final inning, also allowing one hit.
• Sonoraville 3, North Murray 1: Kara Deal finished 2-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Mountaineers (9-15, 6-7 Region 5-3A). Samantha Stafford had the lone RBI for the Lady Mountaineers. Megan Pittman added a triple.
Deal pitched all seven innings, allowing no earned runs with five hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
• LaFayette 5, Southeast Whitfield 0: Madison Pearson, Emily Beck, Chaya Drury and Lily Johnson each went 1-for-3 as the Lady Raiders (7-15, 1-7) dropped a Sub-region 7B-4A contest.
• Gordon Lee 12, Christian Heritage 0: Megan McKinney pitched the entire game as the Lady Lions’ lone senior on senior night.
She allowed five earned runs off eight hits and three walks while striking out three. Mikayla Russell went 1-for-2 for Christian Heritage (7-14, 0-7 Sub-region 6A-A).
• Heritage-Catoosa 12, Dalton 0: The Lady Cats (8-19, 2-7 Sub-region 7B-4A) managed just three hits, while six of the Lady Generals’ runs were unearned.
• Northwest downed Murray County 25-20, 25-5 in a non-area match and then defeated Area 7-4A foe Ridgeland, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15.
Whitley Brooker finished with 32 assists and four aces for the Lady Bruins (17-12, 3-2). Mary Kate Allen had 20 kills, six aces and three blocks. McKinley Hopkins had 12 kills, six aces and two blocks. Peyton Maret had eight aces and seven kills, plus a block.
“We stepped it up on our serving game tonight,” Northwest coach Jennifer Quinn said. “We had 25 aces for the night.”
Murray County lost 25-12, 25-18 to Ridgeland. Alex Johnson had 10 assists for the Lady Indians (3-14). Tiffany Markey had 10 digs, Jenna Stanley had eight aces and Kathryn Hill had eight aces.
• Southeast Whitfield earned a split in two Area 7-4A matches, beating Gilmer 25-22, 25-19 but falling to Heritage 25-16, 27-25.
Melisa Fraire had 15 digs for the Lady Raiders (16-8, 3-2). Yasmeen Paloblanco finished with 22 digs. Angie Purkey had 34 assists and 13 digs. Wendy Perez finished with 10 kills. Gaby Gonzalez added eight kills. Yolanda Melgarejo had seven kills. Serena Ramsey had 13 kills. Tania Lopez finished with 19 digs.
• Coahulla Creek earned a split in a pair of Area 5-3A matches, beating North Murray 27-25, 25-12 and dropping a match to Ringgold 23-25, 25-16, 25-12. Gabrielle Henderson led the Lady Colts (9-20, 3-4) with 13 kills, seven digs and three aces. Taylor Ogle had 19 assists and four aces, and Nikki Ross finished with nine kills, a block and four aces.
• Christian Heritage lost a pair of matches to Walker-Marietta, 25-16, 25-18, and Darlington, 25-13, 25-23. The Lady Lions fall to 13-8 overall and 2-2 in Area 4-A. Only the loss against Walker was a league match. Christian Heritage community coach Lisa Donahue did not report any individual statistics.
• Northwest’s junior varsity team dropped a pair of matches at home, falling 25-19, 25-16 to Murray County and 25-5, 25-12 to Ridgeland. Hannah Jackson had four aces to lead the Lady Bruins (14-8).
• Dalton and North Murray did not report results and statistics from their scheduled matches.