North Murray High School Mountaineers

October 11, 2013

Prep roundup: Southeast volleyball cruises in first round



Ringgold 12, North Murray 3: After playing six games in five days in the Region 5-3A tournament at Hamilton Crossing in Adairsville, the Lady Mountaineers couldn’t overcome one of the best teams in the state in their quest to capture the school’s first softball region title.

However, for a team still trying to reach .500 with its record, North Murray has plenty to be proud of with its run after entering the tournament as the No. 5 seed.

Despite the loss to Ringgold, the Lady Mountaineers will be the region’s No. 2 seed for the Class 3A state tournament and will host the No. 3 seed from Region 7. The first round of the state tournament is scheduled to begin Wednesday with doubleheaders in a best-of-three series. A third game, if necessary, would be played Thursday.

Against Ringgold, North Murray led 3-1 in the middle of the third inning before the Lady Tigers scored five in the bottom half of the inning and then added six more in the sixth to end the game via the mercy rule.

The Lady Mountaineers had just six hits, and Amber Bandy was the lone player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

“I think most people didn’t think that we would be here, but we kept that motivation throughout the tournament,” said North Murray coach Steve Granger, who is in his first season leading the team. “We might have been physically exhausted after playing seven games in six days, but Ringgold is a great team.”

The Lady Tigers didn’t lose a single game this season against Region 5-3A competition.

Cross country

• Murray County’s boys cross country team won a six-team meet at Meeks Park in Union County, with the Indians scoring 43 points to finish ahead of Gilmer (46), Lumpkin County (62), Union County (114), Fannin County (136) and Towns County (226).

Servio Martinez took second among individuals to lead the Indians, completing the 5K (3.1-mile) course in 18 minutes and 48 seconds.

Ivan Delgado (seventh, 19:40), Antonio Martinez (ninth, 19:49), Filiberto Nunez (11th, 19:53) and Jose Ruiz (14th, 19:58) also scored for the Indians.

In the girls meet, Murray County finished with 150 points, behind Gilmer (49), Union County (49), Lumpkin County (56) and Towns County (114).

The Lady Indians got scoring runs from Katlyn Richardson (ninth, 24:50), Chloe Brown (24th, 27:07), Nicole Hammett (36th, 29:12), Maddie Phillips (38th, 29:49) and Maria Ruiz (43rd, 32:16).

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