VARNELL — Soccer
• Murray County boys 3, Pepperell 0: Victor Bautista scored twice for Murray County (12-3, 12-2), which led 2-0 at halftime in the road win.
Cesar Romero added a score for Murray County, while John David Adams, Juan Bautista and Jose Ruiz each had one assist and Roberto Zuniga made three saves.
• Murray County girls 2, Pepperell 1: The Lady Indians scored twice in the first half and held their 2-1 halftime lead until the end.
Vivian Gamboa scored both goals for visiting Murray County (6-9-1, 6-9), with assists from Morgan Devitt.
n Morris Innovative boys 5, Chattooga 1: The Tigers (11-5, 11-4 Region 7-2A) led 3-0 at halftime of their Region 7-2A home match. Carlos Beltran scored twice in the first half and the third of the half came from Elmer Hernandez on a corner kick.
Marco Espinoza scored from David Solis’ and Mynor Bautista’s assists in the second half, and Bautista had the final Morris Innovative goal.
Oscar Reyes was in goal for the Tigers and Edgar Romero also had a strong game at striker.
n Morris Innovative girls 2, Chattooga 0: The Lady Tigers (2-15, 2-14) earned a season sweep against their Region 7-2A foes and also the first home win in program history.
Sabrina Sanchez scored both Morris Innovative goals in the first half. The first goal was a penalty kick after a hand ball near the net. Goalkeeper Brianda Martinez held Chattooga scoreless in the first half, while Sanchez and Itzel Moreno shared goalkeeper duties for the Lady Tigers in the second half.
• Murray County’s girls qualified for the Class 2A state sectional May 3 at Waycross, after shooting 209 and finishing third at the Region 7-2A tournament at the Calhoun Elks Golf Course.
Girls must shoot a 220 or better at region to qualify for the Class 2A sectional tournament. Sisters Amber Lewis (100) and Emily Lewis (109) scored for the Lady Indians, while Rebekah Wildes (114) also played on the par-71 course. Only the best two individual scores count toward the team tally.
“I’m really proud they shot the qualifying score for us as little as we’ve gotten to play and practice this season,” Murray County coach Brett Dotson said. “I thought we did really well to qualify. Amber played great on the front nine, shooting a 43. She struggled a little bit on back but I’m proud all three girls finished.”
Calhoun won with a 164, followed by Armuchee (198).
Murray County’s boys didn’t have the required golfers for a team score at the boys tournament at Fields Ferry in Calhoun.
Ethan Wright (104), Jagger Childers (107) and Donald King (114) competed for the Indians.
Calhoun won with a 340, followed by Dade County (358).
• Dalton girls 143, North Murray 164: Olga Fouche shot a 6-over-par 42 in the nine-hole match at Dalton Golf and Country Club for the Lady Catamounts, while Lyndsey Parker (48) and Baylee Mitchell (53) also scored.
North Murray’s scorers were Hali Sheram (52), Emily Brogden (53) and Tillie Hughes (59).
Southeast Whitfield’s Hannah Dempsey (68) also played as her school’s lone competitor.