March 13, 2013

Prep roundup: Southeast boys, girls rout Murray County

From Staff Reports

— Southeast Whitfield High School’s boys soccer team responded to Friday’s disappointing loss to rival Dalton with a 4-0 win Tuesday at Murray County.

Erik Salaises’ goal was the only score in the first half, but Byron Miranda scored three goals for the Raiders (2-1) in the final 40 minutes. Southeast’s Christian Saenz and Rodalfo Flores each had assists.

The Raiders’ usual goalkeeper, Abel Mendiola, left the game early and was replaced by Remy Miranda.

“He got run into again and tweaked that knee that had been bothering him,” South-east coach Kevin Kettenring said. “So we thought it was best for him to sit down.”

Southeast lost 3-1 at home to Dalton in Sub-region 7B-4A play last week. Tuesday’s win didn’t count in the league standings — Murray County competes in Region 7-2A — but was a step in the right direction for a team that is behind others in the area when it comes to hours on the field of competition this season.

The Indians dropped to 4-2-1.

Southeast girls 9, Murray County 0: Alejandra Lerma’s four-goal performance highlighted the Lady Raiders’ rout of their border rivals in Chatsworth.

Samantha Gravitt and Diana Paramo each added two goals for Southeast (2-1) — one of Paramo’s scores came on a penalty kick — while Anahay Rangel curved a corner kick into the net for the Lady Raiders’ other goal. Patty Pacheco had an assist on one of Gravitt’s scores.

Maria Canales made three saves while working the first half in goal for Southeast.

Sydney Covington took over in the second half to finish the shutout. Murray County dropped to 4-3 with the loss.

North Murray 5, Adairsville 0: Ismael Cruz scored twice, while Freddy Urbina, Antonio Maldonado and Alexis Solorzano each added a goal for the Mountaineers (4-1, 4-0 Region 5-3A) in the road win.

Maldonado and Urbina each had an assist, while Manuel Gonzalez made six saves to earn the shutout in goal.

Cartersville boys 2, Coahulla Creek 1: A penalty kick conversion in the second half doomed the Colts (3-3, 3-2 Region 5-3A).

Jo-An Barcenas scored Coahulla Creek’s lone goal on a free kick in the 16th minute. The game was tied 1-1 at halftime and the Purple Hurricanes got a penalty kick just six minutes into the second half, Colts coach Eric Parker said.

Missa Fraire made 19 saves in goal for Coahulla Creek, which had 23 shots on goal.

Christian Heritage boys 2, Excel Christian 2 (4-3): The Lions improved to 1-2 overall and in Sub-region 6A-A play with the shootout victory at home.

The game was tied 2-2 at halftime after the Lions’ Christian Joseph and Hunter Dixon each had goals, and neither side scored in the second half or overtime.

In penalty kicks, Ben Crawford, Cameron Hawkins and Phillip Jackson made their attempts, while Joseph made the game-winner. Goalkeeper Andrew McEntyre made six saves in regulation and two during the shootout.

n Cartersville girls 4, Coahulla Creek 0: Regina Pacheco had four shots on goal while Melissa Cabrera made 21 saves for the Lady Colts (0-6, 0-5 Region 5-3A) in the loss.

Adairsville girls 7, North Murray 0: The Lady Mountaineers (0-4, 0-4 Region 5-3A) were outshot 32-8 in the road loss, with North Murray goalkeeper Amber Bandy recording 25 saves.

• Christian Heritage did not report results from its scheduled girls match against Trion by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.


Ringgold 3, Christian Heritage 2: Spencer Robbins pitched solidly for the Lions (3-4), but suffered a tough-luck loss on the road after receiving little support at the plate.

Robbins worked a complete game, allowing two earned runs on six hits with no walks and six strikeouts. But the Lions managed just three hits — Tre Mason was 2-for-3 with a double — and couldn’t finish a rally against Ringgold.

The Tigers struck for a run in the first and added two in the third, but the Lions scored both of their runs in the fifth.

Christian Heritage had the runner representing the tying run on base in the sixth but left him stranded.

The Lions’ home game against Trion, rained out on Monday, has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. today.

• Southeast’s game at Sonoraville, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will instead be played at 5:30 p.m. today.

• Coahulla Creek’s game at LaFayette, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will instead be played at 1 p.m. Saturday.

• Murray County did not report results from Tuesday’s scheduled home game against Chattooga by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.


• Northwest Whitfield’s boys are in fourth place after the opening round of North Geor-gia Invitational at Adairsville’s Barnsley Gardens.

The Bruins’ 354 points trail Peachtree Ridge (208), Roswell (322) and Harrison (341) in the 36-hole tournament, which finishes next Tuesday at The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face. Dalton (353) is fifth while Christian Heritage (369) is ninth.

Ethan Hayes’ 10-over-par 82 led Northwest, which also had scoring rounds from Sam Speights (84), Chad Flanders (89) and Silas Ledford (90). For Christian Heritage, A.J. Hooper and Cole Townsend each shot 85, while Blake Carver (95) and Kyle Stanley (104) also scored.

Dalton did not report individual scores by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.

Dalton girls 139, Northwest 162: Olga Fouche’s 6-over-par 42 was good for medalist honors and helped lead the Lady Cats to victory in the nine-hole match at Dalton Golf and Country Club.

Carson Roberts (45) and Mabel McKone (52) also scored for Dalton, while Northwest’s counting rounds came from Marlee Bingham (51), Alecia Cole (53) and Dallas Coker (58).

Southeast boys 188, North Murray 204: Eric Sosebee shot a 6-over-par 42 to lead the Raiders to victory in nine-hole play at Indian Trace in Chatsworth.

Also scoring for Southeast were Andrew Head (45), Jackie Stephens (48) and Cameron Maynard (53).

The Mountaineers’ Adrian Patino shot a 41 to earn medalist honors. Luke Bearden (52), Zach Sanford (53) and Jacob Sexton (58) also scored for North Murray.

• North Murray’s girls shot a 147 at Calhoun Elks, besting Gordon Central’s 188. Coahulla Creek and Lakeview-Fort Ogle- thorpe each only had two golfers, one short of the number required for a team score.

Jocelyn Blair shot a 3-over-par 37 for the Lady Mountaineers, while Dara Dople (54) and Tillie Hughes (56) also scored.

Scoring for the Lady Colts were Abbi Tate (53) and Presley Whitfield (66).


Dalton girls 4, LaFayette 1: The Lady Cats (5-0) got the victory at home and improved to 3-0 in Sub-region 7B-4A play with singles wins from No. 2 Kara Pendley, 6-2, 6-3, and No. 3 Anna Grace Wilson, 6-0, 6-2, plus doubles victories from No. 1 Sheridan Fromm and Mackenzie Creswell, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, and No. 2 Caroline Calfee and Rachel Bakker, 6-1, 6-4.

Dalton boys 5, LaFayette 0: The Cats (5-0, 3-0) won at home behind singles victories from No. 1 Jacob Johnson, 6-0, 6-3, No. 2 Nathan Bryant, 6-2, 7-5, and No. 3 Shazman Ali, 6-1, 6-0, plus doubles wins from No. 1 B.J. Rowland and Thomas Delay, 6-0, 6-0, and No. 2 Nicholas Nelson and Josh Mc-Craven, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

North Murray girls 4, Ridgeland 1: The Lady Mountaineers (3-2) got singles victories from No. 2 Kara Deal, 6-0, 6-0, and No. 3 Andrea Dunn, 6-1, 6-0, plus doubles wins from No. 1 Hanna Abdelrazzaq and Alex Westmoreland, 6-0, 6-0, and No. 2 Lindsey Ray and Hannah Hensley, 6-0, 6-0.

North Murray boys 5, Ridgeland 0: The Mountaineers (4-1) got singles victories from No. 1 Drew Mosteller, 6-1, 6-0, No. 2 Alex Ellis, 6-0, 6-2, and No. 3 Chris Hayes, 6-3, 6-0, plus doubles wins via forfeit from No. 1 Mark Lents and Dylan Davis and No. 2 Jacob Ledford and Taylor Bryson.

Murray County girls 5, Dade County 0: The Lady Indians (4-2, 1-0 Region 7-2A) got singles wins from No. 1 Gabbie Bordelon, 6-1, 6-1, No. 2 Allison Jones, 6-0, 6-1, and No. 3 Trinity Rittenhouse, 6-0, 6-0, plus doubles victories from No. 1 Erica Steelman and Julie Cole, 6-4, 6-1, and No. 2 Kailey Webb and Chloe Brown, 6-0, 6-0.

Dade County boys 3, Murray County 2: The Indians (1-5, 0-1 Region 7-2A) got a singles win from No. 2 Jacob Thomason, 6-1, 7-5, plus a doubles victory from No. 1 Josh McLendon and Joseph Harry, 6-4, 6-2.

Cartersville boys 3, Coahulla Creek 2: The Colts lost for just the second time in eight matches to start the season, dropping the Region 5-3A contest at home. They got a singles win from No. 2 Jake Mathis, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0, 6-2, plus a doubles win from No. 2 Andy Dixon and Jake Stephenson, 6-4, 6-0.

Cartersville girls 5, Coahulla Creek 0: The Lady Colts dropped to 4-4 overall and in Region 5-3A competition.

Walker girls 4, Christian Heritage 1: The Lady Lions (3-1, 1-1 Sub-region 6A-A) got a singles win from No. 1 Tegan McEntire, 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (12-10).

Walker boys 5, Christian Heritage 0: The Lions fell to 2-2 overall and in Sub-region 6A-A.

Track and field

• Coahulla Creek’s girls scored 58 points to beat host Gordon Lee (55), LaFayette (46) and Dade County (0) in a four-team meet in Chickamauga. The Colts also won, scoring 64 points to beat LaFayette (54), Gordon Lee (42) and Dade County (0).

A.T. Smith won the long jump for the Lady Colts with a leap of 17 feet, 5 inches. She also won the 100-meter dash in 12.80 seconds. Also winning for the girls was Evelyn Botello (1,600, 6:46), Taylor Graham (400, 1:14) and Sami Newsome (800, 3:21).

Josh Fox cleared 6-0 to win the high jump for the Colts. He also won the triple jump, although his distance was not available. Also winning were the 4x100 relay team of Josue Dominguez, Jordan Tant, Fox and Labron Kendrick (47.27), Dominguez (100, time not available; 200, 24.0), Christian Michaylo (110 hurdles, time not available; 300 hurdles, 55.0).

n Northwest and Southeast did not report results from scheduled meets by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.