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Prep Roundup: Parkview's Croxton tosses no-hitter

LILBURN - Kelly Croxton struck out nine and threw a no-hitter Thursday in Parkview's 7-0 win over Marietta in the Cobb-Gwinnett Challenge.

Croxton allowed two walks for the Panthers, who are now 4-4 on the season. Summer Rose had a triple and an RBI and Courtney Folsom added two RBIs for Parkview.

SOFTBALL

North Gwinnett 5, Woodstock 0

SUWANEE - Mary Beth O'Rouke hurled a complete-game shutout as the North Gwinnett Bulldogs defeated defending state champion Woodstock 5-0 on Thursday in the HomeAmerica Invitational.

At the plate, O'Rouke had a double and two RBIs, Emily Althafer had two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored and Brianna Shallis and Emily Beam had back-to-back pinch hits to score the final run for the Bulldogs (2-1-1).

Mill Creek 8, Brookwood 1

HOSCHTON - Megan Lock struck out five in three innings of work to help lead the Mill Creek Hawks to a 8-1, five-inning victory over Brookwood on Thursday in the HomeAmerica Invitational.

Devin Dossman was 3-for-3 with an RBI and Cynthia Parkhurst added two hits, a run and an RBI for the Hawks, who are now 4-1 on the year.

Berkmar 21, Meadowcreek 3

NORCROSS - Berkmar's Nikki Threat pitched a one-hitter for the Patriots on Thursday and also went 5-for-5 at the plate, with five RBIs and three runs, in a 21-3 win over Meadowcreek.

Samantha Myers and Michael Brown each added two hits and three runs for the Patriots, who are now 1-2 on the season.

Central 7, Westminster 4

LAWRENCEVILLE - Jennifer Matthews was 2-for-2 with two RBIs to help lead Central Gwinnett to a 7-4 win over Westminster on Thursday.

Ashlyn Arp added two hits and two RBIs and Caitlin Moyer and Bri Hampton each had three hits for the Black Knights, who are now 6-3 on the season.

Pitcher Ginny Emery (2-0) got the win, allowing four runs and striking out three in seven innings.

Jefferson 3, Hebron 2

DACULA - Hebron dropped to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in Region 8-A with a tough 3-2 loss to visiting Jefferson on Thursday.

Britt Pecht and Victoria Fink each had hits for the Lions.

Fink was also the pitcher, striking out five and allowing two earned runs and eight hits in seven innings.

Apalachee 1, Stephens County 0

TOCCOA - Courtney Gunby took a no-hitter into the 7th inning and centerfielder Carrie Ehling made a game-saving play to help lift Apalachee to a 1-0 win over Stephens County on Thursday.

With two outs in the seventh, Gunby allowed her first hit of the game to right-center field, but Ehling got to the ball quickly and started a perfect relay to the plate to end the game. Gunby struck out 14 in the win.

Mendy Henson had one hit and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh for the Wildcats, who are now 5-0 on the season and 3-0 in 8-AAA.

VOLLEYBALL

Dacula sweeps past Central, Brookwood

DACULA - The Dacula Falcons swept past Brookwood (25-11, 22-25, 27-25) and Central Gwinnett (25-17, 14-25, 25-20) on Thursday.

Roseland Corneille had a combined 39 assists for the Falcons, who are now 2-0 on the season. Abbie Daniel had 10 kills in the win over Brookwood and Madison Kubal had eight kills versus Central.

After losing to Dacula, Brookwood bounced back to rally past Central Gwinnett (25-13, 23-25, 25-20) on Thursday at Dacula.

Kelsey Gratton had five kills and three blocks and Lissie Terry added eight digs for the Broncos, who are now 6-2 on the season.

Wesleyan downs Prince Avenue, Athens Academy

ATHENS - The defending state champion Wesleyan Wolves improved to 7-1 on the season with consecutive wins over Prince Avenue and Athens Academy on Thursday.

Anne Marie Armstrong had 11 kills, Haley Collins added 11 kills and nine digs and Brooke Atkinson finished with 12 digs for the Wolves.

Hebron downs Yeshiva, falls to Decatur

DECATUR - After getting swept by host Decatur (25-11, 25-11), the Hebron volleyball team rebounded with a victory over Yeshiva (25-23, 25-15) on Thursday.

Hebron is now 3-3 on the season.

Providence splits with Mt. Pisgah, Grayson

LILBURN - The Providence Stars fell to Mt. Pisgah (28-26, 25-21) but battled back to defeat Grayson (25-23, 25-22) on Thursday.

Caroline Adams had seven blocks, Kirsten Olsen had five aces and Lindsay Meredith added five aces for the Stars, who are now 2-2 on the season.

- Compiled by Corey Clark

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