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Prep Roundup: Brookwood boys win Carrollton Invitational

CARROLLTON - Brookwood had eight runners place in the top 14 as it ran away with the team title in the Class AAAAA division of the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday.

Kevin Marsh was the overall race winner with a time of 17 minutes, 14 seconds. The Broncos scored 19 team points to win the team title, beating the 70 points scored by second-place McEachern.

Tucker Forbes (17:34), Morgan Malanoski (17:39), Matt Layman (17:40) and Matt Barudin (17:45) placed third through sixth. Billy Coggin (18:14) placed 11th, Drew Vander Wood (18:16) was 12th and Hamilton Askew (18:19) was 14th.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Eagles claim Champions title

MOBILE, Ala. - Collins Hill's Carlos Galindo took first place at the Challenge of Champions and led the Eagles to a first place finish.

Galindo won the race with a time of 16 minutes, 14 seconds as Collins Hill had five runners place in the top 10. The Eagles scored 26 points to claim the team title. Nganda Gatei (16:15) was second, Andy Gonzalez (16:52) was fifth, Justin Bourn (17:06) was ninth and Ben Ottoston (17:20) was 10th.

Mill Creek places second in Carrollton Invitational

CARROLLTON - Austin Boetje finished sixth with a time of 16 minutes, 33 seconds as Mill Creek took second place in the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday.

Steven Zwick (16:51) came in 13th, Brandon Gaunt (17:12) was 24th, Mitch Flammang (17:28) was 27th, Shane Huckeba (17:41) finished 47th. Tajay Hoppines (17:48) placed 55th and Tyler Kvietkus (18:07) was 77th for the Hawks.

Stars place fifth in Carrollton Invitational

CARROLLTON - Providence took fifth place in the Class AAAA division at the Carrollton Invitational.

Leading the Stars was James Watkins (18:44) who came in 16th. Jonathan Duffie (19:04) finished 23rd, Keith Kreutzer (19:10) was 25th, Sam Stephens (19:23) was 29th and Robby Barker (19:38) was 35th.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Eagles shine at Challenge of Champions

MOBILE, Ala. - Collins Hill placed five runners in the top 20 to win the Challenge of Champions on Saturday, which featured state champions from four different states.

The Eagles scored 42 points to win the race and were led by Nicky Akande. The senior ran a time of 18 minutes, 1 second to place second. Chloe Whitworth took sixth with a time of 19:55.

Providence finishes fourth in Carrollton Invitational

CARROLLTON - Providence came in fourth place at the Carrollton Invitational.

Finishing in the top 20 were Lauren Kelly (21:30) in third place and Allison Prag (22:36) came in 11th. Claire Park (24:02) was 27th, Katy Jordan (24:18) was 30th and Beth Morris (24:47) finished 39th.

Mill Creek places eighth

CARROLLTON - Mill Creek placed eighth out of 19 teams at the Carrollton Invitational on Saturday.

Brittany Westmereld (20:17) led the way, finishing 16th for the Hawks, while Alicia Connolly (20:38) placed 22nd. Lauren Scott finished 47th with a time of 21:25, Caitlin Austin (21:54) came in 59th, Rachel Hull (22:15) was 76th, Alex Ezzell (22:17) finished 79th and Kelsey Kennedy (22:19) was 82nd for the Hawks.

SOFTBALL

GAC wins Silver Championship

COLUMBUS - Greater Atlanta Christian (9-7) beat Harris County 4-3 in eight innings, but fell to Woodstock 7-3 on Friday, and came back on Saturday to defeat Jones County (4-3), Starrs Mill (1-0), and Northside (1-0) at the Shaw Invitational.

Carly Busbee got the win against Harris County. Sierra Lawrence was 4-for-4 with a run, Chaney Means was 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Courtney Czentinal was 1-for-3 and Brianna Stewart added a hit and an RBI for the Spartans.

Against Woodstock, Means was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Lawrence was 1-for-3 with an RBI, Chandler Alverson had a hit, an RBI and a run, and Morgan Sitzes also had a hit and a run for GAC (6-7).

On Saturday, Brianna Stewart got the win against Jones County, after she threw seven innings, and gave up five hits and two earned runs.

Sarah Armstrong was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI, while Carly Busbee knocked in a run. Sitzes also scored two runs for the Spartans.

In the second game on Saturday, Busbee pitched a complete game shut out, and struck out five batters and gave up five hits against Starr's Mill.

Alverson had a sac fly in the second inning to score the only run of the game. Means went 1-for-3 for GAC.

Armstrong shut out Northside in the final game on Saturday. Armstrong gave up four hits and struck out six batters.

Offensively, Means went 2-for-3 with a double, Lawrence went 1-for-3 with a run, and Carley Busbee got an RBI for the Spartans.

Panthers go 4-1 at tourney

WATKINSVILLE - Parkview finished 4-1 in the Oconee Tournament on Saturday.

The Panthers lost to Jackson County 4-3, but shut out South Effingham 1-0 on Friday night. Parkview beat Riverwood (4-0), Stephens County (7-1) and Effingham County (5-3) on Saturday.

Against South Effingham, Summer Rose had the game winning, walk-off home run in the bottom of the sixth for Parkview.

On Saturday, Rose got the win to help shut out Riverwood 4-0. Sara Coker had two hits, while Sarah McFall, Katie Block and Katie Block each had a hit apiece for the Panthers.

Parkview's Corie Terwilliger went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Emily Chosewood had two hits and an RBI, while Kailey Browning picked up a win on Saturday against Stephens County.

Rose faced Effingham County and registered the win for the Panthers, while offensively she went 2-for-3. Emily Chosewood had a solo home run, while Sara Coker had two hits, and Krista Gustafson had an RBI and two hits for Parkview (13-6, 4-0).

Shiloh beats Carrollton, Bremen, GMC

CARROLLTON - Shiloh beat Carrollton 3-1, shut out Bremen 8-0 in five innings, and shut out GMC 7-0 on Saturday at the Carrollton Invitational.

Monet Daly gave up one run, and got the win against Carrollton. Amber Johnson was 1-for-3 with a run and a walk, while Jenna Carr and Amber Stillwell were both 2-for-4. Allison Lynn went 2-for-2 with a walk and Ayana Spivey was 1-for-3.

In the second game, Jenna Carr pitched a no-hitter to shut out Bremen. Offensively, Carr was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs and Johnson was 2-for-4 with two runs a two RBIs. Amber Stillwell was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Lynn was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Tonisha Callaway and Lynn Daly each drove in a run for Shiloh.

In the final game, Jenna Carr pitched another shut out against GMC and allowed only four hits and struck out five.

Johnson was 2-for-3 with three runs and a walk and Stillwell was 2-for-3 with three runs, two home runs and four RBIs. Ayana Spivey was 2-for-3 with a run and Lynn scored an RBI for the Generals (11-4, 2-1).

Providence 6, Mountain View 1

LILBURN - Kylie Kleinschmidt (12-4) struck out 14 batters, gave up a hit an no earned runs to pick up a win as Providence defeated Mountain View 6-1 on Saturday.

At the plate, Kleinschmidt was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run, while Jessie Kowalewicz had a triple and drove in two runs. Katie Beals helped out with a hit, an RBI and a run for the Stars (14-4).

Kennesaw Mountain 4, Dacula 2

KENNESAW - Dacula (8-5-1) fell to Kennesaw Mountain 4-2 on Friday night.

Charlotte Siever was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Jenny Willis was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Dacula, while Alex Payne got the loss in the circle.

Duluth goes 1-1

CARROLLTON - Duluth shut out Spalding 8-0, but fell to Harralson 6-4 in eight innings on Friday.

Against Spalding, Ivy Knox picked up the win after she struck out four batters and gave up a hit in six innings. Offensively, Megan Lipps was 3-for-4 and Sam Martin was 4-for-4.

While facing Harralson, Chantelle Curinton was 1-for-3 with a home run, Asa Hilliard went 2-for-2, Audrey Fortmann was 1-for-2, and Sam Martin went 1-for-3.

VOLLEYBALL

GAC wins Darlington Tournament

ROME - Greater Atlanta Christian defeated Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe (25-10, 25-12), South Paulding (25-8, 25-10), Heritage (25-19, 25-4), Whitefield Academy (25-5, 25-13), LaFayette (25-9, 25-17) and Darlington (25-21, 25-10) to win the Darlington Tournament on Saturday.

Amanda Komisarow led the Spartans with 64 kills and 22 digs, while Rachel Waldrop contributed 20 kills and 51/2 blocks. Ali Cox and Morgan McKnight each had 18 kills, and Courtney Parker helped with 18 digs and 12 aces. Catherine Chason had 104 assists on the night for GAC (14-5).

Komisarow and Chason were named to the all-tournament team.

Norcross goes 1-3

LILBURN - Norcross fell to Lassiter (25-22, 25-21), Kell (25-15, 25-16), and North Cobb (25-20, 23-25, 25-18), but topped Parkview (25-18, 28-26) at the Cobb/Gwinnett Challenge on Saturday night.

Rachel Monteagudo had 48 assists, while Briana Jordan contributed 43 kills and 26 digs. Sara Snider had 17 digs with two aces, Alex DeMercey finished with 23 kills, Macy Clark added 22 digs, and Cameryn Massey helped with 24 assists for the Blue Devils (4-7, 2-0).

-Compiled by Kate Awtrey

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