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PREP ROUNDUP: Providence stays undefeated in region

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

ROSWELL -- Christin Stewart went 3-for-3 with a double, triple, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead No. 8 Providence Christian (4-5, 2-0 region) over Fellowship Christian 9-5 Thursday. Other top hitters were Zach Rutland, who went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, a run scored and an RBI, and Alan Skinner, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base.

Steven Slaughter picked up the win as he went five innings, giving up four earned runs, while striking out three. Erich Stahl struck out six in the final two innings to earn the save.

BASEBALL

Buford 14, Central 0

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Buford disposed of Central Gwinnett in five innings 14-0 Thursday. Top hitters for the No. 3-ranked Wolves (7-1) were Troy Herterick, who went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Josh Heddinger went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Adam Hampton went 1-for-2 with an RBI sac fly. Sam Clay picked up the win as he pitched five innings, giving up one hit and striking out 10.

Blessed Trinity 11, GAC 6

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian fell to No. 1 Blessed Trinity 11-6 Thursday. Top hitters for the Spartans were Rafe Chapple, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Robby McPherson, who went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

GIRLS SOCCER

GAC 10, Decatur 0

NORCROSS -- The No. 1-ranked Spartans ran away from Decatur in an Area 6-AA game 10-0 Thursday. Chelsea Gandy-Cromer netted a hat trick, while Anna Douglas and Alie Peterson had two goals apiece for GAC (9-0-1, 4-0 area). Scoring single goals were Kelsey Pelletier, Lauren Bryan and Rachel Garcia.

Killian Hill 4, Covenant Academy 3

CUMMING -- Killian Hill got a go-ahead goal by Ky Hayes in the 74th minute to push its record to 6-0 Thursday. Paige Williams had two goals and one assist, while Julia Smith tallied a goal.

Peachtree Ridge 1, Norcross 0

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge (5-4, 1-0) opened area play with a 1-0 win over Norcross Wednesday. Scoring the lone goal for the Lions was Shelby Jennings, with an assist from Emily Edmond.

BOYS TENNIS

Brookwood 5, Berkmar 0

SNELLVILLE -- The No. 9-ranked Broncos ran their record to 10-0 on the season, easily defeating the Patriots Thursday. Drew Wendel, David Brown and Amarin Montroy won their singles matches. The doubles teams of Rahul Sharma and Jody Chan, and Jake Whyte and Matt Jones also won.

Peachtree Ridge 4, North 1

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge (3-1, 3-0 region) scored wins in all three singles matches and took No. 2 doubles to upend North Gwinnett 4-1 Thursday. Scoring wins for the Lions in singles were Alex Makarenko, David Wang and Jahith Choppara. The No. 2 doubles team of Jacob Kukler and Chris Copeland also won.

Collins Hill 4, Norcross 1

NORCROSS -- Collins Hill (8-2, 2-0) got two wins in singles and two wins in doubles to earn the win over Norcross Thursday. Chris Clark and Evan Padvorac picked up wins in singles. The doubles teams of Alec Rahmanian and Jake Inderrieden, and Marcus Maloney and Peyton Rushing also won.

Dacula 4, Archer 1

DACULA -- Dacula (6-5, 3-1) earned its third win in region play, beating Archer 4-1 Thursday. Picking up wins in singles for the Falcons were Jame O'Leary and Stephen Nelson. The doubles teams of Joel Salazar and Austin Schulte, and Zak Germaine and Spencer Richardson also took home victories.

South 5, Shiloh 0

SNELLVILLE -- South Gwinnett went on the road Thursday and easily defeated Shiloh 5-0. Winning for the Comets in singles play were Emiranmi Pepe, Jaigu George and Keaton Duty. The doubles teams of Chas Ried and Che Estes, and Jamell Sowell and Jasper Tseng also won.

Central 3, Grayson 2

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Central Gwinnett (9-3, 4-1) took three matches to beat Grayson. Winning for Central Gwinnett in singles were Ennis Millender and Tommy Nguyen. The team of Aaron Miller and Tony Nguyen won at No. 2 doubles for the Black Knights. Grayson got wins from Bolu Fawole, and the doubles team of Austin Collier and Parker Evans.

Mill Creek 4, Duluth 1

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek stayed undefeated in the region with a 4-1 win over Duluth. Picking up wins for the Hawks (4-7, 2-0) were Leemike Turner and Brad Adkins in singles, and the doubles teams of Tucker Fleming and Josh Mallott, and Travis Hanes and Zach Martinez. For Duluth, Matt Deviries won at No. 2 singles.

Mountain View 3, Meadowcreek 2

NORCROSS -- Mountain View held on in a close match over Meadowcreek. Winning for Meadowcreek were Steven Gill at No. 1 singles and Michael Chatman at No. 3 singles.

St. Francis 3, Providence 2

ALPHARETTA -- St. Francis narrowly squeaked by Providence Christian Thursday 3-2. Picking up wins for Providence Christian (3-8) were the doubles teams of Clayton Cheek and Brent Kicklighter and David Chi and Michael Turner.

Duluth 3, Norcross 2

DULUTH -- Duluth took two singles' games and one doubles game to beat Norcross 3-2 Wednesday. Winning for Duluth were Matt Deviries, Ahbi Ramachandiran, and the doubles' team of Austin Lloyd and Rick Deviries. Picking up wins for Norcross were Chris Willis, and the doubles team of Andrev Deitsch and Sinclair Bunton.

Wesleyan 5, Pinecrest 0

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan swept Pinecrest 5-0 on Thursday. The Wolves (6-2) got singles wins from Norman Chang, Jeffrey Chang and Austin Zackas. The doubles teams of Brooks Prettyman and Ryan McClanahan and Zach Taylor and Palmer Brasher also won.

GIRLS TENNIS

Peachtree Ridge 5, North 0

SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge (4-0, 3-0) held steady to its No. 2 ranking with a 5-0 win over No. 5 North Gwinnett Thursday. Picking up wins in singles matches were Jessica Northcutt, Jena Kelly and Erin Mills. Ali Mills and Abby Owens won their doubles' match, as did Laura Greenwood and Charlotte Greenwood.

Brookwood 5, Berkmar 0

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood (7-3, 5-0 region) had no problem disposing of Berkmar 5-0 Thursday. Winning in singles for the Broncos were Rebecca Norton, Natalie Nabors and Sheridan Schuster. The doubles teams of Katie Hedlund and Emily Gray, and Katie Cratt and Allie Gardner also won.

Mill Creek 4, Duluth 1

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek moved its record to 11-1 with a 4-1 win over Duluth. Michelle Yau and Mallory Colts picked up wins in singles, while the doubles teams of Nela Handac and Allison Weaver, and Cailey Stevens and Lauren Atkinson also won.

Norcross 3, Collins Hill 2

NORCROSS -- Norcross stayed undefeated in region play by defeating Mill Creek 3-2 Thursday. Picking up wins for the Blue Devils (9-2, 2-0) were Cameron Williams and Vooha Vellanki in singles play, and the doubles team of Cameryn Massey and Stacy Lackey. Winners for Collins Hill (8-2, 1-1) were Jillian Estes, and the team of Maddie Owensby and Cassie Owensby.

Grayson 4, Central 1

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Grayson beat Central 4-1 Thursday. Picking up wins for the Rams were Sharon Kim and Meddie McNeely in singles, while the doubles teams of Heather Renwick and Maggie Rice, and Julia Morehouse and Allysa Webb also won. Picking up the lone win for the Black Knights was Denise Gligor'silion.

Shiloh 3, South 2

SNELLVILLE -- Shiloh beat South Gwinnett 3-2 for the first time in seven years. Picking up wins for Shiloh were Danielle Ramsey, Selena Buckner and Siobhanna Brown.

Dacula 3, Archer 2

DACULA -- Dacula beat Archer 3-2 Thursday. Winning for Dacula was Nicki Neal and Mary Moore, and the doubles team of Chris Carver and Allie Reed.

Providence 5, St. Francis 0

ALPHARETTA -- Providence (10-1) easily beat St. Francis Thursday. Picking up singles wins were Vani Crist, Christy North and Madison DeMoss. The doubles' teams of Emma Crist and Robin Ferris, and Alex Schlesener and Abby Mazza also won.

Lanier 5, Monroe Area 0

MONROE -- Lanier (4-5) manhandled Monroe Area 5-0 Wednesday. Victoria Inman, Meg McRee and Jenna Soucia picked up wins in singles play. The doubles' teams of Alli Raez and Jessica Lindly, and Dyan Maxey and Soobin Oh also won.

Wesleyan 4, Pinecrest 1

NORCROSS -- Megan Kelly and Sarah Settlage won at No. 1 and No. 3 singles, respectively, to lead Wesleyan to a 4-1 win on Thursday. Sally Robertson and Katie Van Leake won at No.1 doubles and Dee Dee Seaman and Amanda Smay at No. 2 doubles for the Wolves (4-4).

BOYS GOLF

Norcross 156, Mill Creek 159

DULUTH -- Norcross held off Mill Creek by three shots at Berkeley Hills Country Club Thursday. Low scorers for Norcross were Zach Healy (35) and Jason Mendel (38). Emerson Newsom (35) was the low scorer for Mill Creek.

North Gwinnett 166, Collins Hill 173

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett won by seven shots at Bear's Best Thursday. Low scorers for North Gwinnett were Bailey Ulp (34) and Sam DiPaola (43).

Mountain View 175, Archer 197

DACULA -- Mountain View won by 22 shots at the Trophy Club of Apalachee Thursday. Jake Myers (41) shot the lowest for Mountain View, while Casey Milewsky and Norman Cobb each shot a 48 for Archer.

South 208, Central 233

WINDER -- South Gwinnett won comfortably over Central Gwinnett Thursday at the Chimneys. Kevin Geary (46) was the low scorer for South Gwinnett, while Gerrod Gracia (58) was the low scorer for Central Gwinnett.

GIRLS GOLF

Mill Creek 88, Norcross 112

DULUTH -- Mill Creek bested Norcross by 24 shots Thursday at Berkeley Hills Country Club. Low scores for the Hawks were Jordan Krahn (43) and Arielle Roberts (45). Alex Vereen (52) had the low score for the Blue Devils.

Archer 102, Mountain View 116

DACULA -- Archer won by 14 shots at the Trophy Club of Apalachee Thursday. Taylor Albritton (50) shot the lowest score for Archer, while Morgan Foley and Hannah Magda each shot a 58 for Mountain View.

North Gwinnett 97, Collins Hill 100

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett squeaked by Collins Hill at Bear's Best Thursday. Low scorers for North Gwinnett was Erin Gawthrop (46), who also scored an eagle on the par-4 fourth hole. Lauren Court (39) was the low scorer for Collins Hill.

Central 106, South 116

WINDER -- Central Gwinnett won by 10 shots over South Gwinnett Thursday at the Chimneys. Low scorer for Central Gwinnett was Sara Futch (53), while Julia Zwicky (58) was the low scorer for South Gwinnett.

BOYS LACROSSE

Peachtree Ridge 17, West Forsyth 10

CUMMING -- The Lions took their record to 5-1 with a 17-10 win over West Forsyth Thursday. Leading the charge was Cory Hall with five goals and four assists, and Mike Ruffcorn with three goals and four assists. Tyler Dotts also had three goals, while Tanner Dotts had two goals and one assist.

Parkview 8, Duluth 6

DULUTH -- Parkview held on for a two-goal win on the road against Duluth Thursday. Connor King had four goals for the Panthers (2-6), while Paul Vance added two goal. Rohan Mahadevia had 20 saves in goal.

Collins Hill 8, Norcross 7

NORCROSS -- Collins Hill squeaked out a one-goal win over Norcross 8-7. in a non-area game Wednesday. Cam Coral led the attack for the Blue Devils, scoring five goals, while Chandler Schaefer and Chaarlie Rhea added one goal each.

-- Compiled by Chris Stephens

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