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PREP ROUNDUP: Norcross volleyball opens season with sweep

SUWANEE -- Norcross' season got off to a good start Tuesday with two wins, topping Hebron 25-11, 25-14 and Collins Hill 25-19, 25-23.

Kolby Meeks led the Blue Devils (2-0) in kills with 12, while Sydney Marshall added 10 more. Iana Dingle also had a good night, leading the team with 10 digs.

Hebron also faced Collins Hill and won the first game 25-11, but faltered by dropping the last two 25-21, 25-23. Leaders for Hebron (0-2) were Eden Murray (15 kills, six blocks, six aces), Bridgette Oduro (six kills, two aces), Ashleigh Thomas (five kills) and Anna Katherine Wilson (35 assists).

Collins Hill's Sam Rivera finished the night with 10 kills, five aces, six digs and two blocks. Jennifer Ahlswede tallied five aces and 17 digs, while Courtney Oster totalled 28 assists and 10 digs.

VOLLEYBALL

Mill Creek tops Buford, Sandy Creek

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek opened its night with a 25-10, 25-15 sweep of Buford and bounced back to take Sandy Creek in three games 15-25, 25-11, 25-18 on Tuesday night.

Cayla Graham had 15 kills and six digs to lead Mill Creek (5-3), while Emily Wylie added 14 kills. Other contributors were Emily Rose (six kills, three blocks), Trinity Garmon (five kills), Kaitlyn Lattimer (29 assists, six digs) and Brittany Moore (11 digs).

Mountain View splits

ALPHARETTA -- Mountain View began its season with a split Tuesday night, falling to Alpharetta in three games 26-24, 19-25, 15-25 and sweeping Forsyth Central 25-8, 25-16.

Wesleyan opens season with pair of losses

ROSWELL -- Wesleyan opened its season against a pair of top-10 teams Tuesday night, falling to Blessed Trinity (ranked second in Class AAA) 25-11, 25-10 and Etowah (ranked sixth in Class AAAAAA) 25-17, 25-19.

Standouts for the Wolves (0-2) were Jennifer Miller with 17 digs and Katie Van Laeke with five kills and four digs. Anna Davis added seven kills, while Natalie Connor served three aces and recorded seven digs. Wesleyan began the year ranked No. 4 in Class AA.

North wins three

SUWANEE -- North Gwinnett got off to a 3-0 start as the Bulldogs swept Chamblee (25-8, 25-19), Brookwood (25-11, 25-19) and Dacula (25-11, 25-8) on Tuesday night.

Kristina Stinson had a strong effort for North, recording 13 aces with 12 kills. Miller Howard followed with 19 kills, while Amanda Schmidt delivered 20 assists.

GAC knocks off Loganville and Walker

NORCROSS -- Greater Atlanta Christian posted two wins Tuesday night, sweeping Loganville 25-14, 25-13 and outlasting Walker, ranked No. 3 in Class A, in three games 25-16, 12-25, 25-23.

Leading GAC (2-0) in kills were Tayler McPherson and Emma Taylor each with 17 and Madison Kerr with 11. Emily Becker topped the digs list with 17, while Jaimisha Patel followed with 16 and Taylor recorded 15. Top assist total on the night came from Jennie McCarty with 41.

Providence wins two

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Providence won its first two matches of the season on Tuesday night, sweeping Flowery Branch while taking two of three from Prince Avenue Christian.

Emily Walls led the Storm (2-0) with 16 kills, while Erin Yost followed with 15 kills. Katie Scott also added 23 assists and eight aces.

SOFTBALL

Shiloh 15, Newton Co. 11

COVINGTON -- Shiloh outslugged Newton County on Tuesday night en route to a 15-11 win for the Generals' first win of the year.

Courtney Jones went 3-for-3 for Shiloh (1-5), while Brittany Lyons added three hits. Areca Bender, Aaliyah Woods and Quadrea Spear each added two hits, while the win went to Adia Randal, who allowed five earned runs on 16 hits.

Grayson 9, Mountain View 1

LOGANVILLE -- Grayson picked up its first win of the year with a 9-1 triumph over Mountain View.

Peyton Glover had the big hit for Grayson (1-1) with a grand slam, while Caroline Sandhagen finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs Sierra Smith, Bre Ethridge and Amber Miller each added a hit. Jennifer Spangler (1-0) picked up the win, allowing one earned run on two hits in five innings.

Parkview 14, GAC 4

LILBURN -- Taylor Muirhead went 3-for-4 with five RBIs on Tuesday night to lead Parkview to a 14-4 win over Greater Atlanta Christian in six innings.

Morgan Robinson also had a big day at the plate for the Panthers (1-0), going 4-for-5 with six RBIs, including a three-run homer in the sixth.

Ally Claytor also went 1-for-3 for Parkview with two steals and four runs, while Patty Dennison had two hits and scored two runs.

Pitcher Amanda Chambers (1-0) recorded the win, going six innings with 10 strikeouts.

Duluth 5, Dacula 3

DACULA -- Despite producing just one hit on offense, Duluth (2-0) managed to come away with a 5-3 win over Dacula on Tuesday night.

Duluth, which also drew seven walks, picked up its lone hit in the first inning when Kayla Brown singled in a run.

Jeannie Perrucci (2-0) pitched a complete game for the win, striking out five and allowing three runs on six hits.

Dacula (0-1) was led by a 2-for-4 night from Kristan Lizardi, while Katelyn Daniels had one hit and two RBIs. Cassidy Culberson also went 1-for-3, while Alexis Deadwyler finished with two hits.

Lanier 9, Hart Co. 5

SUGAR HILL -- Lanier's Kaylee Ramos had three hits and three RBIs on Tuesday night, leading the Longhorns to a 9-5 win over Hart County.

Noelle Petty and Holland Coursey also helped on offense as each player went 2-for-4. Keisha Stone was the winning pitcher, delivering a complete game with four hits allowed. Lanier improved to 4-1-1.

George Walton 18, Providence 2

LILBURN -- After a 90-minute weather delay, George Walton Academy scored 11 runs to break open its game with Providence to come away with an 18-2 win on Tuesday night.

Top hitter for Providence (0-2, 0-1) was Jessie Kowalewicz, who went 2-for-2 with a walk, RBI and stolen base. Brittany Tuttle also tripled and scored, while Katy Barry had a walk, run and RBI. MacKenzie Tuttle (0-1) was charged with the loss.

MONDAY'S RECAP

SOFTBALL

Collins Hill 9, Grayson 1

SUWANEE -- Collins Hill posted a 9-1 win on Monday, topping Grayson 9-1.

Brea Dickey wen 2-for-2 with two stolen bases for Collins Hill, while Laine Simmons went 2-for-3 with a triple. Danielle Patterson added to the offense with two hits, two runs and a stolen base, while Amanda Chance was the winning pitcher.

Brookwood wins four games in South tourney

SNELLVILLE -- Brookwood logged four wins in the South Gwinnett invitational tournament last week.

Nicole Wilson pitched a one-hitter as the Broncos topped Monroe Area 5-0 last Friday night. Megan Litumbe added two hits with a homer and a stolen base, while Mandy Blackwell went 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs.

In the 3-2 win over Evans, Susan Norris and Amanda Ablan each had a hit and an RBI, while Ansley Jones was the winning pitcher.

Blackwell also had a strong game in Brookwood's 8-2 win over Eagles' Landing on Saturday, logging two triples with two RBIs. Ablan also went 2-for-3, while Bailey Banfield picked up the win on the mound.

The final win was a rout as the Broncos blanked South Forsyth 13-0. Haley Jones had two hits with a home run and three RBIs, while Taiylor Rinehart was 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and three runs. Other standouts were Norris (two hits, three runs, RBI), Megan Litume (2-for-3, three RBIs) and Taylor Stercay.

Brookwood (4-1) had its winning streak halted by Alcovy, falling 7-5 in the finale.

Buford 8, Jefferson 2

NORCROSS -- Buford opened its year with an 8-2 win over Jefferson on Monday night.

Sophomore Bria Bush (1-0) delivered a complete game, going six innings with six hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Baylee Sexton led the offense, going 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI. Noah Sudderth and Bekah Rude each had a hit and an RBI, while Remington Hasty drove in two runs on two sacrifice flies.

-- Compiled by Scott Smith