PREP ROUNDUP: Collins Hill nips Duluth 1-0

SUWANEE -- Collins Hill opened its Region 7-AAAAAA tournament on Tuesday night with a narrow 1-0 win over Duluth.

Collins Hill's next tournament game will be Thursday at 4 p.m. against Mill Creek.

Aeishia Miles delivered a strong game on the mound for the Eagles, going seven innings with 12 strikeouts.

On offense, Brea Dickey went 2-for-3 with two triples. She also scored the game's lone run, crossing home in the fifth inning after an RBI double from Payton Wilson.


Mill Creek 1, Habersham 0

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek edged Habersham Central 1-0 on Tuesday night in the first round of the Region 7-AAAAAA tournament.

Mill Creek will play at Collins Hill on Thursday at 4 p.m. in the tournament's second round.

Kaitlyn Howell (7-3) was the winning pitcher, going six scoreless innings with three strikeouts and five hits. Heather Felt pitched the seventh and recorded her second save, striking out two while allowing one hit and one walk.

Kenzie Fagioli provided the offense for the Hawks (17-10-1), going 2-for-3, including an RBI single in the fifth that drove in pinch runner Lauren Welch. Taylor Rogers also went 2-for-3.

Duluth 8, Mountain View 7

SUWANEE -- Duluth advanced in the Region 7-AAAAAA tournament with an 8-7 win over Mountain View in nine innings Tuesday night in the tournament's first round.

Jeanie Perrucci led the offense for Duluth, going 3-for-5 with three doubles, while Cassie Kooker and Toni Perrucci each went 2-for-4.

Duluth will play Norcross at 5:30 p.m. today at Collins Hill in second-round action.

Archer 8, Parkview 2

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Nani Cabrales delivered seven strong innings on Tuesday night with 11 strikeouts in guiding Archer to an 8-2 win over Parkview in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAAA tournament.

Cabrales surrendered two runs on four hits as her record improved to 15-2.

Alesha Mann led the offense for the Tigers (24-5), going 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Alliyah Williams also had a big day with the bat, collecting three hits and driving in four runs. Tahra Johnson also helped, going 2-for-4 with two runs.

Archer, now winners of 15 straight, will host Brookwood today at 4 p.m. in the tournament's second round.

Brookwood 8, Dacula 4

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Susan Norris and Mandy Blackwell each had three RBIs on Tuesday night as Brookwood toppled Dacula 8-4 in the opening round of the Region 8-AAAAAA tournament at Archer.

Norris finished 2-for-4, including a home run, while Blackwell went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.

Other contributors on offense for the Broncos (20-10) were Megan Litumbe (2-for-4, double, RBI, two runs), Taiylor Rinehart (2-for-4, two runs, RBI) and Ansley Jones (2-for-3, double).

Amanda Ablan pitched seven innings with four strikeouts for the win. Brookwood will play in the second round of the tournament today at 4 p.m. at Archer.

Lovett 7, Wesleyan 6

ATLANTA -- Wesleyan put together a late rally but fell short as the Wolves dropped a 7-6 decision to Lovett in the first game of the Region 6-AA tournament.

Offensively, Katie Frerking had two hits, two walks, three RBIs and two runs, while Lillie Baker was 3-for-3 with a double and two runs. On the mound, Amanda DeLaPerriere was charged with the loss, going seven innings with five earned runs and three strikeouts.

Wesleyan will play again today at 5 p.m. at Lovett.


Mill Creek sets record for wins in season

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek picked up two more wins Tuesday night with sweeps of Collins Hill and Duluth to improve to 36-5, setting a new school record for most wins in one season.

The two wins also pushed the Hawks' Area 6-AAAAAA record to 6-0, giving Mill Creek the No. 1 seed in the area tournament next week.

Leading Mill Creek in kills was Emily Wylie with 13, while Cayla Graham followed with 11. Brittany Moore led the team with 10 digs, while Nina Orr finished with seven. Kaitlyn Lattimer also had a strong game with 21 assists, while Emily Rose served six aces.

Duluth (6-23, 1-5) bounced back after losing to Mill Creek to top Collins Hill in three games, edging the Eagles 26-24, 22-25, 25-22.

The area tournament will begin next Thursday at Collins Hill.

Brookwood finishes area play undefeated

LILBURN -- Brookwood posted two wins on Tuesday night, sweeping both Grayson and Parkview, to claim the top seed in the upcoming Area 7-AAAAAA tournament.

Brookwood (18-16, 6-0) was led by nine kills each from Leslie Stinnett, Nicole Blanding and Maggie Collins. Collins also finished with 5.5 blocks.

Parkview finished its night with a split, ending its regular-season area record at 5-1, to take the second seed. Parkview swept Grayson 25-18, 25-9 after losing to Brookwood 25-14, 25-20.

Leaders for the Panthers were Riley Weyher (10 kills, eight digs, two aces), Alli Taylor (16 digs, two aces), Cori Harber (18 assists, six digs, three kills, ace) and Justice Davis (10 digs, three aces, two kills).

The area tournament will begin next week on Oct. 11 at Grayson.

Archer beats Central

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Archer closed out its Area 7-AAAAAA schedule with a win, sweeping Central Gwinnett on Tuesday night. The win puts Archer (16-13, 4-2) in the No. 3 seed for the area tournament next week on Oct. 11 at Grayson.

Archer, which ended its night with a loss to Apalachee in a non-area match, was led by Jannell Whitfield with nine kills, two aces and one block. Maegan Roberts added four kills and one ace, while Danae Jones recorded five kills. Other standouts were Akua Obeng-Akrofi with four kills and one block, Tiffany Cash with 16 assists and four aces and Emily Little with 13 digs and three aces.

Mountain View earns split

SUWANEE -- Mountain View wrapped up its regular season Area 6-AAAAAA schedule on Tuesday night with a split, falling in two games to North Gwinnett but sweeping Habersham Central 26-24, 25-17.

The win moved the Bears to 4-2 in area play, putting Mountain View in the third seed for next week's area tournament.

North Gwinnett also posted a 25-15, 25-15 win over Peachtree Ridge to lock up the No. 2 seed for the area tournament. Top players on Tuesday for North (34-6, 5-1) were Courtney Levitz (15 digs, five aces), Matia Hughes (26 assists, 14 digs), Alyssa Munlyn (10 kills) and Kristina Stinson (12 kills, five aces).

Buford sweeps Johnson and Chestatee

GAINESVILLE -- Buford picked up two wins on Tuesday night, sweeping Johnson 25-12, 25-19 and Chestatee 25-16, 25-6.

Maggie Roper led Buford (17-14, 5-2) with 17 kills and five aces, while Kaitlin Tatum had 11 kills. Tori Payton dished out 25 assists, while Mikhayla Riegel had 25 digs.

Buford will host the first round of the Area 5-AAA tournament at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Hebron claims 2nd in area

ATHENS -- Hebron finished second in Area 6-A on Tuesday night, getting sweeps over Athens Christian and Lakeview.

Leading Hebron (29-10, 6-1) was Eden Murray with 17 kills, while Bridgette Oduro followed with 11 kills. Ashleigh Thomas also added eight kills, while Anna Katherine Wilson had 36 assists and three aces.

Providence goes 1-1

LILBURN -- After sweeping Athens Academy, Providence pushed Greater Atlanta Christian to the edge before falling in three games as the Storm finished Tuesday night with a split.

Carly Dubay led Providence (24-11) with 27 digs, while Kat Knosher delivered 17 assists.

GAC closed out its perfect night with a 25-20, 25-9 sweep of Athens Academy. Leaders for GAC (24-8, 5-1) were Tayler McPherson (22 kills, five aces), Emma Taylor (20 kills, 19 digs), Emily Becker (28 digs) and Jennie McCarty (56 assists).

GAC will travel to Rabun County on Tuesday as the No. 2 seed in the Area 6-AA tournament.

Wesleyan wins four straight

NORCROSS -- Wesleyan won four straight matches Saturday, defeating Riverwood (25-17, 25-19), Mt. Paran (25-11, 25-20), Kennesaw Mountain (25-10, 25-15) and Pace (25-12, 25-17).

Kendra Koetter had 50 assists and 9 kills for the Wolves, who are now 31-10, Jennifer Miller had 13 aces and 35 digs. Natalie Connor had 11 aces, while the Wolves got a balanced attack from Lauren Frerking (17 kills), Anna Davis (16 kills) and Katie Van Laeke (16 kills).

-- Compiled by Scott Smith