PREP ROUNDUP: Buford stays undefeated after walk-off double

DAHLONEGA — Jordan Deep hit a bases-loaded double to score two runs in the bottom of the seventh as Buford stayed undefeated on the year, beating Greenbrier 3-2 at the University of North Georgia on Saturday.

Deep’s double came on an 0-1 pitch with two outs.

Bria Bush (3-0) picked up the win in the circle with a complete-game, six-strikeout performance.

Tessa Daniels was 2-for-3, while Morgan Walters had an RBI and Sydney Stavro had a run scored.

Earlier in the day, Buford (7-0) beat Walnut Grove 10-5, scoring all 10 runs in the top of the third.

Daniels (3-0) pitched three innings to pick up the win, while Emily Crocker came on in the final four innings.

Daniels also went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored. Walters hit a two-run home run, Stavro was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Remington Hasty had two RBIs.


Wesleyan 11, Decatur 5

PEACHTREE CORNERS — Wesleyan moved to 3-4 on the year with an 11-5 win over Decatur on Saturday.

Dacia Jones picked up the complete-game win with seven strikeouts.

Jameson Kavel went 3-for-3 with three runs and two stolen bases, while Emily Farrow was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs, and Riley Henning had a two-run double.

Archer takes two of three

ACWORTH — Archer moved to 7-2 on the year by taking two of three games Saturday at the Buccaneer Bash at Allatoona.

The Tigers started with a 10-2, five-inning victory over Colquitt County as Lauren Tatum moved to 2-0 on the year in the circle, pitching five innings, while giving up two runs and striking out two.

Jacqui Switzer was 1-for-1 with three runs scored, while Alesha Mann was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Tahra Johnson was 3-for-4 with one RBI, while Kristin Hawkins and Brittany Maresette each had two hits.

Archer then beat host-Allatoona 4-2.

Korby Best moved to 4-1 on the year after pitching 5 1/3 innings, giving up two runs and striking out two. Tatus Save pitched 1 2/3 innings for the save.

Hawkins had two RBIs, while Holli Stergill had two hits.

In the final game, Archer fell to Heritage (Catoosa) 13-1.

Mann led the offense, going 2-for-2.


Buford goes 3-1 at Aloha Bash

SNELLVILLE — The Wolves went 3-1 at the Aloha Bash at Brookwood on Saturday.

Buford beat Flowery Branch (25-11, 25-19), Mountain View (25-23, 25-15) and West Forsyth (23-25, 25-9, 15-6), before losing to Johns Creek (26-24, 19-25, 15-11).

The Wolves (7-4) were led by Maggie Roper with 31 kills, 23 digs, five aces and five blocks, while Gabby Curry had 24 kills, 21 digs and three aces. Bree Horrocks had 11 kills and three blocks; Amanda Hopkins had six kills, 11 digs and six blocks; Mikhayla Riegel had 21 digs; Morgan Mitchell had 46 assists; and Mira Sanchez had 29 assists.

Mill Creek evens record

SNELLVILLE — Mill Creek evened its record to 6-6 on the year by going 3-1 at the Aloha Bash at Brookwood on Saturday.

The Hawks beat Flowery Branch (25-16, 25-12), Brookwood (25-18, 27-25) and West Forsyth (25-19, 25-18). Mill Creek opened the day losing to Johns Creek (25-16, 25-23).

Emily Rose led the Hawks with 16 kills and 15 digs, while Cayla Graham had 16 kills. Carly Eiken had 34 assists and nine digs, while Brittney Moore had 37 digs.

Hebron goes 3-1

SUWANEE — Hebron moved to 10-3 on the year by winning three games at a Top 10 playdate at Suwanee Sports Academy.

The Lions beat Atlanta International (25-11, 25-8), Savannah Country Day (25-19, 25-20) and Lovett (25-15, 25-22), before losing to Westminster (23-25, 25-19, 17-15).

Eden Murray picked up her 1,000th kill in her career, finishing the day with 37 kills and four blocks. Alli Johnson had 20 kills, Ashleigh Thomas had 12 kills, Anna Katherine Wilson had 70 assists and Madi Grace Easterling had 14 digs.

North wins two

ACWORTH — North Gwinnett went 2-2 at the North Cobb playdate on Saturday, beating Roswell (25-16, 20-25, 15-12) and Etowah (25-19, 25-18). The Bulldogs picked up their first two losses of the season, however, losing to Blessed Trinity (25-19, 25-20) and North Cobb (24-26, 25-16, 15-11), the team that eliminated North in last year’s state playoffs.

North (12-2) was led by Mekenzie Cronic with 40 digs, while Erica Stinson had 39 assists, and Alyssa Munlyn had 32 kills and eight blocks.

Mountain View even on day

SNELLVILLE — Mountain View moved to 10-5 on the year by going 2-2 at the Aloha Bash at Brookwood on Saturday.

The Bears picked up wins over Brookwood (25-21, 25-21) and Flowery Branch (25-12, 25-13), while losing to Buford (25-23, 25-15) and Woodstock (24-26, 25-22, 15-10).

Gabrielle Marquez had 31 assists, while Kayla Whitner had 18 kills and Jordan Screen had 14 kills. Sam Brower and Lauren Brigman each had 11 kills, and Aysha Avery had 10 digs.

GAC goes 1-3

SUWANEE — Greater Atlanta Christian went 1-3 at a Top 10 playdate Saturday at the Suwanee Sports Academy.

The Spartans (3-7) beat Athens Academy (25-8, 25-20), while losing to Eagles Landing Christian (25-18, 25-15), Westminster (25-19, 25-21) and Atlanta International (25-17, 11-25, 15-13).

Tayler McPherson had 13 kills, while Michael Bailey had 12 kills and Madison Kerr had 42 assists, eight kills and six aces. Emily Becker had 42 digs and Jesse Witkin had 19 digs.

Wesleyan drops three

SUWANEE — Wesleyan went 1-3 at a Top 10 playdate Saturday at the Suwanee Sports Academy.

The Wolves (7-7) beat Lovett (25-21, 25-22), while losing to Savannah Christian (25-16, 22-25, 15-13), Westminster (25-21, 25-14) and Landmark Christian (25-20, 27-25).

Noni Thompkins had 11 blocks, Lauren Frerking had 17 kills and 13 blocks, and Emma Bivings had 66 assists and 25 digs. Kendra Koetter had 22 kills and 14 digs, Hannah Hoskin had 35 digs, and Kristen Pack had six aces and 26 digs.

Parkview wins one

DULUTH — Parkview moved to 1-8 on the year after going 1-4 Saturday at the Northview playdate.

The Panthers beat Peachtree Ridge, 25-11, 25-21), while losing to Northview (25-21), St. Pius X (25-8, 25-16), Mount Paran (25-20, 23-25, 25-23) and Lassiter (25-15, 20-25, 25-15).

Rachel Rust led the Panthers with 23 kills, 26 digs and three assists, while Nia Mitchel had 48 digs. Corin Harber had 56 assists, 24 digs and five aces, while Vickie Harris had 13 kills, nine blocks and one dig.

Peachtree Ridge struggles

DULUTH — The Lions went 0-5 at the Northview playdate on Saturday, losing to Mount Paran (25-16, 25-13), Parkview (25-11, 25-21), Lassiter (25-22, 25-12), St. Pius X (25-13, 25-5) and Northview (25-21, 22-25, 15-12).

Haley Harvey had 39 digs, while Tearra Tatum had 25 kills for the Lions (1-5).


Gwinnett runners place well at NEGA Championships

ATHENS — Gwinnett had multiple successful performances Saturday at the Northeast Georgia Championships.

Providence Christian’s Taylor Tuttle was the top finisher on the day, winning the women’s championship race with a time of 18:31. Mill Creek’s Lauren Hovis (19:17) finished second in the race.

Other top finishers included Providence’s Emily Swanigan (20:08) in seventh, Mill Creek’s Hannah Lopez (20:38) in ninth, North’s Courtney Czerniak (21:10) in 16th and Mill Creek’s Lexi Froh (21:33) in 20th.

Providence’s Ellie Thomas finished 22nd, while the North duo of Bethany and Sidney Sheppard finished 27th and 28th.

Mill Creek (106 points) finished second behind Etowah as a team, while North (139) took fourth and Providence (164) took sixth.

In the men’s championship race, Buford’s Josh Thompson (17:16) was the highest Gwinnett finisher at 17th, while Hebron’s Trent Johnson (18:05) and Colson Hagan (18:10) finished 36th and 37th, respectively.