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High school scoreboard: Sept. 29

Jefferson advances to region title game

POSTED: September 29, 2012 11:04 p.m.

Led in the circle by Morgan McKinney, the Jefferson softball team advanced to the Region 8-AA championship game with 8-0 and 7-0 wins over Social Circle in Round 2 on Saturday in Jefferson. McKinney earned both wins, with Emily Holman earning a save in the second game.

The Lady Dragons (16-14, 7-1) will play Union County for a one-game championship on Thursday in Blairsville.

Cross country

The 3rd-ranked Flowery Branch boys edged No. 1 McIntosh to win the White (championship) race Saturday at the Aubrae Gunderson Invitational at the International Horse Park in Conyers.

Junior Nicholas Ashmead led the way for Flowery Branch with an 8th overall finish in a time of 16:24.16, Taylor Fiorello finished 13th (16:49.83), Miguel Martinez 15th (16:54.23), James Slavik 22nd (17:17.46) and Clayton Thayer 23rd (17:17.57).

The Lady Falcons finished fourth in the White race and were led by Cassie Ward, who finished fourth (19:46.83). Lauren Kirk finished 13th (20:51.06), Kaylie Tanner 22nd (21:05.72), Ellie Tanner 28th (21:21.38) and Megan Kirk 30th (21:35.18). The Flowery Branch boys junior varsity team finished fifth in the Red race and the girls finished third in the JV race. The Falcons will compete again Saturday at the Wendy’s Invitational in Charlotte, N.C.

High school results may be reported by 10:30 p.m. by calling 770-718-3406, or emailing sports@gainesvilletimes.com. Results reported after deadline will appear in the following day’s paper.


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