GAINESVILLE - Sloan Strickland walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Justin Fordham as the Gainesville High baseball team defeated East Hall 9-8 in eight innings on Wednesday night at Ivey-Watson Field.
GAINESVILLE - Lumpkin County High junior Devin Dunson pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts and allowed only one hit in the Indians' 16-1 win against East Hall on Friday night at the East Hall Park. He also led Lumpkin County (4-4, 2-3 Region 7-AAA) at the plate with a three-run home run.
CLEVELAND - Travis Rutkiewicz led the White County High baseball team with a 4-for-4 night at the plate and seven RBIs in an 11-5 win against previously unbeaten Flowery Branch on Thursday night in Cleveland.
Gainesville junior Spencer Ralston fired a blistering second-round 66, and the Red Elephants rallied to beat Marist by one shot at The Invite on Saturday at the Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville. Over 36 holes, Gainesville finished at 573, Marist 574 and Lee Scott Academy placed third 582.
Caleb Whitenton's home run in Game 1 was just the energy boost seventh-ranked Gainesville needed Friday as it completed a two-game sweep of Cambridge in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament at Ivey-Watson Field in Gainesville.
Tim Gale hasn't yet figured out who will make up his starting 11 as West Hall progresses further through the state playoffs. As long as the Spartans keep pulling out wins, however, he'll have a while to tinker with his lineup.
Senior striker Leo Toledo scored eight goals as the fourth-ranked Vikings defeated Jefferson 11-3 in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs. Carlos Castrejon, Ruben Ramirez and Oskar Mejia also scored to lead East Hall into the second round, where the team will travel to Jackson High School on Wednesday.
JEFFERSON - Jefferson Dragons baseball head coach Tommy Knight called hitting "contagious," and nothing exemplified that statement more than the third inning of Game 2 against the Lumpkin County Indians in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
JEFFERSON – With time expiring, and down 4-3, the West Hall Lady Spartans' soccer team needed a prayer to make it to extra time against the Jefferson Lady Dragons. That prayer was answered off the foot of Izabel Salgado.