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Athlete of the Week: Satterfield leads with arm, bat
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Honor roll

Cross country

Ty McCormack, North Hall: Set new meet record (15 minutes, 59 seconds) while coming in first place at the West Hall Invitational.

Brittany Aikens, Jackson County: Ran a 22:14 5K to win a six-team race at Banks County and then finished the week placing second in the Eagle Run in Commerce.

Maddie Walters, Dawson County: Won the girls race (20:48) at Eagle Run in Commerce and led the Lady Tigers to a first-place team finish with 45 points.


Kathryn Bell, North Hall: 42 assists, seven kills and six aces to lead Lady Trojans to a 2-1 record at the Collins Hill Classic.

Lauren Gregory, North Hall: 15 kills, eight digs and two aces at the Collins Hill Classic.

Evann Rowland, North Hall: 19 kills, 14 digs and nine aces at the Collins Hill Classic.

Hannah Parets, Buford: 15 kills in wins over Johnson and Jackson County.

Elizabeth Darden, Buford: Nine aces and 15 digs in wins over Johnson and Jackson County.

Nicolette Ashley, West Hall: 15 digs in wins over Apalachee and Lumpkin County.

Tonya Bennett, West Hall: 11 kills in wins over Apalacee and Lumpkin County

Erica Grainger, West Hall: 25 assists, 10 aces as team went 4-0 against Apalachee, Lumpkin County, Chestatee and Gainesville.

Kristen Holmes, West Hall: 10 kills in wins over Chestatee and Gainesville.

Louisa Jacobs, Lakeview: 16 kills in wins over East Jackson and Gainesville.

Mona Abraham, Lakeview: 15 assists in wins over East Jackson and Gainesville.

Jackie Burleson, Lakeview: 11 assists in team’s sweep of East Jackson and Gainesville.

Shelly Farley, Johnson: 11 assists in team’s loss to Lambert and win against Pickens.


Rachel Duden, Flowery Branch: Pitched a one-hit complete game with four strikeouts in the Falcons’ 4-1 win against Archer in the Brookwood Invitational.

Morgan Jacobson, White County: Finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in team’s win against Chestatee.

Heather Herdliska, White County: Finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a win against Chestatee.

Katherine Sledge, White County: Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the Lady Warriors’ 7-0 win against Chestatee.

For White County junior pitcher Stephanie Satterfield, success is old hat.

In 2008, Satterfield finished the year with an 18-3 record with a 0.71 ERA and 21 complete games. The then-sophomore pitcher was also named The Times Softball Player of the Year.

"She makes me a better coach," White County coach John Brown said. "She loves the game of softball and is a great leader as well as a pretty darn good player."

Over the course of last week in games against Chestatee, Gainesville and Union County, Satterfield didn’t just throw a no-hitter, but threw a one hitter in the Lady Warriors’ win over Gainesville and was 6-for-10 from the plate with two doubles, two triples, four RBIs and seven runs scored for the week.

For her efforts, Satterfield is The Times Athlete of the Week.

"I’ve been practicing a lot," she said. "I’m trying really hard to get noticed and get colleges looking at me."

And Satterfield doesn’t just mean practicing in the school’s allotted time.

Three to four times each week for an hour to an hour and a half, Satterfield and her father Greg Satterfield play a more intense version of catch.

They’ll go through her pitching gamut with Satterfield sometimes throwing the same pitch 15 times in a row.

"Her dad has done a great job with her," Brown said. "He has enhanced her desire to learn every day on the field, whether it’s practice or games."

"If it wasn’t for my dad and for all the help he’s given me I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing today," Satterfield says. "He’s been great for me and to me."

Satterfield is hoping the extra work will pay off in the form of a college scholarship; but to her, even that isn’t the pinnacle.

"I love watching softball, and because of what I’ve watched, I don’t just want to play Division-I, but I want to play for the U.S. National Team," Satterfield said. "That is my ultimate, long-term goal and I hope that what I do for White County in the next couple of years will help me get there."

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