Brian Clark, Buford: Had four hits and two RBIs in a win against Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.
David Gonzalez, Gainesville: Threw a complete-game shutout and only allowed two hits in a win against Monroe Area on Thursday.
Michael Lorentz, Gainesville: Tied the school record with six stolen bases in a win against West Hall on Friday.
Drew Carson, Jefferson: Had three hits and an RBI in a loss to East Jackson on Saturday.
Quinn Grogan, Jackson County: Had a pair of doubles, three hits and three RBIs in a win against East Jackson on Friday.
John Florentine, Jackson County: Had three hits and three runs scored in a win against East Jackson.
Kevin Ross, Jefferson: had two hits and three RBIs in a win against Oglethrope County on Monday.
Nick Drury, Lakeview Academy: Had a pair of home runs and four RBIs in a win against St. Francis on Monday.
Taylor Simpson, Lakeview Academy: Had a triple, home run and five RBIs in a win against Prince Avenue on Tuesday.
Eli Gilmer, North Hall: Had four RBIs in a win against Franklin County on Friday.
Hayden Cummins, White County: Had two home runs and scored four runs in a win against Stephens County on Friday.
Andraya Carter, Buford: Scored 26 points in a state semifinals win against Laney on Thursday.
Kaela Davis, Buford: Scored 19 points in a state semifinals win against Laney on Thursday.
T.J. Shipes, Buford: Finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a state semifinal win against Laney on Thursday.
MacKenzie Darrah, Buford: Scored a season-high 18 points in a state title game win against Greater Atlanta Christian on Saturday.
Aaron George, Lumpkin County: Fired a one-under par 35 against North Forsyth and North Hall on Monday. Also fired a 35 in a win against Franklin County on Tuesday.
Roldan Reyes, Chestatee: Scored three goals in a win against Franklin County on Tuesday.
Emmanuel Ibarra, Chestatee: Scored three goals in a win against Franklin County on Tuesday.
Alexis Rebollar, Chestatee: Scored three goals for the Lady War Eagles in a win against Franklin County on Tuesday.
Kayla Madsen, Johnson: Scored four goals with two assists in a win against Franklin County on Friday.
Kaitlyn Hooper, White County: Scored five goals with an assist in a win against Murray County on Saturday.
Dane Allen, East Hall: Won without losing a game in a win against Dawson County on Thursday.
Elizabeth Mallory, Flowery Branch: Won without losing a game against Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.
Madison Smith/Bekki Benton, Flowery Branch: Won a doubles without losing a game against Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.
Taylor Fiorello, Flowery Branch: won without losing a game for the Falcons in a win against Clarke Central on Thursday.
Tristan McGarity, Jefferson: Won in singles without losing a game against Lakeview Academy on Friday.
Track & field
Cody Barger, North Hall: Won the 3,200 meter and placed fourth in the 1,600 in the Jerry Arnold Challenge on Saturday at Mill Creek
For most high school soccer players, scoring nine goals over the course of a season would be considered a successful year.
For Johnson High’s Kayla Madsen, that’s just a good week.
The senior found the back of the net nine times last week, scoring five goals against East Hall on Tuesday and four goals against Franklin County on Friday.
For her efforts, Madsen is The Times Athlete of the Week.
“Our team just started working really well together,” Madsen said. “We just clicked and started flowing really well, our one-two passes, our through balls, everything just worked.”
The truth of Madsen’s words was reflected in the games’ final scores: the seventh-ranked Lady Knights beat both East Hall and Franklin County 10-0 in games that were halted in the second half due to a mercy rule.
Madsen leads Johnson (7-0-1, 6-0 Area 8B-AAA) in scoring this season with 16 goals, and she’s also recorded 11 assists.
Johnson coach Phil Higgins believes that Madsen’s scoring outburst is based on the fact that the team’s midfielders feel confident that if they play the ball into her, the striker will score.
“She just makes us all feel confident that if she has the ball at her feet near the net, she’s going to beat the ’keeper,” Higgins said. “She’s the kind of player that stays 30 minutes after practice just to work on placing the ball.”
Higgins also said Madsen’s biggest critic was herself.
“She’s really tough on herself,” Higgins said. “She wants to be the best player out there and so she doesn’t let the small stuff slide.”
Madsen has played soccer since the first grade and hopes to play in college next season.
“But playing in college isn’t the most important thing,” Madsen said. “If I like the school and I like the program and they make a good offer, I’ll go.
“But if I don’t like everything about the situation, I’ll stay in Gainesville for college and play on a club team.”
The senior wants to study athletic training in college and hopes to minor in photography.
Johnson will face its biggest test of the season so far when it hosts fifth-ranked Oconee County at 5:30 p.m. Friday.