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High School Scoreboard: Big third inning lifts East Hall softball past Fannin County
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East Hall (7-5) had a six-run explosion in the third inning East Hall the advantage in Thursday’s 8-0 win over Fannin County.

The Lady Vikings' runs in the third inning came on an error, an RBI-single by Macy Banks, an RBI-double by Carley Cox, a two-run error, and a single by Makayla Wilson.

Steffanie Redmon for East Hall reached base three times, scored two runs, and had one RBI. She singled in the fourth and the fifth inning.

The Lady Vikings added one-run rallies in the fourth and fifth innings. In the fourth, the Lady Vikings scored on an error, plating Redmon.

Banks pitched a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts and two issued walks in five innings.

GHSA constitutional by-Laws end softball games after an eight-run lead. East Hall will play Flowery Branch at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

MARIST 8 CHESTATEE 0: Marist scored three runs in the third inning, two in the fifth, and ended the game with three runs in the sixth inning to hand the Lady War Eagles just their second loss of the season.

Chestatee travles to Blessed Trinity for their next game at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in Roswell.

FALCONS 14 CLARKE CENTRAL 1: The Lady Falcons improved to 2-0 in Region 8AAAAA play after only three-innings on the softball diamond. Sophomore Alyssa Kimbrell drove in three runs off a pair of hits, and only gave up one hit as the winning pitcher. Junior Courtney Harris had two hits with three runs scored from the plate as well.
Flowery Branch plays hosts Habersham Central at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday.

BUFORD 10, LOGANVILLE 0: Logan Caymol recorded 10 strikeouts and only gave up three hits en-route to improving to 5-0 from the circle in a complete-game shutout for Buford’s first region victory.

Hannah Jo Hyatt drove in three runs for the Lady Wolves (10-1, 1-0 Region 8-AAAAA) with a bases-clearing double in the second inning. She also scored a run in the game.

Samantha Thomas slapped a two-run double in the first inning. Arielle Oda scored a pair of runs, stole a base and drove in one.

Maddie Marchiando scored and drove in a run.

In a rematch of the 2015 Class AAAA State Championship, Buford will travel to Loganville to face Walnut Grove at 5:55 p.m. on Sept. 8.

NORTH HALL 5, GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN 3: North Hall wins a close one against GAC. The Lady Trojans (7-4, 7-0 Region 7-AAA) struck first by scoring three runs in the bottom of the second inning. Macy Clark (2 for 3, RBI, run scored) led off the inning with a double and later scored on a single by Amber Smith (1 for 3, RBI, R).

Smith and Kadie Sullens (1 for 3, R) both crossed the plate on a single by Camilla Howell (1 for 3, 2 RBI’s). GAC tied the game in the top of the third on a single and two errors by the North Hall defense. The Lady Trojans regained the lead in the bottom of the third when Julian Garrett (1 for 3, 2 R) came home on a GAC error. Garrett tripled in the sixth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Clark to account for the Lady Trojans final run.

Niki Carver pitched a one-hit shutout with two strikeouts and two walks.

North Hall travels to Union County on Sept. 8.

VOLLEYBALL

Buford (13-2) defeated Woodward Academy in four sets (25-17,19-25,25-16,25-15). Gabby Curry recorded a team-high totaling 14 digs and brought the heat with 14 kills. Avery Cason added 11 kills and four blocks, while Morgan Mitchell dished a team-high 52 assists. Tatum Shipes finished with 11 digs as well.

Buford plays Loganville at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 in Loganville.

CHESTATEE SPLITS TRI-MATCH: Chestatee (1-9) fell to Pace Academy in straight sets (25-15, 25-9) before defeating King’s Ridge in three sets (25-17, 25-16, 25-22). Madelynn Woodard finished with two aces, 16 kills and 14 digs to lead the Lady War Eagles’ attack. Anna Bryce Tucker totaled the night with 16 assists, one service ace and one dig.

Lela Hodge had three service aces, four kills, one assist, two digs and one block. Sophie Davis finished with one kill, one assist and eight digs.

Chestatee plays in a tri-match at home against Jackson County at 5 p.m., followed by East Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

FLOWERY BRANCH BESTS PRINCE AVENUE: Flowery Branch (14-1) traveled to Prince Avenue Christian Thursday in a best of five set volleyball match. The Lady Falcons emerged victorious in four tight sets, 3-1 (28-26, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19).

Leading the Falcons was Sophomore outside hitter Madison Dowdy with 13 kills, one assist, and 1 1/2 blocks. Jena Killian totaled eight kills, four service aces, and 2 1/2 blocks; Junior setter, Ashlyn Gibeau with 16 assists; and Junior middle blocker, Anna Marshall with four kills, three service aces, and 1 1/2 blocks.

Flowery Branch plays Buford and Loaganville at 6 p.m. at Buford on Sept. 8.

JOHNSON TAKES TRI-MATCH: Johnson (11-10) defeated Lakeview Academy in staight sets (25-14,25-18) before downing Jackson County in a best of five match (25-19,25-22.25-21).

For the Lady Knights, Grace Eidson finished with eight aces, 16 kills and 11 assists. Alivia Farley totaled 14 assists, Emma Hernanadez finished with 10 kills and four aces, while Julia Bowers racked up 12 digs. Emily Pena finished with six digs as well.

Johnson plays their next game against Cedar Shoals at 6 p.m. Thursday in Athens.

EAST HALL SWEEPS TRI-MATCH: East Hall (17-3) defeated Stephens County in straight-set fashion, 25-20,25-17. They turned around to defeat West Hall in the same fashion, 25-13, 25,16.

Impact players for East Hall were Savannah Thellman with two points. four kills, three digs and a team-high 29 assists, Holly Poole scored 7 points with five kills and a pair of blocks. Summer Lindsey finished with 16 points, two assists and 24 digs.

Tessa Rider (12 kills, 10 digs) scored 24 points.

Minette Maldonado contributed 10 points by racking up 15 kills, and 16 digs, Niyah Rucker had nine kills and two blocks. Ariana Hernandez scored eight points and had four digs.

Janelly Lara (three digs),Macy Thomas (two digs, two blocks) were others to contribute in the winning efforts.

East Hall plays Chestatee and Jackson County in a tri-match at 6 p.m. on Tuesday.

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