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High school scoreboard: East Hall Rallies for softball win against Fannin County
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The East Hall Lady Vikings scored eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to erase a three-run deficit and defeat Fannin County, 11-4 on Tuesday.

The Lady Vikings’ (1-0) runs came on a bases-loaded walk, a two-run single by Macy Banks, an RBI single by Steffanie Redmon, a three-run double by Kaitlyn Daniel and an RBI single by Peyton Turner.

Banks also delivered from the pitcher’s circle. She surrendered just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.

Fannin County found the board with two runs scored in the bottom of the first. They added two more in the second inning on a two-run triple by Kyla Seabolt.

CHESTATEE 8, GAINESVILLE 0: Bailey Mason and Hannah Jones combined for six of the Lady War Eagles’ 12 hits.
Mason went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Jones was 3 for 4 with two runs scored.

Pitchers Beth and Becca Eddins combined to throw a one-hit shutout. Beth Eddins had five strikeouts with only two walks in four innings of work, the Becca Eddins closed it out with a pair of strikeouts in two innings.

BUFORD 8, SOUTH FORSYTH 3: Samantha Thomas smacked the go-ahead two-run homer for the nine-time defending state champions in the top of the eighth-inning and Mariah Wicker gave the Lady Wolves (1-0) some needed insurance with her only hit of the evening, a bases-loaded double in the top of the 10th. Gabby Benson was the lone Lady Wolves hitter to have a multi-hit game, going 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Pitcher Ansley Byers tossed the final three frames with three strikeouts, no walks and surrendered one run off two hits for Buford. Starting pitcher Logan Caymol struck out five issued five walks and gave up two earned runs.

Buford visits Peachtree Ridge at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Suwanee.

VOLLEYBALL

JOHNSON SPLITS TRI-MATCH: The Lady Knights split a pair of decisions on Tuesday, beating Jackson County 2-0 (25-14, 25-16) before falling to Lakeview Academy in straight sets (25-19, 25-22).

Grace Eidson led the attack for the Lady Knights against Lakeview Academy with seven kills and six assists, Emma Hernandez followed suit with five kills, and added five aces from the service line. Alivia Farley dished a team-high seven assists.

Against Jackson County, Eidson led with seven kills and four aces. Farley had nine assists, while Julia Bowers recorded six digs.

FLOWERY BRANCH SWEEPS LUMPKIN COUNTY: Senior Jena Killian and sophomore Madison Dowdy had six kills apiece, and the Lady Falcons (2-0) defeated the Lady Indians in straight sets, 2-0 (25-16, 25-18) on Tuesday in Flowery Branch.

Senior setter Kylie McGuire recorded 13 assists and junior setter Ashlyn Gibeau followed with seven assists and three services aces.

The Falcons visit Discovery High on Thursday in Lawrenceville.

EAST HALL SWEEPS TRI-MATCH IN HOME OPENER: The Lady Vikings opened their seasons at home with victories over Eastside and Stephens County on Tuesday.

The Lady Vikings (2-0) swept Eastside 2-0 (25-19, 25-12) before doing the same against Stephens County, winning 2-0 (25-13, 25-16).

Minette Maldonado (13 kills, 18 digs, 3 assists), Niyah Rucker (14 kills, three digs, four blocks) and Tessa Rider (10 kills, nine digs, four aces) led the attack for the evening. Setter Savannah Thellman dished 28 assists and Holly Poole led the serving efforts with five aces.

The Lady Vikings visit Athens Christian at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Athens.

GAINESVILLE SPLITS AT MORGAN COUNTY: The Lady Red Elephants defeated Morgan County 2-0 (25-18, 25-15) before falling to North Oconee 2-0 (25-19, 25-5) in a tri-match on Tuesday in Madison.

Abby Alexander and Tangi Miller led the attack with eight kills apiece, while Savannah Roys dished a team-high 24 assists. Caroline Mercer recorded four digs.

The Red Elephants (1-1) face Lakeview Academy and Dawson County in a tri-match in Gainesville on Thursday.

High School scores can be reported by 10:30 p.m. each night by calling 770-718-3415 or email sports@gainesvilletimes.com.

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