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High school scoreboard: Indians set new school record
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The Lumpkin County High baseball team set a school record for consecutive wins with its 11th straight in a 5-1 victory against Chestatee on Wednesday in Dahlonega.

The Indians (16-1, 14-1 Region 7-AAA) have not lost a game since March 6.

Jonathan Whitehead was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run for Lumpkin County. Will Anderson was 2-for-3, Chad Fulton tripled and had an RBI and Devin Dunson added an RBI for the Indians.

Randy Otis picked up the win for Lumpkin County. He was also 1-for-2 with an RBI at the plate.

Ryan Avery was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Chestatee (6-9, 6-9).

Lumpkin County visits West Hall at 5:30 p.m. today. Chestatee visits White County at 5:30 p.m. today.

Gainesville 11, Johnson 4

The Red Elephants scattered all its runs over the first five innings for a region win Wednesday at Ivey-Watson Field.

Stephen Mason was 2-for-2 with four runs for Gainesville (9-8, 9-7 Region 7-AAA). Will Maddox was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Anderson Loggins also had three RBIs for the Red Elephants.

David Gonzalez pitched 4 1/3 innings and struck out four for the win on the mound for Gainesville.

Trae Wilson was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Johnson (3-15, 3-13).

Gainesville visits Lumpkin County at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Johnson plays host to North Hall at 5:30 p.m. today.

Creekview 11, North Hall 10

The Trojans took Class AAA’s third-ranked Creekview to eight innings with 13 hits, but could not snap the Grizzlies seven-game winning streak Wednesday in Canton.

K.J. McAllister was 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, two runs and five RBIs for North Hall (9-10, 9-8 Region 7-AAA). Davis Partrick was also 3-for-5. Graham Duncan was 2-for-3 with two runs and Jacob Brewster added two RBIs for the Trojans.

North Hall visits Johnson at 5:30 p.m. today.

West Hall 4, Pickens 3

Luis Delgado scored on a wild pitch in the eighth inning for the Spartan win Wednesday in Oakwood.

Delgado had three hits, a double and two runs for West Hall (7-9, 5-9 Region 7-AAA). Caleb Stewart and Chad Goff each had two hits for the Spartans.

Jake Shirley earned the win on the mound for West Hall.

West Hall plays host to Lumpkin County at 5:30 p.m. today.

Flowery Branch 6, White County 4

James Mills earned the win on the mound for Falcons while going 2-for-4 at the plate Wednesday in Cleveland.

James Wilson was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Corey Sanderson added two hits for Flowery Branch (14-4, 13-4 Region 7-AAA).

Kevin Frederick was 2-for-4 with a three-run home run for White County (9-9, 7-9). Travis Rutkiewicz was also 2-for-4 for the Warriors.

Flowery Branch visits East Hall at 5:30 p.m. today. White County plays host to Chestatee at 5:30 p.m. today.

Lakeview Academy 15, Athens Christian 1

The Lions scored seven runs in the first inning to secure a win early on Wednesday in Gainesville.

Brett Armour led Lakeview (14-1, 8-0 Region 8-A) at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs. Tyler Ward was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs and Tyler Young added two RBIs.

Ralston Cash struck out six and allowed only two hits to earn the win for the Lions, while doubling and driving in a run at the plate.

Lakeview visits Tallulah Falls at 5:15 p.m. today.

Jefferson 11, North Oconee 1

The Dragons scored 10 runs in the fifth inning to secure a subregion win Wednesday in Bogart.

Chris Beck pitched a complete game and struck out 11 to earn the win for Jefferson (13-2, 8-1 Region 8S-AA).Jake Fields was 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored for the Dragons.

Jefferson plays host to Oglethorpe County at 5:30 p.m. today.

East Hall 15, Johnson 2 (Tuesday)

Every batter in the Vikings’ lineup had a hit in a five-inning win Tuesday in Oakwood.

Drew Adams doubled, tripled and had three RBIs while earning the win on the mound for East Hall (5-13, 4-12 Region 7-AAA). Cody Davidson was 2-for-3 with a home run and Jonathan Woodring added three hits.

Taylor Whitmire homered for Johnson (3-15, 3-13).

East Hall visits Chestatee at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Johnson plays host to North Hall at 5:30 p.m. today.

GOLF

Trojans sweep in Principal’s Cup


Class AAA’s top-ranked North Hall defeated Gainesville 6-0 in the 18-hole Principal’s Cup on Wednesday at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

The team of Jimmy Lloyd and Landry Haynes and the team of Roger Nash and Derek Watson each went 2-0 for the Trojans. The team of Charlie Matthews and Ross Ward and the team of Sam Weaver and Jesse Tipton also had wins for North Hall.

Both teams return to Chattahoochee on next Thursday for the Region 7-AAA Tournament.

West Hall girls 103, Habersham Central 104

Natalie Mathias shot a 51 and Hannah Derthick and Caitlin Vandenhandel each carded a 52 for the Lady Spartans as they edged Habersham Central on Wednesday at Chicopee Woods Golf Course.

Hannah Whitlock was the low-medalist of the day, shooting a 45 for Habersham Central.

West Hall hosts the Spartans Lanier Challenge at 8 a.m. Saturday at PineIsle Golf Course at Lake Lanier Islands. Habersham Central plays host to Johnson at 4 p.m. today.

Dawson County girls 98, Lumpkin County 118

Charley Whitmire shot a 46 and Katie Stowers carded a 52 for the Lady Tigers on Wednesday at Achasta Golf Course in Dahlonega.

Dawson County wraps up regular season play against Forsyth Central at 4 p.m. today at Chestatee Golf Course in Dawsonville.

Union County 164, Riverside Military 187 (Tuesday)

Parks Brown shot a 44 to lead the Eagles on Tuesday at Chattahoochee Golf Course.

Henry Post carded a 46, Brian Hodges shot a 48 and Carson Brown added a 49 for Riverside.

Riverside plays host to Rabun County at 3:30 p.m. today.

TENNIS

Lakeview boys win region openers


The Lions shut out Woody Gap 3-0 and defeated Hebron Christian 3-1 to stay alive after Day 1 of the Region 8-A Tournament on Wednesday at Athens Academy.

Mike Fowler and the team of Matt Morris and Alex Klecan each went 2-0 for Lakeview. Nekhil Patel and Kollin Smith also won for the Lions.

Lakeview continues tournament play at 5 p.m. today at Athens Academy.

Lakeview girls split in tourney

The Lady Lions defeated Prince Avenue Christian 3-0 and lost to Hebron Christian 3-2 in Day 1 of the Region 8-A Tournament on Wednesday at Athens Academy.

Molly Smith and Nyari Chanakira each won twice for Lakeview. The team of Cree Nix and Komal Patel also won for the Lady Lions.

Lakeview continues tournament play at 5 p.m. today at Athens Academy.

Flowery Branch boys 3, East Hall 2

Phillips Chau and Destin Tipton each won in straight sets to lead the Falcons in singles action Wednesday at East Hall Park.

Flowery Branch (3-12, 2-8 Region 7B-AAA) won in doubles by an East Hall forfeit. Dane Allen and the team of Dustin Turpin and Erme Rodriguez won for the Vikings.

Both teams participate in the Region 7-AAA tournament at 11:30 p.m. today.

Flowery Branch girls 5, East Hall 0

Jennica Ramey, Megan Grewett and Morgan Ruiz each won in singles for the Lady Falcons on Wednesday in Flowery Branch.

Flowery Branch completed the sweep in doubles with wins by Nicki Price/Elizabeth Mallory and Morgan Reed/Lindsey Shaw.

Both teams participate in the Region 7-AAA tournament at 11:30 p.m. today.

North Hall boys 3, White County 2

Mitch McCray and Isaac Black each won in singles for the Trojans on Wednesday in Cleveland.

The team of Eli LoCicero and Charlie Hortenstine secured the team win in doubles for North Hall (10-7, 9-3 Region 7A-AAA).

Thomas Flowers and the team of Jordan Casper and Dallas Dutter won for White County. Both teams participate in the Region 7-AAA tournament at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

High school results may be reported by 10:30 p.m. by calling 770-718-3406, e-mail sports@gainesvilletimes.com. Results reported after deadline will appear in the following day’s paper.

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