Prep Roundup: Wold sparks Grizzlies past Chiefs
by MDJ staff reports
April 21, 2013 12:34 AM | 1435 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chandler Wold’s RBI double keyed a three-run fifth inning that let Creekview pull away for a 5-3 win over archrival Sequoyah on Saturday for a key Region 7AAAAA victory.

Wold’s double broke a 2-2 tie, and it was followed by RBI singles by Nick Williams and Kyle Wilkie to give Creekview at 5-2 lead.

Avery Smith pitched four innings, allowing three hits and struck out eight for the win. Chase Puckett pitched the final three innings and stranded the tying runs on base in the seventh to earn the save.

Austin Smith went 2-for-2 for Creekview (13-10, 12-5), which will host Sprayberry on Monday. Sequoyah (15-8, 9-8) will host Cambridge.


Region 7AAAA:
River Ridge made a strong showing in the meet held Thursday and Friday at Dalton.

The girls placed second in the team standings, while the boys settled for fifth. The combined total of the two earned River Ridge an overall third-place finish.

The top four individuals in each event advanced to the Class AAAA sectional, which will be held next Saturday at Carrollton.

Alicia Rowan earned a region title in the high jump with a mark of 5 feet, 2 inches. Halei Rich placed fourth.

Also among those qualifying for state were Hannah Saylor, who placed third in the 800- and 1,600-meter runs, Dennisah Francis (fourth, 800), Kali Kimball (third, 3,200), Michelle Friesz (fourth, long jump; fourth, triple jump) and Merideth Kunsman (third, shot put). The Lady Knights also qualified a 1,600 relay team.

Others finished just outside the qualifying mark, including Emma Burke in the 100 hurdles and triple jump, Olivia Reeves in the discus and Ilana Hamilton in the 300 hurdles.

Girls coach Shane Giardina that he was proud of the team’s performance.

“We are sending nine girls on to sectionals,” he said. “I’m pretty pleased with that.”

In the boys meet, Joe Mayes won a title in the 3,200 and was the runner-up in the 1,600.

Austin Terrell placed fourth in the 100, while Timothy Hooper was fourth in the 800. Josh Schulz placed second in the 110 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles.

Austin Dillard placed fourth in the shot put and was the only River Ridge boy to advance in a field event.

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