Prep Roundup: Creekview runners stand out
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September 08, 2013 01:08 AM | 1555 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Creekview cross country team participated in the Rock Invitational hosted by Woodstock on Saturday, and both the boys and girls teams made good showing.

The boys won the varsity race, beating North Paudling, one of the favorites in Class AAAAA.

Leading the boys was Brennan Garriques, who placed second overall with a time of 16 minutes, 54 seconds.

Also scoring points for Creekview were Grant Slater (17:56), Elijah Cloy (19:03), Nick Turano (18:50) and Brian Barrett (19:10).

In the girls race, Creekview finished second.

Rachel Boulineau (21:29) and Lera McNamara (21:39) led the Lady Grizzlies. Also scoring were Camille Fahrnbauer (22:41), Anneliese Conrad (22:44) and Kendel Bennett (23:45).

Also out to make a statement in Class AAAAA this weekend was Sequoyah. The boys team participated in the Nike Panther Invitational in Fayetteville and came away with third of 25 teams.

The Chiefs finished with 113 points, behind host Starr’s Mill (92) and defending Class AAAAA champion McIntosh (98).

Six of the top 10 Class AAAAA programs were at the meet.

Chris Costa led the Chiefs with a time of 16:23.96, which was good enough for seventh overall. Also scoring for Sequoyah were Ryan McNeal (17:01.62), Zach Moore (17:08.33), Blake Weis (17:38.95) and Robert Carter (17:42.90).

As a team, Sequoyah finished with their best average time (17:11.16) of the year.

In the girls race Sequoyah finished 10th. Starr’s Mill was first with 85 points, followed by Lambert (109) and Lakeside-Evans (119).

Jessica Weems led the Lady Chiefs with a time of 21:14.53. Morgan Free (21:42.76) and Emily Fudge (21:56.82) were close behind her.

Next week, Creekview and Sequoyah will both compete in the Warpath Invitational at Boling Park.


Etowah stumbles at Lovett Block Party:
The Lady Eagles won two of five matches in the gathering of top programs from Georgia and bordering states.

Etowah lost to Roswell (25-22, 27-25), Eagle’s Landing (25-22, 25-17) and St. Pius X (25-23, 25-19). It beat Oconee County (25-13, 25-19) and Lambert (25-22, 25-19).

Jenna Lea finished the weekend with 27 kills and nine aces, while Natalie Lucco had 24 kills and seven aces. Taylor Kimber added 17 kills and five blocks, Paige Horton 14 kills and three blocks and Kylie Blanton 13 kills and three blocks.

Sydney Hotaling helped orchestrate the offense with 77 assists, going along with 12 kills. Madeline Gilmer had 30 digs and six assists.

Etowah (12-8) will begin Area 4AAAAAA play Tuesday, hosting Lassiter and Marietta.


Creekview third in tourney:
The Lady Grizzlies tied for third with Gordon Lee in the Cherokee Invitational, behind co-champions Cherokee and Northwest Whitfield.

Cherokee and Northwest Whitfield couldn’t play the final because both teams were at their maximum allotted games for the season, according to Georgia High School Association rules.

Creekview beat Woodland-Bartow 6-4 and Harris County 4-2 in eight innings before defeating White County 12-2 for a spot in the gold bracket.

Creekview beat Sequoyah 10-0 in the opening round of tournament play before losing to Cherokee 5-4.

The Lady Grizzlies (12-3) will host North Springs on Monday.

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