Prep Roundup: Etowah sweeps through region tourney opener
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March 26, 2014 04:01 AM | 1357 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Etowah’s boys tennis team cruised through the opening round of the Region 5AAAAAA tournament Tuesday, beating Wheeler 3-0.

Cole Heller set the tone at No. 3 singles, winning without allowing a game.

Both doubles teams also prevailed, with Jake Pollack and Taylor Barie winning 6-0, 6-1, and the team of Austin Stark and Eric Matthews winning 6-2, 6-2.

Etowah (11-2) will host Kennesaw Mountain today before resuming the region tournament in a few weeks.

River Ridge 5, Creekview 0: The Knights swept the Grizzlies in a non-region match.

Ben VanHout, Clay McIntyre and Jake Hicks were winners in singles.

A.J. Joyner and Gray Chumley teamed for a win at No. 1 doubles, while the No. 2 team of Matt Polley and Gabe Mims completed the sweep.

The Knights will play a Region 7AAAA match against Cedartown today before playing at Woodstock on Thursday.


Etowah 3, Milton 0:
A doubles sweep sparked the Lady Eagles, on their way to a win in the first round of the Region 5AAAAAA tournament.

Madeline Gilner and Madi Mewett won 7-5, 6-0 at No. 1, while Keegan Casteel and Alisa Cruickshank won 7-6, 6-3 at No. 2.

Sam Kaczaral also contributed to the win, with her 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles.

The Lady Eagles (8-4-1)

will travel to Kennesaw Mountain today before resuming the region tournament.


Late Monday

Creekview 11, Pope 7:
The Grizzlies scored nine runs on only one hit in the sixth inning, coming from behind to win a key Region 7AAAAA game.

Trailing 7-2 in the bottom of the sixth, Creekview (8-6, 5-4) sent 13 batters to the plate but only got a Nick Williams single during its unusual rally. Creekview was the beneficiary of six walks, two errors, a catcher’s interference call and a hit batsman to take a four-run lead.

Avery Smith went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in the fifth, and Chandler Wold added a run batted in.

The Grizzlies finished with only five hits in the game.


Late Saturday

South Forsyth 17, Woodstock 6:
Jenna Carr scored two goals and assisted on two more, but the Lady Wolverines still came up short.

Jaclyn Chiesa led Woodstock with three goals, and Jillian Chiesa chipped in one.

Vienna Monte made eight saves in goal for the Lady Wolverines (3-4).
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