Southwest DeKalb: The Panthers won three games March 14-17 to even their record at 6-6. Kevin Wimbish had three hits and five RBIs, and was the winning pitcher in a 14-1 win over Mays. He struck out six and allowed three hits in five innings. Also, Kiante Welch drove in two runs in a 4-0 win over Columbia while Tim Jones and Wimbish each had three hits in a 14-3 win over Douglass. Malcolm Moore and Marcus Hodge each added two hits.
Dunwoody: The Wildcats beat Miller Grove 10-0 and Douglass 15-0 as their winning streak reached five games. Adam Julien drove in two runs against previously unbeaten Miller Grove as nine players had hits. Pitcher Logan Elliot earned the win, going four innings and allowing three hits and striking out three. The Wildcats scored six runs in the first inning and five in the third against Douglass. Zach Tonner and Eric Yost each had two RBIs, while Chris Hale and Will Hudgins each had two hits. Josh Shailer and Yost combined to pitch a no-hitter.
Redan: The Raiders beat Marist 1-0 on March 16 and Mundy’s Mill 12-2 on March 17. Wesley Jones pitched a complete game, allowing three hits and striking out seven in seven innings against the defending state champion War Eagles. Redan got the winning run in the seventh inning. James Nelson singled and advanced to second on a sacrifice, then Patrick Dickerson got a hit to drive in Nelson with the winning run. Against Mundy’s Mill, Joseph Graves went 2 for 3 with four RBIs. Angelo Hornsby had three hits and Dickerson had two.
Columbia: Trent Nash went 2 for 3 with four RBIs as the Eagles defeated Towers 10-0. Xavier Floyd was the winning pitcher, striking out nine and allowing one hit in five innings. The Eagles also lost to Southwest DeKalb 3-0 and St. Pius 12-2.
Marist: The War Eagles were 2-1 in games March 12-16. Griffin Davis doubled to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning in a 5-4 win over Hillgrove on March 12. A two-run single by Marchant Young capped a four-run rally in the fifth as Marist took a 4-3 lead. The War Eagles also beat Lithonia 10-0 as Jordan Baker pitched a complete game to earn his first win of the season. Marist also lost 1-0 to Redan, with Sean Guenther striking out six and allowing five hits.
St. Pius: Calvin Jackson and Drew Morgan each scored one goal in 2-0 wins over West Forsyth and Greenbrier. Also, Alex Kowalski scored a goal in a 2-1 loss to Tulsa (Okla.) Union.
St. Pius: The Golden Lions defeated North Springs 7-0 and McEachern 10-0, then went 1-0-1 in two games in the Tournament of Champions on Jekyll Island. Amanda Vocelka scored the game-tying goal with less than five minutes to play in a 2-2 draw against Auburn (Ala.). She also scored the game-winner with less than three minutes remaining in a 1-0 win over Spain Park (Ala.).
TRACK & FIELD
Amvets Post 12 Flowery Branch Invitational
Dunwoody won the boys’ and girls’ team titles in the 10-team event. First-place individual winners for the girls were Erika Banks (100, 200 meters), Sadia Yansaneh (400), Monika Nwajei (800), Alex Cameron (3,200) and Kimara Phillips (shot put). The Wildcats also won the 4x100 and 4x400 relay events. First-place winners for the boys’ were Matthew Rather (400) and Kyle Sexton (3,200). The boys’ also won the 4x400 relay.
The host Jaguars won the seven-team boys’ meet and the girls placed second among 10 teams. First-place finishers for the boys were Jared Tucker (100), Vincent Williams (triple jump) and Amos Harper (shot put, discus). Stephenson swept the top three spots in the triple jump. First-place finishers for Stephenson in the girls’ meet were Jessica McCall (100 hurdles) and Kaliyah Ladler (300 hurdles). Miller Grove’s girls placed third in the meet, with first-place finishers Tatiyana Caffey (800, 1,600) and Tiffany Flynn (long jump, triple jump).
Gary Townsend Invitational, Jonesboro
The M.L. King girls placed third among 11 teams in the girls’ meet and had three individual champions. The Lions’ first-place finishers were Tiffany Camper (200), Chelsea Caldwell (400) and Imani King (100 hurdles).
GACS Invitational, Norcross
Decatur placed second in the girls meet and fifth in the boys, while the Cross Keys boys finished third in the 14-team event. First-place finishers for the Decatur girls were Lexi Shields (300 hurdles) and Ashleigh Rasheed (long jump, triple jump). In the boys’ meet, Peter Le of Cross Keys won the long jump and Decatur’s Djiby Sy won the 800.
Chamblee won five events, including three relays, and tied for first with Roswell in the girls’ meet with 74 points. Alyssa Felton won the 100 and the long jump for the Bulldogs. The girls’ also won the 4x100, 4x400 and the 1,600 sprint medley relays. Earl Bryan of Towers won the 300 hurdles in the boys’ meet. Also, Stone Mountain won the 4x400 relay and Druid Hills won the 1,600 sprint medley relay.