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SUWANEE — Buford’s Abbi Perkins led off each game for the Wolves with a home run as Buford defeated Evans 1-0 and dispatched North Gwinnett 9-3 in the Hawk/Bulldogs tournament on Saturday.

Perkins’ blast against Evans was one of the two hits for the Wolves in the game. Buford starter Amelia Veal made it stand as she went the distance and allowed only three hits to get the win.

Facing North Gwinnett, Perkins again led off with a blast as Kaitlyn Pickens went four innings for the win and Olivia Duncan tossed two innings for the save. Perkins drove in two more runs and Kara Taylor hit a two-run home run. Taylor Malvin and Emi Hall each added two hits in the victory.

SOFTBALL

Mill Creek takes two

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek defeated Northside-Columbus 7-4 and Dacula 6-2 in the Hawk/Bulldog tournament. Combining both games, Dallis Goodnight had five hits and five stolen bases to lead the Hawks (4-3). Kathleen Maijala added three hits and a pair of stolen bases, Olivia Shaw recorded two hits and two RBIs as did Jade Montgomery. Lindsay Cline was the winning pitcher in both games.

Wesleyan sweeps a pair

DAHLONEGA — Wesleyan swept a pair of games held Saturday at the University of North Georgia. The Wolves (6-0) defeated Georgia Military College 4-1 and Heard County 4-2. Madison Kerpics picked up the win in the opener against Georgia Military. Kerpics went three innings and struck out six. Jessica Nolan notched the save by tossing the final four innings. Jahni Kerr had three hits, stole three bases and drove in an RBI to lead the offense.

Kerpics went the distance in the second game striking out 15. Reece Holbrook mashed three hits and drove in two runs while Elizabeth Bertram had two hits and an RBI.

CROSS COUNTRY

Archer wins twice

VALDOSTA — Archer’s boys and girls won the Winnersville Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Myles Collins won the boys race for the Tigers and set a new course record. Sarah McCartney took first in the girls race for Archer.

Brookwood and Parkview shine at Hoya Invitational

ACWORTH — Parkview’s girls and Brookwood’s boys took second at the Hoya Invitational on Saturday. The Panthers boys team finished third over the two mile course.

Emmat Geaney (9th), Claire Mills (10th) and Elise Musser (15th) led the Parkview girls finish. Tristan Autry took fourth and Caden Hall finished eleventh for the Panthers boys. Luke McNeil came home eighth and Will Bray ended in ninth for the Broncos.

Mill Creek takes fourth

ACWORTH — Mill Creek’s boys and girls finished fourth in the Hoya Invitational hosted by Harrison High School on Saturday. Brian Pelland (10th), Paul Pollock (12th) and Ethan Nordman (13th) led the boys team. Edith Kahiga and Andrea Montes finished 12th and 13th, respectively for the girls squad.

North Gwinnett’s Kulzer takes top spot

JASPER — North Gwinnett’s Makenna Kulzer took the top spot at the Pickens Preview on Saturday at Roper Park. Kulzer’s finish propelled the Bulldogs to a fourth place team finish. Jewel Lewis finished 10th and Erica Hambacker took home 12th. Mountain View finished eighth overall, paced by a third place finish by Madison Watts.

In the boys race, North finished third as Carter Patton finished 14th. Yianni Pothoulakis and Michael Maron finished 15th and 20th, respectively. Andrew Giacolone came home 32nd for Mountain View, which finished ninth.

Norcross shows well at Kosh

ATLANTA — Norcross’ boys took second and the girls placed third at the Kosh Klassic on Saturday at Westminster. Gabriel Schlicht (7th), Miguel Schlicht (8th) and Elliott Januzelli (19th) led the boys to a runner up finish. Merrith Blum (7th), Claudia Gatti (11th) and Yosverani Solis (20th) paced the girls.

Shiloh places second

LOGANVILLE — Shiloh’s boys placed second at the Loganville Christian Academy Invitational on Saturday. Nathan Solomon, Andy Salgado and Naod Mahray took fourth, fifth and sixth respectively for the Generals.

Lanier and Hebron finish strong

DOUGLASVILLE – Hebron Christian girls took fourth and its boys finished seventh while Lanier ended with a pair of fifth place finishes at the Zack Wansley Clash on Saturday. Brooke Browning finished third for the Lion girls with Georgia Piper coming home in sixth. Michael Brooks (32nd) and Landon Camp (50th) led the Hebron boys.

Luke Cranor topped the Lanier boys with a sixth place finish. Nicholas Phillips and Gavin Lynch took eighth and fourteenth to round out the boys top finishers. The Longhorn boys' average time of 17:56 broke the school record. Katie Kress took eighth and Makayla Bowman finished 20th for the Lanier girls.

Howie paces Wesleyan

PEACHTREE CORNERS — Wesleyan’s Mac Howie finished third at the Wesleyan varsity meet on Saturday. Stafford McDaniel finished seventh as the Wolves ended in second place. The girls team placed fifth behind a twelfth place finish by Mary Ortwin.

VOLLEYBALL

Wesleyan splits

ATLANTA — Wesleyan split its four matches at the Holy Innocents play date on Saturday. The Wolves defeated Lakeview Academy 25-17, 25-17 and Savannah Country Day 25-13 and 25-2. Wesleyan fell to Calvary Day 25-18, 20-25, 12-15 and Savannah Christian 10-25 and 21-25

Providence takes two

ATLANTA — Providence Christian (3-3) split at the Holy Innocents play date on Saturday. The Storm defeated St. Vincents 20-25, 25-18, 15-7 and Savannah Country Day 25-20 and 25-16. Providence fell to Calvary Day 18-25, 13-25 and Fellowship Christian 18-25, 25-21 and 4-15.

Alaina Emminger led the Storm with 35 kills, 20 digs and six aces. Lauren Yost dished out 59 assists while Maisy Hufford contributed 16 kills and six blocks.

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