CARROLLTON — The Parkview boys claimed first place at the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational at Carrollton High School on Saturday.
Parkview finished the 5K meet with 133 points, topping second-place Norcross, which finished with 151. Brookwood also brought home a top-10 finish with 204 points. North Gwinnett finished 20th in the competition.
The Panthers’ Tristan Autry was the top Gwinnett finisher at the event, running the 5K in 16 minutes, 51.22 seconds for ninth place. Norcross’ Miguel Schlicht (16:51.42) and Gabriel Schlicht (16:59.95) were close behind in 10th and 11th place.
Other local finishers included Brookwood’s Will Bray (17:05.71) in 15th place, Shiloh’s Nathan Solomon (17:11.27) in 17th and Parkview’s Caden Hall (17:14.69) in 20th. Carter Patton led North’s runners with a 17:45.18 time for 43rd place.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Collins, Archer team win crowns at Eagle Invitational
JEFFERSON — Myles Collins bested the field Saturday at the Eagle Invitational at Lamar Murphy Park, running the 5K in 15:16.84 to lead Archer to a team win.
The Tigers’ 21 team points put them far ahead of second-place Dacula (78), which was led by Ben Butcher’s second-place run in 16:06.22.
Teammates Steven McCartney (16:34.78), Sebastian Rodriguez (17:02.13), Skylar Taylor (17:18.89) and Miles Ferguson (17:19.67) also turned in top 10 performances for Archer, finishing third, fourth, sixth and seventh, respectively. Dacula’s Hayden Squires (17:32.72) finished eighth.
The North (sixth), Duluth (eighth) and Apalachee (10th) teams also finished in the top 10. Discovery and Central came in 12th and 13th, respectively.
Jorge Patino (18:31.45) led Discovery in 24th place, Kevin Ellington (18:32.55) led Apalachee in 28th, Matthew Drane (18:33.01) led North in 29th, Ian Joins (18:51.51) led Duluth in 35th, and Eryc McIntosh (19:02.03) led Duluth in 42nd.
Wesleyan leads Gwinnett field at Covered Bridge Run
ROSWELL — Mac Howie finished Saturday’s 5K at the Covered Bridge Run at Garrard Landing Park in 16:53.63, good enough for seventh place to lead Gwinnett runners and put the Wolves in fourth overall.
Brookwood took home 15th place, led by Matthew Bacon’s 62nd-place time of 18:47.46. Collins Hill’s Jalen Daniels finished 78th in 19:01.27 to lead his team’s 19th-place finish. Hebron Christian took 19th, led by Gabe Brooks’ 18:52.51 in 71st.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Brookwood, Parkview finish in top 10 at Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational
CARROLLTON — The Brookwood and Parkview girls had strong showings at the Carrollton Orthopedic Invitational on Saturday at Carrollton High School, with the Broncos finishing fifth (237 points) and the Panthers taking eighth (260).
North Gwinnett (354) finished in 16th place, and Norcross was 20th. McIntosh was the team winner of the 5K.
Brookwood’s Reese Saddler was the top local finisher, coming in 11th with a time of 20:23.82. Merritt Blum (21:05.02) led Norcross with a 28th-place finish, Parkview was led by Abi Debebe (21:06.73) in 32nd and Makenna Kulzer (21:15.16) led North in 37th.
McCartney, Archer team beat competition at Eagle Invitational
JEFFERSON — Archer’s Sarah McCartney was the only girl to finish Saturday’s Eagle Invitational in less than 20 minutes, turning in a time of 19:18.86 to lead her and the Tigers (49 points) to victories at the event at Lamar Murphy Park.
North (59 points) finished second at the event, led by Tori Meyer’s seventh-place time of 21:52.58. Dacula took fifth, led by Karsyn Rodney’s second-place time of 20:57.71. Duluth (seventh) and Apalachee (eighth) also finished in the top 10, and Discovery came in 11th.
Archer’s Ashley Annis (21:16.12, third place), Apalachee’s Averie Akin (21:45.81, sixth place), and North’s Avery Clabaugh (21:56.30 eighth) and Marianna Gazzara (21:56.82, ninth place) also finished in the top 10. Sol Mendoza (22:28.33) led Discovery in 14th, and Lyric Minter (22:33.12) led Duluth in 16th.
Hebron leads Gwinnett teams at Covered Bridge Run
ROSWELL — Hebron’s Brooke Browning took home fourth place with a 5K time of 19:41.18 on Saturday to lead Gwinnett runners at the Covered Bridge Run at Garrard Landing Park.
Wesleyan was the top finishing team from the county, collecting 170 points for fifth place behind champion South Forsyth and runner-up Johns Creek. Hebron finished 12th with 361 points, and Collins Hill (387) took 14th.
Mary Ortwein (21:02.65) was the Wolves’ top runner with a 19th-place finish. Sacha Brickey (21:33.46) led the Eagles runners with 32nd.
Brookwood goes 1-3 at Warrior Classic
KENNESAW — Brookwood defeated Marietta 25-16, 25-12 in its lone win at the Warrior Classic on Saturday at North Cobb High School.
The Broncos (13-10) lost three other contests they played, falling 25-16, 25-21 to Allatoona, 25-11, 25-9 to McIntosh and 25-19, 25-14 to Etowah.
Abbey Tucker had 41 assists, 11 aces and 5 kills on the day. Cydney Gardner had 14 kills, Amber Williams made 12 kills, and Sophia Koop contributed 17 digs, 6 aces, and 10 kills.
Hebron goes 2-2 at Warrior Classic
KENNESAW — Hebron came home with a pair of wins at Saturday’s Warrior Classic at North Cobb High Schoool.
The Lions (19-5) beat Marietta 25-10, 25-16 and Allatoona 22-25, 25-19, 15-8 at the event. They fell in matches against McIntosh 25-17, 15-25, 7-15 and Etowah 26-28, 25-18, 8-15.
Dacula second in tournament
LOGANVILLE — Dacula finished second in the Silver Bracket at Saturday’s Rams Rally Tournament hosted by the Aftershock Volleyball Club.
The Falcons defeated Loganville Christian (25-23, 26-24), Shiloh (25-9, 28-26) and Loganville (25-27, 25-23, 15-11). Centennial defeated Dacula 25-18, 25-13 in the Silver finals. Walnut Grove also beat Dacula in pool play 22-25, 26-24, 15-11.
Anna Beth Stokes had five aces, 38 kills, eight blocks, 25 digs and 41 assists for the Falcons (12-17). Arissa Shepherd contributed three aces, 31 kills, 5 blocks and 70 digs, and Kaya Gusaef added two aces and 75 digs.
Hebron splits games with GAC, Lanier
SUGAR HILL — Lanier fell to GAC 6-4 before defeating Lanier 7-2 on Saturday at Lanier High School.
The Lions (7-6) were led on offense in the GAC game by Layton Morris (2-for-4) and Jessie Parish (2-for-4, RBI). Morris went 3-for-4 in the second game and drove in two runs. Nicole Azar also went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the second game, and Alyssa Harrison went 2-for-3.
Grayson goes 3-0 in Oconee tourney
WATKINSVILLE — Grayson’s softball team won three games Saturday in the Veterans Memorial Tournament at Oconee County, improving to 11-1 on the season.
The Rams defeated Southeast Bulloch 6-1 behind 18 strikeouts from Kayla Snowden, who allowed just one hit. Kayla Grace Lang had two hits and two RBIs, Kelsie Walker had two hits and an RBI and Lauren Peppers added two hits.
Kylie Macy followed with a 13-strikeout, four-hitter in seven innings as Grayson topped Franklin County 1-0. Kailyn Jones’ RBI double in the sixth inning was the only run. Aaliyah White was 2-for-3 and Skyler Gilbert added a hit.
Snowden then allowed three hits in five innings for a 4-0 win over Banks County. Jones had a triple and an RBI, Savannah Haynes had a hit and an RBI, White had a double and Emma Davis scored two runs.