Cal­houn girls, boys run well in Car­roll­ton

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS WEDNESDAY -

The Cal­houn girls and boys cross coun­try teams took a trip to Car­roll­ton on Satur­day to com­pete in the Car­roll­ton Ortho­pe­dic In­vi­ta­tional and came away top four fin­ishes as a team in both races.

The Lady Jack­ets took fourth in the Class A-AAA di­vi­sion with a score of 87 as they were led by an­other im­pres­sive per­for­mance from Ash­ley Hart­ness, who placed sec­ond in­di­vid­u­ally with a time of 22:34.23. Anna Gib­son also placed in the top five with a 23:06.56 for fifth, and Mari Mo­rales was just be­hind her in sixth with a 23:08.47. Round­ing out the team scor­ing for Cal­houn was Teresa Nguyen (42nd, 26:02.13) and Ash­ley Jaramillo (49th, 26:54.90).

The Cal­houn boys fol­lowed with a strong race of their own as they also placed fourth as a team with a score of 140 in the Class A-AAA di­vi­sion. Felipe Bar­rios took the lead for the Jacket with a sixth-place in­di­vid­ual fin­ish and a time of 18:26.39. Nestor Her­nan­dez (21st, 19:46.89) and An­gel San­ti­ago (25th, 19:58.09) were next up, and Os­car Huerta (36th, 20:27.42) and Jonathan Santana ( 52nd, 21:19.09) com­pleted the team score.

Cal­houn will look to con­tinue their suc­cess this week when they travel to Adairsville for the Tiger In­vi­ta­tional at Man­ning Mill Park on Thurs­day at 6 p.m.

In other re­cent prep sports ac­tion:

SOFT­BALL Gor­don Cen­tral 9, Coosa 3

The Lady War­riors used a steady of­fen­sive ef­fort and strong pitch­ing to earn their sec­ond straight win in re­gion play on Thurs­day.

Gor­don Cen­tral (7-9, 3-6 in 7-AA) scored at least one run in each of the first five in­nings, which was plenty of sup­port for start­ing pitcher Mor­gan Frank, as they won their sec­ond re­gion game in a span of two days af­ter also de­feat­ing Model on Wed­nes­day. The Lady War­riors scored two in the first, added four in the sec­ond and then put one more run on the board in each of the third, fourth and fifth in­nings.

Lead­ing the of­fense for Gor­don Cen­tral was Marissa Self with two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Frank also had two hits and an RBI. Ja­van Vine­yard, Kaleigh Rogers and Brook­lyn Towe each had a hit and an RBI apiece, and Sarah Crow­der added a hit and a run scored. Jada Jaco also drew three walks and scored two runs, and Cara Crump drove in a run.

Frank earned the win in the cir­cle, go­ing seven in­nings for the com­plete game and al­low­ing three runs (two earned) on five hits while strik­ing out nine.

Gor­don Cen­tral was on the road for an­other Re­gion 7-AA matchup on Tues­day against Pep­perell. (For de­tails on that game, see Satur­day’s Cal­houn Times.) They will visit Dade County on Thurs­day at 5:30 p.m.

Ring­gold 4, Cal­houn 3

The Lady Jack­ets broke a 1-1 tie to take the lead with two runs in the top of the sev­enth, but Ring­gold an­swered with three of their own in the bot­tom half to de­cide the re­gion con­test.

Cal­houn (10-4, 8-3 in 6-AAA) got a big of­fen­sive day from Lyndi Rae Davis who drove in all three runs as the sopho­more had a homer and a dou­ble among her three hits. Anna Tay­lor added two hits of her own, Erin Barnes had a dou­ble and a run scored, Espee Reyes con­trib­uted a hit and a run scored and Car­lie Henderson and Lona Sims each had a hit apiece.

Mag­gie McBrayer took the loss for the Lady Jack­ets de­spite a solid out­ing in which she went the dis­tance, to­tal­ing seven in­nings, and gave up four runs on seven hits while strik­ing out seven.

Cal­houn was on the road at Adairsville on Tues­day for an­other 6-AAA matchup. (For de­tails on that game, see Satur­day’s Cal­houn Times.) They will visit Har­al­son County on Thurs­day at 5:30 p.m.

VOL­LEY­BALL Lady Jack­ets win area opener

The Cal­houn Lady Jack­ets went on the road to Har­al­son County for a tri-match on Thurs­day and came away with a split, but the win came in their Area 5-AAA opener.

Cal­houn lost a hard­fought match in three sets (23-25, 25-19, 11-15) to Oak Moun­tain in their first match on Thurs­day. They bat­tled back to dom­i­nate their sec­ond match of the night, how­ever, against host and area foe Har­al­son County, beat­ing them in two sets (25-9, 25-8).

Lead­ing the stats for the Lady Jack­ets (20-2, 1-0 in 5-AAA) was Ash­lyn Br­zo­zoski with 55 digs and four aces and Anna Ge­orge with 19 kills, five aces and two blocks. Also con­tribut­ing was Nena Mar­cus with six kills, Emma Kate Smith with five kills, four aces and three digs, So­phie Ste­wart with five kills, Calli Edens with three aces and three digs, Erin Kelly with three kills, two blocks and two aces, Anna Hoblitzell with three digs, two kills and one ace, Emma Led­ford with three digs and one ace and Erin Paul with two digs.

The Lady Jack­ets were back at home on Tues­day night for a tri­match in­clud­ing Murray County and area foe and ri­val Sono­rav­ille. ( For de­tails on that match, see Satur­day’s Cal­houn Times.) They will visit Adairsville on Thurs­day for a tri-match start­ing at 5 p.m. that also in­cludes Gor­don Cen­tral.

Cal­houn plays top com­pe­ti­tion in Gatlin­burg

The Cal­houn Lady Jack­ets trav­eled to Gatlin­burg, Tenn. on Fri­day and Satur­day to com­pete in the Rocky Top Clas­sic and faced some top teams from three dif­fer­ent states, com­ing away with mixed re­sults.

The Lady Jack­ets ( 22- 6) fin­ished the tour­na­ment with a 2-4 record in two days, earn­ing wins against Redan, 25-5, 25-10, and Mor­ris­town West (Tenn.), 19-25, 29-27, 15-11 and fall­ing to Boone (Tenn.), 18-25, 24-26, Buck­horn ( Ala.), 16- 25, 16- 25, Sum­mit (Tenn.), 13-25, 17-25 and Gibbs (Tenn.), 25-20, 22-25, 10-15.

“We were in one of the top pools and played all 6-A schools,” said Cal­houn coach Randy Rice. “It was good for the girls to be ex­posed to that level of com­pe­ti­tion. That is what we went for. I hope we can re­bound and get go­ing in the area. Once again, we were the best team in the gym one match and then not so good af­ter­ward. We com­peted in all the matches and led early in all. We just could not sus­tain the mo­men­tum. Hope­fully, we can fix a few things and get back on track.”


The Cal­houn girls and boys cross coun­try teams pose for a photo af­ter each fin­ish­ing fourth in the team stand­ings at the Car­roll­ton Ortho­pe­dic In­vi­ta­tional.

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