Sports

Softball tourney features teams from 3 states

The EC Bullets. Photo/Special.

The EC Bullets girls fast-pitch softball team, based on Tyrone, hosted a tournament last weekend at Meade Fields in conjunction with the Peachtree City Girls Softball Association. It was a fundraising tournament that was set up in a modified ASA format.

The field consisted of 24 teams from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee in two divisions. The A bracket was won by the Birmingham Vipers and the B bracket by the Ga Fire. Read More»

Top AAAAA wrestlers

Top AAAAA wrestlers

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Five wrestlers from Starr's Mill and Whitewater finished in the top six in their respective weight classes at the recent GHSA state traditional wrestling tournament. From left are Whitewater senior Zach Thorne, sixth place at 132 pounds; Starr's Mill junior Cory Carter, sixth place at 220 pounds; Starr's Mill senior Alex Ashley, first place at 285 pounds and a two-time state champion; and Whitewater senior Alex Walker, fourth place at 160 pounds. Not pictured is Whitewater senior Reid Loveless, fifth place at 106 pounds. Photo/Special.

Lady Panthers edge East Coweta in OT

The Starr's Mill Lady Panthers soccer team escaped Sharpsburg Friday night with a 3-2 overtime win over East Coweta.

The only goal of the first half came in the 14th minute when Rachel Catlett sent a corner kick into the box for Jenna Currin to finish.

East Coweta took the lead with 14 minutes left in the second half, but Molly Moroney tied the score two minutes later.

The Lady Panthers got the win on a long throw by Lauren Yoss that bounced around in the box before Currin
forced it home.

The team improved its record to 4-1-0 on the season and will travel Tuesday to Westminster.

High school sports calendar

MONDAY, MARCH 3

BASEBALL: McIntosh at Newnan; Greenville at Fayette County; Tri-Cities at Sandy Creek.

LACROSSE: Lovett at Whitewater (boys).

SOCCER: Brookstone at OLM.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 4

BASEBALL: ELCA at Landmark.

LACROSSE: Northgate at McIntosh (boys); South Forsyth at Starr’s Mill (girls).

SOCCER: McIntosh at Creekside; Starr’s Mill at Westminster; Allatoona at Whitewater (girls); Whitewater at Etowah (boys); Alexander at Fayette County; Sandy Creek at OLM; Douglas County at Landmark. Read More»

Civitan golf tourney set for April 23

The ninth annual Civitan "Leave No One Behind" benefit golf tournament is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, at 9 a.m. at Braelinn Golf Club in Peachtree City.

Proceeds will be earmarked for community charities and the Civitan International Research Center supporting developmentally challenged youth and adults.

The event is sponsored the Line Creek Civitan Club of Peachtree City and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation.

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, refreshments and post-tournament lunch. Read More»

Patriots fall to Columbia 63-44

The Sandy Creek Patriots boys basketball team closed out its season Thursday night with a 63-44 loss to Columbia, last year's AAAA runnerup, in the quarterfinals of the GHSA state basketball tournament.

The Patriots finished with a record of 22-9.

Lady Tigers fall to Redan in quarterfinals

Redan defeated the Fayette County Lady Tigers 52-45 Wednesday night in the AAAA state quarterfinals.

Fayette County was the last local girls' team alive in the GHSA state basketball tournament.

The Sandy Creek Patriots, the last local boys' team standing, plays at Columbia Thursday night in the quarterfinal round.

The winner plays either Glenn Hills or Westover Monday at West Georgia in the semifinals.

Landmark to honor coach Friday

This Friday has been designated as Phil Williams Night at Landmark Christian School, as a beloved former coach is to be honored for his years of service to the community.

Before the 7 p.m. baseball game against Chapel Hill, there will be a 6:45 ceremony honoring Williams. All former players, parents and friends from the Douglas County area as well as the Landmark Christian School community and others are invited for the celebration.

The game is an early-season matchup between two of last year’s playoff teams. Admission for students and adults is $5 each.

Chiefs shine on Westlake track

The McIntosh Chiefs opened their track season over the weekend at the Lions Chick-fil-A Showcase at Westlake.

The Chiefs got wins from Taylor Huntley in the 800 meters (1:59.77), Alyssa LeClaire in the 1600 (5:43.32) and Nicole Zaubi in the 3200 (12:50.34).

Morgan Frederick won the high jump (4-08.00) and the girls’ 4x800-meter relay team was also a winner (10:45.85).

Lady Panthers win 3-0 over Lambert

The Starr’s Mill Lady Panthers soccer team traveled to Suwanee Tuesday night and picked up a 3-0 win over Lambert.

After a scoreless first half, the team got on the board when Rachel Catlett’s corner kick found Carly Pressgrove on the back post and she volleyed the ball into the net.

Molly Moroney was played in behind and beat the keeper twice, hitting the post first and following her rebound to double the advantage.

Later it was Moroney marauding forward again with a fierce shot the keeper parried to Ashley Broderick who hammered home to complete the 3-0 victory. Read More»

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