High School Softball

Newnan blasts past Northside in 12-0 victory

Newnan's softball team pounded out nine hits and played its own version of home-run derby en route to a 12-0 victory over Northside-Columbus on Wednesday at home in a game called by mercy rule after four innings.

It was a chance for the Lady Cougars to even this year's record at 3-3 while adding a bit of confidence heading into today's Region 3-AAAAAA opener against Douglas County at home. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m., at Newnan.

Newnan broke the game open with nine runs in the third inning to put the game out of reach while using homers from Lindsey Stewart, Leslie Davis and Arden Jobe in an extended rally that was capped off by Jobe's threerun blast during a 3-for-3 effort.

The Lady Cougars built a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but the nine-run explosion in the third quickly pushed their lead to 11. Lauren Ferguson went 2-for-2 to pace the offense while Davis and Chasity Meadows both finished with 2 RBIs.

Masen Willard and cleanup hitter Lindsay Stewart also drove in runs for Newnan, which added a final run in the bottom of the fourth to force the mercy rule.

Lady Cougar junior starting pitcher Tori Loveless gave up two hits without surrendering a walk while facing 15 batters.

Newnan also showcased its speed with stolen bases by Hannah Scarbrough and Chayie Goggins, the latter taking third after connecting for a double.

LADY COUGARS 12, LADY PATRIOTS 0 Northside-Columbus 0000- 0 2 0 Newnan 2091-12 9 0 WP - Tori Loveless HR - Arden Jobe, Lindsay Stewart, Leslie Davis

HERITAGE SCHOOL PICKS UP FIRST WIN: The Lady Hawks entered Wednesday's home game against Mount de Sales at 1-0 following a 13-3 victory on Monday, also at home. Results from Wednesday's game were unavailable at deadline.

Heritage travels to play Griffin Christian today at 4:30 p.m.

REGION PLAY CONTINUES TODAY FOR COUNTY TEAMS: While Newnan and East Coweta open respective Region 3-AAAAAA schedules today, Northgate takes an 2-0 record in 4-AAAAA on the road against a tough Ola team that is 6-1 overall and 1-0 in region play.

Game time at Ola is 6:30 p.m.

The Lady Vikings have won four straight games since a 4-1 loss to McIntosh during the Georgia Dugout Club's annual tournament. The game did not count in the region standings and the teams will meet again on Sept. 12 in Peachtree City.



More Sports

High School Softball

Five standouts earn All-State honors from GACA

‘Tis the season for presents and gifts. But earning All-State softball honors from the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association wasn&rsquo ... Read More


High School Wrestling

Vikings continue busy week at Norseman Duals

Just two days after winning this year's Coweta County Championship, the Northgate Vikings rolled the wrestling mats back out Friday at home ... Read More


Heritage lineups sweep Harvester

Heritage School lineups dominated opposing lineups on Thursday at Harvester Christian while earning a sweep in non-region play while getting ... Read More


Tied up in knots

County championships provide excitement

Since retiring as a varsity wrestling coach following a career that included over 300 victories, Adrian Anderson had been happy to stay in t ... Read More


Coweta Wrestling Championships

Vikings create own ‘breaks’ to claim title

Northgate is sitting on top of the Coweta County wrestling world again. The Vikings captured the annual county championships in their own gy ... Read More

Northgate leads All-Region cheerleading squad

Northgate’s competitive cheerleading squad led this year’s All-Region 4-AAAAA team with eight selections. Earning honors for the ... Read More