High School Volleyball
Lady Indians finish second at Sequoyah Classic
The East Coweta volleyball team turned in its best performance ever at the Sequoyah Classic, losing to the host school 26-24 and 25-16 in the tournament’s Gold Bracket.
The Lady Indians’ victories included one against state powers Lassiter 25-16, 25-16, while their most dramatic was a semifinal win against Etowah (22-25, 25-22, 15-13).
It’s the second straight time, East Coweta and Etowah have battled into three sets in the semifinals of the tournament, with the Lady Indians avenging last year’s loss.
Senior Jessie Bartholomew led the team with 42 combined kills while Sydney Winters and Dominique Ingram added 24 and 16, respectively.
Riley Padgett finished with 7 assists.
East Coweta returns home for three matches on Thursday.
Northgate’s volleyball team is off to a fast start in the 2014 season.
The Lady Vikings completed the first week of the season with a 6-1 record and turned in a solid performance Friday and Saturday in the Sequoyah Classic.
After they beat Kell and Norcross on Friday, the Lady Vikings continued to stay hot Saturday with wins over South Forsyth (27-25, 25-23) and Pope (27-25, 25-14).
The Lady Vikings lost their first match of the year Saturday afternoon, falling to Etowah 25-15, 25-17.
Savannah Moore finished the tournament with 38 kills. Taylor Richards had 31. Kallie Whiddon had 94 assists. Lexie Rose finished with 43 digs during this week’s play.
Moore had seven blocks in the tournament.
PREP SOFTBALL: The Lady Vikings spent a busy Saturday on the softball diamond beating Chapel Hill 3-1 and then falling to Carrollton 7-6 in Georgia Dugout Club action.
Northgate’s victory over Chapel Hill came despite getting just one hit.
Jenna Pealor came through in the bottom of the third with a base hit driving in two runs.
Kaitlin Bailey picked up the victory from the pitching circle against Chapel Hill demonstrating solid control with five strikeouts and no-walks.
Chapel Hill scattered three hits off of Bailey.
In the loss to Carrollton both teams pounded out 10 hits. Pealor continued her hot streak against the Lady Trojans with three RBIs and home run.
Morgan Runyans added two RBIs.
Hadlee Lewis and Bailey shared the pitching duties against Carrollton with Lewis starting and Bailey pitching in relief.
The loss to Carrollton dropped Northgate to 5-1. The Lady Vikings play at Union Grove on Monday.