Prep Sports Roundup

Northgate sweeps East Coweta in tennis

by Staff Reports

Northgate tennis teams held off East Coweta in a pair of 4-1 victories in Sharpsburg while now preparing to host next week’s Region 4-AAAAA tournament.

The Vikings play Monday while entering region play as the tournament’s No. 2 seed while the Lady Vikings will be seeded third.

East Coweta, which returns to Region 3-AAAAAA play today with a showdown at Newnan, picked up wins from the Indians’ No 1 doubles team of Andy and Oliver Trueng among boys and Lady Indians No. 3 singles player Priscilla Treung.

The Newnan-East Coweta match at NHS is part of the school’s Cougars For A Cure fundraiser effort for cancer awareness.

The Vikings swept in singles action while playing a best-of-3, six-game format. Top player Hayden Victer defeated Daeyun Lee 6-1, 6-3 and No. 2 player Larry Sloan held off East Coweta’s Moises Escobar 6-2, 6-4.

Northgate No. 3 singles player C.J. Evans beat East Coweta’s Daniel Morillo 6-1, 6-1.

The Truengs combined to give East Coweta’s boys a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles over Vikings Cole Chemowith and Derek Kinsch. But Northgate’s No. 2 doubles tandem of Austin Horvat and Bharath Shankar battled to hold off Indians Mitchell Corley and Jean-Baptute Bozzetto 7-6(7-4), 6-3 following a first-set tiebreaker.

In girls action, the Lady Vikings swept two tough doubles matches. Northgate’s No. 1 tandem of Amy Salyards and Avery Weatherford defeated Lady Indians Rachel Weimorts and Atera Williams 7-5, 6-2.

Laura Bowen and Mary Salyards teamed for a 6-3, 6-2 victory over East Coweta duo Jillian Revoir and Anna Hall at No. 2 doubles.

Northgate’s top singles players, Danielle Rankin and Lauren Handley also won respective matches. Rankin defeated Lady Indian Allie Shell 6-0, 6-1 at the No. 1 position and Handley defeated Raelee Heinz, 6-0, 6-3.

Priscilla Treung picked up the Lady Indians’ lone win with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Northgate No. 3 player Hayley Hasberger.

• GIRLS TENNIS – Lady Hawks win region match

The Heritage School’s girls tennis team dominated Atlanta Girls in a 5-1 Region 1-AAA victory.

Tate Crymes and Abbie Farr both picked up respective 8-1 victories at No. 1 and No. 2 singles while Heritage’s No. 1 doubles team of Lindsey Sherrod and Melinda Hatch also won 8-1.

Madison Crymes won 8-3 at No. 3 singles while Zophia Powell and Michaela Haugen combined for a 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles.

The Lady Hawks’ No. 3 doubles team of Katie Griffin and Isa Gutierrez dropped a tough 8-6 decision to Anne Marie Whitaker and Erin Gardner.

• HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER – Lady Hawks remain undefeated after shutout over Weber School

The Heritage School girls soccer team shifted neatly into gear by the second half en route to a 4-0 victory over The Weber School on Tuesday at home in a Region 1-AAA match.

Coming off spring break, the unbeaten Lady Hawks built a 1-0 lead at halftime following what head coach Ron Rineer called “a slow, methodical game,” before picking things up in the final 40 minutes of play.

Freshman Calista Eckert scored twice and Heritage School also received goals from sophomore Sara Brillanti and eighth-grader Sullivan Wilkins in the victory.

Ansley Dieckmann, Lou Pfundt, Emma Martin and Phebe Warren added assists for the Lady Hawks, who stayed undefeated in 1-AAA at 5-0 while two games ahead of Atlanta Girls School and Holy Spirit.

Heritage School, now 7-0 overall, hosts Atlanta Girls (5-6, 5-2) in a key matchup while making a push for a region title.

“It’s a huge game for the girls,” Rineer said.

• HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE – Cougars fall 7-4 to Whitewater despite three goals by Winslett

In a year dominated by injuries, Newnan found itself another key scorer in Drew Winslett to a shoulder injury at halftime in a 7-4 loss at home to Whitewater.

The Cougars, already without Austin Ohliger for the season, picked up three goals and an assist from Winslett early. The team clung to a one-goal deficit following Davis Ozier’s goal to cut Whitewater’s lead to 4-3.

Winslett opened the scoring to give Newnan a 1-0 lead.

Jackson Overton added a goal to pull the Cougars within a 5-4 deficit before Whitewater tacked on two insurance goals in the final two quarters.

• Indians JV defeats Newnan

East Coweta’s JV boys lacrosse team earned a 14-5 victory on Monday over Newnan. Carter Byrum led the Indians with three goals while Logan Ray, Ben Johnson, Sterling Tyson and Adam Cahir each had two in the win.

Cole Watson, Garth Brady and Dakota Veasley also scored for East Coweta, which led 9-3 at halftime. Marc St. Germain and August Exner each had two saves in the win.

• HIGH SCHOOL GOLF – Trinity defeats Oak Mountain

Trinity Christian’s golf team defeated Oak Mountain 360-433 on Tuesday at Canongate-on-White Oak behind low medalist honors from Hudson Huber.

Huber fired an 80 to lead the Lions while teammate Tyler Anderson added an 84 in the victory.

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