High school roundup: Columbus girls open state tennis tournament with 3-0 win over Cedartown


The Columbus High girls tennis team defeated Cedartown 3-0 in the first round of the GHSA Class AAAA state playoffs on Tuesday at Lakebottom.

Columbus' Madelyn Boren won at No. 1 singles, beating Kasey Gibson 6-2, 6-0. Columbus' Maddison Abell won at No. 2 singles, beating Savannah Coney 6-2, 6-2.

Columbus' Kate Mize and Akshaya Shan teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles, defeating Elizabeth Arencibia and Josie Allen, 6-1, 6-2.

Columbus (20-2) was also leading in a doubles match that was not completed. The No. 3 singles match was pulled after just two games.

Tuesday at Lakebottom

Singles results

No. 1: Madelyn Boren (Co) def. Kasey Gibson 6-2, 6-0, No. 2: Maddison Abell (Co) def. Savannah Coney 6-2, 6-2, No. 3: Mayu Onoe (Co) vs. Callie McDonald 1-1, match pulled.Doubles resultsNo. 1: Abby Courville/Elizabeth Steelmon (Co) vs. Abigail Kiser/Holly Robinson 6-3, 3-1, match pulled; No. 2: Kate Mize/Akshaya Shan (Co) def. Elizabeth Arencibia/Josie Allen, 6-1, 6-2.

Record: Columbus 20-2. Next: Columbus in state tournament second round, TBD.


BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Both Hardaway tennis teams lost 5-0 to Glynn Academy on Tuesday in the opening round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Individual match results were not available.



The Northside boys golf team won its fifth straight region title, taking the Region 1-AAAAA title with a 307 Tuesday, beating out Lee County (317), Bainbridge (343), Thomas County Central (347), Harris County (350) and Hardaway (427).

Northside's Zac Shellnut was the medalist with a 73.

The win qualifies Northside for the state tournament to be held May 19 in Augusta, Ga., at Bartram Golf Club.

The Northside girls also won a Region 1-AAAAA championship Tuesday at Bull Creek with a team score of 277.

Northside's Isabel Rijos was the medalist with an 80.

Northside will compete in the state tournament May 19 in Augusta, Ga., at Jones Creek Golf Club.Boys

Tuesday at Maple Ridge

Team scores: Northside 307, Lee County 317, Bainbridge 343, Thomas County Central 347, Harris County 350, Hardaway 427.

Northside: Zac Shellnutt 73, Trent Nobles 75, Jordan Coffield 78, Dalton Whittle 81.

Harris County: Blake Kimbley 76, Austin Adams 79, Luke Hardwick 95, Austin Hubbard 101.

Hardaway: Jackson Brown 98, Mason Meadows 99, Dawson Plummer 114, Kenneth McPhauf 116.Girls

Tuesday at Bull CreekTeam scores: Northside 277, Lee County 327, Harris County 329, Thomas County Central 364, Hardaway 575.

Northside: Isabel Rijos, 80, Hannah Holland, 86, Jennifer Kolwicz, 111

Lee County: Erin Callaway, 104, Brooke Griffin, 110, Brittani Brock, 113

Harris County: Laney Patterson, 93, Bailey Renn, 116, Brooke Fonder, 120

Thomas County Central: Logan Covington, 117, Haliegh Rozier, 118, Madi Carson, 129

Hardaway: Sarah Hopkins, 152, Malori Perryman, 176, Tatianna Turrentine, 247.



Columbus did all it could do Tuesday afternoon with an easy 7-0 win over Sandy Creek.

But when Carrollton defeated LaGrange 3-1, it gave the Trojans the Region 5-AAAA title by one game over Columbus.

Columbus (11-3) swept Carrollton (12-2) during the regular season, handing the Trojans their only two losses.

Russell Forthofer pitched a one-hitter in Tuesday's win for Columbus.

Will Kilgore hit a home run.

As the Region 5 runner-up, Columbus will still open the state playoffs at home on May 2 against the No. 3 seed from Region 7.

Tuesday at Columbus

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Columbus 321 010 x --7 15 1

WP--Russell Forthofer (NA). LP--NA. Hitting leaders--Columbus Al Jones 1-3, 2B, R; Dylan Baker 2-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBI; Will KIlgore 3-3, HR, 2RBI; Cason Greathouse 2-3, 2B, RBI; Russell Forthofer 2-2; Chris Scrivner 1-1, R; Trey Alexander 2-2, R, RBI; Windall Barfield 1-1, RBI. Records--Columbus 19-5, 11-4 Region 5-AAAA. Next--Columbus, home Friday, vs. Marist, 4:30 p.m.


BUENA VISTA, Ga. -- Matt Jones hit a home run, and Hunter Green drove in three with a pair of doubles as Brookstone remained in control of the lead in Region 4-A.

The Cougars went into Tuesday's game with a two-game lead over Schley County.

The two teams play singles games on both Thursday and Friday.

Tuesday at Buena Vista

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WP--Guy Peek (3-2). LP--Trent Miller (NA). Hitting leaders--Brookstone Matt Jones 3-4, HR, 2R, RBI; Keith Pridgen 1-2, 2R; Hunter Green 2-4, 2 2B, 3RBI; James Sherrer 1-4, RBI. Marion County 2-4, R. Records--Brookstone 15-5, 9-1 Region 4-A. Next--Brookstone, home Wednesday vs. Harris County, 4:30 p.m.

Calvary Christian 10, Harvester 6

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Jackson Sellers pitched 6 1-3 innings and gave up two runs with seven strikeouts and went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Calvary Christian in a win over Harvester. Calvary Christian went undefeated (8-0) in GICAA Division 2-AA.

Tuesday at Harvester

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WP-- Jackson Sellers (3-2). LP-- Miller. Hitting leaders-- Calvary Christian: Sellers 2-4 3 RBIs, Cody Russell 3-6 RBI, Jonathan Brown 2-4 2 RBI, Trent Burns 2-5 RBI. Records-- Calvary Christian 11-5, 8-0. Next-- Creekside at Calvary Christian, Thursday, 4 p.m.


After Troup scored five in the top of the seventh inning to take the lead, Shaw rallied with a pair of runs to beat Troup 7-6 on Tuesday.

Troup made three errors and walked in the winning run. The Tigers were eliminated from the Region 5-AAAA playoff chase with the loss.

Jacorrey Crowell and Ethan Lakeman hit home runs for the Raiders who built up a 5-1 lead through the first six innings.

Tuesday at Shaw

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WP--Mitchell Gattis (3-1). LP--Tatum (NA). Hitting leaders--Troup Foster 2-4, GS. Shaw Brent Morrison 2-4, RBI; Jacorrey Crowell 1-4, HR, 3 RBI; Ethan Lakeman HR, 2B, RBI. Records--Shaw 10-12, 6-8. Next--Shaw, Friday home vs. Jordan.

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