High school roundup: Columbus boys open state tennis with win; Lady Blue Devils, Hawks win region soccer titles


The Columbus High boys tennis team started defense of its Class AAAA state championship with a 5-0 victory over Heritage-Catoosa on Wednesday afternoon at Lakebottom.

The No. 2 doubles team of Kyle Canady and Ford Cummings got the first win for the Blue Devils, beating Lane Moore and Josh Miles 6-2, 6-0.

Jacob Yates won at No. 1 singles for the second win, 6-2, 6-4 over Hunter Long. Arnay Patel closed out the match at No. 2 singles, defeating Andy Besh 6-2, 7-5.

The other two matches were also completed although the match was over. Andrew Bray won at No. 3 singles, beating Luc Heyer 6-1, 7-5. Ryan Gordon and Jacob Sholtis won at No. 1 doubles 6-0, 6-3 over Kyle Baksdale and Sean Tennant

Columbus (14-8) will either host Therrell or travel to Madison County in the second round, which must be completed by Tuesday.

It was Madison County that Columbus beat 3-1 in last year's state championship match.RIVER RIDGE 3, SHAW 0

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- The Shaw boys tennis team lost 3-0 to River Ridge in the opening round of the Class AAAA state tournament.

No individual results were available.



Kimberly May scored three goals to lead Columbus to a 4-1 victory over Carrollton, which gave the Lady Blue Devils the Region 5-AAAA championship on Wednesday night.

It is Columbus' third straight region crown and 10th overall.

Columbus will open the Class AAAA state playoffs on April 30 with a home match against an opponent yet to be determined.Wednesday at CSU

Goals--Columbus Kimberly May 3, Lane Burbrink. Carrollton: Emily Adams. Assists-- Columbus: May, Emily Harvey, Sarah Nell Beach. Goalies-- Columbus: Anna Scogin 10 Saves. Carrollton: Karlie Hightower 16 Saves. Records--Columbus 15-1-1, 7-0 Region 5-AAAA. Carrollton 6-11-1, 5-2. Next: Columbus vs TBA, April 30, First Round AAAA State Tournament. Carrollton vs TBA, April 30, First Round AAAA State Tournament



Hector Zamudio and Marcus Powell scored two goals apiece as Hardaway beat Harris County 5-0 on Wednesday night to win the Region 1-AAAAA championship.

Ben Adamson had seven saves in goal for the Hawks.

It was the eighth region title for Hardaway coach Rick Iden. It was also his 325th career win.Wednesday at Woodruff

Goals--Hardaway Hector Zamudio 2, Marcus Powell 2, Dillion Twiggs. Assists--Hardaway Gabe Julien 3, Marcus Powell 2. Goalies--Hardaway Ben Adamson 7 saves. Harris County NA. Records--Hardaway 12-2, 4-1. Next: Hardaway, Tuesday, home, first round of Class AAAAA state playoffs.


Northside scored four times in the second inning en route to a 7-1 victory over Hardaway on Wednesday afternoon.

The loss did further damage to Hardaway's hopes of repeating as Region 1-AAAAA champion. The Hawks' finish the region schedule at 11-4.

Harris County (10-3) hosts Thomas County Central on Friday. The Tigers hold the tiebreaker against the Hawks by winning 2-of-3 in the regular season, so they only need to split against Thomas County Central to clinch the title.

If Harris County loses twice, Hardaway would be the champion with Harris County finishing second and Northside third. In that case, Harris County and Northside would both have 10-5 region records, but the Tigers swept the Patriots during the season.

Gavin Bledsoe had a double and two RBIs for the Patriots. Bryce Delevie went 3-for-3 with a run scored.

Trent Abrams and Tony Locey had two hits apiece for the Hawks.Wednesday at Hardaway

Northside 040 210 0 --7 12 0

Hardaway 000 001 0 --1 9 3

WP--Sam Kyle (NA). LP--Bryan Pate (NA). Hitting leaders--Northside Vic Ballesteros 2-4, 2B; DJ Arroyo 2-4, R; Bryce Delevie 3-3, R; Drew Haywood 1-3, R, RBI; Zack Williams 1-3, 2R, RBI; Gavin Bledsoe 1-2, 2B, 2RBI. Hardaway Trent Abrams 2-4; Josh Anthony 1-2, 2B, R; Blake Meadows 1-3, 2B, RBI; Tony Locey 2-3. Records--Northside 15-8, 10-5 Region 1-AAAAA. Hardaway 17-7, 11-4. Next--Northside, at TRoup, Friday, 5:30 p.m.. Hardaway, home Thursday vs. Callaway, 4:30 p.m.


Kurt Ornowksi, A.J. Willoughby and Tyler Maley hit home runs to lead Harris County past Brookstone.

Guy Peek hit a homer for the Cougars.Wednesday at Brookstone

Harris Co. 201 030 4 --10 12 5

Brookstone 210 110 9 --5 9 1

WP--Alex Garulich (NA). LP--Preston Campbell (NA). Hitting leaders--Harris County Kurt Ornowski 2-4, HR, 2R, 3RBI; A.J. Willoughby 2-4, HR, 2R, RBI; Tyler Maley 2-4, HR, 2R, 3RBI; Christian Wiggs 2-2, RBI; Neil Jimmerson 1-3, R; Dillon Rodgers 2-4, R, RBI. Brookstone Drew Webb 2-4, 2B, 2R; Andrew Hamric 1-3, RBI; Hunter Green 1-3, 2B, 2RBI; Guy Peek 2-4, HR; James Sherrer 1-4, 2B, R. Records--Harris County 16-5, Brookstone 15-6. Next--Harris County, Friday, home DH vs. Thomas County Central, 5 p.m.; Brookstone, Thursday, at Schley County, 5 p.m.

JORDAN 7-13,Manchester 4-0

Jordan swept Manchester 7-4 and 13-0, clinching a berth in the Class AA state playoffs in the process.

It is the second straight season in which the Red Jackets have earned a playoff berth.

Calob Broadwell (7-2) pitched a five-inning no-hitter in Game 2, which was shortened due to the mercy rule.

The Red Jackets will be the No. 4 seed from Region 5, so they will be on the road for the opening round of the playoffs on May 2.Wednesday at Golden Park

Game 1

Manchester 101 011 0 --4 7 3

Jordan 411 001 x --7 12 1

WP--Austin Baker (2-4). LP--Terroll (NA) . Hitting leaders--Walton 2-4, Harris 2-4. Jordan Zach Tice 3-4, RBI; Austin Hamilton 2-3, 2RBI; Josh Woodard 2-4, RBI; Zach Jackson 1-3, RBI.Game 2

Manchester 000 00 --0 0 2

Jordan 141 7x --13 6 1

WP--Calob Broadwell (7-2). LP--Harris (NA). Hitting leaders--Jordan Hamilton 2-3, RBI; Nehemiah Blyler 2-2, 3RBI; Tice 1-2, 2RBI. Records--Jordan 13-9, 10-5 Region 5-AA. Next--Jordan, Thursday home vs. Temple, 4:30 p.m.

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