High school roundup: Brookstone opens tennis playoffs with win


The Brookstone girls tennis team began the GHSA Class A private-school state tournament with a 4-0 victory over Galloway on Thursday.

Rachel Hemmings secured Brookstone's first win at No. 3 singles as she beat Haley Hartmen 6-0, 6-0. Emmie Patton, at No. 2 singles, won next with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Kori Quillin.

Brookstone clinched the match with a win at No. 2 doubles. Abigail Pitts and Abbie Dillon beat Emily Mitchell and Emma Hancock 6-0, 6-0.

Jessica Lewis won at No. 1 double, beating Hanna Meyers 6-3, 6-2.

The No. 1 doubles matches was pulled before it finished. Brookstone's Abigail White and Alexandra McCluskey were well on their way to the win over Sammy Martinez and Jenna Sands, leading 6-4, 2-0.

Brookstone (13-4) will host a second-round match next week.


First-round games set

The first round of the GHSA state soccer playoffs begin next week with Class AAAA and AAAAA games on Tuesday (boys) and Wednesday (girls).

On Tuesday at 6 p.m., Hardaway, the Region 1-AAAAA champion, will host Ware County at 6 p.m., at Woodruff. The Northside boys and Columbus boys will both be on the road for their opening matches.

Northside will be at Glynn Academy, while Columbus will be at Southeast Whitfield.

On Wednesday, there will be two games at Columbus State's Walden Soccer Complex. Columbus, the Region 5-AAAA champion, will face Northwest Whitfield at 4:30 p.m.

The stands will be cleared after that game, then Northside, the Region 1-AAAAA runner-up, will host Ware County.

Harris County, the Region 1 champion, will host Windsor Forest for its opening match.

The first round matches for Class AA and A will be played Thursday (boys) and May 2 (girls).

On Thursday, Spencer, the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AA, will host Coosa. Chattahoochee County will be at Murray County, and Jordan will be at Calhoun. In Class A, Pacelli will be at Athens Christian. Brookstone has a bye.

On May 2, Jordan the top seed from Region 5-AA, will host Dade County. In Class A, Brookstone will host Prince Avenue, while Pacelli travels to Aquinas.

Admission for all state tournament games is $7 for adults and $5 for students.



Jackson Sellers knocked in three runs as Calvary Christian routed Creekside in a game shortned to three innings by the mercy rule.Thursday at Calvary Christian

Creekside 000 --0 0 1

Calvary 87x --15 7 0

WP--Kyle Masse (1-0). LP--Lemasper (NA). Hitting leaders--Calvary Jackson Sellers 2-2, 3RBI; Tim Thomas 2-2, 2RBI; Garrett McGlamory 2-3, RBI; Trent Burns 1-2, RBI. Records--Calvary 12-5. Next--Calvary, 11 a.m. at Flint River.


Javier Vizcarrondo and Austin Hamilton drove in two runs each as Jordan beat Temple.Thursday at Jordan

Temple 100 000 0 --1 7 3

Jordan 320 310 x --9 12 0

WP--Austin Hamilton (3-2). LP-- Ellison (NA). Hitting leaders--Temple Chandler 2-3. Jordan CJ White 2-4, 3R; Austin Baker 2-4; Chance McKinnon 2-5, RBI; Javier Vizcarrondo 2-4, 2RBI; Austin Hamilton 1-2, 2RBI; Josh Woodard 1-1, RBI. Records--Jordan 14-9, 11-5 Region 5-AA. Next--Jordan, at Shaw, 4:30 p.m.


Callaway scored two runs in the top of the eighth inning and held on for the win over Hardaway.

Marcel Byrd hit a home run for the Hawks, who will play again on May 2 at home as either the No. 1 seed or the No. 2 seed from Region 1-AAAAA.Thursday at Hardaway

Callaway 000 130 02 --6 6 3

Hardaway 200 010 11 --5 10 1

WP--Derrick Johnson (NA). LP--Jordan Manidusan (0-1). Hitting leaders--Callaway Chris Mims 2-4, 2B; Casey Freeman 1-3, HR, 2R, 2RBI. Hardaway Tre'Von Dorsey 2-4, 2B, R; Marcel Byrd 2-4, HR. Records--Hardaway 17-8. Next--Hardaway, May 2, home vs. TBD, Class AAAAA state playoffs.


ELLAVILLE, Ga. -- Michael Leeder and Knox Theus drove in two runs apiece as Schley County beat Brookstone.

Matt Jones went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Cougars. Preston Campbell had a pair of doubles.

The two teams meet again Friday with the Region 4-A championship on the line.Thursday at Schley County

Brookstone 010 010 4 --6 12 1

Schley Co. 015 040 x --10 7 1

WP--Brett Usry (NA). LP--Parker James (3-3). Hitting leaders--Schley County Micheal Leeder 1-3, 2RBI, R; Ryan Ragsdale 1-3, RBI; Matt Corbin 1-4, R, RBI; Chase Patrick 1-3, 2B, 2R; Logan Schofield 1-4, 2R, RBI; Knox Theus 1-3, 2B, 2RBI; Josh Hatcher 1-1, R, RBI. Brookstone Matt Jones 3-4, R, RBI; Keith Pridgen 1-4, R; Andrew Hamric 1-3, RBI; Hunter Green 2-3, 2B, RBI; Guy Peek 1-3, R, RBI; Preston Campbell 2-4, 2 2B, R, RBI; Eliot Turner 1-3, R. Records--Brookstone 15-7, 9-2. Next--Brookstone, Friday, 4:30 p.m., home vs. Schley County.


Central 5,DOTHAN 1

DOTHAN, Ala. -- Katie Webb went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBIs as Central beat Dothan.

Thursday at Dothan

Central 111 020 0 --5 10 1

Dothan 000 000 1 --1 4 1

WP--Allie Kelley (11-6). LP--Cydney Sizemore (NA). Hitting leaders--Central Taylor Corbett 2-4, R; Allie Kelley 2-4; Katie Webb 3-3, 2B, R, 2RBI; Madison Graham 1-3, RBI; Ashton Wicker 1-3, RBI. Records--Central (17-14). Next--Central, Friday, home vs. Beauregard, 5 p.m.



The Harris County girls soccer team won its first region title, beating Hardaway to clinch the Region 1-AAAAA championship.

Riley Alford scored a pair of goals. Caitlyn Callaway and Calla Miller scored one each.

The Lady Tigers (12-5-1, 5-0) will host a Class AAAAA state playoff game Wednesday against Windsor Forest. Game time has not been announced.


Ayana Walker had six saves as Jordan closed out its regular season with a win over Russell County.

The Lady Red Jackets (13-1) will host Dade County in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs on May 2. Game time has not been announced.

Wednesday at Woodruff

Goals--Jordan Undria Thomas, Derkita Johnson, Ramona Jones, Kiana Walker. Russell County Keila Judge. Assists--Jordan Derkita Johnson. Goalie--Jordan Ayana Walker 6 saves. Russell County Deshondra Green 9 saves.



McKenzie Siter scored four goals to lead Columbus.


Goals--Columbus McKenzie Siter 4, Joy Holden 2, Alex Head 2, Erin Moore, Claire Williams 1. Goalie--Paige Taylor 7 saves. Record--Columbus 2-9-1. Next--Columbus NA.

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