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PREP ROUNDUP: Balanced attack leads South Forsyth lacrosse past McIntosh, 15-14

South Forsyth's boys lacrosse team split two games, falling 14-5 to Stars Mill before outlasting McIntosh on Saturday, 15-14.

Andrew Canaway scored three goals in the loss, while Carter Peterson and Austin Uidel each added one goal. 

Zach Layne led the War Eagles during their win against McIntosh with six goals, as seven different players scored for South Forsyth. Ryan Lightsey added four goals, while Peterson and Canaway scored two goals each. Brenden Connolly scored the game-winner in the final seconds off an assist from Peterson.

Lambert 10, West Forsyth 4

Lambert scored six second-half goals Saturday to open area play with a 10-4 win over West Forsyth.

The Longhorns (4-0, 1-0 Area 6 Class 7A-6A) step out of area play Friday when they face The Hill Academy from Canada in the King of Spring tournament in North Carolina. West Forsyth (4-2, 1-1 Area 6 Class 7A-6A) will travel to North Forsyth at 7:30 p.m.m Wednesday.


North Forsyth 14, Gainesville 8

Senior Sammy Gore had a three-run, inside-the-park home run, junior Jess Ackerman struck out 10 batters and North Forsyth scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Gainesville 14-8.

Senior Garrett Staton and freshman Logan Curry each enjoyed a perfect 4-for-4 day, with Curry driving in three runs and scoring once. Senior Miles Hartsfield went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs scored, while sophomore Kaiden Ellis drove in four runs behind a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

Ackerman earned the win after surrendering just one hit across four innings.

North Forsyth (6-4) will carry its three-game winning streak into a home matchup against Denmark at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Forsyth Central 15, Bishop Snyder 5

Forsyth Central scored 12 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday to earn a 15-5 blowout win against Bishop Snyder (Fl.).

Seniors AJ Fiechter and Luke Owens each drove in three runs, while junior Jackson Boswell had two RBIs. The Bulldogs drew 12 walks, with junior Matthew Arundale earning four free passes and coming around to score all four times. Senior Will Miller also drew four walks, adding a single and an RBI.

Forsyth Central (6-3) is back in action 5:55 p.m. Thursday at Flowery Branch after the Bulldogs' game against Roswell on Monday was rained out.

Denmark 6, West Laurens 4;

Vestavia Hills (Ala.) 5, Denmark 2

Denmark split a pair of games Saturday, beating West Laurens 6-4 before falling to Vestavia Hills (Ala.) 5-2.

Aidan Whillock drove in four runs in the Danes' 6-4 win, with three coming in the bottom of the third when Whillock's bases-loaded triple cleared the bases. Matthew Cassandra pitched five innings of three-run ball to earn the win, striking out six batters. Smaran Ramanathan picked up the save after posting a perfect seventh inning.

Vestavia Hills scored all five runs in the first three innings Saturday to beat Denmark 5-2.

Jack Kream went 1 for 2 with a pair of walks and scored on a wild pitch, while Gray Wilson scored Jaxson Corr in the bottom of the fifth inning with a sacrifice fly. Dalton Hansard was given the loss, though Jake Freedman pitched 4 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, giving up just two hits and striking out six batters.

Denmark (4-4) will travel to North Forsyth at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Alpharetta 5, West Forsyth 0

Grayson 6, West Forsyth 0

West Forsyth came up on the wrong end of a pair of shutouts Saturday, as the Wolverines fell 5-0 to Alpharetta, then 6-0 to Grayson. 

The Wolverines kept Alpharetta off the board for the first five frames, but a five-run sixth inning allowed the Raiders to sink West Forsyth. Junior Brady Owen was given the tough-luck loss, surrendering two runs — one earned — over five innings, striking out eight and giving up just two hits. Junior Drew Southern led the Wolverines at the plate, finishing 2 for 3 with a double.

West Forsyth made five errors in the field and managed just four hits Saturday during a 6-0 loss to Grayson. Junior Peter Berg gave up five runs — two earned — over 4 1/3 innings, while striking out seven and allowing just two hits. West Forsyth's first hit came in the bottom of the sixth inning when junior Kyle Peterson singled to center field, while Southern's pinch-hit double was the Wolverines' lone extra-base hit.

West Forsyth (6-5) will host Roswell at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday.

South Forsyth 11, Lanier 1

Lanier 5, South Forsyth 4

South Forsyth split a doubleheader with Lanier on Saturday, dropping the first game 5-4 before a mercy-rule win in the second game.

Jacob Bateman, Gehrig Frei and Brennan Hudson combined to go 5 for 10 with three runs scored and an RBI at the top of the War Eagles' lineup, while Max Henry added an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning. Peyton Rawlins gave up five runs — one earned — over six inning, striking out three while issuing four walks and three hits. 

Hudson lifted a three-run home run over the fence in the bottom of the second inning, leading South Forsyth past Lanier in the second game, 11-1. Hudson ended the game in the fifth inning when his single plated Gehrig Frei and forced the 10-run mercy rule into effect. Hudson finished 2 for 2 with four RBIs, a run scored and two walks, while Frei went 2 for 4 with two doubles, driving in four and scoring twice. Addison Paschall also enjoyed a multi-hit day, finishing 2 for 3 with an RBI and run scored.

Jack D'Amico pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up just one run on two hits, striking out one batter.

South Forsyth (6-3) will travel to Grayson at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday after the War Eagles' game against Heritage on Monday was rained out.

West Laurens 4, Lambert 3

Lambert 13, Vestavia Hills (Ala.) 6

Lambert split its doubleheader Saturday, falling 4-3 to West Laurens, then pummeling Vestavia Hills (Ala.) 13-6.

Senior Garrett Hollenbeck launched a solo home run in the loss, finishing 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. Junior Will Nelson and sophomore Nate Dvorsky also drove in a run for the Longhorns. Junior Braden Bamburowski pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs — three earned — while striking out eight and walking six. 

Sophomore Parker Brosius led Lambert at the plate against Vestavia Hills, finishing 3 for 4 with two RBIs, two runs scored and a walk. Junior Jack Stewart went 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI, while Hollenbeck had a two-run double. Senior Jimmy Larson picked up the win, tossing 1 1/3 innings of shutout relief, striking out one and giving up two hits.

Lambert (5-4) will face Hillgrove at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Lakepoint in Emerson.


West Forsyth snags second-place finish

West Forsyth's boys golf team picked up their second second-place finish Saturday, shooting a 314 at the North Gwinnett Invitational at Bears Best Atlanta. Jackson Hilton tied for first with a 2-over 74, while Jason Quinlan shot a 4-over 76, Jimmy Coleman had a 9-over 81, Rhett Williams and Ryan Coleman shot an 11-over 83 and Peyton Balent finished with a 12-over 84.

The Wolverines are back in action at 4 p.m. Thursday against Cambridge at White Columns Country Club.

Forsyth Central places third

Forsyth Central's boys golf team finished third Saturday at the Longhorn Invitational, hosted by Lanier High School. Junior Drew Oldham finished seventh, while freshman Jack Darke placed ninth and Ty Schmidt finished 12th.

The Bulldogs will compete in the Riverwood Ryder Cup at Woodmont Country Club at 8 a.m. Saturday.


1. West Forsyth 110.55

2. Denmark 107

3. Forsyth Central 106.2

West Forsyth took first place Saturday in a tri-meet hosted by Forsyth Central. Denmark senior Sarah Wilson finished first on vault, and second on bars and in all-around. 

West Forsyth is back in action at 1 p.m. March 14 at the Oconee Meet, while Denmark and Forsyth Central are back in action at 3 p.m. Saturday at Buford.



North Forsyth 6, North Hall 0

North Forsyth senior Anthony DiMola turned in a gem Friday, pitching six innings of shutout ball, striking out 11 and giving up just two hits. Freshman Casen Engert worked a scoreless seventh inning in relief, striking out two batters.

Senior Bennett Helms had a pair of doubles, while sophomores Tyler Triche and Kaiden Ellis also had two hits for the Raiders, with Helms and Triche both scoring twice. Triche, junior Jess Ackerman and senior Sammy Gore each drove in one run.

North Florida Christian 17, Forsyth Central 3

North Florida Christian scored in every inning Friday, handing Forsyth County a decisive 17-3 loss. 

Junior Tyler Smith went 2 for 2 with an RBI, while junior AJ Fiechter finished 1 for 3 with an RBI. Senior Luke Owens drove in a run and drew a walk from atop the Bulldogs' lineup. Junior Nicholas Holbrook took the loss for Forsyth Central, giving up four runs and walking three in 1 1/3 innings.


South Forsyth 5, Forsyth Central 1

South Forsyth earned a decisive win against Forsyth Central on Friday, 5-1.

Pat Kelly scored twice and assisted on another goal, while Nick Postell, Carter Mason and Jose Ventura each scored once.

Milton 5, North Forsyth 0

Lambert 2, West Forsyth 1

Javier Morales scored for West Forsyth, but it wasn't enough as Lambert kept its undefeated season alive with a 2-1 win.

Lambert (7-0, 3-0 Region 5-7A) will host Milton at 8 p.m. Tuesday, while West Forsyth travels to Forsyth Central at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday.


South Forsyth 2, Forsyth Central 1 (OT)

Paige Cribben scored a pair of goals for the War Eagles on Friday, including the game-winner in the final minutes of overtime to give South Forsyth a 2-1 win.

Milton 5, North Forsyth 0

West Forsyth 2, Lambert 0

Sarah Harrell scored in the 26th minute, then Bennee Beisbier added a second-half goal to hand Lambert its first region game since 2018.

The Wolverines (5-1-1, 3-0 Region 5-7A) will travel to Forsyth Central at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, while Lambert will host Milton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Pinecrest Academy 18, Walker 10

Pinecrest picked up its first win of the season, 18-10 against Walker. The Paladins (1-2, 0-1 Area 4 Class 1A-5A) will travel to Riverside Military Academy at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

King's Ridge 7, Forsyth Central 6

The Bulldogs (2-3) are back in action at 5:55 p.m. March 10 at home against Mountain View.

Denmark 9, Wesleyan 8

The Danes (2-1, 1-0 Area 4 Class 1A-5A) will travel to Greater Atlanta Christian at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.


North Forsyth 13, North Atlanta 6

North Forsyth picked up its second win of the season Friday with a 13-goal performance against North Atlanta. 

The Raiders (2-2) will open area play at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when they host West Forsyth. 

Creekview 21, Denmark 4

Denmark (0-4) will travel to Cherokee at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Greater Atlanta Christian 18, Pinecrest 4

Pinecrest (0-3, 0-1 Area 4 Class 5A-1A) will travel to North Atlanta at 5 p.m. Tuesday.