PREP ROUNDUP: Central, Lambert, Pinecrest football have scrimmages
Forsyth Central quarterback Brad Thiltgen runs for a gain against North Hall in the Bulldogs' scrimmage Friday, August 11, 2017. - photo by Gainesville Times
Pinecrest Academy's Nolan Stafford sacks Holy Innocents' quarterback Friday, August 11, 2017, in the Paladins' scrimmage. - photo by Bill Brown
Lambert senior Marcus Chatelain runs for a gain in the Longhorns' scrimmage against Alpharetta Friday, August 11, 2017, at home. - photo by Kevin O'Brien
FOOTBALL

Forsyth Central 14, North Hall 14

GAINESVILLE - The Bulldogs’ starters held a 14-0 lead at halftime in a scrimmage Friday on the road.

“Overall, we played well,” Central head coach Frank Helper said.

Lambert 20, Alpharetta 20

The Longhorns trailed 20-3 at halftime but came back in the second half in a scrimmage Friday at The Horn.

Holy Innocents 35, Pinecrest Academy 0

ATLANTA - The Paladins never got anything going in head coach Terance Mathis’ unofficial debut in a scrimmage Friday on the road.

Instead, Pinecrest struggled against a Holy Innocents team led by Mathis’ predecessor, Todd Winter, who went 35-19 in five seasons with the Paladins before leaving this past spring to take the same job at Holy Innocents.

SOFTBALL

Newnan 9, North Forsyth 6

CARROLLTON – Mallorie Black went 2-for-3 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and five RBIs but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders dropped a non-region game on the road.

Mackenzie Marvin took the loss for North (1-0, 0-0 Region 5-7A). Sarah Lowe got the start and pitching four solid innings allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks.

Ansley Payne added a home run and RBI in going 3-for-3 on the day.

VOLLEYBALL

Lambert sweeps Brookwood, River Ridge

CANTON – Ally Hall had 16 kills and 25 assists as the Longhorns defeated Brookwood (25-18, 25-15) and River Ridge (25-14, 25-16) in non-area matches Friday at the Sequoyah Tournament.

Bella Talone added 14 kills and 14 digs for Lambert (2-0, 0-0 in Area 5-7A).

Madeleine Bertz led the team with 18 digs, while Lael White added 26 assists.

North sweeps Gainesville, Pinecrest

GAINESVILLE – Maddie Bryant had 24 kills, nine digs and four blocks and the Raiders swept Gainesville (25-16, 25-20) and Pinecrest Academy (25-12, 25-11) in non-area matches Thursday on the road.

Mary Ellen Enright added 18 kills and seven digs for North (4-0, 0-0 in Area 5-7A).

Marin Black had a team-high 22 digs, while Logan Taft led the team with 53 assists.

South swept by Cartersville, Northside

CANTON – Sydney Forrest had 17 kills and 14 digs but it wasn’t enough as the War Eagles lost to Cartersville (25-20, 19-25, 17-19) and Northside-Warner Robins (25-22, 20-25-11-15) in non-area matches Thursday at the Sequoyah Tournament.

Hannah McGlockton added 15 kills and 19 digs for South (1-4, 0-0 in Area 5-7A).

Nyah Pacely had a team-high 33 assists, while Jessica Beil led the team with 21 digs.

That followed a tri-match Thursday at Alpharetta that South split, defeating Woodstock (29-27-, 25-20) and losing to Alpharetta (11-25, 25-27) in non-area matches.

McGlockton led South with 26 kills and 23 digs, while Forrest added 19 kills, Pacely had a team-high 43 assists, Beil led the defense with 23 digs and Olivia Grady had a team-best 14 blocks.

West splits with North Hall, Winder Barrow

GAINESVILLE – The Wolverines defeated North Hall (20-25, 25-20, 26-24) and lost to Winder Barrow (20-25, 25-14, 24-26) in non-area matches Thursday on the road.

West is now 1-2 overall and 0-0 in Area 5-7A.