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PREP ROUNDUP: Central softball gets back on track
A recap of Forsyth high school sports action from Thursday
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Forsyth County News

Forsyth Central softball got back on track with a convincing 6-2 victory against Sprayberry on Thursday in a Region 7-AAAAA game on the road.

Lexi Bump led the Lady Bulldogs going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Rachel Karlan went 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI and Kyleigh Grace went 2-for-3.

Caroline Thomas earned the win, allowing two earned runs while striking out six in seven complete innings.

North Forsyth 3, Alpharetta 1: Sydney Turner had a strong performance inside the circle to help the Lady Raiders earn a Region 6-AAAAAA victory at home.

Turner allowed just one earned run on four hits while walking three and striking out five in a complete game performance. The senior also added a double at the plate.

Andrea Coleman went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Angelina Coleman had two hits including a triple, while Breena Gwaltney and Brooks Wade each added a hit.

West Forsyth 10, Johns Creek 2: Peyton Erb did a little of everything at the plate to help the Lady Wolverines get a Region 6-AAAAAA victory at home.

Erb went 2-for-3 with a double and triple and two runs scored for West. Erica Davis went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI and Ella Reitler went 1-for-3 with three RBIs.

Kelly Carpenter earned the win, allowing two earned runs on two hits in five innings.


Central drops tri-match: The Lady Bulldogs lost a pair of non-area matches on Thursday on the road.

Central lost to Lambert 25-9, 25-18 and to Pinecrest Academy 25-19, 25-6.

Amber Walsh led the Lady Bulldogs with seven kills and a 35 percent hitting percentage.

Pinecrest lost to Lambert 25-13, 25-16 despite a strong performance by Lizzie Stubbs. 

Horizon Christian stays perfect: The Lady Warriors maintained a perfect record with a victory over Heritage Christian Academy.

Evelyn Parker led Horizon (8-0) with six kills, Cassie Prausa had five kills and five aces while Annsley Marks added two kills.


Central  finishes fourth: The Bulldogs shattered school records at the 22nd Annual Ridge Ferry Invitational in Rome.

Max Warner broke the boys school record finishing fifth overall in 16 minutes 32.52 seconds to pace the Bulldogs to a fourth place finish in the team standings.

Other top runner for Central were Will Scott (20th, 17:39), Charlie Webb (30th, 17:57), Cole Gizelbach (36th, 18:02) and Will Hasse (46th, 18:22).

Meanwhile, Bonnie McKinnon broke the girls school record finishing in 20:08.