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PREP ROUNDUP: West Forsyth girls lacrosse notches huge win over Oak Mountain (Ala.)


Heritage 5, Forsyth Central 2; Heritage 2, Central 0

The Bulldogs dropped two games in Conyers on Saturday and saw their record slip to 0-7 on the season, with six games remaining in the non-region schedule. The Bulldogs managed just six hits between the two games, and while Heritage wasn’t significantly better, combining for eight, the Patriots had six walks in the first game to help drive the offense.

Mitchell Gross and Bryan Brock threw three innings apiece in the first game, and while Gross surrendered two hits and Brock gave up just one, each pitcher had multiple walks. Davis Smith threw all six innings of the second game, allowing five hits, two runs and striking out four.

North Forsyth 10, Norcross 4; North Forsyth 8, Norcross 5

The Raiders moved to 6-1 on the year with two wins over the Blue Devils on Saturday and continued a hitting hot streak that started after North was no-hit by Brookwood back on Feb. 15.

Kyle Martin had four hits on the day to lead the Raiders and accounted for three RBI. Colin Sanders had three hits, including two doubles, and Clayton Bardall had a triple in the first game. Anthony DiMola got the win in the first game, allowing one run and striking out six in four innings.

South Forsyth 10, North Hall 0; South Forsyth 4, North Hall 1

Landon Sims and Cooper Davidson put in dominant outings on Saturday for the War Eagles, who improved to 3-2 on the season. Sims threw four innings in the first game, striking out seven while allowing two hits and no runs, and Davidson put in six innings in the second game, allowing five hits and one run while striking out seven.

Ben Ferrer had two hits in both games for South, and Davidson and Matty Bapst had two hits in the first game and one in the second. Ferrer had a two-run home run in the second game.

LaGrange 7, Lambert 4; North Paulding 4, Lambert 0

The Longhorns fell to 2-4 on the season with two losses on Saturday. Jonathan Hemings had a strong day at the plate for Lambert, notching three hits – including two solo home runs – in the first game and another hit in the second, but he was the only Longhorn to have a multi-hit game on the day.

Sam Carlson and Payton MacPherson took losses on the mound for the Longhorns, who were stymied by North Paulding’s Jakob Brown in the second game, managing just three hits in seven innings.

West Forsyth 15, Alpharetta 7; Alpharetta 10, West Forsyth 9

The day after head coach Mike Pruitt got his 200th career win, the Wolverines split a high-scoring doubleheader against the Raiders. West had 15 hits and 11 walks in the first game, with Matthew Strzelecki collecting three hits and Wyatt Crowell, Matt Cassandra, Connor Kirley, Parker Boldt and Cade Pruitt notching two. Alpharetta capitalized on the West pitchers’ faultiness in the second game, drawing 13 walks.

Wyatt Crowell had the Wolverines’ best outing of the day on the mound, going three innings and allowing four hits, two runs and striking out five to get the win in the first game. The Wolverines’ record sat at 4-4 after the doubleheader.

Centennial 4, Pinecrest 1

The Paladins couldn’t quite solve Knights starter Jonathan Cannon on Saturday, collecting five hits but striking out 10 times, and fell 4-1 to see their record slip to 3-3. Joe Garcia had two hits and Pinecrest’s lone RBI, and Ben Gobbel, Will Patota and Patrick O’Rourke also had knocks for the Paladins.

Boys golf

The North Forsyth boys golf team poses after winning the Coal Mountain Classic, held Saturday, Feb. 24 at Hampton Village Golf Course. Photo courtesy Shelly Lasseter.

North Forsyth took first place on Saturday’s Coal Mountain Classic, with Nick Lasseter accounting for the Raiders’ top score. West Forsyth was second among county teams, South Forsyth was third, Lambert was fourth and Forsyth Central finished fifth.

Boys lacrosse

Lambert 14, Blessed Trinity 5

The Longhorns stayed undefeated on the season by comfortably beating the Titans. Kyle Lewis led Lambert with three goals and contributed eight groundballs, and Gerard Kane had two goals, an assist and five groundballs.

Girls lacrosse

West Forsyth 24, Oak Mountain 1

The Wolverines, playing at the Baylor School in Chattanooga, smashed Oak Mountain (Ala.) on Saturday after taking an 8-7 loss the night before. Fourteen different players scored goals for West, with Kelsey Sowa leading the charge with three. Cami Merkel had two goals and led the Wolverines with four assists. West faces county rival South Forsyth on Wednesday at 5:55 p.m.