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PREP ROUNDUP: West softball splits games in tournament
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Forsyth County News

West Forsyth softball had an eventful first day at the Creekview Tournament splitting a pair of one-run games against Milton and Cass on Friday.

The Lady Wolverines defeated Milton in their first game with four runs in the top of the seventh to come from behind. Angie Jordan led West going 3-for-4 with three runs scored. Tatum Nicewonder went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Caitlin Parks went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI while Jessica Bagwell and Erica Davis each added two hits.

In the second game, West lost 1-0 to Cass despite an impressive complete-game performance by Lauren Bearden on the mound.

"She pitched great," West coach Justin Rickett said. "We just couldn’t get a run in for her."

South volleyball sweeps

The Lady War Eagles had a strong start at the Sequoyah Classic with a pair of sweeps over Milton and Mt. Vernon.

South (4-0) defeated Mt. Vernon 25-11, 25-11 and was led by Taylor Svehla (seven kills), Rachel Croce (five kills), Tory Wright (six digs) and Kelli McCravy (17 assists).

The Lady War Eagles closed out the night with a 25-22, 25-23 victory over Milton. Top players for South were Croce (12 digs), Svehla (seven kills), McCravy (25 assists) and Jordan Hawk (five kills).

West volleyball wins season-opener

The Lady Wolverines got off to a strong start with a 25-20, 25-16 victory over Jackson County at home Friday in the Forsyth Challenge.

Jordan Leitch led West (1-0) with nine assists, four aces and two kills. Shelby Lance had a team-high six kills, Gabby Bachner had eight assists and two kills, Jaz Berry had four kills and Chloe Tyler added six digs.

North volleyball loses

The Lady Raiders lost to Lee County at home on the first day of the Forsyth Challenge on Friday.

Central volleyball falls

The Lady Bulldogs got swept 25-22, 25-21 by Collins Hill on the first day of the Forsyth Challenge at West Forsyth on Friday.

Central (1-1) was led by Emma Gore, Amber Waddell and Sarah Gore.

Pinecrest volleyball comes up short

Pinecrest Academy fell 2-1 to Collins Hill on Friday at the Forsyth Challenge. The Lady Paladins lost the first set 19-25, but rebounded with a 25-23 effort before dropping the third set 19-25.

"They outsized us by about 3-4 inches," Pinecrest head coach Meg Bohn said. "They’re a real, real big school, so I’m proud we took them three sets. They just wanted it a bit more."