Prep roundup
Patriots' teams get sweep of Union Grove

MCDONOUGH - Heritage's soccer squads collected a sweep of Union Grove on Tuesday as the Patriots won 2-1 and the Lady Patriots prevailed 2-0.

Constance Bates and Michelle Borg both had goals in the first half to lead the Heritage girls (9-1 overall) to a win.

"We are delighted to get back on the winning side of things. It was nice to see the ladies get out to a fast start and take care of business early," Heritage girls coach Chad Suddeth said. "I was interested to see how the team would respond after an emotional match last Friday (against Loganville) - and they responded well."

Meanwhile, the Heritage boys (6-3) received goals from Tyler Peoples and Tim Cook.

"We totally controlled the game for about 75 of the 80 minutes," Heritage boys coach Mike Beshiri said.

Heritage hits the field again Friday against county rival Rockdale at Reid Memorial Stadium.

Salem boys tie; girls lose against Grayson

GRAYSON - The Salem boys (6-2-1) battled to a 1-1 tie, while the Salem girls dropped their first game of the season with a 2-1 defeat in a doubleheader at Grayson on Tuesday

In the boys game, after a scoreless first half, Salem's Colin Easterbrook scored with 19:47 left in the game off a cross from Nate Pulliam. However, Grayson tied the game with five minutes left in the contest.

"It was a tough game against a good team," Salem boys coach Sean DeWeese said. "Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first half, but the score was tied 0-0 going into halftime."

The Salem girls (6-1) got their goal from Caitlyn Cofer off an assist from Brittany Whitson.

The Salem squads return to action Friday night at Loganville.


Eastside upends Brookwood

COVINGTON - The Eastside boys golf team eked out a 159-160 win over Class AAAAA powerhouse Brookwood on Tuesday at Indian Creek Golf Club.

The Eagles were led by Taylor Smith and Tate Miller, who both shot 38s. Ace Cook chipped in a 41 and Nick Green added a 42.

Alcovy boys win tri-match

COVINGTON - Alcovy's boys golf team had little trouble in their win over Monticello and Social Circle on Tuesday at Indian Creek Golf Club. The Alcovy girls also chalked up a win over Social Circle.

The Alcovy boys won with 184 over Monticello with 199 and Social Circle with 267.

Alcovy's Garek Cochran and Matt Moore paced the Tigers, scoring a 43 and a 46. Posting the other two scores for Alcovy were Drake Potts (47) and Oran Allen (48).

For the girls, Etoyus Palomino paced the team with a 57 followed by Rebecca Wilson's 60.


Newton squads sweep Redan

STONE MOUNTAIN - The Newton boys and girls tennis teams shut out Redan, winning both matches 5-0 Tuesday at Wade Walker Park.

In boys singles, Tyler Gose had an 8-0 win at No. 1, Bryant Miller had an 8-1 victory at No. 2 and Donnavan White prevailed 8-2 at No. 3.

In doubles, Ayite Baxter and Adam Page defeated Trevor Brown and Corey Smith 8-3 at No. 2 doubles. The Rams received at forfeit at No. 1.

"I was proud of the way the team stepped up after our regular No. 2 singles player, Mark DeAlva, twisted his ankle in practice the day before and was unable to play," Newton boys coach Andrew Clink said. "Hopefully, he will be ready to go against Stephenson on Thursday."

In girls singles competition, No. 1 Kierstie Moon, No. 2 Erin Lewis-Faupel and No. 3 Christine Augusta won their matches by scores of 8-6, 8-4 and 8-2.

"The girls' experience won the meet for them," Newton girls coach Jackie Mattison said.

Stephanie Cronan and Holly Springer won their match 8-1 at No. 1 doubles, while Courtney Reagan and Rhiannon Long prevailed 8-0 at No. 2 doubles.

Salem teams too much for Eastside

CONYERS - Salem's tennis teams collected a sweep of Eastside on Tuesday at Salem.

The Salem boys defeated Eastside 3-2, while the Salem girls won 5-0.

Salem's Robby Williams (No. 1), Tommy Zarna (No. 3) prevailed in singles action, while Bo Bateman and Justin Chapman won at No. 2 doubles, giving Salem the victory.

"I can see significant improvement overall in each player," Salem boys coach Kevin Crabb said. "I will be looking for continued improvement in all phases of the game as we enter into the second half of the season.

Meanwhile, the Salem girls blanked Eastside 5-0.

Alcovy drops two to Cedar Shoals

ATHENS - The Alcovy tennis teams dropped a pair of 3-2 decisions at Cedar Shoals on Tuesday.

Winning for the Alcovy boys were sophomore Zach Bowers and junior Michael Hilderbrand at No. 1 doubles and senior Brandon Tisdale at No. 2 singles.

Bowers and Hilderbrand won their match 6-2, 6-4 with Tisdale being forced to three sets. After winning the first set 6-1, Tisdale lost the second set 6-4 but won the tie breaker 10-8.

"Essentially (we lost) by two points as it came down to a third set tie break in No. 2 doubles," Alcovy boys coach Troy Davis said. "Alcovy came up short 11-9."

In the girls matches, Sherry Hall won her match 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles with Regan Bowers providing the other win at No. 3 singles, winning 6-1, 6-0.