The Lady Phoenix gave a valiant effort, but came up on the losing end falling 6-0 to Cartersville. The Lady Phoenix finish 3-5 on the season.
Sonoraville Girls Soccer Assistant Coach Kenny Walraven is proud of the way the girls have played this season.
“We don’t have a lot of soccer players; we just have a lot of hard workers,” said Walraven. “Everybody that plays defensive back line, this is their first year playing soccer; they are working really hard.”
Walraven says that Cartersville is one of the best teams they have played all year.
“Cartersville is the best team we have ever played,” said Walraven. “They are really an exceptionally well balanced, passing defensive controlling team; they are very good.”
The Lady Phoenix goalkeeper, Sidney Stone, played a tough game and blocked many shots.
“She only had about a 1,000 saves today,” said Walraven. “She even had the other coach singing her praises.”
The Lady Phoenix will play Cass in the first round of the playoffs.
The Sonoraville boys’ also fell to Cartersville 6-0.
Sonoraville Boys Soccer Head Coach Jason McGuire said that this season has been a learning experience for his team.
“We’ve got some learning we’ve got to do; we’ve got some big progress we’ve got to make,” said McGuire. “We’ve got to come together as a team; I’m looking for leadership.”
As far as the playoffs go, McGuire says that they can do well if they play the way they are capable of doing.
“We’ve got a chance, if we play as a team we can really make some noise in the playoffs,” said McGuire.
The Phoenix will have a rematch with Cartersville in the first round of the playoffs.
In other middle school action recently
Before the Sonoraville Phoenix finished their last home game, they faced the South Central Chieftains.
Both the girls and the boys’ teams won 1-0.
Scoring for the Lady Phoenix was Catherine Farist. Scoring for the Phoenix was Derek Guox.
According to Sonoraville Boys Soccer Head Coach Jason McGuire, Guox scored a touch goal from a cross from Tate Moore.
Both players are underclassmen; Moore is in 7th grade and Guox is in 6th grade, according to McGuire.
The Ashworth Warriors traveled to Dalton to play the Valley Point Greenwaves Tuesday afternoon, and came away the victor winning 5-1.
Scoring for Ashworth was Victor Perez who netted 2 goals; Ulysses Canchola, Jorge Aranda and Kevin Valencia each score 1 goal each.
Ashworth Warriors Boys Soccer Head Coach Daniel Worley is excited for another win and ready for the region tournament.
“Hopefully this match is the confidence builder we need going into the region tournament,” said Worley. “I was proud of my team for applying the skills we work on in practice in today’s match.”
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets traveled to Adairsville to face the Tigers Tuesday.
The Girls lost a close battle to the Lady Tigers 2-1.
Scoring the lone goal for the Lady Jackets was Leah Prather.
Calhoun Boys and Girls Head Soccer Coach Matt Veal said that Emily Driscoll and Carter Baggett were strong in the midfield, and that Victoria Roper, Caitlyn Carroll and Ana Engel were standouts on defense.
The Calhoun boys’ fared better in their match, as they won 9-1 against the Tigers.
Scoring for Calhoun was Gabriel Garcia who score 4 goals, one being a 45-yard free kick; Luiz Vasquez, Rodolfo Esquivel, Alex Flores, and David Angiano accounted for the other goals by the Jackets.
Veal said that Bryce Bakken played extremely well on the defensive end.
The Sonoraville Phoenix traveled to Adairsville for a match against the Tigers.
The Phoenix battled hard, as the boys won their matches 3-2.
Tyler Bowers won 8-3 in singles, Brad Whittinghill won 8-8, and 7-5 in a tiebreaker while James McCracken won 8-0 in singles as well.
The Sonoraville girls’ tennis team lost 5-0 to the Lady Tigers.
However, Sonoraville Tennis Coach Andy Wear is seeing improvement.
“We saw some better play today from several girls especially on the doubles side,” said Wear.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets tennis team has one more match against Adairsville before the region tournament in Cartersville March 28 and 29.
The Ashworth Warriors hit the field looking for their first win of the season Tuesday afternoon, but didn’t quite make it home with a victory.
The Warriors lost to the South Central Chieftains 8-4.
However, Ashworth Warriors Baseball Head Coach Chris Warren said the defense fought hard.
“We had great defensive plays from Noah Bingiel and Lason Hefner,” said Warren.
Baseball region tournaments start in the beginning of April.
The Sonoraville Phoenix traveled to Woodland Tuesday afternoon and faced region rival the Woodland Wildcats.
The Phoenix defeated the Wildcats 7-2, which makes their record 6-1 on the season. The same Wildcats handed their only loss this season to the Phoenix that they beat Tuesday.
Woodland has an early lead, but Sonoraville answered right back tying the game at 1-1 in the second after Ryan Gross singled and scored on an RBI double by Ryan Brown, according to Gallman.
In the 3rd inning, the Phoenix took the lead on a walk and stolen base by Jireh Wilson, a fielder’s choice by Hunter Lay, and an RBI grounder by Zach Collum, said Gallman.
Woodland would later tie the game a 2 all in the 4th inning.
The game remained still until the 6th inning when the Phoenix scored 5 runs.
Starting on the hill for Sonoraville was Ryan Gross who pitched 4 innings. He allowed only 2 hits and he struck out 6 batters. Wilson came on in relief and earned his second win of the season, according to Gallman.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets hit the field against the South Central Chieftains on Wednesday night and game a way with another win defeating South Central 8-0.
Dusty Baker pitched a complete game for the win.
According to Calhoun Statistician Brooks Gallman, Baker got off to a rocky start giving up a lead-off hit and walking two batters to load the bases. He quickly rebounded by getting the clean-up hitter to hit into a 1-2-3 double play; a play you don’t see everyday in baseball.
He went on to say that Jarett Carden, Jordan Pratt and Grant Clark all done well and had key plays during the game.
Tanner Gallman led the Jackets with 2 RBIs and 3 hits. Clark and Pratt had 2 hits.
The Jackets finished with 8 runs, 10 hits and 0 errors.
The Ashworth Warriors faced the Woodland Wildcats and the South Central Chieftains in their first track meet of the 2012 season with the Ashworth girls scoring 57 points to finish first and the Ashworth boys taking second with 27 points.
Here are some of the results:
Girls High Jump
Nina Flemming 6.00
Peyton Evans 2.00
Boys High Jump
Tijai Whatley 10.00
Herman Revette 8.00
Jonathan Bryant 6.00
Tyler Bell 6.00
Girls Long Jump
Cailey Marin 1.50
Madison Cloer 10.50
Ana Flemming 6.00
Ashton Phillips 7.00
Boys Long Jump
Herman Revette 5.00
Seth Culpepper 7.25
Nicky Walters 4.00
Tyler Bell .50
Girls Shot Put
Samantha Rogers 5.00
Samantha Turner .50
Cameron Quinn 9.00
Boys Shot Put
Cross Langley 8.50
Jeremy Bray 4.50
Jordon Passley 11.50
JJ Winston 6.00
Girls Discus Throw
Samantha Rogers 69-08
Megan Hudson 69-04
Rosie Long 65
Star Bowman 45-07
Boys Discus Throw
Jeremy Bray 93
Cross Langley 72-02
Dustin Meadows 71-05
Noah Hunt 70-10
Girls 4 X 100 Meter Relay
Xochil Becerra, Cailey Marin, Nina and Ana Flemming 56.91
Macy Wilbanks, Diana Le, Jennifer Slyer and Cayla Turley 1:03.63
Boys 4 X 100 Meter Relay
Tijai Whatley, Herman Revette, Nicky Walters, and Bradley Edge 57.21
Girls 1800 Meter Run
Karen Valencia 6:34.28
Nina Flemming 6:42.00
Brenda Ibarra 8:11.91
Madeline Wilson 10:04.44
Boys 1800 Meter Run
Deyton Nix 6:27.00
Race Hudson 6:34.00
Alexia Velazquez 6:53.00
Jordon Green 7:08.00
Austin Kelley 7:09.00
Logan Swaim 7:09.00
Ryan Morell 7:10.00
Rafael Colon 7:18.00
Luke Beavers 8:10.00
Girls 400 Meter Dash
Cailey Marin 1:15.28
Lizbeth Alvarez 1:18.61
Leanna Mulkey 1:19.62
Sarah Smith 1:19.84
Boys 400 Meter Dash
Stetson Faulkenberry 1:07.53
Tanner Johnson 1:08.44
Morgan Swaim 1:10.16
Seth Culpepper 1:14.57
Girls 100 Meter Dash
Nina Flemming 14.53
Madison Cloer 14.75
Ana Flemming 14.91
Boys 100 Meter Dash
Bradley Edge 13.61
Tijai Whately 13.63
Nicky Walters 13.67
Kelby Mezick 13.69
Girls 100 Meter Hurdles
Macy Wilbanks 21.41
Samantha Turner 21.95
Cayla Turley 22.43
Alex Cline 23.00
Boys 100 Meter Hurdles
Jonathan Bryant 20.19
Coyln Nix 22.90
Deyton Nix 23.12
Race Hudson 23.69
Girls 800 Meter Run
Karen Valencia 2:52.12
Lizbeth Alvarez 3:13.81
Gisselle Beltran 3:34.94
Brenda Ibarra 3:38.62
Boys 800 Meter Run
Tanner Johnson 2:53.80
Morgan Swaim 3:01.12
Timothy Sullivan 3:06.53
Alexis Velazquez 3:12.34
Austin Kelley 3:16.50
Logan Swaim 3:26.88
Steven Whitener 3:38.78
Ryan Morrell 4:40.00
Girls 200 Meter Dash
Ana Flemming 30.91
Madison Cloer 31.59
Cayla Turley 32.00
Sarah Smith 35.75
Boys 200 Meter Dash
Tijai Whately 27.22
Herman Revette 27.23
Nicky Walters 27.75
Bradley Edge 28.22
Girls 300 Meter Hurdles
Macy Wilbanks 1:02.56
Scarlett Prince 1:08.13
Kayla Peek 1:14.03
Alex Cline 1:18.37
Boys 300 Meter Hurdles
Jonathan Bryant 53.18
Colyn Nix 1:00.01
Race Hudson 1:01.25
Timothy Sullivan 1:07.38
Lady Warriors 1st place 57 points
Warriors 2nd place 27 points