The Calhoun girls defeated the Lady Warriors 6-0 at home.
Scoring for the Lady Jackets was Leah Prather who netted 4 goals while Carter Baggett scored 2 goals.
Calhoun Girls Soccer Head Coach Matt Veal was excited to have another win.
“Jewel Cato and Emily Driskell played well in center midfield,” said Veal. “They did good.”
Ashworth Girls Soccer Head Coach Autumn Gibson sees improvement in her team.
“The girls played a great first half and held Calhoun to only 1 goal,” said Gibson. “We passed the ball around well and had several opportunities to score; After Calhoun scored a second goal, my girls seemed to lose momentum.”
The boys’ game was a little closer as Calhoun edged out a win against the Warriors for a final score of 3-2.
Scoring for the Yellow Jackets were Alex Flores who netted 2 goals and Spencer Budzius scored 1 goal.
Veal said he was happy with the way that the Jackets played, and is looking forward to their next game.
Scoring for Ashworth was Jorge Aranda who netted a penalty kick to even the score after halftime. Jonny Cruz also scored a goal once again to even the score.
The game looked as if it would go into an overtime penalty kick shootout, but Calhoun scored right before the end of regulation.
Ashworth Boys Soccer Head Coach Daniel Worley is still proud of how Ashworth conducted themselves on the field.
“I was proud of my team for not giving up; when we’ve played Calhoun in the past, if we go down by a goal it seems like we hang our heads and give up,” said Worley. “This wasn’t the case this year. We answered every goal they scored, but unfortunately we ran out of time before we could answer their third goal.”
Worley added, “Hopefully we’ll get a rematch during the region tournament.”
On Tuesday, March 13, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets and the Sonoraville Phoenix came together to battle for county pride.
The Calhoun girls defeated the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix 2-0.
Scoring for Calhoun was Leah Prather.
“The last goal she scored was a beautiful shot outside to left corner of the keepers box that bent back into the upper part of the goal,” said Veal. “Chloe Rice had a clean sheet at keeper; Victoria Roper and Caitlyn Carroll were stalwart’s on defense.”
During the boys’ game, Calhoun came out the victor winning 8-0.
Scoring for Calhoun was Raul Perez and Gabriel Garcia who both netted 2 goals. Aaron Lindsey, Esvin Garcia, Alex Flores and Luis Vasquez all had 1 goal.
“Eric Castro was stellar in the keep keeping a clean sheet,” said Veal.
The Ashworth Warriors had a huge win against the Adairsville Tigers on Tuesday scoring 10-0. The girls didn’t fair as well losing 7-0 over the Lady Tigers.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets hit the court Thursday, March 15 against the Woodland Wildcats and came away the victor.
The girls won both matches.
Winning for Calhoun was Marlee Nicholson over Sadie Westberry 8-2 and 8-0. Madison Turner over Ashlyn Walker 8-4. Turner defeated Emma Rogers 8-0 in the second match. Faith Tankersly over Victoria Dabbs 8-0. Tankersly defeated Sofya Khirina in the second match 8-0.
In girls’ doubles winning for Calhoun was Jana Johns and Emily Jourdain who scored 8-1 and 8-4 and Allie Baldwin and Carson Butler 8-0 and 8-0 in the second doubles match.
Winning for the Calhoun boys’ was Jake Briggs over Griffin Hale 8-0 and 8-0 in the second set. Cade Wright over Dalton Jackson 8-0 and his second set 8-0. Ray Reeves over Hartley Tuplin 8-0 and 8-3 in his second match.
In doubles, winning for the Yellow Jackets was Chapin Rierson and Patrick Box 8-0 and Zane Box and Hunter Norman 8-3.
Calhoun faced the Woodland Wildcats Tuesday, March 13 and swept the matches. The boys and girls both won 5-0.
The Sonoraville Phoenix battled Cartersville on Tuesday and Adairsville on Thursday.
The Lady Phoenix lost both matches 5-0 while the Sonoraville boys fared a little better.
Sonoraville lost the boys’ match to Cartersville 4-1. The winner from SMS was Tyler Bowers who won his first match of the year.
The boys defeated the Adairsville Tigers 3-2. Winning for Sonoraville were Bowers, Brad Whittinghill and James McCracken in singles.
“This is the second victory of the season for the boys,” said Sonoraville Tennis Head Coach Andy Wear. “The girls are getting more match experience, and I hope we may breakthrough before the season is over.”
The Sonoraville Phoenix continued their winning ways as once again coming from behind for the win. The Phoenix traveled to play the South Central Chieftains Tuesday, and won 12-5.
Jireh Wilson got the start on the mound, but only lasted 1 1/3 innings. Ryan Gross relieved Wilson. By this time it was a 5-1 lead for the Chieftains.
In the 4th inning the Phoenix began their surge back. Gross led off the inning with a walk and stole second. Joseph Potts singled to right center that plated Gross. Hunter Lay singled home Potts for the second run of the inning.
Wilson followed with a single, followed by Kenny Cooper who hit a sacrifice fly to score Lay. Cody long doubled in Wilson. After a walk to Zach Collum, Easton Gallman hit a 3-run homer to left centerfield to put the Phoenix up. Gross walked for the second time in the inning and scored on Potts double to left center.
Gallman went to the mound in the 4th inning in relief of Gross who got the win. He threw 2 innings of no-hit baseball. Sonoraville added 3 more runs in the top of the 6th inning on a single by Lay, a walk to Wilson and a triple by Cooper. Cooper scored on a passed ball.
Collum finished on the mound for the Phoenix by striking out the side in the 6th inning.
Lay went 3 for 4; Potts went 2 for 4. Gallman and Cooper each had 3 RBIs.
The Calhoun Yellow Jackets took down the South Central Chieftains 8-1 on Thursday, March 15.
The Jackets had 8 runs, 7 hits and 1 error.
The winning pitcher was Jarrett Carden who pitched 4 innings. He allowed no runs and 1 hit. Carden’s hit only came in the 4th inning. He finished with 5 strikeouts and 3 walks. In relief was Jackson Braden who pitched 2 innings and allowed 1 run and 1 hit. Braden finished with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk.
On the offensive side for Calhoun, Dusty Baker had 2 hits and 1 RBI. Jordon Towe had 1 hit and 2 RBIs. Carden had 1 hit. Grant Clark had a triple and 1 RBI. Ryan Randall had 1 hit and Matt Mullinax had 1 RBI.
Calhoun faced the Cass Colonels in a double header on Friday. The Jackets split the games winning the first game 7-1 and losing the second 4-2.
Calhoun’s Grant Clark pitched a complete game and finished with 8 strikeouts and gave up only 2 hits.
Leading the offense was Dusty Baker who had 2 hits on the day. Tanner Gallman led the Jackets in RBIs with 2 and Ryan Randall reached base in all three of his plate appearances with 1 walk, 1 hit and 1 hit-by-pitch, according to Calhoun statistician Brooks Gallman.
In the second game, Calhoun didn’t fare as well.
“This game was highlighted by several good plays by the Cass defense as they were able to make good relays/throws to slow our aggressive base running,” said Gallman. “This just goes to show how much parity exists in the region this year. In years past we were able to advance bases easily as the other teams didn’t possess the talent to stop/slow our aggressive style.”
For Calhoun, Jordon Towe finished with 2 hits while Ryan Randall provided both RBIs for the Jackets.
The Ashworth Warriors had a rough time this past week losing 17-2 against the Cass Colonels. They lost 14-0 against the Adairsville Tigers on Friday, March 16.
Middle school track hit the ground running this week.
The Calhoun girls faced Cass and Woodland in their first match.
First place finishers for Calhoun was Sydnie Parker in the 400-meter dash. She finished in 64.6 seconds; long jump 13’6”; Sienna Murray discus throw 55’6”. Second place finishers in the 400 relay team was Parker, Georgia House, Madison Green and Taylor Sewell who finished in 55.9. Placing third was Green in the 100-meter dash at 14.09 seconds. Fourth place was Blair Robinson in the 400-meter dash, and Britana Wilkey with the 100-meter low hurdles and Anna McHan won in shot put.
According to Calhoun Girls Track Head Coach Raymond Hobby, Calhoun only finished nine of 13 events due to the time.
The team scores were: Woodland 52; Calhoun 23; Cass 21.