1st and 10! Varsity football ran its record to 2-0 with a 20-8 win at Washington-Wilkes Friday. John McKay scored on a six-yard run; then later connected with Howard Joe for a 51-yard TD strike. Zach Scott forced a 4th quarter fumble and Frank Fallon picked it up and returned it for the game’s final TD. Harrison Andros gained 69 yards on 13 carries, Joe and Taylor Callaway had some good catches and the defense was speared by Fallon, Scott, Austin Shealy and Charlie Stroman. They host GAC Friday at 7:30 p.m. …Robert Woolfolk gained 108 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns for the JV in a 26-21 loss to Wesleyan last week. QB Luke Wright was solid passing and Clay Pfohl booted three extra points. …8th grade dropped a 14-0 decision to St. Francis…7th grade fell 14-6 in OT to Walker. Russell Duncan gained 60 yards before leaving the game in the first half with an injury. Martin Williams and Max Walton anchored the “D”.
Setting for success! Volleyball (10-4) fell to state-ranked and bigger schools Kennesaw Mountain and Sprayberry by 2-1 margins last week. Mary Hollis Schmidt and Megan Ernst had great swings off of good passing from Anne Yanda in the efforts. They bounced back for area wins over Galloway and King’s Ridge Tuesday. Ernst had seven kills and Schmidt six vs. Galloway. Yanda had 25 assists and 14 digs and Brooke DeVore four aces. Against King’s Ridge, Darby Cook had four kills, Meghan Barrett eight aces and DeVore eight digs. They face GAC at home today at 5 p.m. before traveling to Tennessee this weekend.
Another region win! Softball (2-2 in the region) drilled King’s Ridge 13-4 last Thursday; Hannah Gilman and Kat Conway both went 4-for-4, Tay Rivers 3-for-3 and Liz Aitkens and Ciel Rodriguez 2-for-4 each. Rivers and Nicole Farmer split time on the mound and with great success. Tuesday they pounded N. Atlanta 13-1; Aitkens (2-for-3), Farmer (3-for-4), Mary Price Chestnutt (2-for-2), Callan Phillips (2-for-2) and Rodriguez (2-for-3) led the rout. They return to action next week.
Finish lines: Cross country ran at the Clara Bowl at Berry College Saturday. Freshman Warner Ray turned in a top-10 time in HIES history (7th) with a 17:39 5K for the boys. Robert Rousseau and Ross Waters also ran well. On the girls’ side, Christine Georgakakos led with a 21:39 while Megan Westmoreland and Katie Keith improved their times by more than a minute-and-a-half. The teams’ next meet isn’t until Sept. 25th at the Sandy Creek Invitational.
Until next time,
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