Prep Roundup 1

The Carrollton High School girls' tennis team is off to a strong start to the spring campaign at 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 7-AAAAA action following Tuesday's 5-0 sweep of Hiram.

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The Carrollton High School girls' tennis team is swinging a hot racket early in the spring campaign.

The Lady Trojans improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in Region 7-AAAAA play on Tuesday courtesy of a 5-0 sweep of Hiram, where all five lines won in straight sets.

On the singles line, No. 1 Sonya Ivaschenko (6-0, 6-3), No. 2 Alli Hodges (6-1, 6-0) and No. 3 Audrey Best (6-0, 6-0) eased to wins, as did the pairings of No. 1 Katy Nixon/Caitlann Arant (6-1, 6-0) and No. 2 Kate Harvey/Christen Arant (6-1, 6-1).

Second-year Carrollton head coach Amanda Folds is looking to build off last year's run to the Class AAAAA state semifinals.

The Lady Trojans face Woodland, Cartersville and Rome next week before competing in the DecoTurf High School Team Championships in Chattanooga on March 16-17.

In other prep tennis action:

Bremen girls 3, Central 2: The Lady Blue Devils (2-1) won a tough local battle on Wednesday, picking up wins from No. 1 Lucy Hughes Parrish (1-6, 6-2, 10-8) and No. 3 Olivia Davis (6-4, 6-2) at singles, along with No. 1 Rachel Forrister/Gracie Walker (6-4, 6-1) in doubles.

Central recorded wins from No. 2 Emily Justice (7-5, 7-5) and No. 2 Anna Carnes/Lauren Buchanan (6-2, 6-4).

Bremen boys 5, Central 0: The Blue Devils (2-1) registered straight-set wins across the board from No. 1 Clayton Rakestraw (6-0, 6-3), No. 2 Jacob Gurley (6-2, 6-0), No. 3 Austin Faulkner (6-2, 6-1), along with No. 1 Noah Seagle/Noah Whitman (6-1, 6-3) and No. 2 Isaac Crane/Paxton Dorch (6-2, 7-5).

Bowdon girls 3, Mount Zion 2: The Red Devilettes recorded wins from No. 2 Emily Stone (8-1) and No. 3 Aleah McKenzie (8-2) in singles play, while the pairing of No. 2 Libby Robinson/Callie McCord (8-2) was also victorious.

MZ picked up its wins from No. 1 Josie Hennesy (8-6) and No. 1 Jordan Martin/Taylor Knight (8-2).

Bowdon boys 4, Mount Zion 1: The Red Devils also won the rivalry bout, getting wins from No. 1 Tanner Strickland (8-4) and No. 2 Caleb Harper (8-5) on the singles line, while No. 1 Ty Robinson/Justin Pate (8-4) and No. 2 Casey Robinson/Will Smiley (8-5) swept at doubles.

MZ earned its win from No. 3 Cody Fultz (8-3).

Prep Gymnastics

The Carrollton High School gymnastics team competed at The Lovett School on Wednesday and placed second overall out of six teams, trailing only Northview.

Individually, Keely Morrow placed first on both the beam (9.3) and floor (9.1), while Caroline Carter came in second on the bars (9.3), Raquel Upson was second on the vault (9.0) and Taylor White finished third on the floor.

Carrollton's JV squad defeated Lovett and Union Grove behind first-place finishes from Anna Claire Sides on the vault and bars to go along with a third on the floor, while Sydney Dirkx placed first on the beam, Haley White was first on the floor and Kaleigh McEwen was second on the floor.

Carrollton's varsity squad opened the season on Feb. 23 and placed first against North Oconee, Newnan and Jones County.

Prep Soccer

No. 8 Bremen girls 0, Walker 0: The Lady Blue Devils (4-0-3) battled through the scoreless tie against the Lady Wolverines on Wednesday evening.

Bremen boys 2, Walker 1: The Blue Devils (3-3-1) got goals from Justin Shin and Noah Stanford.

Prep Baseball

The Central High School baseball team had its game scheduled for Wednesday against Carver, Columbus postponed and pushed back to March 21.

The Lions (6-4) will be in action today in a 5:55 p.m. contest at Villa Rica.

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