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Prep roundup: BA girls upset Edmund Burke Academy at tennis

BA girls upset Edmund Burke Academy at tennis
    Bulloch Academy's girls tennis team upset GISA defending Class AA state champion Edmund Burke Academy on Tuesday at the Forest Heights Country Club tennis courts.
     It was the first regular-season loss for a Lady Spartan team in two years.
    The Lady Gators (9-1) downed EBA, 5-0, while the BA boys lost, 3-2.
    In girls singles, Ally Cheshire edged Mariah Cates, 8-6; Meghan Barber blanked Jenny Johnson, 8-0; and Anna Mallard nipped Jessie Jenkins, 9-7. In girls doubles, McKenzie Webb and Caitlin Barber defeated Sammi Jo Lyons and Kaser Hargrove, 8-4; and Claire Hiller and Lyndsey Wasdin overcame Ashley Smith and Alyson Jenkins, 9-7.
    In boys singles, BA's Cody Lanier was upset by Colby Gandy, 8-5; John Ellis Howell beat Dylan Smith, 8-1; and Robbie O’Sullivan downed Dillon Kennedy, 8-2.
    In boys doubles, Shurden Rives and Austin Daniel beat Griffin Walker and Elliott Propes 8-1; and Zach Tant and Peter Cates defeated Christian Selph and Ross Rainey, 8-2.

BA girls, boys dominate track meet
    Bulloch Academy's boys and girls track teams walked away with a pair of first-place victories in a multi-team meet Wednesday at Gator Alley.
    The Gator girls notched 206 points for their win, while the BA boys scored 174.
    First-place winners for the girls were Ashley Burke in the 3200-meter run (12:54) and the 1600m run (5:48); Danielle Atkinson, pole vault (6-6); Pate Lomax, triple jump (14-3); Taylor Collins, high jump (5-2); Anna Newton, 400m dash (63.54); and the 4x400m relay team of Collins, Lomax, Newton and Mary Margaret Reeves.
    First-place winners for the boys were Jaylen Evans, long jump (21-3) and high jump (5-8);  Forrest Spence, triple jump (36-9 ½) and 300m hurdles (43.24); Harrison Averitt, 400m dash (51.78); and the 4x400m relay team of  Spence, Averitt, Bailey Smith and Themba Twala.

Screven tennis teams beat Swainsboro
    Screven County High School's girls tennis team beat Swainsboro, 4-1, and the Gamecocks' boys team defeated Swainsboro, 4-0, in the Region 3AA-A tournament at Mill Creek on Wednesday.
    Screven's girls (15-1, No. 3 in the state) got wins from Lovey Sheppard, 6-1, 6-1; Mallorie Boswell, 6-0, 6-1; Haley Mock and Jancy Durrence, 7-6 (3), 6-2; and Pam Wooten and Kari Lane, 6-2, 6-2.
    Results for Screven's boys (7-9): Chris Powell, 6-3, 1-0 (retired); Jacob Lariscy, 2-6, pulled; Daniel Weaver, 6-1, 6-4; Sawyer Newton and Ryan Bazemore, 6-1, 6-4; and Clay Kirkland and Zachary Weaver, 6-0, 6-4.

SEBMS girls win soccer game
    Southeast Bulloch Middle School's girls soccer team defeated William James Middle School, 3-0, in a region game Tuesday.
    The Jackets (6-3) got two goals from Emma Britt, and a goal from Tiffany Harlow.

BA middle school archery team qualifies for nationals
    SOCIAL CIRCLE — Bulloch Academy's middle school archery team has qualified for the largest archery competition in the world, according to the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP).
    With 2,970 points at the Georgia NASP state tournament, Bulloch Academy qualified for the NASP national tournament May 11-12 in Louisville, Ky.
    The national event will include more than 7,000 student archers from nearly 40 states, making it the largest archery competition in the world, according to the NASP.