The Gray Station girls won two middle school softball games last week, downing Henderson 11-2 and Clifton Ridge 19-4.
Shayla Pennington struck out 10 of the 19 batters she faced to get the win over Henderson. She also led the offense, going 2-for-2. Stella Lacey and Isa Pecorilli were both 1-for-1.
Ana Land led the Lady Hounds against Clifton Ridge, going 3-for-3 with five RBIs, and Lacey was 4-for-5 with four RBIs, coach Mandy Vaughn reported.
Ciara Stephens started and allowed no hits or runs and struck out two in the first two innings. Pecorilli finished, allowing four runs on two hits and a walk in three innings, and she struck out three.
Junior varsity softball
The Lady Hounds won five of six games in a busy week last week to improve to 11-2 on the season, coach Mikayla Greene reported.
They began with a 10-0 win at Houston County on Tuesday. Rylie Gibson got the win, holding the Bears to no runs on three hits and a walk in three innings. She struck out one. Megan Hamilton went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and Emma Randall was 2-for-3 with two RBIs to lead the offense.
Jones County won 6-3 at Locust Grove on Wednesday. Randall went 2-for-3 and Kaitlyn Quillen was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Lady Hounds. Brianna Edmonson went the distance, holding the Wildcats to one earned run on six hits and five walks in seven innings. She struck out six.
The Lady Hounds played four games over the weekend in a tournament at Kennesaw.
They lost their opener Friday, falling 7-2 to Pope. Edmonson took the loss, giving up five earned runs on seven hits and three walks in four innings. She struck out two. Maggie Glover, Hamilton and Erica Rowland each had two hits for Jones County.
The Lady Hounds edged Marietta 3-2 Friday night. Gibson held Marietta to two runs on two hits and eight walks in four innings, striking out five. Glover, Hamilton and Taylor Trefelner had two hits each.
Gibson got another win Saturday morning in a 12-5 win over North Paulding. She walked seven and allowed five hits. Hamilton went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, Kate Cole was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Molly Keenum and Trefelner were each 2-for-2.
Jones County finished with a 17-0 win over Pickens on Saturday afternoon. Edmonson held Pickens to two hits and a walk and struck out two in three innings for the win. She was also 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs at the plate. Hamilton was 4-for-4 with three RBIs, Trefelner was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Quillen was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, and Glover was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Junior varsity football
Daniel Scott ran for two touchdowns and Evan Meeks caught a touchdown pass as Jones County’s junior varsity defeated Baldwin 21-12 at home last Thursday to improve to 2-0.
Blake Arnold was 3-for-3 on extrapoint kicks, and Dominic Bass led the defense with two interceptions, coach Chance Scott reported.
The Jones County freshmen team won 34-12 at Upson-Lee last Thursday to improve to 1-0-1.
Kenny Wooten scored two touchdowns and Greg Cole, Ben Walton and Zack Brown one each for the Hounds.
Coach John Abernathy reported that quarterback Tucker Mix made several nice passes, giving his receivers a chance to make plays, and that Spencer Huff kicked well.
He also praised Grayson Duggar and Zyrique Early for their good play on defense.
Middle school football
Clifton Ridge improved to 2-0 with a 32-6 home win against Fort Valley last Wednesday, coach Charles David reported.
Eddren Chester ran for two touchdowns and Sam Sapp and Omarion Tucker one each for the Cougars.
On defense, Jaylen Sanford had an interception and Josh Robertson blocked a punt.
Gray Station is 1-1 after winning 19-0 on the road against Byron last Wednesday.
Coach Zac Kimbrough reported that Drew Jones ran for two touchdowns and Ta’Shawn Latimore caught a touchdown pass for the Hounds.