Nia Gordon scored six goals to help propel the eighth-ranked Richmond Hill High School girls’ soccer team to the Region 3-AAAAA title as the Lady Wildcats pulled out a gritty 7-5 win over rival Glynn Academy on Tuesday night at RHHS.
Richmond Hill (17-0) also got a goal from Logan Martin and an assist from Hailey Rey, and keeper Maria Cuevas had five saves in the match.
The team will play a first-round state playoff game at home Tuesday night.
On April 16, the Lady Wildcats beat Camden County 6-4 in the second round of the 3-AAAAA soccer tournament to advance to the region championship.
The Lady Wildcats received three goals from Gordon, two from Grace Kiser and one from Ruthie Riley in the win. Gordon (2) and Kiser (1) had assists, and Cuevas finished with five stops for RHHS.
Wildcats baseball team advances
Richmond Hill High School’s baseball team will play for the Region 3-AAAAAA championship on Friday in Camden County after beating Ware County 10-4 on Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium.
Richmond Hill (19-5) had 12 hits in the game. Kyle Luigs homered, doubled and drove in four runs to pace the Wildcats, who also got three hits and two RBIs from leadoff hitter Jamar Brennan, two hits and an RBI from Dominic Montalto, two hits and an RBI from Brian Eichorn and a hit and RBI from Chandler Newman.
Montalto started on the hill and went 2 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and three runs before giving way to Parker Boyles, who held the Gators to one hit and one run over 4 2/3 innings.
On April 16, Wildcats (18-5) swept Glynn Academy in a doubleheader to earn a spot to the state tournament and advance to the region semifinals.
The Wildcats won 6-1 and 11-1 to eliminate the Red Terrors. No individual stats were available
Lady Redskins honored
Bryan County High School sophomore basketball player Julianne Brown recently was named first-team All-Region 2-AA by the region’s coaches.
Brown, who averaged 18.5 points, six rebounds and three steals a game for the Lady Redskins, also was named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s All-State team as an honorable mention.
“I am very proud of Julianne and I expect great things out of her in the future,” BCHS girls’ basketball coach Mario Mincey said.
Brown was also named second-team All-Greater Savannah by the Savannah Morning News, and teammates Kaylin Leggett and Yasmine Crawford each received honorable mention.
“I was excited for Kaylin and Yasmine because they deserve it and hopefully will continue to improve going into next season,” Mincey said.
BCHS takes third at 2-AA championship
Bryan County High School finished third at the Region 2-AA boys’ and girls’ track and field championships April 14-16 at Southeast Bulloch.
The girls were paced by Lindsey Bowen, who won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 6 minutes, 39.22 seconds.
The boys were led by Marquez Bostick and Malik Bostick, who won the 2-AA shot put and discus titles, respectively.
Marquez Bostick won the shot put with a throw covering 41 feet, 10½ inches. Malik Bostick took the discus crown with a throw of 117-7.
100 dash: 6. Arielle Moody 13.75
800 run: 7. Alayna Williams 3:14.47
1,600 run: 1. Lindsey Bowen 6:39.22.
3,200 run: 3. Bowen 15:39.19.
100 hurdles: 2. Lianna Shuman 17.48; 3. Antoniqua Gaines 18.29.
300 hurdles: 3. Gaines 55.03.
4x100: 5. BCHS A (Gaines, Daikenya Dukes, Shuman, Moody) 53.24.
4x400: 7. BCHS A (Bowen, Shuman, Dukes, Moody) 4:45.24.
High jump: 3. Shuman 4-10; 7 Gains 4-6.
Long jump: 3. Moody 14-5; 5. Shuman 14-0.
Triple jump: 5. Moody 28-0; 7. Qena Fabin 25-11.
Shot put: 3. Kaylee Perks 82-2½; 5. Williams 28-9½.
Discus: 3. Perks 82-2½; 8. Williams 53-10½.
100 dash: 4. Yadevrn Eason 11.21.
800 run: 6. Justin Williams 2:18.23.
1,600 run: 3. Williams 5:20; 12. Aaron Pope 7:27.07.
3,200 run: 5. Brandon Cox 14:34.99.
110 hurdles: 2. Quran George 15.53; 6. Traivaun Sanders 17.94.
300 hurdles: 3. George 41.6.
Pole vault: 2. George 9-0.
Long jump: 10. Sanders 17-10.
Triple jump: 10. Sanders 34-3.
Shot put: 1. Marquez Bostick 41-10½; 10. Malik Bostick 35-4.
Discus: 1. Malik Bostick 117-7; 10. Marquez Bostick 82-9½.
Girls team scores: Jeff Davis 217, Vidalia 112, Bryan County 88, Long County 62, St. Vincent’s Academy 50, McIntosh County Academy 38, Bacon County 14, Groves 12.
Boys team scores: Vidalia 156, Jeff Davis 100, Bacon County 77, Groves 76, McIntosh County Academy 73, Bryan County 63, Benedictine 42, Long County 15.
RHMS wildcats win
Coastal Region title
The Richmond Hill Middle School Wildcats won the Coastal Region by beating Southeast Bulloch. It was the first baseball title in RHMS’ history.
The Wildcats finished 19-1.
BCMS track teams fare well at regions
The Bryan County Middle School track and field teams performed well at the recent region championships.
The girls were region runners-up, finishing behind Reidsville Middle School.
Jay Black led the girls with first place finishes in the 100- and 300-meter hurdles. Shelby Gunn, Kyndall Overturf, Jabrai Boyd and Samantha Hovis also turned in great individual performances, according to coach Mario Mincey.
The girl’s 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams earned medals for their performances.
The girls have either won the region or finished second each of the last four years. The team was loaded with sixth and seventh graders and looks to be very competitive again next year, Mincey did.
The boys’ placed third, only five points out of second place, extending their string of top three finishes to four years.
The boys’ team was led by high-point award winner Devontae Anderson. Anderson turned in first place finishes in the 100 and 200 dashes and set school records in both events
He finished second in the high jump and also was part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. Kristine Devine, David Friedberg, Quay Williams and Kimorie Lobe competed really well at the region meet, Mincey said.
The boy’s 4x400 team set a new school record as well.
”I really enjoyed coaching both the girls and boys teams this year,” Mincey said. “We started track here at BCMS four years ago, and the program continues to be successful each year. The kids really work hard and take pride in trying to be the best. Coach Allen Wallace and Cindy Bennett were assistant coaches this year and did a great job. Wallace did a great job working with our relay teams, and Bennett helped our distance runners this year.”