Lady Wildcats advance
Nia Gordon scored three goals and Micah Kanicki added a goal as the Richmond Hill High School girls’ soccer team downed Lee County 4-1 on Wednesday to advance to the second round of the state Class AAAAA playoffs. The Lady Wildcats (16-3) will take on Lakeside Evans (13-3) at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Evans.
Gordon and Emily Johnson had assists in Richmond Hill’s first-round match while Maria Cuevas finished with eight saves.
Richmond Hill High School and Bryan County High School athletes are in the midst of a busy weekend. Both the BCHS and RHHS girls’ track teams have individuals participating in the state track meet in Albany — Rachel Hammesfahr and Savannah Ashe from RHHS and Lianna Shuman from BCHS will compete in their respective events.
In baseball, RHHS (17-8) plays host to Northside Columbus (15-0) in the first round of the state Class AAAAA playoffs. The teams play a best-of-three series which began with a doubleheader Friday at Wildcat Field. Unless one side or the other swept both games Friday, a deciding game is set for 1 p.m. today at RHHS.
In boys’ soccer, the Wildcats (13-5) play host to Bainbridge (12-2-1) at 4 p.m. today at Henderson Park in the opening round of the boys’ Class AAAAA tournament.
In addition, Richmond Hill’s golf team will compete in the state sectionals Tuesday in Newnan. And the boys’ state track meet is May 8-10 in Jefferson.
Honors for BCHS netters
Bryan County High School recently handed out its 2014 awards. The girls’ MVPs were sisters Vivian and Keyvona Moultrie, who starred in No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Lady Redskins this season. Jordan Crosby was boys’ MVP.
Winners of the Coaches Award for the girls were Alana Walker and Melissa Campbell, while Cody Croft won the boys’ Coaches Award. Most improved were Cassidy Williams and Laine Christian for the girls and Jakob Romberg for the boys. Alexis Sapp won the program’s Dedication Award.
Former Bryan County High School softball standout Seirra Newman is playing a starring role at Darton College in Albany. Newman was named first-team All Region 17 by the Georgia College Athletics Association. Newman led the GCAA in stolen bases in 2014 with 42 and helped lead Darton (45-10) to the GCAA title and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament, which is May 14-17 in St. George, Utah.
— Staff report