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Question: 
What is Buford pitcher Bria Bush's ERA this season? 

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Monday's Answer: 
Eleven Class AAAAAA football teams remain unbeaten. 
WEEK 8 SOFTBALL RANKINGS

 

 

Class AAAAAA


 

1. Lassiter

2. Collins Hill

3. Brookwood

 

4. Harrison

5. Lambert

6. Pope

7. South Forsyth

8. Hillgrove

9. Archer

10. North Cobb

 

 

Class AAAAA

 

1. Ola

2. Greenbrier

 

3. Northgate

4. South Effingham

5. Woodland-Henry

6. Cambridge

7. Effingham County

8. Allatoona

9. Creekview

10. Union Grove

 

 

Class AAAA

 

1. Buford

2. Heritage-Catoosa

3. Walnut Grove

4. Wayne County

5. Whitewater

6. Marist

7. Madison County

8. Mary Persons

9. Perry

10. Crisp County 



Class AAA

 

1. Central-Carrollton

 

2. Ringgold

3. Calhoun

4. Rockmart

 

5. Pierce County

6. Blessed Trinity

7. Morgan County

8. Dodge County

9. Westminster

10. Jackson County

 

 

Class AA

1. Gordon Lee

 

2. Harlem

3. Heard County

4. Wesleyan

 

5. Armuchee

6. Berrien

7. Jeff Davis

8. Bacon County

9. Social Circle

 

10. Bryan County

 

 

Class A-Private

 

1. Prince Avenue Christian

 

2. ELCA

3. Mount Vernon Presbyterian

4. Athens Christian

5. Tattnall Square Academy

6. First Presbyterian Day

7. Brookstone

 

8. Stratford Academy

9. Calvary Day

10. Strong Rock Christian


Class A-Public

 

1. Georgia Military

2. Schley County

 

3. Echols County

4. Hawkinsville

5. Charlton County

6. Treutlen

7. Commerce

8. Baconton Charter

9. Wilcox County

10. Telfair County 

 

 






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Tuesday, September 30, 2014



SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK
By Ricky Dimon
Wesleyan streaks through Bulldog Bash

Wesleyan extended its winning streak to six by winning all four its games at

Photo by Sandy McGrail

last week's Decatur High School Bulldog Bash. The Wolves kicked off their stretch of four contests in two days by defeating Lakeside-DeKalb 8-0 in five innings last Friday. Jameson Kavel allowed just one hit and struck out eight to lead Wesleyan on the mound.


Saturday saw the Wolves take care of Chamblee 11-0, Westlake 14-8 and Decatur 4-2. Kavel starred in all three contests. She combined with Cassie Henning for a no-hitter against Chamblee, went 3-for-3 versus Westlake and picked up the win over Decatur while adding seven strikeouts to her season total. Lauren Morales and Riley Henning hit home runs in the blowout of Chamblee. Henning, who earned two wins and a save on the day, tied the showdown with Decatur thanks to an RBI single in the fifth inning before Meredith DiStasi hit what proved to be a game-winning RBI double.

Buford also went 4-0 last week, winning its four games by a combined score of 38-3. The Wolves clipped Grayson 4-3 in addition to shutouts of Etowah (8-0), Chestatee (12-0) and Madison County (14-0). It was the final game of the Elite Sports Classic for Buford when the No. 1 team in Class AAAA clashed with Grayson. Buford scored all of its runs in the first inning and the Rams scored all of their runs in the last inning. The Wolves' Logan Caymol got a hard-earned save by striking out the final two Grayson batters with the tying run on third base and the winning run on second.

Brookwood posted three shutouts of its own last week in beating Archer 3-0, Etowah 8-0 and Mill Creek 7-0. Amanda Ablan continued her dominance on the bump by hurling a complete game against Mill Creek while mowing down 15 hitters. Ablan is now 17-0-1 on the season. Both Kallyn Glasser and Tori Gunn went 2-for-4 and Glasser drove in three runs.

In 2013, North Cobb won the Warrior Classic for the first time in 10 years. The Warriors defended their home turf and went back-to-back by winning two games last Saturday. They handled Lowndes 6-1 and edged Northside-Columbus 5-3 to claim the championship. McKenzie Krause drove in two runs to help North Cobb overcome an early 2-0 deficit in the finale against Northside-Columbus.
 



RANKINGS RUNDOWN
Forsyth teams rise in AAAAAA softball rankings

Brookwood won three games last week by a combined score of 18-0, leaving it poised to reach the top spot in Class AAAAAA after No. 1 Lassiter lost to Pope. The Broncos, however, suffered a 7-1 loss to Lambert on Monday and remain at No. 3 behind Lassiter and Collins Hill.

Lambert's win over Brookwood was its fifth in a row and the team is up to fifth in the Class AAAAAA rankings. The Longhorns have won 13 of their last 14 contests, with the only loss in the current stretch coming to South Forsyth. Not coincidentally, South Forsyth is also on the move. The War Eagles climbed two positions from ninth to seventh.

North Cobb is a new arrival in the top 10 of the highest classification after going 5-0 last week with a victory over Kennesaw Mountain. In Class AAAA, Clinch County is making its first appearance right on the cut line. Bacon County surged into the Class AA rankings in eighth following defeats of Bryan County and Long County. Calvary Day and Wilcox County broke into the Class A-Private and Public top 10, respectively.
 

 

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By Lauren Goldstein
Bush dominates in the circle for No. 1 Buford

Buford senior pitcher Bria Bush is this week's Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Photo by Brad Brown

Girls Athlete of the Week for her outstanding high school career. With a career ERA (to date) of 0.86, Bush's achievements in softball made committing to the school of her dreams possible early in her high school career. Bush got early interest from major colleges across the nation, including the Tennessee Volunteers, to which she committed as a sophomore in November of 2012.


 

Throughout her high school career, Bush continued to prove that Tennessee made the right choice with the early offer. With an overall record of 64-7 to date, the right-hander has pitched Buford to three straight state championships and the Wolves have a good chance of winning their fourth straight ring at the end of this season.


 

There was no better time for Bush to toss her second career no-hitter than on Senior Night when she led the Wolves to a 12-0 victory over Chestatee.


 

Buford enters the Region 8-AAAA tournament as the No. 1 seed and will host the second and third rounds. Round 1 begins today. On Saturday the winner of the 4/5 series will travel to Buford to play the Wolves in a best-of-three series.


 

The Lady Wolves are currently 26-1 overall and 8-0 in the Region 8 and there is no question that Bush (12-0, 0.57 ERA) has played an integral part of the squad's success. The Wolves are ranked No.1 in Class AAAA and are the odds-on favorites to take home another state title. 



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