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PLAYOFF WRAP: Area baseball and soccer teams move on

By Jeff Hart Sports Reporter

The GHSA spring playoff season is in full swing as baseball joined tennis, soccer, and golf on Wednesday.

In baseball action, Buford began their playoff run with an impressive sweep of Arabia Mountain in Class 5A and Flowery Branch in Class 4A rolled past Heritage-Catoosa. 

Meanwhile, Jefferson, which won the Class 4A state title in 2018, opened their Class 3A playoffs with a split of Westminster. A short-handed North Hall squad, the 2017 Class 3A state champion, managed a split with Coahulla Creek. Cherokee Bluff made history again, winning its first-ever playoff game in a split with Ringgold. But Habersham Central in Class 6A, East Jackson in Class 3A and Union County in Class 2A were all swept out of the playoffs on Wednesday.

In boys soccer action on Wednesday, Johnson opened defense of its Class 5A state title with an impressive win over Arabia Mountain at The Dungeon. Jefferson and East Hall in Class 3A also moved on to the second round.

However, East Jackson and Dawson County in Class 3A and Towns County in Class A Public and Riverside Military Academy in Class A Private all saw their seasons come to a quick end in the first round.

(See below for all the scores for baseball and soccer action on Wednesday in the first round.)

 

GHSA Baseball playoffs, first round
WEDNESDAY'S SCORES (April 24) 

Class 6A 
South Paulding 7-6, Habersham 6-1 (South Paulding wins series 2-0)

Class 5A 
Buford 13-16, Arabia Mountain 3-0 (Buford wins series 2-0)

Class 4A 
Flowery Branch 4-9, Heritage-Catoosa 2-0 (Branch wins series 2-0)

Class 3A
Pace Academy 10-15, East Jackson 0-2 (Pace wins series 2-0)
Cherokee Bluff 0-2, Ringgold 4-1 (series tied 1-1) 
North Hall Hall 8-1, Coahulla Creek 1-2 (series tied 1-1)
Westminster 7-0, Jefferson 1-8 (series tied 1-1) 

Class 2A
Bremen 11-9, Union County 3-2 (Bremen wins series 2-0)
Callaway 8-11, Banks County 6-1 (Callaway wins series 2-0)

Class A Private (uses Power Rankings to seed)
Lakeview Academy (No. 4) has a first-round bye

 

GHSA Soccer playoffs, first round
WEDNESDAY'S SCORES (April 24) 

Class 5A
Johnson boys 6, Arabia Mountain 0 

Class 3A
Jefferson boys 2, Stone Mountain 0 
Lovett boys 2, East Jackson 0
East Hall boys 3, North Murray 2
Calhoun boys 4, Dawson County 2 

Class A Private
Whitefield Academy boys 6, Riverside Military 2

Class A Public
Morris Innovative 3 boys, Towns County 1

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