Prep Roundup: Lady Vols pick up 6th straight victory
KINGMAN – It’s no secret that early season victories don’t count toward a section title, but that doesn’t take anything away from a squad starting off the year undefeated.
That is the case for the Lee Williams High School girls tennis team as it notched its sixth straight win Thursday in a 9-0 sweep of Raymond S. Kellis, which is even impressive because it was the Lady Vols’ fifth consecutive sweep of the year.
Lee Williams has yet to show any signs of stopping and freshman Macie Wilson lead the way at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-1 victory over Precious Lopez.
Lady Vols junior Paige Cody picked up a win over Jennifer Tran by the exact same scores at No. 2 singles, while Lee Williams’ No. 3 Faith Nielsen knocked off Alexia Carpina 6-1, 6-2.
Gabriela Villar bested fellow senior Bernadette Carpina at No. 4 by scores of 6-0, 6-2, followed by Lee Williams junior Arden Schickner knocking off Sowina Kuy (6-2, 6-0). Lady Vols senior Kaylee Morley rounded out the singles action with a 6-0, 6-1 victory oer Lauren Calderon.
Lee Williams (6-0) travels to Desert Edge (1-4) at 3:45 p.m. Thursday.
At Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, Jake Scott shot a 4-over 40 to take first place Thursday but the Kingman Academy High School golf team couldn’t capitalize as it finished second with a 47-over 191.
Northland Prep won the match with a 31-over 175.
Ethan Fancher finished tied for fifth after shooting a 10-over 46 for the Tigers, followed by Lance Stutzman in seventh (11-over 47), Ashlee Steed in eighth (15-over 51) and Teagan Mosby and Amanda Villeso in a tie for 10th at 18-over 54.
Academy opened its season Thursday, March 7 with a first-place finish at Wickenburg. The Tigers beat the host Wranglers by 16 strokes, with Scott, Steed and Fancher finishing first, second and third, respectively.
Up next for Academy is a trip to River Valley Tuesday to face Bagdad and the host Dust Devils.
Lee Williams 4, Bradshaw 1
At Bradshaw Mountain, the Volunteers picked up their second region win of the year Friday afternoon with a 4-1 victory against the Bears.
Matt Bathauer tossed a complete-game three hitter with 10 strikeouts and three walks, while Garrett Diem provided run support with two hits and two RBI.
Addis Guzman also drove in two runs as seven Vols tallied a hit in the game.
Lee Williams did fall behind 1-0 after the third inning, but responded with two runs in the top of the sixth and seventh to get the win.
The Vols (3-0, 2-0 4A Grand Canyon Region) host Bradshaw (2-4, 0-3) at 1:45 p.m. Thursday.