Red Bank senior softball player Hailey Hanks hit a grand slam, and Bailey Phillips also homered and drove in three runs to help spark an 11-8 comeback victory for the Lady Lions over Chattanooga Christian School in Friday's Red Bank Invitational.
Zoe Helms drove in two runs and Lexie Wright doubled twice for the Lady Lions, who went ahead with a nine-run third inning. For CCS, Madison Vandergriff went 3-for-3 and hit two home runs, and Hannah Blevins also homered.
Taylor Bono had a triple as Red Bank beat Bledsoe County 3-0 on Friday, and Phillips had 12 strikeouts and allowed three hits in five innings. Phillips has struck out 153 batters and hit seven homers this season.
Boyd Buchanan 17, Van Buren County 9: Boyd Buchanan's Kiley Elliott struck out 11 in four innings of relief, and the freshman also went 4-for-5 with two homers, a double and six RBIs. Izzy Messer, who hit for the cycle, also went 4-for-5 and drove in six runs for the Lady Buccaneers.
Central 17, Northwest Whitfield 15: The Bruins jumped out to a 10-2 lead but allowed 14 runs over the last four innings as the Purple Pounders rallied to win Friday. Aiden Hosford went 4-for-5 and scored four times while driving in three runs for Northwest, which also received notable contributions from Keaton McQuaig (3-for-4, four runs), Cade Fisher (two doubles, two RBIs) and Daiman Banta (three RBIs).
SWIMMING & DIVING
Baylor's boys' and girls' teams jumped off to impressive starts in the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association state meets Saturday. The Red Raiders' 169 team points led McCallie's 136 after the first 12 events, while the Lady Red Raiders (138) were at the top of the standings above Maryville (113) going into Sunday's final events.
TRACK & FIELD
McCallie and GPS dominated to win team titles at the CCS FastBreak Invite on Friday. In boys' competition, the Blue Tornado scored 197 points, followed by the host Chargers (69), Brainerd (68) and Baylor and Ooltewah, which tied for fourth place with 66 points. In girls' competition, the Bruisers scored 180 points, with Baylor (127), Cleveland (102.5) and Signal Mountain (99.5) completing the top four.
Winners for each boys' and girls' event:
100-meter dash — JaMichael McGoy, Boyd Buchanan (11.04 seconds); Janay Ryan, Cleveland (12.51).
200 — Talijah Witt, Brainerd (22.65); Antiya McAlister, Christian Academy of Knoxville (26.33).
400 — Keon Wheeler, Brainerd (51.40), Brainerd; Ryan, Cleveland (58.66).
800 — Carson Turner, CCS (1 minute, 57 seconds); Katilee Croft, Soddy-Daisy (2:24).
1600 — Ryan Lovelace, Cleveland (4:18); Leah Boyd, CSTHEA (5:09).
3200 — Jack Cottrell, CCS (9:32); Jane Eiselstein, GPS (11:41).
110 hurdles — Skyy Craig, Walker Valley (14.64); Evie Culbreath, Baylor (15.00).
300 hurdles — Michael May, McCallie (40.63); Emily Kreek, GPS (46.28).
4x100 relay — Ooltewah (44.03); Cleveland (49.07).
4x200 — Ooltewah (1:32); Baylor (1:48).
4x400 — Brainerd (3:34); Cleveland (4:10).
4x800 — McCallie (8:33); GPS (10:35).
Shot put — Evan Smith, McCallie (45 feet, 10 inches); Louisa Bohner, GPS (37-6).
Discus — Smith, McCallie (152-1); Olivia Koontz, Signal Mountain (100-5).
High jump — AJ Wallace, CCS (5-8); Kennedy Ball, GPS (4-10).
Pole vault — Jack Braman, McCallie (14-0); Nicola van der Merwe, GPS (10-6).
Long jump — Eric Rivers, McCallie (22-1); Hayden Wise, GPS (14-9).
Triple jump — Rivers, McCallie (42-6); Kara Wilson, Signal Mountain (34-11).