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LEADS: Young Heritage tennis pick

seeks more up wins against Alcoa
The Heritage tennis boys HERITAGE 8, Alcoa 1
he took the mound for Wil- and girls defeated Alcoa on a GIRLS
liam Blount (6-3, 0-2). The windy Wednesday afternoon HERITAGE 7, Alcoa 2
pitcher struck out the first at Heritage High School.
two Heritage batters and On the boys side, Heritage the last five sets to get the
got the third to line out edged out the Tornadoes 8-1 win over Fleming and Jenna
to short, but his fortunes and the Lady Mountaineers Bracket, 8-5.
changed in the second. picked up a 7-2 win over their “We just communicated
Morton walked the first Blount County rival. really well and Gabby was
two batters and the Heri- “We did well,” Heritage really good as well and
tage bats found a rhythm. coach Paul Puckett told the most of my balls were in,”
Jacob Goble and Cory Kaun Daily Times. “We played Valasquez said.
laced a pair of singles, with a lot more confident, they Madison Davis and Sara
Kaun driving in the first run weren’t tentative.” Swafford won their doubles
of the game, before Spen- On the top court for the matchup against Olivia Tur-
cer Williams and Kameron boys, Damian Sanchez took byfell and Isabel Boyd, lead-
Johnson brought home a an 8-3 victory. Teammates ing to two wins on the day
pair of runs each. Elijah Hearon, Cody Gore- for Davis and Swafford.
DJ Cooper capped off nflo, Joseph Wheeler and “I am very happy about it,”
the inning with a hard-hit SCOTT KELLER | THE DAILY TIMES Ethan Hathcock all followed Davis said. “I feel like I have
ball to bring the sixth run WILLIAM BLOUNT’S SHANNON MARTIN in the girls one seed singles match Wednesday night at suit with victories on courts improved a lot over the years
home and put the Moun- William Blount. two through five. and I am very happy with
taineers in control before “The wind affected me myself and how I performed

COURTS: WB faces Bearden today at home

Justin Young went to Reid a little bit, but we practice today.”
Scarborough, who came in here everyday, so i’m kind Alcoa will travel to play
and settled down the Govs. of used to it by now,” Hath- Pigeon Forge on Thursday.
Scarborough combined cock told the Daily Times. Heritage’s next match will be
with Wells and Will Combs FROM 1B With the boys score tied BOYS “We have the most courts on April 3rd at home against
to close out the game, giv- up at 4-4 and only the No. 6 WILLIAM BLOUNT 5, HVA 4 on our campus in our dis- Knox West.
ing up one run on two hits In singles, Martin got singles match left to decide Singles trict and in the Knoxville BOYS
over the next five innings. a 8-2 win at No. 1. Syd- it, Autry came up clutch as No. 1 Clay Waite (HVA) def. Isaac Macon 8-5 area. A lot of teams like to
“They were phenomenal,” ney Cruze won 8-6 as the he beat Dawson Hardesty No. 2 Eli Macon (WB) def. come here because we can HERITAGE 8, ALCOA 1
Niketas Harrison 8-2
Young said. “Reid came in fourth seed and Kend- 8-3 giving William Blount No. 3 Ryan Henning (WB) def.
get all the matches in and Singles
Damian Sanchez (H) def. Sam Gregg 8-3
and got out of the jam in the all Jones won 8-6 as the the win on the boys side. Preston Young 8-4 get done earlier.” Ethan Hathcock (H) def. Robinson Walsh 8-3
second inning and finished fifth seed. “Hunter at number six No. 4 James Lea-Miranda (HVA) def. Adam Siegler was respon- Elijah Hearon (H) def. Leo Velasquez 8-4
Tommy Bond 8-3
the third and the fourth for Rinicker got the win at got the win so we won the sible for the only singles win Cody Gorenflo (H) def. Philip Tyler 8-4
No. 5 Josh Long (WB) def. Joseph Wheeler (H) def. Jesse Ford 8-5
us before Carson was able No. 6 with an 8-3 victory match,” Petty said. “I was Jackson Attebury 8-3 for Alcoa, in a hard fought, Adam Seigler (A) def. Riley Panish 8-7 (Tie
to throw the fifth and sixth. over Abbey Lerner. proud all around. I love No. 6 Hunter Autry (WB) def. back and forth tie breaker Breaker)
They did what we needed “They played well,” Pet- that they come out here Dawson Hardesty 8-3 match, winning 8-7. Siegler Doubles
them to do which was put ty said of the girls. “Har- and they play their heart No. 1 Waite/Harrison (HVA) def.
put the game away with good Morgan Chipperfield/Hathcock (H) def.
Walsh/Tyler 8-5
up some zeroes. din Valley is a good team. out every time.” I. Macon/E. Macon 9-7 returns that caused the last Sanchez/Hearon (H) def. Velasquez/Ford 8-3
“Isaac is our man on the We match up well with With a 2-1 deficit enter- No. 2 Young/Artem Smith (HVA) def. couple of balls back from Landon Davis/Gorenflo def. Seigler/Chris-
mound, but that inning them. I was really proud ing the singles matches, Henning/Tommy Bond 8-2
Riley Panish to sail past tina Gornto 8-1
No. 3 Long/Autry (WB) def.
started with back-to-back of each court. We played WB had to win four of the Attebury/Hardesty 8-3 the back line. “I’m exhaust- GIRLS
walks, and then Heritage well and fought hard. I six singles to win the team ed,” Siegler said. “Riley is
did a great job of hitting can’t complain.” match. an excellent player, he was
fastballs. When they got the Petty liked what she saw Besides Autry’s clincher, WILLIAM BLOUNT 6, HVA 3 a good challenge and i’m Landrie Fleming (H) def. Adrea Valasquez 8-6
two walks they followed from Martin in the No. 1 Eli Macon got the win at Singles proud of playing that match.” Jenna Bracket (H) def. Laurel Long 8-3
that with several hits and spot. No. 2 singles with a com- No. 1 Shannon Martin (WB) def. On the girls side, Heri- Madison Davis (H) def. Gabby Huggler 8-5
Alexis Grant 8-2
you just can’t come back “She played well,” Petty fortable 8-2 margin. No. 2 Meriah Senogles (HVA) def.
tage’s usual No. 1, Caroline Veronica York (H) def. Olivia Turbyfell 8-2
Sara Swafford (H) def. Isabel Boyd 8-2
from a six-run inning.” said about Martin. “She “He has been playing Katie Jordan 9-8 Leoella, was absent, so all Allison England (H) def. Brianna Kuchinic 8-2
While the Govs mustered had a good opponent. She really well,” Petty said. No. 3 Savana Joyeuse (HVA) def. the girls played up a seed. All Doubles
just three hits of Braden, came out and took care of “Eli brought it today. He Kira Martinek 8-0 six singles matchups were Valasquez/Huggler (A) def. Fleming/Brack-
No. 4 Sydney Cruze (WB) def.
they were able to square business.” was ready.” Brooklyn Caballero 8-6 won by Heritage. The top et 8-5
Davis/Swafford (H) def. Turbyfell/Boyd 8-5
a few balls up that ended The boys were in a 2-1 Ryan Henning took care No. 5 Kendall Jones (WB) def. court ended with Landrie Long/Kuchinic (A) def. Sydney Millsap/Eng-
up in the glove of a Moun- hole after the three dou- of business at No. 3 with Sarah Stirewalt 8-6 Fleming coming out on top land 6-3
No. 6 Mattey Rinicker (WB) def.
taineer defender. Going for- bles matches, as Josh Long an 8-4 win and Josh Long over Adrea Valasquez with

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Abbey Lerner 8-3
ward, Young simply wants and Hunter Autry picked won as the five seed with Doubles a close 8-6 score.
to see more discipline from up the lone doubles win an 8-3 victory. No. 1 Martin/Jordan (WB) def. The Alcoa girls came out
his team at the plate. for William Blount by tak- William Blount plays Senogles/Joyeuse 9-7 on top with two out of three
No. 2 Grant/Caballero (HVA) def.

“Right now we’re a very ing down Jackson Atte- again today at home Martinek/Cruze 8-2
doubles wins. Valasquez
undisciplined offense and bury and Dawson Hard- against Bearden with a No. 3 Rinicker/Lily Bookout (WB) def. paired up with Gabby Hug-
that’s what I told our guys,” esty 8-3. 4:15 p.m. start time. Stirewalt/Lerner 9-8 gler, winning four out of
Young said.


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