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Atlanta tennis players faced some difficult competition last Friday at the Atlanta Varsity Tennis Tournament. 
The Rabbits were able to bring home a few trophies with John Franklin and Bobby Sprayberry taking first in boys’ doubles consolation, Haley Williams and Faith Hammonds got first in girls’ doubles consolation. 
In mixed doubles Gabby Goynes and Jake Carter made it to the semi-finals in the winner’s bracket. 
Sharell Williams also made it to the semi-finals in girls’ singles while Janvi Patel was in the finals in the girls’ singles consolation bracket. 
The Atlanta High School JV tennis team competed in extremely cold weather recently.
Francisco Sanchez and Johnny Duran competed in boys’ singles, Wendi Swearengin and Vanessa Winders played in girls’ singles and girls’ doubles included the teams of Rose King/Blanca Olade, Courtney Alvarez/Kaitlyn Yancy, Alma Christina Mendez/Savannah Yaag, and Marwa Ahmad/Yuri Sanchez. 
Francisco went all the way through the winner’s bracket and took home first place. 
Rose and Blanca won firstst place in girls’ doubles. Courtney and Kaitlyn went to the consolation bracket and had tough matches all the way to the finals and won first consolation 9-7. 
Vanessa made it all the way through the consolation match and lost in the finals. Wendi won her first match and lost her second in a 7-9 match.
The Atlanta JV tennis team did very well at the Atlanta Tournament placing in all events. 
In boys’ singles Francisco Sanchez placed second, in girls’ singles Blanca Olalde finished first battling Rose King who brought home second. 
In girls doubles Marwa Ahmed and Yuri Sanchez brought their first trophy of the season home in second place. 


Girls’ powerlifting wrapped up over the weekend with Queen City’s Alyssa Clements competing at the regional meet in Fairfield. 
Alyssa finished seventh in her very difficult weight class. 
She set personal best in both the squat lifting 350 pounds and deadlift lifting 320 pounds. 
She matched her personal best in bench with a lift of 125 pounds.


Atlanta beat New Boston, 5-2, in dramatic fashion Feb. 27.
The Rabbits were down, 2-0, from the top of the first inning until the top of the seventh when New Boston tacked on two more runs.
The Rabbs scored all five runs in the seventh to nab the walk-off win.
Here is how it went down for the Rabbits.
Max Ebarb walked to open the inning followed by a walk for Luke Anthony.
Cade Rosser hit an infield single and Ebarb was thrown out at third.
Hunter Allen doubled home a run and a couple of batters later Rosser scored on an infield hit.
Andy Samples doubled home two runs to tie the game, and Kade Wood hit a walk-off double scoring Samples for the winning run.
Rosser was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Samples had a double with two ribbies, Allen added an RBI double, Wood hit an RBI double and Ebarb had a double in the contest.
Jake Thompson gave up five hits with eight strikeouts over five innings, and Slayton Holland gave up a couple of hits with four Ks in two innings of work.

Lindale Tournament

Atlanta opened the Lindale tourney with a, 5-3, win over Sulphur Springs.
The Rabbs took a, 3-0, lead into the fourth but Sulphur Springs scored three of its own to knot the score at 3-all.
A two-run seventh sealed the contest for the Rabbits.
Kade Wood was 3-for-4 with an RBI, Andy Samples and Luke Anthony were both 2-for-4, Cade Rosser was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Carson Rich, Jake Thompson and Cade Miller each had a hit in the game with Rich adding an RBI and Max Ebarb added an RBI.
Hunter Allen gave up three hits with two Ks and Slayton Holland struck out five batters in relief.
In the second game Atlanta topped Brookhill, 8-1.
The Rabbs took a, 1-0, lead in the second inning and added seven runs in the fourth.
Jake Thompson had a 2-RBI double, Cade Rosser was 2-for-3 with two ribbies, Kelby Smith had an RBI single, Andy Samples recorded an RBI and both Luke Anthony and Cade Miller added hits.
Max Ebarb went the distance on the mound albeit four innings with four Ks.

Baseball-Queen City

Queen City baseball had a good turn in the Big Sandy Tournament this past weekend.
The Bulldogs overcame a, 4-0, deficit and beat Bishop Gorman, 8-4.
Dylan Scott led things off on the hill for Bulldogs. 
He allowed two hits and four runs over four innings, striking out four.
QC had 11 hits in the game. Josue Rea, Scott, Bradley Norton, Matthew Davenport, and Kade Brooks all collected multiple hits for Bulldogs. 
Brooks, Davenport, Norton, Scott, and Rea each collected two hits to lead Bulldogs.
In the next game the Bulldogs crushed Sulphur Bluff, 10-1.
QC scored a run when Jordan Wiley singled in the first inning and the Bulldogs notched five runs in the second inning. 
QC’s offense in the inning was led by Bradley Norton, Kade Brooks, Wiley, and Hunter Fitts, all driving in runs in the frame.
Easton Fincher got the start on the hill and allowed two hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out two.
QC tallied nine hits on the day. 
Josue Rea and Norton each managed multiple hits for Bulldogs. 
Norton and Rea all had two hits to lead the Bulldogs. 
QC didn’t commit a single error in the field and stole eight bases during the game.
In the final game for the Bulldogs, QC defeated Quitman, 17-0.
Jordan Maxwell got the start on the mound for the Bulldogs, and got the win giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out two.  
Hunter Fitts came in in relief facing three batters, and striking out all three.
Offensively for the Bulldogs, Josue Rea and Matthew Davenport led the way. Rea had two hits, one was a double, and four RBIs and Davenport had two hits, one double, and two RBIs.  

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