FORT WALTON BEACH — Mosley heavyweight Jeff Hall placed third in the District 1-2A boys weightlifting meet on Friday and gave himself a chance to advance to the upcoming state meet.
Hall finished third in his division with personal bests in both the bench press (370 pounds) and the clean and jerk (280). It also was his best overall total for the year (650).
Hall’s third place made him eligible for a possible invitation to the state meet on April 26. The district champion automatically advanced, and the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers go into a statewide pool with the next 10 highest totals in each weight class also qualifying.
Arnold15, Liberty County 0
PANAMA CITYBEACH — Sarah Robertson was 2 for 3 with her ninth home run of the season and drove in five to key a rout that ended in three innings due to the run rule. Leah Johnson was 2 for 3 with a double and inside-the-park homer, Miranda Smith 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Emily Sowell was the winning pitcher with four strikeouts for the Marlins (17-7), who open the district tournament next week.
Blountstown 13, Malone 3
BLOUNTSTOWN — Jordan Herndon and Khirtsen White each had two hits and doubles and Jenny Snowden scored three runs for Blountstown in a five-inning run-rule win. Taylor Gutierrez also had two hits and Lana Wood nine strikeouts in the victory for the Tigers (9-16), who open with Cottondale in the District 2-1A tournament in Wewahitchka on Monday.
Bozeman9, Port St. Joe 0
PORT ST. JOE— Alec Aleywine gave up one hit and had seven strikeouts in five innings for the win. Aleywine had a two-run double, Nicky Agosto was 2 for 4 and pitched the final two innings, Reed Ruddick was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Brandon Suttles added an RBI double for the Bucks (17-5, 9-1 District 4-1A), who host Mosley on Tuesday.
Choctawhatchee 4, Rutherford 1
SPRINGFIELD— Choctawhatchee scored three runs in the top of the eighth against losing pitcher Joe Ernst. Rutherford was held to two hits, a single by Jacquez Koonce and a double by Dakota McWilliams, on a night the team was without its seniors due to a class trip. Koonce scored in the first to give the Rams a 1-0 lead. Logan Gildea started for Rutherford and lasted four innings with three strikeouts and four walks.
Rutherford(18-4, 7-3 District 1-5A) are at Marianna on Thursday.
Gulf Breeze 7, Bay 2
PANAMA CITY— Christian Brogdon and Garrett Whittle each had hits and Sean Nguyen was the losing pitcher for the Tornadoes (9-13, 2-8 District 1-5A), who are at Liberty County on Monday.
Blountstown 4, Altha 1
BLOUNTSTOWN— Tyreek Sumner was 2 for 3 and Colby Mullins and Derek Eberly each had a hit for Blountstown. Dylan Lee pitched a two-hitter for the Tigers (15-7), who are at Tallahassee Maclay on Monday.
Bay 6, Gulf Breeze 5
PANAMA CITY — Mason Fox had a hit and an RBI, Marquez Oates had a hit, RBI and scored twice and Avery Thomas was the winning pitcher in relief for the Tornadoes, who finished the season at 12-5.
Bay 6, Bozeman 5
SAND HILLS — Winning pitcher Jelly Mathes had six strikeouts for Bay and Taylor Beason was 3-5 with a double. Mackenzie Wolffer was 2-5, Sierra Dinkins 1-2, Kelsey Reed 1-4 with a double, Rosalie Smith 1-4, Summer Davis 1-2 and Mathes 1-5.
Bay 7, Port St. Joe 0
PANAMA CITY — Tristen Ragen tossed a complete game and Andrew Brooks was 2 for 2 and Marcus Kinsey 2 for 4 for the Tornadoes.
Chipley 3, South Walton 1
CHIPLEY — Logan Justice pitched six shutout innings and Colby Wiggins got the save. DJ Oliver had a double and Daniel Floyd an RBI single for the Tigers.
Chipley’s next game is a district encounter at Northview.
LibertyCounty9, South Walton 4
SANTA ROSABEACH — Noah Davis had a solo home run and Hunter Jacobs and Micah McCaskill each knocked in two runs for Liberty County. Davis went six innings for the win for the Bulldogs, 9-11.
PANAMA CITYBEACH — Choctawhatchee finished first as a team in the meet advancing lifters to the state finals on April 26.
Team totals and results by weight class:
Team: 1. Choctawhatchee 47, 2. Vernon 40, 3. Arnold 39, 4. North Bay Haven 21, 5. West Florida 19, 6. Bay 15, 7. Marianna 10, 8. Bozeman 7, 9. Baker 6, 10. Jay 4, 11. Graceville 3, 11. Chipley 3, 12. Gulf Breeze 2.
119: 1. Ojeda C 185-175-360, 2. Elder C 185-165-350, 3. Silas NBH 160-155-315, 4. Stayer B 150-155-305.
129: 1. Collins NBH 220-205 425, 2. Stark WF 215-200-415, 3. Scott C 225-175-400, 4. Sanguyo Bak 175-185-360.
139: 1. Malloy V 250-215-465, 2. Rothrock C 195-245-440, 3. Poley J 210-205-415, 4. Weisner V 215-170-385.
154: 1. Forte C 300-280-580, 2. Acherman NBH 290-260-550, 3.. Benedik A 260-245-505, 4. McKinnie Chi 280-220-500.
169: 1. Sanders WF 320-260-580, 2. Lindsey M 305-255-560, 3. Malloy V 315-235-550, 4. Crowson Bak 295-245-540.
183: 1. Padgett V 365-275-640, 2. Riley A 320-270-590, 3. Madden C 310-260-570, 4. Thomas Bak 320-235-555.
199: 1. Sipe A 385-290-675, 2. Beauford WF 325-275-600, Moore A 325-250-575, 4. Jensen NBH 305-215-520.
219: 1. Anderson A 375-275-650, 2. Whisman C 310-290-600, 3. Peterson V 305-280-585, 4. Darrius Peterson V 260-285-545.
238: 1. Stephens V 295-280-575, 2. Do.Batiste A 315-260-575, 3. Peters C 285-275-560, 4. Baker M 305-230-535.
Hwt.: 1. Rosa Bz 390-260-650, 2. Sain B 345-285-630, 3. Cunningham C 325-285-610, 4. Dohrewend G 355-250-605.