SAND HILLS — Curstin Taylor struck out nine and allowed five hits in her first start of the season as Rutherford downed Bozeman 13-3 Thursday in high school softball.
Rutherford, 6-1, won its fourth straight as Taylor added two doubles and an RBI in a game limited to six innings by the run rule. Micah Pledger had two doubles, Kayla Whitaker three singles and Abbie Barron two singles and two RBIs for the Rams.
Becca Hall had two singles for the Bucks.
Rutherford hosts Mosley on Monday.
Port St. Joe 11, Blountstown 1
PORT ST. JOE — Stephanie Brinkmeier pitched a one-hitter in the five-inning triumph. Haley Wood was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Tiger Sharks. Addison Rice was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Port St. Joe, 2-1, hosts South Walton tonight.
Franklin County 13, Wewahitchka 0
WEWAHITCHKA — Skyler Hutchinson pitched a one-hitter in a game shortened to six innings. Rashard Ranie had the lone hit for the Gators, 1-3, who host Port St. Joe tonight.
Chase Golden led Franklin County, 1-2, going 2 for 4 with four RBIs. Alex Causey was 2 for 4 with two RBIs.
Blountstown 15, Altha 3
BLOUNTSTOWN — Colby Mullins got the win with two innings of hitless relief in the game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule. Tootie Wood had a home run and two walks, Branon Purvis had a hit and walked twice and Mullins was 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
The Tigers, 4-0, play at Liberty County tonight.
Arnold 5, North Bay Haven 4
PANAMA CITY BEACH — Trent Miller pitched a complete game for North Bay Haven with six strikeouts while giving up no earned runs. Levi Kirk was 2 for 3 for the Buccaneers (3-3), who host Port St. Joe on Tuesday.
Bay 4-3, Rutherford 3-4
SPRINGFIELD — Host Rutherford and Bay played competitive matches in District 1-2A. Bay girls are 2-1 in the district and the boys 3-0. Bay is at Arnold on Tuesday.
Results, Rutherford players listed first:
Bay 4, Rutherford 3
Singles — No. 1: Patrick Robinson def. Lucas Dykes 6-2, 6-0, No. 2: Chris Walters def. by Matt Bruhn 7-5, 4-6, 10-7, No. 3: Joshua Baker def. by Corey Joseph 8-2, No. 4: Alan Negron-Gorchov def. Christian Wilkins 8-6, No. 5: Justin Li def. by Zack Boone 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (7-4), 10-8.
Doubles — No. 1: Robinson-Walters def. Dykes-Wilkins 8-4, No. 2: Negron-Gorchov-Baker def. by Bruhn-Joseph 8-3.
Rutherford 4, Bay 3
Singles — No. 1: Olivia Meadows def. by Chloe Harris 6-3, 2-6, 10-8, No. 2: Stephanie Powers def. by Marley Peters 6-4, 6-1, No. 3: Sana Malik def. Mary Higby 6-0, 6-1, No. 4: Taylor Laue def. Elizabeth Allen 6-2, 6-4, No. 5: Alex Moore def. Candace Blount 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles — No. 1: Meadows-Powers def. by Harris-Peters 8-6, No. 2: Malik-Laue def. Higby-Allen 8-3.
Mosley 5-7, North Bay Haven 2-0
LYNN HAVEN — Mosley’s girls claimed a 5-2 victory and the Dolphins’ boys triumphed 7-0 against the visiting Bucs.
Orlando Lake Highland Prep 67, Boca Raton St. Andrew’s 50
LAKELAND— Joel Berry scored 21 points to lead Orlando Lake Highland Prep to the boys Class 4A state basketball championship.
Berry, who has committed to North Carolina, did not have his best shooting game, going 6 for 16 from the floor. But he hit key free throws down the stretch to keep St. Andrew’s from getting any closer than 13 points in the second half.
Lake Highland Prep (24-5) received major contributions from Denzel Davis (16 points) and B.J. Simpson (15 points) to take a commanding 40-25 halftime lead.
Saint Andrew’s (24-4) committed 21 turnovers. It also struggled getting to the free-throw line taking five shots compared to 25 for the Highlanders. Jovan Lawson led Saint Andrew’s with 19 points and six rebounds. — AP
JacksonvilleProvidence 62, Coral Springs Christian 56.
LAKELAND— Grayson Allen scored 31 points to lead Jacksonville Providence to the Class 3A title. Allen, considered one of the nation’s Top 10 shooting guard prospects, came alive in the second quarter with 10 points and keyed an 11-2 run to give Providence a 29-24 halftime lead.
Providence(31-1) continued to roll behind Allen, who scored 12 of the Stallions’ 16 points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 45-32. Coral Springs Christian (29-4) trimed the deficit to 59-52 when Brandon Spencer made a 3-pointer. Allen hit 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch.
Rutherford 4-7, WFT 3-0
PENSACOLA — Rutherford won both doubles matches to edge host West Florida Tech in the boys match and the Rams’ girls swept in a District 1-5A match.
Results, Rutherford players listed first:
Rutherford 4, WFT 3
Singles — No. 1: Patrick Robinson def. Tripp Custer 8-1, No. 2: Dev Nanji def. by Robert Vinson 8-3, No. 3: Chris Walters def. Caleb Ward 8-1, No. 4: Joshua Baker def. by Nick Bergosh 8-1, No. 5: Alan Negron-Gorchov def. by Chris Bonanno 10-7.
Doubles — No. 1: Robinson-Nanji def. Custer-Vinson 10-8, No. 2: Walters-Baker def. Ward-Bergosh 8-5.
Singles — No. 1: Olivia Meadows def. Ashley Barham 8-0, No. 2: Stephanie Powers def. Deanna Genung 8-0, No. 3: Taylor Laue def.s Emily Shanahan 8-2, No. 4: Alex Moore def. Mary Tomlinson 8-0, No. 5: Amber Lloyd def.s Amy Murphy 8-6.
Doubles — No. 1: Meadows-Powers def. Barham-Genung 8-0, No. 2: Laue-Moore def. Tomlinson-Shanahan 8-2.