Chattahoochee’s Claudia Coco broke Georgia’s individual all-time career digs record Thursday in a match against McIntosh. Lindsey Weider of Dacula set the original record at 1,930 (2003-06), but Coco, who committed to Tennessee, needed only eight games into her senior season to break it. Coco had 702 digs last season.
The Cougars edged McIntosh and held off Marist in straight sets. Coco and the Cougars face St. Pius and Cambridge on Thursday after Tuesday’s 2-1 victory against Woodward Academy and a 2-0 loss to Class AAAA power, Columbus.
More volleyball: No. 3 North Cobb played without outside hitter Savanna Gonzalez, and Class AAAAA No. 4 Pope was without injured setter Morgan Dees when the teams met Tuesday. The Warriors edged Pope in three sets. The third game of the tri-match featured AAAAAA No. 6 Johns Creek, and the Gladiators beat both teams in straight sets. North Cobb improved to 10-4. Johns Creek’s next test is at AAAAAA No. 1-ranked Walton in a best-of-five match Tuesday. … AAAAA No. 10 Riverwood held set point over Lassiter at 24-22 on Tuesday, but the Trojans scored four consecutive points that ended with a Libby Bochniak kill. Lassiter improved to 12-2 and faces Pope and Class A No. 4 Walker on Thursday. … Impressive individual performances have come from underclassmen this season. East Coweta junior Jessica Bartholomew has registered 115 kills in her first 24 sets, and Harrison junior Caroline Ostman has 126 kills in her first 30. The spikers face each other Wednesday night at Harrison in their tri-match with Woodstock. Ostman’s junior teammate, Madison Bright, has 154 assists this season, and East Coweta senior Sydney Mauer has 222 assists with a 9.4 per set average. … Blessed Trinity moved to No. 1 in Class AAA after sweeps of Starr’s Mill, North Gwinnett, Norcross and Sandy Creek. The Titans remain perfect at 15-0 and will host a trio of Tennessee schools Friday in the Choo Choo Classic in Chattanooga.
Softball: Wesleyan’s star center fielder and pitcher Landyn Duley, a senior who committed to Georgia, helped lead the Wolves (4-4) to an appearance in the state championship game last fall. On Monday, Duley supplied some of the firepower in the Wolves’ 13-1 victory against St. Pius by hitting a home run. Wesleyan, the Class AA state runner-up last year, is ranked No. 2 in its classification. … In a battle between two of the state’s top softball powerhouses, the Buford Wolves beat the Allatoona Buccaneers 8-0 on Monday. Junior Tessa Daniels pitched a complete game to improve to 4-0. Daniels gave up one hit and one walk and struck out five. Daniels also scored two runs, but Wesleyan’s offensive star was Noah Sudderth. Sudderth went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. The Wolves improved to 8-0 and are ranked No. 1 in AAA.
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