Roundup: TKA golf beats Gatlinburg-Pittman
Gatlinburg-Pittman’s Andrew Fugate shot 39 but The King’s Academy got four scores in the 40s to beat the Highlanders, 183-191, at Gatlinburg Golf Course on Tuesday.
Josh Keller and Ethan Gantte each shot 44 on the par-37 front nine for the Lions. Eli Davis had a 46 and Tyler Pitney finished with a 49.
The Highlanders got a 47 from Connor Sise and a 49 from Curtis Green. Terry King shot 55.
“We’re looking for some improvement,” said G-P coach James Risser. “We’ve just got to get out of the 50s and back into the 40s.”
The Highlanders’ Lexi Bales shot 50 as the lone girl in the match.
Seymour sweeps Morristown West
SEYMOUR — The Eagles had another strong day on their home course, getting three boys to card scores in the 30s.
Wesley Jones’ 35 led Seymour to a 154-184 win over the Trojans. Eli Jenkins and Peyton Pressley each shot 38 while Trey Myrick fired a 43.
Katelyn Witucki’s 39 led the Eagle girls to an 86-102 win. Shelby Stinnett shot 47.
Tigers fall at Carter
STRAWBERRY PLAINS — Tyler Bohanan shot even-par 36 for Pigeon Forge (189) in a loss to Alcoa (156), STEM (157) and Carter (158).
“(Bohanan’s) short game was really good today,” said Tigers coach Mitchell Whaley. “He putted well and he chipped well.”
Gatlinburg-Pittman 6, Union County 0
GATLINBURG — The Highlanders opened with a resounding shutout.
Madison Thomas (3) and Mack Yaksic (2) — formerly defenders – scored five of the six goals for new-look G-P. Abigail Galiano had the final tally. Sydney Perry earned the shutout in goal during a game where the Highlanders outshot their guests 32-1.
Halls 2, Sevier County 1
KNOXVILLE — Sevier County fell behind 2-0 before Kezley Anderson’s goal off a Savannah Stair assist pulled the Bearettes within one.
The guests couldn’t get the equalizer they needed, though. Sevier County coach Tim Bohanan said Emily Lavoie kept her team within striking distance with a standout performance in her debut at goalkeeper.
TKA 10, Cosby 2
COSBY — The Lions offense was on fire on opening night thanks to three goals each from Taylor Sparks and Caitlin Halle.
Lauren Dougherty scored twice while Amy Mobley and Keelie Whitaker had a goal each. TKA led 6-2 at the half but coach Jeff Monckton still wasn’t happy until a 4-0 second period.
“The second half was us,” he said. “Everybody started communicating. They started to trust each other to do each other’s job. They ended up picking their tempo up very high the way I wanted it to be.”
Jefferson County 3, Sevier County 0
SEVIERVILLE — The Bearettes couldn’t recover after losing the first two games by a combined four points in a 25-23, 26-24, 25-16 loss.
“They would get ahead of us and then we’d get on a little run and pull it close,” said Sevier County coach Jaimee Benjamin. “We couldn’t get enough to ever get ahead of them. By the third game I could see it on my girls’ faces. I think my girls really got down on themselves.”
Whitney Henrickson led the Bearettes with two kills, five blocks and three digs.