News and Updates from the Golden Lion Student-Athletes

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Last week saw the Golden Lions in action in all but one spring sport.  Girls' soccer dropped to the second spot in the Score Atlanta AAAAA state poll, while the boys' soccer team remains in the No. 3 spot.  Girls' lacrosse continues to hold in the No. 10 spot in the Score Atlanta state poll for A-5A teams.  

Baseball took three of four games since last week as it moved above the .500-mark with a 6-5 record and 1-0 in Region 5-AAAAA play.  The Golden Lions knocked off Norcross 8-1 before dropping a 3-2 decision to North Gwinnett.  On Friday, Finn Shaw lined a walk-off single as St. Pius X knocked off 4A No. 1 North Oconee, 5-4.  Agyei Quinichett threw the first no-hitter since 2007, striking out 10 batters in a 12-0 win over Southwest DeKalb to open region play Monday.  The club hosts Southwest DeKalb Wednesday and M. L. King on Friday, before traveling to MLK on Monday.

Boys' lacrosse took both matches last week, with wins over Grayson and Southwest DeKalb.  The Golden Lions (6-2) were led in the both matches by Casey Ver Meulen's 11 Goals and four assists for 15 points.  Ryan Renno added five goals and four assists, while Owen Almassy posted four goals and four assists.  St. Pius X travels to Woodward on Wednesday before hosting Baylor on Saturday and Chamblee on Monday.

Girls' lacrosse defeated Grady 14-11 and Chamblee 21-6 to even its record at 3-3.  Mary Parker Lynch and Clara Hoge each scored five goals in the win over Chamblee.  Lynch added three goals in the Grady win, while Molly Palumbo added two goals in the win over the Knights.  The Golden Lions will travel to Union Grove on Thursday night.

Track & Field boys and girls posted second place finishes in their home meet last Thursday.  The shuttle hurdle relay team of Elizabeth Heim, Zoe Kling, Liza Love and Maddie Miller set a new school record at the meet.  Kling took first place in the 300m hurdles and Charlotte Hodge won the pole vault event.  The boys saw wins by Austin Kalbas (800m), Dominic Noel (1600m), Bailey Gilbert (pole vault) and Matthew McElfresh (shotput) in the meet.

At the Longhorn Stampede, Grace Von Biberstein took first in the 1600m run, while Hannah Schemmel won the 3200m.  Hodge placed first in the pole vault.  Both teams are back in action on Wednesday hosting Woodward.

Girls' tennis dropped both matches last week by identical 3-2 scores to Grady and Decatur.  The ladies hit the road at MLK today, hosts Northview on Thursday before traveling to LaGrange for the LaGrange Invitational this weekend.

Boys' tennis took both matches against Grady and Decatur.  Reid Bissell, Hudson Feldman both recorded two singles wins, while Julian Fernandez took one singles match.  The doubles teams of Colton Kettering and Grant Ligon and Brendan Sheehan and Philipp Alting won both matches.  The team travels to MLK today, hosts Northview on Thursday before traveling to LaGrange for the LaGrange Invitational this weekend.

The boys' golf team won the Ironman Kickoff for the second year in a row in Statesboro.  The Golden Lions carded a 296, outpacing fellow competitors Etowah and Carrollton.  Shaun Cook and Liam Murphey teamed to shoot a 70 in the morning's best ball competition, while Liam Tice and Patrick McDonald carded a 75 in the alternate shot format in the afternoon.  The team will participate in the Larry Nelson Invitational on Monday at Atlanta Country Club in Marietta.

Girls' golf traveled to Jekyll Island for the Red Terror Pairs Scramble.  Lily Osterloh and Neve Thanner shot a 77 to finish tied for sixth at the event.  The team of Katy Hanson and Addy Karalexis posted an 82 on the day.  The ladies next hit the links at the Gwinnett Open on Saturday, March 20.

Girls' soccer dropped to 7-1 with a 6-0 loss to 7A No. 1 West Forsyth in its lone match of the week.  The Golden Lions return to region play tonight as they host Lithonia and travel to Decatur on Friday afternoon.

Boys' soccer was idle last week, and will travel to Decatur Friday night at 7:30 p.m.