Varsity baseball wins big, T&F wins meet


AVONDALE — The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) varsity baseball team earned an 11-0 victory over The Master’s Academy on Friday evening. 

Kagan Boswell pitched a five-inning complete-game shutout, striking out four batters and allowing just five hits. 

At the dish, Brayden Gilling had two knocks, Joseph Chapman had two hits and scored two runs and Jace Gibbon posted three hits and scored two runs. 

The Gryphons return to action on Tuesday at Highland Tech. 

The TJCA track and field team picked up a pair of wins at a meet held at Owen High School last week. Both the boys and girls teams finished first overall. 

First-place finishers include: Rainey Thompson - Girls 100m Hurdles and High Jump, Maddie Connor - Girls 300m Hurdles, Sophie Smart - Girls 800m Run, Keren Hargro - Girls Shot Put, Kaden Fenner - Boys 110m Hurdles, Girls 4x100m Relay Team, Girls 4x200m Relay Team, Girls 4x400m Relay Team, Girls 4x800m Relay Team, Boys 4x100m Relay Team, Boys 4x400m Relay Team, and the Boys 4x800m Relay Team.

Second-place finishers include: Alayna Simmons - Girls 100m Dash and 200m Dash, Kaitlyn Rowe - Girls 400m Dash, Keren Hargro - Girls Discus Throw, Bryce Byrum - Boys 110m Hurdles, Ayden Zuniga - Boys 200m Dash, Kaden Fenner - Boys 300m Hurdles, Carson Gilliam - Boys 800m Run, Michael Ledbetter - Boys 1600m Run, Michael Ledbetter - Boys 3200m Run, Isaac Randolph - Boys Discus Throw, Justin Watkins - Boys Shot Put, Kaden Fenner - Boys High Jump, David Hargro - Boys Long Jump, and the Boys 4x200m Relay Team.

Third-place finishers include: Hattie Hamrick - Girls 300m Hurdles and Long Jump, Maddie Connor - Girls Triple Jump, Jeremy Black - Boys 100m Dash, Caden Farrington - Boys 100m Hurdles, Ethan Heiner - Boys 300m Hurdles, Nathan Halliday - Boys 400m Dash, and David Hargro - Boys Shot Put.