Science Hill teams bring home tournament championships

Science Hill’s baseball team captured the District 1-AAA tournament championship at TVA Credit Union Ballpark last week after outlasting Tennessee High in the title games. The Hilltoppers were patient at the plate, drawing 10 walks in addition to one batter being hit by a pitch. Photo by Dawn Lambert, Dawn Lambert Photography

Johnson City has been Title Town as of late as Science Hill teams have brought home a bevy of postseason championships.

Science Hill’s baseball team prevailed over Tennessee High 8-2 in the District 1-AAA title game to earn the school’s 10th district baseball title in the past 13 years. Cole Torbett was the winning pitcher in the championship game and was named MVP of the tournament.

Science Hill’s boys’ soccer team avenged a pair of regular-season losses to win the District 1-AAA tournament championship in Kingsport last week.

On the soccer pitch, an early goal in the District 1-AAA championship match was all the Hilltoppers needed to knock off the top-seeded Indians of Dobyns-Bennett. Hayden Forester scored just over a minute into the match, and Science Hill scored two more goals to salt away a 3-0 victory.

Forester, who was named MVP of the tournament, went on to score another goal to put Science Hill up 2-0 before the half. Another quick score at the start of the second half by Ben Shultz sealed the deal for the Hilltoppers, who avenged a pair of regular-season losses to D-B.

Meanwhile, Science Hill’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both scored regional titles by sweeping past Greeneville. Both teams won the team titles with 4-0 victories.

Om Patel, Daniel Haddadin, Arshaam Kordamiri and Jackson Temple were victories in singles play for the Science Hill boys. Leah McBride, Josi Reid, Lexi Bryant and Armita Kordamiri scored wins for Science Hill’s girls.

The Science Hill girls’ also swept Greeneville to capture a regional championship.
The Science Hill boys’ tennis team swept past Greeneville to win the regional title.

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