Thomasville wrestlers win NCHSAA 2A Midwest regional crown
Thomasville qualified seven wrestlers for this week’s NCHSAA 2A state championships and secured its second straight 2A Midwest regional title with a dominating performance at Ashe County High School in West Jefferson this weekend.
The Bulldogs won with 166 points, followed by West Wilkes at 119 and North Surry at 91.5.
Three Thomasville wrestlers took regional crowns, including sophomore Evan Makupson at 160 pounds. He posted his 100th career win during the Midwest regionals.
Rayshun Moore won the title at 106 and Hiygee Martin prevailed at 113. Jason Boutsady placed second at 120 with teammate Anthony Briseno second at 195. Keith Clemons (220) and Ashan Butt (126) took this for the Bulldogs. The top four in each weight class advanced to the state championships, which run Thursday-Saturday at the Greensboro Coliseum.
WESTERN NIPS UNCG IN OVERTIME
GREENSBORO — Western Carolina was 7 of 8 from the free throw line in overtime as the Catamounts overcame UNC Greensboro Sunday, 82-77.
Brandon Boggs finished with 25 points to lead the Catamounts (15-12, 8-4 Southern).
UNCG (12-15, 5-7) was led by Kyle Cain’s 19 points.
LADY PHOENIX EXPRESS SETS TRYOUTS FOR HOOPS
The Lady Phoenix Xpress Basketball program will hold an interest meeting Saturday at Glenn High School for players currently in the 6th-11th grades who feel they have the skills to compete at a high level. Lady Phoenix Xpress is coached and directed by former High Point Central Coach, Kenny Carter and his staff. Coach Carter will be conducting an open Skills Session at 1 p.m. followed by a player/parent meeting at 2 p.m.. For more information, contact Coach Kenny Carter at 336-687-1948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAR HEEL WOMEN TRIP WOLFPACK
RALEIGH — Freshman Diamond DeShields scored 27 of her season-high 38 points after halftime to help No. 17 North Carolina beat No. 10 North Carolina State 89-82 on Sunday.
Fellow rookie Allisha Gray scored 15 of her 18 points after halftime in her own big performance for the Tar Heels (20-6, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). The Wolfpack fell to 22-4, 9-3.
MCLEAN, HPCA EDGE DAVIDSON DAY
Joey McLean scored 21 points as High Point Christian Academy’s boys nipped Davidson Day 59-58 on Saturday.
Michael Provenzano added 11 points for the Cougars (21-5, 7-3 PACIS 3A). Malik Wright had eight points.
High Point Christian’s next game is to be determined. The NCISAA 3A boys playoffs will be seeded on Sunday and play begins on Tuesday. The first round is at the better seed on Tuesday. Rounds two and three are at Greensboro Day School on Thursday and Friday. The 3A boys championship is at Forsyth Country Day School on Saturday.
NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN BOYS HOST OAK HILL ON TUESDAY
New Hope Christian Academy boys will host Oak Hill Academy on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Maxpreps ranks Oak Hill as the #17 team in the country. They have North Carolina state commits Caleb & Cody Martin from Davie County.
RAGSDALE’s PLATEK EXCELS IN 3,000 METERS
Sara Platek, A freshman at Ragsdale High School and running with the Greensboro Pacesetters Track Club finished 2nd at the UCS Collegiate Invitational in the 3,000 meters. Over 25 colleges from around the Southeast competed at the meet. Her time was the fastest in the nation for a 9th grader with a 9:59.62 and the 11th fastest time in the nation for any high school athlete. Platek’s time was also the fastest ever run by a Guilford county athlete in the 3000 meters or the 3200 meter comparable time. Her next indoor meet will be the New Balance National High School Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Armory Track in New York City.