Ledford, Southern, Trinity athletes excel in prep regionals
Ledford’s Brooke Shelton won the pole vault at 11 feet, while Southern Guilford’s Raven Hamilton took the 400 run in 59.28 to highlight area girls performers at Saturday’s NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional at Burlington’s Williams High School.
Southern Guilford’s Malik Moseley won the 110 hurdles in 15.46 and teamed with Reggie Gallaspy, Taylor Johnson and Dia’vonte Brown to win the 400 relay in 43.22 to highlight area boys performers.
The top four individuals in each event plus the top four in each relay advanced to the state 3A championship meet.
Northern Guilford’s boys prevailed with 94 points, while Southern’s boys took sixth with 36 and Ledford was 16th with 12.
Three schools tied for the girls win with 62 points — Chapel Hill, Western Alamance and Cardinal Gibbons. Southern was sixth with 37 points with Ledford seventh at 33.
Also for Ledford’s girls, Sam Miller placed second in the shot put at 33 feet, six inches, while Sierra Cefali was second in the pole vault at 9-6 and Courtney Cefalo was third in the long jump at 16-9.
Southern’s Daijah Walden, Chantell Cooper, Hamilton and Chelseigh Holmes placed second in the girls 800 relay in 1:48.94, while Kylie McMillian, Ashley Newsome, Cooper and Holemes took second in the 400 relay in 51 flat. McMillian earned third in the 100 hurdles in 15.26 and Walden was fourth in the 300 hurdles in 48.71.
For Ledford’s boys, Moseley placed third in the triple jump at 41-4 and fourth in the long jump at 19-10.
Ledford’s boys got fourth-place finishes from Hudson Reynolds in the discus at 129 feet, 7.5 inches and Tristan Shaver in the pole vault at 11 feet.
Trinity doubles team places second in NCHSAA 2A regionals
Chase Pruitt and Hunter Dean of Trinity won three matches at the NCHSAA 2A Mideast Regional at Jaycee Park in Reidsville this weekend before falling to a team from Carrboro in the regional final. Pruitt-Dean punched their ticket to the NCHSAA 3A state championships, which begin Friday in Cary.
Trinity’s David Ryu won his first-round singles match before his fine season ended with a loss in round two.
Four GTCC baseball players earn Region X honors
GTCC Titan baseball players Brandon Burkes, Tiger Miller, TJ Wharton, and Dillon Barker garnered Region X accolades on Friday. Brandon Burkes earned 1st Team All-Region honors, while Tiger Miller and TJ Wharton earned 2nd Team All-Region honors. Dillon Barker earned a spot on the All-Defensive team.
For the season, Burkes led the Titans with a .361 batting average while racking up 2 home runs and 18 RBI’s. Miller chipped in with .340 batting average for the season, and Wharton ended the regular season batting .316 and leading the Titans with 11 doubles. Barker earned his spot on the All-Defensive team by committing only 1 error all season.
The Titans opened play in the Region X tournament Saturday versus Florence-Darlington Technical College. The tournament is being held in Burlington at the Burlington Royals Stadium and will run until Wednesday.