Ledford advances two doubles teams to regional semis
3A MIDWEST REGIONAL
CONCORD — Ledford placed a pair of doubles teams into today’s NCHSAA 3A Midwest Regional semifinals.
The Panthers’ duos of Taylor Freeman-Elizabeth Stroup, the overall top seed for the regional, and Sarah Richardson-Katie Wilson each netted two wins on Friday at Les Myers Park.
Freeman-Stroup and Richardson-Wilson are on opposite sides of the draw for today’s 9 a.m. semifinals at SportCenter in Concord. Should both win, it would set up an all-Ledford final this afternoon.
2A MIDWEST REGIONAL
LEXINGTON — The T.W. Andrews duo of Hannah Snyder and Hannah Wade fell 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 to Forbush’s MaKayla Pendergrass-Alicia Baity in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A Midwest Regionals at Lexington Tennis Center.
NORTHERN GUILFORD FORFEITS WIN
GREENSBORO — Guilford County Schools announced Friday that Northern High School reported an athletic-eligibility violation to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).
The violation occurred during the Friday, Sept. 6 game against Northwest High School. According to NCHSAA rules, football players who are juniors may only play in either the JV or varsity game during the same week. Juniors played in both the JV game and the Northwest varsity game.
School officials discovered the mistake while conducting a review after the eligibility violation that happened during the Friday, Sept. 13 game against Williams High School. The NCHSAA determined this was an eligibility violation. Northern will forfeit the win against Northwest.
MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
HPCA DEF. WESLEYAN FOR PACIS TITLE
Top-seeded High Point Christian Academy defeated Wesleyan Christian Academy 25-15, 25-14 to win the PACIS 3A middle school volleyball tournament title on Friday.
Grace Young recorded six kills and two aces for the Cougars (15-0), while Hadley Coats finished wigh four aces and three kills, Abigail Lyle had four kills and two aces and Caroline Heater made two aces and two kills for HPCA.
CALDWELL ACADEMY DEF. WESTCHESTER
HIGH POINT — Caldwell Academy defeated Westchester Country Day School 19-25, 20-25, 25-22, 25-18 in the semifinals of the TAC 2A tournament late Thursday.
SW GUILFORD 1, EAST FORSYTH 0
KERNERSVILLE — Andrew Gullickson scored the long goal as Southwest Guilford blanked East Forsyth 1-0 late Thursday.
Kyle Shina made five saves for the Cowboys (14-3-2, 5-3 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference).
Southwest plays host to Northwest Guilford on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
TAC 2A MEET AT CAMP MERRIWOOD
CLEMMONS — Westchester Country Day School’s boys and Salem Academy’s girls posted wins in the TAC 2A Championship at Camp Merriwood that ended late Thursday.
The Wildcat boys won with 45 points, followed by Caldwell Academy with 51, Burlington Christian with 73, Trinity-Durham with 115, Salem Baptist with 120, American Hebrew Academy with 138 and Carolina Friends with 187.
Salem’s girls prevailed with 53 points, followed by Caldwell with 54 (won tiebreaker for second), Westchester with 54, Trinity-Durham with 96, BCA with 97 and Salem Baptist with 225.
Westchester’s Abraham Hernandez won the boys race in 17:22. Luke Evans of the Wildcats placed third, with teammate Davis Budd ninth. Westchester’s Edward Linder was 11th and Thomas Verellen was 25th. Hernandez, Evans, Budd and Linder earned all-conference honors.
BCA’s Anna Cheek won the girls race in 21:07.
For the Wildcat girls, Abbi Khan placed fourth, 43 seconds back of the winner, with teammate Alex Evans fifth, 45 seconds back of first. Anna Hood of Westchester was 11th, with teammate Annabelle Fisher 18th, Madison Mozingo 19th and Lauren Griffith 40th. Khan, Evans and Hood took all-conference accolades.
NORTHWEST 1A MEET AT BEESON PARK
KERNERSVILLE — Bishop McGuinness’ boys and girls raced to Northwest 1A Conference cross-country titles at Beeson Park late Thursday.
The Villain boys won with 25 points, followed by Walkertown at 53, North Stokes at 58, Mount Airy at 116 and Atkins at 117.
Bishop’s girls prevailed with 15 points, followed by North Stokes at 49.
Bishop’s Jack Brannan won the boys race in 17:00.47, with teammate Bryan Soltis second in 17:21.72. Also for the Villain boys, Peter Balogh placed fifth in 17:41.47, William Johnson took eighth in 17:53, Zack Jones was ninth in 17:54.41, Scott Debrecht was 11th in 18:23.18 and Caleb Carmichael was 15th in 19:05.84.
Mount Airy’s Kirsten Parries won the girls race in 19:03.87. For Bishop’s girls, Carly Kreber placed second in 19:19.02, Bailey Seach took third in 19:59.02, Claire McDonough captured fourth in 20:26.58, Lexi Weidman was fifth in 20:53.92, Sarah Grace Johnson notched seventh in 21:00.68, Sarah Ann Craven was eighth in 21:23.52 and Molly Garner took 10th in 21:57.27.
The top 10 finishers in each race earned all-conference honors. Bishop’s Robert Youtz garnered league coach of the year accolades.
PACIS 3A MEET AT HAGAN-STONE PARK
GREENSBORO — Forsyth Country Day School’s boys and Greensboro Day School’s girls captured PACIS 3A cross-country titles at Hagan-Stone Park late Thursday.
The Furies won the boys meet with 17 points, followed by Wesleyan Christian Academy at 70, High Point Christian Academy at 98, Greensboro Day at 102, Calvary Baptist at 113 and Davidson Day at 135.
The Bengal girls prevailed with 27 points, followed by FCD with 42, WCA with 73, HPCA with 96 and Calvary Baptist with 123.
FCD’s Graves Littlejohn won the boys race in 16:42, while Kaitlyn Lingard of GDS took the girls race in 19:36.
For the Wesleyan boys, Bradley Davis placed sixth in 17:51; Michael Ashburn took 12th in 18:36; Ben Hostetler claimed 20th in 19:21; Connor Taylor was 21st in 19:21; Ian Lundy was 24th in 19:29; and Jacob Kohns was 32nd in 20:23.
For the HPCA boys, David Loy placed fifth in 17:34; Garrett Foster took 15th in 18:52; Jonathan Loy earned 27th in 19:59; Parker Hamlett was 38th in 20:49; Timothy Lo was 50th in 21:47; and Zach Krpejs was 55th in 22:33.
For the Trojan girls, Alexandra White placed fifth in 23:30; Maddie Cashion notched eighth in 23:41; Madeline Pace was 19th in 24:27; Georgia Howell was 20th in 24:33; Brooke Smith was 29th in 26:13; and Aubrey Thompson was 30th in 26:27.
For the Cougar girls, McKenna Farlow placed 11th in 23:58; Sydney Marenick bagged 12th in 23:59; EmilyAnne Elias took 25th in 25:32; Cynthia Dong was 28th in 26:00; and Brooke Cerak was 40th in 28:32.