Ledford forfeits win over East Davidson
Ledford reported an NCHSAA rules infraction and forfeited its varsity nonconference football victory over East Davidson earlier this season.
Ledford athletics director Donald Palmer announced the forfeit on Wednesday.
“The NCHSAA has informed us that we had used an 8 quarter participate in too many quarters during the East Davidson game,” Palmer said in a written statement, “We (and when I say we I mean I) were under the impression that we were in the parameter of the rule. At the beginning of the game the participant had used less than eight quarters and by the end of the game was over eight. It was our understanding that at that time we would have to make a decision on whether or not to play the participant JV or Varsity.
“We did not in any way try to do something in violation of the rules, but by an innocent misinterpretation of the parameter of the rule, we did unknowingly violate the 8 quarter rule. I am a rules and policy guy, and for me to misinterpret a rule is difficult to swallow. A rule violation goes against the principles that I stand for as an athletic director and a representative of Ledford and Davidson County Schools.”
The forfeit leaves Ledford at 4-4 on the season. East now stands 7-1.
NCHSAA 4A CENTRAL REGIONALS
PINEHURST — High Point Central senior Ashlyn Day punched her ticket to the NCHSAA 4A state championships by shooting 96 in the 4A Central Regionals at Pinehurst No. 1 late Tuesday.
Day was one of 17 individual qualifiers for the state match set for Monday and Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 6.
Bison freshman Lauren Jiles carded 98 and missed qualifying for the state match by one stroke.
Ragsdale’s Joliana Elias and Pinecrest’s Gabby Weiss shared medalist honors at 75.
Southwest Guilford’s Sarah Phelan shot 97 to qualify for the state match, while Ragsdale’s Brooke Fields carded 98 and Glenn’s Taylor Strassburg shot 99.
WHEATMORE PLAYS HOST TO CARRBORO
TRINITY — Wheatmore, 24-1 and the top seed from the PAC-6, plays host to Carrboro (19-6, No. 1 seed from the Mid-State) in the third round of the NCHSAA 2A volleyball playoffs Thursday at 6.
BISHOP VISITS NORTH STOKES
DANBURY — Bishop McGuinness, 17-5 and seeded third from the Northwest Conference, visits top-seeded league rival North Stokes (17-6) in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs Thursday.
BISHOP FACES GRAYSTONE DAY IN ROUND THREE MONDAY
Bishop McGuinness (13-2, No. 2 seed from Northwest) faces Graystone Day (18-3, No. 1 seed from the Yadkin Valley West) in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A dual-team tennis tournament on Monday at 4 p.m. at Pfeiffer University.
Several area athletes are set to compete in the NCHSAA individual girls tennis championships that run Friday and Saturday.
The first-round matches are set for Friday morning at various sites.
In 1A, Bishop McGuinness’ Kyndall Cortes faces Durham Voyager Academy’s Kinsey Blount in a match at the Cary Tennis Center.
In 3A, Ledford has two teams in first-round action at the Burlington Tennis Center. The Panthers’ Taylor Freeman and Elizabeth Stroup play Cardinal Gibbons’ Natalie Freeman and Summer Jacobs. Also for Ledford, Sarah Richardson and Katie Wilson meet Devin Knors and Lizzie Galush of Cardinal Gibbons.
WESLEYAN COMPETES IN STATE 3A SEMIFINALS FRIDAY
LEWISVILLE — Second-seeded Wesleyan Christian Academy (18-3-2 plays fourth-seeded Charlotte Country Day School (12-3-1) in the NCISAA 3A boys soccer semifinals on Friday at 6 p.m. at Forsyth Country Day School.
The WCA-CCDS winner advances to Saturday’s 1 p.m. state title match at FCDS.
THOMASVILLE 2, ATKINS 1
WINSTON-SALEM — Jafet Hernandez and Enrique Solis scored goals as Thomasville closed its regular season with a 2-1 victory over Atkins on Wednesday night.
Isiah Ocampo dished an assist for the Bulldogs (7-15), while Hugo Castreleon served in goal.
PROVIDENCE DAY DEF. WESLEYAN
CHARLOTTE — Eighth-seeded Providence Day School topped ninth-seeded Wesleyan Christian Academy 25-20, 26-24, 25-22 in the first round of the NCISAA 3A volleyball playoffs late Tuesday.
PDS improved to 18-15. The Trojans finished the season 21-12.
CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN DEF. HPCA
CHARLOTTE — Seventh-seeded Charlotte Christian downed 10th-seeded High Point Christian Academy in three games in the first round of the NCISAA 3A volleyball playoffs late Tuesday.
Charlotte Christian improved to 18-10. The Cougars ended the season 13-15.
HP CENTRAL 2, GLENN 1
KERNERSVILLE — Stephen Smith made 19 saves as High Point Central edged Glenn 2-1 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action late Tuesday.
Scott Poston scored a goal and dished an assist for the Bison (12-6, 4-5), while Carlos Murillo had a goal and Ryan Eskew dished an assist.
Central plays host to Southwest Guilford for Senior Night today at 7 p.m.
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 1, SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 0
HIGH POINT — Northwest Guilford nipped Southwest Guilford 1-0 in Piedmont 4A Conference action late Tuesday.
Kyle Shina made nine saves for the Cowboys (14-4-2, 5-4), who got strong defensive play from seniors Andrew Gullickson and Brian Jobe on Senior Night.
Southwest plays High Point Central at High Point Athletic Complex today at 7 p.m.
EAST FORSYTH 3, RAGSDALE 0
JAMESTOWN — East Forsyth blanked Ragsdale 3-0 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action late Tuesday.
Danie Kanakanui made seven saves in goal for the Tigers, while John Matto had one save for Ragsdale.