Ragsdale’s Kubrick earns East-West soccer nod
Ragsdale defender Lindsay Kubrick has been selected to play in the women’s North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star soccer game in July.
The men’s and women’s basketball games will be played Monday, July 21 at the Greensboro Coliseum.
The men’s and women’s soccer games will be played Tuesday, July 22, at UNCG Soccer Stadium.
The football game will be played Wednesday, July 23, at Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium.
UNC FOOTBALL RECRUIT ARRESTED FOR LARCENY
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the school is working with the family of an incoming recruit arrested on a serious criminal charge to determine his future at the school.
Wake County court records show Avery Edwards of Wake Forest was arrested for felony larceny Thursday by sheriff’s deputies. The 18-year-old tight end had seven touchdown catches last season as a senior at Ravenscroft High School, a private academy in Raleigh.
In a statement Friday, Fedora called Edwards “a good kid who made a terrible mistake.” He said he met with Edwards and his parents following the arrest.
Fedora said the university’s admissions office is aware of the charges and school officials are working with the Edwards family to determine “the proper protocol moving forward.”
WHITEVILLE TOPS EAST SURRY FOR 1A BASEBALL TITLE
ZEBULON — Zack Pait and Hunter Harwood had run-scoring doubles in the seventh inning to lift Whiteville to a come from behind 3-2 victory over East Surry on Saturday in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.
Whiteville won the series two games to one. The Wolfpack had evened the series with a big 10-0 win earlier on Saturday, pounding out 15 hits and dealing East Surry its first loss of the season. East Surry won Friday night’s opener with four runs in the sixth en route to a 7-4 triumph.
Whiteville ran its record to 26-6 in winning its sixth NCHSAA baseball title, while East Surry wound up 31-2.
WEST FORSYTH WINS 4A BASEBALL CROWN
GREENSBORO — Sophomore Alex Vanderstok had three hits in four trips and Tripp Shelton blasted a big three-run home run as West Forsyth defeated Richmond Senior 6-3 on Saturday in the decisive third game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4A baseball championship series at UNC Greensboro.
The Titans finished 29-6. Richmond wound up 24-9-1. Vanderstok, with a single, double and triple in the game, was selected as the series Most Valuable Player. In the opening game on Friday night, Vanderstok had three hits and drove home a run to lead West to a 6-4 win as the Titans came back with four runs in the sixth inning.
TOPSAIL TAKES NCHSAA 3A BASEBALL CROWN
ZEBULON — Trent Hansley went the distance on the mound and also blasted a two-run homer to lead Topsail to a 5-4 victory over Monroe Piedmont on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3A baseball championship series at Five County Stadium.
The victory gave the Pirates a sweep of the best-of three series. Topsail (21-8) had won the opening game on Friday night by a 5-3 count, with Sam Luchansky getting the pitching win and also driving in two runs.
Hansley, an East Carolina signee, struck out seven and walked four while scattering eight hits, after striking out the side in the seventh to get the save on Friday night. His two-run homer, his ninth of the season, came in the first to get Topsail off to a fast start and he was named the championship Most Valuable Player. Piedmont finished 21-10.
ALEXANDER CENTRAL BAGS NCHSAA 4A SOFTBALL TITLE
RALEIGH — Bailey Sherrill had two hits and drove in three runs to help lead Alexander Central to a convincing 18-7 victory over Cape Fear on Saturday in the second game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
The Cougars completed a perfect 35-0 season. Sherrill, who had two hits on Friday night in Alexander Central’s 4-3 victory, was named the series Most Valuable Player.
Haley Cashwell and Kelli Freeman had three hits apiece for the Colts, who finished 26-3.
SUN VALLEY SECURES 3A SOFTBALL CROWN
RALEIGH — Sophomore Brittany Pickett was the winning pitcher and also had two hits, including a double, as Monroe Sun Valley completed a sweep of Pikeville Charles B. Aycock 6-4 on Saturday in game two of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Pickett, who was also the winning pitcher on Friday night as Sun Valley took a narrow 6-5 decision, was named the championship Most Valuable Player. She won her 16th game in the clinching contest and struck out five, while Allie Philips took the loss. Sun Valley finished 26-5. Aycock ended 21-5.
PATRICK PACES N.C. AMATEUR
CHARLOTTE — Bailey Patrick Jr. of Charlotte carries a two-stroke lead into today’s final round of the 54th North Carolina Amateur Championship hosted by Carolina Golf Club.
He leads at 12-under 201 after rounds of 62, 71 and 68. Jim Pearson and Joshua Martin share second at 10-under.
Defending champion Steven Brame of Henderson is tied for 36th place at two-over par 215.
NORTH STOKES GRABS 1A SOFTBALL CROWN
RALEIGH — North Stokes batted around in the six-run second inning and coasted to a 10-1 decision over Whiteville in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Lindsay Brown had two hits and went the distance on the mound for the winners. She pitched all three games in the series and was named the Most Valuable Player of the championship. North Stokes, which won its first NCHSAA state softball championship, finished 28-4 while Whiteville wound up 26-8.
EAST RUTHERFORD TAKES 2A SOFTBALL TITLE
RALEIGH — Savannah Davis had two hits, drove in two runs and was the winning pitcher as she led East Rutherford to a tight 4-2 victory in nine innings on Saturday in the third and decisive game of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2A softball championship series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex
Davis was named the Most Valuable Player of the series. She was the winning pitcher and had two hits in East Rutherford’s 2-1 series-opening win on Friday night, but Jordan-Matthews tied the series at a game apiece earlier on Saturday with a 4-3 win, rallying from a 3-0 deficit.
Jordan-Matthews finished 24-6 overall while East wound up 27-4.