Westchester, HPCA post victories
WESTCHESTER 16, CAROLINA FRIENDS 2 (4 1/2 INNINGS)
DURHAM — Top-seeded Westchester Country Day School overpowered fourth-seeded Carolina Friends 16-2 in 4 and a half innings in the semifinals of the Triad Athletic Conference 2A Tournament on Thursday at Trinity of Durham.
The Wildcats (17-6) advance to today’s 4:30 p.m. title game against the winner of the late semifinal between second-seeded Trinity of Durham and sixth-seeded Burlington Christian. That game will be played at Trinity of Durham.
Troy Polen struck out five and allowed one earned run in four innings to get the win.
Offensively, Westchester’s Donnie Sellers went 3 for 3 with a triple, double and two RBIs, while Luke Puckett finished 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Myles Sowell was 1 for 2 with a triple and two RBIs.
HPCA 9, FORSYTH CD 1
LEWISVILLE — Jarred Bergsma and Levi Gesell homered as High Point Christian Academy topped Forsyth Country Day School 9-1 in PACIS 3A action on Thursday.
Bergsma went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer for the Cougars (21-4, 10-1), while winning pitcher Ben White finished 1 for 1 with a two-run homer. White started and went six innings with seven strikeouts and four hits. Boston New recorded the final three outs.
Levi Gesell was 1 for 4 with a homer and two runs, while Luke Lewallen was 2 for 3 with two runs.
HPCA plays host to Forsyth CD for Senior Day today at 4:30.
WHEATMORE 22, T.W. ANDREWS 0 (3 INNINGS)
HIGH POINT — Morgan Halo tossed a three-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts as top-seeded host Wheatmore downed fourth-seeded T.W. Andrews 22-0 in three innings in the semifinals of the PAC-6 2A Tournament on Thursday.
The Warriors (24-0) play second-seeded Randleman for the title today at 7 p.m. at Wheatmore.
Halo went 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBIs, while Jordan Myers finished 2 for 2 with a home run and four RBIs and Nicole Hunter was 1 for 2 with a three-run homer. Taylor Walker went 2 for 2 with a homer to lead off the game, while Davey Albertson was 1 for 1 with a triple and three RBIs. Stephanie Fortner was 3 for 3 with an RBI.
LEDFORD 5, ASHEBORO 3
FARMER — Ledford advanced to the championship game of the Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference tournament with a 5-3 win over Asheboro in a game that ended late Wednesday.
Megan Hayworth was the winning pitcher for the Panthers and also went 2 for 3 with a double at the plate. Other offensive leaders for Ledford: Ashley Best (1 for 3 with one RBI), Meg Everhart (double, RBI), Jessie Hayworth (1 for 3), Erin Crotts (1 for 3) and Madison Tinkle (1 for 2).
WHEATMORE 2, RANDLEMAN 1
RANDLEMAN — Candice Lockhart and Maddy Myers scored goals as Wheatmore celebrated Senior Night in style, defeating Randleman 2-1 on Thursday to cap an undefeated PAC-6 2A regular-season championship.
Cora Weeks made eight saves in goal for the Warriors (16-3-2, 8-0), who advance to the NCHSAA 2A playoffs as the top seed from their conference. The playoffs start next week. Pairings, dates and times are to be determined.
BISHOP 9, EAST SURRY 0
PILOT MOUNTAIN – Caroline Valitutto, Lauren Andrysick and Kally Saffer scored two goals each as Bishop McGuinness blanked East Surry 9-0 in Northwest 1A/2A Conference action on Thursday.
Katie Wright, Carrissa Hughes and Isabella Bedoya added one goal apiece for the Villains (10-4 in conference). Valitutto dished two assists, while Davis Temple, Samantha Walsh, Elizabeth Coyte, Bedoya, Katie Vest, Andrysick, Caraon Gann and Jenna Basel. Kim Molen made seven saves in goal for Bishop.
SW GUILFORD 9, PARKLAND 0
WINSTON-SALEM — Eight players scored for Southwest Guilford in beating host Parkland 9-0 in both teams’ regular-season finale Thursday in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action.
Brooke Masi scored two goals, while Amanda Barata, Kristan Edwards, Kylie Jones, Hannah Burnette, Brianna O’Connor, Melissa Craven and Ashton Gullickson scored one apiece. Barata, Burnette, O’Connor, Gullickson, Samantha Wang, Maggie Clark and Mickayla Green each had an assist.
Courtney Casterline made one save in goal for the Cowgirls (10-6-1, 7-4-1 PTC), who finished third in the conference and will play in the 4A state playoffs next week either Tuesday or Wednesday, most likely at Page.
TRINITY 8, ATKINS 0
TRINITY — Karen Aguilar and Angelica Conroy scored two goals each as Trinity blanked Atkins 8-0 on Senior Night late Wednesday.
Jordan Crespo, Allie Lewis, Natalie Hunter and Jordan Parker added one goal apiece for the Bulldogs. Courtney Patterson and Elizabeth Adkins dished assists. Allie Faircloth and Savannah Spivey split time in goal for Trinity.
BISHOP 8, ALLEGHANY 1
KERNERSVILLE — Bishop McGuinness rolled past Alleghany for an 8-1 victory in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A dual-team tournament.
The Villains (13-1) advance to Tuesday’s second-round 4 p.m. home match against Lake Norman Charter. Alleghany finishes the season 8-7.
NCHSAA ATHLETES OF THE YEAR NAMED
CHAPEL HILL — Hailey Cook of Hendersonville High School and T.J. Logan of Northern Guilford High School have been named winners of the 2013 Athlete of the Year awards by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).
Both of the winners were selected by a special panel which includes media representatives from across the state. They were each presented with the Pat Best Memorial Trophy, named for the former Goldsboro High principal and president of the NCHSAA who died unexpectedly in 1988.
Logan has been a standout throughout his Northern Guilford career in football, basketball, and outdoor track. In football, he helped lead the Nighthawks to three consecutive NCHSAA state championships, including rushing for a whopping 3,146 yards during the fall and earning Most Valuable Player honor in the 2012 state championship game with 510 yards and eight touchdowns. He was the Mid-State Conference Player of the Year in football.
In basketball, he was a three-time all-conference selection and runner-up for Conference Player of the Year honors. He scored 15.5 points per game, grabbed 4.8 rebounds an outing and handed out 6.1 assists. He is the defending NCHSAA 3A champion in the 200 meters and was the state runner-up last year in the 100 meters. In competition this spring, his times are better in both events.
He will be attending the University of North Carolina on a football scholarship.
Cook has had a remarkable high school career as a star in volleyball, indoor track and field and outdoor track, with state championship performances in all three. In volleyball, she was a two-time Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year, a four-time all-conference player, and was the Most Valuable Player in the NCHSAA state 1A volleyball championship match, leading Hendersonville to the title over Raleigh Charter. She had 343 kills on the season.
She will continue her athletic and academic career at Western Carolina University next fall on a track scholarship.