Bison net 8-1 victory over Cowboys
HP CENTRAL 8, SW GUILFORD 1
HIGH POINT — High Point Central clinched second place in the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference and a state playoff berth with an 8-1 win over Southwest Guilford in its conference finale on Wednesday.
The Bison won all but one doubles match. Sam Utley, Carter Gay, Alex Hill, Robert Tutton, Clayton Howell and Cole Stoffel swept the singles matches. Utley/Gay and Howell/Matt Amos won doubles matches.
Carl Druebbisch and Trent Mayberry teamed to post the doubles win for Southwest.
Central (12-2, 8-2 PTC) closes the regular season Thursday at Winston-Salem R.J Reynolds.
TRINITY 9, T.W. ANDREWS 0
TRINITY – David Ryu led a string of winners for Trinity in a 9-0 sweep of visiting T.W. Andrews in PAC-6 2A action on Wednesday.
Trinity improved to 8-0 in the conference while Andrews dropped to 2-12, 2-5.
Hunter Dean. Reid Butler, Cole Monroe, Jacob Linnemann and Quint Barclay also won singles matches for the Bulldogs. Ryu/Dean, Butler/Monroe and Linnemann/Trevor Benefield were doubles winners.
TRINITY 11, HP CENTRAL 7
HIGH POINT — Trinity scored five runs in the third inning to pull ahead to stay during Wednesday’s 11-7 win at High Point Central.
Johna Mizzi was 4 for 5 with a double, a triple, four runs and three RBIs to lead the Bulldogs (4-6), who trailed 6-2 through two innings. Katie Latta was 2 for 5 while Grace Johnson was 2 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI.
Camie Marion got the win in the circle, striking out seven while not allowing a walk.
In the third, Johnson had an RBI double, followed later by Mizzi with a two-run RBI single to key Trinity’s offensive outburst.
The Bulldogs play again Thursday at home against T.W. Andrews at 5 p.m.
Elana Smith drilled two homers and knocked in four runs for the Bison, while Madison Reece had two singles, a double and an RBI and Madison Hamrick had two singles and an RBI for Central.
Taylor Martin took the loss for Central (4-6).
Central plays at Southwest Guilford on Thursday at 6 p.m. for a Multiple Sclerosis Awareness game.
LEDFORD 15, WESTERN GUILFORD 3 (6 INNINGS)
GREENSBORO — Megan Hayworth used her bat and her arm to help Ledford cruise past Western Guilford for a 15-3 Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference victory on Wednesday night.
Hayworth pitched a complete-game 4-hitter with five strikeouts for the Panthers (12-2, 8-0). She also went 3 for 5 with a triple, double and four RBIs.
Ledford’s Erin Crotts was 2 for 3, while Destiny DeBerry was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Brinley Irvin, Mason Hedgecock, Bayleigh Griffith, and Jessie Hayworth each had a hit.
Ledford plays at East Davidson on Thursday at 5.
BISHOP MCGUINNESS 13, ATKINS 3
KERNERSVILLE — Ernae Pinnix starred on the mound and at the plate as Bishop McGuinness defeated Atkins 13-3 in Northwest 1A/2A Conference action on Wednesday night.
Pinnix recorded nine strikeouts and allowed just three hits to get the win. She also went 3 for 4 with a home run and two runs scored. Erin Redden finished 3 for 4 with a double, triple and two runs, while Mia Tanyag was 2 for 4 with two runs, Samantha Pelc was 1 for 4 with two runs, Darsey Bowers was 1 for 4 with two runs, Hannah Boone was 2 for 3 with two runs and Melissa Rademaker was 2 for 3 with a run.
GLENN 8, REAGAN 2
KERNERSVILLE — Karen Foley went 2 for 4 with a solo homer, double and two runs as Glenn rolled past Reagan for an 8-2 win on Wednesday.
Caitlin Parker finished 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs for the Bobcats (6-3), while Taylor Strassburg was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Michaela Smith was 2 for 3.
Foley earned the pitching win.
Reagan fell to 4-9, 3-3.
EASTERN RANDOLPH 11, WHEATMORE 10
RAMSEUR — Eastern Randolph pushed across the winning run in the bottom of eighth for a 11-10 victory over visiting Wheatmore in PAC-6 2A action on Wednesday.
ER scored when its runner on second took off on a ground ball to shortstop, beat the throw to third, and then raced home when the ball was thrown to second trying to get the batter.
The ending spoiled Wheatmore’s joy over rallying from an 8-0 deficit and taking a 10-8 lead by scoring three runs in the top of the sixth. ER scored twice for a 10-10 tie in the bottom of the sixth.
Leading hitters for Wheatmore included Davey Albertson (2 for 4, two doubles, 3 RBIs), Nicole Hunter (1 for 4, double, one RBI), Sydney Peel (1 for 4, double), Katie Kennedy (2 for 4) and Stephanie Fortner (2 for 5).
Wheatmore (9-2, 4-1 PAC-6) plays host to West Davidson Thursday at 7 p.m..
HP CENTRAL 14, T.W. ANDREWS 2 (5 INNINGS)
HIGH POINT — Alex Burnette picked up the win on the mound and was among three High Point Central players who drove in two runs each as part of a 14-2 victory at T.W. Andrews on Wednesday. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Burnette struck out five and allowed three hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings. He went 1 for 2 at the plate as he joined Kennedy Hardy and Drew Alwine in finishing with two RBIs.
Alwine tripled and scored three times. Hardy was 3 for 3, with all the hits doubles, and scored four times.
Luke Beane doubled and scored two runs. Trevor Gay was 1 for 3 with a run and RBI while Ryan Khany was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Central visits Southwest Guilford Thursday.
TRINITY 4, EASTERN RANDOLPH 2
TRINITY — Colin Rosenbaum struck out 10 in a complete-game five-hiiter as Trinity topped Eastern Randolph 4-2 in PAC-6 2A action on Wednesday night.
Rosenbaum allowed only one earned run to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Matt Stanley went 2 for 3 with a double, RBI and run for the Bulldogs (5-11, 3-1), while Andrew Reynolds was 2 for 2 and Will Misenheimer was 1 for 2 with a run and squeeze bunt RBI.
Trinity visits T.W. Andrews Thursday at 7 p.m.
BISHOP 12, NORTH STOKES 2
KERNERSVILLE – Bishop McGuinness lashed 11 hits and took advantage of four North Stokes errors in posting a 12-2 victory in Northwest 1A Conference action on Wednesday. The game was stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Leading hitters for the Villains included Josh Claus (3 for 4, two RBIs, two runs scored), Stuart Spiers (2 for 3, three RBIs, one run), Matt Neidert (1 for 3, one run, one RBI), Nick Castellano (2 for 3, one RBI, two runs), Thane Jacobsen (1 for 2, 2 runs scored) and Austin Temple (1 for 2, one RBI, one run scored).
Neidert went the distance on the mound for Bishop, giving up two runs on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Bishop (9-4, 4-2 NWC) goes to East Surry on Friday.
WHEATMORE 7, T.W. ANDREWS 0
TRINITY — Emily Brown netted three goals as Wheatmore blanked T.W. Andrews 7-0 in PAC-6 2A action on Wednesday.
Savannah Stevens, Alexis Rowell, Kelsey Araya and Helen Moffitt added one goal each for the Warriors (2-9-1, 1-1-1), while Lauren Whitaker and Payton Moore each had an assist.
Wheatmore visits Providence Grove on Friday at 5 p.m.
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 5, HP CENTRAL 0
GREENSBORO — Northwest Guilford netted a 5-0 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference victory over High Point Central on Wednesday night.
Cameron Dixon made 21 saves in goal for the Bison (3-5, 0-3), who visit Ragsdale Thursday at 6 p.m.
CALDWELL 9, WESTCHESTER 0
GREENSBORO – Caldwell Academy streaked to a 9-0 win over Westchester Country Day School in a TAC 2A match on Wednesday.
Westchester (1-8, 1-7) plays host to Carolina Friends on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
AT CROOKED TREE
BROWN SUMMIT – Hardin Councill shot even par 36 to take medalist honors for Westchester Country Day School in a narrow victory over Greensboro Day School on Wednesday.
The Wildcats finished with a 171 total and edged the Bengals by four strokes. Other counting scorers for Westchester included Russell Marion (37), Jake Weiland (48) and Jacob Allison (50).
Westchester returns to action on Monday in the N.C. Invitational. The 18-hole event at Trayburn Country Club in Durham is open to all of last year’s state champions and runners-up from the public and private school ranks.
WALLBURG — Ledford and Southwestern Randolph tied for first place at 152 in Wednesday’s Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference match at par-36 Meadowlands Golf Course.
Asheboro placed third at 158, followed by Southern Guilford at 193 and Central Davidson at 199. North Forsyth did not post a team score.
Ledford’s Parker Hughes and Asheboro’s Denton Richey shared medalist honors at 36.
Also for the Panthers, Anthony Bradley carded 37, Ryan McClellan 39, Trey Ragan 40, JohnGavin Rhodes 40 and Jordan Mayo 43.
BISHOP MCGUINNESS 14, WATAUGA 6
BOONE — Annie LaMuaglia, Adaire Hudson and Jill Lindquist scored three goals each as Bishop McGuinness downed Watauga 16-4 in girls lacrosse action on Wednesday.
Maria Rogaski and Anna Petrangeli added two goals each as the Villains improved to 7-3. Grace Demers tallied a goal for Bishop. Rogaski dished three assists, while Colleen Gillooley, Hudson and Lindquist had one assist each.
Bishop’s Adora Nsohwu made 13 saves in goal.
SW GUILFORD 8, WEST FORSYTH 7
HIGH POINT — Justin Warnock scored four goals as Southwest Guilford edged West Forsyth 8-7 on Wednesday night.
Cody Ceresi and Justin Sampson each netted two goals for the Cowboys.
TRACK AND FIELD
AT NORTHWEST GUILFORD
GREENSBORO — Southwest Guilford’s girls and boys defeated Northwest Guilford in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action on Wednesday night.
The Cowgirls won 92-36, while the Cowboys prevailed 96-24.
Winners for the Cowgirls were Kianna Smith in the pole vault at seven feet; Mia Little and Alexandra Holland, who tied for first in the 100 dash in 13.4; Holland in the 200 dash in 27.3; Little in the 300 hurdles in 54.5; Carmen Davis in the 3,200 run in 12:18.6; Alanna Johnson in the triple jump at 34-10.5; Janessa Rawlings in the 100 hurdles in 18.9; Cecilia Marenick in the long jump at 16 feet; Kayla Lilly in the high jump at 4-8; and Lily Baukema in the 800 run in 3:24.7.
Winners for the Cowboys were Daniel James in the pole vault at eight feet; Jamahl Plunkett in the discus at 110 feet, two inches and the 100 dash in 11.4; Zach Patel in the 1,600 run in 4:50.8; Anthony Whitley in the 110 hurdles in 19.5; Kyle Quellette in the 3,200 run in 10:41.9 and the 800 run in 2:07.5; D.J. Gray in the triple jump at 33 feet and the long jump at 17-9.5; and Braxton Price in the 300 hurdles in 48.9.
The Cowboys won the 800 relay in 1:55.2; took the 400 relay in 56.9; captured the 3,200 relay in 9:02.7 and claimed the 100 relay in 51.9.
The Cowgirls captured the 800 relay in 2:01.4 and won the 1,600 relay in 5:28.2.
Due to an incorrect roster, a Southwest Guilford player was misidentified in a photo on B1 in Wednesday’s print edition. No. 12 for the Cowgirls is Demi Hackney.
HPCA 11, FORSYTH COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL 3
LEWISVILLE — Bailey Edwards went 3 for 4 with two runs and an RBI to help High Point Christian Academy defeat Forsyth Country Day School 11-3 in PACIS 3A action on Tuesday night.
Zach McLean finished 2 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs for the Cougars (12-3, 4-1), while Levi Gesell was 3 for 5 with a triple, two RBIs and a run and Luke Gesell was 2 for 4 with a double and three runs.
Steve Hemrick (2-1) got the win, striking out five and allowing three hits in four innings, Brian Young (2 1/3 innings) and Josh Nifong (two-thirds of an inning) also pitched for HPCA, which plays host to Forsyth Country Day on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
GLENN 6, HP CENTRAL 1
HIGH POINT — Mason Strickland got the win as Glenn stopped High Point Central 6-1 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action on Tuesday night.
The Bobcats improved to 8-5, 3-1. The Bison fell to 9-4, 2-3.
Eli Schram went 2 for 3 with a run for the Bison, while Riley Anderson was 1 for 4 and Alex Burnette was 1 for 2.
WESTERN GUILFORD 7, LEDFORD 4
WALLBURG — Western Guilford downed Ledford 7-4 in Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference action on Tuesday.
The Panthers fell to 8-4, 4-3.
Andrew King got the win for the Hornets.
Bubba White took the loss for the Panthers. Connor Peacock was 1 for 2 for Ledford, while White was 1 for 2 with a run, Chaz Shields was 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run and Jonathan Turner was 1 for 3 with a run. Tebo White doubled for the Panthers, who visit Southern Guilford Thursday at 7.
EAST DAVIDSON 6, NORTH ROWAN 4
SPENCER — Nathan Campbell doubled, tripled and knocked in three runs as East Davidson nipped North Rowan 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Ryan McIntire (3-2) got the win for the Golden Eagles (9-4, 5-0 Central Carolina 2A Conference). He struck out 10 and allowed three hits and one unearned run.
Brandon White (2-3) took the loss for the Cavaliers (5-7, 3-2).
Campbell finished 3 for 4 for East, while Kelvin Pena was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Nick Williams was 2 for 4 with a triple and Ryan McIntire was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs.
East hosts North Rowan Friday at 7 p.m.
RAGSDALE 6, EAST FORSYTH 2
KERNERSVILLE — Ragsdale snapped a tie with four runs in the fifth inning and never looked back en route to a 6-2 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference win at East Forsyth on Tuesday night.
Colin Lipke went 1 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs for the Tigers (11-2, 3-2), while Cesar Trejo finished 3 for 4 with a double and run, Connor Burrows was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Matt Horkey was 2 for 4 with a run.
Burrows (4-0) got the win with 3 2/3 innings of three-hit, no-run relief. He struck out four and walked three.
McKinley Stanbery took the loss for the Eagles (7-5, 1-3).
Ragsdale visits Glenn on Friday at 7 p.m.
GLENN 13, HP CENTRAL 1
HIGH POINT — Ashley Hurd went 2 for 2 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs as Glenn defeated High Point Central 13-1 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action on Tuesday.
Tracy Haynes also finished 2 for 2 with a homer, two runs and an RBI for the Bobcats (5-3, 3-1).
Winning pitcher Karen Foley doubles for Glenn, while Morgan Carter was 2 for 2 with a run, Caitlin Parker went 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs and Samantha Joyce was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Elana Smith went 2 for 2 with a double for the Bison (4-5, 1-4). She also took the loss.
EAST DAVIDSON 14, WEST DAVIDSON 0 (5 INNINGS)
TYRO — Bailey Walser and Bayler Plummer homered as East Davidson bashed West Davidson 14-0 in five innings in Central Carolina 2A Conference action on Tuesday night.
Brooke Walser got the win for the Golden Eagles.
The Golden Eagles’ Bailey Jones went 4 for 4, while Walser and Plummer each finished 2 for 3 with a homer. Ally Wike went 3 for 3 for Wast, while Selena Metcalf was 2 for 3.
East plays host to Ledford Thursday at 5 p.m.
WESTCHESTER 6, CAROLINA FRIENDS 3
DURHAM — Westchester Country Day School turned back Carolina Friends School 6-3 in TAC 2A action on Tuesday.
Singles winners for the Wildcats were Hunter Heinbach, Baxter Bruggeworth and Max Johns.
Thomas Verellen-Lowie Vanderplancke, Tommy Boggis-Johns and Heinbach-Bruggeworth netted doubles victories.
Westchester plays host to The Burlington School on Friday at 4 p.m.
HPCA 8, CALVARY BAPTIST 1
CLEMMONS — High Point Christian Academy downed Calvary Baptist 8-1 on Tuesday.
Sam Parlier, David Leonard, Zach Davis, Corbn Carroll and Carter Grice won in singles for the Cougars (3-3). Parlier-Davis, Leonard-Carroll and Austin Perryman-Grice prevailed in doubles.
HPCA plays host to Greensboro Day School on Friday at 4 p.m.
LEDFORD 5, CENTRAL DAVIDSON 4
WALLBURG – Ledford won four singles matches to key a 5-4 win against visiting Central Davidson on Tuesday.
Will Harrington, Matt Hartzell, Shelby Spainhour and Randy Norwood won in singles for the Panthers (10-5 overall, 7-4 Mid-Piedmont 3A). Harrington and Cameron Maxwell paired for the match-clinching win in doubles.
Ledford, in a race with Western Guilford, Asheboro and Central Davidson atop the MPC, concluded conference play Wednesday at Asheboro in a pivotal match that could help it finish second and reach the playoffs or drop to as low as fourth and finish out of contention.
PTC 4A MATCH AT JAMESTOWN PARK
JAMESTOWN — Northwest Guilford took the team win in Tuesday’s Piedmont Triad 4A Conference match at Jamestown Park Golf Course (par 36).
The Vikings prevailed at 147, followed by Ragsdale at 151, High Point Central at 160, Southwest Guilford at 161, Glenn at 172 and East Forsyth at 180.
For Ragsdale, David Song was medalist at 33, while Bret Bartko shot 35, William Stenmark 40 and Mike Hukill 43.
For Northwest, Nick Fogleman shot 34, Grant Powell 36, Collin Walser 38 and Hunter Boggs 39.
For the Bison, Harrison Frye carded 35, Lee Sanderlin 40, Josh Benton 41 and Will Stanton and Will Kemp had 44s.
For the Cowboys, Zach Lance recorded 38, while Drew Adams, Devin Lanier and Ryan Hardy shot 41s.
For East Forsyth, Scott Campbell carded 37, Avery Papalia 43, Brandon Blakely 44 and Nathan Thompson and Bryce Smith posted 56s.
For Glenn, Ryan Foley and Trevor Blevins shot 40, while Tom Coleman had 44 and Peyton Kimball 48.
AT HOLLY RIDGE
ARCHDALE — Southwestern Randolph’s Dylan Parker shot even-par 36 to win medalist honors in Tuesday’s match at Holly Ridge Golf Club.
For Ledford, Anthony Bradley and Trey Ragan shared second at 37, while Parker Hughes shot 40, John Gavin Rhodes, Jordan Mayo and Ryan McClellan posted 45s.
AT SHAMROCK GOLF CLUB
BURLINGTON – Westchester Country Day finished second Tuesday at Shamrock Golf Club in the second of five TAC matches.
The Wildcats shot a 156 to finish behind The Burlington School at 151 but ahead of Trinity of Durham/Chapel Hill (157), Burlington Christian (184), Salem Baptist (194) and Caldwell Academy (198).
Thomas Walsh helped lead Westchester with a 1-over-par 37, followed by Hardin Councill with a 39, and Russell Marion and Jake Weiland each with a 40.
TRACK AND FIELD
WALLBURG — Ledford’s boys and Central Davidson’s girls posted track and field victories on Tuesday night.
The Panthers took the boys meet with 101 points, followed by Central Davidson with 41.5 and Southwestern Randolph with 35.5.
The Spartan girls won at 57.5, with the Cougars at 56.5 and the Panthers at 47.
For Ledford’s boys, Tristan Shaver won the pole vault at 12 feet; Bradley Ross took the 110 hurdles in 18:25 and captured the 300 hurdles in 45.25; Dillon Pierce won the 100 dash in 11.8, secured the 200 dash in 24.5 and won the long jump at 17-10; Robert Scott took the 1,600 run in 5:01; Thomas James won the 800 run in 2:15; and Ian Hudson took the triple jump at 35-9.25.
For Ledford’s girls, Courtney Cefalo claimed the 100 dash in 12.79; Sidney Russell captured the discus at 89-10 and won the shot put at 29-4.
The Panthers took the boys 3,200 relay in 9:59 and won the 400 relay in 49.26.
The Panthers captured the girls 3,200 relay in 13:52.
AT ALAMANCE COUNTRY CLUB
BURLINGTON — Canterbury posted a one-stroke victory in Tuesday’s four-school middle school match at Alamance Country Club. Canterbury won at 192, followed by Caldwell Academy at 193, Burlington School at 202 and Westchester Coutry Day School at 203. Davis Privette led Westchester with a 44, followed by Matthew Boggis at 49, Jack Councill at 54 and Chase Portero at 56.