Ledford’s girls capture fourth straight league crown
MID-PIEDMONT 3A MEET
WINSTON-SALEM — Talk about a Fab Four for Ledford girls swimming.
The Panthers dominated the competition at the Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference meet late Thursday hosted by North Forsyth to secure their fourth straight league title.
Ledford’s girls won with 315 points, followed by Northeast Guilford with 195, North Forsyth with 253 and Asheboro with 174.
In the boys meet, North won with 386 points, followed by Ledford at 341, Asheboro at 131 and Northeast at 16.
Ledford’s girls claimed six of the eight individual events. Caroline Klemme took the 200 IM in 2:26.37 and the 500 free in 5:38.87, while Leah Webster won the 50 free in 29.74. Erica Hartzell prevailed in the 100 fly in 1:15.25, while Lexi Kershaw won the 100 free in 1:01.24 and the 100 back in 1:14.64.
Klemme, Kershaw, Hartzell and Webster captured the 200 medley relay in 2:07.97. Katie Wilson, Hartzell, Kainee Saintsing and Klemme claimed the 400 free relay in 4:41.53.
For Ledford’s boys, Gage Setzer won the 200 free in 1:53.46 and the 100 fly in 55.59. The Panthers also placed second in all three relays. Ledford’s Carson Apple took second in the 50 free and teammate Nick Gomez was second in the 100 back.
CENTRAL CAROLINA 2A MEET
SALISBURY — East Davidson’s Marina Moore won the 50 free and the 100 free at the Central Carolina 2A Conference meet that ended late Thursday at the Salisbury YMCA.
The Golden Eagles’ 200 medley relay of Moore, Katelyn Mouzon, Carly Murphy and Lizzie Fitzgerald placed third, as did the girls 200 free relay of Moore, Hussey, Murphy and Fitzgerald.
The NCHSAA 2A regionals will be Friday in Huntersville.
GREENSBORO – Bishop McGuinness outscored Vandalia 17-1 in overtime to post a 65-49 victory in boys action late Thursday.
The extra period was forced when the Villains’ Will Webster hit a 3 from the corner after Ethan Willis converted a 3-point play to give Vandalia the lead with 15 seconds left in regulation.
Kevin Weckworth led Bishop (9-16) with 31 points as he went over 1,000 points for his career. Weckworth hit 12 of 16 tries from the free throw line.
Tucker Crews added 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Webster finished with nine points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
C. DAVIDSON 40, E. DAVIDSON 27
THOMASVILLE – Central Davidson topped East Davidson 40-27 in Central Carolina 2A Conference action on Thursday.
Winners for East were Chris Coble (113, decision), Bryce Bolden (182, decision), Logan Ware (195, decision), Guiliano Postek (132, pin), Gage Love (138, pin) and Brad Hutchens (160, pin).
East fell to 1-1 in the CCC and plays host to Thomasville on Monday.