Southwest’s Bryan steps down after five seasons
HIGH POINT — Jessica Bryan enjoyed five successful seasons as head girls basketball coach at Southwest Guilford.
Now, she’s moving on to start the next chapter of her life.
Bryan has resigned her post with the Cowgirls effective at the end of the school year to move to Illinois with her fiancé and be closer to her family.
During her time at Southwest, Bryan posted a 108-35 record with four conference regular-season championships, three league tournament titles and one NCHSAA state 4A crown.
Bryan also coached two seasons at Southern Guilford and her combined record in N.C. is 124-72.
“We greatly appreciate what she has done for our school and basketball program,” Southwest athletic director Brindon Christman said. “Jessica is not only an excellent basketball coach, but she is a super teacher and we as a school will greatly miss her.”
HPCA 6, FORSYTH CD 0
HIGH POINT — Stephen Hemrick got the win and Levi Gesell went 1 for 3 with two runs and a two-run homer in the third inning as High Point Christian Academy downed Forsyth Country Day School 6-0 on Tuesday.
Hemrick (5-0) struck out eight and allowed three hits in six innings for the Cougars (20-4). Kennedy Hardy worked a scoreless seventh for HPCA.
Chris Corbett finished 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs for the Cougars, while Luke Lewallen was 2 for 2 with two runs and two RBIs.
HPCA visits FCD on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The same two teams play Friday at 4:30 p.m. for HPCA’s Senior Day.
PTC 4A TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
Rain has shuffled the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference Tournament schedule.
Today’s quarterfinals pit seventh-seeded Parkland at second-seeded High Point Central at 7 p.m.; sixth-seeded Glenn at third-seeded Ragsdale at 7; and fifth-seeded Southwest Guilford at fourth-seeded East Forsyth. Top-seeded Northwest Guilford earns a bye into the semifinals.
Friday’s semifinals will be at 5 and 7:30 at East Forsyth.
Monday’s 7 p.m. championship game will be played at East Forsyth.
HPCA 11, CALVARY BAPTIST 0 (5 INNINGS)
HIGH POINT — Ashlyn Kennedy tossed a five-inning no-hitter as High Point Christian Academy downed Calvary Baptist Day School 11-0 on Tuesday.
Kennedy (9-0) struck out seven batters and walked one.
Maddie Faulkner led High Point Christian Academy’s offense, as she got on base three times in the game. She scored two runs and had one RBI. She singled in the third inning. Lindsay Cecil added a two-run single for the Cougars (15-1), who visit Wesleyan Christian Academy on Friday at 4:30 p.m.
WESLEYAN 12, FORSYTH CD 1 (5 INNINGS)
LEWISVILLE — Kayla Brewer finished 3 for 4 with six RBIs to spark Wesleyan Christian Academy to a 12-1 win over Forsyth Country Day in PACIS 3A action on Tuesday.
Brewer (2-1) pitched five innings with three strikeouts and no walks to earn the win for the Trojans (13-1, 4-1). Geena Autry went 3 for 3 with an RBI for WCA, while Cayla Cecil was 1 for 2 with two RBIs, Kelly Corn was 1 for 2 with an RBI and Ashton Prillaman was 1 for 2.
Wesleyan plays host to High Point Christian Academy on Friday at 4:30.
SALEM ACADEMY 3, WESTCHESTER 0
WINSTON-SALEM — Second-seeded Salem Academy topped seventh-seeded Westchester Country Day School 3-0 in the first round of the Triad Athletic Conference 2A Tournament on Tuesday.
Senior Meghan Ingram sparked the Wildcats (2-11-3) with solid all-around play.
RAGSDALE 4, GLENN 0
JAMESTOWN — Lauren Whitaker scored a goal and dished an assist as Ragsdale defeated Glenn 4-0 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action on Tuesday night.
Julia Hayes, Lauren Merritt and Nicki Baggett added one goal apiece for the Tigers.
Glenn’s Bailey Reeves made 12 saves in goal. Keller Dixon, Erin Rine and Morgan Klenke combined for three saves in goal for Ragsdale (15-2-2, 9-1-1). Glenn stands 6-9-1, 4-7.
SW GUILFORD 6, HP CENTRAL 0
HIGH POINT — Southwest Guilford blanked High Point Central 6-0 in PTC 4A action on Tuesday.
Courtney Casterline and Maggie Clark booted two goals apiece as Southwest Guilford celebrated Senior Night in style, topping High Point Central 6-0 late Tuesday.
Megan Shina added a goal and an assist for the Cowgirls (9-6-4, 6-4-1 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference). Brianna O’Connor tallied one goal, while Katie Sterling dished two assists and Samantha Wang and Kylie Jones had one apiece. Loren Sterling made two saves in goal for Southwest, which closes the regular season at Parkland Thursday.
Mary Bryan Smith served in goal for the Bison (4-10, 2-9), who play host to Ragsdale on Thursday at 6 p.m.
BISHOP 10, NORTH SURRY 0
MOUNT AIRY — Samantha Walsh and Katie Wright scored two goals each as Bishop McGuinness blanked North Surry 10-0 in Northwest 1A/2A Conference action on Tuesday.
Caroline Valitutto, Chandler Greene, Lauren Andrysick, Melanie Vynalek and Caroline Rose added one goal apiece for the Villains (13-3-2, 12-2). Andrysick dished two assists, while Greene, Isabella Bodeya, Carrisa Hughes, Morgan Auger and Ally Dabar had one each. Kim Molen made three saves in goal for Bishop.
North fell to 2-15, 0-13.
Bishop plays host to South Stokes today at 6 p.m.
WESLEYAN 1, FORSYTH COUNTRY DAY 0
HIGH POINT — Madison Edwards scored the only goal as Wesleyan Christian Academy nipped Forsyth Country Day 1-0 on Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE 5, HP CENTRAL 1
CHARLOTTE — Providence topped High Point Central 5-1 in the first round of the NCHSAA 4A dual-team tournament on Tuesday.
Carter Gay posted a 6-2, 6-0 win for the Bison (17-3) at No. 3 singles.
Five Central players compete in the NCHSAA 4A regionals, which start Friday at 2 p.m. at Page High School. Robert Tutton competes in singles, while Sam Utley-Gay and Matt Tutton-Tripp Smith made it in doubles.
CUTHBERTSON 6, TRINITY 3
WAXHAW — Trinity’s stellar dual-team season ended with a 6-3 loss at powerful Cuthbertson in the first round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs on Tuesday.
The PAC-6 2A champion Bulldogs close with a 12-2 record. Cuthbertson, champion of the Rocky River Conference, improves to 8-4.
PIEDMONT TRIAD 4A CONFERENCE MATCH
HIGH POINT — Northwest Guilford’s Drew Johnson earned medalist honors at two-under 70 as the Vikings wrapped up the season-long Piedmont Triad 4A Conference title with a victory in Tuesday’s 18-hole match at Oak Hollow.
Northwest won at 296, followed by High Point Central at 307, East Forsyth at 311, Ragsdale at 313, Southwest Guilford at 317, Glenn at 341 and Parkland at 475.
The Vikings edged the Bison by 12 strokes for the league cumulative crown. Northwest, Central and East advance to Monday’s NCHSAA 4A Midwest Regional at Oak Hollow. They will be joined by Glenn’s Trevor Blevins, Ragsdale’s David Song, Southwest’s Zack Lance and Southwest’s Drew Adams, who qualified as individuals.
Also for Northwest, Nick Fogleman shot 73, Collin Walser 76 and Addison Dorn 77.
For the Bison, Justin Franklin and Harrison Frye led the way at 73, followed by Matthew Krawczyk at 80 and Matthew Benton at 81.
For the Cowboys, Lance carded 75, Adams had an 80 and Devin Lanier and Ryan Hardy posted 81s.
Glenn’s counting scores were Blevins at 78, Tom Coleman at 81, Jonathan Miller at 90 and Ryan Foley at 92.
For the Tigers, Mike Hukill carded 75, Song at 78, Bret Bartko at 80 and Jared Milliken at 80.
BISHOP TAKES TOP INDIVIDUAL, TEAM HONORS FOR NORTHWEST 1A/2A GOLF
Bishop McGuinness’ Tanner Owen carded 316 to win the cumulative Northwest 1A/2A Conference individual golf championship, while the Villains took the team crown by 30 strokes.
South Stokes’ Keenan Denny placed second at 317. Also for Bishop, Mason Orr and Zach Shields tied for ninth at 345, while Jonathon Davis captured 11th at 352. The top 12 individuals earned all-conference accolades.
In the team standings, Bishop carded 1,511, followed by East Surry at 1,541, North Surry at 1,657, West Stokes at 1,659, South Stokes at 1,701, Mount Airy at 1,748, Surry Central at 1,818 and North Stokes at 1,987.