Trinity shines at state wrestling championships
GREENSBORO – Three wrestlers from Trinity advanced to today’s championship round at the NCHSAA wrestling championships as the Bulldogs stayed in contention for the 2A team title.
Chaas Delgaro of the Bulldogs pinned Cody Lamb in the heavyweight class in 1:46 and will face Wes Bowen of Surry Central. James Ryan defeated Lucas Smith of Piedmont 11-2 at 152 pounds and will face Matteson Correll of Topsail. Tyler Myers was Trinity’s third winner, edging Tristen Brannock of North Surry 3-0 at 126 pounds. Myers will face Cody Walker of Cuthbertson.
Alex Guevara will be in the third-place match after losing to Michael Elliott of Ashe County 9-3 at 145 pounds.
Two wrestlers from Andrews lost in the semis. Quan Le was pinned by Austin Klurtz of Newton Conover at 113 pounds, and Alphonso Martin defaulted at 106 pounds because of injury.
Skylar Hicks of Wehatmore lost in overtime to Anthony Christopher at 195 pounds.
As a team, Trinity is in second place, just 3.5 points behind leader Coratan, which has two finalists and two wrestlers in third-place matches.
Alexander Preudhomme of Bishop McGuinness moved into the championship match at 126 pounds in the 1A ranks by defeating Jake St. Germain of West Wilkes, 7-1.
Ibrahimn Meite and Marshall Stookey of Southwest Guilford lost in 4A semifinal matches. Metie fell to Logan Farlowe of SunValley 7-3 at 160 pounds while Stookey was stopped by Marcus Cross of Parkland at 145 pounds by a 8-3 decision.
In the quarterfinals. Meite of the Cowboys won by 12-3 major decision over Travian Cooke of Holly Springs at 160 pounds, and Stookey of Southwest edged Adam Nivens of Hough. 2-0.
Austin Glenn of Glenn lost to Jacob Efird Of Hough by fall at 145 pounds.
Martin won a 6-4 quarterfinal decision over Michael Lowe of West Caldwell at 106 pounds. Le topped Grayson Millis of Croatan 3-1 at 113 pounds.
ALex Guevara of Trinity won by a 6-4 decision over Logan Quiney of Bunker Hill in the quarterfinals while Ryan of Trinity pinned Dyaln Adams of Wilkes Central.
Hicks of Wheatmore took his quarterfinal match by virtue of a 14-2 major decision over Austin Poff of Pasquotank.
David Niemitalo of Andrews lost at 120 pounds by decision to Austin McMillian of North Surry in the quarterfinals. Nicouzi Mitchell of Andrews lost at 126 pounds to Storm Long of Forbush. Saconney Hill of Andrews lost by decision to Nate Fallon of Croatana at 145 pounds.
BISHOP 10, ATKINS 0
KERNERSVILLE – Nick Burns, Tyler Ennis, Stuart Spiers and Matt Neidert finished with 2 RBIs each as Bishop McGuinness topped Atkins 10-0 on Friday.
Burns, Spiers and Neidert also went 2 for 2 and scored a run each. Ennis was 1 for 2 with a run scored, Spiers smacked two doubles while Ennis, Burns, Neidert and Thane Jacobson had one each.
Villain starting pitcher Jack O’Halloren picked up his first win as Bishop improves to 2-0. It was the opening game of the season for Atkins.
WESTCHESTER 5, CALVARY 0
HIGH POINT – Tyler Marion made an impact with his arm and his bat as Westchester opened the season with a 5-0 victory over visiting Calvary Baptist on Friday
Marion picked up the win on the mound, striking out five and allowing one hit and one walk in five innings. At the plate, he went 2 for 3, had two RBIS and stole a base. Donnie Sellers was 1 for 2 with a triple, a run scored and a stolen base. Troy Polen was 2 for 3 with a run scored.
Wetchester hosts Salem Baptist on Tuesday
HPCA 10, WAKE CHRITSTIAN 0 (5)
HIGH POINT – Jarred Bergsma went 3 for 3, doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored twice as High Point Christian downed Wake Christian 10-0 in a game stopped after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Luke Gesell was 1 for 4 2 with two RBIs while Boston New laced a two-run double. Levi Gesell was 2 for 3, drove in a run and scored another.
Ben White got the win, striking out three in three innings.
HPCA (2-0) goes to Reagan on Tuesday.
WHEATMORE 9, E. DAVIDSON 1
TRINITY – Clint Marsh struck out seven batters over five innings to help Wheatmore top visiting East Davidson 9-1 on Friday. Cole Tickle struck out two in three innings of relief.
Devon Holbrook had one hit and drove in two runs for the Warriors (2-0), who play host to Northeast Guilford on Tuesday.
W. DAVIDSON 3, LEDFORD 0
WALLBURG – Ledford dropped its baseball opener to West Davidson 3-0 on Friday.
Tyler Hall, Duke Boger, and Addison Powell each had a hit for the Panthers. Boger took the loss on the mound.
WHEATMORE 5, PROVIDENCE GROVE 2
HIGH POINT - Katie Bailiff, Morgan Halo and Sydney Peele each hit solo home runs as Wheatmore toped Providence Grove 5-2 on Friday.
Stephanie Fortner went 2 for 4 with a double. Halo picked up the win, striking out four and walking one in seven innings.
Wheatmore (2-0) goes to East Davidson on Tuesday.
SW GUILFORD 2, WESLEYAN 0
HIGH POINT – Cameron France and Maggie Clark each had a goal and an assists as Southwest Guilford blanked Wesleyan 2-0 on Friday.
Loren Sterling snared five shave in goal for the Cowgirls.
SW GUILFORD 2, NW GUILFORD 2
GREENSBORO — Samantha Wang had a goal and an assist for Southwest Guilford in a 2-2 tie Thursday at Northwest Guilford.
Brianna O’Connor also had a goal while Kristan Edwards had an assist for the Cowgirls in their season-opener. Loren Sterling had four saves in goal.
GLENN 3, WHEATMORE 0
WINSTON-SALEM — Wheatmore defeated Glenn 3-0 late Thursday night.
AT JAMESTOWN PARK
JAMESTOWN — Southwest Guilford edged Northern Guilford by a shot and Ragsdale by seven in a three-team match Thursday at Jamestown Park.
The Cowboys shot 160 followed by Northern with 161 and the Tigers with 167.
Ryan Hardy earned medalist with a 37 to lead Southwest while Drew Adams and Zach Lance each carded a 39 and Devin Lanier had a 45.
David Song and Jared Millikan each shot a 39 to lead Ragsdale while Jake Blythe had a 44 and Mike Hukill had a 45.
The Cowboys play again Monday at Jamestown against Northern.
HOUGH BOYS 13, BISHOP 5
KERNERSVILLE — Hough’s boys defeated Bishop McGuinness 13-5 late Thursday.
Max Leftwich scored three goals for the Villains, while Tom Valle and Rhys Murdock added one goal each. Sean Hamacher dished an assist and Jake Anderholm made four saves in goal for Bishop.