Millbrooks Zach Dixon hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning for an 8-7 victory over Apex on Friday to earn the Wildcats a berth in Tuesdays 7 p.m. state quarterfinal baseball game at Middle Creek. Millbrook scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings before Dixon delivered the game winning hit.
Millbrooks Zach Dixon hit a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning for an 8-7 victory over Apex on Friday to earn the Wildcats a berth in Tuesdays 7 p.m. state quarterfinal baseball game at Middle Creek.
Millbrook scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game into extra innings before Dixon delivered the game winning hit.
Richmond County and Wilmington Ashley play in the other quarterfinal. The quarterfinal winners will play a best-of-three series for the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A Eastern championship.
Voyager Academy, a NCHSAA charter school that has only freshmen and sophomores, advanced to the 1A quarterfinals. Voyager, coached by former Southern Durham and Northern Durham coach Pete Shankle, plays at Martin County Riverside.
Softball: Holly Springs (21-2) and Apex (18-3), which finished Nos. 1 and 2 in the Tri-Nine regular season, meet in the fourth round of the NCHSAA 4A softball tournament Tuesday at 6 p.m. Holly Springs beat Apex 2-0 and lost to the Cougars 4-1 during the regular season.
North Johnston (25-1) is at home Tuesday against Bartlett Yancey (26-1) in the 2A tournament.
Soccer: Undefeated Green Hope plays at Wilmington Hoggard on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the NCHSAA 4A soccer semifinals. The winner will advance to the championship game on Friday or Saturday.
The 3A and 2A Eastern championship games are Tuesday. Cardinal Gibbons is a Jacksonville White Oak in 3A and Swansboro is at Carrboro in 2A.
4A track: Southeast Raleigh standout jumper Jaylon Holt had to change his plant foot in the triple jump at last weeks regionals because of a foot injury. He did it again Saturday and still was the states best in the triple jump at 47-3 1/2.
I didnt know if it would work last week when I tried it, Holt said of changing his plant foot. But I made it work. It was a challenge.
Enloes Jonathan Addison was disappointed with his third-place finish in the 4A long jump, but bounced back to win the high jump with a leap of 6-foot, 8 inches.
I really pushed myself in the high jump and it paid off, Addison said.
East Chapel Hills Jon Beyle said the track season has been a struggle, but he wrapped up with wins in the shot and discus.
Everythings just been a little off, going back and forth between the two events, Beyle said. I started out really bad today in the shot, but got a good throw in on my fourth throw, then the fifth one was good and the sixth really good.
He won the shot at 55-feet, 1 ½ inches, then took the discus at 161-3, more than 10 feet ahead of the runner-up.
Wake Forest-Rolesville wheelchair athlete Matthew McDonald posted career bests in the 100 (29.38) and 200 (1:09.86) and won the discus and shot put.
Getting my P.R. in the 100 and 200 was my big goal, but I got the wins in the shot and discus as well, which is what you come here to do, McDonald said.
Southeast Raleighs Deja Barbour had a career best in the girls 100 wheelchair as well.
Bailey goes to Scotland: Fayetteville Britt football coach Richard Bailey is succeeding Chip Williams as head coach at Scotland. Bailey was 119-44 at Brit.
Garrard camp: NFL quarterback David Garrard will host a free football and cheer camp at Southern Durham on Saturday, June 16 at Southern Durham High. The camp is open to students between the ages of 7 to 17. Children will be separated by age group and gender. Camp hours are from 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. All participants will receive lunch, snacks and a commemorative t-shirt. The camp is hosted by the David Garrard Foundation, a 501 c(3) non profit organization that supports families impacted by Crohns disease and breast cancer and promotes healthy, active lifestyles for todays youth.
To register for the camp, visit www.davidgarrardfoundation.org and click the Air it Out Football & Cheer Camp link on the homepage.