Neuse Charter’s volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to notch its first Carolina 1A Conference victory in school history on Tuesday, downing Hobbton. The Cougars emerged with a 22-25, 17-25, 25-21, 25-18, 15-13 victory over the Wildcats.
The win moved Neuse Charter to 1-6 in the conference and 4-7 overall on the season.
Cleveland gets by Smithfield-Selma: Cleveland answered Smithfield-Selma’s second-set challenge and took a 25-14, 23-25, 25-16, 25-19 Two Rivers 3A Conference volleyball victory on Tuesday. The win moved the Rams to 11-2 on the season.
Karlie McCullers had nine kills in the loss for Smithfield-Selma.
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Corinth Holders sweeps Cleveland, downs SSS: Corinth Holders moved to 6-0 in the Two Rivers 3A Conference girls tennis race with wins over Cleveland and Smithfield-Selma last week.
The Pirates swept the Rams on Monday, 9-0. Megan Dyer, Alex Rodier, Cecilia Fricke and Isabella Duncan won in straight sets in singles for Corinth Holders, while Ashley Stufano and Tayah Hichue took tiebreaker wins.
Rodier/Stufano, Dyer/Hichue and Fricke/Duncan combined on the doubles’ wins.
Garner blanks Knightdale: Garner bounced back from a Monday loss to Clayton with a 1-0 boys soccer win over Knightdale on Wednesday. Yunior Ayala fed Alejandro Anorve-Carbajal for the game’s only goal, which moved the Trojans to 3-2 in the conference.
Spartans, LaBonte win at Carolina Lakes: Smithfield-Selma won the team competition and Corinth Holders’ Kellen LaBonte picked up medalist honors at the Two Rivers 3A Conference girls golf match at Carolina Lakes Golf Course on Monday.
LaBonte finished at 38 for the nine-hole match, three ahead of Smithfield-Selma’s Parker Watson and South Johnston’s Sydney Wheeless both shot 41s.
Maggie Riley of SSS was fourth (44), while the Pirates’ Lana Wang (50) and Taylor Capps (51) took fifth and sixth, respectively.
The Spartans totaled 137 for the day, two ahead of Corinth Holders. Triton finished third (144) and South Johnston was fourth (147).
Clayton keeps rolling on tennis courts: Clayton moved to 10-0 in the Greagter Neuse River 4A Conference girls tennis race with matching 9-0 wins over Harnett Central and Knightdale on Monday and Wednesday. Five Comets won their singles matches by 6-0, 6-0 scores: Carmelle Joyner, Katherine Riley, Sydney Rushing, Crystla Anderson and Hannah Kellum.
Rushing and Anderson also won their doubles match by an 8-0 count, as did Wilder and Kaylee Estes.
Rolesville upends Garner: Garner took the first set, but couldn’t get anything else in a 20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21 volleyball loss to Rolesville on Tuesday. Shaylynn Hall had nine kills and Sanaa Lanier eight in the loss for the Trojans.
Rams blank Wake Forest: Cleveland turned back Wake Forest 2-0 in boys soccer on Tuesday night. The Rams are 7-2 on the season after the win.
Pirates shut out Friendship: Corinth Holders blanked first-year school Apex Friendship 4-0 in boys soccer on Monday night. Pedro Segundo, Alan Landeros, Derek Kaple and Jack Moeller all scored in the win for the Pirates, who are 7-2-1 overall.
Trojans win at River Ridge: Kayla Ward and Tylor Whitley led the way as Garner won yet another Greater Neuse River 4A Conference girls golf match on Tuesday at River Ridge. Ward was the medalist with a 40, while Whitley shot 41.
Garner’s Natalie Allen was fourth with a 52, four behind Clayton’s Katherine Dull who took third.
The Trojans posted a score of 133 for the match; Clayton was second at 153. Knightdale was third (159) and West Johnston fourth (164). Megan Britt led West with a 53.
North Pitt gets by North Johnston: North Pitt won a close first set and grabbed a 25-23, 25-21, 25-14 volleyball victory over North Johnston on Tuesday.