Cleveland wraps up soccer title
Cleveland downed Western Harnett 3-1 in girls soccer Friday night to clinch the outright Two Rivers 3A Conference championship. The Rams stand 11-4-1 overall and 9-0 in league play.
Cleveland outlasted Western Harnett 4-3 in nine innings to improve to 9-11 overall, 4-5 in the Two Rivers 3A Conference on Friday.
The Rams wrapped up no worse than second place in the Two Rivers softball race with a 12-1 win over Western.
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Garner sweeps Knightdale
Garner downed Knightdale in baseball and softball Friday afternoon. The baseball team won 2-1, ending the game with a double play on a Knights’ attempted squeeze bunt.
Brighton Hudson and Cody Jones drove in runs in the Garner fifth inning. Hudson and Saylon Kieft were both 2-for-4 at the plate. Sophomore Colin Pippin worked the complete-game victory with six strikeouts and one walk.
The Trojans scored all five of the game’s runs in the first inning in a 5-0 softball win. Garner continues to lead the GNRC heading into the final week of the season.
Harnett Central rallies by Garner
Harnett Central topped Garner 7-6 in baseball Thursday night to take over second place outright in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference baseball race. Central scored the game’s final six runs including the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Cody Jones, Dakis Brown and Saylor Kieft had two hits each for Garner in the loss. Brown drove in two runs.
Bulldogs get 10th league win
Princeton moved to 10-0 in Carolina 1A Conference soccer play with a 6-1 win over Spring Creek Thursday night. Emily Woodward and Chelsea Hawley had three goals each for the Bulldogs (12-2 overall) in the victory.
Jessica Brush assisted on four Princeton goals and Hawley picked up an assist as well.
Stephenson, Pirates finish off championship runs
The Corinth Holders golf team and South Johnston sophomore Patrick Stephenson wrapped up their Two Rivers 3A Conference boys golf championships with their performances in the final match of the season last week at Reedy Creek Golf Course.
Cleveland won team honors at the match with a total of 326, but the Pirates' lead in season scoring and their wins in the five previous league matches ensured them of the season crown.
Patrick Schweitz led Cleveland with a 78 in the match as three Rams (Jarred Lisec, 80, and Wyatt Jones, 82) posted scores of 82 or better. Nick Routhier led Corinth Holders with a 78.
Stephenson was the class of the field for the fifth time in six league matches the season, however. He carded an even-par 72.
Stephenson's stroke average on the season was just 72.83 and he didn't card a score higher than 76 in a league match this season.
Corinth Holders' Sam Baxter was the league runner-up, followed by Lisec. Routhier took fourth for the Pirates in the season individual standings. Monty Fields and Kellan Labonte of Corinth Holders and Schweitz and Jones of Cleveland finished in the top 10 for the season, as did Smithfield-Selma's Ethan Faulconer.
Cleveland was the conference season runner-up and South Johnston took third. They joined Corinth Holders in the 3A east regional on Monday.