Wakefield High made a dramatic boys’ tennis statement last week when it dominated Millbrook 7-1 in a Cap Eight 4A match. Millbrook was ranked No. 4 in the N.C. High School Tennis Association preseason poll.
“We are athletic and hungry,” said Wolverines coach Ken Stewart. “We are experienced, with five seniors, and young at the same time.
“As for the Millbrook match, it was an early-season matchup that we had circled on the calendar. I’m sure we surprised them a little, especially winning five of six singles. It was their first match and my guys played great. There was effort and passion all day.”
Wakefield was 10-7 in 2011 and graduated seniors who played at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 singles.
“We were competitive and dangerous last year but just didn’t break through vs. the Millbrooks and Broughtons and East Chapel Hills,” Stewart said.
Senior Andrew Swain and sophomore Andrew Belonga are veterans and freshmen Jensen Martin and Bo Boyden are at the top of the lineup.
Clayton’s David Germann was one of four golfers who shot 70 and won a scorecard playoff to claim second place behind Will Long of Forestview, the medalist with a 69. Court Settle led the Caps with a 72 and an eighth-place finish.
The realignment committee had planned to hear appeals on Thursday, March 15, and recommend an alignment plan to the NCHSAA board that day. The process might be adjusted because of the number of appeals.
Green is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore and has signed with Winthrop. The right-hander is 3-0 this season after going 2-1 in an injury-shortened 2011 season. Green has struck out 23 in 26 innings this season and has a 2.88 ERA.
Brunswick Community College was opened in 1979 in Bolivia, and this is its fifth season of baseball. Former Clemson standout Robbie Allen is the coach.