South Johnston opened the Two Rivers 3A Conference boys golf season with a sweep of the team and individual wins at the Country Club of Johnston County on Monday.
Patrick Stephenson was the individual medalist with a 71. The Trojans finished at 338 as a team, nine strokes ahead of Corinth Holders. Triton (348) was third, followed by Cleveland (353), Smithfield-Selma and Western Harnett.
Smithfield-Selma’s Ethan Faulkner and Cleveland’s Patrick Schwietz both carded 77s to tie for second individually.
In addition to Stephenson’s low round, South Johnston picked up an 80 from Brooks Skinner. Nick Routhier and Ian Apsey both had 82s for Corinth Holders.
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Clayton sweeps West Johnston: Clayton moved to 7-0 on the season with a 9-0 boys tennis dual win over West Johnston Monday afternoon. The Comets are 5-0 in the Greater Neuse River Conference.
Klein Evans, Banks Evans and Brooks Campbell all won their singles matches at love (6-0, 6-0) for Clayton, while Naren Guha, Christopher Riley and Jacob Granger all won in straight sets.
The loss dropped West Johnston to 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
Harnett Central wins Neuse golf match: Harnett Central coasted to a 12-stroke victory in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys golf match on Tuesday at The Neuse. The Trojans finished at 299 for the day. Clayton was second at 311, followed by Rolesville 9325), Garner (327) and West Johnston (345).
Trey Capps led Garner with a 72, while Colby Jackson turned in a 77.
South Johnston avenges baseball playoff loss: South Johnston turned back Cardinal Gibbons 9-7 in baseball Monday afternoon, the team that bounced the Trojans out of the 3A baseball playoffs last season.
Zachary Bridges had three hits and two RBI for South, while Sawyer Roberts went 2-for-4. The Trojans totaled 12 hits as a team and every one of the starting nine players had a hit.
Zach McLamb got the win in relief and Grant Millay came on for the save.
Clayton opens GNRC soccer play with two wins: Clayton completed a perfect first week of girls soccer conference play with a 9-2 win over Harnett Central Wednesday night. Janelle Reid and Lauren Daniels led the Comet offense with two goals each.
Emery Biggs had three assists and a goal as well for Clayton, which moved to 6-1 overall with the win. Holland Mills and Daniels added two assists as well.
Clayton opened the week with a 6-0 shutout win over East Wake Monday night. Daniels had a hat trick in the win.
Clayton rallies by East Wake: Clayton put together a six-run sixth inning to rally for an 8-4 baseball win in its Greater Neuse River 4A Conference opener Tuesday night.
East Wake led 4-0 early.
Blake Joyner and Tyler Tutthill had two hits each for the Comets and Brooks Verona hit a solo home run.
In softball, East Wake downed Clayton 7-1. The Warriors scored in five of their seven at bats.
Panthers stop SSS: North Johnston’s bats came alive in the final three innings and the Panthers stopped Smithfield-Selma 8-5 in baseball on Monday. The Panthers scored six runs in the game’s final three innings after trailing 5-1 early.
Garner stops Southeast Raleigh: Garner topped Southeast Raleigh 13-1 in both teams’ conference opener Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans (3-4 overall) blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning.
Cleveland makes its seven straight: Cleveland beat Southern Nash 11-1 in baseball Tuesday to move to 7-1 on the season. Tyler Keenan was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Rams. Landon Brown also had a two-hit day. Will Tetrault got the win on the mound.
Princeton edges Spring Creek: Princeton won a tight boys tennis match with Spring Creek, 5-4, Tuesday afternoon. Jacob Williams, Garrett Klein, Kyle Balageo and Woodall Lane won in singles for the Bulldogs. The match clincher was a doubles win from the No. 3 team of Rian Tew and Lane, who downed Spring Creek’s Michael O’Hara and Matthew Morton, 8-3.
Garner, West roll in GNRC softball openers: Garner swept a doubleheader from Southeast Raleigh as both teams opened the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference season Tuesday afternoon. The Trojans took wins by a 15-0 count and at 14-0. The wins left Garner at 7-2 overall on the season.
West Johnston downed Rolesville, 10-0, on Tuesday as well.
Wildcats’ offense comes alive: West Johnston had three at bats which produced two or more runs and the Wildcats stopped Rolesville 9-3 in its GNRC baseball opener on Tuesday afternoon. West had lost four consecutive games coming in, the last three all by one-run margins and the other by two runs.
The win moved the Wildcats to 2-5 on the season.