Each week, we’ll honor the top performances as nominated in baseball, softball, girls soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, boys golf, boys tennis and track and field with a “PrepsNow: Best of the Week” column.
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Riley Cameron, Union Pines: Was 4-for-4 with 10 RBIs in a 31-5 win over Westover. According to the NCHSAA record books, the 10 RBIs are tied for second-most in single-game history.
Jack Raynor and Grant Millay South Johnston: Raynor had two walk-off hits en route to MVP honors at the Johnston County Easter Invitational. Millay held Glenn to five hits and two runs in 7 1/3 innings in the championship game.
Cody Whaley, C.B. Aycock: Pitched six of seven innings, posting 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 shutout of Southern Wayne on Tuesday.
Miranda Barker, South Granville: Struck out 10 in a 6-2 win over previously undefeated Orange on Saturday.
Micki Maxson, Falls Lake Academy: Maxon had two home runs, a triple, two doubles and nine RBIs on the week.
Carmen Keene, South Johnston: The pitcher led the Trojans to the Harnett Central Spring Break Softball Tournament championship with a 2-1 win over Princeton on Tuesday.
Meghan Kast and Anna Rockett, Cardinal Gibbons: Kast anchored the midfield and scored in a 2-1 win over Chapel Hill; Rockett had two assists in a 7-2 win over East Chapel Hill.
Gracie Page, East Wake Academy: Had four assists in a 6-2 win over Voyager Academy.
Laney Rouse, Remi Swartz and Jessica McCoppin, Cary Academy: Rouse scored four goals and had four assists while Swartz had three goals and three assists in an 11-2 win over Forsyth Country Day. McCoppin had three goals in a 6-1 win over Saint Mary’s.
Mackenzie Cox, Carrboro: Had nine goals on the week – two in an 18-6 loss to Chapel Hill and seven in a 15-9 win over Pinecrest.
Alleigh Kempf, Lundy Fine and Shannon Wulff, Chapel Hill: Kempf had six goals, Fine had five goals and one assist, and Wulff had three goals and four assists in an 18-6 win over Carrboro.
TRACK AND FIELD
Sierra Fletcher, Southeast Raleigh: Won the 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the Rock Autism Classic in Charlotte. Her time in the 300 hurdles is third-fastest in N.C. all-time.
Myka Hedgepeth, Nash Central: Won the triple jump and 100-meter dash at the Wilson Times Classic.
Marcus McDonald, Southern Durham: Won the triple jump and long jump at the Rock Autism Classic in Charlotte.
Dontavian Smith, Person: Won the 100-meter dash at the Rock Autism Classic in Charlotte.
Rondell Terry, Garner: Won the 100- and 200-meter dash at the Rock Autism Classic in Charlotte.
Jessica Wright, Hillside: Finished runner-up by 0.01 to Fletcher in the 300-meter hurdles at the Rock Autism Classic in Charlotte.