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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Noah Campbell, Cardinal Gibbons: Won the James “Rabbit” Fulghum MVP Award the Golden Leaf Invitational, leading the Crusaders to the title.
Chris Clarke, Will Schmidt and Josh Petterson, East Chapel Hill: The trio didn’t allow a run all week. Clarke and Schmidt combined to shut out Person 6-0 on Tuesday, then Petterson threw a four-hitter to defeat Cincinnati’s Archbishop Moeller, one of Ohio’s top-ranked teams.
Alex Crosby, Faith Christian Rocky Mount: Won the Earl Boykin Outstanding Pitcher Award of the Golden Leaf Invitational.
Hayden Cross, Southern Lee: Went 3-for-3 with three RBIs in a Friday win at Lee County.
LeRoy Edwards, Southern Nash: Won the Lee Gliarmis Sportsmanship Award of the Golden Leaf Invitational.
Jared Leins, Leesville Road: Had five RBIs in a win against Broughton.
Noah McLean, Garner: Had two triples with an RBI and a stolen base in a Friday 10-5 win over Knightdale.
Koen Moreno, Ben Laspaluto and Cameron Norgren, Panther Creek: Moreno and Laspaluto combined for a six-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 4-3 Saturday win against Green Hope, and Norgren hit a two-run homer.
Camden Munise, Holly Springs: Had three RBIs and pitched a complete game in a 14-3 win Tuesday at Fuquay-Varina.
Justin Rhew, Apex: Got the win on the mound Friday against Fuquay-Varina, 4-3, striking out nine batters in just 4 2/3 innings.
Chris Shepherd, Jordan: The catcher made a number of defensive plays to lead the Falcons by Cardinal Gibbons on Friday.
Austin Vernon, Knightdale: Struck out 11 in a Friday loss to Garner.
Mackenzie Fenn, Triton: Threw a five-hit, two-strikeout shutout to defeat Cleveland in just her second outing since losing her mother to cancer.
Shelbie Summerlin, Holly Springs: Once down 9-2, her three-run double tied the score at 10-all before the Golden Hawks beat Fuquay-Varina 11-10 on Tuesday to complete the comeback.
Taylor Young, Falls Lake Academy: Registered 18 strikeouts on the week to add to her conference lead.
Kasey Adams, Garner: Scored three goals in a 4-0 win over Harnett Central Wednesday.
Madison Adkins, Princeton: Scored in the final seconds to defeat Neuse Charter 1-0 on Friday.
Sarah Reynolds, St. David’s: Scored three goals in back-to-back days to get wins over Trinity School of Durham-Chapel Hill, 7-1, and Carolina Friends, 3-1.
Blake Glenn, Heritage: Had 23 saves and three ground balls against in a 9-8 win against Millbrook.
Reid Koonce, Athens Drive: Had four goals in a Tuesday win against Cary.
Cam Sechler, Panther Creek: Had four goals in a 9-4 win over Holly Springs.
Liam Walsh, Northwood: Had six goals in a win against J.F. Webb.
Mary Kate Mahoney, Saint Mary’s: Scored four goals in a 13-3 win against Cary Academy on Friday.
Tess Meurling, Apex: Scored 17 goals on the week.
Maria Schelfe, Leesville Road: Had 14 saves in back-to-back games, a win over Wake Forest and a loss to Heritage.
A.J. Beechler, Pinecrest: The junior shot a blistering 7-under 65 to lead his team to the Pinecrest Invitational title over 17 other teams.
Peter Fountain, Patrick Carlin, Jimbo Stanley, Biggs Hawley and Connor Jones Broughton: The Capitals’ lineup in the final Cap-8 Conference match of the season dominated the leaderboard with all five players in the top nine. Fountain shot a 34, Carlin and Stanley posted 36s and Hawley and Jones were at 39s.
Fulton Smith, O’Neal School: The sophomore shot a 3-under 69 in the Pinecrest Invitational to finish third.
TRACK AND FIELD
Kobe Barnes, Wakefield: Won the boys 100- and 200-meter dash at the Southern Lee Invitational.
James Cammilleri III, Southern Lee: Won the boys pole vault and discus at the Southern Lee Invitational.
Lanier Derbyshire, Stuart Holmes, Will Hopkins and Andrew Brooks, Broughton: Set a new state record in the 4-by-1,600 meter relay (17 minutes, 46 seconds).
Veronica Fraley, Wakefield: Won the shot put (42-2½) and discus (141-9) in the Apex Bojangles Lions Relays.
Olivia Goodwin, Cary: Won the long jump, placed second in the pole vault and was third in the 100-meter hurdles in the Apex Bojangles Lions Relays.
J Johnson, Panther Creek: Swept the 100 meters in 10.58 and the long jump at 23 feet, 2 inches in the Apex Bojangles Lions Relays.
Marcus McDonald, Southern Durham: Won the boys 110- and 300-meter hurdles at the Southern Lee Invitational.
Caleb Silver, Smithfield-Selma: Won the boys 800- and 1,600-meter run at the Southern Lee Invitational.
Blamo Sno, Durham School of the Arts: Won the girls shot put and discus at the Southern Lee Invitational.
Kiana Stotts, Millbrook: Won the girls 100- and 300-meter hurdles at the Southern Lee Invitational.
Ralph Vieux, Garner: Swept the 110 hurdles (15.42) and the triple jump (45-3½) in the Apex Bojangles Lions Relays.