The N.C. High School Athletic Association will announce its baseball and softball venues and playing dates on Tuesday after learning if N.C. State will have home baseball games this weekend.
On Monday night, the Wolfpack was playing for a chance to host a Super Regional in the NCAA baseball tournament. The NCHSAA usually uses State’s Doak Field for its baseball finals.
Since South Granville is in both the baseball and softball championship series, the NCHSAA wants to put them close enough for fans to attend games in each series.
The softball finals are scheduled for UNC-Greensboro and N.C. State’s Dail Softball Stadium.
The sites and times have not been determined but the baseball pairings are Millbrook (20-10) vs. Charlotte Providence (29-3) in 4A, Pikeville Aycock (23-4) vs. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (27-5) in 3A, South Granville (23-3) vs. Randleman (26-4) in 2A, and Whiteville (26-4) vs. South Stanley (21-6) in 1A.
The softball pairings are Greenville Conley (25-2) vs. North Davidson (25-5) in 4A, Northern Guilford (25-2) vs. Enka (26-0) in 3A, South Granville (23-2) vs. Forbush (27-1) in 2A, and Hiwasee Dam (24-3) vs. North Duplin (18-3-1) in 1A.
Wild win: The South Granville baseball team advanced to the finals with a wild 9-8 14-inning win over Midway on Saturday night. Granville lost the first game in the best-of-three series 6-5 and forced the third game with a 3-1 win in the second game.
The teams were tied 6-6 after seven innings in the decisive game. Each team scored one run in the 11th and the 13th.
Sophomore Clay Walters hit an inside the park home run for the winning run in the 14th.
Junior Justin Brown, who started the game and pitched the first four innings before moving to third base, relieved in the bottom of the 14th and pick up the save.
Frazier goes fast: Ravenscroft senior Ryen Frazier ran the fastest mile by a high school girl this season on Saturday to win the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregan.
Frazier nipped Devin Clark of Smithson Valley, Texas at the finish with a 4:39.84.
Two goals: Carrboro sophomore Miah Araba was named Most Valuable Player in the Jaguars' 2-1 victory Saturday over East Bend Forbush in the NCHSAA 2A girls soccer championship game. She was even more valuable to Carrboro's effort than previously thought.
Araba, who banged in the game-winning goal from about 30 yards out in Saturday's second overtime, originally was credited by scorekeepers for an assist on Carrboro's first goal, which came off her corner kick midway through the first overtime period.
A review of photos of the first score showed Araba's corner kick curled in over the fingertips of Forbush's goalkeeper without touching another player.
Araba should have been credited for both goals.
W.E. Warnock contributed to this story.