News-Star: Sports

Sports Briefs: Oct. 26, 2014

Pirates finish regular season with 19-0 mark

Corinth Holders’ boys soccer team rolled up 16 goals in wins over Triton and Smithfield-Selma last week, finishing off its regular-season schedule with a 19-0 record. The Pirates are expected to be the No. 1 overall seed for the state playoffs in the eastern regional, giving them home field advantage until the state championship match.

Corinth Holders downed Smithfield-Selma 7-3 on Monday and toppled Triton, 9-1, on Wednesday.

Zach Blinson and Dane Martin had two goals each for the Pirates against SSS, while Aaron Lopez, Grant Austin and Pedro Segundo scored one goal each. Lopez had three assists and Austin totaled two assists.

Austin had four goals and an assist in the win over Triton. Blinson, Lopez, Alan Landeros, Dalton Parker and Jackson Creech also scored goals. Blinson assisted on two goals as well.

Smithfield-Selma finished 6-4 in the league and in third place, behind Cleveland (8-2). The Rams beat South Johnston 3-0 on Monday and downed Western Harnett 10-1 on Wednesday.

Josue Perez scored twice against South Johnston for Cleveland, while four-goal nights from both Lawson Lamm and Markel Miles made the night against Western much easier for the Rams.

Clayton finishes third in GNRC soccer

Garner wrapped up a second place finish behind Harnett Central in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference boys soccer race with a 4-2 win over Rolesville on Wednesday. The Trojans were 12-2 on the conference season and 16-6-1 overall.

Corey Morrison, Bryson White, Junior Ayala and Alejandro Carbajal had goals for the Trojans in the victory. Ayala and Carbajal also assisted on one goal each.

Clayton edged out East Wake (6-7-1) Knightdale (6-8) and Southeast Raleigh (6-8) for third place with a 7-6-1 conference mark. The Comets (8-8-2 overall) dominated Southeast in a 5-1 victory Wednesday night.

Greyson Colclough had two assists on the night, while five Clayton players (Sean Kimble, Stephen Ruiz, Juan Alvarado, Caleb Rogers and Daniel Alioto scored one goal each.

West Johnston was 5-9 in conference matches for the season.

The 4A playoffs begin this coming week with games on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

Commissioner’s Cup to recognize community service by prep teams

The N.C. High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Time Warner Cable, will award the inaugural Commissioner's Cup for the 2014-15 academic year. The Commissioner’s Cup is for athletic teams or cheerleading squads at NCHSAA member schools and will be based on community service.

School should have their "team" identify a need within its community and create a plan to conduct the service project. Each team also needs a sponsor, who can be a coach, faculty member, staff member or parent.

Teams must submit a one-minute video of the project in a .MOV format via email to Included in the video should be information on the organization that the team will serve, impact of project on community, numbers of people served, theme of the project, photos, video, etc. from event or project.

Two teams or schools from each classification (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) will be awarded the 2014-2015 NCHSAA Commissioner’s Cup at the NCHSAA Annual Meeting on May 7. Each will receive a $1,000 stipend for their respective team or school athletic program. The deadline for project submission is April 1.