Eastern Wake: Sports

Sports Briefs: April 5

Youth Baseball Day at East Wake

East Wake High School baseball has designated Youth Baseball Day for the Friday, April 10 home games against Knightdale. All youth baseball players who wear a baseball jersey will get into the games for free. The junior varsity game begins at 4 p.m. and varsity follows at 7.

Comets move to 6-0 in GNRC soccer

Clayton’s girls soccer team downed Rolesville 10-0 on Monday and dropped East Wake 6-0 on Wednesday to enter the spring break break with a 6-0 GNRC record.

Everette Biggs had a hat trick for the Comets (8-2 overall) against East Wake, while Sophia Woznichak, Holland Mills and Lauren Daniels added one goal each.

Daniels had the hat trick against Rolesville and Everett Biggs added two goals. Six other Comets scored single goals.

Corinth Holders sweeps South Johnston, Western Harnett

The Corinth Holders track and field teams were most dominant in distance running as they ran away in a meet against Western Harnett and South Johnston on Wednesday.

The Pirates posted 96.83 points on the boys end, ahead of South Johnston (47.17) and Western Harnett (42).

The Corinth boys claimed the 4x400 (3:51), and the 4x200 in 1:35 ousting Western by 2 seconds and South by 3 seconds.

Corinth Holders’ Grant Sullivan won the pole vault (12-0) and Hunter Whitley gave the Pirates a win in the discus (116-10).

Pirate Austin Carroll took the boys 800-meter run in 2:09 and 1600-meter run in 4:53, while his teammate Patrick Myers cruised to first place in the 3200-meter event at a time of 10:11.

Kane Little won the boys 200 dash (23.8) and Jared Johnson took the shot put (41-3) for the Pirates.

Corinth Holders also got wins from Sadavion Dixon in the boys long jump (20-2) and DJ Dabney in the high jump (5-10). Dixon also took the boys 400-meter dash (53 seconds).

On the girls’ end, Corinth finished with 96.67 points, topping Western Harnett (58) and South Johnston (24.33).

The Pirates won the 4x400 (4:35) and 4x800 (11:33) and ran the 4x200 unopposed in a time of 2:05.

Corinth Holders standout Arden Vessie took first in the girls 800-meter event in 2:30, while Cameron Rutherford was first in the 1600-meter run at 5:49 for the Pirates. Their teammate Samara Gibson won the 400 dash (1:01), 200 dash (27.3) and 100 dash (13 seconds).

Kayla Ste. Marie gave Corinth Holders a win the 3200-meter event in 13:23. Fellow Pirate Faith Widener topped the field in the girls 100-meter hurdles (18.6) and 300-meter hurdles (55.2).

West Johnston rolls by East Wake

West Johnston dropped East Wake in GNRC baseball by a 13-2 count on Tuesday. The Wildcats took control of the game with an eight-run fourth inning. West is 6-2 overall, 4-1 in the league after the victory.

In softball, West Johnston grabbed a 12-5 victory, rallying from an early deficit in a big way. The Wildcats are 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the league.

Pirates extend golf winning streak

Corinth Holders won its third straight Two Rivers 3A Conference golf match Monday at Carolina Lakes. The Pirates finished at 316, paced by a 77 from Nick Routhier. Monty Fields shot 78 and Kellen LaBonte had an 80.

South Johnston’s Patrick Stephenson led the way individually with a 73, while Cleveland’s Patrick Schweitz shot 76 for second place.

Host Western Harnett finished third in the team rundown at 350. South was third at 353, Smithfield-Selma next at 370. Ethan Faulconer carded an 85 for the Spartans.

Corinth Holders doubles up Cleveland

Corinth Holders downed Cleveland 8-4 in softball on Tuesday, putting together a six-run third inning. Aiyana Campbell was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, while Shanan Hester doubled twice and drove in a run. Carrie Corbett drove in two runs for the Pirates.

Registrations, tryouts open

▪  N.C. Hustle, a travel basketball team based in Knightdale, is looking for fifth-grade boys (11U) to play for the upcoming season. The fifth graders practice in the Knightdale Baptist Church gym on Thursday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through June. For more information, contact Dexter Williams at 919-413-3014.

▪  Registration is now open for spring tennis for ages 7-12 with Zebulon Parks and Recreation. Classes are led by Brian Solik at Whitley Park and will begin Monday, April 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Call 919-823-0432 for more information.

▪  TriCounty Futbol Club is accepting registration for the spring season. Information about the soccer club is available at TCFCNC.com or through Darin or Stephanie Dixon at 919-760-5126.

5K race training

Flowers Plantation’s Spring Couch to 5K will help participants train for a 5K race in a fun and supportive group. Registration covers group runs, informational sessions, training shirt, and entry into the annual Clayton Road Race 5K on May 9. For information email flowersplantation.com or call Tracy Condie at 919-553-1984.

Piedmont Bass Classics tournaments

The Piedmont Bass Classics tournament trail fishing tournaments have been set for the season. Events are held at Shearon Harris, Jordan, Kerr, Falls and Mayo lakes. Visit piedmontbassclassics.com or email philsflags@msn.com for more info.

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