Knightdale bows out of 4A playoffs at Conley
For 54 minutes, things didn’t look like one may expect in a matchup between a No. 32 seed and a No. 1 seed in the opening round of the NCHSAA 4A girls soccer playoffs.
Knightdale (7-11) even looked to carry the momentum after scoring the first goal of the game against the undefeated Vikings (17-0) and heading into the break tied 1-1. But from the 55th minute onward, Conley produced five goals on its way to a 6-1 victory.
The Knights got their goal when sophomore Taylor Ward cleaned up the aftermath of a corner kick in the 23rd minute.
Conley got two goals each from from Morgan Sandy and Bria Robbins, and one goal each from Shelby Jones and Analee Reed.
White Oak hands Pirates their first loss
Corinth Holders had two answers for Jacksonville White Oak, but didn’t have the deciding third. The Vikings eliminated the Pirates from the NCSHAA 3A soccer playoffs Wednesday with a 3-2 overtime victory.
Corinth Holders finishes the season with a 15-1 mark.
Kayla Boudreau scored twice for White Oak, which finished in the middle of the brutally deep Coastal 3A Conference standings.
The Pirates will lose only two – but two very important players to graduation – forward Allie O’Hara and midfielder Bella Iorio.
Corinth Holders falls in 3A playoffs
Southwestern Randolph finished strong with six runs in its final two at bats and beat Corinth Holders 8-4 Tuesday night in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A softball playoffs.
Corinth Holders held a 3-2 lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning.
Sophomore Hanna Mizell had a game-high three hits for the Pirates, while freshman Shanan Hester and senior Holly Price had two hits each. Hester drove in three runs as well, while senior Kelsie Hocutt, Hester and Price all doubled.
McKenna Hoover went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Southwestern (17-5).
The Pirates finished the season with a 12-9 record and lose four players to graduation: Hocutt, Price, Jessica Kronz and Carrie Corbett. The rest of the Corinth Holders’ lineup was made up of freshmen and sophomores.
Upcoming football opportunities
▪ The Knightdale Knights youth football organization plans to host football camp on May 30-31 and June 6-7, from 4-7 p.m. each day. This is a non-contact camp and is open to all children ages 5-12. The camp will take place at Knightdale Elementary School, 109 Ridge St., Knightdale. The cost of $20 covers a meal and a T-shirt on the final day of camp. For more information or to register, call 919-617-1532 or visit knightdaleknights.org.
▪ Registration is now open for the Knightdale Dragons Pop Warner football and cheer and dance season.The organization welcomes players and cheerleaders ages 5-15. Practices begin Aug. 1 at Good Hope Baptist Church on Smithfield Road and games will follow starting Aug. 29. All home games are played at East Wake Middle School. For more information or to register online visit knightdaledragons.org.
▪ Adult flag football will be held Tuesday nights 6:30-9 p.m. through June 9 at Field 1 at Knightdale Station Park, 810 N. First Ave., Knightdale. For more information, contact Chris Roland at 919-217-2234.
Tarheel Seniors Golf Association
The Tarheel Seniors Golf Association will hold 16 events this year across the area this spring and summer with events at The Neuse, River Ridge, Falls Village, Bentwinds, 12 Oaks, Zebulon Country Club, Lochmere, Devils Ridge and Eagle Ridge. Entry fees are $30-40 per event, which are usually held on Mondays. Four flights of play are offered. Visit tarheelseniors.com or contact Jim Pearce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-215-7676 for more info.
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 email@example.com for more info.
Real Heroes Wrestling Club
Local high school wrestling coach Kristian Stewart is resuming the Real Heroes Wrestling Club in Johnston County. The club is for kids of all ages interested in amateur wrestling in N.C. Wrestling Association and other regional events. The club will meet at Corinth Holders High School. For info, contact Stewart at 919-365-4344 or firstname.lastname@example.org.