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Wolverines impress on the tennis court

Wakefield High made a dramatic boys’ tennis statement last week when it dominated Millbrook 7-1 in a Cap Eight 4A match. Millbrook was ranked No. 4 in the N.C. High School Tennis Association preseason poll.

“We are athletic and hungry,” said Wolverines coach Ken Stewart. “We are experienced, with five seniors, and young at the same time.

“As for the Millbrook match, it was an early-season matchup that we had circled on the calendar. I’m sure we surprised them a little, especially winning five of six singles. It was their first match and my guys played great. There was effort and passion all day.”

Wakefield was 10-7 in 2011 and graduated seniors who played at Nos. 3, 5 and 6 singles.

“We were competitive and dangerous last year but just didn’t break through vs. the Millbrooks and Broughtons and East Chapel Hills,” Stewart said.

Senior Andrew Swain and sophomore Andrew Belonga are veterans and freshmen Jensen Martin and Bo Boyden are at the top of the lineup.

Caps golfers share titles: Broughton shared the team title with Gastonia Forestview in Friday’s Keith Hills High School Kickoff golf tournament in Buies Creek. Both teams shot 300 to top third-place Kernersville Bishop McGuinness (302) and Leesville Road (303). Clayton and Green Hope tied for fifth at 306.

Clayton’s David Germann was one of four golfers who shot 70 and won a scorecard playoff to claim second place behind Will Long of Forestview, the medalist with a 69. Court Settle led the Caps with a 72 and an eighth-place finish.

Realignment: Davis Whitfield, commissioner of the NCHSAA, said there have been several appeals of the realignment committee’s proposed conferences. Schools had to submit their appeals in writing to the committee by last week.

The realignment committee had planned to hear appeals on Thursday, March 15, and recommend an alignment plan to the NCHSAA board that day. The process might be adjusted because of the number of appeals.

Perfect game: Knightdale High graduate Michael Green threw the first perfect game in Brunswick Community College baseball history Sunday in a 10-0 victory over New River Community College. The game was stopped after five innings.

Green is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore and has signed with Winthrop. The right-hander is 3-0 this season after going 2-1 in an injury-shortened 2011 season. Green has struck out 23 in 26 innings this season and has a 2.88 ERA.

Brunswick Community College was opened in 1979 in Bolivia, and this is its fifth season of baseball. Former Clemson standout Robbie Allen is the coach.

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