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 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).
South Johnston won the 4x800 (9:23) and got a win from Harold Robinson in the 100-meter dash at 11.6 seconds.
The Trojans’ Eric Bowles won the 110-meter hurdles at 16.4 seconds and DeParis Patterson gave South a win in the triple jump (41-7).
Western Harnett won the boys 4x100 relay (45.3) and got a win from Marshae Kelly in the 300-meter hurdles (44.3).
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).
Western Harnett’s Satia Jackson (72-8) and Jasmine Brown (72-7) finished one-two in the girls discus, and Rochelle Forbes got a win for the Eagles in the triple jump (34-4).
Western dominated the girls long jump with Ranessa Bryson (17-6) leading the way. Bryson also won the high jump (4-10).
South Johnston (56.1) edged Corinth Holders to win the 4x100 relay. Trojan Savannah Creed won the pole vault (11-6) and teammate Emma Blackman took the girls shot put (30-2.5).
Clayton blanks two more conference opponents
Clayton’s boys tennis team posted 9-0 dual wins over Greater Neuse River 4A Conference rivals Harnett Central and Knightdale on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. The Comets are 11-0 overall and 10-0 in the conference.
Top-seeded Klein Evans won both of his singles matches at love for the two-match set. Brooks Campbell, Naren Guha, Chris Riley, Vance Lanier and Noah Depriest all had straight set wins against Central.
Campbell, Guha, Riley, Lanier and Dillon Hyde were straight set winners against Knightdale in singles. Clayton’s closest doubles match in the two matches was an 8-4 win by Guha and Riley over Central’s Isaac Das and Ryan Gibbons on Monday.
North Carolina sweeps South Carolina
The North Carolina all-stars beat the South Carolina all-stars Saturday in the boys and girls games in the Carolinas Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C. The game matches seniors from the two states.
Northern Durham’s Kentrell Barkley (18 points) led the North Carolina boys to a 106-93 victory as six players scored in double figures. Broughton’s Jerome Robinson scored 13.
Athens Drive’s Grace Hunter led the North Carolina scoring with 14 points in a 66-60 win. Southeast Raleigh’s Amber Richardson added 13.
Pollard rolls up six goals in West’s win
Robin Pollard scored six goals in West Johnston’s 9-0 girls soccer win over Southeast Raleigh on Wednesday as the Wildcats moved to 5-1 in Greater Neuse River 4A Conference play.
West also claimed a 4-0 girls soccer win over East Wake on Monday.
Madison Covey led West with two goals in the win over East Wake, while Mallory Burton and Pollard also scored.
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.
North soccer wins league opener
North Johnston downed Southwest Edgecombe 4-1 in its Eastern Plains 2A Conference girls soccer opener on Tuesday. Samantha Richardson drove the Panther offense with three goals and an assist. Freshman Barrett Davis had a goal and an assist as well for North, which moved to 5-4-1 with the win.
Garner grabs pair of one-run baseball wins
Garner downed Harnett 2-1 and Athens Drive 6-5 in baseball last week. Garner scored late in both games to get the win, picking up the game-winning run in the sixth against Central on Tuesday and pushing across two in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday to top Athens Drive.
The wins extended Garner’s streak to four games. The Trojans are 3-0 in the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference.
Panthers split with Beddingfield
North Johnston split its baseball and softball wins with Eastern Plains 2A Conference rival Wilson Beddingfield on Tuesday. The baseball team grabbed a 17-4 win, while the softball team fell 5-3. Emma Turner and Meghan Sherrod had RBI hits for North in the softball loss.
Hawks edge Smithfield-Selma
Triton downed Smithfield-Selma 3-2 in girls soccer on Tuesday evening. The loss dropped the Spartans to 1-1 in Two Rivers 3A Conference play.
The Hawks also downed SSS in softball by a 17-2 count.
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.
Clayton drops Rolesville
Clayton downed Rolesville 11-2 in GNRC baseball on Tuesday. The Comets had nine hits on the afternoon in moving to 5-3 overall and 3-2 in league play.
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.
South Johnston wins in 10 innings
South Johnston survived a wild Two Rivers 3A Conference baseball battle against Western Harnett Tuesday night, rallying from a five-run deficit to take a 13-10 victory in 10 innings. The Trojans (7-3 overall, 2-1 conference) totaled 19 hits in the evening and led 10-7 entering the bottom of the seventh inning before the Eagles (3-5, 0-3) forced extras with a three-run spurt.
Princeton blanks Lakewood
Princeton drilled Lakewood 17-0 in softball on Wednesday. Casey Mitchell was 4-for-4 at the plate for the Bulldogs with a double and two RBIs.
The Bulldogs batted around in each of the first two innings to build an 11-0 lead. Princeton had six doubles on the night. Hailey Wood homered for the Bulldogs, who moved to 4-0 in the Carolina 1A Conference and 7-1 overall.
Garner prevails in overtime
Garner scored two goals in overtime to top Knightdale 3-1 in girls soccer on Wednesday night. Michaela Wycoff, Grace Bondurant and Kasey Adams all scored for the Trojans, who moved to 3-3 overall with the victory.
Trojans roll by Western Harnett
South Johnston drilled Western Harnett 19-2 in five innings of Two Rivers 3A Conference softball play on Tuesday. Caroline Dorman led the Trojan offense with three hits, five RBIs and two runs scored. Two of Dorman’s hits were triples.
Alex Woodall drove in three runs for South, while McKinley Johnson, Anna Webster and Lily Allen drove in two runs each. Sophomore Mary Ann Brown got the win in the circle.
Bulldogs split conference matches
Princeton bounced back from a 3-2 loss to Hobbton last week with a 9-0 drubbing of Lakewood Wednesday night. Kassandra Velasquez scored three times for the Bulldogs, while Jessica Brush and Chelsea Hawley had two goals each for Princeton, which sits 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the Carolina 1A Conference.