Smithfield: Sports

Corinth Holders sweeps another Two Rivers swim meet

Corinth Holders swept the boys and girls win for the second straight week of Two Rivers 3A Conference swim meets last week. The Pirates finished with 396 points in the girls meet and 359 on the boys side. Cleveland was second in both with 262 and 259, respectively.

Smithfield-Selma took third in the girls meet (192), followed by South Johnston (262), Western Harnett (116) and Triton (97). South Johnston’s boys were third (228), with Smithfield-Selma (191) at fourth, then Western Harnett (92) and Triton (63).

Cleveland and Corinth Holders boys each split the five boys wins. The Langston brothers from Cleveland won two events each and swam on the Rams’ winning 200 medley relay. Cleveland won that event in 1-minute, 45.86 seconds.

Dalton Langston won the individual medley at 2:07.17 and the butterfly in 55.22. Mitchell Langston took the 200 free (1:52.39) and backstroke (58.9). Jeff Salhoff also won for Cleveland in the breaststroke at 1:06.3.

Corinth Holders won in the 200 free (1:39.04) and the 400 free (3:32.18) relays.

Individual wins for the Pirates went to Eric Svadeba in the 50 free at 24.15, Bryce Sherrill in the 100 free at 53.3 and Ryan Patrick in the 500 at 5:13.73.

The Pirates swept all three relay wins and every individual race win in the girls meet. Corinth Holders won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:57.34, the 200 free in 1:53.53 and the 400 free in 3:53.64.

There were three double individual event winners wearing Pirate purple: Rachel Strickland, Peyton Whitaker and Stephanie Grandin. Whitaker took the butterfly (1:00.92) and the backstroke (1:01.94). Grandin’s victories came in the 100 free (59.1) and the breaststroke (1:10.98), while Strickland hit the wall first in the 200 (2:04.31) and 500 (5:33.65) frees.

Paige Bauer won the individual medley (2:26.79) and Kennedy Rex took the 50 free (26.82) for Corinth Holders.

South Johnston’s Zachary Bridges was second in the boys 50 free. Smithfield-Selma’s Kara Harrison took fourth in the individual girls medley.

Pirates win on track: Corinth Holders girls winter track and field team led the way in a meet at South Johnston last week that featured the Two Rivers 3A Conference as well as C.B. Aycock, Eastern Wayne and Southern Wayne.

Triton’s boys won their meet, followed by Corinth Holders, South Johnston and Cleveland, respectively. Cleveland was second on the girls side.

All four Johnston County schools in the meet had event boys wins. South Johnston won the 3,200-meter relay and Trojan standout Jacob Gonzalez took the 1,600 and 3,200 individually.

Cleveland won the 1,600 relay and got wins from Lawson Lamm in the 500 and Reagan Wells in the shot put. Corinth Holders had three individual winners: Patrick Myers in the 1,000, Grant Sullivan in the pole vault and Jake Gallons in both the triple and high jumps.

Smithfield-Selma’s Sherwood Norman won the long jump.

Corinth Holders won the girls 3,200 relay and Cleveland took the 800 girls relay. Jasmine Cullins and Sydni Fields won individually for the Rams. Kaelin Sanderford of Corinth Holders took the 3,200 and South Johnston’s Alex Woodall won the shot put. Pole vault top honors went to Camille Sullivan of South Johnston.

Karina Ramirez of SSS was the runner-up in the girls 500.

Clayton girls are second: Clayton’s girls swim team finished second in a three-team meet with Leesville Road and Middle Creek at the Smithfield Recreation and Aquatics Center on Wednesday. Leesville Road won both events; Middle Creek was second in the boys competition.

Clayton’s Dominique Quintero won the 200 free and the 100 free races. She posted times of 2:02.09 and 55.03, respectively.

The Comets’ Cara Martin doubled up in wins as well, taking the individual medley at 2:14.99 and the 500 free at 5:25.44.

For the Clayton boys, Walter Karstens finished second in the backstroke and Maverick Pellegrino grabbed third in the 50 free.

Friday’s Area Basketball Scores


Northern Nash 43, Cleveland 39

Southeast Raleigh 58, West Johnston 23


Northern Nash 75, Cleveland 59

South Johnston 64, Neuse Charter 60

Southeast Raleigh 82, West Johnston 41