The Southeast Raleigh girls track and field team crushed the field at the NCRunners Invite hosted by Green Hope Saturday.
The Bulldogs’ 169 points were well ahead of Hillside (84), Cleveland (62) and Green Hope (51).
Southeast’s double winners were Charminiqu Hackney (100 and 200 dash) and Sierra Fletcher (100 and 300 hurdles).
Panther Creek’s boys had 67.5 points to hold off Hillside (60), Green Hope (59), Richlands (56) and Southeast Raleigh (55).
Southeast Raleigh’s Dominic Foy (long jump, 300 hurdles), Middle Creek’s Terrell Adams (shot put, discus) and Hillside’s Marcus Krah (110 hurdles, triple jump) were among the double winners.
Durham track: Jordan’s boys and Durham School of the Arts’ girls showed their team depth in winning the Durham County track and field championships on Saturday. Jordan had just seven gold medals but had 238.5 points, well ahead of runner-up Southern Durham (119). DSA had 206 points behind eight gold medals, well ahead of Jordan at 144.
Fight for 55 winner: Green Hope won four of the five sports Saturday to clinch the “Fight for 55” competition that began with fall and winter sports. The Falcons lost in softball but won baseball, girls and boys lacrosse and girls soccer to now hold a 19-12 lead with only four sports to be decided: boys and girls track and field, boys golf and stunt.
Chapel Hill/Lincoln HOF: This year’s Chapel Hill/Lincoln High sports hall of fame class includes: soccer all-American Michael Brown (CHHS ‘73); all-state football player Thomas Bell (Lincoln ‘65); conference tennis player of the year Chris Hill (CHHS ‘92); all-conference football linemen of the year Reggie Jackson (CHHS ‘75); two-time state champion and mile record-setter Tommy Ward (CHHS ‘73); and conference basketball player of the year Sheldon Watlington (CHHS ‘78).
Brown also painted the Tiger mural on the school’s entrance of Culton-Peerman Stadium.
Two past state champions will be inducted as teams: Chapel Hill’s 1970 boys golf team and the 1981 girls cross country team.
Honoring Daniels: North Johnston High will dedicate its softball field to longtime former coach George Daniels in a ceremony before its Friday, April 29, game against North Pitt at 7 p.m.. The game is set for 7 p.m. The school is inviting all former softball players back to take part in the night of memories and fellowship.
Bull City Cup: The Bull City Cup final is scheduled for Friday between PAC-6 foes Northern Durham and Riverside. The two will play at 7 p.m. at Durham County Stadium. In the the 5 p.m. third-place game, Voyager Academy plays Durham School of the Arts.
Kestrel Heights and Hillside are slated to play in the fifth-place game Thursday at 5 p.m.
Private school soccer rankings: The Triangle has a stronghold on the state’s eurosportscoreboard.com private school girls soccer rankings. Cary Academy is tops in 3A with Durham Academy fourth. Cary Christian is first in 2A with St. David’s second. Wilson’s Community Christian is tops in 1A with Neuse Christian in second, Grace Christian Sanford fourth and Kerr-Vance Academy fifth.
Apex coaching change: Apex promoted assistant Charli Michel to be its next girls basketball coach. Michael was a player on Apex’s 2006 state runner-up team. Previous coach Isaac Bristol was relieved of his duties after going 30-22 in two seasons, finishing third in the conference both times.
Performers of the week
Spencer Brickhouse, Bunn baseball: On the week, he went 4 of 5 with three walks, six RBIs, two doubles, a triple and a grand slam. He’s hitting .553 for his career, which is second in NCHSAA history as of now.
Patrick Wheeler, Holly Springs baseball: In a battle for first in the Southwest Wake 4A, the center fielder went 3-4 at the plate with three singles and scored the game’s only run in the first inning in a 1-0 win against Middle Creek.
Bryse Wilson, Orange baseball: Threw a no-hitter against J.F. Webb in a 3-0 victory on Tuesday.
Holden Hales, North Johnston baseball: Had a walk-off single Tuesday to down SouthWest Edgecombe 1-0 and stay atop the conference.
West Johnston baseball: After sweeping Clayton by winning 6-2 on Tuesday and 8-1 Friday, the 11-9 Wildcats are atop the Greater Neuse 4A with a 9-1 league record.
Spencer Smith, Northern Durham baseball: Had two home runs in a 7-6 loss to Jordan on Tuesday.
Daniel Haberern, Cardinal Gibbons baseball: Pitched a four-hit shutout Orange in an 11-0 victory Wednesday with seven strikeouts.
Mitchell Haughee, Grace Christian Raleigh baseball: Led the Eagles in a 9-5 victory over St. David’s on Tuesday with three hits.
Cathan Soto, Fuquay-Varina softball: Picked up the win in relief to force a tie for first in the Southwest Wake 4A. She came into a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the fourth and got out of the jam. Gave up just two runs in 3 1/3 innings in a 7-5 win.
Dee Decristofaro, Jordan-Matthews softball: Had two hits, including a double, three RBIs and a run scored to lead the Jets by Chatham Central 8-1.
Rachel Snyder, Athens Drive girls soccer: Had five goals and an assist for the Jaguars on the week.
Mia Ziade, Cary girls soccer: Had three goals and an assist in a 5-1 victory against Apex Friendship.
Drew Davis, Ravenscroft boys lacrosse: Davis tallied five goals and an assist against Charlotte’s Providence Day.
Shain Jeffries, Millbrook boys lacrosse: Scored the game-winner in overtime to give the Wildcats an 11-10 win against Enloe on Friday.
Paige Haskins, Chapel Hill girls lacrosse: Scored two goals in final 25 seconds to complete a 14-13 win against East Chapel Hill Tuesday.
Patrick Stephenson, South Johnston boys golf: Finished tied for fifth in the Pinecrest High School Invitational on Tuesday.
Montee Mitchell, Orange boys track and field: Won 100-meter dash, 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles at the Orange County championship.
Matthew Staehle, Jordan boys track and field: Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the Durham County championship.
Demazio Samuel, Northern Durham boys track and field: Won shot put and discus at the Durham County championship.
Avery Jones, Carrboro girls track and field: Won the discus and shot put at the Orange County championship.
Lydia Gamble, Northern Durham girls track and field: Won the 100 and 200 meter dash and the long jump and was second in the triple jump at the Durham County championship.
Ceara Gannon, Riverside girls track and field: Won the 1,600 and 3,200 at the Durham County championship.
Alani Rouse, Durham School of the Arts girls track and field: Won the triple jump and high jump at the Durham County championship.
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▪ Cary baseball (8-10, 3-8) helped knock Middle Creek (14-5, 9-3) out of first in the Southwest Wake 4A with an 8-2 win on Tuesday.
▪ South Johnston won its sixth straight game by scoring four runs in the sixth inning to give Cleveland its first conference baseball loss of the year, 5-2 on Tuesday. Sauyer Roberts struck out 10 and Joseph Johnson went 3-of-4 at the plate with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
▪ J.F. Webb (11-9, 4-6) baseball took out Orange (15-6, 8-2) 8-7 in eight innings on Friday after being no-hit on Tuesday.
Best of this week
Baseball: Tuesday – Northern Durham at East Chapel Hill, Southern Lee at Lee County, South Granville at Bunn, Apex at Green Hope; Wednesday – Wake Forest at Heritage; Thursday – Lee County at Southern Lee, Corinth Holders at Cleveland, Heritage at Millbrook; Friday – Fuquay-Varina at Middle Creek, East Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons.
Softball: Tuesday – West Johnston at Garner, Panther Creek at Holly Springs, Orange at Cedar Ridge, South Granville at Bunn; Wake Forest at Heritage; Thursday – Cedar Ridge at Orange; Friday – Apex at Panther Creek, Garner at West Johnston.
Girls soccer: Monday – Fuquay-Varina at Corinth Holders, Millbrook at Heritage, Panther Creek at Holly Springs; Tuesday – Millbrook at Wakefield, Sanderson at Broughton; Wednesday – Fuquay-Varina at Middle Creek, Holly Springs at Athens Drive; Thursday – Athens Drive at Fuquay-Varina, Broughton at Wakefield, Wake Forest at Leesville Road; Friday – Riverside vs. Northern Durham in Bull City Cup title.
Boys lacrosse: Tuesday – Athens Drive at Middle Creek, Holly Springs at Green Hope, PAC-6 conf. tournament; Thursday – PAC-6 conf. title; Friday – Apex at Green Hope.
Girls lacrosse: Monday – Millbrook at Wakefield; Tuesday – East Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons, Carrboro at Chapel Hill; Friday – Green Hope at Apex.
Boys tennis: Monday – Millbrook at Wakefield, Mid-State 2A conf. championships at Jordan-Matthews; Tuesday – , SWAC conf. championships at Cary Tennis Center, Two Rivers 3A conf. championships at Smithfield-Selma; Wednesday – Big 8 conf. championships at Orange, NCAC conf. championships at Flaherty Park, PAC-6 conf. championships at East Chapel Hill, Cap-8 conf. championships at Millbrook; Thursday – Greater Neuse conf. championships at Clayton.
Boys golf: Monday – Big 8 conf. championship at Occoneechee, NCAC conf. championship at 12 Oaks, SWAC conf. championships at Bentwinds, Two Rivers 3A final conf. match; Tuesday – Mid-State 2A conf. championship at Siler City Country Club, PAC-6 final conf. match at Hillandale, Cap-8 final conf. match at Olde Liberty.
Track and field: Wednesday – Mid-State 2A conf. championships at Cummings; Thursday – NCAC conf. championships at N.C. Central, Greater Neuse conf. championships at Garner; Saturday – Cap-8 conf. championships at Sanderson.