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PrepsNow best of the week: Green Hope 4-by-800 boys relay best in NC all-time

Marcos Collazo (6) of Southern Lee steps on to the first base against a missed catch from Jake Thomas (7) of Lee County. The Southern Lee Cavaliers played the Lee County Yellow Jackets in a baseball game that took place in Sanford, N.C. on Friday, April 29, 2016.
Marcos Collazo (6) of Southern Lee steps on to the first base against a missed catch from Jake Thomas (7) of Lee County. The Southern Lee Cavaliers played the Lee County Yellow Jackets in a baseball game that took place in Sanford, N.C. on Friday, April 29, 2016. newsobserver.com

Green Hope’s 4-by-800 boys relay team was the fastest in the country at the Penn Relays on Saturday in Philadelphia. The Falcons’ quartet of Ian Delgado Pehr, Henry Pehr, Jayquan Williams and Matthew Kehn were third overall (but the top American team) and finished in 7.41.01, the fastest recorded time of any N.C. 4-by-800 high school boys relay team.

Adleman debut: Tim Adleman, a 2006 Wakefield graduate, made his MLB debut Sunday with the Cincinnati Reds. Adleman, 28, threw 92 pitches in six innings, allowing two earn runs, walking two and striking out six for a no decision in the 6-5 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Adelman pitched at Georgetown in college and was a 24th-round draft pick in 2010.

Wake County Homeschool: The Wake County Homeschool Warriors baseball team was second in the Homeschool World Series Association championships in Auburndale, Fla., taking runner-up Saturday to a team from Tulsa, Okla. in the title game.

The Warriors, who had had an MLB Draft pick and several wins over area 4A teams over the last four seasons, are 18-8 this year.

St. David’s AD: St. David’s athletics director Sherry Kapelar is leaving for Charlotte’s Covenant Day School. Kapelar has led the Warriors’ athletic programs since 2014.

Overhills football: Overhills football coach Rodney Barr is leaving after two seasons for a job closer to his hometown in South Carolina. The Jaguars were 14-22 in two seasons and lost in the first round of the playoffs last season.

Performers of the week

Ryan Flores, Cleveland: Tossed a no-hitter in a 3-1 victory against Corinth Holders on Saturday, striking out six and walking one.

Harnett Central baseball: Threw a combined no-hitter against Southeast Raleigh in a 12-0 win Saturday.

Athens Drive, Sanderson softball: Each team got their first wins of the season. Athens Drive upended Cary 4-3 in eight innings Tuesday , and Sanderson won 21-4 against Broughton Wednesday.

Ryan Gerard, Ravenscroft boys golf: For the second straight week, the junior fired a 65 in a conference match.

Kyle Smith, Wakefield baseball: Threw a no-hitter Friday in a 7-1 win against Broughton.

Patrick Stephenson, South Johnston boys golf: Capped off a Two Rivers 3A team and individual title with a 65 on Monday.

Jack Hayden, Apex boys lacrosse: The senior’s three goals powered a 15-10 win Friday against Green Hope.

Jake Williams, Princeton boys tennis: Won the Carolina 1A singles title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Rosewood’s Marc Lewis on Tuesday.

Kassidy Wood, West Johnston softball: Went 4 of 5 at the plate in an 11-2 win against Garner on Friday.

Brett Banks, Garner baseball: The freshman had a complete game one-hitter in a 5-1 Friday win at West Johnston.

Tiffany Bartholomew, St. David’s girls track and field: Won the 100, 200, shot put and discus at the Eastern Plains Independent 2A championships.

Anna Tyndall, Triton softball: Had four RBIs and went 3 of 5 in a 22-17 win against Western Harnett.

Jamin Roberts, Western Harnett softball: Went 4 of 5 with 3 RBIs in a 22-17 loss to Triton.

Jack Massei, Green Hope boys golf: His 72 earned medalist honors in the Southwest Wake 4A tournament title.

Cassidy Somers, Panther Creek softball: Struck out 12 against Holly Springs and 11 against Apex to cap a 2-0 week against N&O top 15 teams.

Dylan Betancourt, Cleveland boys tennis: Won his third conference singles title.

Blake McShea, Rolesville boys golf: Posted a 74, one stroke behind individual medalist Brice Connors of West Johnston, to wrap up Greater Neuse River Conference player of the year honors.

Send nominations each Saturday to mblake@newsobserver.com.

Upset specials

▪ Playing for its postseason life, Athens Drive baseball (10-12, 5-9) upset Holly Springs (17-5, 9-5) 2-1 on Friday.

▪ Princeton softball needed 11 innings to hand defending state champion North Duplin a 1-0 loss to create a tie atop the Carolina 1A.

Best of this week

Baseball: Monday – Heritage at Millbrook, Middle Creek at Green Hope; Tuesday – Bunn at South Granville; Cardinal Gibbons at Northern Durham; Thursday – Sanderson at Millbrook; Cape Fear Valley Conference championship, Two Rivers 3A Conference championship; Friday – Big 8 Conference championship, Middle Creek at Apex.

Softball: Tuesday – Harnett Central at East Wake; Panther Creek at Fuquay-Varina; Thursday – Cape Fear Valley Conference championship, Two Rivers 3A Conference championship; Friday – Big 8 Conference championship.

Girls soccer: Monday – Wakefield at Heritage, Millbrook at Leesville Road, Middle Creek at Green Hope; Wednesday – Leesville Road at Wakefield, Sanderson at Millbrook, Athens Drive at Green Hope, Cardinal Gibbons at Northern Durham; Thursday – Corinth Holders at Heritage, Cape Fear Valley Conference championship

Boys lacrosse: Tuesday/Wednesday – NCHSAA first round playoffs; Friday – NCHSAA second round playoffs.

Girls lacrosse: Tuesday/Wednesday – NCHSAA first round playoffs; Friday – NCHSAA second round playoffs.

Boys tennis: Tuesday – NCHSAA first-round dual team playoffs; Friday-Saturday – NCHSAA individual regionals.

Boys golf: Monday/Tuesday – NCHSAA regionals.

Track and field: Monday – Greater Neuse River Conference championships at Garner; Cape Fear Valley Conference championships at Reid Ross; Tuesday – Northern Carolina Conference championships at Franklinton; Wednesday – Southwest Wake Athletic Conference championships at Panther Creek; Carolina 1A Conference championships at Princeton, Two Rivers 3A Conference championships at South Johnston; PAC-6 Conference championships at Hillside. Thursday – Eastern Plains Conference championships at North Pitt. Friday – Big 8 Conference championships at Northwood.

J. Mike Blake: 919-460-2606, @JMBpreps

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