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High School Spring Sports Roundup 05.06.14

By Langston Wertz Jr.

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    NCHSAA Dual-Team Tennis Pairings

    Tuesday’s second round pairings

    4A West: Ardrey Kell at Greensboro Page; Myers Park vs. NW Guilford; W-S Reynolds vs. Hough; Catholic vs. Skyland Roberson

    3A West: East Rowan vs. Marvin Ridge; Ashbrook vs. Statesville; Weddington at Hickory; South Iredell at West Henderson

    2A West: Newton-Conover vs. Wilkes Central; Central Academy vs. West Stokes; Brevard vs. Salisbury; Hendersonville vs. Shelby

    1A West: Elkin vs. Bishop-McGuinness; Mount Airy at Pine Lake Prep; Avery vs. Gray Stone Day



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↑  Providence Day girls soccer: Chargers beat Charlotte Christian 7-0 Monday to finish CISAA conference play unbeaten and unscored on. The Chargers begin NCISAA state tournament play next week.

↑  Hough-Myers Park girls soccer Wednesday: Two of the state’s top teams play at Myers Park Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., and both will wear special jerseys to honor Grier Christenbury, a friend of both teams who passed away at age 9 after a seven-year battle with cancer. Some of the game proceeds will go to cancer research.

↑  Erica Propst, Maiden track: At a regional meet Saturday, Propst won the 100-meters, tying a meet record, won the 200-meters, anchored a winning 800-meter relay team and anchored a 400-meter relay team that finished third. She’s also an accomplished cheerleader.

↑  Porter Ridge baseball: Pirates started season 1-7-1 and have won 13 straight since.

Monday’s Top Performers

Camille Appleby, Providence Day girls soccer: Three goals in a 7-0 shutout over rival Charlotte Christian.

Carrie Eberle, Charlotte Catholic softball: 3-for-4 with a HR in 10-0 win over South Meck.

Carly Foy, North Iredell softball: Three RBIs in a 12-2 win over West Iredell in first round of North Piedmont tournament. She got two hits in four at-bats and scored once. Teammate Heather Josey was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs.

Venus Gonzalez, Olympic softball: 3-for-4 with a HR in a 12-0 win over Berry in SoMeck first-round conference game. Teammates Ally Sherman (2-for-3, triple), Sam Bates (3-for-4, double, triple), Grace Beatty (2-for-2, two triples) and Lauryn Whitted (3-for-4) all had strong games.

Bradley Hallman, Casey Dziuk, SouthLake Christian baseball: Pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in a 4-2 win over Cannon.

Eric Jones, South Meck baseball: 2-for-2 with two home runs and six RBIs in a 15-1 win over West Meck in the first round of the SoMeck 8 tournament. Teammate Max Bazin was 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Sabres (18-6).

Aaron Pilkington, Ardrey Kell baseball: Catcher was 3-for-3 with nine RBIs in a 23-0 win over Harding.

Monday’s Roundup

Charlotte Catholic baseball 5, Olympic 3: Cougars catcher Tommy Miller had a big game in an opening round SoMeck 8 conference tournament game. He had six putouts, an assist and was 2-for-3 batting with a run scored and two more batted in. Catholic scored four runs in the first inning and made it stand up. Catholic pitcher Nick Bruno threw a complete seven-inning game and had six strikeouts.

Gaston Day girls soccer 1, Hickory Christian 0: Gaston Day won the SPAA Tournament championship Monday, getting a goal from Morgan Whitesides in the 20th minute of the second half. Susan Wilkerson got her ninth shutout of the season for the Spartans (10-4-1).

Alexander Central softball 20, Statesville 0: Alexander Central scored 16 runs in the second inning and the game was stopped after the top of the third. Taylor Wike went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and Averi Miller was 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Amanda Sports also had four RBIs for nationally ranked Alexander Central, which will play North Iredell in Tuesday’s 4:30 p.m. North Piedmont 3A/4A conference tournament.

Notes

• Berry’s Devarious Christian (basketball) signed with Wingate; Mahogany Baker (track) signed with East Carolina....Meggie Marten is the new girls volleyball coach at Cannon. She’ll teach PE at the school.

• Winthrop has offered Northside Christian junior forward Rayjon Tucker. Tucker is also getting interest from Clemson, George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth, according to recruiting analyst Justin Byerly.

•  MAC All-Conference baseball: Devin Bagwell, SouthLake; Colby Bruce, Covenant Day; Christian Carpenter, Metrolina; Jacob Carte, Hickory Grove; Matt Denham, Gaston Christian; Peter Englert, Covenant Day; Brad Hallman, SouthLake; Sam Holtel, Westminster; Spencer Hutchinson, Covenant Day; Griffin Love, Concord First Assembly; Seth Morgan, Northside; Aaron Stewart, Metrolina; Trey Timmerman, Metrolina; Riley Zayicek, SouthLake

•  MAC All-Conference girls soccer: Janey Bunton, Westminster; Jaela Graham, SouthLake; Taylor Helms, Gaston Christian; Janie Holland, Metrolina; Abby Hoover, Gaston Christian; Allison Kaika, Covenant Day; Lexie Lamb, First Assembly; Emiko LeNeave, Covenant Day; Emily Lipinski, SouthLake; Caitlyn Logan, Metrolina; Michaela Mayberry, Concord First Assembly; Alina McCue, Covenant Day; Olivia Schmitke, Gaston Christian; Favour Spear, Gaston Christian; Ania Syska, Hickory Grove; Paige Thompson, Metrolina Christian; Skylar Ulry, Covenant Day

•  MAC All-Conference softball: Brooke Bagwell, SouthLake; Logan Bjorson, Metrolina; Macy Bjorson, Metrolina; Cheyenne Bricken, Metrolina; Amanda Dobner, Hickory Grove; Alanna Freeman, Gaston Christian; Hannah Gordon, Metrolina; Hunter Hoskins, Hickory Grove; Regan Hunycutt, Hickory Grove; Sophie Ivey, Metrolina; Madison Ramsey, Gaston Christian; Brooke Story, Northside; Emily Ward, Hickory Grove; Gabbi Wilson, Gaston Christian

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