Daily Roundup: April 11, 2019

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BOYS LACROSSE

Hoggard 13, Laney 9

The Vikings clinched another Mideastern Conference title with a hard-fought road victory by outscoring the Buccaneers 4-0 in the final quarter.

Hunter Williams and Andy Kotz led Hoggard (14-0, 12-0 Mideastern) with three goals a piece. Connor McInerney, Kenan Arne and Scout Philipp each had two. Goalkeeper Josh Raber stopped 11 shots.

Laney (12-3, 11-2) got four goals from Nic Lord as well as 10 saves from goalkeeper Steven Warsaw.

Ashley 17, North Brunswick 4

Jack Marshall finished with three goals and four assists and CJ Tyson found the back of the net four times in the lopsided win.

Ashley (8-6, 8-5 Mideastern) also got three goals and two assists from Bryce Alkins as well as three goals and one assist from Max Hunt. Cole Donner had 13 face off wins and two assists.

North Brunswick is now 0-12 overall and in the MEC.

Topsail 17, West Brunswick 1

Jake Volpe and Eli Copeland each finished with three goals and two assists and the Pirates had no trouble on the road.

Freshman Cooper Case chipped in three goals and one assist and Tyler Smith won 10 face offs for Topsail (8-4, 8-4 Mideastern).

West Brunswick is 2-12 overall and 2-10 in the league.

Ravenscroft 11, Cape Fear Academy 5

Colin Moore, Caelin Bahner, Trevor Shelton, Henry Murtagh and Cameron Arne each scored a goal, but the Hurricanes suffered a road defeat.

Senior defenseman Reed Sweyer scopped up a team-best 12 ground balls and freshman goalkeeper Owen Johnson made 23 saves.

With the loss, CFA drops to 7-2 on the season.

Other scores

New Hanover 18, South Brunswick 3

GIRLS LACROSSE

Hoggard 16, Laney 4

Katie Witmer scored a game-high six goals and added five ground balls and the Vikings remained unbeaten in conference play.

Hoggard (11-1, 10-0 Mideastern) also got four goals from Sydney Beckwith as well as three goals and an assist from Claire Witmer. Alyssa Fizer chipped in two goals, three assists and nine draw controls.

Laney is now 7-6 overall and 5-6 in the league.

Ashley 16, Greenville Rose 3

Devon Cavanaugh, Megan Trout, Riley Davenport and Alexa Burghardt all had a hat trick and Kirsten Chalmers dished out a team-best five assists in the lopsided win.

Ashley (13-1) scooped up 21 ground balls, including three a piece from Chalmers and Hali Edwards.

Other scores

Topsail 9, West Brunswick 3

BOYS TENNIS

Mideastern Conference 4A Tournament

Hoggard senior Jake Ferner defeated teammate Quaid Sutherland 7-6(3), 6-2 to claim the singles title and Laney’s Simms Balkcum and Landon Batts claimed the doubles title in a third-set tiebreaker.

Balkcum and Batts needed three sets to reach the final and then took down Hoggard’s Noah Berg and Dalton Feldman 6-2, 1-6, 10-8 to earn the title.

Also advancing to the 4A East Regional are Laney’s Ethan Kenworthy (singles) and Hoggard’s Aidan Schraff and Jake Morris (doubles).

Mideastern Conference 3A Tournament

It was an all-New Hanover final in singles and doubles as the Wildcats advanced six players to the 3A East Regional.

Defending state champions Griffith Waren and Westley Gaines picked up a 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over teammates Holland Baynard and Alan Dimock in the doubles final.

In singles, John Hewlett West topped Knox Lamar by a 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 score.

BOYS GOLF

Mideastern Conference match at Carolina National

Topsail Max Johnson shot a 1-over par 73 to pick up his second victory in a row and the Pirates tied South Brunswick for first with a team total of 317.

The Pirates also counted a 75 from Harrison Wierse, an 80 from Evan Higgins and an 89 from A Griffen. South Brunswick’s scorers were: Jack Boldt (78), Taylor Combs (79), Ralph Stephenson (79) and Walker Isley (81).

Hoggard finished third with a total score of 336, followed by West Brunswick (338), New Hanover (341), Ashley (345), North Brunswick (418) and Laney (464).

Freshmen Stewart Kinlaw of Hoggard and Ryan Jahr of West Brunswick each shot 78.

BASEBALL

North Brunswick 3, Ashley 1

Reid Heath tossed a complete game, scattering three hits and striking out one to guide the Scorpions to their first Mideastern Conference win of the season.

Carson Borland drove in the winning run with a one-out single to left field in the three-run fourth inning. Nathan Bammert and Jadon Black each finished with one RBI for North Brunswick (7-10, 1-9 Mideastern).

Ashley (10-5, 6-5) got its lone run on a leadoff homer from freshman Branton Jernigan, who also went the distance on the mound.

Hoggard 3, Laney 0

Sophomore Treu Clucas and Maguire Craddock combined on a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and the Vikings earned the second straight victory.

Clucas got the start and fanned seven over five innings before giving the ball to Craddock, who struck out one in two perfect innings.

Hoggard (3-11, 3-7 Mideastern) freshman Jaxson Croom led of the second inning with a single and later scored the game-winning run on a ground out from Jackson Vargo. Nick Hargrove was the only player to collect two hits.

Chris Konrady allowed two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings and struck out three for Laney (10-5, 7-4).

New Hanover 3, South Brunswick 0

N.C. Central signee Alex Sniffen went 2-for-4 with a double and also struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings on the mound to keep the Wildcats unbeaten.

New Hanover (13-0, 10-0 Mideastern) clinched at least a share of the league title with four games still remaining. Kyle Smith led the offense with three hits, including a double, and a walk.

South Brunswick (9-7, 4-6) got two hits from AJ Rossi. Derek Astoske and Cameron Poole didn’t allow an earned run and combined to strike out 10.

West Brunswick 10, Topsail 5

The Trojans scored two runs in each of the first three innings and put the game away with four runs in the sixth inning.

Dylan Jeffries led West Brunswick (9-7, 6-4) offensively by going 3-for-5 with a triple, four RBI and two runs. Tanner Babson and Brandon Aycock each had two hits and two runs.

Topsail (5-9, 4-6) got a solo home run from UNCW signee Aidan Smith. Caleb Demers, Hayden Walsh, Marshall Sugden and Elliot Blanton each collected two hits.

Other scores

Richlands 13, Pender 8

SOFTBALL

Hoggard 5, Laney 0

Jesse Mathis continued her dominant senior season by tossing a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead the Vikings to a big conference win.

Mathis helped herself out at the plate by hitting a double and driving in three runs. Hoggard (10-6, 6-3) took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning and tacked on four more runs in the fifth. Sydney Short had two hits and Naomi Boring scored twice.

Laney fell to 11-5 overall and 7-4 in the conference.

Topsail 9, West Brunswick 0

The Pirates avenged an earlier-season loss and forced a tie atop the Mideastern Conference standings with a dominant home victory behind 11 hits.

Topsail (12-2, 8-2 Mideastern) scored all nine runs in the fourth inning. Lauren Strnad led the way by going 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run. Olivia Visconti had three hits and a walk and Nee Nee Jordan added two hits. Sydney Hartgrove drove in a pair of runs from the leadoff spot.

Addy Howard scattered four hits and struck out five in the complete-game shutout.

West Brunswick (10-3, 8-2) got two hits and a walk from Katelyn Fulford.

North Brunswick 2, Ashley 1

Jordyn Rascoe and Haley Potter both scored on a single from Lexis Lewis in the first inning and the Scorpions held on to secure the home win.

Rascoe went 1-for-2 with a walk, two stolen bases and a run. North Brunswick (6-9, 5-5 Mideastern) pitcher Briana McMahon allowed six hits and struck out a pair.

Ashley (6-9, 4-7) scored its run in the sixth on a single from Faith Stephens that plated Katie Floyd.

South Brunswick 9, New Hanover 6

A five-run second inning helped the Cougars pick up their first victory of the season.

South Brunswick (1-9, 1-8 Mideastern) managed only three hits, but they capitalized on 15 walks. Abby Honeycutt and Ryleigh Gleason each scored twice, while Katelyn Thigpen went 2-for-4 with a walk, three RBI and a run.

New Hanover (1-12, 1-9) finished with 12 hits, but left 14 runners on base. Sydney Spivey went 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run.

Other scores

Richlands 4, Pender 3

GIRLS SOCCER

Ashley 7, North Brunswick 0

Mia Hogan had her sixth hat trick of the season and the Screaming Eagles cruised to the victory.

Ashley (11-4-1, 9-2 Mideastern) also got a goal a piece from McKenna Gardner, Bri Reynolds, Hannah Stafford and Reilly Ezzel. Maleah Bainer and Molly McGuire shared time in the net.

North Brunswick fell to 4-10 overall and 1-9 in the MEC.

South Brunswick 3, New Hanover 2

The Cougars avenged an earlier-season loss thanks to a pair of goals from Alexa Collins.

Rebecca Savidge scored South Brunswick’s (6-7, 4-7 Mideastern) other goal.

New Hanover (9-5-1, 6-4) got a pair of penalty kick goals from Liza McLatchy.

Topsail 2, West Brunswick 1

Senior Elizabeth Canfield put home the game-winning goal in the 88th minute and the Pirates picked up their first Mideastern Conference victory of the season.

Topsail (4-9, 1-8) tied the game in the 71st minute on an unassisted volley from 16-yards out off the foot of Ella Nordeen.

The loss dropped West Brunswick to 2-10 overall and 2-9 in league play.

Other scores

Richlands 9, Pender 0

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Mideastern Conference meet at Laney

From Wednesday

The host Buccaneers won six individual events as well as the 4×200 relay to finish with 123 points and the meet victory.

Topsail finished second with 100 points, followed by New Hanover (23.5) and West Brunswick (21.5).

Alex Rivers won the 400 meters with a time of 1:04.58, Kirsten Jenson took the 1,600 in 5:49.05 and Natalie Tyner crossed the finish line in 10:39.20 to capture the 3,200. Laney’s other individual winners were: Aaliyah Harris (51.23 in 300 hurdles), Saniya Rivers (5-2 in high jump) and Brooke Brownfield (9-6 in pole vault).

Topsail sophomore Ariana Blevins claimed the long jump (15-4) and the triple jump (32-7). Madison Lofton also won two events – 100 (12.59) and 200 (25.90). Makayla Obremski (2:28.94 in 800), Elizabeth Cooper (17.16 in 100 hurdles) and Alycia Artman (88-0 in discus) were Topsail’s other winners.

Freshman Jessalynn Vendrick of West Brunswick had a distance of 30-11 to win the shot put.

Mideastern Conference meet at Ashley

From Wednesday

Hoggard won the 4×100 and 4×800 relays and also secured four individual victories to capture the meet by scoring 111 points.

Ashley finished second with 76 points, followed by South Brunswick (48) and North Brunswick (31).

Winning for the Vikings were: Jenna Pellizzari (3,200 meters in 12:01), Cheyenne Newkirk (300 hurdles in 50.54), Maddie Norr (5-2 in high jump) and Caroline Flax 10-0 in pole vault).

North Brunswick senior Keyana Yeoman crossed the finish line first in the 100 (12.64), 200 (27.04) and 100 hurdles (15.04).

South Brunswick’s Anna Shelton also won multiple events – long jump (15-2) and triple jump (32-4). Teammates Caroline Moore (400 in 1:03.24) and Nija Bryant (98-0 in discus) were also victorious.

The host Screaming Eagles had three winners: Bianca Copeman (800 in 2:30), Paxton Chitty (1,600 in 5:31) and Ava Toppin (32-4 in shot put).

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Mideastern Conference meet at Laney

From Wednesday

Freshman Connor Powe won all four events he competed in and the host Buccaneers cruised to the meet victory by scoring 133 points.

Powe captured the 110 hurdles (15.12), 300 hurdles (42.70), long jump (19-8.25) and triple jump (42-1.75). Patrick Shields won two events – 800 in 2:06.85 and 3,200 in 10:29.08.

Casper Powe Jr. won the discus with a distance of 131-5 and Emmanuel Thompson tossed the shot put 42-9. Laney’s other individual victories came from: Zaccheus Henry (22.86 in 200), Lucas Neal (54.22 in 400) and Jackson Lay (10-6 in pole vault).

Topsail finished second with 64 points, followed by New Hanover (50) and West Brunswick (15).

New Hanover’s Jalen Gore won the 100 in 11.04 and Aidan Flynn crossed the finish line first in the 1,600 with a time of 4:52.15.

Kelen Hairston of West Brunswick cleared 6-2 to claim the high jump.

Mideastern Conference meet at Ashley

From Wednesday

Hoggard picked up five individual victories to finish with 113 points and win the meet in easy fashion over North Brunswick (59), Ashley (57) and South Brunswick (41).

Kenneth Marshall won the 100-meter dash in 11.34 and David Thuman captured the 200 in 23.34. The Vikings also got victories from Brennan Pierce (2:06 in 800), Christian Hosek (10:50 in 3,200) and Sam Martin (132-2 in discus) as well as the 4×800 relay (8:49).

North Brunswick standout Jieem Bullock was the only athlete to win more than one individual event. He claimed the 110 hurdles (15.54), high jump (6-4) and long jump (21-9). Teammates Daveon Trillo (45.03 in 300 hurdles) and Bryce Deberry (45-4 in shot put) also won.

Ashley got victories from Luke Scacheri (4:41 in 1,600), Zack Williams (43-11 in triple jump) and Alex Boring (12-6 in pole vault). South Brunswick’s Noah Bullard crossed the finish line first in the 400 with a time of 52.74.

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