Daily Roundup: May 11, 2019


Wilmington Christian Academy 5, Wilson Christian Academy 1

NCCSA 2A championship game at Bethel Christian Academy

After being held to one hit over the first six innings, the Patriots pounded out four in a four-run seventh inning that lifted them to their first state title since 1985.

It was even sweeter considering WCA (16-5) suffered a 12-2, 5-inning loss at Wilson Christian Academy on April 30.

Bryce Bordeaux and Trey Pierce opened the seventh inning with back-to-back singles before Zane Bloom doubled home Bordeaux with the game-winning run.

Pierce scored on a sacrifice fly from Will Helms and Bloom crossed home plate on an error. Zach Burk tacked on an additional run with an RBI single to center field that scored Hayden Naylor.

The Patriots tied the score at 1-1 on a two-out single from Naylor in the fifth inning that allowed Bloom to score from second base.

Bloom went 1-for-2 with two walks, two stolen bases, one RBI and two runs from the leadoff spot.

Helms earned the victory by allowing one run on three hits in six innings. Naylor recorded the final three outs to pick up the save.

Photo courtesy of Aaron Burk.


No. 2 Cape Fear Academy 19, No. 7 Cary Christian School 5

First round NCISAA Division II playoffs

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Henry Murtagh scored a game-high eight goals and added four assists to help the Hurricanes open the playoffs with a lopsided home victory.

CFA (13-4), which has played in each of the past three state championship games, will host No. 3 St. David’s School in the semifinals on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. The teams split a pair of regular season meetings, with both teams winning at home.

The Hurricanes got off to a sluggish start before going on a 6-0 run over the final 4:26 of the second quarter to take a 9-3 lead into halftime.

“The first quarter and a half we couldn’t do anything,” Murtagh said. “We kept dropping passes and our defense wasn’t talking, but once we got the offense going the intensity picked up and it led to a pretty good victory.”

Five consecutive goals to open the second half stretched the advantage to 14-3. CFA also got four goals and an assist from Cameron Arne as well as two goals and five assists from Preston Meehl. Reed Sweyer scooped up a team-best 18 ground balls.


NCHSAA 4A East Regional at Sanderson

A pair of area discus throwers qualified for next week’s state championship.

Hoggard Brooks Carey finished with a distance of 134-4 to finish third and Laney’s Emmanuel Thompson was fourth with a throw of 131-8.

Laney also qualified a pair of relays – 4×100 (third with a time of 43.38) and 4×200 (fourth with a time of 1:31.07). The Buccaneers were the top area team, finishing 11th with 29 points.

NCHSAA 2A East Regional at Fike

Trask’s Michael Walker placed fourth in both the 110-meter hurdles (15.10) and 300 hurdles (41.81) to qualify for next weekend’s state championship and help the team finish tied for sixth with 29 points.

Luis Hernandez Perez was the Titans’ top finisher. He was third in the 3,200 with a time of 10:29.45.

NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional at Pender

The team of Tylek Bordeaux, Lonnie Shivers, Lavell Henry and Makhel Henry won both the 4×100 relay (43.57) and 4×200 relay (1:30.70) to help Pender capture the team title with 105 points.

Shivers won the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.01 and was third in the 100 with a time of 11.42. Makhel Henry crossed the finish line first in the 100 (11.34) and was fourth in the 200 (24.02).

Malcolm McLean also had a big day, qualifying for next week’s state championship in three events. The senior won the long jump (19-10), was second in the high jump (6-4) and was third in the triple jump (38-11).

Josef Fullwood placed third in the long jump (18-5) and fourth in the triple jump (37-8).

Pender’s 4×800 relay crossed the finish line third with a time of 9:02.44 .


NCHSAA 4A East Regional at Sanderson

Laney senior Natalie Tyner and sophomore Saniya Rivers were the only area athletes to earn a victory.

Tyner cruised to the title in the 3,200-meter run by crossing the finish line in 10:50.21. Rivers cleared 5-6 in the high jump to help the Buccaneers finish ninth as a team with 35 points. The Buccaneers also qualified their 4×800 relay (third with a time of 9:52.29) for next weekend’s state championship.

Hoggard finished fourth with 57 points and had four individuals plus a relay qualify states. Cheyenne Newkirk was second in both the 100 hurdles (15.33) and 300 hurdles (47.63), while Keygan Pettigrew was second in the 400 with a time of 56.69. Also advancing for the Vikings were: Jenna Pellizzari (4th in 1,600 with a time of 5:27.28), Caroline Flax (4th in pole vault by clearing 10-6) and the 4×400 relay (4th with a time of 4:11.25.

Ashley’s Paxton Chitty and Ava Toppin will both compete at states. Chitty was third in the 3,200 with a time of 11:33.87, while Toppin threw the discus 98-9 to finish third. The Screaming Eagles’ 4×800 relay set a new school record (9:52.17) to finish second.

NCHSAA 1A Mideast Regional at Pender

The host Patriots finished in second place with 78 points thanks to four individual victories as well as win from the 4×400 relay (4:34.34).

Sonti Robinson won the shot put with a distance of 32-10 and Faith Lana cleared 5-2 to capture the high jump. Daisy Hearn won the wheelchair shot put (8-10.5) and wheelchair discus (20-5).

Lana also placed second in both the long jump (15-5) and triple jump (32-9). Mya Fisher was second in the 400-meter dash (1:05.08), Alexis Keith was third in discus (80-0) and Ashley Dupalavich was fourth in shot put (31-2).

Pender also qualified for next week’s state championship in the 4×800 relay (third place with a time of 11:12.30).


NCHSAA 3A State Championship

New Hanover’s Westley Gaines and Griffith Waren reached the doubles state championship match for the second year in a row, but weren’t able to repeat as champions.

The duo opened the day with a 6-3, 6-3 semifinal victory over Kyle Miller and Eric Zhang of Northern Guilford to set up a 3A East Regional final rematch with Clayton’s Sam Jones and Foster Evans.

Jones and Evans were able to avenge last week’s loss with a 7-5, 6-3 victory.

The Wildcats’ other doubles team – Holland Baynard and Alan Dimock – suffered a 6-2, 6-3 loss to the Clayton team in the semifinals.

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