Daily Roundup: May 17, 2019


NCHSAA 3A State Championship

At N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track

Junior Jieem Bullock of North Brunswick captured a pair of state titles to lead the Scorpions to a seventh-place finish in the team standings.

Bullock cleared 6-8 in the high jump to defeat South Johnston’s Malaki Benton, whose best jump was 6-6. In the long jump, Bullock finished with a distance of 23-1, which was well ahead of second place Ladderrick Neville of Northern Durham (22-5.75).

The Scorpions also got a 13th-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles from Daveon Nixon-Trillo (41.75).

South Brunswick’s AJ McNeill finished ninth in the discus with a throw of 141-10. The Cougars’ 4×400 relay placed 15th with a time of 4:18.85.

New Hanover’s Travis Lee finished 12th in the 100-meter dash (11.22), while Topsail’s Nathan Lau was 12th in the discus (139-0).

NCHSAA 2A State Championship

At N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track

Trask senior Michael Walker finished tied for first in the 300-meter hurdles and placed third in the 110 hurdles to lead all area participants.

Walker and Croatan’s Brendon Hodge both crossed the finish line in 40.011 in the 300 hurdles. Hodge won the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.69 and Walker was third with a time of 14.78.

The Titans also got a 15th-place finish in the 3,200-meter run from junior Luis Hernandez Perez, who crossed the finish line in 11:23.23.


NCHSAA 3A State Championship

At N.C. A&T’s Irwin Belk Track

North Brunswick senior Keyana Yeoman finished her career with top-six finishes in all four events she competed in to help the Scorpions score 20 points and earn a 10th-place finish.

Yeoman was second in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 43.91 and fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 14.58. She was also on the 4×200 relay that finished fifth (1:43.74) and the 4×100 relay that was sixth (48.94).

The Scorpions also got a 16th-place finish from Courtney Lines in the long jump with a distance of 15-6.5.

Topsail’s Madison Lofton also had a nice meet, placing fourth in the 200-meter dash (24.93) and sixth in the 100 (12.28). The Pirates also got a 12th-place finish in the shot put from Payton Little (33-2) and a 16th-place finish in the 3,200 from Makayla Obremski (13:03.38).

Nija Bryant of South Brunswick was 12th in the discus with a throw of 105-2.


No. 1 Hoggard 3, No. 20 Apex 0

Fourth round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Ainsley Norr put home the game-winning goal in the fourth minute off an assist from Bella Steiner and the Vikings added a pair of second half goals to reach the East final for the third time since 2015.

Erin Willis found the back of the net in the 46th minute and Maggie Stephens made it 3-0 with a goal in the 53rd minute. Norr and Kaitlin Neighbour had the assists.

Senior goalkeeper Blair Barefoot recorded two saves to earn the clean sheet.

Hoggard (24-2) will host the winner of No. 2 Leesville Road/No. 3 Heritage next week for a spot in the state championship match. The time and date will be announced this weekend.


No. 4 Hoggard 5, No. 1 South Central 0

Fourth round NCHSAA 4A playoffs

Senior Jesse Mathis pitched a two-hit shutout and the Vikings advanced to the East Regional championship series.

Mathis finished with seven strikeouts and her teammates played terrific defense behind her.

The last time Hoggard (17-7) was in the state semifinals was in 2001. That year they advanced to the championship game before suffering a 1-0 loss to Butler.

The Vikings took the lead for good in the fourth inning when Skyler Walker singled home courtesy runner Alexis Lucas.

A two-out error in the fifth inning plated two more runs and another error in the seventh scored the final two runs. South Central finished the contest with eight errors.

Walker and Icess Tresvik each finished 2-for-4, while Amber Small drove in a pair of runs.

Next up for Hoggard is a three-game series against No. 2 Heritage. Dates and times for the games will be announced this weekend, but Heritage will host Games 1 and 3 (if necessary) since they are the higher seed.

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