Weekly Middle School Roundup: September 30-October 4, 2019
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Murray 12, Myrtle Grove 0
Coen Locklear threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Burke Tribble for what turned out to be the game-winning score with 6:01 left in the first quarter to help the Falcons reclaim the Junction Bowl trophy.
Murray (2-1) doubled its lead with 3:11 remaining in the second quarter on an 11-yard halfback pass from Caleb Robles to Casey Gladden. The score was set up by an interception from Chase Pruitt.
Next up for the Falcons is a home contest against unbeaten Noble on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Myrtle Grove (1-2) is home against Virgo at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Roland-Grise 20, Williston 0
Luke Skipper, Tim White and Teague Roach each found the end zone for the Knights, who remained unbeaten.
Jason Smith converted a 2-point conversion and the Roland-Grise (3-0) defense had its second shutout in three games.
The Knights return home to take on Trask on Wednesday at 4 p.m., while Williston (0-3) is home against Holly Shelter at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Noble 24, Virgo 8
Running back Mason Shand had first quarter touchdown runs of 34 and 39 yards and also came up with an interception on defense to lead the Eagles to a dominant home victory.
Noble (3-0), which finished with 150 total yards, also got a 27-yard touchdown pass from John Mason to Zac Unruh.
The Eagles held Virgo (0-3) to 70 total yards. Beau Toups had a pair of sacks and a forced fumble and Aiden Garrett had an interception.
Next up for Noble is a road game at Murray on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Virgo makes the trip to Myrtle Grove on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Trask 7, Holly Shelter 0
Trey Nixon took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and the Trask defense did the rest in the win.
The Bears (2-1) got a solid defensive performance from Aden Reese, who had multiple sacks. Next up is a road trip to Roland-Grise on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Holly Shelter (1-2) plays at Williston at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Holly Shelter 1-2
Myrtle Grove 1-2
Roland-Grise 10, Noble 0
Seventh-grader Macey Ciamillo struck out 10 and allowed only one hit in a complete-game effort to help the Knights hand the Eagles their first loss.
Ciamillo also had a big day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored.
Taryn Wayland went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and three stolen bases and Bella Roberts was 3-for-4 with three runs for Roland-Grise (3-1).
Trask 11, Murray 0 (5 innings)
Brileigh Matthews allowed only one hit and struck out seven in a dominant complete-game performance to lift the Bears to a road win.
Trask (4-0) finished with six hits and scored at least two runs in every inning except the fourth. Kalli Short went 1-for-1 with two hit by pitches, two runs and one RBI and Cali Walker was 1-for-2 with two walks, two RBI and a run. Camryn Cooper also had a single, two runs and one RBI.
Murray’s (3-2) lone hit was a triple from Brooke Kennedy. Catcher Eliza Wood threw out a running trying to steal and Aspen Sawyer made a nice catch.
Myrtle Grove 23, Williston 9 (5 innings)
The Gators earned their first victory of the season thanks to a combined eight hits from Carly Linz, Danielle Insel and Mariah Hewlett.
Linz earned the victory by pitching three innings before turning the ball over to Logan Campbell. With the win, Myrtle Grove improved to 1-4 and Williston fell to 0-5.
Trask 15, Noble 2 (4 innings)
Jayden Peterson went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI and the Bears pounded out 15 hits to remain unbeaten.
Trask (5-0) exploded for six runs in the top of the first inning and tacked on three runs in the second, four in the third and two in the fourth. Layla Carr had three hits, including a home run, and scored three runs.
The Bears also got two hits, two RBI and two runs from Makenly Horrell as well as two hits, two runs and one RBI from Cali Walker.
Bailey Betencourt improved to 2-0 in the circle and finished with five strikeouts. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs.
Roland-Grise 15, Holly Shelter 3 (5 innings)
Bella Roberts collected three hits to go along with two walks, three stolen bases and four runs scored in the victory.
Roland-Grise (4-1) also got three hits, a sacrifice bunt and two runs scored from Abby Soodek as well as a hit, walk, RBI and run from Ayla York.
Macey Ciamillo had another big game in the circle and at the plate. She struck out six and allowed only one earned run, while also going 3-for-5 with a home run and a pair of runs.
Holly Shelter (2-4) got a pair of hits from Ella Zuckerman. Caitlin Noe was 1-for-1 with a walk, hit by pitch and a run scored.
Tuesday: Holly Shelter 22, Myrtle Grove 8
Holly Shelter 2-4
Myrtle Grove 1-4
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Meet at Olsen Park on Thursday
Roland-Grise sixth grader Sofia Magne became the third different runner to win a race, crossing the finish line in 12:29.61.
Murray once again claimed the team victory by finishing with 32 points thanks to five top-10 finishers – Maris Toppin (fourth in 12:55.61), Caroline Furbay (fifth in 12:58.17), Holly McKee (sixth in 13:04.82), Kieran Bradley (seventh in 13:11.57) and Anna Benfield (10th in 13:30.47).
Kalaia Peters of Williston was second with a time of 12:34.00 and Noble’s Kathryn McGrath finished third in 12:37.86. Rounding out the top 10 were Roland-Grise’s Danner Harrison (eighth in 13:18.80) and Williston’s Kateria Peters (ninth in 13:24.06).
Roland-Grise was second in the team standings with 62 points, followed by Williston (74), Noble (83), Trask (146), Holly Shelter (151) and Myrtle Grove (180).
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Meet at Olsen Park on Thursday
Isaiah Perry of Murray picked up his second straight victory and the Falcons had six other runners finish in the top 15 to earn the team win.
Perry crossed the finish line in 11:03.74 and Williston’s Colin Egan was second with a time of 11:18.11.
Murray scored 35 points thanks to solid performances from Jacob Galloway (sixth in 11:30.94), Lance Morgan (eighth in 11:44.22) and Ryan English (ninth in 11:49.61).
Noble got a third-place finish from Clark Beery (11:23.24). He was followed by Roland-Grise’s Sawyer Harrison (11:28.97) and Noble’s Owen Hurley (11:30.17). Rounding out the top 10 were Jackson Hughes of Roland-Grise (seventh in 11:39.91) and Williston’s Stephen Mattis (10th in 11:51.84).
Noble was second with 56 points and Roland-Grise finished third with 70 points. They were followed by Williston (104), Holly Shelter (136), Trask (150) and Myrtle Grove (192).