Prep Roundup: Strong showing for Northern at Big Eight golf meet
Northern, Webb open Big Eight golf play
Northern Vance and J.F. Webb opened 3-A Big Eight Conference golf play Monday at Chapel Hill Country Club.
Northern posted a fourth-place finish led by Tommy Alicardi’s 85. Jonathan Byrom shot an 86 for the Vikings and Jamie Vaughan 88.
Cardinal Gibbons won the meet with a 319, followed by Chapel Hill (361), Northwood (368), Northern Vance (376), Cedar Ridge (378), Southern Durham (426), Orange (437), and Webb (441).
Charles Swoboda of Gibbons was the low medalist with a 74.
Taylor Cook led Webb with a 100 and Warriors head coach John Hunt said he was pleased with the play of freshman Connor Overby, who shot a 107.
The next league meet is Thursday, hosted by Northwood.
Vikes visit one of state’s top teams
Northern Vance fell 14-0 Monday at Chapel Hill, the state’s 19th-ranked lacrosse team.
“Our defense did a rocking job on that field tonight,” said Northern coach Dan Whittacre. “We still have work to do. We’re a growing team and improving every time.”
The Vikings are scheduled to welcome the state’s top team, Cardinal Gibbons, on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
KVA hosts EPIC meet
Kerr-Vance hosted an Eastern Plains Independent Conference golf meet Monday at Henderson Country Club.
Parrott Academy won the contest with a team score of 348, followed by Halifax Academy (388), Rocky Mount Academy (406), and KVA (419).
The low medalist was Holden Strickland of Halifax Academy with a 75.
KVA’s Joseph Burnette finished fourth with an 85 and A.J. Holloway had his best-ever round with a 99.
“I’ve seen steady improvement,” KVA head coach David Carrier said of his inexperienced group. “We’re just trying to get better every day.”
Spartans fall to Cary Christian
The Kerr-Vance tennis team was defeated 8-1 by Cary Christian last Thursday.
KVA (2-4, 0-2 EPIC) was back in action on Monday against Grace Christian of Raleigh.
CARY CHRISTIAN 8, KVA 1
No. 1 — CC’s Ethan Dolden def. Taylor Abbott 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 — CC’s Blake Ledlow def. William Parish 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, (10-3).
No. 3 — CC’s Noah Hayes def. Curtis Murphy 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 — CC’s Colin Lipscomb def. Spencer Turner 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 — CC’s Wesley Newcomb def. Pierce Parker 6-0, 6-1.
No. 6 — CC’s Garrett Finnegan def. Zach Ellington 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 — CC’s Hayes and Newcomb def. Abbott and Parish 9-7.
No. 2 — CC’s Lipscomb and Christian Shriver def. Murphy and Spencer 8-1.
No. 3 — KVA’s Parker and Ellington def. Landon Morrill and Thomas Andrews 9-8 (8-6).