Prep Roundup: Warriors set to host baseball tourney
J.F. Webb’s three-day Easter baseball tournament kicks off Thursday at Webb and Granville Athletic Park.
The six-team tourney also features Northern Vance, Southern Vance, Granville Central, Roxboro Community School, and Raleigh Enloe.
— Northern Vance vs. Granville Central (at Webb), 4:30 p.m.
— Enloe vs. Roxboro Community School (at GAP), 5 p.m.
— Southern Vance vs. Webb (at Webb), 7 p.m.
Vikings drop ‘heartbreaker’
In what head coach Benji Nelson described as a “heartbreaker,” the Northern Vance baseball team fell 10-9 in nine innings Wednesday at Cedar Ridge.
“It came down to who made less mistakes and we made a couple more than they did,” said Nelson.
The Vikings, who tallied nine hits, dropped to 0-3 in 3-A Big Eight Conference play and 3-3 overall. A four-game road swing continues Thursday at Webb’s tournament.
Wells Fargo Cup standings released
Northern Vance, J.F. Webb, Southern Vance, and Warren County rank at or near the bottom of the standings in Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions following the 2013-2014 winter sports seasons.
The Conference Cup recognizes N.C. High School Athletic Association schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within individual conferences.
Points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play.
The final standings will be released at the conclusion of the spring sports seasons.
Chapel Hill moved into first place in the 3-A Big Eight Conference with league titles in boys and girls basketball, boys and girls swimming and a second-place finish in wrestling.
Franklinton and N.C. School of Science and Math are tied atop the 2-A Northern Carolina Conference standings. Franklinton was boosted by a second-place showing in wrestling and NCSSM posted a first-place finish in swimming.
Southern Vance and Warren County claimed the only top-three finishes in the area for the winter. Southern’s girls basketball team won the league with a perfect record and Warren County’s boys basketball team finished second behind Bunn.
WELLS FARGO CUP STANDINGS
1. Chapel Hill (69)
2. Cardinal Gibbons (63)
3. Cedar Ridge (48.5)
4. Orange (47.5)
5. Northwood (40)
6. Southern Durham (26)
7. J.F. Webb (17.5)
8. Northern Vance (16.5)
T1. Franklinton (49)
T1. N.C. School of Science and Math (49)
3. Bunn (45)
4. Durham School of the Arts (40)
5. South Granville (36)
6. Roanoke Rapids (35)
7. Southern Vance (30)
8. Warren County (18)
Vikings shut out by Orange
Northern Vance was shut out 6-0 by Orange Wednesday in a 3-A Big Eight Conference soccer match at Viking Stadium.
Northern (0-4-2, 0-3 Big Eight) trailed 3-0 at halftime.
The Vikings also lost 8-2 Monday at Cedar Ridge.
Northern hosts Cardinal Gibbons Thursday in a makeup game.
Northern nets first league win
Northern Vance picked up its first 3-A Big Eight Conference tennis win of the season on Wednesday at J.F. Webb.
The 6-3 win pushed Northern’s overall record to 4-7.
The Vikings also lost 9-0 against Northwood earlier in the week and travel Thursday to Orange.
NORTHERN 6, WEBB 3
No. 1 — WEBB’s Taylor Currin def. Dar Sedigh 3-6, 6-4, (10-8).
No. 2 — WEBB’s Thomas Rodgers def. Nathan Oakes 6-1, 6-3.
No. 3 — NV’s Joseph Sharpe def. William Gillespie 6-0, 6-1.
No. 4 — NV’s Blake Manning def. Ethan Manning 6-3, 6-1.
No. 5 — NV’s Chris Pendegrass def. Matthew Ayers 6-4, 7-6 (11-9).
No. 6 — NV’s Barry Bobbitt def. Andrew Ayers 6-2, 6-2.
Exhibition singles — NV’s Ray Cheever def. John Wheeless 8-1.
No. 1 — WEBB’s Currin and Rodgers def. Oakes and Sharpe 8-3.
No. 2 — NV’s Sedigh and Pendergrass def. Gillespie and Ethan Manning 8-4.
No. 3 — NV’s Blake Manning and Barry Bobbitt def. M. Ayers and A. Ayers 8-1.
KVA edged by Rocky Mount Academy
Kerr-Vance dropped an Eastern Plains Independent Conference baseball game, 11-9, on Wednesday against Rocky Mount Academy.
The Spartans (1-5) were led at the plate by Daniel Wilkerson (3-for-5, triple, RBI), Damon Stevenson (2-for-4, 3 RBIs), Banks Conde (2-for-3, RBI), Pierce Tooley (2-for-4), Wil Short (1-for-3), Colby Wilkerson (1-for-2), and Dustin Smith (1-for-3).
Smith threw five innings for KVA, striking out eight while allowing five hits. Daniel Wilkerson pitched the bottom of the sixth and struck out four batters, with one beating out the throw to first base after a dropped third strike.
The Spartans visit Parrott Academy Thursday.
Spartans, Eagles battle in extra time
Kerr-Vance fell in extra time on Wednesday against Rocky Mount Academy.
The 4-3 loss dropped the KVA varsity girls soccer team’s overall record to 4-5.
Jacey Monahan, Bryles Cutts and Cassidy Tucker each found the net for the Spartans and Claire Freeman registered an assist. Cutts scored on a penalty kick and Tucker on a free kick.
The junior varsity Spartans won 1-0 over RMA with Ashley Dickerson scoring.
KVA visits Parrott Academy Thursday.
HMS off to perfect start
The Henderson Middle School girls soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Henderson Collegiate.
The Lady Rams also topped Terrell Lane Middle School 3-0 on Monday.
HMS is back in action Thursday at Hawley Middle School.