Local roundup: Warriors slip behind Orange in league golf standings
J.F. Webb dropped to 12 strokes behind Orange for third place in the 3-A Carolina Conference standings after Tuesday’s league meet at Kerr Lake Country Club.
Orange moved into third and in control of the last regional qualifying spot by shooting 422, good enough for third on the day behind Cardinal Gibbons’ 322 and Chapel Hill’s 350. Northern Vance was fourth with 442 followed by Webb’s 447 and Southern Vance’s 480.
The Warriors, down a golfer, were led by Taylor Cook’s 91.
Cole Curis of Gibbons was the low medalist, shooting 76.
Webb coach John Hunt said with two league meets left, it should be a “good dogfight” until the end for the last regional spot. The next match is Monday at Orange.
Webb, Northern and Southern will battle Kerr-Vance Thursday in a non-conference tilt at Henderson Country Club at 2 p.m.
Viking soccer falls to Cardinal Gibbons
The Northern Vance soccer team was defeated 9-0 at Cardinal Gibbons, the top-ranked team in the 3-A classification of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.
Monday’s loss dropped the Vikings to 2-5-2 overall and 1-1-0 in 3-A Carolina Conference play.
“There’s a good reason they are ranked No. 1 in the state,” said Northern coach Razvan Tegean. “They play a great quality of soccer.”
Northern is at home Wednesday against Chapel Hill and Thursday against Southern Durham.
KVA middle school lacrosse tops Roxboro Community
The Kerr-Vance middle school lacrosse team returned from spring break with a decisive victory over Roxboro Community School Tuesday.
KVA opened the scoring on an unassisted goal by Gabriel Carr. Later in the first period, Richard Allen scored off of an assist from Raphael Negron.
Drew Griggs completed the first quarter scoring for the 3-0 lead.
The Spartans scored twice more in the second, with Carr scoring off of an assist from Griggs, and Griggs adding an unassisted goal to take a 5-1 lead into the half.
The scoring slowed down in the second half of what proved to be a very warm afternoon. Max Perry finalized the scoring for the Spartans off an assist from Carr for the 6-2 victory.
“This was a fabulous team effort,” KVA coach Scott Burnette said. “We had guys step up today better than their entire career.”
Burnette credited Negron for tremendous play at midfield and goalie Blake Smith who had at least six saves. He also praised both Alex Hester and Gabriel Carr for their work on faceoffs with the Spartans winning 9-of-11 faceoffs on the day.