Local roundup: Warren County posts consecutive baseball wins
The Warren County varsity baseball team improved to 3-4 in 2-A Northern Carolina Conference play Friday with a win over Corinth Holders before an 18-1, five-inning win over KIPP Pride Monday.
Tyler Thompson pitched a complete game for the Eagles Monday and finished 2-for-3 at the plate.
Darian Sellers led the team offensively with three hits. Pete Johnson and Joshua Moss each had a pair of hits and Colby Ryder was 1-for-2 with a three-run home run.
Sellers went the distance in Friday’s 5-3 win over Corinth Holders.
Antonio Thompson was 2-for-2 and Johnson, Moss, Tyler Thompson, Hayden Sullivan, and John Sidberry each recorded a hit.
Warren County hosts Bunn Tuesday.
KVA drops match to Durham Academy
The Kerr-Vance varsity lacrosse team dropped to 4-4 on the season at Durham Academy on Monday afternoon with a 16-2 loss.
“We played a really good team today,” said KVA coach Scott Burnette. “They have played a couple teams that have been ranked in the top-20 teams in the nation, and that’s how you get better. We’ll get better by playing teams like Durham Academy.”
“We did a good job of competing but just had too many unforced turnovers today,” added Burnette.
The Spartans held Durham Academy to four goals in the second half after being down 12-2 at the break.
Franklin Irvin scored off of an assist from Luke Pegram in the first quarter, and John Robert Carr scored off of an assist from Hunter Layton in the second for the only Spartan goals.
Jordan Smith had 17 saves in goal for the Spartans.
Vikings fall to Orange, 4-0
Northern Vance couldn’t overcome a pair of early mishaps and the Vikings fell to Orange 4-0 Monday.
“We didn’t start the game the way we should have,” said Northern coach Razvan Tegean.
The Panthers scored in the 13th and 18th minutes to take a 2-0 lead into halftime. Tegean said the first two goals came on “mistakes.”
“We played better in the second half,” said Tegean. “We couldn’t finish our opportunities. We couldn’t keep up the tempo of the game.”
The loss dropped Northern’s conference record to 1-3.
The Vikings host Southern Vance Wednesday. Northern won the first meeting against the Raiders, 5-0.
“I expect them to play the same way,” said Tegean. “Play hard and bring a good effort.”
Warrior golfers tie with Orange for third
J.F. Webb tied with Orange Monday, but the Panthers still hold an eight-stroke lead on the Warriors in the overall 3-A Carolina Conference standings.
Webb and Orange each shot 397 Monday to finish third at Hillsborough’s Occoneechee Golf Club.
Cardinal Gibbons won with its best outing of the season, shooting 311. The Crusaders’ Justin Curis was the low medalist with a 74.
Gibbons was followed by Chapel Hill’s 336. Southern Vance was fifth and Northern was last.
Chapel Hill holds a 21-stroke lead on Gibbons for first place entering the final meet next week, back at Occoneechee.
The third-place team earns a spot in the regionals.
“The boys are excited,” said Webb coach John Hunt. “They’ve got to play their game. I have confidence they’ll play better next time.”
Taylor Cook led Webb Monday with a 93. He was followed for the Warriors by Michael Hancock’s 96, Zach Porterfield’s 99 and Jacob Brewer’s 109.
Southern was led by Eric Hunt’s 100 and Jamie Vaughan paced Northern with a 95.
It was Webb’s coach, Hunt, who turned in the most exciting play of the day. He knocked in a hole-in-one on No. 8 for his first-ever ace.
Eagles edge Spartans, 5-4
Warren County defeated Kerr-Vance 5-4 in tennis action Friday in Warrenton.
The Spartans face Trinity of Durham Tuesday,
WARREN COUNTY 5, KVA 4
No. 1 — KVA’s Taylor Abbott def. Chris Ford 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 — KVA’s William Parish def. Austin Bender 6-4, 6-3
No. 3 — WC’s Holden Hundley def. Ashton Rainey 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
No. 4 — WC’s Caparatte def. Daniel Adkins 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 — WC’s White def. Spencer Turner 6-3, 6-2
No. 6 — KVA’s Curtis Murphy won by forfeit
No. 1 – KVA’s Abbott/Parish def. Ford/John Aguas 8-2
No. 2 — WC’s Bender/Hundley def. Rainey/Turner 8-3
No. 3 — WC’s Caparatte/White def. Adkins/Murphy 8-3
KVA JV baseball defeats Grace of Raleigh
The Kerr-Vance junior varsity baseball team knocked off Grace Christian of Raleigh Friday, 23-8, in five innings.
Dustin Smith earned the win for KVA in five innings.
Dylan Musselman led the Spartans at the plate with a 4-for-5 performance. Jared Hicks was 3-for-4 and Wil Short scored four runs.
KVA (3-1) is back in action today at Halifax Academy.