Local Roundup: Southern softball starts season with win
Kaylan Hoyle pitched a complete-game shutout and Southern Vance won its season opener over Franklinton Friday in dominant fashion, 14-0, in five innings.
Hoyle allowed two hits and struck out 13, adding to a 2-for-2 performance at the plate. She was one of five Raiders with multiple hits along with Kiyanna Kearney (2-for-3, triple), Brittany West (2-for-3, 2 doubles), Megan Hight (2-for-4), and Bree Simmons (2-for-4).
Mikayla Sellers and Harley Owen each added a hit for Southern.
The Raiders visit Person Tuesday.
Warriors begin regional play Friday
The J.F. Webb boys basketball team begins play in the 3-A Eastern Regional Friday at 8:30 p.m. against third-seeded Eastern Alamance (23-5).
Webb (24-5) clinched the regional berth at Fayetteville’s Crown Coliseum with Friday’s third-round 57-41 win at No. 1 Chapel Hill. The fourth-seeded Warriors defeated No. 13 Asheboro in the first round before a second-round win over No. 5 Southern Wayne.
The other half of the regional features No. 1 Rocky Mount (25-2) vs No. 3 West Craven (25-4). That matchup precedes Webb’s Friday at 7 p.m.
The winners meet Saturday at 6 p.m. for a chance to play in the state title game, which will be held Saturday, March 16 at N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum.
Warren County tennis doubles up KVA
Warren County scored a 6-3 season-opening win Friday over a shorthanded Kerr-Vance team.
The Spartans had to forfeit the No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles
WARREN COUNTY 6, KVA 3
No. 1 — KVA’s Taylor Abbott def. Bryan Bender 6-1, 6-4
No. 2 — KVA’s William Parish def. Cody Barnes 6-1, 6-1
No. 3 — WC’s John Aguas def. Daniel Adkins 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 — WC’s Austin Bender def. Spencer Turner 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 — WC’s Holden Hundley def. Curtis Murphy 6-2, 6-2
No. 1 — KVA’s Abbott/Parish def. Bryan Bender/Barnes 8-5
No. 2 — WC’s Aguas/Austin Bender def. Turner/Murphy 8-2
Northern soccer falls at Southern Nash
After drawing in its opener, Northern Vance suffered a 2-0 defeat at Southern Nash Friday.
The Vikings, down 1-0 at halftime, host Northern Nash Monday at 6:30 p.m.