WEB: Tuesday High School Sports Results; Weds. Schedule
The Pinecrest boys' cross country team remained undefeated in Mid Southeastern Conference competition with an easy victory at Jack Britt on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior Andrew Garrison took first place for the Patriots with a time of 17:19. Coach Ed Kelly's squad placed a total of seven runners in the top 13, including Blake Smith, third (17:49), Billy Gehrung, fourth (18:06), Scott Whitecar, seventh (18:18), Bryce Pittard, eighth (18:29), Craig Baggett, ninth (18:33) and Logan Hawke, 13th (19:29).
The team scores for the boys were Pinecrest 23, Jack Britt 53 and Seventy First 57.
Amanda McKinney led the Patriot girls with a first place time of 20:28. They placed 10 runners in the top 17, including Caitlin McArdle, second (22:20), Fay Chu, third (23:21), Jackie McElligott, fourth (23:25), Ashley Nance, eighth (23:44), Ashlie Brook, 12th (24:01), Katlin Christian, 13th (24:16), Tania Miron, 14th (24:20), Meghan McKinney, 16th (24:42) and Melissa Sanders, 17th (24:47).
The team scores for the girls were Pinecrest 18, Jack Britt 53 and Seventy First 58.
This Saturday, the Patriot boys and girls squads will be competing in the 4 Runner Cross Country Meet in Clemmons. Next Tuesday, the conference championships will be held on the Southern Pines Country Club course.
Andy Wacker, who was idle Tuesday, and Amanda McKinney are both undefeated for the Patriots in conference meets.
The Pinecrest volleyball team fought hardat home Tuesday evening, but this just appears to be the year of the Buccaneer.
Jack Britt remained unbeaten in the Mid-Southeastern Conference with an 11-0 mark by sweeping the Patriots 25-19, 27-25 and 25-21.
After losing the first game, the Patriotshad a golden opportunity to change the momentum of the match in the second. They appeared to have the game under control after three winning serves by Jenna Morrell coupled with two wins at the net by Tytiana Suvorova gave them a 23-19 lead. But the Bucs rallied for the next five points and went on to win it 27-25.
The home team led 12-6 in the third game as Morgan Ridge served for four points and Morrell picked up a couple of kills. But Cassy Piela, who served for20 points in the match, served for the next nine, spurring the Bucs on to thesweep.
Abbie Ovbey led the Patriots in kills with 11 and led in service points with six. Suvorova had seven kills and Morrell contributed six. The loss dropped the Patriots to 7-4 in the conference and 11-7 overall.
The Patriot jayvee team improved to 10-1 in conference play with a 25-18, 25-22 victory over Jack Britt.
The O'Neal Volleyball team swept Salem Academy 25-10, 25-12 and 25-19 in a non-conference match held in Winston-Salem on Tuesday evening.
The Falcons, 9-5 overall, got 11 service points from Leah Kelly and seven each from Melody Miller and Cate Dahl. Kelly also contributed nine kills, while Kenleigh Cameron chipped in with six.
The Falcons are scheduled to entertain American Hebrew Academy at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Union Pines Soccer, from Monday
The Union Pines boys' soccer express hit a little speed bump Monday night at Harnett Central.
The No. 3 Vikings and the Trojans each scored a goal in the first 20 minutes of the first half. The Viking tally came ona pass from Dalton Hadlock to Alex Wilson.
That was all of the scoring, as the top two teams in the Cape Fear Valley Conference played to a 1-1 tie.
The Vikings remain unbeaten with a 15-0-2 overall and 10-0-1 league mark. Harnett Central stands at 11-3 and 8-2-1.
Union Pines entertains Triton in a home conference match on Wednesday, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The O'Neal boys' soccer squad finished off its regular season Tuesday with a 2-1 win at Cape Fear Academy.
Alex Shore and Mark Novosel were the goal scorers.
Now 8-5-4, O'Neal has gone 8-1-1 in its last 10 matches. The next step is Thursday's home play-in game in the Triad Athletic Conference Tournament.
O'Neal won their Monday match 7-2 to move to 7-5-3 on the year.
The O'Neal girls' tennis team dropped a close 5-4 match Tuesday at Calvary Baptist.
No. 1 singles player Anna Post improved her record to 5-3 with a win. Also picking up wins at the singles position was Abbey Dahl, the first of her varsity career.
The doubles teams of Post and Texie Arnold and Katie Jenkins and Alycia Menear picked up the remaining points.
The Falcons dropped to 3-5, 2-4 in the Triad Athletic Conference.
North Moore Volleyball
The North Moore volleyball team lost in the second round of the Yadkin Valley Conference Tournament at Bear Creek on Tuesday.
The Bears nipped the 'Stangs 25-19, 20-25, 26-24 and 25-20.
North Moore, whose record is 9-6, will play in the first round of the state tournament next week.
The Mustangs earned their berth by virtue of a third-place finish in the conference.
The date and location of the match are not yet determined.
Other matches Tuesday, pending reports:
Cross country -- Jordan-Matthews, Chatham Central, North Moore at West Montgomery, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 11
Cross country -- Union Pines at Western Harnett, 5 p.m.
Boys' soccer -- Pinecrest at Hoke County, 7 p.m.; East Montgomery at North Moore, 6:30 p.m.; Triton at Union Pines, 6:30 p.m.
Girls' tennis -- Pinecrest in conference tournament, 1 p.m.; St. David's at O'Neal, 4 p.m.
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