Sports Briefs: Vass Resident Wins Weekly Football Contest
Thirty-four people either went 11-5 or 10-6 in last week’s The Pilot’s football contest.
That was a pretty good showing for those people, but it didn’t come close to the efforts of Dale Kellis of Candor, Kathy Latham of Vass and Lee Maurath of Vass.
Maurath and Kellis both went 14-2 while Latham went 12-4. So, obviously, Latham is picking up the $20 third-place check, leaving Maurath and Kellis to battle it out for the big bucks.
So the tiebreaker came into play, once again. The tiebreaker game was the New York Giants versus the San Francisco 49ers (by the way, the trendy pick in this game was San Fran). The Giants pulled off the 26-3 win, making the tiebreaker point total 29.
Well, both Maurath and Kellis thought it was going to be a much higher scoring game than it really was, but Maurath’s number of 48 was close enough to earn him the $50 first-place check. Kellis had 51 for his tiebreaker total, and so he ends up receiving the $30 second-place check.
In the overall standings, Jody Britt and David Weaver are the leaders with 62-34 records. For more on the overall standings, see below.
62-34 — Jody Britt, David Weaver
61-35 — Tony Paz
60-36 — Daniel Burns, Annie Norris
59-37 — Kayla Britt, Chase Blake, Michael Covington, Lee Maurath, Arlene Paz, Rich Wingfield
58-38 — Amanda Latham, Brad Robbins, Craig Reaser, Jamie Tindall
57-39 — Haynes Brigman, Stephanie Flores, Brian Gray II, Noah Lyons, Barry Miller, Seth Norris, Michael Weaver
56-40 — Gator Boerner, Dorothy Brown, Steve Coney, Steve Erickson, David Hale, Jim Pies, John Robbins, Tom Rock, Ray White
55-41 — Sandra Blake, Cecil Blake, Zane Grey, Aidan Lyons, David McKinnon, Bill Norris, Brian Norris, Ralph Tindall, John Ward
54-42 — Jeremy Britt, Woody Burnell, Lori Houghtaling, Matt Robbins, Kathryn Sabata
53-43 — Cristina Adams, Kaitlyn Britt, Michael Brown, Bruce Caddell, Eric Kopecky, Rick Kilroy, Bo McEachern, John Weaver, Chuck Latham
52-44 — James Courdway, George Wayne Caddell, Rueben Davis, Tony Grausso, Marlene Houghtaling, Holly Hill, Dorothy Maag, Bob Suggs, Alan Terry
51-45 — Jonathan Luck, Kevin Miller, Ralph Oldham, Pat VanHulle, Pam Wase
50-46 — Michael Ed Brown, Cecil Brewer, Amy Britt, Glenn Camp, Dick Maag
49-47 — Tristan Brown, Patty Camp, Gary Deese, Dick Kolke, Rich Tompkins, Stan Whitaker, Karen Weaver
48-48 — Jordan Blake, Randy McNeill
47-49 — Velma Davis, Bob Hennassey, Marilyn Norris
Falcon Girls Win in Tennis
Greyson Keel posted a shutout win Friday, and Kennon Later and Dana Averbook continued their winning streaks as the O’Neal girls’ tennis team defeated visiting Trinity School 5-2.
Keel defeated Lina Habib 10-0 at No. 1 singles, while Later had quite the opposite type of match, defeating Katie Briggs at No. 5 11-10 in a set that lasted nearly two hours. Averbrook, playing at No. 6 singles, battled back from a 4-0 deficit to claim a 10-6 win over Ellie Feaver. Combined with wins by Emma Gentry Landry and Sophia Renner, the Falcons took a 5-1 lead at the end of the singles portion of the match.
In doubles, two matches were suspended by darkness, while Trinity picked up a win in the one doubles that was completed to bring in the final 5-2 count.
“Kennon’s match was incredible and the student body at O’Neal is to be commended in getting behind her during her tiebreaker match,” said O’Neal coach Carl Bryan. “I was really proud of the upperclassmen that attend our tennis matches and continue to provide a home court advantage in their support.”
The Falcons improved to 9-4 on the season. They close out the regular season with three matches this week.
O’Neal 5, Trinity School 2
Singles — Greyson Keel (ON) defeated Lina Habib 10-0; Angela Tawtik (T) def. Maggie Hakas 10-6; Emma Gentry Landry (ON) def. Cammie Behinke 10-2; Sophia Renner (ON) def. Ashton Vermillion 10-5. Kennon Later (ON) def. Katie Biggs 11-10 (tiebreaker); Dana Averbook (ON) def. Ellie Feaver 10-6.
Doubles — Two matches suspended due to darkness; Mary Ann Normann-Anna Hauffman def. Katie Salloum-Katherine McMurray 8-1.
O’Neal Wins in Volleyball
The O’Neal School varsity volleyball team defeated Fayetteville Christian in straight sets Thursday in Fayetteville. With the 25-11, 25-20, and 25-18 league victory, the visiting Falcons improved to 10-6 overall and 5-3 in Cape Fear Independent Conference play.
Katja Ehlers led the team with 12 kills and five digs.
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