Sports Briefs: SCC Flyers Claim Two Wins in Volleyball
The Sandhills Community College volleyball team picked up two wins Saturday in Johnston County.
The Flyers defeated both host Johnston Community College and Vance Granville Community College to move to 3-1 (1-0 Region X) on the young season.
The Flyers aced their way to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-6) victory over the JCC Jaguars behind 27 team aces. Cierra Collins led the Flyers with 10 aces.
Erin Kenworthy added 13 digs and sophomore Janie Bounds chipped in five kills for SCC.
The Flyers earned their first Region X win of the season in their second match of the day with a 3-0 victory over VGCC (25-1, 25-0, 25-3). SCC’s 36 aces in the match are a school record. Marymegan Farley led the way with 23 aces.
The Flyers’ next game is a non-Region matchup versus Lenoir Community College Friday at 5 p.m.
Patriot Freshmen Win
The Pinecrest freshman football team improved to 2-0 with a 21-0 road victory over the Franklinton junior varsity team Thursday afternoon.
The first time the Patriots had the ball, quarterback Christian Ledbetter connected with James Jefferson for 55 yards and a touchdown off a fade route.
The first of three conversions by Kyle Corbett made it 7-0.
A fumble recovery by Austin Owens led to a second-quarter touchdown on a 60-yard run by Maleek Stanford.
Another big play, a run of about 70 yards by James Campbell, and the last conversion by Corbett, completed the scoring.
The Patriots travel to Scotland High for a 4 p.m. contest on Thursday.
North Moore Falls in Volleyball
After picking up its first victory of the season, a 3-1 win over South Davidson, the North Moore volleyball team was hoping to build on the momentum of their first Yadkin Valley Conference victory.
But to do so, the Lady Mustangs had to tangle with defending regular season conference champion Albemarle Thursday in Robbins. While North Moore may have lost the match 3-1, they gave the Lady Bulldogs a fight where the first two games were decided by only two points.
Albemarle narrowly got by the host Mustangs in the first game, winning 27-25. North Moore turned the table on the Bulldogs in the second game, winning 28-26. Albemarle swept the final two games 25-21 and 25-20.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 1-3 in conference action and 1-5 overall, while Albemarle improves to 3-1 in league play and 4-2 overall.
The Mustangs were paced by the senior duo of Jalisa Davis and Mone’ Little, both finishing with 13 kills. Juniors Dara Forrest and Tristen Honeycutt had 12 and 11 digs, respectively.
The Bulldogs were led by junior Akela Branch with 20 kills and four blocks. Junior teammate Alex Potter added eight kills, seven aces and 11 digs. Sophomore setter Morgan Smet finished with 27 assists in the four-game match.
The Mustangs’ junior varsity squad ran its winning streak to four matches as the Mustangs swept the visiting Bulldogs 25-20 and 25-14. Holly Martindale had 15 kills for the Mustangs and teammate Kristen McLeod had four aces.
The junior varsity is now 3-1 in conference action and 4-2 overall.
North Moore entertained conference leader West Montgomery, who is undefeated in conference play, Tuesday.
The Mustangs get the rest of the week off and jump back into action with back-to-back home matches. They host East Montgomery Sept. 10 and Gray Stone the following day. All the junior varsity matches are scheduled to start at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity matches.
Pinebluff Looking for Players
The Town of Pinebluff is looking for local children interested in playing T-ball (ages 4-5), machine pitch baseball (ages 6-8), and little league baseball (ages 9-12) this fall.
All team practices will be held in Pinebluff. Teams will play in the Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department leagues. Games will be played in both towns.
Registration deadline is Sept. 7. Call (910) 281-3124 for more information.
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