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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Southern sets up softball showdown


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Southern Alamance won 11-7 in Monday night’s Central 3-A Conference softball game at Eastern Alamance for its sixth consecutive victory.

That pushed Southern’s league record to 8-1 going into Friday night’s game at first-place Orange (9-1 conference).

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Southern defeated visiting Roxboro Person 13-8 on Friday as Maycee Tickle and Kayla Wilson both scored three runs and Gracie Shoffner homered.

Eastern’s Kayden Manning homered vs. Southern. The Eagles recovered for Tuesday’s 4-3 victory against visiting Cedar Ridge with Destiny Carreiro driving in two runs and Delani Straughan striking out 10 batters. Eastern won 14-2 at Williams on Friday.

  • Western Alamance snapped a five-game losing streak by winning 19-0 at Williams on Tuesday. All the runs came in the first inning of the three-inning Central 3-A Conference game. Lela Kate Baker drove in four runs, Kyndal Wilborn had four hits, and Kara Alday, Ryan Justice and Bayleigh Burris all added three hits.
  • Southeast Alamance won two Mid-Carolina Conference home games this week, edging North Moore 3-2 and pounding Graham 17-2 in three innings. Ava Wheeley scored all three runs vs. North Moore. Carlie Austin drove in three runs against Graham. Tatum Shelton was the winning pitcher in both games.


Girls’ soccer

Western Alamance and host Eastern Alamance played to a scoreless draw Friday night in Mebane, keeping Western undefeated and preventing second-place Eastern from gaining ground in the Central 3-A Conference.

There’s a rematch May 3 at Western.

The Western/Eastern game came a night after Eastern fell 3-2 at Cedar Ridge despite Abby Brinker’s two goals.

On Monday, Eastern drubbed visiting Roxboro Person 9-0 in league play. Meanwhile, Western downed non-conference foe Southeast Alamance 9-0 with Callie Athas and Trinity Robinson registering two goals apiece as the Warriors improved to 12-0-2.

  • Southern Alamance dropped its fourth straight game with a 5-1 setback Monday at Cedar Ridge. Cayla Shaw scored for the Patriots.
  • Williams fell 4-2 to visiting Orange on Monday, though Olivia Vandre scored a pair of goals. The Bulldogs won last week’s Central 3-A Conference game at Southern Alamance, boosted by Vandre’s two goals.
  • Burlington Christian Academy’s Bailey Cook scored three goals as the Royals topped Williams 3-1 on Friday. Vandre had the goal for the Bulldogs.

BCA then controlled host Westchester Country Day School for a 6-0 decision Tuesday in High Point for its third consecutive victory and 10th win of the year.

  • The Burlington School won 9-0 against visiting Ascend Leadership on Monday, led by Alex Eguren’s four goals.


Boys’ golf

Christos Katsoudas shot 3-under-par 32 for Williams in Tuesday’s Central 3-A Conference competition at Alamance Country Club. Kaden Long of Southern Alamance was runner-up with 34.

Southern topped the team scoring with 150 to Williams’ 155 and Eastern Alamance’s 160.

In last week’s match at Stoney Creek Golf Club, which is Western Alamance’s alternate home course, Long was medalist with 1-under 35, one shot ahead of Western’s Joey Peterson. Southern claimed the team competition with 150 for a 10-stroke edge on Western.

The 18-hole conference championship outing comes Monday, beginning at noon at Stoney Creek Golf Club.


Boys’ lacrosse

Western Alamance couldn’t stop one of the region’s top teams, falling 21-5 on Tuesday at Orange. That came a day after a 16-2 blasting of host Orange, when Evan Kuehnel posted eight goals and Corben Bowen added three.

Western’s 14-10 triumph against visiting Williams last week came with Kuehnel’s seven goals and five others from Bowen. Aidan Wellman and Ryan Benevides each scored three goals for the Bulldogs.

  • Williams fell 10-3 at Northwood on Tuesday despite Christian Lawrence scoring all three goals.
  • Eastern Alamance lost its fifth straight game with Tuesday’s 12-5 setback at Cedar Ridge.
  • Southern Alamance made a quick turnaround after Monday’s 20-1 loss at Orange, toppling visiting Southeast Alamance 17-3 on Tuesday in the team’s home finale.

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