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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Western, Eastern set for soccer clash; could decide conference title . . . and more


By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Western Alamance will try to clinch the Central 3-A Conference girls’ soccer title Friday night when second-place Eastern Alamance visits.

Unbeaten Western Alamance has won three games since a 0-0 tie with Eastern Alamance on April 19 in Mebane.

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Western topped host Williams 4-1 on Monday night with Trinity Robinson providing two goals and Callie Athas and Jocelyn Delphias each scoring once to counter the goal from Williams’ Olivia Vandre.

Eastern defeated visiting Williams 6-0 last week with Abby Brinker scoring three goals. Maci Link had two goals in Monday’s 4-0 victory against visiting Cedar Ridge.

  • Southern Alamance snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating host Roxboro Person 4-0 as Callie Cross scored two goals last week.
  • Southeast Alamance topped Bartlett Yancey twice in a one-week span, winning 10-0 at home and 8-3 on the road in Mid-Carolina Conference games. Yaneila Lopez had a total of eight goals in those games, while Natalie Lopez and Nadia Navarro each had three.
  • Burlington Christian Academy topped visiting Cristo Rey 9-0 as Adalynn House, Bailey Cook, and Anna Claire Ingle all had two goals and edged visiting Trinity of Durham and Chapel Hill 3-2 with Cook scoring twice and House adding one goal.



Southern Alamance’s quest for a Central 3-A Conference title stalled in a couple of ways. On Friday, Orange beat the visiting Patriots 10-6, with Southern leaving 11 runners on base. That pulled Orange even with Southern atop the league standings.

Southern was supposed to be home Tuesday night vs. Western Alamance, but a maintenance effort earlier in the day to fix the field’s scoreboard resulted in electricity loss for the field’s lights. So the game was moved to Wednesday, with the rematch set for Thursday at Western.

Orange topped visiting Eastern Alamance 11-0 in 4½ innings Tuesday on Cross Clayton’s no-hitter and can clinch at least a share of the title by defeating the Eagles on Friday night in Mebane in the regular-season finale.

  • Williams pushed its winning streak to seven games by defeating host Roxboro Person 5-1 on Tuesday on Tate Jones’ four-hitter with seven strikeouts. Angel Mora notched three hits and Dan Mahan had two hits and scored two runs in the Central 3-A Conference game. Roxboro Person visits Williams on Friday night.

The Bulldogs cranked out non-league home wins last week, defeating Ragsdale 11-6 as Mora drove in three runs and Jones had three hits and defeating Northwood 7-1 behind pitching from Jones and Trace Hicks and Jones’ three hits and three runs batted in.

  • In the Mid-Carolina Conference Tournament, seventh-seeded Southeast Alamance pulled a pair of upsets this week, beginning with a 4-2 toppling of second-seeded Northwood. Then the Stallions (10-15), winner of six of their last seven games, won 7-6 at sixth-seeded Chatham Central.

Next comes the championship game at 6:00 p.m. Thursday vs. regular-season champion Seaforth (19-5) at Chatham Central.

The season ended for Graham (0-16) with Monday’s 10-0 league tournament loss to Seaforth.


Boys’ lacrosse

Southern Alamance, Williams and Western Alamance all have road games to begin the Class 1-A/2-A/3-A state playoffs in the East Region.

Southern (6-14) was to play a first-round game Wednesday at Northside in Jacksonville, with the winner playing Saturday at Orange (20-1). Ninth-seeded Western (131-5) visits eighth-seeded Seaforth (15-5) on Friday, while also that day No. 12 seed Williams (11-8) goes to fifth-seeded Carrboro (8-6).

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