Sports briefs: Golfer qualifies for regional
Published 6:24 pm Thursday, October 20, 2022
Vanzant qualifies for regional
Davie golfer Emerson Vanzant shot 42 and 41 in the CPC Tournament at Salem Glen on Oct. 10, made all-conference for the second time and qualified for the Central Regional.
In the first nine-hole match, Vanzant shot 6-over 42 to finish fifth out of 39 players. In the second match, the senior carded a 6-over 41 to place 10th out of 23. Sophia Garza followed with a 49 to take 12th.
After finishing ninth in the CPC as a junior, Vanzant took eighth this year. She competed in the regional at Longleaf Golf Club on Oct. 17.
As a team, Davie finished third in every CPC match.
“I am very pleased with what our team accomplished this season,” coach Bob Donley said. “We competed against two of the very best teams in 4-A in (West Forsyth and Reagan).”
3 wins for Pinebrook
• Nathan Smith (6-yard run), Myshan Clement (45-yard run) and Wade Ridenhour (9-yard run) scored touchdowns to lead the varsity Pinebrook Trojans to a 24-8 win over Mocksville on Oct. 4.
Among the contributors were for the Trojans were Peyton Jordan (eight tackles, four tackles for loss), Sawyer Hall (seven tackles, three tackles for loss), Christopher Gonzalaz (four tackles) and Hudson Pfaff (four tackles). Coach Tim Dunn said Myles Wilson, Glen Green and Jayden Wall were steady blockers.
• Four days later, Pinebrook outlasted Cooleemee 26-20 in triple overtime.
Ridenhour tossed TDs of 57 and 3 yards to Gabe Kiger and Hall, respectively. Hall scored on a 7-yard run in the first overtime, and Ridenhour went in from the 2 to clinch it in the third OT.
Clement had five tackles and recovered an onside kick. Hall had five tackles and 97 yards of offene. Gonzalaz had five tackles. Behind blockers Justin Green, Wilson, Jordan and Green, Ridenhour completed four passes for 103 yards.
• The Trojans, getting two TD passes from Ridenhour, blanked Cornatzer 30-0 on Oct. 15.
Clement had a short TD run before Ridenhour hit Pfaff and Hall for 15- and 32-yard scores, respectively. In the fourth quarter, Charlie Mitchell tossed a 6-yard TD to Gonzalaz. Jordan (six), Pfaff (five) and Hall (five) were the top tacklers. Dunn said Landon Melton, Mitchell and Skyler Nunley had good games.