Sports Briefs & Notes

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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Soccer loses close game

Freshman Hamza Heikal deposited the first goal of his Davie varsity soccer career and put his team ahead, but visiting North Davidson came back to take a 2-1 decision on Aug. 22.

Alex Tarbet assisted Davie’s first goal in three games. The lead stood through the first half before the Black Knights rallied for their second win in three games. Davie fell to 0-3.

Bailey shines in Davie debut

Sophomore Kori Bailey shot a 12-over 47 in her Davie golf debut at Salem Glen on Aug. 17. West Forsyth defeated Davie 126-152.

The same two teams competed at Oak Valley on Aug. 21. This time Davie’s top player was junior Callie Wisecarver (18-over 54). The Titans won by a score of 114-168.

“West is going to be very good and will give Reagan a run if their girls play this well,” Davie coach Bob Donley said. “(This) was not a good day for us.”

The Davie squad includes senior Sophia Garza; juniors Kate Sakai, Reese Ward and Kayden Cornatzer; and freshman Gwynyth Swan.

Middle school softball results

• Ellis’ softball team raced past visiting Southeast 17-2 in three innings on Aug. 21 as the Jaguars blended seven hits with 14 walks.

The top hitters were Meredith Jones (2 for 2, two runs, two walks), Karah Shore (2-2, two RBIs, three runs) and Annabelle Wright (2-3, two runs, three RBIs). Adalae Massey went 1 for 1 with two RBIs as Ellis moved to 1-1. Kyndall Upright and Victoria Patton drew three walks each.

• South Davie’s softball team blasted visiting North Rowan 29-2 in two and a half innings on Aug. 21. Three days later, the Tigers lost 13-11 at Corriher-Lipe in a rain-shortened game.

In the top of the fourth, the Tigers chopped a 13-1 deficit to 13-11 with an amazing 10-run outburst. But then rain forced the action to stop, and since South batted in the top of the fourth, the game was official as South slipped to 2-2.

• North Davie’s opening game was a 4-1 home loss to Erwin on Aug. 21.

The Wildcats scratched in the third to tie it up. Kinley Pasquet singled to start the rally, and she would go 2 for 3 to lead the way. Grayce Clark pitched well in defeat, allowing one earned run, walking two and striking out seven.