Sports Briefs: South tennis beats North

Published 2:10 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2023

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South boys tennis 6-0

South Davie’s boys tennis team entered the week at 6-0, and coach Andy Soots is thrilled with the process.

“These young men have made tremendous growth this year,” he said.

Team captain/No. 1 seed William Martin added: “We’ve come a long way in the past few years. We have won more matches this year than we did in my sixth- or seventh-grade seasons. We just keep getting better and working hard.”   

South girls tennis beats North

South Davie’s girls tennis team beat North Davie 7-2. The singles winners for South were No. 2 Clara Parsley (8-1), No. 3 Amelia Elledge (8-6), No. 4 Iris Marion (8-4), No. 5 EG Snow (8-0) and No. 6 Sierra Graydon (8-0). Scarlett Brock/Parsley and Snow/Sierra Lynch added 8-6 and 8-3 victories at one and three doubles, respectively.

North got its wins from No. 1 Ola Leszczuk (8-1) and the No. 2 doubles team of Audrey Sales/Charlee Dyson (8-4).   

Varsity soccer loses to Parkland, Glenn

Davie’s varsity soccer team lost 7-2 at home to Parkland. The War Eagles fell behind 3-1 at halftime and couldn’t rally against the 10-5 Mustangs. Freshmen Santiago Maganda and Hamza Heikal had the goals. Dylan Cassetta had an assist.

Two days later, the War Eagles (1-13, 0-7 Central Piedmont Conference) lost 5-0 at Glenn.

Middle school softball results

West Rowan’s softball team racked up 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and coasted from there, winning 13-1 over visiting North Davie.  Audrina Bledsoe and Callaway Spillman hit doubles for the Wildcats, who were outhit 9-3.

South Davie lost 15-0 at home to Selma Burke. Ellis lost 15-0 at home to Mooresville.

North put up a six-spot in the top of the first and cruised to a 15-1 win at Ellis.

The Wildcats blended five hits with six walks and blew out visiting South 11-1. Grayce Clark pitched a five-inning three-hitter and faced three batters over the minimum (18) as North closed the regular season at 6-5. The Tigers fell to 2-12.

Ellis (3-9) fell short in a 21-20 slugfest at Selma Burke. It was a valiant effort by the Jaguars, who lost the first meeting 14-0.

Pinebrook holds off Mocksville

The varsity Pinebrook Trojans defeated the Mocksville Rams 20-14 on Sept. 23.

The Trojans’ touchdowns: Seger Holt 3-yard run, Chris Gonzalez 35-yard run and a 12-yard pass from Justin Green to Jacob Self to put Pinebrook ahead 20-6.

Mocksville was driving late, but Luke McCraw provided a game-clinching interception with a minute left.

Pinebrook’s offensive leaders were Gonzalez (6-50 rushing), Green (3 of 3 passing for 86 yards), Holt (1-2-59 passing), Self (3-86 receiving) and Ryan Heggerick (1-59 receiving).