Sports Briefs: JV football losing streak continues

Published 1:18 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2023

3 losing streak for JV football

Davie’s JV football team fell for the third week in a row, 28-0 at home to Mt. Tabor on Oct. 5. After losing to East Forsyth and Reagan, the War Eagles (3-4, 1-3 CPC) suffered their largest setback of the season. The Spartans improved to 4-3.

Davie volleyball has costly loss at West

In a showdown for second place in the CPC, Davie’s varsity volleyball team stumbled, losing 3-2 at West Forsyth on Oct. 5.  Despite beating West 3-1 in September, despite winning six of the previous seven meetings, the War Eagles (12-6 overall) slipped into a tie for third. The scores were 25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 25-9, 6-15.

When the week ended, Reagan was first at 12-0, West (14-6) was second at 9-3 and Davie and East Forsyth were third at 8-4.

Two days earlier, Davie had no trouble with visiting Mt. Tabor, winning in three sets as the Spartans sank to 3-11.

Davie’s JV beat Tabor and lost to West. Both matches went two sets. Davie’s record improved to 11-6 overall and 8-4 in the league.

Soccer teams lose to Reynolds

Davie’s varsity soccer team lost 8-0 at home to Reynolds on Oct. 4. While the Demons improved to 10-5-2, Davie fell to 1-14.

Meanwhile, Davie’s JV suffered a painful 1-0 loss to Reynolds. After going 2-0-1 in their previous three games, the War Eagles slipped to 2-3 in one-goal games.

“The game should have been ours,” coach Scott McBain said. “We had many opportunities to win it.”

Although the JV is 1-5-1 in the CPC, it still has a shot at a winning record. The overall mark is 5-6-1.

“Every game is getting better and better, (but) we need to move the mentality from ‘me’ to ‘we,’” McBain said. “We have tough games ahead if we don’t come up with a program to win.”

South girls tennis moves to 5-3

The South Davie girls tennis team defeated West Rowan 6-3. No. 1 Scarlett Brock (6-3), No. 2 Clara Parsley (6-3), No. 4 Iris Marion (6-0) and No. 5 EG Snow (6-0) picked up victories in singles. In doubles, Brock/Parsley and Snow/Sierra Graydon won 6-5 and 6-1, respectively, as coach Andy Soots’ squad improved to 5-3.

Alania York/Piper Crotts and Kylie Edwards/Annaleigh Deel had 6-0 wins in exhibition play.

Ellis, South, North bow out in tourney

In the Tri-County Conference Tournament, Ellis’ softball team beat visiting South Davie on Sept. 30. The first round matched eighth-seeded Ellis against No. 9 South, and Ellis beat the Tigers for the third time this season. South finished 2-13.

Two days later in the semifinals, the Jaguars lost at China Grove. Ellis finished 4-10.

After receiving a first-round bye, No. 5 North Davie lost 16-2 at Mooresville on Oct. 3. The Wildcats went 6-6 with half of the losses to Mooresville.

Shady Grove beats Pinebrook

Shady Grove’s varsity football team blanked Pinebrook 28-0 on Saturday. The tackle leaders for Pinebrook were Justin Green (12), Nick Greer (seven), Chris Gonzalez (four), Seger Holt (three) and Wyatt Hall (three).