Sports Briefs: 3 qualify for state indoor track meet

Published 1:07 pm Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Three will compete in state indoor track 

Three Davie athletes have qualified for Friday’s state indoor track meet in Winston-Salem.

• Junior Cooper Williams is unbeaten this season in the shot put. He’s ranked No. 2 in the state overall, he’s the No. 1 junior in the state and he’s first in 4-A. With a season-best throw of 57-9, he’s ranked No. 6 in his class in the country.

• AJ Sweet is the No. 6 sophomore in the country in the pole vault, and he’s the No. 1 sophomore in the state. He’s No. 5 in the state overall and he’s tied for third in 4-A. His best vault is 14-6.

• Mason Kuhnemann will compete in the high jump. With a jump of 6-0, he’s tied for ninth in 4-A with 10 others.

JV boys on losing streak

The past two weeks have not been kind to Davie’s JV boys basketball team. Reagan outlasted the War Eagles 51-45 on Jan. 30, marking their third loss in four games.

It was close throughout, but the Raiders managed to beat Davie narrowly for the second time this season. The Davie scorers: CJ Coleman 17, Jake Runge 11, Cam Knox 7, Jayden Warren 4, Ben Reid 3, Aiden Horton 2, George Sakai 1.

Three days later, Davie hosted Mt. Tabor. The first meeting was a 39-point rout by the Spartans, but the War Eagles hung around longer in the eventual 64-46 decision. They led after the first quarter before trailing by 10 at halftime. Tabor pulled out to a 48-32 lead at the end of the third.

Davie (9-7, 3-6 CPC) dropped its third in a row despite 18 points from Coleman. The other scorers: Brady Vallance 9, Reid 8, Runge 5, Horton 4, Brice Wilson 2.

Youth Basketball Week 6 Recognitions

The Mocksville-Davie Recreation basketball league recognizes players, coaches and teams each week. Here are the honorees from week six.

K-1 Division: player – Jaylen Hogue; coach – Daniel Manning; team – Aliens.

2-3 Division: player – Grayson Young; coach – James Dixon; team – Blue Devils.

4-5 Girls Division: player – Stella Brock; coach – Jason Harbour; team – Catamounts.

4-5 Boys Division: player – Jackson Powell; coach – Christian Klimczyk; team – Gamecocks.

6-8 Division: player – Talan Andrade; coach – Steve Corriher; team – Hornets.

9-12 Division: player – Carter Helton; coach – Gary Hatley; team – Dream Team.