Sports Briefs

Baseball regular season ends

The baseball team is currently 18-5 (13-1 in conference) through May 2. The team was battling for a playoff spot this past week.

Head coach Rick Parks noted some important events that occurred this season.

“We had Jordan Mathews beat 10-0 in five [innings] and then they scored a couple runs at the end to make it 10-4, but we dominated both [Carrboro and Jordan Mathews].”

Senior Connor Lawrence pitched two no-hitter games going into the seventh inning, and the pitching staff threw eight shutouts during the season.

 

Softball fighting for playoff spot

The softball team is almost at the end of its season and is 8-10 through April 30. The girls started off the season with a few losses before beating Roxboro Community, March 9.

Today the Chargers play their final regular season game of the year, at Granville Central. The Chargers are competing for a spot in the playoffs, which would begin May 11.

“I think that everyone is trying really hard,” said sophomore Shelby Kremer. “We’re all together as a team and we play as a team; we just need to clean up our errors.”

 

Playoffs begin next week for girls’ soccer

The girls’ soccer team is currently 11-4-2 through May 1 and will advance to the playoffs starting next week. On Monday the team defeated South Granville 3-0, and the Chargers defeated DSA 2-1 April 25.

“This year our greatest competition is Carrboro,” said senior Katie McGrath. The Chargers lost to Carrboro 8-0 April 23.

Senior Silva Stout believes that the best part of the team is how the girls on the team mesh through player losses and injuries.

“Our greatest challenge this year is losing one of our strongest players early in the season,” said Stout.

Two tennis players advance to regionals

The boys’ tennis team finished 4-11. Chris Cole and Zafer Estill qualified to advance to Regionals.

Composed of one senior, one junior, two sophomores and five freshmen, the team has a majority of underclassmen.

“We are in one of the toughest conferences in possibly the state. We are a young team and are improving, our record just doesn’t really match up,” coach Joseph Kiertekiles said.

 

Golf finishes third in conference

The boys’ golf team finished third in the conference behind Carrboro and Cedar Ridge in regular conference play. Junior Jordan McClamroch was all-conference, finishing fourth individually for the season. McClamroch also tied for first in the conference tournament and will advance to Regionals Monday, May 7.

“It was a successful season, despite a young team and many players working on swing changes from the beginning,” said McClamroch. “I’m happy with the way the team played and I hope to have a good season next year.”

 

Track competes in conference meet

Girls’ track placed seventh with 21 points and the boys placed sixth with 27 points at the conference meet held April 24.

Northwood won the girls’ 4×100 with Eboni Watson, Tyeshia Baldwin, Savannah Morris and Alex Council. The girls’ 4×800 relay team placed fifth. The boys’ 4×200 and 4×100 relay teams placed forth.

Tyler Whitaker, Shelton Moser, Kelly Reiter and Forrest Glosson had top-10 finishes in their events.

“The team is really young [and that is] good because we are going to have 90 percent of the team back so we will have a really good foundation,” said Glosson.

— By Emily Brooks, Ally DeJong, Michaela Johnson, Sterling Logan & Taylor Maloch

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