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ROCKY MOUNT — Hunt High posted its second win in as many 3-A Big East Conference girls golf matches Monday with three players posting sub-50 rounds in the nine-hole event at Northgreen Country Club.
Leading the way for the Lady Warriors was Connor Worley, whose round of 47 tied her with Southern Nash’s Elisabeth Collie for medalist honors. Collie held the medalist distinction in the first conference outing last week. Ashton Barnes and Gracie Taylor each carded a 49 for Hunt to give the Lady Warriors a team score of 145, four strokes ahead of Southern Nash at 149.
The Ladybirds got a 49 from Taylor Hall and a 53 from Samantha Puckett.
Fike placed third with a score of 162. Freshman Lanie Jinks led the Lady Demons with a round of 49 while classmates Kelsey Miller and Morgan Harold shot 53 and 60, respectively.
Franklinton’s 168 rounded out the team scoring at Northern Nash had just one player and Rocky Mount had none.
The Lady Warriors boosted their lead to 13 strokes over Southern Nash. Collie held onto the individual lead at 91, as Barnes and Worley are tied for second at 94.
Hunt knocks off Farmville Central in 3
In its final nonconference match before the start of 3-A Big East Conference play Tuesday, the Hunt High varsity volleyball team handled visiting Farmville Central in three games Tuesday.
The Lady Warriors improved to 4-5 with the 25-14, 25-13, 25-12 win.
Alex Williams led Hunt with 12 kills and four blocks while Greysen Evans produced nine kills and Meghan Martinez had seven kills.
Brianna Moore served five aces and doled out 26 assists for the Lady Warriors, who will host Northern Nash in Tuesday’s conference opener.
Lady Cyclones sweep Southside Christian
Host Community Christian picked up its second varsity volleyball win of the season with a 27-25, 25-18, 25-6 victory over Southside Christian on Monday evening at the Peace Church gym.
“The girls played really well as a team and everyone hustled and talked,” said CCS head coach Kelly Shealy, whose Lady Cyclones improved to 2-5. Community Christian will host Christ Covenant of Winterville on Tuesday.
Lauren Pate produced 11 kills, nine service points — including three aces — six assists to lead CCS. Shaelyn Harold served five aces in her 13 points while Abigail Jackson served 12 points, including three aces.
Logan Woodard collected totals of 10 assists, seven kills and four service points with an ace. Makayla Webb served six points and made one kill while Ava Pate had one ace in her five service points.
Lady Chargers handle New Life in 3 sets
Host Wilson Christian needed just three sets to dispatch New Life Christian of Rocky Mount in Monday’s nonconference varsity volleyball match. The Lady Chargers upped their record to 6-1 with the 25-10, 25-8, 25-6 triumph.
Peyton Norville and Paige Petty each served nine aces for the Lady Chargers. Norville added three kills and a dig. Ashley Hartsfield tallied seven aces to go with 15 assists while Tori Linkous had five kills, four aces and a block. Danielle Reece contributed four aces and three kills while Emily Barnes served five aces.
Wilson Christian returns to North Carolina Christian School Association 2-A East Region play Tuesday with a home match against Greenville Christian.
Robles paces Demons in Knights Invitational
RED OAK — Senior Amando Robles led Fike High with a 25th-place overall finish in the Knights Invitational cross-country race Saturday hosted by Northern Nash at Red Oak Middle.
Robles finished the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 18.09 seconds to place in the top half of the 52-runner field. Also scoring for the Golden Demons were sophomore Will Lucas Fogleman (33rd, 21:23.56), senior Ugo Uwakwe (35th, 21:35.44), junior Ellis Speight (38th, 21:57.91) and Ben Woodard (49th, 24:38.84). Fike finished seventh out of eight teams with 175 points. Wake Forest Heritage, led by boys overall winner Max Geckler in 17:36.38, edged Raleigh Enloe by a point to claim the boys race.
In the girls race, Fike didn’t have enough runners for a team score but the Lady Demons were led by junior Olivia Jernigan, who finished 28th out of 39 runners in 28:16.18. Also, running for Fike were Blair Boyette (29th, 28:58.47) and senior Vallery Gore (36th, 31:05.50).
Heritage swept the top three places in cruising to the girls team title. Senior Melissa Bourne was the winner in 21:07.53.
Fike will host the 3-A Big East Conference meet Wednesday at Gillette Athletic Complex.
Lady Warriors down Lady Jags in 2 sets
Host Hunt rose to 8-1 on the season with a 25-5, 25-13 volleyball win against Farmville Central on Monday.
The Lady Warriors will host Northern Nash in the start of 3-A Big East Conference play Tuesday.
No individual statistics were reported.
Johnson leads Lady Demons in invite
RED OAK — Fike High freshman Cecilia Johnson placed fourth out of 38 runners Saturday in the girls developmental race at the Knights Invitational, hosted by Northern Nash at Red Oak Middle.
Johnson finished the 5-kilometer course in 24 minutes, 58 seconds. Wake Forest Heritage freshman Kylie Schreiner was the winner in 24:00. Also running for Fike were freshman Willa Boyer (12th, 28:04) and sophomore Akari Nakaya (39:12).
The Lady Demons did not have enough runners for a team score
In the boys developmental race, Fike was led by freshman Triquell Finch, who finished 12th out of 37 runners in 22:04. Barrett Klutey placed 21st in 23:32. Also scoring for the Golden Demons, who finished last in the four-team field, were Jonathan Baran (35th, 31:21), Ryo Nakaya (36th, 31:56) and Seth Conti (37th, 35:01.