MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Elm City finishes sweep of Lady Cougars

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The Elm City girls softball team finished off a season sweep of Speight with a 16-1 home win in four innings Monday.

The Lady Vikings’ Kelsey Miller pitched a complete game in allowing the one run. The offense was led by Jya Wilkerson, Kassidy Parrish and Zoe Varnell.

Elm City will host Springfield on Thursday.


Vikings blister Speight 14-4

Using a 12-hit attack, the Elm City baseball team pushed its mark to 8-0 with a 14-4 victory over Speight on Monday.

Eldon Bass was 4 for 4 with three RBIs for the Vikings, with J.D. Graziani going 3 for 3 and adding a two-run home run.

Logan Coley struck out eight Speight (0-6) batters in collecting the mound victory.

Elm City hosts Springfield on Thursday in a meeting of unbeatens in the Tricounties Athletic Conference South Division.

Hawks dash Trojans in 3 

El Avent ripped a pair of inside-the-park home runs as Toisnot defeated Darden 15-0 in three innings via the mercy rule.

Brady Kalamajka and Angel Cabrera each tripled for the Hawks while Thomas Buchan fired a one-hitter over three innings to get the win on the mound. He walked none and struck out six.

Toisnot welcomes Speight for a doubleheader Thursday, starting at 4 p.m.


Elm City stays unbeaten

The trio of Natalie Capps, Caroline Adkins and Mallory Jenkins each scored twice for the Elm City girls soccer team Monday in coasting to a 9-0 mercy-rule win at Speight.

Karyn Wheeler, Avery Lentz and Hayley Selfe added goals for the Lady Vikings, who remained undefeated through nine matches.

Self added two assists in addition to her goal, with Adkins and Ashlyn Brunetti also notching assists.

Elm City is at Springfield on Wednesday.

Springfield throttles South Edgecombe 9-0

PINETOPS — Anna Ramsey Watson’s goal off the second assist from Natalie Cox with about 10 minutes remaining in Monday’s girls soccer match gave Springfield a 9-0 win over host South Edgecombe via the mercy rule.

Susan Guzman dropped in four goals for the Lady Wildcats, who rose to 7-1 on the season, while Madyson Brown scored twice and Mariah Polk tallied a goal and an assist. Cappa Bunn also scored a goal while Gretchen Weeks and Sydney Graybeal provided an assist each.

Springfield will look to avenge its only defeat Wednesday when it hosts unbeaten Elm City, the defending Tricounties Athletic Conference champion.

Lady Tigers doubled up by RMA

Lillian Stegall produced a hat trick for the Wilson Prep girls soccer team Monday, but that was the balance of the Lady Tigers’ offensive output in a 6-3 loss to the junior varsity squad from Rocky Mount Academy.

Jaylene McGhee assisted on one of the Stegall goals.

Goalkeeper Makayla Best made 10 saves for the Lady Tigers (4-2-1), who host Wayne Prep on Wednesday.