MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wildcats get long-awaited gridiron victory

From staff reports
Posted 10/16/18

Jahvonne Williams ran for 130 yards and a pair of scores Monday afternoon, and Hunter Batchelor threw a 70-yard touchdown to Thomas Daniel as the Springfield football team won a game for the first …

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Wildcats get long-awaited gridiron victory

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Jahvonne Williams ran for 130 yards and a pair of scores Monday afternoon, and Hunter Batchelor threw a 70-yard touchdown to Thomas Daniel as the Springfield football team won a game for the first time in five seasons with a 22-12 victory over visiting Elm City.

Springfield (1-3), coached by second-year head coach Curtis Baines, received standout defensive play from linebacker Ashton Watson, defensive end Matthew Holland and linebacker Zymeal Clay.

Williams scored on runs of 25 and 40 yards. 

Elm City remained winless through four games.

Springfield is at Toisnot on Thursday.

Springfield volleyball now 8-0, sweeps Trojans

Behind the 20 service points of Kensley Evans, the Springfield volleyball team had little issue dispatching Darden 25-3, 25-11, 25-11 on Monday. Mckenzie Landers tacked on nine service points for the Wildcats, who are unbeaten through eight games. Allison Moore tallied eight service points.

Offensively, Alex Williams and Audrey Earp led the offense with six and three kills, respectively. Landers and Ashton Frazier ran the offense, with Landers accounting for seven of the duo’s 12 assists.

Springfield is home to Speight on Tuesday.

Balanced attack keys Wildcats by Darden

Seven players had a goal for the Springfield boys soccer team Monday afternoon in a 9-0 victory at Darden.

Will Braswell had two goals for the Wildcats, who moved to 6-0-1 overall. Dalton Comstock, Cesar Garcia, Horatio Uruttia, Kenan Collins, Alejandro Bences-Mondragon, Christian Chavez and Gustavo Hernandez booted one goal each.

In goal, Harrison Batchelor played the first half before yielding to Uruttia in the second half.

Ben Guthrie, Marcell Polk, Anthony Romero and Chavez led the defense in front of the net.

Springfield travels to Elm City on Wednesday in a battle for the No. 1 seed out of the Tricounties Athletic Conference South Division, as well as the de facto Wilson County Championship. 

Hawks remain unbeaten, blank Speight in overtime

Remaining unbeaten through four games, the Toisnot football team outlasted Speight by a 13-6 score in overtime on Monday.

Further details were unavailable.

The Hawks host Springfield on Thursday in their final home game.

Lady Hawks sweep South Edgecombe

Elena Martinez and Madalyn Walls keyed the offensive attack for the Toisnot volleyball team Monday in a 25-12, 25-9, 25-14 sweep of South Edgecombe on Monday afternoon.

Toisnot (3-5) welcomes in Forest Hills on Tuesday.

Furious rally boosts Toisnot by West Edgecombe

Trailing 3-0 in the first half, the Toisnot boys soccer team roared back behind German Arroyo and Christian Mendoza for a 5-4 win over West Edgecombe in Monday action.

Arroyo had a hat trick for the Hawks, while Mendoza supplied the other two goals. Victor Mendez had three assists as Cameron Small and Thomas Buchan each supplied one helper.

The Hawks face Forest Hills at home on Tuesday.

Lake Wilson whips Edwards 8-1, stays unbeaten at 5-0

The Lake Wilson girls tennis team remained unbeaten through five matches with an 8-1 win over Rocky Mount Edwards on Monday.

Prevailing for Lake Wilson in singles were Caroline Adkins at No. 2, Kathryn Adkins at No. 3, Anna Medlin at No. 4, Kate Conoley at No. 5 and Sarah Manavi in the No. 6 position. 

A sweep of doubles was recorded by Caroline Adkins-Chandler Hill in the No. 1 spot, Kathryn Adkins-Medlin at No. 2 and Conoley-Zoe Mitchell at No. 3. Caroline Adkins won 8-0 at No. 2 singles.

Lake Wilson hosts Nash Central on Thursday.