Ladybirds golfers finish 2nd in tri-match
WILSON — Ashton Barnes fired a nine-hole score of 42 to lead her Hunt High girls golf team to five-stroke win over runner-up Southern Nash in a 3-A Big East Conference tri-match March 31 at Willow Springs Country Club.
Anna Brooke Taylor tied for second place overall with a 45 while Allison Boykin completed the scoring for the host Lady Warriors with a 52 to give Hunt a score of 139.
The Ladybirds were led by freshman Mackenzie Gamble, who matched Taylor’s 45, while Madelyn Lockhart (49) and Samantha Puckett (50) contributed to their 144 total. Northern Nash came in with a 177 with the minimum of three players.
Other scores for Hunt were Kathryn Willoughby (53), Anna Coleman (56), Alexis Winbourne (58) and Trista Waddell (59). Southern Nash’s additional scores were Tabatha Tomaszewski (59), Caroline Thornton (60) and Mercedes Ledbetter (61).
Hunt and Southern Nash will be back in action April 14 at Wedgewood Public Golf Course in Wilson with Fike as the third team.
Firebirds claim Big East tri-match
ROCKY MOUNT — Carson Winstead’s 36 led Southern Nash as the Firebirds won the 3-A Big East Conference boys golf nine-hole match by 46 strokes over runner-up Rocky Mount on March 30.
Winstead clipped teammate Jacob Kearney by two strokes while Levy Brantley carded a 43 on the course at Northgreen Country Club as the Firebirds posted a winning score of 170. Also playing well for Southern Nash were Andrew Thompson and Daniel Collie.
The Gryphons finished with 216 while Northern Nash did not have enough individuals for a team score.
Southern Nash’s next match is April 13 at Brevofield Golf Links in Wake Forest.
Warriors thump Firebirds 8-1 for 1st win
WILSON — Freshman Alex Ellis remained unbeaten in singles as his Hunt High boys tennis team picked up its first win of the spring with an 8-1 defeat of 3-A Big East Conference visitor Southern Nash on March 30.
Ellis defeated Frank Gonzalez 6-0, 6-4 at No. 4 singles to improve to 3-0 before teaming with sophomore Ben Tong to prevail at No. 1 doubles.
The Warriors, now 1-2 overall and in Big East play, won all three doubles matches by the same score, 8-6.
Nathan Kiger defeated Julian Hernandez-Aguilar in three sets at No. 2 singles for the Firebirds’ lone win.
Armstrong’s hat trick boosts Hunt past Ladybirds
WILSON — Senior Kristen Armstong ran her season scoring output to seven goals March 29, putting away a hat trick to lead the Hunt High girls soccer team to a 6-0 victory over 3-A Big East Conference opponent Southern Nash.
It was the third straight win for Hunt (3-0-1), which improved to 2-0 in Big East play. Freshman Kate Conoley had three assists as the Lady Warriors took a 3-0 lead into halftime before doubling the output over the final 40 minutes.
Junior Hannah Mosley, freshman Cappa Bunn and junior Kaitlyn Schwartzfager had goals for Hunt. In addition to Conoley’s three assists, Mosley, Bunn, senior Mackenzie Tyson and junior Rayne Philpot added assists of their own.
As a team, Hunt was credited with 15 corner kicks and launched 29 shots at the Southern Nash net. Two of Hunt’s goals were finished via corners.
Senior Parker Barnes and sophomore Logan Boone split the goalkeeping duties by half, with Barnes notching two of the duo’s three saves.
Southern Nash (3-3, 1-2 Big East) produced offensive pressure from freshman Charlotte Benson, sophomore Amber Patterson and senior Jada Zimmerman.
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