Spartans win Two Rivers golf opener
Smithfield-Selma defended its home layout Monday, winning the first Two Rivers 3A Conference girls’ golf match of the season with a 149 total. Haley Talton of SSS paced the field with a 4-over, 40, for medalist honors.
Parker Watson added a 50 for the Spartans, while Marjorie Alston shot 59.
Corinth Holders and Triton tied for second at 154. Corinth Holders took advantage of a 44 from Peyton Labonte and a 53 from Taylor Knott.
South Johnston (162) finished fourth, four strokes ahead of Cleveland. Sydney Wheeless paced South with a 51 and Emily Kirsch shot 53. Kelsie Baker put up a 53 for Cleveland and Tabby Herzig shot 54.
Princeton girls win
Princeton’s girls cross-country team won the Carolina 1A Conference meet at Hobbton on Tuesday. The Bulldogs placed three runners in the meet’s top four individual finishers and all seven runners in the top 12.
Princeton totaled 23 points, 40 ahead of runner-up Rosewood. Amber Johnson ran second (23:57), Altheia Balagaio was third (25:04) and Megan Evans (25:10) took fourth. Chelsey Hawley was eighth, Kassandra Velvasquez took ninth and Abby Rubio was 10th.
Princeton’s boys were second behind Rosewood (30-40). Matthew Edwards finished fifth for the Bulldogs in 20:07, while Jose Moreno was seventh and Hunter Mitchell took ninth.
Garner edges West Johnston for golf win
Garner used an even par round from Nichole Ceyrolles to edge West Johnston in a Greater Neuse River 4A Conference girls golf match at Pine Hollow Golf Club Tuesday. The Trojans finished at 129, three shots ahead of West.
In addition to Nichole Ceyrolles’ 36, Garner benefited from a 42 from Lauren Ceyrolles and matching 51s from Emily O’Neill and Arianna Ceyrolles.
Monika Vidlickova shot 40 for West, while Preslee Honeycutt and Blair Koonce both shot 46.
Clayton finished at 136 with Maryanna Byrd carding a 42, Olivia Hall finishing at 46 and Katherine Dull at 48.
Byrd has two assists in North win
Caleb Byrd assisted on both of North Johnston’s goals in a 2-1 boys’ soccer win over Goldsboro Monday night. Ricardo Padilla and Marcos Orozco scored for the Panthers.
Goalie Max Kirby and defenders Pio Camacho, Mason Cook, Hunter Grantham and Chad Little led the defensive effort.
Bulldogs take second
Princeton finished second in a girls’ golf match at Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course on Monday. Rachel Mellen led the Bulldogs with a 57, while Peyton Overbee shot 59.