Sports Briefs: April 2, 2014

March 31, 2014 

Corinth Holders girls, Cleveland boys win

Corinth Holders girls and Cleveland’s boys came out on top in a Two Rivers 3A Conference three-team meet at Corinth Holders on Thursday.

Cleveland totaled 72 points to beat Corinth Holders by 3 on the boys’ side. The Pirate girls won with 82 points, Cleveland had 68. Triton was third in both meets.

Arden Vessie of Corinth Holders won the 1,600 meters in 5:34 and the 3,200 in 11:28. Marie Pickett was the 100 hurdle girls winner in 16.86 seconds.

Rams outscore Hawks

Cleveland’s softball team scored in five of its six at bats and topped Triton 11-9 in a matchup of teams who were unbeaten in the Two Rivers 3A Conference entering the evening.

Triton jumped out to a 5-1 lead but Cleveland roared back with six runs in the bottom of the third, then added runs in the fourth (a pair of runs), fifth and sixth to maintain its lead.

The Rams (6-1, 2-0) have won five straight games.

Princeton teams victorious

Princeton’s boys and girls track and field teams won a three-team meet with North Duplin and James Kenan on Thursday. The Bulldog boys dominated with 91 points to Kenan’s 43. Princeton’s girls had 48 points, 15 ahead of North Duplin.

Robert Edwards (boys high jump and shot put) won two events for Princeton, while Jose Aguillon (boys 800), Nicole Evans (girls pole vault), Jasmine Bogle (girls high jump), Megan Evans (girls 3,200), Austin Sullivan (boys 3,200), Jose Moreno (boys 1,600), Jordan Pearce (girls discus) and Quinton Rhue (boys discus) also won events.

Comets improve to 9-0 in tennis

Clayton continued to run through the Greater Neuse River 4A Conference tennis ranks without much trouble, topping Knightdale and Harnett Central in dual matches last week.

The Comets (9-0 overall, 8-0 conference) beat Knightdale 8-1 on March 26 and topped Harnett Central 7-2 on March 24.

No. 1-seeded Klein Evans had matching 6-0, 6-0 victories for the Comets in singles. Brooks Campbell and Naren Guha also had straight-set wins at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, for Clayton in the matches.

The Comets won five of six doubles matches on the week.

Bulldogs split with North Duplin

Princeton blanked North Duplin 10-0 in softball Thursday behind Tori Paul’s two-hit shutout. Charley Cox and Savanna Massengill both doubled in the win.

North Duplin won the baseball game, 15-4.

Western Harnett nips SSS

Western Harnett pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to down Smithfield-Selma 2-1 in baseball Thursday night. The Spartans led 1-0 until the fifth inning.

Francil Ramirez, Brandon Bales, Chris Simonson and Henry Moore had hits for the Spartans in the loss. Dylan Brown (5 IP) and Chris Parker (2 IP) held Western to three hits.

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