Area Sports Briefs
Ledford downed by Central
Central Davidson topped Ledford 6-2 on Monday night in Lexington.
The Panthers fell to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference.
John Hanes got the win for the Spartans. Michael Horrell (1-1) took the loss for the Panthers.
For Ledford, Connor Peacock went 2-for-3 with one run, while Horrell, Tebo White and Dalton Harris each finished 1-for-3.
Ledford visits East Davidson today at 4:30 p.m.
Eagles fall short against Cowboys
Southwest Guilford scored two runs in the fourth to break an early tie and held off East Davidson late for a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon at East.
Ryan McIntire (0-1) took the loss for East (3-4). Cody Beck finished 2-for-3 for the Golden Eagles.
EDHS junior varsity gets by THS
Avery Deweese pitched East Davidson's junior varsity to a 9-5 win Friday at home against Trinity.
Luke Bayse, Cody Mounts and Darren Spivey each had doubles and two RBIs.
The Golden Eagles are 3-2 on the year.
East tripped up by Trinity
Trinity scored four runs in the first three innings and held off visiting East Davidson late to win 4-2 on Friday night.
Landon Scarboro had a hit and an RBI to lead the Bulldogs (2-6), while Colin Rosenbaum struck out six batters in earning the win.
Cory Waldroup took the loss for the Golden Eagles (3-3), who scored two runs in the seventh.
Ledford wins MPC match
Ledford carded a 165 to win Monday’s Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference golf match at par-37 Tot Hill Farm Golf Course in Asheboro.
Asheboro placed second at 171, followed by Southwestern Randolph at 174, Central Davidson at 193, Southern Guilford at 210, Western Guilford at 215 and North Forsyth at 271.
Shields McKeown of Asheboro was medalist at 37, with Southwestern’s Dylan Parker second at 38, Ledford’s Anthony Bradley third at 40, and Ledford’s Parker Hughes and Ryan McClellan part of a tie for fourth at 41.
The Panthers’ Trey Ragan placed eighth at 43, while Jordan Mayo shot 46 and John Gavin Rhodes carded 52.
Panthers make early lead stand
Ledford scored three first-half goals in beating visiting Southern Guilford 4-1 on Monday in its Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference opener.
Allie Fischer scored two goals to lead the Panthers (1-3, 1-0 MPC), who led 3-1 at halftime. Tori Farlow and Hannah Perryman each added one goal. Ashlyn Mann got the win in goal.
Warriors rip Eagles
Wheatmore's Morgan Halo got the win in the circle and had a big day at the plate with a three-run homer and five RBIs, leading the Warriors by East Davidson 10-1 Friday in Trinity.
Andrea Grant was 1-for-2 with a walk to lead the Golden Eagles. Bailey Jones and Morgan Key each went 1-for-3. Bre Carroll took the loss on the mound.
Hayworth pitches gem to lead LHS
Megan Hayworth pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts as Ledford topped Central Davidson 5-0 on Monday night in Wallburg.
Destiny DeBerry went 2-for-3 with two stolen bases for the Panthers (6-2, 4-0 Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference), while Mary Davis finished 1-for-2 with an RBI. Brinley Irvin, Bayleigh Griffith, Mackenzie Cranford and Jessie Hayworth each had one hit for Ledford.
Ledford plays host to Northwest Guilford today at 7 p.m.
Panthers win in six innings
Brinley Irvin had three hits, including a three-run home run in the first, and drove in five RBIs to help lead Ledford past visiting West Davidson 10-0 in six innings Friday.
Irvin finished 3-for-4 and also had a double. Erin Crotts also was 2-for-2 with an RBI, while Megan Hayworth was 2-for-4 and Madison Tinkle was 1-for-1 for the Panthers (5-2, 3-0 MPC).
Hayworth struck out five and allowed no hits in three innings pitched for the win. Mary Davis struck out three while allowing three hits also in three innings.
Lexington doubles up Bulldogs
Thomasville dropped a 6-3 Central Carolina Conference decision at Lexington on Monday.
The lone winner in singles for the Bulldogs was David Telez. Winning in doubles were Jason Boutsady-Sergio Quintero and Taylor Helpler-Emilio Pesqueira.
Phoenix Xpress tryouts
The Phoenix Xpress Elite boys basketball team will hold spring tryouts on Sunday, March 30 at the Be A Sport Gym in Thomasville.
The Elite National Team (6th/7th grade) will hold tryouts from 3-4 p.m. The Elite Showcase Team (9th/10th grade) will follow from 4-5. Visit www.eteamz.com/phoenixxpressbasketball for additional information or contact Aaron Grier at 991-0597.
The Matt Ridge Basketball Academy will be held June 23-26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon each day at Ledford Middle School.
For rising 1st-12th grade students, the goal of the Matt Ridge Basketball Academy is to give campers instruction in the fundamentals of basketball, as well as emphasize team play and sportsmanship. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability level. Instruction will be provided by Coach Matt Ridge and members of his coaching staff, former players and other area coaches.
Cost is $95 per camper which includes tuition, instruction, insurance and T-shirt.
Contact Matt Ridge at 239-3819 to register or to receive additional information.
HiTom Home Run
The third annual HiTom Home Run sponsored by Novant Health will be held Saturday, June 21 at 9 a.m.
The 5K route will begin at the Big Chair in Thomasville and will end at Finch Field's home plate. There will be a Kid's Fun Run held at 10 a.m at the field. There will be a post-race hospitality table sponsored by Sheets, along with Novant Health gift bags with performance wear shirt, gift cards, a Team USA baseball game ticket and other great inclusions. Entry fee is $25 with proceeds benefiting the Post 87 American Legion program.
A pre-race party will be held June 20 at the HiToms game against Columbia at 7 p.m.