Area Sports Briefs (April 12)
Ledford held scoreless in loss
Southern Guilford scored the game’s only run in the third to edge Ledford 1-0 on Thursday in Mid-Piedmont 3-A action in Sumner.
Michael Horrell had two hits for Ledford while Austin Stilley, Adam Teague and Chaz Shields had one each. Horrell also took the loss on the mound.
Campbell's day at plate helps East to win
Nathan Campbell doubled, tripled and knocked in three runs as East Davidson nipped North Rowan 6-4 on Tuesday night in Spencer.
Ryan McIntire (3-2) got the win for the Golden Eagles (9-4, 5-0 Central Carolina 2-A Conference). He struck out 10 and allowed three hits and one unearned run.
Brandon White (2-3) took the loss for the Cavaliers (5-7, 3-2).
Campbell finished 3-for-4 for East, while Kelvin Pena was 2-for-4 with an RBI, Nick Williams was 2-for-4 with a triple and McIntire was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Ledford drops MPC game
Western Guilford downed Ledford 7-4 in Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference action on Tuesday.
The Panthers fell to 8-4, 4-3.
Andrew King got the win for the Hornets.
Bubba White took the loss for the Panthers. Connor Peacock was 1-for-2 for Ledford, while White was 1-for-2 with a run, Chaz Shields was 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run and Jonathan Turner was 1-for-3 with a run.
Ledford tops North
Ledford finished with a 159 total and a 9-shot win over North Davidson in non conference action Thursday at Wilshire Golf Club.
Parker Hughes of Ledford shot 2-over-par 38 to take medalist honors. Other counting scorers for the Panthers included Ryan McClellan (39), John Gavin Rhodes (40) and Anthony Bradley (42).
Panthers tie Cougars
Ledford and Southwestern Randolph tied for first place at 152 in Wednesday’s Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference match at par-36 Meadowlands Golf Course.
Asheboro placed third at 158, followed by Southern Guilford at 193 and Central Davidson at 199. North Forsyth did not post a team score.
Ledford’s Parker Hughes and Asheboro’s Denton Richey shared medalist honors at 36.
Also for the Panthers, Anthony Bradley carded 37, Ryan McClellan 39, Trey Ragan 40, JohnGavin Rhodes 40 and Jordan Mayo 43.
SWR tops LHS
Southwestern Randolph’s Dylan Parker shot even-par 36 to win medalist honors in Tuesday’s match at Holly Ridge Golf Club.
For Ledford, Anthony Bradley and Trey Ragan shared second at 37, while Parker Hughes shot 40, John Gavin Rhodes, Jordan Mayo and Ryan McClellan posted 45s.
Bulldogs tie Cavaliers
Destini Morrison scored two goals and Charity Oliver added one to help Thomasville tie North Rowan 3-3 in a CCC match. Jessica Wicker picked up an assist. Thomasville is 1-9-1 overall, 0-4-1 in league play.
Panthers earn tie
Tori Farlow and Kelli Hooker scored for Ledford in a 2-2 tie with Western Guilford on Thursday.
Ashlynn Mann had nine saves for the Panthers.
Eagles stomp Dragons
Brooke Walser and Bayler Plummer homered as East Davidson bashed West Davidson 14-0 in five innings in Central Carolina 2-A Conference action on Tuesday night in Tyro.
Brooke Walser got the win for the Golden Eagles.
The Golden Eagles’ Bailey Jones went 4-for-4, while Walser and Plummer each finished 2-for-3 with a homer. Ally Wike went 3-for-3 for East, while Selena Metcalf was 2-for-3.
Hayworth does it all in Ledford blowout
Megan Hayworth used her bat and her arm to help Ledford cruise past Western Guilford for a 15-3 Mid-Piedmont 3-A Conference victory on Wednesday night.
Hayworth pitched a complete-game 4-hitter with five strikeouts for the Panthers (12-2, 8-0). She also went 3-for-5 with a triple, double and four RBIs.
Ledford’s Erin Crotts was 2-for-3, while Destiny DeBerry was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Brinley Irvin, Mason Hedgecock, Bayleigh Griffith, and Jessie Hayworth each had a hit.
Bulldogs drop Cavs
Thomasville rolled to a 7-2 CCC win over North Rowan earlier this week.
Winners in singles for the Bulldogs were David Tellez, Derik Solis, Richard Escamilla, Daniel Valdez and a forfeit by NRHS at No. 6.
The Cavaliers also had a forfeit in doubles while the team of Solis-Sergio Quintera picked up a win on court for the Bulldogs.
Jackets beat rival Bulldogs
Lexington defeated Thomasville 6-3 Wednesday in CCC tennis action.
The lone singles winner for THS was David Telez at No. 2. Doubles winners were Sergio Quintero-Derik Solis and Daniel Valdez-Taylor Hepler.
Panthers edge Spartans
Ledford won four singles matches to key a 5-4 win against visiting Central Davidson on Tuesday.
Will Harrington, Matt Hartzell, Shelby Spainhour and Randy Norwood won in singles for the Panthers (10-5 overall, 7-4 Mid-Piedmont 3-A). Harrington and Cameron Maxwell paired for the match-clinching win in doubles.
Ledford boys post victory
Ledford’s boys and Central Davidson’s girls posted track and field victories on Tuesday night.
The Panthers took the boys meet with 101 points, followed by Central Davidson with 41.5 and Southwestern Randolph with 35.5.
The Spartan girls won at 57.5, with the Cougars at 56.5 and the Panthers at 47.
For Ledford’s boys, Tristan Shaver won the pole vault at 12 feet; Bradley Ross took the 110 hurdles in 18:25 and captured the 300 hurdles in 45.25; Dillon Pierce won the 100 dash in 11.8, secured the 200 dash in 24.5 and won the long jump at 17-10; Robert Scott took the 1,600 run in 5:01; Thomas James won the 800 run in 2:15; and Ian Hudson took the triple jump at 35-9.25.
For Ledford’s girls, Courtney Cefalo claimed the 100 dash in 12.79; Sidney Russell captured the discus at 89-10 and won the shot put at 29-4.
The Panthers took the boys 3,200 relay in 9:59 and won the 400 relay in 49.26.
The Panthers captured the girls 3,200 relay in 13:52.
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.