Area scores: Lady Jackets tighten hold on first place
Lee County 3, Union Pines 0
Lee County (11-3, 8-1) made it five straight wins, all in Cape Fear Valley play, and kept hold of first place in the CFVC Thursday night at Union Pines (11-5, 6-3). The Lady Jackets, after a five-set win versus the Lady Vikings earlier this month, sweep Union Pines for the regular season.
The Lady Jackets will play at Chatham Central at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Lady Vikings have two matches at Southwestern Randolph starting at 11 a.m. today.
Grace Christian 3, Chatham Charter 0
The Lady Crusaders made it back-to-back victories, following a five-set win versus Wayne Christian on Tuesday with a win over the Lady Knights Thursday. Grace Christian (4-7, 3-4) played Crossroads Christian last night and will host Cresset Christian at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Triton d. South Johnston 16-25, 26-24, 25-9, 18-25, 15-5
The Lady Hawks (11-2, 6-0) won a five-setter, their first five-set match in conference play this season, at South Johnston (9-6, 3-3) Thursday evening. Barbara Godwin led Triton with 21 kills.
The Lady Hawks will host Cleveland at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Knightdale d. Harnett Central 23-25, 25-14, 16-25, 26-24, 15-10
Knightdale (7-8, 6-4) took the last two sets to comeback and get a regular-season sweep versus Harnett Central (2-14, 2-7) Thursday night. Harnett Central will host Garner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
West Montgomery at Chatham Central 25-16, 25-15, 28-26
West Montgomery (14-3, 9-2) won in three sets at Chatham Central Thursday night. The Lady Bears (4-11, 2-8) will play at South Stanly at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Cardinal Gibbons 3, Northwood 0
Cardinal Gibbons (14-0, 9-0) won with sweep at Northwood Thursday evening. The Lady Chargers (4-8, 2-7) will play at J.F. Webb at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Grace Christian 6, St. Thomas More 0
The Crusaders (16-2-1, 7-0-0) ran their winning streak to 12 matches and their shutout streak to seven matches on Thursday afternoon. Grace Christian played Crossroads Christian yesterday and will host Cresset Christian at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Girls - Union Pines 16, Lee County 55, Terry Sanford 73, Douglas Byrd 95
The Lady Vikings improved to a 5-0 mark in conference meets winning a Cape Fear Valley meet at Clark Park in Fayetteville on Wednesday. Lee County finished second of four squads. The Lady Jackets are 3-1 in head-to-head CFVC meets this season.
Union Pines results
1. Abby Verchick - 20:54
2. Joeanna Kelly - 22:55
3. Erin Metcalf - 24:36
4. Danielle Wisen - 24:39
6. Blake Colby - 26:13
Lee County results
5. Aubrey Wilder - 25:44
8. McKenna Claffy - 27:08
12. Nicole Escobar - 28:05
13. Mitzy Salmeron - 28:08
17. Alana Edwards - 29:06
Girls - Pinecrest 15, Richmond 50, Scotland no score
The Lady Patriots swept the top 15 spots in a Southeastern Conference tri-meet at St. Andrew's University in Laurinburg on Tuesday. Pinecrest is hosting the Patriot Derby Classic at Carolina Horse Park in Raeford starting at 9 a.m. today.
1. Katie Hayes - 19:37
2. Jaleigh Jensen - 19:48
3. Mulloy Manning - 19:50
4. Rachel VonCannon - 19:56
5. Zia Matti - 20:01
Boys - Orange 30, Northwood 31, Cardinal Gibbons 69
Host Orange nipped the Chargers in a Big Eight tri-meet in Hillsborough on Tuesday. Orange's Spencer Husen won the meet in 18:28.
3. Rob Hamlet - 18:53
4. Tristan Cochran - 18:58
5. Nick Roberts - 18:59
9. Austin Korynta - 19:45
10. Chance Newton - 19:45
Girls - Cardinal Gibbons 20, Northwood 54, Orange 68
The Lady Chargers finished second to Cardinal Gibbons in a Big Eight meet in Hillsborough on Tuesday. Cardinal Gibbons' Mary Grace Doggett won in 20:37.
5. Erin Nelson - 21:50
10. Tessa Sheets - 22:34
12. Ellie Saksa - 24:01
13. April Glosson - 24:10
14. Brooks Holt - 24:19
Pinecrest 9, Purnell Swett 0
The Lady Patriots (8-3, 8-0) blanked Purnell Swett, remaining perfect in Southeastern play, Thursday afternoon. Pinecrest will host Richmond at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Overhills 5, Pine Forest 4
The Lady Jaguars (4-5, 4-5) won at Mid-South Athletic match at home Thursday afternoon. Overhills edged Pine Forest 5-4 in both meetings this season. Overhills will play at E.E. Smith at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Southern Lee 22, Douglas Byrd 20
The JV Cavaliers won a Cape Fear Valley game at home Thursday night. The Cavaliers (3-2) will play at Gray's Creek this coming Thursday at 7 p.m.
Lee County 20, Gray's Creek 18
The JV Yellow Jackets (3-2) edged the Bears on the road in CFVC play Thursday night. Lee County is off until going to Union Pines on Oct. 10.
Northwood 30, Orange 19
The Chargers (4-0) remained perfect and gave Orange (3-1) its first loss on the road Thursday. Northwood will host Cedar Ridge at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Clayton 27, Harnett Central 13
The Comets won a conference game in Angier Thursday night. The Trojans (1-3) will play at Southeast Raleigh at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Rocky Mount 36, Triton 19
The Gryphons defeated the Hawks (2-2) in Erwin Thursday night. Triton is off until a game at South Johnston on Oct. 10.
Union Pines 30, Westover 28
The Vikings took their record to 4-1 with a CFVC win versus Westover Thursday night at Wilhoit Stadium. Union Pines will play at Terry Sanford at 7 p.m. Thursday.