Jun. 11—WINSTON-SALEM — Audrey Serb of Southwest Guilford won the singles title during the Piedmont Triad 3A Conference girls tennis tournament Wednesday at Mount Tabor.
Serb defeated Brooke Hensley of Western Guilford 6-4, 6-4. Serb eliminated teammate Maggi Mugi 8-0 in the semifinals while Henley defeated Nicole Sopala of Southwest 8-3.
In the second round, Serb defeated Nina May of Mount Tabor 8-0; Muggi defeated Rachel Johnson of Western 8-0; Hensley defeated Ella Sears of Mount Tabor 8-1; and Sopala defeated Ailish Flaherty of Western 8-2.
Serb and Sopala had first-round byes while Mugi defeated Camille Hudson of Mount Tabor 8-1.
By reaching the finals of the PTC tournament, Serb qualified for the 3A Midwest regional Wednesday and Thursday at Les Myers Park in Concord.
TRACK METRO CHAMPIONSHIPS
HIGH POINT — Ragsdale won the boys team championship during Wednesday's Metro 4A Conference track and field championships at the High Point Athletic Complex.
Ragsdale's boys totaled 113 points, followed by Page (101.50), Grimsley (80.50), Northwest Guilford (59) and High Point Central (10). Grimsley won the girls championship with 126 points, trailed by Page (98), Northwest (79), Ragsdale (28) and Central (3).
Yah-Zehira Berry (long jump — 17-03.25), Naliah Hope (shot put — 34.08.00; discus 93-00), Eddy Noyola-Martinez (800m — 2:04.98), Josiah Lester (pole vault — 8-00.00), Tyrell Carmichael (triple jump — 42.04.00) and the boys 4x100 and 4x800 relays won for Ragsdale.
Carmichael (100m), Jorden Geddie (200m), Cooper Jones (300m hurdles), Aaron Newman (pole vault), Eadoin Dixon (shot put) and the boys 4x200 relay were also all-conference.
Antonio Vincent (long jump) made all-conference for Central.
PIEDMONT TRIAD CHAMPIONSHIPS
WINSTON-SALEM — Southwest Guilford's boys placed third during Wednesday's Piedmont Triad 3A Conference track and field championships at Mount Tabor.
Mount Tabor won the boys title with 183 points, followed by Dudley (153), Southwest (52), Smith (51), Western Guilford (42) and Parkland (39). Mount Tabor also won the girls title with 154 points, trailed by Dudley (106), Western (94), Parkland (92), Southwest (70) and Smith (8).
Winners for Southwest were: Tamya Davidson (shot put — 37-11.00), Sady Moody (discus — 122-11) and the boys 4x400 relay. The girls 4x800 relay and Christian Parker (100m) were also all-conference.
BASEBALL TRINITY, E. RANDOLPH
RAMSEUR — Trinity pounded Eastern Randolph 19-4 in PAC-7 2A baseball Wednesday at Eastern Randolph. The Bulldogs (6-8 overall, 5-7 conference) scored 10 runs in the first three innings and nine in the seventh.
HP CENTRAL, PAGE
HIGH POINT — Page blanked host High Point Central 16-0 in Metro 4A Conference baseball Wednesday at Central. The Bison finished the season 1-12 overall and 0-12 in the conference.
OAK GROVE, S. ROWAN
MIDWAY — Third-seeded South Rowan defeated second-seeded Oak Grove 10-0 in the second round of the Central Carolina 2A baseball tournament Wednesday at Oak Grove.
The Grizzlies (10-3), receiving the conference's second automatic berth, will next play in the state playoffs.
LEDFORD, N. DAVIDSON
WELCOME — Top-seeded North Davidson edged fourth-seeded Ledford 5-4 in the second round of the Central Carolina 2A baseball tournament Wednesday at North Davidson.
The Panthers (10-3) will be on the bubble for a wild-card berth in the state playoffs.
GLENN, CEDAR RIDGE
HILLSBOROUGH — Glenn weathered a Cedar Ridge rally and escaped with a 7-6 nonconference victory Wednesday at Cedar Ridge. The Bobcats (1-12-1) led 7-0 before the Fighting Red Wolves (4-9) scored one in the sixth and five in the seventh. Michael Peele went 2 for 2 for Glenn, with two RBIs and two runs scored. Peyton Kowalski was 2 for 4 with four RBIs.
Winning pitcher Garrett Horn gave up one run, struck out 12 and walked five in 5 2/3 innings.
SOUTHERN GUILFORD, EASTERN GUILFORD
GREENSBORO — Southern Guilford beat Eastern Guilford 2-1 in Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference baseball Wednesday at Southern. The Storm improved to 3-11 overall and 1-11 in the conference.
SOCCER BLAKE, SEELAL TAPPED FOR GAMES
WALLBURG — Ledford midfielder Justin Seelal has been selected to play in the Clash of the Carolinas, while coach John Blake has been chosen as an assistant coach in the Southeast All-American Soccer Showcase. The Southeast All-American Soccer Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, June 19, at Ormond Beach Sports Complex near Daytona Beach, Florida. Blake will assist with the Team Stars. The Clash of the Carolinas is slated for Saturday, June 26, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Seelal is a member of the 18-player North Carolina team that will take on the South Carolina team.
JUNIOR COLLEGE GTCC HIRES HANDY AS WOMEN'S COACH
JAMESTOWN — Erica Handy has been hired as head coach for the revival of the women's basketball program at Guilford Technical Community College.
The women's program was disbanded two years ago and is restarted with Handy's hiring. Handy began her college career at Montgomery College in Maryland, continued it at N.C. A&T and was an Aggie assistant coach for five years. She had a hand in three MEAC championships.
"We have to start by building a foundation. We have to get players in. We have to get a system going and build an environment people can trust," said Handy. "We have started recruiting, but COVID has made it more difficult with only a certain number of people allowed at games and the limited contact you can have with someone."
She has also coached high school basketball at Cornerstone Academy and was a semi-pro coach for two seasons.
FLORENCE, S.C. — Ernie Newton tied for 11th in the 70-and-over division at the 36-hole Carolinas Super Senior tournament that ended Tuesday at the Country Club of South Carolina.
Newton finished at 6-over-par 150 and eight shots behind winner Arlis Pike of Kernersville.