HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SPORTS: Carrigan sparks Cougars’ win over Maiden in softball


Faith Carrigan drove in two runs and pitched a three-hitter on Wednesday, sparking Alexander Central High’s 3-0 home win over Maiden in girls’ softball.

Carrigan, Mattie Starnes, Peyton Price, Gracie Rhoney and Kyliee Lapham each had one hit for the Cougars (2-0), who scored twice in the third inning and one run in the sixth inning.

Heidi Williams, Abbey West and Kaidyn Rogers each had one hit for Maiden.

Morgan Boheimer took the loss for the Blue Devils, pitching five innings. She allowed five hits, two runs (both earned) while walking one and striking out three.

Carrigan walked two and struck out eight for Alexander Central in a game that was over in just shy of two hours.

The Cougars plays at Wilkes Central on Thursday at 6 p.m., and Maiden’s next game is Tuesday at Newton-Conover (5 p.m.) to open South Fork 2A play.


Bandys 13, South Iredell 6

The Trojans scored 11 of their runs over the final three at-bats, beating the visiting Vikings.

Landon Leonard went 4-for-4, leading Bandys’ 13-hit attack, while Hunter Jones had two hits – one a double – and drove in three runs.

Elec Yount’s two hits included a triple and Sal Ferraro added two RBIs for the Trojans (1-1).

Brycen Turcotte, who started for Bandys, picked up a win. He threw 3 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and one run (earned).

Bandys scored four runs in the fourth inning, three in the fifth inning and four in the sixth inning.

South Iredell had 12 hits.

Bandys plays at West Caldwell on Friday night at 7 p.m.

Bunker Hill 6, St. Stephens 0

Seth Pennington led the Bears to a non-league victory at home, both at the plate and from the mound.

He had two hits, drove in two runs, scored twice and hit a home run, and he was the winning pitcher after going four innings (one hit allowed, three walks, nine strikeouts).

Reliever Clayton Chapman threw three innings, walking two and striking out four.

The Bears had six hits.

Bunker Hill (2-0) plays at Maiden on Friday at 7 p.m. while St. Stephens is at home on Friday against Crest.

Alexander Central 5, Mooresville 1 (Tuesday)

The Cougars won on the road, knocking off the highly-ranked Blue Devils with three pitchers combining on a one-hitter.

Bryson Hammer worked three innings, walking two and striking out five, and gained a win. Caleb Williams went 1 1/3 innings with one walk and one strikeout and Maddox Kerley gained a save after working 2 2/3 innings (two walks four strikeouts).

Kade Smith drove in two runs for Alexander Central and Coleman Chapman and Kerley each added an RBI.

The Cougars had five hits, two by Kerley, and survived two errors.

Nick Merriman took the loss for Mooresville after going 4 1/3 innings. He allowed two hits, one run (earned), walked none and struck out three.

The Cougars play at Wilkes Central on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Maiden 3, Fred T. Foard 2 (Monday)

Dalton James, Jacob Cauble and Bain Sipe combined to one-hit the Tigers at Foard.

Dylan Abernathy and Spencer Floyd each had two hits for Maiden, who rallied by scoring three runs in the sixth inning to wipe out Foard’s 2-0 lead.

Will Frye had Foard’s hit and Dakota London took a loss after giving up one hit over 5 ½ innings.


South Iredell 2, Hickory 1

The Vikings won a non-conference match at home, beating the Red Tornadoes despite nine saves in goal by Taylor Rose.

Izzi Wood scored for Hickory (1-1).

The Red Tornadoes are at home Friday for a 6:30 p.m. match against Hibriten.

Fred T. Foard 9, West Lincoln 0

Three Tigers scored two goals each as Foard registered a non-conference home shutout victory that included a save by goalkeeper Alexis Woglemuth.

Foard had 30 shots on goal to West Lincoln’s one.

Brianna See, Katie Perry and Anna Schmidt each scored twice for the Tigers and Abigail Matthews had two assists.

Scarlett Bowman had 21 saves for the Rebels.

Foard plays at Kings Mountain at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday while the Rebels are at home at 5 p.m., facing Draughn.


Lake Norman Charter 20, Patton 4

Colin Mendicino had five goals and two assists and Kace Burnette made eight saves as the Knights won at home.

Burnette was in goal for 2 ½ quarters and allowed one goal.

Lake Norman Charter faces Christ The King on the road on Friday at 4 p.m.

— Contributors to this roundup: Brian Barnettt, Lake Norman Charter boys’ lacrosse head coach; Brian Jillings, Hickory girls’ soccer head coach; Jonathan Watts, Alexander Central SID; Sophia Elliott, Fred T. Foard girls’ soccer.

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