SOUTH FORK 2A ROUNDUP: North Lincoln nips Foard in softball

Published Thursday, March 7th, 2019

North Lincoln High grabbed a five-run lead on Wednesday en route to a 7-4 softball victory over visiting Fred T. Foard.

Foard scored four runs in the fourth inning to get within a run of the Knights.

North Lincoln allowed only four hits with Ragan Padgett, Emily Campbell, Haylea Gilleland and Kalea Bolch getting one each for Foard. Campbell drove in three runs.

Adison Yoder took the loss for the Tigers (0-1), pitching four innings. She gave up eight hits, five runs (four earned) with no walks and three strikeouts.

North Lincoln is off to a 3-0 start in which it has outscored opponents 42-5.

Foard plays a league game at West Iredell at 5 p.m. on Thursday while North Lincoln has a South Fork 2A game at Bandys (7 p.m.) on Friday.

Bandys 4, North Gaston 1

Ashyton Hopson had two hits and drove in a run and Bailey Burton added two hits as the Trojans (2-1) won a non-conference game in Dallas, N.C.

Bandys scored three runs in the fourth inning and had seven hits.

Lydia Poovey, who had an RBI, was the winning pitcher. She threw two innings, giving up one hit, and struck out three.

Bandys plays a conference game at home Friday at 6 p.m. against North Lincoln.

East Lincoln 5, Lake Norman 2

The Mustangs had a three-run first innng and collected a non-league win at Lake Norman behind Kyle Thress’ two hits and four RBIs.

Taliyah Thomas also had two hits for East Lincoln (2-1).

Thress was the winning pitcher after tossing three innings, giving up six hits, two runs (both earned), walking two and striking out one.

East Lincoln faces Newton-Conover on the road on Thursday at 5 p.m. in a league game moved up one day because of Friday’s weather forecast.

Lake Norman Charter 14, Christ The King 0

The Knights had two six-run innings – the fourth and fifth – as they cruised to a home non-conference victory.

Jenna Carter went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs and Hala Soliman had two hits and two RBIs to spark Lake Norman Charter.

The Knights had 12 hits, including two by Bekah Cook, Kristy Seifert and Mackenzie Callahan.

Siefert gained a pitching win after going four innings, allowing one hit, walking two and striking out seven.

Christ The King had only one hit.

Lake Norman Charter will play a conference game on Friday at 6 p.m. at West Lincoln.

Newton-Conover 7, Maiden 6

In a game delayed by one day, the Red Devils nipped the Blue Devils in a South Fork 2A game at Maiden.

No other game details were available.

Newton-Conover plays East Lincoln in a league game on Thursday at 5 p.m. in Newton while Maiden goes to Lincolnton on Friday for a 5 p.m. conference game.


East Lincoln 11, Forestview 4

Freshman Graham Smiley drove in three runs and Gabe Duncan, Derek Martin and Josh Stephens each added two RBIs as host East Lincoln (1-2) won for the first time the season.

The Mustangs scored seven runs in the fourth inning to lead 10-2.

East Lincoln had nine hits with Martin getting two and freshman Garrett Michel adding two.

Dalton Thomas, Jackson Harbin and Nick Reaves each had two hits for the Jaguars.

Jordan Fisher, pitching 4 2/3 innings, got a win for East Lincoln. He gave up six hits, three runs, struck out four and walked two.

Jake England took the loss for Forestview, throwing 3 2/3 innings with four hits and six runs (all earned).

The Mustangs play a conference game, moved up by one day, on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Newton-Conover.


Maiden 1, Fred T. Foard 1 (tie)

The Blue Devils and Tigers battled to a tie at Maiden.

Gracie Arrowood scored for the Blue Devils on an assist by Kassi Kiziah.

Marley Mingus had 19 saves for Maiden.

Foard dropped to 2-1-1 and Maiden is 1-0-1.

Fred T. Foard visits A.C. Reynolds on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and Maiden is at home on Friday at 6 p.m. against Bunker Hill.


Hough 20, Lake Norman Charter 5

Hough rolled past the Knights at Lake Norman Charter despite a four-goal match by Morgan Bordeaux.

Madison Hlweicki also scored for Lake Norman Charter, which next plays at home against Providence on Monday.


Lake Norman Charter 10, Christ The King 7

Lake Norman Charter won its third straight match behind Brandon Webster and Peyton Turner, who each scored three goals at Lake Norman Charter.

The Knights’ next match is Friday at 7 p.m. at Marvin Ridge.

  • Information for the roundup includes reports by Lindsay Presnell, Maiden soccer coaching staff; Lake Norman Charter’s boys’ lacrosse; and Catherine Hart, Lake Norman Charter women’s lacrosse head coach.

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