Wake Forest-Rolesville, No. 2 in The N&O rankings, knocked off No. 1 Holly Springs 2-0 on Thursday in a softball game with a playoff atmosphere.
Holly Springs’ Erica Nunn allowed only three hits and struck out 14 while the Cougars’ Brittaney Dahle gave up four hits and struck out 13.
In the top of the fifth, WF-R’s Leah Siver led off with a bunt and an errant throw to first allowed her to circle the bases for the game’s first run.
Holly Springs had runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Dahle struck out the next two batters.
Wake Forest added another run in the seventh on Ryan Kostandin’s triple and a ground out. Dahle struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win.
Wake Forest is 14-1 while Holly Springs is 15-1.
Lineman Challenge: Quarterbacks, receivers and backs have plenty of opportunities to shine in the football offseason, but linemen don’t. At least that is the premise of the Lineman Challenge that will be held at Apex High on May 19.
The eight-event competition will include things such as the bench press, 40-yard dash and vertical leap, but also will including tractor tire flipping, a farmer’s walk with a 300-pound weight, a team blocking sled push and a 30-pound sandbag relay. There also will be an individual obstacle course race.
“This is a day for linemen to have their opportunity to shine and compete,” Apex coach Joe Kilby said.
The competition is open to offensive and defensive linemen. Contact Kilby at 919-328-0325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fox joins Camels: Enloe’s Sierra Fox, the area’s leading girls lacrosse scorer, has signed with Campbell University, which is starting a girls lacrosse program next year. Fox is one of 11 recruits in Coach Phil Schuman’s first class.
Fox has 56 goals, 13 assists and 77 draw controls.
“She has worked very hard,” said Enloe coach Sue Kummerle. “She is the type of player that would be a great addition to any program. She works very hard in anything that she does.”
Perry to Lenoir Rhyne: Will Perry, who led Wake Forest-Rolesville in scoring and assists last season, has accepted a basketball scholarship to Lenoir Rhyne University. He was an all-conference selection the past two years and averaged 11.8 points per game last season.
“It was a privilege for me to coach him this year at WF-R,” said Wake Forest-Rolesville coach Mickey Bissette. “He was very instrumental in our turning the program around with a final record of 17-10 and getting to the second round of the state playoffs.”
Sanderson Hall: Sanderson will induct nine individuals, one family, a set of three brothers, and one team into its athletics hall of fame in September. The group will be introduced during the Sept.14 football game against Wakefield and will be inducted the next day.
The class will include Budhy Barber, Bakty Barber and Harry Barber (soccer), Tresa Brown-Tomlinson (basketball), Dirk Ewing (basketball), Jenny Huber John (swimming), William Keever (swimming), Bill Lynch (cross country), Chris Mitta (baseball), David Neal (football, basketball and baseball), Dan Schlesinger (track) and Chuck Sledge (football).
The Ken and Anne Lawson family and the undefeated 1991 girls’ soccer team also will be inducted.
Jordan Regional: Virginia Tech recruit Montrezl Harrell scored 22 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked seven shots in leading the East to an 84-82 victory in the Jordan Brand Regional game April 14 in Charlotte. Harrell’s East team trailed by 19 points in the half.
The 6-foot-7, 235-pound Harrell played at North Edgecombe High as a junior but played his senior season at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military. Harrell and Terry Henderson of Raleigh Neuse Christian were among the few players who shot well in the game, which featured players with North Carolina connections.
Harrell made 11 of 14 shots from the field, and Henderson (a West Virginia recruit) made 5 of 9 and finished with 11 points.
Chapel Hill’s Denzel Ingram (a Charlotte recruit) scored 10 points, making 4 of 14 shots. Ravenscroft point guard Madison Jones (Wake Forest) finished with six points, while Wilson Greenfield’s Aaron Rountree (Wake Forest) had seven points and 12 rebounds.
Goldcott to Mars Hill: Scott Goldcott, who plays attacker and is a captain for Ravenscroft’s boys lacrosse, has accepted a basketball scholarship to sign to Mars Hill. Goldcott started playing for Ravenscroft’s varsity team since eighth grade. After missing the majority of his sophomore year with a knee injury, Goldcott returned in 2011 to record 34 points on 26 goals and eight assists while leading the Ravens to the NCISAA state quarterfinals.
In total, seven Ravenscroft athletes have signed letters of intent this school year: Melissa Funsten (field hockey, Davidson); Caroline Lindquist (soccer, UNC-Chapel Hill); Jones (basketball, Wake Forest); Caroline Margolis (lacrosse, Boston College) and Taylor Newcomb (soccer, UNC-Greensboro).
Nate Taylor contributed