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Solid efforts for Southside track teams

By Staff
FARMVILLE -- The Southside track teams had a number of solid performances in their meet against Farmville Central on Thursday.
The Southside girls posted a 56-35 win, while the Farmville boys earned a 62-57 nod.
Terri Hines was a triple winner in the high jump (4-6), 400 dash and 1600 relay, while Melanie Deans won the 800, 1600 (6:06) and 3200 events. Natalie Perez took first in the shot and discus (102-5), while Tori Knight won the 100 dash (13.4).
Travis Midgette won four events for the boys, coming in the 400 (52.1), triple jump (40-3), long jump and 1600 relay. Nick Senteno won the 1600 (5:08), Kelton Moore the 100 (11.6) and 200 events, and Eli Edmondson was second in the discus (116-10 1/2) and third in the shot.
The Seahawks host Northside and Williamston on Tuesday.
Tigers bounce back
WILLIAMSTON -- Williamston bounced back from a season-opening loss and took a 10-0 win over Edenton on Thursday.
Mike Shephard did a solid job on the mound, allowing just three hits, fanning seven and walking one in five innings.
The Tigers (1-1) scored five times in the third and added four more in the fifth. David Francis laced a two-run in the third, while Matt Lilley and Taylor Goodrich followed with back-to-back doubles.
Williamston travels to Roanoke Rapids today.
WP: Mike Shephard
Edenton 000 00 -- 0 3 3
Williamston 105 04 -- 10 8 1
W -- Trey Warren 2-4 (2 RBI), Brad Roach 2-4, David Francis 1-2 (2 RBI), Matt Lilley 2-2 (2B, RBI), Taylor Goodrich 1-2 (2B, 2 RBI).
Vikings crush Columbia
PLYMOUTH -- Plymouth softball pitcher Ashley Saunders was two batters away from a perfect game Thursday afternoon at Plymouth High School.
Saunders walked one batter and another reached on a passed ball in the fifth inning. The combination led to Columbia's only run in a 14-1 outing by Plymouth.
Saunders recorded 11 strikeouts and didn't allow a hit.
Meanwhile, Plymouth produced 13 hits, all singles, and benefited from eight walks.
The Vikings scored eight runs in the first two innings and six in the fourth, before the game was called in the bottom of the fifth.
Plymouth (4-0) was scoreless in the third inning after getting called for interference. That resulted in a double play. A pop-up followed, ending the inning three-up, three-down.
The Vikings will host Jamesville today at 4 p.m. The contest was rescheduled from last Friday.
Columbia 000 01 -- 1 0 0
Plymouth 350 6x -- 14 13 1
WP: Ashley Saunders; LP: Nicole Hopkins
P. -- Emily Swain 2-3, Heather Williams 3-3, Laura Jones 2-3, Ashley Midgett 3-3.
Hedgepeth claims low score
EDENTON -- Plymouth's Adam Hedgepeth drove his way to a 38 at the Chowan Country Club in Edenton to become the medalist at Thursday's golf match against Edenton High School.
The Vikings finished second for the second time in as many matches, after turning in a 9-hole round of 190. Edenton recorded a 164 after all four players took rounds under 50.
Will Williams and Kyle Walters both had a round of 40 with Gardner Colepepper turning in a 41. Rob Barker recorded a 43.
Samuel Brown was Plymouth's second finisher with a 42. Brandon Smith finished in third with a 50, 10 strokes better than teammate Patrick Rhodes.
Plymouth will host Cape Hatteras and Perquimans Monday at the Plymouth Country Club.
Washington track team in action
HOLLYWOOD -- Washington was third overall in a four-team meet against D.H. Conley, Williamston, Washington and Ayden-Grifton at D.H. Conley School Thursday afternoon.
In girl's action, the Pam Pack got two first-place finishes each from Danelle Gray and Gina Valenti as well as another from Dakita Keel. The 400-meter relay team also took first.
In boy's action, Washington captured four third-place finishes and one second.
Gray was first in the 200 with a time of 27.33 seconds and first in the 400 with a time of 57.37. Valenti took first in the 1600 (6:03) and first in the 3200 (13:19). Keel was first in the high jump (4-feet, 6-inches). Candice Cogdell took second in the 110-hurdles with a time of 20.20 and third in the high jump (4-4).
The 400-meter relay was first with a time of 57.37. The team is made up of Shimia Thigpen, Phatama Riddick, Keel and Gray.
Malcom Mollison was third in the 1600 with a time of 5:10 and third in the 3200 (12:18); Aydrian Langley was third in the triple jump (35-7); and Michael White captured third in the long jump with a leap of 18-feet, 7-inches.
The 400-meter relay team of Sedrick Cobb, White, Langley and Donte Spencer was second in that event with a time of 48.74.
The even was Washington's second of the season.
The Pam Pack will be in action Thursday at West Craven. The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m.
Plymouth tops Wildcats
PLYMOUTH -- The Plymouth Vikings got two runs in the sixth inning and held off Columbia for a 4-2 victory in a game that saw four errors and eight hits, Thursday afternoon at Plymouth High School.
The Vikings' first run came after an error while the other three were results of hits and a walk.
With the score tied at two in the bottom of the sixth, Plymouth's Jacob Bowen doubled, then stole third. Justin Smith recorded his only hit of the day to drive in Bowen. Smith moved to second when Ronald Phelps drew a walk. Bryant Culberth singled, allowing Smith to score from second.
In the second inning, Bowen had reached on an error and moved to second when Smith was hit by a pitch. Phelps hit a long fly ball to deep right field, allowing Bowen to tag and score on the sacrifice fly. Jimmy Sandy scored Plymouth's other run. He drew a walk in the third inning and scored on a triple by Dustin Edwards.
Brant West picked up the win for Plymouth. He handed out nine strikeouts and one walk.
The Vikings moved to 4-0 on the season and will travel to Bear Grass Tuesday.
Columbia 002 000 0 -- 2 3 1
Plymouth 011 002 x -- 4 5 3
WP: Brant West; LP: Nick Patrick
C -- Craddock 1-4, Armstrong 1-2 (RBI), Heel 1-2 (RBI). P -- Brant West 1-4, Dustin Edwards 1-3 (3B, RBI), Jacob Bowen 1-3 (2B), Justin Smith 1-2 (RBI), Bryant Culberth 1-3 (RBI).
Redskins hold off Bears
BEAR GRASS -- Roanoke High School's baseball team held off a late comeback by Bear Grass to down the Bears on their own field, 11-9, Thursday afternoon.
Roanoke posted eight runs in the first three innings to take an 8-1 lead into the bottom of the third. Bear Grass would get two runs back in the bottom of the inning and another in the fourth. Roanoke tacked on two more in the sixth for a 10-4 advantage.
Bear Grass scored two in the bottom of the sixth, due in part to a double by Alan Mobley (2-for-4), and three in the bottom of the seventh, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Redskins' 11 hits. That, coupled with Bear Grass' five errors, led to the Bears' first loss.
Matt Taylor picked up the win, with Travis Rogerson taking the loss.
Bear Grass is slated to host Southside today at 4 p.m.
Roanoke 233 002 1 -- 11 11 1
Bear Grass 102 102 3 -- 9 6 5
WP: Matt Taylor; LP: Travis Rogerson
R -- Jay Moore 3-4 (2B), Termaine Goddard 2-5, M. Taylor 2-4, Travis Thompson 2-4, M. Hyatt (2B); BG -- Bobby Webb 1-3, Brent Wynne 1-2, Brooks Walker 2-2, Alan Mobley 2-4 (2B).