Spring roundup: Track, tennis and soccer season well underway

Published 4:38 pm Friday, March 24, 2023

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The Panthers, Pam Pack and Seahawks were busy on the court, the pitch and the track this week as spring sports are in full swing.

Track & Field: Southside defeated Riverside in a dual meet earlier this week. Elyjaih Baldwin led a Seahawk sweep of the discus with a throw of 109-8 feet while Elgin Stilley and Xavier Ham took second and third.

Stilley won the shot put with a toss of 42-10, while Ham and Marquez Davis finished second and third.

Tykwaille Williams won the 200 meters in 23.34 seconds, Kenny Avila was first in the 800 (2:28), Johnny Hickey took the 1600 (6:25) and Jacob Taylor was first in the 300 hurdles (3:00).

Manvonte Deloach cleared 5’8 to win the high jump, while Jeremiah Cruz leaped 35’-03 to take the triple jump.

Elsewhere, Tequon (Tater) Moore was second in the long jump (19”-10) and third in the triple jump at 33-08.

Frankie Furlough was second in the 100 meters in 12.04, William Stonebreaker was the runner-up in the 400 in 1:03.44 and Daylan Hardy was second in the high jump (5’4).

Third place finishers included Javon McCall in the 400 (1:03.74), Cameron Moore in the 800 (2:44) and Joshua Armstrong in the long jump (16’10)

On the girls side, I’Kiriyah Minor won the triple jump (34-02) and finished second in the 100 in 13.54.

Other second place finishers included De’Najah Warren in the 200 (29.04), Jayden Johnson in the 400 (1:11.44), Emma Smith in the 800 (3:00), Carly Smith in the 100 hurdles (21:24), Kennedy Hawkins in the 300 hurdles (1:03.54), Ka’Nyah O’Neal in the high jump (4’10) and Taliyah Moore in the triple jump (27-02).

Taylor Toler finished third in the 300 hurdles (1:06.34) and Malanda Smith was third in the long jump (14-8).

Girls Soccer: Washington is 5—1-1 after a victory over Northside in the Panthers first match ever Monday at Northeast Elementary. Jesmelly Lugo leads the Pack with seven goals, while Jamie Perez has six. MaryPage Moore’s team-leading 10 points came on three goals and four assists.

Southside is 3-4-2 after a 4-0 home win over West Carteret Monday and a 3-0 loss at North Pitt Wednesday. Lilly Davis is the Seahawks top scorer with seven goals.

Tennis: The Washington boys are 4-5 overall, but are second in the Eastern Plains Conference with a 3-1 record after winning the league title last year.  Greene Central is currently on top at 5-0.

WHS won, 8-1, at Ayden-Grifton Tuesday, then lost a non-conference match, 7-2, at Riverside Wednesday.

Number three singles player Davis Jones leads the team with a 7-2 record, while Victor Hill is 6-1 as the number six singles player. Hill and Braden Smithwick are 6-1 as the number six doubles team.