The second round of the baseball, softball, and soccer high school playoffs kicked off last weekend, while the final round of individual tennis was played. Results are as follows.
Forbush vs. East Rutherford — Forbush lost a hard fought, ten-inning battle to East Rutherford on Saturday night by a score of 4-3. The Falcons scored one run in the second inning, and two runs in the fifth inning while the Cavilers scored in the first, fourth, sixth, and tenth inning. Jack Crews pitched ten innings for the Falcons, struck out four batters, and recorded two runs. The Falcons ended their season with a 19-9 overall record, and a 9-1 conference record. They also won the 2A WPAC conference for the first time in seven years. Head Coach Jack Moss was Coach of the Year, and Tyler Campbell was named WPAC Player of the Year.
Forbush vs. Maiden — The Falcons beat Maiden by a score of 7-2 on Saturday night. Allison Mitchell got things going for the Falcons as she smashed a two-run homer to tie the game 2-2. From there Forbush took control of the game as they scored two runs in the fourth, and three runs in the fifth. Sophomore Caiti Mickles also came up big for the Falcons as she hit a triple to right center field to score two runs for Forbush in the bottom of the fifth. The Falcons went on to win, 7-2. They will face East Davidson in the third round at Forbush. Results were not available by press deadline.
Forbush vs. Salisbury — The Falcons kept the goals coming on Saturday morning as they beat Salisbury by a score of 7-2. Goals were scored by; Nancy Rios, Charly McCormick, Macey York, Anna Kathryn Kilby, Madison York (two goals), and Brooke Gammons. The Falcons move on to the third round where they will face Franklin. Results were not available by press deadline.
Elkin vs. Starmount — The Elks and The Rams battled in a 1A Penalty Kick Showdown on Saturday night. After the game ended in a 0-0 tie, they moved on to extra time which also ended in a 0-0 tie. With no goals scored, both teams moved on the penalty kicks where Starmount came away with the 4-3 win. Starmount will move on the the third round where they will face four seeded Bishop McGuinness. Results were not available by press deadline.
APEX — Elkin tennis standout, Ryan Macy, won the 1A Individual Championship on Saturday afternoon. After dropping the opening set in the singles championship 4-6, Macy rebounded in the second set to a 6-2 victory, forcing a decisive third set with Max Vicario from Pine Lake Prep. Macy and Vicario battled to the tie-breaker and both double-faulted during the third-set tie-break before Macy finally pushed ahead by two, winning the seven-point tie-breaker 8-6.
Forbush — The Falcons competed in Regionals on Friday. In the 200 meter, Anna Kilby placed second and Sierra Winters placed fourth. They will both move on to States. The girls 4×800 meter relay placed second, they will move on to States. Others moving on to States are as follows – Dakota Mendenhall (placed first in 600 meter), Schulyer Eldridge (placed second in 400 meter dash), the boys 4×400 meter team (placed second), and Zane Johnson (Discus – 3rd place and Shot Put – 2nd place). Mackenzie Fulk almost made States for the Falcons, but came up short as she placed fifth in the high jump and the triple jump. She will go to States as an alternate for Forbush. The Falcons broke several records this year; Dakota Mendenhall (1600, 800m), Madisun Shore (800m), Anna Kilby (3200m), Boys 4×400 (Austin Mendenhall, Dakota Mendenhall, Jairo Hernandez, and Schuyler Eldridge, Girls 4 x 800 (Madisun Shore, Anna Kathyrn Kilby, Sarah Hayden, and Sierra Winters), and Zane Johnson (Discus). The FHS girls won conference this year and boys came in second.
Starmount — The Rams had several athletes make it to States after their placing at Regionals. Athletes making it to States for the Rams are; Jennifer Johnson (2nd in 100mp and 100m, fourth in long jump and triple jump), Hannah Shell (2nd in high jump), Jack McCormick (3rd in 400m), Trey Lomax (1st in 110mp and 110m), Brandon Prescott (3rd in triple jump), and the boys 4x200m team (3rd place).
Elkin — The Elks had three athletes place at Regionals, they will compete in States. Catie Beth Brown (2nd in 3200m), Bayle Wood (3rd in discus), and Jacob Parker (1st in 3200m).
East Wilkes — Two athletes for East Wilkes are moving on to States; Alexis Pardue (4th in shot-put), and Kyle Rhodes (2nd in 3200m).