Fall Sports Roundup: Saturday, Nov. 3


Cross Country

Local runners competed in the NCHSAA cross country state championship meet in Kernersville on Saturday afternoon.

Carmen Hilliard of South Brunswick was the top individual finisher from the area. Hilliard took 10th overall in the 3A girls race with a time of 19 minutes, 0.83 seconds. Hilliard's teammate, Grant Hufham, took 78th in the boys race.

In the 4A race: New Hanover's George Webb finished 21st with a time of 16:13.96. Webb led the Wildcat boys to a 13th-place team finish. Ashley's Brien Lancaster finished 36th in 16:28, leading the Screaming Eagles to a 15th-place team finish. Laney's Calvin Daughtry finished 40th. Laney's Kerry Leonard led local girls, finishing 31st with a time of 19:03. Sarah Miller took 57th for New Hanover as the Wildcats finished 15th. Julia Bourdeau took 79th for Ashley.

In the 2A race: Topsail's boys took ninth. The Pirates were led by senior Brady Woods and freshman Domenick Dibiase. Woods finished 27th with a time of 17:09, while Dibiase crossed the line in 17:54 to finish 56th. Topsail's girls, led by freshman Rachel Medlin at 75th, took 14th as a team.

Boys Soccer

Hoggard 2, South View 0: Gus Piepmeyer scored the game's first goal in the 62nd minute and Mohammed Ismail followed with one in the 79th as the Vikings defeated South View and advanced to the third round of the Class 4A state tournament.

The slow start in the game's first half didn't faze the Vikings, as they came out firing in the second half, attempting more than 10 shots on goal through the final 40 minutes. The Viking defense frustrated South View and led to a red card in the 75th minute.

The Vikings play New Hanover in the third round of the playoffs on Wednesday at Legion Stadium.

New Hanover 1, Garner 0: Chris Davis scored on a free kick in the 22nd minute, what proved to be the game-winner for the Wildcats on the road. In a defensive struggle, New Hanover had just enough offense to escape the second round of the playoffs. The road win sets up a rematch with county rival Hoggard.