Apr. 30—THOMASVILLE — The High Point-Thomasville HiToms announced the additions of catcher Chet Sikes and pitcher Tyrese Hearst to the 2021 roster on Thursday.
An N.C. Central Eagle, Chet Sikes has been a candidate for MEAC Freshman of the Year, batting .338 over 18 games played early in his college career. A native of Trinity and standout at Wesleyan Christian Academy, Sikes batted .538 for his senior year at Wesleyan.
Sikes was a member of the 2020 NC3 HiToms last summer, helping secure the NC3 championship.
Tyrese is entering his third year with the HiToms, appearing in 18 games over the past two seasons. In 2020, Hearst improved upon his 2019 numbers in eight appearances, posting a 1-0 record with a 2.00 ERA.
In two years at Catawba, the junior earned a spot in the rotation for the 2021 South Atlantic Conference regular season champions. He was an impact player for the Indians in their successful regular season, ending with a career-best 3.90 ERA and a 3-0 record. In his career, Hearst has a 4.89 ERA with 96 strikeouts across 130.2 innings.
PREP SPORTS BASEBALL WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN, OAK GROVE
MIDWAY — Wesleyan Christian topped Oak Grove 7-5 in baseball Wednesday at Oak Grove.
Grayson McDonald got the win for the Trojans (13-4), who scored five runs in the first inning, while Ethan Yarbrough took the loss for the Grizzlies (1-1).
RAGSDALE, WESTERN GUILFORD
JAMESTOWN — Ragsdale rallied past Western Guilford 10-9 in nonconference baseball Wednesday at Ragsdale.
Caleb Harvey had three hits, including a triple, and three RBIs while Win Scott had one hit and three RBIs for the Tigers (2-0), who trailed 9-2 through five innings. Julian Abreu had a double and two RBIs while Nick Horkey had three hits.
SOFTBALL SW GUILFORD, MT. TABOR
WINSTON-SALEM — Southwest Guilford blasted host Mount Tabor 19-1 in three innings Wednesday in Piedmont Triad 3A Conference softball at Mount Tabor.
Damyia McFadden went 3 for 4 with three runs while Abby Repko went 2 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs for the Cowgirls, who won for the 11th consecutive game and improved to 11-3.
Jadea Millen also had two hits and an RBI while Kayley Roan added a two-run triple.
Repko got the win in the circle, allowing no hits while allowing just one batter to reach on an error to lead off the first inning.
JAMESTOWN — Ragsdale defeated Grimsley 16-9 in Metro 4A play at Ragsdale on Wednesday.
Leading 10-7, the Tigers took control by scoring six runs in the sixth.
HP CENTRAL, NW GUILFORD
GREENSBORO — Northwest Guilford blanked visiting High Point Central 15-0 in a Metro 4A game stopped after four innings because of a mercy rule Wednesday.
Central dropped to 8-3, with two of the losses to Northwest.
SOCCER N. DAVIDSON, LEDFORD
WELCOME — North Davidson blanked visiting Ledford 4-0 in Central Carolina 2A play Wednesday.
The Panthers finished their season 0-12 overall and 0-8 in the conference.
WESTCHESTER CD, CALVARY DAY
WINSTON-SALEM — Westchester Country Day lost 2-0 against Calvary Day in PTAC girls soccer Wednesday at Calvary.
The Wildcats dropped to 2-8 overall and 0-8 in the conference.
BOYS TENNIS SW GUILFORD, MT. TABOR
WINSTON-SALEM — Southwest Guilford edged Mount Tabor 5-4 in a Piedmont Triad 3A match Wednesday at Mount Tabor.
Singles winners for the Cowboys were Jacob Rosen, Davis Abernathy, Daniel Etheredge and Grant Prevatt. Trung Nguyen and Rosen teamed for a doubles win.
Southwest improved to 8-3, 7-1 in the PTC while Mount Tabor dropped to 7-4, 7-1 in the conference.
GIRLS TENNIS SW GUILFORD, E, FORSYTH
HIGH POINT — Southwest Guilford topped visiting East Forsyth 7-2 in nonconference girls tennis Wednesday.
Audrey Serb, Maggi Mugi, Shaini Lal and Avery McCaskill were singles winners for the Cowgirls. Serb/Tran Nguyen, Lal/ Nicole Sopala and Lauren Harris/Kate Cherry won in doubles.
HP CENTRAL, WESTERN GUILFORD
HIGH POINT — High Point Central beat Western Guilford 5-4 in nonconference girls tennis Wednesday at Central.
Mallory Cook, Hailey Coleman and Mariela Rodriguez won in singles for the Bison (1-1), while Rachel Eskew/Rodriguez and Marie Rosine Tuyikunde/Coleman won in doubles.
LEDFORD, CENTRAL DAVIDSON
WALLBURG — Ledford won 7-2 against Central Davidson in nonconference girls tennis Wednesday at Ledford.
Jada Welch, Maddie Hagee, Casey Embler, the Panthers’ No. 5 player and Sydney Carter won in singles while Mila Riggsbee/Panthers’ No. 2 doubles player and Carter/Embler won in doubles.
It was the first match of the season for Ledford.
GOLF AT STARMOUNT CC
GREENSBORO — High Point Central finished fourth and Ragsdale fifth in the final Metro 4A match of the season Wednesday at Starmount Country Club.
Page finished first at 301, followed by Grimsley 303, Northwest Guilford (309), the Bison (339) and the Tigers (340).
Andrew Plate of Page was medalist with a 71, edging Jack Burris of Grimsley by a shot with Davis DeLille of Central another stroke behind.
Ian White (86), Hunter Busick (88) and Adam Peacock (92) were other counting scorers for Central. Jack Boyer (74), Aaron Honrado (87), Darren Lee (89) and Spencer Smithback (90) contributed to Ragsdale’s total.
CHARLOTTE — High Point senior Abby Hormes has been voted the 2021 Big South Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year by the Conference’s head coaches. In addition, HPU’s Ashley Britton and Winthrop’s Kimora Bailey shared Defensive Player of the Year honors. High Point’s Lyndsey Boswell was voted Coach of the Year. Hormes is the first two-time Big South Offensive Player of the Year honoree since the league began sponsoring women’s lacrosse in 2013. She finished the regular-season as the Big South’s overall leader in goals with 65 (second in the nation) and goals per game (4.33), points with 83 and points per game (5.53), and in the Top 10 in assists (18) and assists per game (1.20). Hormes is on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List that recognizes the top player in college lacrosse.
Britton is the fourth-straight Panther to be voted Big South Defensive Player of the Year, and helped the High Point defense hold Big South foes to a league-low 45 goals. Britton led the conference during the regular-season with 2.69 ground balls per game (35 in 13 matches), averaged 3.62 draw controls per match (47 in 13) and caused 16 turnovers. She helped HPU average league-bests of 21.80 ground balls (fifth-most in the nation) and 10.00 caused turnovers per game.
Boswell led the Panthers to an undefeated conference season (6-0) for the fourth consecutive campaign, and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Big South Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Boswell is now a five-time Big South Coach of the Year honoree.