Cougars Cage Bears

The Alexander Central Cougars defeated the Bunker Hill Bears 8-1 on Monday at Bunker Hill. The Bears dropped to 0-2-0 after the loss. Terry Aviles scored the lone goal for Bunker Hill in the first half on a shot from the right side of the field. Jeremy Whisnant scored two goals for Alex Central.

South Atlantic League
Hickory 6, Asheville 5
The Hickory Crawdads scored four runs with two outs to rally for a win Monday at Asheville. Jared Prince led the charge in the fourth inning with a two-run double scoring Travis Adair and Leury Garcia. Prince later scored on a wild pitch, and Zach Zaneski scored on an RBI single by Matt West.
Hickory won 6-5 after trailing Asheville 4-2 going into the top of the fourth inning. Greensboro scored an unearned run against pitcher Neil Ramirez in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Crawdads are now 5-1/2 games behind first-place Lakewood and a half game behind Greensboro for second place. The Crawdads have a 7-1/2 game lead over Greensboro in full-season standings.
Pitcher Joseph Ortiz tossed the final two innings Monday to earn the save and preserve the win for Ramirez.
Hickory and Asheville play a doubleheader at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday in Asheville.

Men’s soccer
Mario Ramirez scored three goals for the Trojans in a win Monday at North Lincoln. Ramirez scored his goals in the 20th, 22nd and 66th minute of the non-conference match, and Armando Rivera and Thomas Lunsford each scored one goal.

St. Stephens’ Cody Solesbee scored a go-ahead goal in the first half, and Osvaldo Loginos-Cruz scored in the second half to get the Indians a 2-1 win over the East Lincoln Mustangs. Andrew Zachrich and Ivan Santa-Cruz each had one assist in the win. Jon Holloway made five saves in goal for the Indians.
Roloando Miranda scored East Lincoln’s lone goal on a penalty kick in the second half.

Women’s tennis
Kelly Branton (WL) d Crystal Thao 10-2; Ashley Hartsoe (WL) d May Thao 10-7; Taylor Houk (WL) d Lacy Ballard 10-3; Amanda Carpenter (WL) d Alex Lombardo 10-2; Gabby Godfrey (WL) d Le Xiong 11-10 (10-8); Genny Claro (WL) d Nue Xiong 10-2

Houk-Carpenter (WL) d C. Thao-M. Thao 8-6; Branton-Godfrey (WL) d Ballard- Lombardo 8-1; Claro-Shelby Benfield(WL) d L. Xiong-Megan Hass 8-3

Cross Country
BOYS 5,000 METER — 1. Cesar Reyes, West Caldwell 19:13.30; 2. Ethan Finley, Bunker Hill 20:26.95; 3. Ryan Turner, Bunker Hill 21:07.09; 4. Wesley Sites, Bandys 21:15.96; 5. Nick Lee, Bunker Hill 21:21.38; 6. Chance Sigmon, East Burke 21:25.41; 7. Clay Bird, East Burke 21:38.36; 8. Eric Gilbert, East Burke 21:43.66; 9. Bryan Pottoroff, Bunker Hill 22:17.71; 10. Brandon Lindler, Bunker Hill 22:20.40

GIRLS 5,000 METER — 1. Austin Hoffman, East Burke 25:25.01; 2. Brittany Porter, East Burke 26:41.46; 3. Rachel Picciano, East Burke 27:39.32; 4. Aly Berry, East Burke 28:13.33; 5. Hunter Laney, Bandys 28:49.91; 6. Alexis Mitchell, Bunker Hill 28:53.34; 7. Irene Pump, Bunker Hill 29:00.24; 8. Casey Frye, Bunker Hill 29:01.77; 9. Lana Nye, Bunker Hill 29:18.40; 10. Wilbelis Rojas, Bunker Hill 29:31.04