PREP NOTEBOOK: Bears top Challenger on court

The Bunker Hill tennis team earned its first victory against Challenger on Wednesday, 6-3.

The Bears (1-3) picked up four singles victories and two doubles victories on their way to the match win.

Michael Elmore (C) def. Kris Trihemasava 8-2; Braxton Williams (BH) def. Jairo Betancourt 8-0; Garrett Williams (BH) def. Brandon Williams 8-3; Nicholas Lee (BH) def. Russell Emerson 8-2; Jordan Punch (C) def. David Chang 8-6; Sai Vang (BH) def. Fidel Bazaldua 8-0
Elmore-Williams (C) def. Trihemasava-G. Williams 8-6; B. Williams-N. Lee (BH) def. Betancourt-Emerson 8-2; Chang-Sai Vang (BH) def. Punch-Daniel Rodriguez-Padilla 8-1

Newton-Conover 9, West Caldwell 0

Ryan Lampe (N-C) def. Taiwan Harper 6-1, 6-1; John Tate (N-C) def. Black Chandler 6-0, 6-0; Tyler Barrymore (N-C) def. Billy Dzeisinishi 6-0, 6-0; Dan Avis (N-C) def. Brandon Crisp 6-1, 6-1; Anthony Dehart (N-C) def. Jonathon Ruby 6-0, 6-1; David Dominguez (N-C) won by default.

Barrymore-Avis (N-C) def. Harper-Chandler 8-1; Dehart-Dominguez (N-C) def. Dzeisinshi-Ruby 8-5; (N-C) won by default.

Prep softball

Maiden 14, Lincolnton 0

For the second time on the diamond this season, the Lady Blue Devils (5-0) earned a 10-run or more win against the Lady Wolves.

Emily Crouse pitched a complete game for Maiden, allowing two hits, one walk and striking out nine batters.

Lindsey Schronce went 3-for-3 from the plate, including a single, double and home run. Mollie Sigmon and Christina Childers also went 3-for-3, while Jessica Cooper and Caroline Ward each hit a double.

Maiden defeated Lincolnton 11-0 on February 29.

Fred T. Foard 9, Patton 2

Adding to her eight RBI game the day prior, Ashley Oliver drove in four RBIs, including a three-run homer in the second inning, to lift the Lady Tigers to the victory.

Oliver had three hits in the game. Mackenzie Dziendziel also had three hits (all singles), including an RBI.

On the mound, Lexi Shubert pitched seven innings, allowing three hits, two unearned runs and struck out nine Patton batters.