PREP NOTEBOOK: Hickory wins NWC golf match

Peter Harrill shot a 73, while teammates Frankie Wyatt and Austin Lackey fired a pair of 75 rounds to lead Hickory to a Northwestern golf match victory on Monday at Catawba Country Club.

The Red Tornadoes shot 302 as a six-person team, finishing three strokes ahead of Alexander Central.

The Cougars' Alex Rhyne earned medalist at the 18-hole match, shooting a 68, which was the only round carded in the 60s.

St. Stephens came in fourth place with a team score of 311, five strokes behind third-place Hibriten. The Indians were led by Austin Russell, who shot a 76.

Austin Peterson (77), Logan Barkley (79), Trey Burton (79), Dave Fussell (80) and Jake Toney (85) also comprised the Indians' squad.

Fred T. Foard finished in sixth place with a team score of 328. Sterling Cline led the Tigers with a 75, while Christian Carpenter shot a 78.

Individual scores
1. Alex Rhyne (AC) 68*
2. Peter Harrill (HICK) 73
T-3. Noah Martin (HIB) 74
T-3. Blake Childers (SC) 74
T-5. Tanner Pearson (AC) 75
T-5. Sterling Cline (FTF) 75
T-5.Frank Wyatt (HICK) 75
T-5. Austin Lackey (HICK) 75
T-9. Christian Vanderford (HIB) 76
T-9. Austin Russell (SS) 76


Team scores
Hickory 302
Alexander Central 305
Hibriten 306
St. Stephens 311
South Caldwell 315
Fred T. Foard 328
Watauga 343

Prep soccer

West Iredell 1, Bunker Hill 0

Playing with their third-string goal and without their starting center midfielder, the Lady Bears came up short of a non-conference victory Monday against the visiting Lady Rebels (5-1).

Alondra Cruz gave up the lone goal in the game.

The Lady Bears (1-8, 0-1) host Draughn on Tuesday in Catawba Valley 2A action.

Prep softball

Bandys 6, South Caldwell 1

Senior pitcher Taylor Sigmon allowed one run, as the Lady Trojans picked up the non-conference road victory against the Lady Spartans.

Prep tennis

Newton-Conover 8, East Burke 1

Ryan Lampe (N-C) def. Billy Carroll 6-1, 6-0; John Tate (N-C) def. Jacob Ly 6-0, 6-0; Tyler Barrymore (N-C) def. Carver Sigmon 6-0, 6-0; Jesse Gill (N-C) def. Fred Brown 6-0, 6-0; Shivam Desai (N-C) d Elijah Blackwell 6-4, 6-2; Dan Avis (N-C) def. Dylan Rhoney 6-0, 6-0.

Lampe-Tate (N-C) def. Carroll-Ly 8-0; Barrymore-Gill (N-C) d Sigmon-Brown 8-0; Ian Carroll-Ryan Canipe (EB) def. Anthony Dehart-David Dominguez 8-5.

Dan Avis (N-C) def. Jack Barely 8-1

Maiden 7, South Iredell 2

Patrick Hensley(SI) def. Jarrod Mitchell 6-1, 6-2; Zack Koch(M) def. Marcus Guerrero 6-1, 6-2; Yeng Yang(M) def. Dexter Billingham 6-1, 6-3; Stephen Lichtenwalner(M) def. Rahi Patel 6-0, 6-0; A. J. Key(M) def. Matt Pryor 6-0, 6-0; Hunter Ardrey(M) def. Dhru Patel 6-0, 6-0.

Hensley/Billingham (SI) def. Mitchell/Koch 8-4; Yang/Key(M) def. Guerrero/R. Patel 8-2; Lichtenwalner/Ardrey(M) def. Pryor/D. Patel 8-0.