PREP NOTEBOOK: Oliver's 8 RBI lift Tigers

Behind a three-hit, eight RBI game from Ashley Oliver, the Lady Tigers won their opening Northwestern conference game in a five-inning, mercy rule fashion.

Oliver connected on a three-run homer in the second inning, an RBI single in the third and a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Tigers.

Lexi Shubert also connected on a three-run homer of her own in the first inning. She also pitched five innnings, striking out 13 batters and allowing one hit.

Cierra Shull added a two RBI triple in the third inning, while Mackenzie Dziendziel hit a two RBI double in the third.

Maiden 7, Lincoln Charter 2

Lindsey Schronce hit a two-run homer to lead the Lady Blue Devils to their fourth victory of the season.

Hannah Callahan went 3-for-3 from the plate and also struck out seven Lincoln Charter batters in her seven-inning performance on the mound.

Prep baseball

St. Stephens 11, Alexander Central 7

Zach Bumgarner drove in three RBI, while Phillip Carroll added two to lead St. Stephens to the conference victory.

Colton Allison pitched 4.2 innings, striking out four Cougar batters.

Prep soccer

Bandys 2, South Caldwell 1

A pair of first half goals, including scores by Chandler Griffith in the 14th minutes and Cassidy Winchester in the 44th minute, lifted the Lady Trojans to a 3-0 record.

Macy Proffitt scored the lone Spartan goal in the 80th minute.

Maria Carinci saved six shots in goal for Bandys.

St. Stephens 2, Ashbrook 2

The Lady Indians earned the tie against the Lady Greenwave on the soccer field Tuesday.

Macy Franklin and Kalyn Meosky scored goals for St. Stephens (3-0-1), while Maggie Rankin and Michaela Stowe pocketed scores for Ashbrook (1-0-1).

Olivia Homes and Lauren Brooks assisted on the goals by Franklin and Meosky.

Prep tennis

Bandys 5, East Burke 4

William Carroll (E) def. Zach Sigmon 6-3, 6-4; Ben Young (B) def. Jacob Ly 6-1, 6-0; Aaron Darden (B) def. Ian Carroll 6-0, 6-0; Carver Sigmon (E) def. Ryan Eades 6-1, 6-0; Fred Brown (E) def. Payton Warlick 4-6, 6-4, 17-15; Harris Warlick (B) def. Elijah 6-0, 6-2.

Sigmon-Young (B) def. W. Carroll-Ly 8-2; Darden-Eades (B) def. I. Carroll-Sigmon 8-1; Brown-Elijah (E) def. Warlick-Warlick 9-7.

Andrew Beard (B) def. Dylan Rhoney 6-2, 7-5; Anthony Christopher (B) def. Ryan Canipe 6-2, 6-2.

Newton-Conover 7, South Iredell 2

Patrick Hensley (SI) def. Ryan Lampe 6-1, 6-4; John Tate (N-C) def. Marcus Guerrero 6-1, 6-1; Tyler Barrymore (N-C) def. Rahi Patel 6-0, 6-0; Hunter Nestor (N-C) def. Dexter Billingham 4-6, 6-3, 11-9; Jesse Gill (N-C) def. Matt Pryor 6-1, 6-1; Travis Lawrence (SI) def. Dan Avis 4-6, 7-6(3), 10-1.

Lampe-Tate (N-C) def. Hensley-Billingham 10-5; Barrymore-Nestor (N-C) def. Guerrero-Pryor 10-5; Gill-Avis (N-C) def. Lawrence-Dhru Patel 8-4.

Anthony Dehart-David Dominguez (N-C) d Nathan Tucker-Matt Cloer 6-0; Dehart-Dominguez (N-C) def. Matt Allen-Jasen Patel 6-0.

Maiden 9, Bunker Hill 0

Jarrod Mitchell(M) def. Khris Trihemasava 6-0, 6-1; Zack Koch(M) def. Braxton Williams 7-5, 4-6, (10-7); Yeng Yang(M) def. Garret Williams 6-0, 6-0; Stephen Lichtenwalner(M) def. Nick Lee 6-2, 6-0; A.J. Key(M) def. David Chang 7-5, 6-1; Hunter Ardrey(M) def. Sai Vang 6-0, 6-0.

Mitchell/Koch(M) def. Trihemasava/G. Williams 8-1; Yang/Key(M) def. B. Williams/Lee 8-2; Lichtenwalner/Ardrey(M) def. Chang/Vang 8-0.