The second round of the baseball, softball, and soccer high school playoffs kicked off this weekend, while the final round of individual tennis was played. Results are as follows.
Forbush vs. East Rutherford — Forbush lost a hard fought, ten-inning battle to East Rutherford on Saturday night by a score of 4-3. The Falcons scored one run in the second inning, and two runs in the fifth inning while the Cavilers scored in the first, fourth, sixth, and tenth inning. Jack Crews pitched ten innings for the Falcons, struck out four batters, and recorded two runs.
Elkin vs. Uwharrie Charter Academy — After the Elks underdog win last week, they were looking to keep their momentum going. Unfortunately for the Elks they fought hard but UWA came away with the 4-2 win.
Forbush vs. Maiden — The Falcons beat Maiden by a score of 7-2 on Saturday night. Allison Mitchell got things going for the Falcons as she smashed a two-run homer to tie the game 2-2. From there Forbush took control of the game as they scored two runs in the fourth, and three runs in the fifth. They will face East Davidson during the third round at Forbush. Time and Date is TBD.
Elkin vs. Bessemer City — Elkin softball beat Bessemer City, 11-0 on Friday night. Going into the bottom of the seventh, the Elks were tied 2-2. With two runners on base, Reagan Parks stepped up to the plate and smashed the ball over the left field fence to earn a three-run walk off home run for the Elks. Elkin will move on the the third round where they will face North Stokes. Time and Date is TBD.
East Wilkes vs. Chatham Central — The Cardinals ended their 1A Playoff run after they fell to Chatham Central, 3-2.
Forbush vs. Salisbury — The Falcons kept the goals coming on Saturday morning as they beat Salisbury by a score of 7-2. Goals were scored by; Nancy Rios, Charly McCormick, Macey York, Anna Kathryn Kilby, Madison York (two goals), and Brooke Gammons. The Falcons move on to the third round where they will face Franklin. Time and Date is TBD.
Elkin vs. Starmount – The Elks and The Rams battled in a 1A Penalty Kick Showdown on Saturday night. After the game ended in a 0-0 tie, they moved on to extra time which also ended in a 0-0 tie. With no goals scored, both teams moved on the penalty kicks where Starmount came away with the 4-3 win. Starmount will move on the the third round where they will face four seeded Bishop McGuniess. Time and date has not yet been determined.
APEX — Elkin tennis standout, Ryan Macy, won the 1A Individual Championship on Saturday afternoon. After dropping the opening set in the singles championship 4-6, Macy rebounded in the second set to a 6-2 victory, forcing a decisive third set with Max Vicario from Pine Lake Prep. Macy and Vicario battled to the tie-breaker and both double-faulted during the third-set tie-break before Macy finally pushed ahead by two, winning the seven-point tie-breaker 8-6.
Forbush- The Falcons competed in Regionals on Friday. In the 200 meter, Anna Kilby placed second and Sierra Winters placed fourth. They will both move on to States. The girls 4×800 meter relay placed second, they will move on to States. Others moving on to States are as follows – Dakota Mendenhall (placed first in 600 meter), Schulyer Eldridge (plaed second in 400 meter dash), the boys 4×400 meter team (placed second), and Zane Johnson (Discus – 3rd place and Shot Put – 2nd place). Mackenzie Fulk almost made States for the Falcons, but came up short as she placed fifth in the high jump and the triple jump. She will go to States as an alternate for Forbush.
The Falcons broke several records this year; Dakota Mendenhall (1600, 800m), Madisun Shore (800m), Anna Kilby (3200m), Boys 4×400 (Austin Mendenhall, Dakota Mendenhall, Jairo Hernandez, and Schuyler Eldridge, Girls 4 x 800 (Madisun Shore, Anna Kathyrn Kilby, Sarah Hayden, and Sierra Winters), and Zane Johnson (Discus). The FHS girls won conference this year and boys came in second.