EAST BEND — As the NCHSAA playoffs wind down, the only two teams remaining are the Forbush Falcons softball and soccer teams.
On Monday night, the Falcons soccer team played its quarterfinal match against East Lincoln. The Falcons got off to a great start as Michaela Stone grabbed the first goal of the night in the 6th minute. Stone found the rebound after the ball was crossed in, and took a shot from 18 yards out to hit the upper 90 and give Forbush a 1-0 lead.
Four minutes later, the Falcons were back at it as Emily Marcincavage added her name to the score sheet with an outstanding goal after the ball went through three East Lincoln defenders before finding Marcincavage’s feet. With a 2-0 lead, the Falcons controlled the tempo of the game for the rest of the half.
In the final eight minutes of the game, the Falcons scored two goals (Macey York, and Marley Martin) to take a 4-0 lead at the half.
“We had a great start, we had the mentality for this game,” said Head Coach Kenan James. “We had a lot of opportunities and we capitalized on them.”
The second half the Falcons didn’t let up their tempo as Macey York scored her second goal of the night in the opening minute of the half. From there, the Falcons put it on cruise control as they had a commanding 5-0 lead. With time winding down, Madelyn Crews found herself in prime position to score another goal for the Falcons as she beat a defender to find the back of the net to get the 6-0 win.
“Our game plan was to make sure we came out early because we didn’t know what the weather was going to be like,” said James. “I think we did that. We played our game, and we played it well.”
The Falcons will move on to the 2A Semifinals where they will face Central Academy on Tuesday night. Results were not available by press deadline.
GREENSBORO — The NCHSAA 1A Track & Field Championships were held on Friday and Saturday in Greensboro. Several athletes from Elkin, East Wilkes and Starmount made it to States.
Elkin’s Bayle Wood placed third overall in Discus, while Elkin’s Jacob Parker placed second in the Men’s 3200 Meter Run.
Starmount’s Trey Lomax placed second in the Men’s 110 Meter Hurdles with a time of 15.28. Starmount’s Jennifer Johnson also placed for the Rams as she placed third in the Triple Jump. Johnson also placed 10th in the Long Jump and 6th in the 100 Meter Dash, while Hannah Shell placed 14th in the High Jump. Also for Starmount, Jack McCormick placed 13th in the Men’s 400 Meter Dash and Brandon Prescott placed 6th in the Triple Jump.
East Wilkes athletes Kyle Rhodes placed third in the 3200 Meter Run, and Alexis Pardue placed 11th in Shot Put.
In the 2A NCHSAA Track & Field Championships, which also took place in Greensboro, Forbush had several athletes compete. Zane Johnson place fifth in Discus, and ninth in Shot Put. Dakota Mendenhall placed third in the 1600 Meter Run, Schuyler Eldridge placed eighth in the 400 Meter Dash, the Girls 4×800 team placed eighth, Sierra Winters placed 13th in the 3200 Meter Dash and Anna Kathryn Kilby placed fifth in the 3200 Meter Dash.
Kristian Russell can be reached at 336-258-4052 or on Twitter @YadkinElkSports.