2016 Starmount athletics roundup


By Kristian Russell - [email protected]



Amber Hurst will be continuing her soccer and tennis career at Guilford College this fall.


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Kayla Vanhoy struck out 69 batters this season for the Rams.


Kristian Russell | The Tribune

BOONVILLE — As the spring season has come to a close, it’s time to take a look back at Starmount’s spring athletics and everything they accomplished.

Baseball:

The Rams baseball team ended its season with a first-round loss in the 1A NCHSAA playoffs. Although their playoff run ended early, the Rams still had a few highlights from this season.

They won the MVAC with an 11-3 record, and Head Coach Caleb Pardue was named Coach of the Year. Henry Stone earned a .440 batting average and two home runs this season. On the mound, Patrick Usher struck out 57 batters.

The Rams had an overall record on 16-12, and scored 175 runs this season while allowing only 157.

Softball:

The softball team came in fifth this season in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference. The Lady Rams scored 102 runs, and allowed 182. Kayla Vanhoy struck out 69 batters during her time on the mound.

The Rams ended their season with a 7-15 overall record, and a 5-9 conference record.

Soccer:

The Rams women’s soccer team made it to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs this season. It was the first time in school history that the women’s soccer team has made it to the fourth round.

Diana Flores lead the MVAC with 27 goals, and Claire Maske came in fourth with 14 goals. Maggie Freed had 12 assists, and Courtney Byrd had 159 saves. The Rams scored 81 goals and allowed only 42.

They placed third in their conference with a 9-4-1 record, and they ended their season with an overall record of 15-7-1.

Golf:

Although Starmount’s team didn’t make it to the 1A state championships, it had two individual players make it. Chris Fillingame tied for second with a score of 70-78—148, he was only six strokes behind first place. Starmount’s Carson Brown tied for 50th with a score of 89-86—175 (+33).

Tennis:

The men’s tennis team ended its season with a 8-6 conference record and a 8-9 overall record. It placed fourth in the MVAC, and held a winning record of 4-3 at home while going 4-5 on the road.

Track:

The Starmount track team had an impressive season this year. The team had several athletes make it to states.

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 sixth 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 sixth in the Triple Jump.

Amber Hurst will be continuing her soccer and tennis career at Guilford College this fall.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Amber-2-.jpgAmber Hurst will be continuing her soccer and tennis career at Guilford College this fall. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

Kayla Vanhoy struck out 69 batters this season for the Rams.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_DSC_0812.jpgKayla Vanhoy struck out 69 batters this season for the Rams. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

By Kristian Russell

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