2016 Forbush athletics roundup


By Kristian Russell - [email protected]



Senior defender Charly McCormick helped lead the Falcons to the 2A state championship for the second time in a row.


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Senior pitcher Sydney Miller will be continuing her softball career at Lenoir-Rhyne in the fall.


Kristian Russell | The Tribune

Jack Crews had an impressive season for the Falcons as he came away with a 2.21 ERA for his senior season.


Kristian Russell | The Tribune

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

Baseball:

The Forbush baseball team ended its seven-year conference championship drought by winning the Western Piedmont Athletic Conference this season.

The team scored 216 runs this season, and allowed 102 runs. The Falcons had four out of the top five athletes with an above average batting average. Tyler Campbell lead the WPAC with four home-runs this season, while Carter Foster came away with the most runs batted in (30). On the mound, Jack Crews had an impressive senior year as he had 77 strikeouts, the most in the WPAC this season.

The Falcons made it to the second round of the NCHSAA 2A playoffs before falling to East Rutherford. Forbush ended their season with a 19-9 overall record and a 9-1 conference record.

Softball:

The Falcons softball team once again had an impressive run this season. They made it to the 2A Western Regional Final before falling to West Lincoln.

The team had one goal, and although they didn’t make it to the finals they still inspired their community and everyone around them. The team allowed only 50 runs this season, and scored 213 runs. The Falcons have several seniors that will be continuing their careers at various colleges; Logan Wood will be attending ECU, Marissa Lineberry will be attending Limestone, Sydney Miller will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne, and Taylor Wooten will be attending Western Carolina.

The team ended their season with a 26-4 overall record and a 10-0 conference record.

Soccer:

The women’s soccer team made it back to the NCHSAA 2A state championship before falling 1-0 to Carrboro. The team had an outstanding season as they outscored their opponents by an average of four goals a game. Forbush scored 133 goals this season, and only allowed nine.

They ended their season with a 27-1-1 overall record and a 7-0-1 conference record.

Golf:

The Forbush golf team made it to states for only the fourth time in school history, and its fifth place finish is the best in school history. Before this year, the last time the Falcons had made it to states was in 2007. Their final record this season was 59-18-1.

Tennis:

The men’s tennis team made it to the second round before falling to West Stokes. The Falcons ended their season with a 10-6-1 overall record and a 4-4 conference record.

Track:

This season was one for the record books for the Forbush track team, as it had several long-standing records broken.

Dakota Mendenhall broke the 1600 record, Zane Johnson broke the Discus record, the Boys 4 x 400 (Dakota Mendenhall, Austin Mendenhall, Jairo Hendendez, Schuyler Eldridge) broke a record, Anna Kathyrn Kilby broke the 3200m record, Madisun Shore broke the 800m record, and the Ladies 4 x 800 (A.K. Kilby, Sierra Winters, Sarah Hayden, Madisun Shore) broke a record.

At states, the Falcons had several athletes place, the boys team tied for 19th and the girls team placed 30th. The girls 4 x 800 placed eighth with athletes A.K. Kilby, Sierra Winters, Sarah Hayden, and Madisun Shore. Dakota Mendenhall (1600m) placed third, Schuyler Eldridge (400m) placed eighth, Anna Kathyrn Kilby (3200m) placed fifth, Sierra Winters (3200m) placed 13th, Zane Johnson (Discus placed fifth and Shot Put placed ninth), 4 x 400 boys Schuyler Eldridge, Jario Hernadez, Dakota Mendenhall, Austin Mendenhall (DNS).

Senior defender Charly McCormick helped lead the Falcons to the 2A state championship for the second time in a row.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Charlie-2-.jpgSenior defender Charly McCormick helped lead the Falcons to the 2A state championship for the second time in a row. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

Senior pitcher Sydney Miller will be continuing her softball career at Lenoir-Rhyne in the fall.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_sydney-2-.jpgSenior pitcher Sydney Miller will be continuing her softball career at Lenoir-Rhyne in the fall. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

Jack Crews had an impressive season for the Falcons as he came away with a 2.21 ERA for his senior season.
http://elkintribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Jack-2-.jpgJack Crews had an impressive season for the Falcons as he came away with a 2.21 ERA for his senior season. Kristian Russell | The Tribune

By Kristian Russell

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