Chatham County scores and schedules: May 3 through May 9

BY VICTOR HENSLEY, News + Record Staff
Posted 5/3/21

Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, May 3 to Sunday, May 9. This story will be updated throughout the week.

Monday, May 3

Golf: Chatham Charter …

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Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, May 3 to Sunday, May 9. This story will be updated throughout the week.

Monday, May 3

Golf: The Chatham Central men had two golfers at the 1A Midwest Regionals — seniors Preston Cox (19th place, 81, +9) and Chandler Wilkes (23rd, 83, +11) — neither of which qualified for states.

Golf: The Chatham Charter men had one golfer at the 2A Mideast Regionals, freshman Seph Trageser, who scored a 109 (+37), tied for 25th place, which was not enough to qualify him for states.

Golf: The Northwood men saw one of its golfers, junior Jacob Conklin, qualify for the NCHSAA 3A State Championships after a fourth-place finish (72) among individual qualifiers at the 3A Mideast Regionals.

Golf: Both of Jordan-Matthews' individual regional participants — senior David Miller and sophomore Noah Snyder — also qualified for the NCHSAA 2A Men's Golf State Championships after finishing in the top four of individual qualifiers in the 2A Mideast Regionals, with Miller placing third (80, +8) and Snyder placing fourth (82, +10).

Soccer: The Woods Charter women defeated the 5th-seeded Elkin Elks, 4-1, on the road in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs. The 12th-seeded Wolves will now face off against (4) Polk County on Wednesday evening.

Tuesday, May 4

Baseball: (POSTPONED due to inclement weather) Chatham Central men vs. Uwharrie Charter, 7 p.m.

Baseball: The Chatham Charter men won their second game of the season against Clover Garden, 4-0, to improve to 2-0 on the season. Leading the Knights was senior Trevor Golden (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI; 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 10 K).

Baseball: (POSTPONED due to inclement weather) Jordan-Matthews men at Eastern Randolph, 7 p.m.

Baseball: The Northwood men earned a close 3-2 victory over the Chapel Hill Tigers to improve to 2-1 on the season. The Chargers scored two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to take the lead before holding the Tigers scoreless in the 7th. Leading Northwood on the night were sophomore Luke Smith (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI) and junior Mason Bae (2-for-2, 2B, BB).

Golf: The Chatham Central women had no qualifiers for the NCHSAA 1A/2A Women's Golf State Championships after their performance at the 1A/2A Central Regionals at Cedarbrook Country Club in Elkin. Senior Gillian Kitchings scored a 107 (+33), good for 30th place.

Golf: The Chatham Charter women had Mackenzie Crossman — the Central Tar Heel Conference Player of the Year — qualify for the NCHSAA 1A/2A Women's Golf State Championships after a strong showing at the 1A/2A East Regionals at Lane Tree Golf Club in Goldsboro. Crossman scored a 78 (+6), finishing in third place among all golfers.

Golf: Northwood sophomore Lily Jordan qualified for the NCHSAA 3A Women's Golf State Championships after finishing in eighth place among all golfers (92, +20) at the 3A Central Regionals at Greensboro National Golf Club in Greensboro. As a team, Northwood finished eighth, scoring 312 on the day (+96).

Golf: Woods Charter's Elise Taylor qualified for the NCHSAA 1A/2A State Championships after finishing eighth among individual qualifiers (97, +25) at the 1A/2A East Regionals at Lane Tree Golf Club in Goldsboro.

Softball: The Chatham Central women earned a shutout victory of the Union Academy Cardinals, 8-0, to advance to the second round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs, where they'll face conference rival South Stanly on Wednesday.

Softball: The Chatham Charter women's chances at a playoff run came to an end with a 17-3 loss to the Murphy Bulldogs in the first round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs.

Tennis: (POSTPONED due to inclement weather)  Jordan-Matthews women at Wheatmore, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: (POSTPONED due to inclement weather) Northwood women vs. Chapel Hill, 4:30 p.m.

Track & Field: (POSTPONED due to inclement weather) Jordan-Matthews vs. Chatham Charter and other opponents, 4 p.m.

Wrestling: Chatham Central men at South Davidson, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: The Northwood men earned two victories against Jordan-Matthews and East Chapel Hill, keeping them undefeated on the season.

Wednesday, May 5

Baseball: The Jordan-Matthews men suffered their first loss of the season against the Eastern Randolph Wildcats, 4-3, to drop to 2-1 on the year. Down 4-0 heading into the 6th inning, the Jets scored three runs in the top of the 6th, but their rally fell just short. Leading J-M on the night were senior Carson Rickman (3-for-4, 3B) and freshman Kelton Fuquay (1-for-1, 2 RBI).

Soccer: The Woods Charter women advanced to the third round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs after a positive COVID-19 test within Polk County's soccer program forced them to forfeit their second-round contest with the Wolves.

Softball: The Chatham Central women saw their season come to an end with a 12-0 loss to the Soth Stanly Rowdy Rebel Bulls in the second round of the NCHSAA 1A playoffs.

Tennis: Chatham Central women at South Stanly, 4:30 p.m.

Tennis: The Chatham Charter women loss their first match of the season against Research Triangle, 5-3, to fall to 0-1. Two Knights won their singles matches: — junior Ashlyn Hart (6-2, 6-0) and junior Lorelei Byrd (6-3, 6-6 (7-3)) — and as a duo, Hart and Byrd won their doubles match, 8-1.

Tennis: Northwood women vs. Orange, 4:30 p.m.

Track & Field: Woods Charter had its second track meet of the season against Southwest Guilford and Cornerstone Charter Academy, finishing third place (34 points) as a team in the men's events and fourth place (15 points) in the women's events. While there were no first-place finishers for the women, the men had a few: senior Kyle Howarth (first place, boys 100-meter dash, 11.66), senior Wilfred Charbonneau (first place, boys 400-meter dash, 55.70) and sophomore William Sikes (first place, boys 1600-meter run, 4:50.83).

Thursday, May 6

Baseball: The Chatham Central men were shutout by the Uwharrie Charter Eagles, 11-0, to fall to 1-2 on the season. The Bears only mustered one hit on the night, which came off the bat of junior Nick Jourdan (1-for-2).

Baseball: The Jordan-Matthews men earned a comfortable 11-1 win over the Eastern Randolph Wildcats, avenging their Wednesday night loss to ER and improving to 3-1 on the season. J-M walked it off during a six-run 6th inning, where the mercy rule kicked in once the Jets went up by 10 runs. Leading the Jets were freshman Ian McMillan (1-for-2, 2B, BB, 4 RBI; 2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 4 Ks) and sophomore Jackson Headen (2-for-4, 2B, RBI).

Track & Field: Chatham Central ran against Yadkin Valley opponents North Stanly, South Davidson and North Moore in a track meet hosted by North Moore. The Bears finished in first place as a team in the women's events (88.5 points), with the following athletes winning their respective events: senior Madison Gaines (first place, girls 100-meter hurdles, 20.4), senior Grace Jones (first place, girls discus throw, 70-06; first place, girls shot put, 26-03.00), senior Sophie Phillips (first place, girls high jump, 5-00.00). The Bears also won the girls 4x100 meter relay (57.2), girls 4x400 meter relay (5:39.40) and the girls 4x200 meter relay (2:10.90). Chatham Central finished fourth place in the men's events (22 points) with no first-place finishers.

Track & Field: Jordan-Matthews at Randleman, 4:30 p.m.

Track & Field: Northwood competed in a meet with Chapel Hill and Northern Durham Chapel Hill and Northern Durham. The following women won their respective events for the Chargers: Caroline Murrell (first place, girls 1600-meter run, 5:14.03), Liv Riggsbee (first place, girls discus, 88-3) and Kennedy Poston (first place, girls shot put, 29-5). Northwood didn't have any men place first in their respective events.

Wrestling: Jordan-Matthews men at Trinity, 6 p.m.

Wrestling: The Northwood men split their matches, losing to Chapel Hill, 43-28, but defeating Apex, 56-24.

Friday, May 7

Baseball: The Chatham Charter men stomped the NC Leadership Academy Falcons, 19-7, to remain unbeaten on the season at 3-0. The Knights scored 19 runs in the first inning, dominating the Falcons from the get-go. Leading Chatham Charter on the night were senior Trevor Golden (2-for-3, HR, BB, 7 RBI) and junior Landon Hussey (2-for-3, 2 RBI; 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K).

Baseball: The Northwood men fell to the Orange Panthers, 10-1, to fall to 2-2 on the season.

Soccer: The Woods Charter women lost in the third round of the NCHSAA 1A women's soccer playoffs to the top-seeded Christ the King Crusaders, 4-0, eliminating them from the postseason.

Wrestling: Chatham Central men at Uwharrie Charter, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 8

Tennis: The Chatham Central men competed in the 1A West Regionals in Elkin on Friday and Saturday. The Bears' duo of seniors Jayden Gilliland and Preston Cox finished in 4th place, qualifying them for the 1A State Championships in Cary, starting May 14.

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