|Turner Stands Tall in Region 7 Loss|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Friday, 17 June 2011 07:48|
The Region 7 All-Stars came up short in the opening round of the North Carolina State games at Wake Forest University Thursday night.
egion 7 only made five hits and dropped a 4-3 decision to Region 5. Max Linvlle, Matt Proffitt and Ryan Turner of the Watauga High baseball team are playing for Region 7. Turner had the best night of the three in the loss.
Turner, who had a stellar junior year for the Pioneers, was 1-2, reached on an error, had two stolen bases and scored a run.
"Ryan really looked good," said Starmount coach Mike McCann, who is coaching the Region 7 team. "He was the only real bright spot for us offensively tonight."
Linville and Proffitt, who entered the game in the fifth inning and played center field, were both 0-2. Region 7 will play Region 3 Friday afternoon at 1 pm.
REGION 2 DEFEATED REGION 4, 8-7
REGION 6 DEFEATED REGION 8, 5-1
REGION 3 DEFEATED REGION 1, 6-3
REGION 5 DEFEATED REGION 7, 4-3
DOMMERMUTH COMPETES AT NEW BALANCE NATIONALS
Debra Dommermuth of the Watauga High track team finished in a tie for 25th place in the Emerging Elite Division of the pole vault competition Thursday night at the New Balance Nationals at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.
She had an effort of 10-feet, 5 1/2 inches; Laura Gulliver of the Pioneers competed, but did not place (no height). Chelsea Vaughn of New Jersey won the event as she cleared the bar at 12-3 1/4.
Sydney Cook, who will attend Appalachian State University on a track scholarship this fall, competes in two events Friday-----the Championship
Segment of the pole vault at 10 am, and the Emerging Elite Division of the high jump at 7 pm.
The WHS 4x800 women's relay team competes in the championship race Friday night at 9:30 pm. That group----Darby Middlebrook, Hailey Middlebrook, Julia Roberts and Hannah Barbour----finished third at the Class 4A state track meet on May 15. They also turned in the fifth-fastest time in state history (9:21.27) on this very same track.
Barbour competes in the 2,000-meter steeplechase Saturday morning at 9:30 am.
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