Sophomore Savannah Wood of Watauga High made her way back to the state golf tournament with a strong showing at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 4A Western Regional at the Pine Island Country Club in Charlotte.
par 82 and finished in a fifth-place tie. She was just six shots off the pace. Allyson Markiewicz of Ardrey Kell and Victoria Allred of Pfafftown Reagan each fired a 76, but Markiewicz won the regional title in a sudden death playoff.
Wood, who will make her second trip to state, fired a ten over
Hannah Craver of Reagan fired a 78 and finished two-shots back in third.
Team-wise, Reagan won the regional championship, nosing out Ardrey Kelly by one shot. Reagan had a team score of 246; Ardrey Kell had a 247. Joining those teams at state will be Alexander Central and Providence. The Cougars were led by Abbey Hartsell, who fired an 82 and finished in a fifth-place tie with Wood.
The Class 4A girls golf state championships will be held at the Pinehurst Country Club #6 next Monday and Tuesday, October 31-November 1. Carrie Hayes fired a 108 for the Poineers.
Name School Score
1.Allyson Markiewicz Ardrey Kell 76
2.Victoria Allred Reagan 76
3.HannahvCraver Reagan 78
4.Emily Stinson Ardrey Kell 81
5.Abbey Hartsell Alexander Central 82
5.Madalynv Davis McDowell 82
5.Savannah Wood Watauga 82
8.Logan Garman Butler 84
9.Michelle Fogarty Providence 85
10.Noelle Gwaltney Alexander Central 86
TEAMS QUALIFYING FOR STATE: PFAFFTOWN REAGAN, ARDREY KELL, ALEXANDER CENTRAL, PROVIDENCE.
WHS VOLLEYBALL ADVANCES TO SECTIONAL FINALS
The Watauga High volleyball team marched its way back to the sectional finals Tuesday night.
And the Pioneers (20-7), riding a five-game winning streak, also avenged an earlier loss in the process. WHS defeated A.C. Reynolds in a three game sweep, 25-9 25-22 25-17 at Lentz-Eggers Gym in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Class 4A State Playoffs. The win also evened the score for a five-set loss against the Rockets back on August 25.
The win also moves WHS into the sectional championship game against Lake Norman. The Pioneers, dating back to 2003 have now reached the sectional championship game nine consecutive times. They made it to regionals in 2003 and 2008. And the Pioneers also hope to settle another score with Thursday's opponent, Lake Norman, which beat WHS in the sectional finals last fall. Lake Norman (22-5 and the No.2 seed from the I-Meck Conference) advanced by knocking off North Mecklenburg 3-1 Tuesday night.
Kristen Carter paced WHS with 35 assists and 12 digs; Hannah Stewart had 11 kills and three aces; Channing Hagaman had ten kills; Colby Combs had ten kills and seven aces; Anna Church had seven kills and nine digs and Skylar Hicks had 14 digs.
NOTES: And volleyball coach Brian Votaw of Bluefield College, an NAIA school in Bluefield, Va., has announced that Anna Church of the Pioneers will sign her National Letter of Intent on Tuesday, November 8, but that date, according to Votaw is subject to change.
Watauga defeated A.C. Reynolds 3-0: 25-9 25-22 25-17
Colby Combs 7 aces 10 kills
Hannah Stewart 11 kills 3 aces
Anna Church 7 kills 9 digs
Channing Hagaman 10 kills
Kristen Carter 35 assists 12 digs
Skylar Hicks 14 digs
WATAUGA 3, A.C. REYNOLDS 0
McDOWELL 3, ALEXANDER CENTRAL 0
FRANKLIN 3, HICKORY 0
ENKA 3, FRED T. FOARD 1
ST. STEPHENS 3, ERWIN 0
LAKE NORMAN-CHARTER 3, AVERY 0
LAKE NORMAN @ WATAUGA
WEST HENDERSON @ ST. STEPHENS