MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Elm City sweeps TAC cross-country meet

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Elm City swept Tuesday’s Tricounties Athletic Conference boys and girls cross-country meets at Gillette Athletic Park.

The Lady Vikings were led by CeCe Johnson and Willa Boyer, who finished first and second, respectively, overall. Zoe Mitchell was fifth and Emma Grace Spencer took seventh for Elm City, which posted a total of 27 points.

Runner-up Southern Nash, which totaled 41 points, was led by Abigal Macedo, who finished third, and Crystal Flores, who was fourth.

The top finisher for Springfield, which had 58 points, was Ashton Frazier in sixth place while Emma Robbins was eighth in the 34-runner field.

In the boys race, Southern Nash’s Logan Saunders and Wilfran Sanchez finished 1-2 but it wasn’t enough for the Firebirds to overcome Elm City. Led by third-place Devin Whitehead, the Vikings placed three in the top 10 and all five scoring finishes in the top 15 to win with 42 points. Lavon Dickens was fourth, followed by Kalief Artis in sixth, David Telfer in 14th and Hank Berry in 15th in the 45-runner field.

Springfield — which finished with 54 points, two behind runner-up Southern Nash — was led by Daiden Sutton, who was seventh. Nick Barnes placed eighth and Jadynn Richardson was 10th for the Wildcats.

Lady Wildcats blank Darden

Springfield kicked off its girls soccer season with a 9-0 defeat of Darden on Tuesday.

The game was halted via mercy rule in less than 30 minutes.

Gretchen Weeks recorded a hat trick with three goals to lead the Lady Wildcats while Sydney Graybeal had two goals and two assists. Also scoring a goal each for Springfield were Madyson Brown, Natalie Cox, Susan Guzman and Anna Ramsey Watson. Tallying an assist each were Evelyn Chavez, Brown, Cox and Guzman.

Lady Tigers, New Life end scoreless

RALEIGH — Despite putting 12 shots on goal, the Wilson Prep girls soccer team was unable to get one to go in as the Lady Tigers settled for a scoreless draw Friday at New Life Camp.

Emma Etheridge and Makayla Best combined for the shutout in goal for Wilson Prep. Etheridge had four saves and Best made two.