MIDDLE SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Hawks evade West Edgecombe

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The Toisnot Middle girls soccer team hosted West Edgecombe on Wednesday afternoon and won the contest 1-0.

Further details from the game were not available.

The Hawks will host Forest Hills on Monday.

Elm City chops down Forest Hills

The Elm City girls soccer team traveled to Forest Hills on Wednesday and handed the home team a 9-0 shutout loss.

Mallory Jenkins scored three goals and assisted on another as the lone multi-goal scorer for the Vikings (1-0). Kate Conoley added a gaol and three assists, while Caroline Adkins and Allerie Pitt both scored a goal and assisted on another. Erin Pope, Zitlaly Lopez and Ridley Harrison scored a goal each.

In goal, Mallory and Ellie Page combined for the clean sheet. They were aided by defenders Kathryn Adkins, Karyss Wheeler and Madison Ferrell.

Elm City will be at home Monday to welcome in West Edgecombe.

Pope sets the pace for Wilson runners

Elm City runner Erin Pope trailed the pace setter by just seven seconds to finish as the top performer from a Wilson County school in Tuesday’s cross-country meet hosted by Red Oak.

With a time of 12 minutes, 56 seconds, Pope finished runner-up behind only Red Oak’s Isabella Daza in the girls two-mile race, and more than a minute faster than the next-best finisher.

Classmate Emma Grace Spencer was the next Wilson County runner to come in, taking 16th place in the race. Elm City runners Mallory Jenkins and Caroline Adkins took 18th and 20th place, respectively.

Toisnot’s Ainsley Cato was the top runner from the school, coming in at 25th.

Hank Berry and Muhammad Kato of Elm City took seventh and eighth place, respectively, as top Wilson runners in the boys two-mile run.

That race, won by Braxton Warrick of West Edgecombe with a time of 12 minutes, 42 seconds, saw very few area runners at the top.

Toisnot’s Khalil Eaves took 15th in the race, while Peyton Wilson of Elm City took 20th.

Lake Wilson downs Greenfield

The Lake Wilson boys tennis team downed the Greenfield jayvee squad 9-0 in a meeting Wednesday afternoon, the first of the season for each team, at Lake Wilson Tennis Club.

For Lake Wilson (1-0), all who participated earned victories over the Knights (0-1).

In singles, Snyder Pearson beat out Porter Wells, 8-1; Hatten Fore shut out Clarlie Fogleman, 8-0, and Brayden Jones beat Veer Patel 8-5. Ethan Boyette defeated Davis Boyd, 8-1, while Zach Hill beat Sammy Lanier 8-2 and Griffin Brown downed Thomas Stronach 8-0.

In doubles, Pearson-Boyette took down Wells-Patel 8-4, while Gore-Jones beat Fogleman-Boyd 8-0 and Mason Wocher-Eddie Reel defeated Lanier-Nick Waler, 8-0.

Lake Wilson travels to Sunset Park in Rocky Mount to take on Edwards Middle on Thursday.