Monday's prep scores
Heading into this past Friday’s contests, the Cleveland County schools were holding down the South Mountain Athletic Conference’s top spots in each of the three major spring sports, with the Burns and Crest baseball teams, the Kings Mountain softball team and the Shelby girls soccer team all sitting in first place in the conference standings.
The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy baseball team picked up its first conference win of the season by defeating Community School of Davidson, 6-4, Tuesday night at McNair Field.
Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014-15 winter sports season on Wednesday.
The South Mountain Athletic Conference 2A golf teams teed off at Forest City Municipal Golf Course on Monday for their third match of the young season. The teams were the same as the past two weeks and so were the individual results, as Shelby’s Zack Byers and Draughn’s Alex Parker both shot 75s to take co-medalist honors.
Listed below are the scores that had been received as of Tuesday night.
The East Rutherford boys basketball team led throughout most of Friday night’s 2A state playoff opener, but when it counted the most in the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers were unable to stop senior Avery Austin and the Mountain Heritage Cougars, who defeated East 69-66 to advance to the second round.
The East Rutherford girls soccer team played host to Draughn’s Lady Wildcats on Friday night.
Draughn gave up just six hits but the East Rutherford baseball team still mustered enough runs in a 4-1 Wildcat loss during Thursday night’s game.
Entering Friday evening’s contest, the Mountain Heritage girls basketball team had to be the heavy favorite in most people’s eyes. The Lady Cougars were a top seed in the 2A state playoffs, and they were undefeated.