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Cape Fear Colts end Central’s softball season

Cape Fear Colts end Central’s softball season

No. 7 Harnett Central’s varsity softball season came to a close with a 10-0 loss in six innings at No. 3 Cape Fear in the fourth round of the NCHSAA 3-A state playoffs on Friday. “You can’t expect girls not to hit the ball,” said Harnett Central coach Ashley Gaines....

Central softball wins third-round matchup with South in eight innings

Central softball wins third-round matchup with South in eight innings

No. 7 Harnett Central scored an upset on the road against No. 2 South Johnston with a 3-2 win in eight innings on a base hit from junior Ashley Bliven that drove in sophomore Savannah Bain in the third round of the NCHSAA 3-A state softball playoffs on Tuesday night....

Worley’s 3-run homer sends South softball to third round

Worley’s 3-run homer sends South softball to third round

A strong pitching performance from senior Kennedy Byrd and a three-run home run from junior Meagan Worley made the difference as No. 2 South Johnston beat visiting rival No. 18 Triton 3-1 in the second round of the NCHSAA 3-A state softball playoffs Thursday. “It’s a...

Raiders advance with diamond shutouts

Raiders advance with diamond shutouts

Midway opened the NCHSAA 2-A state playoffs with a pair of shutout wins at home in varsity baseball and softball Tuesday night. The fifth-seeded baseball team took down Southeastern Athletic 2-A Conference and Sampson County rival No. 28 Clinton and the ninth-seeded...

Harnett Central wins AAC softball tournament

Harnett Central wins AAC softball tournament

Western Harnett rallied to tie the score in the top of the seventh inning, but top-seeded Harnett Central won 7-6 on a walk off base hit from sophomore Ella Mangum that drove in freshman Lauren Faulkner in the bottom of the seventh in the championship game of the All...

Hawk baseball downs HC, 11-0, on Senior Night as Jones has six RBIs

Hawk baseball downs HC, 11-0, on Senior Night as Jones has six RBIs

Triton’s varsity baseball team capped a series of three games in three days by winning 11-0 in five innings over visiting All American 3-A/4-A Conference and Harnett County rival Harnett Central on Senior Night to end the regular season Friday. “(Pitcher) Hayden...

Central softball tops Triton, takes top seed; HC wins soccer, 1-0

Central softball tops Triton, takes top seed; HC wins soccer, 1-0

Harnett Central took a pair of girls varsity wins on the road against All American 3-A/4-A Conference and Harnett County rival Triton, winning in softball and girls soccer on the Hawks’ Senior Night on Friday. Two days after taking its first conference loss of the...

Triton wins AAC softball showdown, part one

Triton wins AAC softball showdown, part one

Harnett Central’s varsity softball team’s rally fell short as visiting All American 3-A/4-A Conference and Harnett County rival Triton held on to win, 5-3, on the Trojans’ Senior Night in a battle of conference unbeatens Wednesday. “We came out hitting the ball,” said...

Hawks take diamond wins with solid pitching, no-hitter by Bass

Hawks take diamond wins with solid pitching, no-hitter by Bass

Triton took two wins out of three varsity games against visiting All American 3-A/4-A Conference and Harnett County rival Western Harnett on Tuesday night. The Hawks won on the baseball and softball diamonds and the Eagles took the win on the girls soccer field....

Hawk softball turns back Pine Forest, 12-3

Hawk softball turns back Pine Forest, 12-3

Triton’s varsity softball team won, 12-3, over visiting All American 3-A/4-A Conference opponent Pine Forest on Wednesday in a game postponed from Tuesday because of inclement weather. “The first error game we’ve had,” said Triton coach Mark Whitman. “We haven’t had a...

SJ downs East Wake in baseball, Warriors win girls soccer

SJ downs East Wake in baseball, Warriors win girls soccer

A 6-run first inning set the tone as South Johnston’s varsity baseball team won a 13-3 rout in five innings over visiting Quad County 3-A Conference opponent East Wake on Friday night. “It was good to see us put a lot up early in that first inning and kind of set the...

Raiders rally to defeat Triton in baseball, girls soccer

Raiders rally to defeat Triton in baseball, girls soccer

Midway rallied for a pair of wins in varsity baseball and varsity girls soccer at nonconference rival Triton on Wednesday night. An 8-run fifth inning powered Midway’s baseball team to an 8-2 win over Triton. “We started off with such a brutal schedule and it was...

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