Prep Roundup: ND's Coltren earns medalist honors

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North Duplin senior Matt Coltren fired a 9-over-par 80 and earned medalist honors during a Carolina 1A boys’ golf match played at Southern Wayne Country Club on Monday afternoon.

Matthew Evans and Summer Rose each posted a 116 for the Rebels. Michael Marcin logged an 18-hole round of 119 and completed ND’s four-player score of 435.

Led by Tate Naylor’s 98, Lakewood finished with a team total of 434.

The teams return to action Apr. 12 at Timberlake Country Club in Clinton.

Girls’ soccer

SPIVEY’S CORNER - Taylor Smith recorded a natural hat trick (three consecutive goals) as Spring Creek edged Midway, 3-2, in an East Central 2A battle Monday evening.

Smith completed her feat in the opening half - off just five shots.

Leslie Reyes and Mairani Cervantes each doled out an assist.

Goalie Madison Broughton collected two saves.

The Gators (3-2-0 overall, 3-2-0 EC) and Raiders meet again today at “The Swamp.” Kickoff is 6 p.m.

Softball

WINTERVILLE - Southern Wayne fell 15-8 to South Central in an Eastern Carolina 3A-4A contest on Monday.

Laura Summerlin and Laura Rackley provided two hits and two RBI apiece.

Saints head coach Jamie Williams said the team committed too many costly errors.

Southern Wayne (1-2 overall, 1-2 ECC) entertains New Bern on Thursday. First pitch is 5 p.m.

SPIVEY'S CORNER - Spring Creek held annual East Central 2A power Midway scoreless through three innings Monday evening.

The league-leading Raiders eventually warmed up, erased the goose egg in the bottom of the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-0 win.

Emily Williams reached base on an error and the Midway pitcher hit Anna West. The Gators did not register a hit.

Catcher Mattie Staps caught a runner stealing. Williams and Price combined for seven putouts and one assist defensively.

SC committed seven errors.

The Gators (0-5 overall, 0-5 EC) and Raiders meet again today at "The Swamp." The game was rescheduled due to forecast of inclement weather Wednesday.

Boys' tennis

CLINTON - Clinton prevailed in five of six singles matches and handed Spring Creek a 5-1 loss on Monday afternoon.

Top-seeded Noah Goroski collected the Gators' lone singles point. The senior recovered from a first-set loss to defeat Alex Czarkowski 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6).

Goroski improved to 2-0 this season.

Spring Creek plays host to Goldsboro today.

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