AREA ROUNDUP: Laurence Manning lacrosse improves to 3-0


The Laurence Manning lacrosse team is off to its best start in program history, improving to 3-0 with a 12-4 win over Camden Military on Thursday.

Gavin Parler led an impressive offensive night for the Swampcats. The attackman finished with five goals, while midfielder Aaron Nivens added three. Reid Moore, Mason Hodge, Aaron Geddings and Landon Lasseigne each added one goal in the victory.

Nate Rowe and Nik Ambroggio were the top LMA defenders trying to take some pressure off Cassandra Scheussler in goal. Scheussler finished with seven saves in the win.




The Wilson Hall softball team rolled to a 14-2 win over Carolina Academy on Thursday.

Three Lady Barons split pitching duties. Amberly Way pitched two frames, striking out four. Marybeth Van Patten pitched two more, striking out three, while Talan Griffin struck out one in an inning.

Way also led the offense, going 2-4 with a home run, driving in three runs and scoring three times. Sullivan Jarecki and Sophie Greene each added three more RBIs, going 2-2 with two singles and a walk, scoring twice. Griffin, Van Patten and Ellie Stone each added two hits in the victory.



The Crestwood softball team made quick work of Manning High on Thursday, rolling to a 20-0 win.

Maliah Wright was dealing in the circle for the Lady Knights. She allowed just one hit, walked one and hit a batter, while striking out three in four innings of work.

Wright also got plenty of run support. Zaire Ransom led the team with four hits and five RBIs, scoring twice from the leadoff spot. Ja'Miesauna Montgomery provided the thunder with a two-run inside-the-park home run. She finished with three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. Wright drove in four runs, going 1-1 with four walks and two runs scored. My'Aniah Robinson added three hits, walked, drove in a run and scored twice.

All nine Lady Knights had at least one hit as Crestwood collected 18 in total. They also walked 10 times. Most of the damage was done in the fourth, as they scored 14 times to end the game early.



The Lee Academy softball team started their regular season with a bang on Tuesday, crushing Conway Christian by a staggering score of 32-0.

The Lady Cavaliers took advantage of 22 errors to score their 32 runs in just three innings, scoring 10 in the first, three in the second and an incredible 19 in the third.

Lee Academy had eight hits, two of which came from Alleigh Brown. She was one of four Lady Cavs with three RBIs. Carsyn Hall, Julee Saverance and Mazie Tomlinson each drove in three runs, as well. Every Lee batter scored at least two runs, with each of their first five batters in the lineup scoring four times.

Hall had plenty of run support as she cruised to a one-hit shutout. She struck out three and walked two in three innings of work.




The Lee Academy baseball team won a pitchers' dual with Pee Dee Academy 2-1 on Thursday.

Offense was hard to come by, as each team managed just three hits in the game. The Cavs struck first. Clayton Catoe led off the game with a double and advanced to second on a groundout. He was able to score on a passed ball to get Lee on the board.

The bats were silent until the bottom of the third when Pee Dee drew a walk to open the inning before an RBI double tied the game at 1-1.

The Cavs took the lead for good in the top of the seventh. Lance Freidenberger opened the frame with a walk. After a strikeout, Catoe hit a single before a walk to Cambell Wilkes loaded the bases. Jesse Bowers singled to send Freidenberger home, but Lee Academy would have to settle for just one run, as consecutive strikeouts ended the inning.

Three pitchers split duties on the mound for Lee Academy. J. Bowers scattered two hits in 3 1/3 innings, allowing one run. He walked four and struck out six. Logan Arrants came in to pitch 2 1/3 hitless frames, though he did walk a pair and hit one batter. He struck out five. Andrew Bowers then earned the win, allowing just one hit in the final inning and a third. He struck out two.

Catoe reached base four times for Lee Academy, drawing two of the team's nine walks in the win. He also stole three bases.



Wilson Hall played Cardinal Newman a day earlier than originally scheduled due to weather concerns, suffering a 5-3 road loss in the process.

The first four innings passed with no offense before teams traded runs in the fifth. Cardinal Newman scratched together another run in the sixth to take the lead, but Wilson Hall grabbed it right back with two runs in the top of the second on an RBI double by Grayson Alexander and an RBI single from Clark Kinney.

But Cardinal Newman had the last laugh. Jes Schwedler opened the inning with a strikeout, but the Cardinals got on base on an error before an RBI single tied the game. The back-breaker came on the next batter when Austin Laughlin lifted a flyball to right field for a walk-off two-run homer.

It was a sour end to what had been a strong performance for Schwedler on the mound. He pitched a complete game, scattering six hits, a third of which came in the final inning. He struck out nine, walked three and hit two.

Alexander and Schwedler each had two hits to lead the Baron offense.




The Wilson Hall tennis team suffered a 5-4 loss to Ben Lippen on Thursday.

Ryan Griffin earned a Baron win 6-3, 6-1 over Stephen Nichols, and Jackson Mahr beat Geoffrey Hunt 6-4, 6-1 in singles. The tight match in singles, which proved to be a difference-maker came at No. 4, where Wilson Hall's Andrew Smith lost on a tiebreak 6-3, 0-6, 10-2 against Reese Blackwell.

The Barons took two of the three doubles matches, with Andy Cseh and Griffin winning 8-3 and the pair of Mahr and Smith winning 8-6.