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After dealing with historic rain, flooding and school closures over the last few days, area football teams will try to return to some type of normalcy heading through the weekend as week seven of the football schedule is finally set to wrap up with a pair of games on Wednesday.

Josh Carter.
Josh Carter.

Laney will travel to Boiling Spring Lakes for a date with South Brunswick. Topsail and West Brunswick will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Legion Stadium in Wilmington.

Because of the changes, the Friday night football schedule for October 9 has also been altered. West Brunswick will now play host to South Brunswick at 6:30 p.m on Saturday, October 10

Laney (1-0, 2-4) @ South Brunswick (0-1, 2-4) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Topsail (0-1, 3-3) vs. West Brunswick (1-0, 4-2) at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 (Legion Stadium)



Ashley 3    Hoggard 1

With sole possession of first place in conference up for grabs, Ashley extended its season opening win streak to 14 straight games as the Screaming Eagles defeated Hoggard 3-1 on Tuesday.

Ashley now has a one game lead in conference heading into the second half of league play. Photo courtesy- Ashley soccer
Ashley now has a one game lead in conference heading into the second half of league play. Photo courtesy- Ashley soccer

Wally Avila netted the game-winner in the 18th minute and Josh Barnello added an insurance goal early in the second half to preserve the result.

Trailing by one score after Dom Toone found the back of the net on a penalty kick just eight minutes into the match, Andrew Robinson provided the equalizer for the Vikings.

Ashley moved to 14-0 overall and 6-0 atop the division standings. Hoggard dropped to 5-1 in conference and 8-4-4 on the year.

Cape Fear Academy 3    Fayetteville Christian 2 (OT)

Zach Tomosunas scored the winning goal for Cape Fear Academy in the 85th minute to break a 2-2 tie on Tuesday.

Al Cavagnaro made five saves for the Hurricanes, who improved to 5-1 in conference and 11-4-2 on the season. Ford Wright and Holt Robison also tallied for Cape Fear Academy.


Laney at West Brunswick, postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 7.

New Hanover at Topsail, to be determined



Hoggard 3    Ashley 1

(25-20, 25-19, 29-31, 25-12)

Meagan Trotta.
Meagan Trotta. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams

Hoggard remains unbeaten in conference following a 3-1 victory over the Screaming Eagles on Tuesday night. The Vikings improved to 10-0 in league play, while Ashley fell to 2-7 in the division. The Vikes won in four sets thanks to a strong effort from Meagan Trotta and Carolyn Davidson.

Davidson had 12 kills and Trotta recorded 10 kills, while Logan Smith set the attack with 28 assists. Mae Rowley had a strong game from the service line with four aces and Madie Schider recorded a team-high 28 digs.

Hoggard moved to 9-0 in conference and 10-1 overall.

Topsail 3    New Hanover 0

(25-18, 25-22, 25-23)

Topsail grabbed a two-game lead for second place in the split 3A/4A Mideastern Conference following a 3-0 straight set sweep against New Hanover.

Payton Shoenleber and Angelica Biele provided a strong effort in the passing game with 24 combined assists, while Marlee Marrotta played a key role in the defense as the senior finished with 21 digs. Madi Ford also added seven kills and Shoenleber had 11 kills.

The Pirates are now 7-3 in league play. New Hanover dropped to 4-5 in conference and 11-5 overall.

Topsail stats: Payton Schoenleber 2 aces, 9 pts, 11 kills, 1 block, 10 assists, 7 digs; Haley Woods  1 kill, 4 digs; Madi Ford 7 kills; Angelica Biele 2 pta, 1 kill, 14 assists; Azia Anderson 4 pts, 1 ace, 2 kills, 4 digs; Victoria Elder 5 kills, 2 blocks; Marlee Marrotta 6 pts, 2 aces, 4 kills, 21 digs


Coastal Christian 3   Parrott Academy 0

(27-25, 28-26, 28-26)
Coastal Christian grabbed a 3-0 sweep in three closely played sets against Parrott Academy on Tuesday.
Julia Masters had 10 kills in the attack, with eight blocks in the defense. Anna Grace Holdford recorded 28 assists as the Centurions’ setter, while Callie Weaver picked up 10 digs.
Coastal Christian improved to 3-1 in conference and 9-16 overall.
Coastal stats: Caroline Mansfield: 9 digs, 2 aces; Lauren Hornick: 1 dig, 1 kill, 1 block; Anna Gray Lassiter: 1 kill; Julia Masters: 10 kills, 8 blocks; Ally Vernon: 3 kills, 2 blocks; Callie Weaver: 10 digs, 7 kills, 1 ace; Sam Stanko: 7 kills, 2 digs, 1 ace; Anna Grace Holdford: 28 assists, 2 kills, 1 dig, 1 ace, 1 block
Laney at West Brunswick postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 7.


Hoggard 9 Ashley 0

The Vikings (6-6, 6-3 Mideastern) rolled to a comfortable victory without dropping a set in singles. Hannah Marable (No. 3), Lindsay Diab (No. 5) and Anna Phelps (No. 6) all won 6-0, 6-0.

Hoggard, which hosts South Brunswick Wednesday, lost only one game in doubles.

Singles: No. 1 Kara Ferner (H) def. Julia Koff 6-1, 6-1; 2. Claudia Opper (H) def. Dani Sherilla 6-1, 6-0; 3. Hannah Marable (H) def. Brigit Donovan 6-0, 6-0; 4. Lauren Traflet (H) def. Aleah Baker 6-2, 6-1; 5. Lindsay Diab (H) def. Laura Overby 6-0, 6-0; 6. Anna Phelps (H) def. Skylar Bass 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: No. 1 Ferner/Traflet (H) def. Koff/Baker 8-0; 2. Opper/Sarah Kingman (H) def. Sherilla/Donovan 8-0; 3. Phelps/Kelly Baker (H) def. Overby/Bass 8-1.