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Northside 14     North Brunswick 10

Jacksonville-Northside erased a 10-point deficit to hand North Brunswick a 14-10 setback at Garry Bishop Stadium on Friday night.

Shaquan Graham. Photo courtesy- Cape Fear Photograpy.
Shaquan Graham. Photo courtesy- Cape Fear Photography.

Mike Rivers’ 32-yard field goal put the Scorpions on the board in the final minute of the first quarter to give the Scorpions a 3-0 advantage.

Jathan Deberry’s 20-yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter made it a two score game, but Dwayne Washington scored for Northside just before halftime to pull within two after the successful two-point conversion.

The Monarchs took their first lead of the game on a three-yard run late in the third quarter and used a long drive during the final frame to secure the road result.

North Brunswick dropped to 2-2 in conference and 5-4 overall heading into their season finale at home against East Duplin on Friday, Nov. 6.

Northside      0-8-6-0=14

N. Brunswick 3-7-0-0=10


 Local tennis players ousted from state tourney

The local contingency of tennis players representing the area at this weekend’s North Carolina High School Athletic Association Championships saw an early exit from competition after dropping opening round matches at 3A and 4A events.

Anna Porcelli. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams
Anna Porcelli. Photo courtesy- Rodney Williams

Kara Ferner was the lone regional qualifier in singles action at Raleigh Millbrook Exchange Park, but the Hoggard standout was able to win just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 setback to Savannah Bright (East Chapel Hill).

Laney had two tandems in the doubles tournament as Erin Nesselroade/Anna Porcelli and Suzie Schoolfield/Kendall Hanks were both ousted 6-4, 6-0 in the round of 16.

Sammi Smith and Jordan Strickland of Cary Panther Creek took a couple of steps toward a fourth consecutive doubles championship following a pair of straight victories. Suzanne Boyden of Raleigh Wakefield, who had a bye in the opening round, won easily in her only Friday match and will play in a Saturday morning semifinal against Lauren Gish of Lake Norman. Myers Park’s Maddie Weber faces Panther Creek’s Amanda Cyr in the other singles semifinal.

Carmen Jordan and Caroline Harris were among 16 individuals to earn a spot in the singles draw for the 3-A event at Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center. Harris battled to a decisive third-set, ultimately falling 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to Payton Holt of West Rowan. Jordan dropped her opening round match 7-6, (7-2) 7-5 to Rachel Zubrinsky (Marvin Ridge).

Defending singles champion Adrienne Haynes of Asheville had two convincing victories on Friday and moved closer to another title. She dropped only one game in four sets to move into a Saturday morning semifinal against Lauren Scism of Shelby Crest.




Laney 3     South Brunswick 0

Laney shut out South Brunswick 3-0 Friday night to clinch second place in the division and at least one home game to start the 4A playoffs.

The Bucs closed the regular season 15-3-3 overall on a five game winning streak.