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The boys varsity golf Warriors made the best of cold, wet and windy conditions Tuesday in Cary with a resounding conference victory over host Grace Christian, Cary Christian, Trinity of Raleigh, Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill and Wake Christian. St. David’s carded a nine-hole total of one over par 141 at the Lochmere Golf Club for a 30+ stroke victory. Seniors Will Lewis and Andrew Wilmoth shared medalist honors with one under par 34s. “We competed very well in sloppy, wet, and cold conditions,” said coach Chris Wilson. “Will and Andrew led the way with outstanding rounds.” Senior Will Hanna finished with a one over par 36, while junior Wells Conway completed the team scoring with a 37.

The middle school golf team routed Cary Christian and Franklin Academy Monday at McGregor Downs in Cary. The Warriors shot a team total of 12 over par, 156, well ahead of the 199 for the two opponents. Jack Webster earned medalist honors with a one over par 37. Kinsley Smith was two over at 38 followed by Nathan Rigsby (39) and Christian Conway (42).

The middle school girls lacrosse team opened their season with a 14-8 loss at Our Lady of Lourdes Monday. Margaret Batchelder and Kate Manning led the scoring with three goals each. Anne Slater Barnes scored a goal and had three assists, while Margaret Scoggin also found the net. “The score seemed closer,” said coach Anne Barnes. “I liked the way we competed and we never felt like we were out of it.” The Warriors open the home season against Mills Park MS of Cary Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex.

The Warriors hosts Coastal Christian of Wilmington in a two-sport doubleheader Saturday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Centurions prevailed in tennis and baseball by 9-0 margins. St. David’s trailed 2-0 after two innings on the diamond, before Coastal broke through for six runs in the third frame. James Motter singled in the fifth inning for the Warriors only hit. “It was nice to play a full game,” said coach David Simmons, whose team had their last game rained out and the one before that suspended by darkness. “David Shelton pitched well in relief. Our bats will come around when we play regularly and get into a rhythm at the plate.” Shelton allowed only one hit and an unearned run in 4.2 innings of relief. He struck out five and walked two.

The varsity golf Warriors finished second out of 14 teams in the Tar Heel Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Club in Clemmons, N.C. Friday. Forsyth Country Day was the host school. St. David’s total of 305 was 15 shots behind The Canon School of Charlotte. Senior Will Hanna led the Warriors with a 74 and 8th grader Davis Adams shot 75. “It’s one of the toughest courses we will play all spring,” said coach Chris Wilson. “It was a great test for our players to learn to manage the doglegs and hills along with elevated, fast greens that are surrounded by bunkers. Throw in the wind and it made for a challenging day.” Seniors Will Lewis (77) and Andrew Wilmoth (79) completed the scoring for SDS.    

The St. David’s varsity boys lacrosse team defeated Cary Academy for the first time program history, 11-5, Thursday at John A. Murray Field. The Warriors took an early lead on the first of Owen Williams’ five goals and never trailed. Hudson Taylor added two goals, while Miles Jones and Eli Turlington scored one each. “We played very well on both ends,” said coach Doug Hink. “Our offensive attack was powerful and defenders Walker Taylor, Josh Burgess, Cooper Crosby and Truman Southern kept them frustrated and unable to execute. Troy Exum was also outstanding in goal.” Assists came from Julian Cave (3), Williams (2) and Hudson Taylor (1).

The middle school boys lacrosse Warriors won their season opener, 9-6, over Wakefield Middle School Thursday at John A. Murray Field. Owen Hoffman scored three goals and Will Horn added two. “It was great to finally get to play and get a win,” said coach Steve Baker, whose team was rained out Tuesday at Ravenscroft. “We played well together and had a really good first half.” The Warriors are back in action Monday at home against Daniels Middle School.

The middle school baseball Warriors lost to Parrott Academy, 11-4, Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The game was tied at two after the first inning, then the Patriots went ahead 7-4 after six innings then scored four in the seventh. “We competed well against a good team”, said coach Jason Redmond, whose team is 1-1. “Jake Barbour and Jack Denny pitched well and William Fox fielded well at second base.” Fox had five assists and a putout. Barbour and Denny had a hit and scored a run. Luke Fuller walked twice and scored a pair of runs. Busbee Phillips had the Warriors other hit. 

The varsity girls lacrosse Warriors dropped a 15-14 decision to Cary Academy Thursday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The game was back and forth from the beginning with neither team leading by more than two goals. St. David’s tied the score for the final time at 14 with just under seven minutes left, but the Chargers came back to score the winner with two minutes to play. “We are getting better every game,” said coach Daphne Connor, whose team is 1-2. “We moved the ball better and had the lead several different times.” Lindsey Klinck led the scoring with eight goals, while Lillian York had five. Summer Ferrell added her first goal of the season to complete the St. David’s scoring.

The middle school boys tennis team is 2-0 after a 7-2 victory over Magellan Thursday at the Millbrook Exchange courts. Warriors singles winners were Jacob Suh (8-2), J.T. Coley (8-3), Jack Anders (8-6), Noah Suh (8-5) and Sambo Bratton (8-3). Jacob Suh/Coley won doubles 8-0 and Anders Ferrell/Tom DeLoache prevailed 8-2.

The Warriors boys track and field team finished second and the girls were third in Thursday’s meet at Ravenscroft. The host school won both meets, with Trinity of Raleigh third and The Burlington School fourth in the boys. St. Mary’s edged the Warriors by one point for second in the girls meet with Trinity and Burlington behind them.  St. David’s had the winner and six of the top 10 finishers in the boys 100 meters. Keonte Bradley broke the tape in 11.2 seconds for first place. Tai Goode was third, followed by Jack Dunn (4), Matthew Haist (6), Kris Monroe (9) and Peter Fox (10). Bradley also finished second in the high jump with Monroe third. Senior Alex Nechyba won the 1600 and 3200 races and was part of the third place 4 x 200 relay team along with Haist, Christopher Rhoads and John Nicholson. Wilson Barr won the pole vault. Second place finishers included Josh Rhoads in the shot put and the 4 x 100 relay team of the Rhoads brothers, Peter Garrabrant and Houston Walker. Garrabrant was third in the discus and long jump, while Fox took third in the 200. Houston Walker finished fourth in the 110 hurdles. For the girls, Kathryn Haile and Madison Welsh tied for first in the high jump. Grace Haile was second in the 400 and was part of the fourth place 4 x 200 relay team along with JuJu Medlin, Caroline Ross and Welsh. Ross was third in the 1600 and sixth in the 800. 7th grader Laura Martin was fourth in the 400 and sixth in the 100. Welsh finished fifth in the long jump and Medlin was sixth in the shot put.

The middle school boys tennis team opened the season with a 6-3 victory over St. Timothy’s Tuesday at the Satellite Athletic Complex. The Warriors swept the six singles matches behind Jacob Suh (8-5), J.T. Coley (8-1), Jonathan Anders (8-0), Charlie Moses (8-3), Tom DeLoache (8-6) and Sam Bratton (8-1). “Our guys played really well,” said coach Josh Seligson. “It’s always good to win the opener.”

The boys varsity lacrosse team lost the season opener, 7-5, to Forsythe Country Day Friday afternoon at John A. Murray Field. The match was tied 5-5 with under three minutes left when the visitors scored the go-ahead goal on a man advantage. “They soundly outplayed us last year, so I think this was a solid game for us,” said coach Doug Hink. “Troy Exum had a great game in goal and our defense of Walker Taylor, Bo Rieker, Josh Burgess, Cooper Crosby and Truman Southern played well.” Hudson Taylor led the scoring with a pair of goals. Owen Williams, William Sheehan and Miles Jones had one each. Williams added two assists, while Taylor, Sheehan and Julian Cave had one each.

Friday’s varsity baseball season opener was suspended by darkness with one out to go. The Warriors trailed Friendship Christian 8-5, but had the bases loaded with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. “It was unfortunate, but it was the right call,” said coach David Simmons. “I hope we get the chance to finish the game.” Both schools will work to find an agreeable date to complete the contest. 

The varsity boys golf team posted a 18 shot victory in their season opener Thursday at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh. The Warriors defeated NRCA 148-166 in the nine-hole match. “It was a tough day for any outdoor sport,” said coach Chris Wilson. “Our guys handled the cold and wind very well.” Andrew Wilmoth shot a two under par 34 to take medalist honors. Wells Armes finished with a one under 35. Will Hanna (39) and Parker Smith (40) rounded out the team total.

The varsity girls soccer team won their season opener, 3-1, at The O’Neal School in Southern Pines Thursday. The Warriors scored all three goals in the first half. Emily Alcock, Katie Conger and Kyra Klemes found the net to give St. David’s a commanding lead. “We put some nice combinations together in the first half, then tired a little in the second,” said coach Jose Cornejo. “It’s always good to win the opener and we’ll get back to practice tomorrow.” Alcock, Conger and Claire Monaco earned assists for St. David’s.

The middle school golf team opened the season with a victory at the Olde Liberty Golf Club in Youngsville. The Warriors shot 175 over nine holes for an easy win over host Franklin Academy (202) and St. Timothy’s (221). Nathan Rigsby battled the cold and wind to take medalist honors with a 40. Jack Webster and Kinsely Smith tied for third overall at 44. Jack Wilson and Judson Thompson had 47’s, with only one counting toward the team total. “We did well considering the playing conditions,” said coach Kevin Bentley. “It was good to get started with a win.”  

The middle school golf team opened the season with a victory at the Olde Liberty Golf Club in Youngsville. The Warriors shot 175 over nine holes for an easy win over host Franklin Academy (202) and St. Timothy’s (221). Nathan Rigsby battled the cold and wind to take medalist honors with a 40. Jack Webster and Kinsely Smith tied for third overall at 44. Jack Wilson and Judson Thompson had 47’s, with only one counting toward the team total. “We did well considering the playing conditions,” said coach Kevin Bentley. “It was good to get started with a win.”  

The boys varsity basketball season ended Saturday in Charlotte with a 71-57 loss to Carmel Christian in the 2A state tournament quarterfinals. Seventh-seeded St. David’s wiped out a 32-25 halftime deficit with a 13-4 run to start the second half for a 38-36 lead in the third quarter. However, the second-seeded Cougars came back to lead 43-39, then exploded for 28 points in the fourth quarter to advance to the semi-finals. “I am proud of my teams response to a lot of adversity today,” said coach Will Coley, whose Warriors finished 23-6. “They wouldn’t quit and represented St. David’s in the right way.  I will miss my seniors (Kris Monroe, Darion Green, Jack Dunn, Josh Rhoads, Michael Hurst and Pete Garrabrant). They have done great things for this program.” Monroe led the scoring with 21 points, while Rhoads had 11 and Keonte Bradley added 10. Green led the rebounding with seven and dished five assists.

The Warriors varsity girls await the state tournament seeding meeting this weekend to see if their season continues after a 63-47 loss at Cary Christian Thursday night in the EPIC tournament semi-finals. “I give Cary Christian a lot of credit,” said coach Alan Hinnant, whose team is 10-9. “They shot and rebounded well and we struggled to defend them. I think we have a good shot to keep playing. I am very proud of the way my team showed up ready to compete every game. We have improved tremendously over the last four weeks and I think we’ve earned a shot to extend our season.” Lexi Medlin led St. David’s with 16 points, while Olivia Leshnock scored 13. The second seeded Knights take on top seeded O’Neal at 5 p.m. Friday in the tournament championship game played at St. David’s. The Warriors take on Trinity of Durham-Chapel Hill for the boys title at 6:30.

The middle school girls and boys A teams ended their season with road losses in the first round of the conference tournament Monday. The sixth seeded boys fell, 60-31, at number three Magellan. Reid Seck and John Hauser each had 10 points. “We cut an 18 point halftime deficit to 12, but couldn’t get any closer,” said coach Jonathan Coley, whose team ended 6-7.  “It was a good group and I enjoyed coaching them.” The fifth seeded girls trailed 17-4 at halftime at NRCA and 23-9 after three quarters. A frenetic fourth quarter comeback fell just short in a 23-21 defeat. Anne George hit back-to-back three pointers to key a 12-0 run that brought the vistors within two points, but the Knights held on to win. “I had a great time coaching these girls,” said first year coach Robert Eastmann. “They bought into what we coached them to do and tried their best.” George led the Warriors, who finished 4-8, with six points. Samantha Leshnock and Haley Stoltz added four each.

The Warriors middle school A boys wrapped up the regular season with a 49-48 loss to New Life Camp in a back and forth affair at home Thursday. St. David’s trailed by 11 to start the fourth quarter, but used a furious full court press to take a 48-47 lead with 35 seconds left. The Storm broke the pressure for a layup with 15 seconds left and the Warriors couldn’t answer. “We created and took advantage of our extra opportunities with the press,” said coach Jonathan Coley. “We also started trusting each other and realized that the one on one game wasn’t working. We had a great comeback and it’s too bad that it fell just short.” Sam Crosby led SDS with 14 points and Howard Brooks added 10. The Warriors (6-6) are the sixth seed and travel to third seeded Magellan Monday in the first round of the conference tournament.  

The Warriors boys and girls swim teams finished second in Tuesday’s meet at Ravenscroft. St. David’s finished behind the host school and ahead of the Montessori School of Raleigh. Sarah Spencer Ball won the girls 50 freestyle, finished second in the 100 freestyle and teamed with Caroline Ross, Lillian York and Annie Mears to finish second in the 200 freestyle relay. She was also part of the third place 200 medley relay along with Ross, Mears and Hanna Rotman. Mears also won the 100 butterfly and was third in the 200 individual medley. Ross also took second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 freestyle. Lauryn Bailey finished third in the 100 breaststroke and teamed with Rotman, York and Kennedy Rouser to finish 2nd in the 400 free relay.  On the boys side, Tyler Bennett was second in the 500 freestyle, third in the 200 freestyle and combined with Max Michaud, Sam Bedor and Isaac Bostic to finish second in the 200 medley relay and with Michaud, David Bailey and Will Patrick to take second in the 200 freestyle relay. Bedor was second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 100 freestyle and was part of the second place 400 free relay team along with Ben Patrick, Bostic and Will Patrick. Jackson Rouser took second in the 100 backstroke and was third in the 200 individual medley. Bostic finished third in the 100 butterfly and Michaud was third in the 50 freestyle. The Warriors compete in the EPIC tournament Monday in Cary.

The varsity boys picked up the only St. David’s victory in three games at Cary Christian Tuesday. St. David’s did not allow the Knights to score in the second quarter and gave up only four in the fourth quarter on the way to a 45-23 victory. Kris Monroe led the scoring with 13 points. Darion Green added 12 along with a team-leading six rebounds and five assists. St. David’s is 18-5 overall and 10-0 in the EPIC. The girls lost a heartbreaker, 38-37, as Cary Christian made two free throws for their only lead with .4 seconds left on the clock. “We wanted to slow the game down by limiting their possessions and we did that to perfection,” said coach Alan Hinnant. “My girls played their hearts out and it was unfortunate the game ended the way it did.” Karis New scored a team-high 14 points and Lexi Medlin added 12. The Warriors are 6-3 in the league and 8-7 overall. The JV team lost, 5-23 to fall to 6-9 on the season. Colby Sanders scored seven points and Hoyt Lewis had six. All teams host O’Neal Wednesday. 

The Warriors middle school boys B team ended the season with a resounding 43-17 victory over Trinity Academy of Raleigh at home Tuesday. Will Nicholson led SDS with nine points, Phillip Medlin had all eight of his in the first quarter and Cruz English finished with seven as St. David’s led wire-to-wire. “We had a fun season,” said coach Charles Graves, whose team finished 9-5. “We played well as a team and the players improved over the course of the season. They were fun to coach.”

The Warriors middle school B teams swept Cary Academy Friday at home. The girls ended their season with a 14-0 shutout to finish 9-2. Greysen Woody and Kylie Neshat scored four points each, while Medlin Weddington, Emma Aldridge and Raynor Singleton each scored two. “Our defense has been spectacular all season and it obviously was again today,” said coach Jason Redmond. “To give up less than nine points a game and not allow a point in a game is tremendous. I’m very proud of our team.” The boys completed the evening with a wire-to-wire 40-24 victory over the Chargers. They built a ten point halftime margin into the 16 point win. “We just played our game,” said coach Charles Graves, whose team is 8-4 with one game left. “We moved the ball well and got everyone involved.” Clay Lewis led St. David’s with 11 points, while Cruz English and Will Nicholson each had seven. The Warriors finish the season Tuesday at home against Trinity Academy of Raleigh.