Pinecrest baseball, Union Pines girls’ lacrosse remain unbeaten


Pinecrest ran its perfect record to start the season to 5-0 before dropping two games to finish the week. The Patriots are now 5-2, 1-1 in the Sandhills Conference. Pinecrest shut out Richmond on the road, 5-0, in its Sandhills opener. The Patriots came back from a trip to Harnett Central with their first loss of the season, however, falling 6-1. A home rematch with Richmond gave Pinecrest its first Sandhills loss, 5-1.

North Moore had a big week, winning all three games to stretch its winning streak to five. The Mustangs are now 6-1 on the season, 3-1 in the Mid-Carolinas Conference. North Moore won at Southeast Alamance, 10-2, then came home to shut out O’Neal, 13-0. The Mustangs finished the week with a 5-4 home win over Southeast Alamance in a rematch.

Union Pines snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over Western Harnett. That salvaged a 1-2 week for the Vikings, who started off with a 10-0 loss at Gray’s Creek, then fell, 9-8, at St. Pauls. Union Pines is now 2-5 overall, 0-2 in the Sandhills.


Union Pines suffered its first loss of the season in a 1-1 week. The Vikings are now 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the Sandhills. Union Pines lost at Scotland, 2-0, then bounced back with a 10- home shutout of Richmond.

North Moore went 2-1 last week, improving to 4-3 on the season, 4-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference. The Mustangs beat Bartlett Yancey, 17-2, then fell to Montgomery Central, 16-2. They finished off a week of blowouts in both directions with a 12-5 win at Seaforth.

Pinecrest suffered three more losses and is now 0-7 on the year, 0-4 in the Sandhills. The Patriots lost all three at home, falling 12-3 to Southern Lee, 11-0 to Montgomery Central and 10-0 to Lee County.

Girls’ soccer

Pinecrest won two matches last week to improve to 3-4 on the year. The Patriots won at Gray’s Creek, 3-1, then picked up a win in their conference opener, 2-0 against Richmond.

Union Pines won one of three matches last week and are 2-2-1 on the season. The Vikings lost their conference opener, 3-1, to Lee County. Then beat Montgomery Central, 9-0. Union Pines ended the week with a 4-1 loss at Chapel Hill.

North Moore suffered two losses, 3-0 at Southwestern Randolph and 4-0 at Faith Christian, to fall to 0-3-1 on the year, 0-1 in Mid-Carolina.


Pinecrest’s boys team swept all three games last week, winning at Cape Fear, 14-6, beating Terry Sanford, 15-4, and shutting out Jack Britt on the road, 20-0. The Patriots are now 5-2. The Pinecrest girls won three games last week, 15-4 at Cape Fear, 20-6 over Terry Sanford, and 16-1 at Jack Britt, to improve to 6-1.

The Union Pines boys went 2-1 last week, beating Terry Sanford, 5-3, then winning on the road at Gray’s Creek, 19-7. The Vikings ended the week with an 8-4 loss at Enloe and are now 4-2. The Vikings’ girls beat Terry Sanford, 24-3 to extend their perfect start to 4-0.

By North State Journal Staff

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