Union Pines continues unbeaten run in girls’ lacrosse

Spring sports roundup
North Moore’s Austin Patterson steals second base against Seaforth during a Mid-Carolina conference game last week. Seaforth got the win over the Mustangs. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

Most of the high school teams in the county are back at it this week after spring break and April showers slowed play to start the month.


North Moore went 1-2 last week to fall to 9-4 on the year, 5-3 in the Mid-Carolina Conference. The Mustangs opened the week with a 16-2 loss to Lee County. The Yellow Jackets got just seven hits in the game but put up the lofty scoring total thanks to 15 walks by Mustang pitchers. North Moore rebounded in the next game with a 6-5 win over Dunkirk. The Mustangs jumped out to a 4-0 lead and held on for the victory. The week closed with a 3-2 loss to Seaforth.

This week, North Moore has a home-and-home conference series with Graham and a home game against Bartlett Yancey.

Pinecrest had a 2-0 week, beating East Bladen, 10-0, then topping Heritage, 4-3. The Patriots are now 12-3, 5-1 in the Sandhills Conference.

First place in the Sandhills will be on the line this week as Pinecrest faces Scotland, also 5-1 in conference and tied with the Patriots for the top spot, in a home-and-home series. Pinecrest also hosts Northwood.

Union Pines saw plenty of scoring this week as the Vikings went 1-1 in a series with Trinity, with each team winning at home. Union Pines was on the short end of a 23-13 slugfest, then won 11-5 to even things up. Union Pines is now 5-8, 1-4 in the conference.

The Vikings have a home-and-home with Hoke County and travel to Overhills this week.


Union Pines split two games this past week, losing to Cape Fear in extras, 4-3, then beating Lee County, 6-3, in a conference game.

The Vikings are now 9-4, 6-1 in the Sandhills, a half game behind Scotland. Union Pines can make up ground this week, as the Vikings face the Scots in a home game. Union Pines also travels to Heritage.

North Moore had a second straight week off in softball and remain at 6-3 and in third place in the Mid-Carolina Conference at 6-1. The Mustangs return to the field this week with games at Jordan-Matthews, Asheboro and Bartlett Yancey.

Pinecrest softball also had a second straight week off, remaining at 0-9 on the year, 0-6 in the Sandhills Conference. Pinecrest returns to action this week with a home game against Richmond and a trip to Southern Lee.

Girls’ soccer

Pinecrest saw its four-game winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss at Lee County. The Patriots dropped back to .500 at 5-5 but are 3-1 in the Sandhills. Sophomore Jadyn Lamielle had the lone goal in the game, assisted by freshman Grace Clark.

Pinecrest hosts Union Pines and travels to Hoke County this week.

Union Pines split two games last week to move to 5-3-1 on the season, 2-1 in the Sandhills. The Vikings saw their two-game winning streak come to an end with a 6-2 home loss to Athens Drive. Union Pines got back on the winning track with a 7-1 victory over Southern Lee.

Union Pines has three road games this week, heading to Pinecrest, Richmond and Lee County in a trio of conference games.

North Moore completed its long break in the season with a third straight week off. The 0-4-2 Mustangs (0-2-1 in the Mid-Carolina Conference) return to the field this week with a pair of games against Northwood and a trip to Graham.


Pinecrest boys’ lacrosse returned to the field in a big way after a long spring break. The Patriots won all three games to extend their winning streak to eight in a row. Pinecrest swept Union Pines, 19-10 and 11-2, then beat Hoggard, 11-8. Pinecrest has another three games this week with trips to Gray’s Creek and New Bern sandwiched around a home game against Jack Britt. Pinecrest is now 10-2, 5-0 in the Sandhills.

The Pinecrest girls saw their seven-game win streak come to an end with a sweep at the hands of Union Pines, 14-12 and 12-9. The Patriots bounced back with a 14-13 win over Hoggard. They are now 8-3, 3-2 on the season and have games this week against Middle Creek and Jack Britt.

The Union Pines girls remain unbeaten on the season after three more wins last week. The Vikings swept Pinecrest, 14-12 at home and 12-9 on the road. In between, they traveled to Willow Spring for a 19-8 win. They are now 7-0, 4-0 in conference and have games this week against Jack Britt, at Cape Fear and against Croatan.

The Union Pines boys saw their losing streak extend to four in a row after getting swept by Pinecrest, 19-10 and 11-2. They are now 4-5, 3-2 in conference. This week brings games against Jack Britt and Seaforth and a trip to Cape Fear.

By North State Journal Staff

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