Sports roundup — Feb. 14

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

By Marc Pruitt
For the Clemmons Courier

Five wrestlers advance to state championships

West Forsyth sent five wrestlers through to this weekend’s NCHSAA 4-A state championships after qualifying in the top four at last week’s 4-A Midwest Regional.

Junior Mike Dalton won the 113-pound weight class to finish as the only individual regional champion.

Junior Evan LaBella (120) finished second and will carry a 20-4 record into this week’s state championships.

Seniors Ethan Wright (132) and Matt Gutierrez (195) both finished third at the regional. Wright has won 44 matches this season and Gutierrez has a 30-13 record heading to the state championships for the first time in his career.

Sophomore Jacob Zaitawi finished fourth at 182 pounds and will also represent the Titans when the championships begin on Friday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

Good luck to all these wrestlers in their quests to bring home state championships.

Senior basketball players honored Tuesday night

The boys’ and girls’ basketball team honored their seniors on Tuesday night in their games against Reagan.

Callie Scheier, Destiny Griffin, and Brooke Shaffer were recognized from the girls’ team, and Ray Mitchell, Alex Reid, Ryan Ayers, and Jaylon McMillon were recognized from the boy’s team for their contributions to the program during their careers.

Congratulations to all these seniors and we wish them well as they begin to transition to life after high school.

Fiorani named to East-West All-Star game

Jordan Fiorani was selected to compete in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star soccer game this summer.

Fiorani, a defender/midfielder who scored four goals and had four assists last season for the Titans, was also a member of the all-conference team in the Central Piedmont 4-A and an All-Region selection.

The game will be played on July 16 at Macpherson Stadium at Bryan Park in Browns Summit

Spring Sports practices begin

Practices for West Forsyth spring sports started on Wednesday for all varsity and junior varsity teams.

Baseball, softball, girls’ soccer, boy’s and girl’s lacrosse, boy’s golf, boy’s tennis, and boy’s and girl’s track and field teams all began their efforts to achieve athletic excellence this season. Teams will begin their regular seasons later this month in all sports with an eye on competing for state championships in May and June.