West Forsyth Sports Briefs
Published 11:11 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Compiled by Marc Pruitt and Jay Spivey
Congratulations to the following student-athletes from West Forsyth who signed letters of intent to play sports in college on Wednesday.
• Caroline Johnson — softball, Queens
• Mackenzie Richards — lacrosse, Guilford
• Brianna Shillito — basketball, Louisburg
• Taylar White — cross country and track and field, Charleston Southern
• Mack David — football, N.C. A&T
• Bralen Morris — football, Fayetteville State
• Don Robinson — football, Western Carolina
• Avery Salerno — football, Chowan
• Tyler Styers — football, Ferrum
• Chris Van Kleek — football, Western Carolina
• Jaylah Gray — lacrosse, UVa.-Wise
The wrestling team capped off a perfect 20-0 regular season by winning the Central Piedmont 4-A Conference championship last week. Coach Jason Hooker was also named Coach of the Year.
The Titans got the No. 3 seed in the NCHSAA 4A dual team wrestling tournament and were host to No. 14 Porter Ridge and No. 6 Watauga and No. 11 Hickory Ridge Monday night.
After the Titans downed Porter Ridge 42-33 in the opening round, they fell to Hickory Ridge 37-30 in the second round and were eliminated.
Next up for the Titans is the individual regionals, which will take place Feb. 11-12. The top four individuals in each weight class will advance to the 4A state tournament in Greensboro, which will be held Feb. 17-19.
With last Friday’s game against Glenn postponed because of the weather, the Titans only saw the court once last week in a 43-24 loss against Reagan. West entered the week in fourth place in the Central Piedmont 4-A at 5-9 overall and 4-3 in league play. The Titans have games against Reagan, Parkland and Davie County scheduled this week.
The junior varsity girls remained unbeaten this season after their win against Parkland, their only game of the week.
Marissa Vernon led three players in double figures with 17 points, Ki Wilkins added 16, Amaya Long finished with 10 and Sienna Ricciardi had nine as the Titans improved to 8-0.
The varsity boys went 1-1 last week after beating Parkland 59-37 on Tuesday before losing to Southwest Guilford on Wednesday 56-35 in a nonconference game. West entered the week 7-11 overall and 3-6 in the CPC 4-A.
The junior varsity boys lost a close game against Parkland 49-44 last week, their only game of the week.
Andrew Sipe scored 14 points to lead West.
Tyson Adams, who was featured in the Courier last week, recorded a long jump of 24 feet, 2 inches at the Spartan Last Chance meet at JDL Fast Track on Monday. Adams’ jump is the fourth-longest jump in the country this season. It also tied the long-standing school record set by James Samuels in 1976.