Bryse Wilson: In his final start of the season on Friday night, Bryse Wilson had a no-decision for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park. Wilson threw five innings and surrendered two runs off five hits. He had five strikeouts and three walks. In the second inning, Patrick Wisdom hit a two-run homer off of Wilson, who left the game with the Pirates ahead 4-2. For the season, Wilson had a 3-9 record with a 5.95 ERA. He struck out 72 and walked 29 in 104.1 innings pitched. Wilson appeared in 23 games, starting 19. In addition, Wilson went 5-0 with the Indianapolis Indians of the Triple-A International League. With Indianapolis, Wilson had a 2.97 ERA with 34 strikeouts and six walks in five starts. Wilson was sent down to Indianapolis on in May and returned to Pittsburgh in July, where he remained until the end of the season. This was Wilson’s first full season in Pittsburgh after he was traded to the Pirates by Atlanta in 2021.
Payton Wilson: The N.C. State Wolfpack football team has reached the top-ten of the Associated Press College Football poll for the first time since 2002. On Saturday night, the Wolfpack routed Connecticut 41-10 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh to improve to 4-0. Wilson had two tackles for the Wolfpack, who will open Atlantic Coast Conference play at #5 Clemson next Saturday.
Trenton Gill: The former Cedar Ridge punter helped the Chicago Bears defeat the Houston Texans 23-20 at Soldier Field on Sunday afternoon. Gill was the holder for the game-winning 30-yard field goal by Cairo Santos as time expired. As far as his main job is concerned, Gill had four punts for an average of 45.5 yards. One punt was downed inside the 20-yard line. The Bears are 2-1 and will face the New York Giants next Sunday.
Braxton Mergenthal: On September 17, the Division III Hampden-Sydney football team defeated Greensboro College 70-28. at Lewis Everett Stadium in Hampden Sydney, VA. Mergenthal had one-half of a tackle for a loss for Hampden-Sydney, who earned its first win of the season. The Tigers will travel to Bridgewater next Saturday to open play in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
Lottie Scully: In its only match of the week, the Binghamton Bearcats volleyball team defeated Niagara University 3-0 on scores of 25-16, 25-15 and 25-16. Scully finished with a team-high 33 assists, four kills, one ace and ten digs. The Bearcats are 9-4 and will open play in the American East Conference at New Hampshire on Saturday.
Avery Miller: On Tuesday, Miller started for the Pitt Community College volleyball team in its 3-1 loss to Cape Fear Community College in Winterville (25-12, 25-17, 19-25, 25-18). Miller finished with four kills and six digs. On Thursday, Bryant & Stratton College defeated Pitt 3-2 (26-24, 19-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-8). Miller started a had a career-high eight kills for the Bulldogs. She also finished with nine digs. Pitt CC is now 7-5 overall, 0-5 in Region X. The Bulldogs will host Louisburg College on Tuesday.
Emerson Talley: It was a successful start to South Atlantic Conference play for the Division II Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team. Last Wednesday, the Bears tied Anderson 1-1 at Moretz Sports Complex in Hickory. Talley came off the bench and fired two shots. She played 20 minutes. On Saturday, Lenoir-Rhyne defeated Mars Hill 3-1 at Meares Stadium. Talley, the all-time leading goal scorer in Cedar Ridge women’s soccer history, came off the bench to play 30 minutes. Lenoir Rhyne sits atop the SAC with a 4-0-1 record. They are 4-2-2 overall and will travel to Belmont-Abbey on Wednesday.