Women’s Golf: Last year, one of the Durham sisters qualified for the 3A Central Regionals in women’s golf. This year, they both did.
In the final Central Carolina Conference meet of the season, Sarah and Samantha Durham both reached the regional round at Mill Creek Golf Club in Mebane. In an 18-hole event, Sarah finished with a 108 and wound up in sixth place overall in the conference. Samantha Durham finished 11th for the season.
In addition, Cedar Ridge’s Olivia Aitkin also qualified for the Central Regionals. Aitkin is a three-sport athlete at Cedar Ridge. She has also won a conference championship for the Cedar Ridge softball team, and has also advanced to regionals in swimming.
During a regular match at Mill Creek on October 11, Samantha Durham was Orange’s leading competitor, shooting a 56 over nine holes. Sarah Durham shot a 59. Shannon Dorsi, Kayla Pope and Lucia Goodinez also competed for Orange.
The regionals will take place on Tuesday at Greensboro National Golf Club and will be hosted by Western Alamance.
Men’s Soccer: Orange 1, Cedar Ridge 1
The final leg of the Hillsborough Derby wound up going the distance on Monday night. Orange and Cedar Ridge finished in a 1-1 tie after two, 10-minute overtime periods.
After a scoreless first half, the Red Wolves got the opening goal when junior midfielder Evan Sredzienski won a dual at midfield and sent a crossing pass across the box that was headed in by co-Captain Jorge Salazar with 29:19 remaining.
Only two minutes later, Orange’s Darius Corbett notched the equalizer on a penalty kick. The Panthers drew the penalty when junior Tyler Mann was tripped in the box.
Both teams had changes to get the advantage over the final 25 minutes. Cedar Ridge goalkeeper Benjamin Weaver made several big saves in the overtime periods. Salazar nearly scored another goal off a header in the initial overtime session, which was saved by Orange junior goalkeeper Connor McMurtry.
On Wednesday night, Orange defeated Person 4-2 in Roxboro. The Panthers are 6-11-1 overall, 3-6-1 in the CCC.
The Red Wolves had a game against Eastern Alamance delayed on Wednesday night. It will be rescheduled. Cedar Ridge is 6-10-1 overall, 5-3-1 in the CCC. The Red Wolves will journey to Western Alamance on Monday.
Women’s Tennis: Cedar Ridge 5, Western Alamance 1:
In its final Central Carolina Conference of the season, Cedar Ridge defeated Western Alamance 5-1 in Elon. Sophomore Cameron Mayhew earned a victory at #1 singles, winning 6-4, 7-5. In her last regular season match, senior co-Captain Hannah Shinnick won at #3 singles 7-5, 6-2. Another senior co-Captain, Olivia Kelly, captured a victory at #5 singles 6-3, 6-3.
Freshman Ella Caltabianco won at #4 singles 7-5, 6-1.
Cedar Ridge freshman Adeline Cummings wrapped up the day with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at #6 singles.
With the Central Carolina Conference Tournament slated to start at noon on Friday at Burlington Tennis Courts, the coaches opted not to play doubles since Cedar Ridge clinched the match.
The Red Wolves conclude the regular season with a 6-7 overall record, 5-5 in the CCC.
Orange 9, J.F. Webb 0
On Tuesday, the Orange women’s tennis team journeyed to Oxford, where they defeated the Warriors in its final non conference dual match of the season.
Senior Tea Jones, sophomore Erin Sollars, sophomore Isabelle Lynn, junior Madelyn Horn, and sophomore Zoe Vantubbrgh all claimed wins for Orange in single-set, eight-game matches.
In doubles, Lynn teamed with Isabel Jones for a victory at #1 doubles. Katelyn Van Mater, who is now a three-sport athlete at Orange, teamed with Sydney Rogers for a victory at #2 doubles.
The following day, Orange defeated Person 8-0. The Lady Panthers ended the regular season with a 15-4 overall record. It’s widely believed among some longtime Orange High observers that the 15 wins are a school record. Orange finished 7-3 in the CCC and is in contention for a wildcard birth in the 3A State Dual Playoffs.