Darius Satterfield; Satterfield is serving as Mr. Sophomore during his second year at Elizabeth City State this academic year. Satterfield is a part of the Royal Court at ECSU, which is comprised of eight students. Last week, Winston-Salem State defeated the Vikings 24-7 in ECSU’s CIAA opener. Satterfield was busy. He had seven punts for an average of an average of 41 yards. He had a career-high 88 yard punt. Elizabeth City State’s game against Shaw has been moved to tomorrow (Sunday) due to inclement weather by the coast.
Payton Wilson: The N.C. State football team had a wild 24-21 win over Virginia at Scott Stadium on Friday night. Once again, Wilson led the Wolfpack with 13 tackles, including one-half of a sack. Wilson had led the Wolfpack in tackles in each of its four games thus far in 2023. Last Saturday, in a 45-7 win over VMI, Wilson had nine tackles and a pass breakup. N.C. State is 3-1 and will host Louisville next Friday night at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Braxton Mergenthal: The Division III Hampden-Sydney football team rolled past Greensboro College 58-28 at Pride Field last week. Mergenthal, a former Cedar Ridge interior lineman, had a tackle. The Tigers are 2-1 and will host Bridgewater next Saturday.
Bryse Wilson: The Milwaukee Brewers are one win away from the National League Central division championship. On Friday, the Brewers routed the Miami Marlins 16-1 at loanDepot Park. Wilson threw the eighth inning and allowed one home run, the only Marlins tally of the game. He struck out one. This will be Wilson’s second trip to the playoff in his Major League career. In 2020, he helped the Atlanta Braves reach the National League Championship Series, where he defeated Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of that best-of-seven series. On Wednesday, Wilson threw a shutout inning of relief with one walk in a 8-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Last Monday, Wilson threw the eighth inning in St.Louis’ 1-0 win over the Brewers. He allowed one hit.
Ivy Garner: The Liberty women’s soccer team is now 10-0. The Flames defeated VMI 2-0 at Drill Field on Sunday. Garner started and played 39 minutes. On Thursday, Liberty defeated Middle Tennessee 1-0 in its Conference USA opener at Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium in Murfreesboro, TN. Garner started as a midfielder and played 60 minutes, firing three shots. She has started all ten of the Flames’ games thus far.
Emerson Talley: The Division II Lenoir-Rhyne women’s soccer team remains undefeated at 4-0-3. On Wednesday, the Bears defeated Anderson 3-0 at Spero Financial Field in Anderson, SC. Talley started as a midfielder and played 41 minutes. Last Sunday, the Bears won its South Atlantic Conference opener when they defeated Limestone 3-0 at Saints Field. Talley had two shots, one of them on net. She played the full 90 minutes. Lenoir-Rhyne is 2-0 in the SAC and faces Mars Hill today.
Allie Wilkerson: The Division III Averett University volleyball team defeated Randolph College 3-1 on scores of 25-13, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-23 on Tuesday at Giles Gymnasium in Lynchburg, VA. Wilkerson played all four sets and registered four kills, two digs and one ace. Averett is now 8-4 overall, 3-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. They will face Eastern Mennonite University later today (Saturday).