Orange Track and Field

Jermyn, Alvis help Orange men’s, women’s track & field win Central Conference championships

Over the past three years, the Orange men’s track & field team has been anchored by its long distance runners.

In 2021, it was Spencer Hampton, The past two years, it was Gabriel Schmid.

Now, it’s Myles Jermyn.

On May 1, Jermyn won three individual championships and a relay event during the Central Conference Track & Field Championships at the John Kirby Sports Complex at Eastern Alamance High School in Mebane.

Orange claimed the men’s conference championship with 181.2 points. Cedar Ridge finished second with 96.3 points.

Behind the running of seniors Bree Harris and Adelyn Alvis, the Orange women’s track and field team also claimed the conference title, finishing with 150 points.

Once again, Cedar Ridge’s Naomi Dyreng had a strong performance for the Red Wolves. Dyreng won two conference crowns in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Dyreng won three Mideast Regional championships, in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters last year at Franklinton High School. Dyreng has also qualified for the 3A State Cross Country championships the past two years.

Jermyn helped Orange win six men’s conference championships. Jermyn won the 800 meters in a tight race where the top three competitors were separated by only just .38 of a second. Jermyn edged teammate Cyrus Neal to the finish line with a time of 2:03.55. Neal came in at 2:03.83. Henri Lanzoni of Walter Williams finished third at 2:03.93.

Jermyn had another close race with a teammate in the 1,600 meters. Jermyn edged Lucas Van Mater for first place at 4:38.10. Van Mater finished second only two-tenths-of-a-second behind Jermyn. In the 3,200 meters, Jermyn took first place, Van Mater finished second and Nathan Walters of Cedar Ridge came in third.

The Orange men won two relay events. Jermyn, Van Mater, Neal and Dallas Johnson earned first place in the 4×800 meter relay, timing out at 8:40.69.

Orange also claimed the 4×200 meter relay. Merveille Ndayiringiye, Malykahi Justice, Kingston Purefoy-Farrington and Jackson Patrick finished first at 1:32.88.

Orange senior Aedan Sampey finished first in the pole vault, clearing 12-feet-six inches. Sampey’s teammate, Kyse Devore, tied for second by clearing eleven feet. Cedar Ridge’s Ender Buchanan also cleared 11-feet.

Senior Jaylan Sorrells finished second in the discus and third in the shot put. He registered a distance of 122-feet, four-inches in the discus. In the shot put, he finished with a distance of 40-feet, 9-inches.

The Orange women won nine individual championships. Sophomore Adelyn Alvis won the only win once in a running event and another in a field event. Alvis captured the 400 meter dash at 1:02.64. She also captured the long jump at 16-feet-six inches. Typhany Cheek of Cedar Ridge finished second in the long jump at 16-feet-3.50 inches.

Cheek would take first place in the triple jump at 32-feet-11.50 inches.

Alvis also came in second in the 800 meters, only behind Ava Childress of Walter Williams.

The Cedar Ridge women’s relay team of Payton Castro, Chloe Bowers, Danielle Gala and Annora Leaf won the women’s 4×100 relay. They finished at 52.48 seconds.

Orange senior Bree Harris finished first in both hurdle events. She won the 100 meters at 17.43 seconds, then captured the 300 meters in 48.76 seconds.

Orange’s 4×200 relay team of Harris, Gianni Burnette, Asia Whitsett and Kayla Willey came in first at 4:23.29. Cedar Ridge’s Molly Alverson, Dyreng, Rebecca Fullwood and Leaf came in second.

Orange senior Grace Pell earned first place in the high jump at five feet. Pell finished second in the triple jump at 31-feet-four inches.

Orange had the top three placers in the pole vault. Lily Howard finished first at eight-feet. Clara Fowlkes finished second while Pell came in third.

Junior Iyauna Justice captured the conference championship in the shot put with a throw of 33-feet-9 inches.

The 3A State Championships are set for Saturday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

Orange cross country runner Gabriel Schmid signs with N.C. State

Over the past three years, Gabriel Schmid has become the most accomplished runner in Orange High history. On Wednesday afternoon, Schmid formally signed his letter of intent to run for the N.C. State men’s cross country team, which has won 16 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and nine Southeast Regional championships. Schmid is just the second runner in school history to win a state championship in cross country. He has two individual state championships, winning the 2022 title as a junior and once again in November as a senior. Unlike the summer of 2022, Schmid didn’t have the ability to train last summer because of a foot injury. Nonetheless, he helped the Orange men’s cross country team win the Central Conference championship and the 3A Mideast Regional championship. It was the second regional team title that Schmid helped Orange win. In addition to cross country, Schmid has won four 3A Mideast Regional championships in outdoor track & field in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters. Last year, he won the 3,200 meters state championship at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. Schmid also competed in the Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego last month. The ceremony to honor Schmid starts his final chapter with the Panthers. He will compete this indoor season for the Orange Track and Field team. He will then enroll at N.C. State in the spring. Gabriel’s mother, Gretchen, was on hand for the ceremony on Wednesday, as was his brother Grant.

Orange Panther of the Week: Myles Jermyn

This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is junior men’s cross country runner Myles Jermyn. This season, the Orange men’s cross country team won the 3A Mideast Regional championship for the second time in three years. They finished 2nd in the 3A State Championships. Jermyn Wass a major reason for the Panthers success. He finished eight in the Mideast Regional championship at Owens Rec Park in Louisburg on October 28. At the State Championship meet in Kernersville, Jermyn finished 27th to help the Panthers finish with 93 points, second only to Croatan. Jermyn finished second in the Central Conference championship meet at Lake Cammma Course in Burlington on October 18 with a time of 17:37.41. He finished second to his teammate Gabriel Schmid, who won the 3A State Championship. Jermyn’s runner-up finish helped Orange win the Central Conference championship for the third straight year. Last week, Jermyn started his indoor track & field season by finishing second in the 3,200 meters at the East Chapel Hill Polar Bear #2 at Dave Thaden Stadium. He has already qualified for the state championships in the 3,200 meters with a time of 9:56.35. Jermyn’s father, Kevin, is the head cross country coach at Elon University. Myles will have plenty to look forward to as he continues the indoor track & field season this winter.

Schmid ends cross country career at Foot Locker National Championships in San Diego

In most sports, there is an offseason.

It’s something that Gabriel Schmid is unfamiliar with.

Just after winning his second NCHSAA 3A State Championship last month in Kernersville, he concluded the day by going out for another run.

Just three weeks later, Schmid ran in the South Regional Cross Country Championships at McAlpline Greenway in Charlotte. He was the top runner from North Carolina, crossing the finish line in 7th place at 14:57.90 in a field of 210 runners.

On Saturday, Schmid ran his final high school cross country race when he competed in the Foot Locker National Championships at Balboa Park in San Diego. He came in 16th in the country at 15:41.60, just three seconds behind Patrick Noon of Tallahassee, Florida, who finished first in the South Regionals last month.

Drew Griffith of Butler, Pennsylvania came in first at 15:06.90.

While Schmid will continue his cross country career in college, his final high school race marks the end of an era for Orange cross country. With Schmid as its leader, the Panthers won two Mideast Regional and three Central Conference championships since 2021.

Last year, Schmid became just the second runner in Orange High history to win a state championship in cross country and the first at the 3A level. Bradsher Wilkins was Orange’s first cross country champion in 1997 at the 4A level. Wilkins won again in 1998.

Schmid has been a competitor throughout the course of his life.

As a 5th grader living in Longmont, Colorado, Schmid went to the Junior World Cross Cross Country Championships in Minneapolis and New Mexico. He competed in American Ninja Warrior competitions.

Schmid was born in Phoenix, Arizona and eventually moved to Portland, Oregon. Schmid’s father works for Topcon Healthcare, which provides medical software to eye doctors. With a chance to leave the Pacific Northwest, Schmid’s father eschewed a move to New Jersey and chose to live in Efland instead.

As a sophomore, Schmid played two fall sports. He was a regular performer for the Orange men’s soccer team, but opted to go into cross country full time after he broke 16 minutes under head coach Brian Schneidewind. Schmid is quick to point out he broke 16:00 before his teammate Spencer Hampton, who graduated in 2022. That’s when he decided to leave soccer behind and focus on one sport in the fall.

Like Schmid, Hampton went on to become an All-State runner who won a regional championship in the 3,200 meters in 2022 at Southern Lee High School in Sanford.

Schmid, who was also named the Central Conference Male Runner of the Year for the second straight year last month, will continue with his track and field career in March. Last May, Schmid won the 3A State Championship in the 3,200 meters at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. He finished with a time of 9:14.94, become the first Orange athlete to win a state championship in track and field since Jamar Davis in 2018.

Schmid won two Mideast Regional cross country championship in 2022 and 2023. In addition, he won two regional Mideast Regional championships in outdoor track and field in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters in Franklinton. He finished second in the state championships in the 1,600 meters last May.

With the state championship in track and field, Schmid joined an impressive list of names from Orange’s past. The first-ever Panther to win a state title in track and field was Alvis Whitted, who was named the Most Outstanding Performer of the 1993 4A championships in Chapel Hill. Whitted would go on to play football at N.C. State and is still the only Orange Panther to play in a Super Bowl. Whitted was deployed on special teams for the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego against Tampa Bay. Whitted is now the wide receivers coach with the Utah Utes after stints with the Wisconsin Badgers, the Colorado State Rams and one year with the Green Bay Packers.

Davis competed for N.C. State for five years and participated in the Penn Relays in 2018.

 

 

The Long Run–Orange’s Schmid wins second 3A Cross Country State Championship, Orange men finish 2nd overall

The old saying at the Masters every April is “the tournament doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday.”

At the 3A State Cross Country state championship on Saturday, the event didn’t start on the first mile.

As far as Gabriel Schmid was concerned, it started on the second. The other 166 runners didn’t find out until it was too late.

The first mile, Schmid played it easy running with the group, hanging back just a bit. When the second mile started, several months worth of training kicked in.

“The plan was to kick in and roll for the second mile,” Schmid said. “Just bang mile after mile and we did that. That’s the pace we had run all season. It was a strategy we developed. When you go into these bigger races, anything can happen. It can be totally running all out as a team and make it a full sprint, then just die around the finish line. Or it can be we run the first mile in five minutes, take the second mile in 4:55, then lay the hammer down in the final mile. You have to be prepared for either one.”

Schmid’s instincts, along with his team, proved correct once again at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville on Saturday.

Schmid won the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A Men’s State Cross County Championship for the second year in a row, crossing the finish line at 15:14.75. The runner-up, Tyrese Cone of Croatan, came in 33 seconds behind Schmid at 15:48.42.

In his final cross country race for Orange in an NCHSAA-sanctioned event, Schmid improved on his time from last year’s state championship race. And he won by a wider margin. In 2022, Schmid completed the 3.1-mile course in 15:44.28, beating Stephen Fernetti of North Lincoln in 16 seconds.

Schmid became just the fourth runner in the history of Orange County to win back-to-back individual state championships. Orange’s Bradsher Wilkins won consecutive state crowns at the 4A level in 1997-1998. Cedar Ridge’s A.J. Tucker is the only Red Wolf to ever win a state cross country championship, winning the 2A titles in 2011 and 2012. Taylor Gilland of Chapel Hill captured the 4A championships in 2007 & 2008.

As a team, Orange had its best-ever finish in a state championship meet, finishing runner-up to defending state champion Croatan. The Panthers registered 93 points. Croatan claimed its second straight team crown with 67 points. Orange’s team of Lucas Van Mater, Alden Cathey, Myles Jermyn, Peter Musser, Nolan Hufner, and Cyrus Neal won the Mideast Regional Championship at Franklinton High School, its second regional crown in three years.

Cedar Ridge sophomore Ryan Matthews qualified for the state championships for the second consecutive year. He crossed the finish line at 17:49.52, finishing 93rd overall.

Schmid, who completed a run on Saturday night after winning his second state championship, was confident in his chances to earn another individual crown. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Schmid competed in the American Ninja Warrior while living in Longmont, Colorado in middle school. He ran in the Junior World Championships in Minneapolis and New Mexico while living in Vancouver, Washington before his family moved to Hillsborough four years ago.

Schmid now has three individual state championships overall. He also won the 3,200 meters in the 3A State Outdoor Track and Field Championships at North Carolina A&T University last May. In addition to two individual cross country regional championships, he also won two Mideast Regional titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters last May at Franklinton. He finished second in the state championships in the 1,600 meters.

“Obviously, I’ve taken running a lot farther than any of those sports,” Schmid said. “The will to be the best at something or set a goal for something that won’t come overnight. That’s what makes me tick. If I can’t have it tomorrow, then I’m going to work for it.”

Yet just two years ago, cross country wasn’t his only fall sport. He was also a men’s soccer player for Orange under head coach Palmer Bowman.

“My mom sat me down and told me I needed to choose between one or the other,” Schmid said. “I was a whole lot better at running than I was at soccer.”

At the Great American Cross Country Festival in Cary, Schmid broke 16-minutes for the first time. That’s when he decided to leave soccer behind.

“Coach Bowman was very supportive,” Schmid said.

Six months later, Schmid finished second in the 3,200 meters in the State Outdoor Championships.

In addition to running, Schmid also volunteers for the Efland Fire Department, where he’s frequently on call. There’s training on Thursday night. Out of the department’s 700 calls in 2022, Schmid ran 203 of them.

The entire Cedar Ridge team qualified for the women’s race. As a squad, the Red Wolves finished 12th out of 18 teams. Naomi Dyreng, the Central Carolina Conference individual champion, was the highest Red Wolf finisher, coming in 17th at 19:43.71. Junior Abigail Klaitman finished 47th (20:44.40), while freshman Kate Finnegan crossed the finish line in 113th place (22:51.32). Cedar Ridge junior Anna Peterson finished 130th (23:46.44), while freshman Safiyya Frej came in 141st (25:00.05). Another Red Wolf freshman, Samantha Quade, finished 146th. Freshman Grace Whitaker came in 148th (25:45.02).

 

 

 

Running Free; Orange men’s cross country wins Mideast Regional title, Schmid wins 2nd regional championship

There’s no need to ask Gabriel Schmid what his goal is for his final cross country race at Orange High this Saturdfay.

Ever since he crossed the finish line first to win the 3A State Cross Country championship last November, his goal has been to repeat.

The only thing he would like to change in his final trip to the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville would be for his teammates to join him on stage as team state champions.

For the second time in three years, the Orange men’s cross country team won the Mideast Regional Championship on Saturday at Franklinton High School. Running on the grassy terrain in Louisburg, Schmid won the individual championship, crossing the finish line at  16:19.50, beating out Ethan Rich of Western Harnett by seven seconds.

A week after the Panthers won the Central Carolina Conference championship, Orange’s top four runners all finished in the top eight. Sophomore Lucas Van Mater finished fourth overall at 16:39.69, while senior Alden Cathey came in sixth (16:59.41). Sophomore Myles Jermyn crossed the finish line eighth (17:06.22)

It was a full circle experience for Schmid. In 2021, Orange won the Mideast Championship behind the leadership of then-senior Spencer Hampton, who came in second overall. Schmid, then a sophomore, finished fourth overall.

“The course was amazing,” Schmid said. “It was like a golf course. The grass was perfect and our team was phenomenal”

Orange’s Nolan Hufner came in 19th to help the Panthers hold off Northern Nash for the team championship. The Panthers finished with 38 points, while the Knights had 60.

The Orange men have now won three straight conference championships, as well as two of the last three Mideast Conference titles.

For the second year in a row, Cedar Ridge sophomore Ryan Matthews qualified for the state championships individually. Matthews finished 21 at 18:27.03. Edgar Ibarra finished 26th for the Red Wolves at 18:35.53.

Last year, Schmid became just the second runner in Orange history to win a state cross country championship. In 1997, Bradsher Wilkins won the 4A State Championship as a junior. The following year, Wilkins repeated as state champion.

As a team, Orange is the second seed going into Saturday’s state championships. Croatan, who edged Orange during the North Carolina Runners Elite Invitational in Kernersville on October 14, will be the top seed. Croatan had 69 points during the event while Orange finished with 78.

Cedar Ridge has had one individual men’s cross country champion in school history. A.J. Tucker won a pair of 2A State Championships, the first in 2011. He repeated in 2012.

The Cedar Ridge women’s team qualified for the state championships with a fourth place finish in the Mideast Regionals. Led by junior Naomi Dyreng, who won the Central Carolina Conference individual championship last week at Lake Cammack Course in Burlington, the Red Wolves finished third as a team with 123 points. Carrboro won the team regional championship with 56 points. Walter Williams, who edged Cedar Ridge to take the CCC team title, finished second at 111 points.

Dyreng finished third overall with a time of 20:10.56. It will be Dyreng’s second trip to the state championships.

Freshman Brinkley Robinson of Franklinton won the state championship, pacing the field at 19:35.34. Robinson finished thirty seconds ahead of runner-up Addison Barlett of Durham School of the Arts, who came in at 20:05.06.

Cedar Ridge junior Abigail Klaitman finished seventh at 21:13.84. Red Wolf freshman Kate Finnegan finished 24th in her first regional meet at 23:47.44. Anna Peterson of the Red Wolves came in 42nd. Red Wolf freshman Safiyya Frej (52nd at 26:30.09), Samantha Quade (54th at 26:42.72) and Gracie Whitaker also finished for the Red Wolves.

Orange’s top female finisher was senior Channing Mahaney, who came in 57th. Grace Pell came in 58th for the Lady Panthers. Arely Cabarera also competed for Orange.

 

Orange Panther of the Week: Gabriel Schmid

This week’s Orange Panther of the Week is senior runner Gabriel Schmid. The most accomplished cross country competitor at  Orange High since the turn of the century, Schmid was honored at halftime of Orange’s football game against Montgomery Central on Friday night. Last November, Schmid won the 3A Cross Country State Championship at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville. He finished with a time of 15:44.28, more then 15 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor. He became just the second Orange individual state champion in men’s cross country, and the first to win at 3A. Two weeks ago, Schmid started his senior season with a win in Orange’s first Central Carolina Conference meet of the year at Person High School in Roxboro. Schmid finished at 18:39, some 46 seconds ahead of the nearest finisher. Orange won the meet. Last week, the Orange men’s cross country team won a meet at Lake Macintosh in Burlington. Once again, Schmid finished first at 18:34.0. The Panthers had eight of the top ten finishers to win the meet. As a sophomore, Schmid was a top runner for the Orange team that won the Mideast Regional championship for the first time in school history. Schmid is aiming to become just the 27th multi-time state men’s cross country champion in state history this November. While he isn’t busy running, Schmid has been a volunteer for the Efland Fire Department. Regardless of where Schmid goes from here, he will go down as one of the greatest athletes in school history.

Orange notebook: Panther volleyball wins 7th straight behind Jordan’s 17 kills; Schmid finishes first in XC meet

Another week goes by and the Orange volleyball team remains in first place in the Central Carolina Conference.

Not only that, but the three top contenders to stop Orange from its first conference championship in over 15 years have been turned back by the Lady Panthers in the opening three matches of league play.

On Thursday night, Orange made its long-awaited return home with a 3-0 sweep of Person. The Lady Panthers, who had played its past nine matches on the road, remain the only undefeated teaming the CCC at 3-0.

It was the Lady Panthers first home match since August 15.

Sophomore Aubrey Jordan finished with a career-high 17 kills while sophomore setter Katie Silcott had 31 assists. Senior Ella Wimsatt registered 12 kills and 15 digs as Orange won its seventh straight match. Sophomore Ava Wilkerson added nine kills, two aces and two blocks.

Person (4-5, 1-2) dropped its third straight match to Orange.

Orange dominated the opening set 25-8, reeling off an 8-2 run behind three kills from Wimsatt. Jordan had a block and a kill for the final points of the set.

It appeared the second stanza would follow a similar path. Orange jumped out to an 11-3 lead behind an ace from Wilkerson and consecutive kills from Wimsatt. Person roared back with a 9-1 run to seven the match at 12-12, the tying point coming from sophomore Abby Sharlow off a pass from Miriam Clayton. The Rockets increased its lead to 21-18 following a block from Clayton, but Orange rallied to even the set 23-23 after the Rockets were called for a net violation. Person had a set point after a return from Orange went wide, but the subsequent serve went into the net. Even 25-25, Jordan notched a kill. On set point, Jordan’s attack was returned wide by the Rockets, giving Orange a 2-sets-to-nothing lead.

Orange got off to another strong start in the third set, leading 7-3 following a point by Wilkerson. Once again, Person rallied off strong plays by Kaylie Parker and Clayton, narrowing Orange’s lead to 13-12 until Wilkerson scored off a block. That spawned a 5-1 Panther run which included an ace by Abby Silinski and two kills by Wimsatt. Jordan racked up kills on the final two points of the match, which sent the Orange student section into jubilation, many of them adorned in neon yellow safety vets who traded taunts with Person students at the other end of the gym throughout the night.

On Friday night (tonight), Orange will travel up Highway 57 to face Roxboro Community School. Last week, Person defeated their crosstown rival in five sets.

Men’s cross country: Orange 19, Williams 43, Person 62, Eastern Alamance n/a: Two months from the 3A State Cross Country state championships and Orange’s Gabriel Schmid appears in midseason form.

Schmid, the 2022 3A State Cross County Champion, earned his second victory of the season during Orange’s meet at Walter Williams high School in Burlington on Wednesday. Schmid finished at 18:34.0, beating Williams Easton Freeman by five seconds.

Orange had five of the top six runners. Alden Cathey finished third (18:50.1), while Myles Jermyn came in fourth (19:02.0), followed by Lucas Van Mater (19:17.6), and Peter Musser in sixth place (19:28.6).

Cyrus Neal (8th), Nolan Hufner (9th) and Aidan Viola (10th) had top ten finishes for Orange. It was Orange’s second win in a conference meet in as many weeks. Last week, the Orange men finished first at Person.

Women’s cross country: Williams 18, Orange 31, Person 70, Eastern Alamance n/a: Caroline Cathey was the top finisher for the Orange women’s cross country meet at the Williams meet. Cathey finished fifth at 28:00.2, a split second behind Williams Sofia Anaya, who came in a 28:00.0. Grace Pell came in sixth for the Lady Panthers (28:43.2), while Kassi Scarantino came in seventh, one-tenth of a second behind Pell. Orange’s Channing Mahaney finished in ninth place. Orange’s Mia Blake finished 11th, while Harper Trust finished 14th (32.56.9).

Williams won the meet with the top four finishers. Lucy Lowe was at the head of the pack at 26:50.9, while Avery LaPlante was runner-up at 26:58.8.

Alumni Update: Davis ends N.C. State career as an 2nd-team All-American

Jamar Davis: Davis ended a successful track & field career at N.C. State in June in the NCAA Championships in Austin, TX on June 9th. He had a leap of 15.65 meters in the men’s triple jump to finish as a second-team All-American. He finished in 14th place nationally. Davis was a second-team All-American in his freshman year of the NCAA Indoor Track and Field championships. Davis will go down as one of the greatest all-around athletes in Orange High history. In his senior year, Davis won an individual state championship and was named Most Outstanding Performer at the 3A State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He also was the leading scorer for the men’s soccer team, which reached the 2nd round of the 3A State Playoffs. Earlier in his career, he was a wrestler on three Orange teams that won Big 8 Conference championships.

Mia Davidson: It’s been a summer full of softball for Davidson. She started with Athletes Unlimited AUX, then journeyed to Dublin, Ireland to play for the United States in the qualifying rounds of the Women’s Softball World Cup. The United States won all four of its games in order to qualify for the World Cup Finals, which will be held in Italy next June. In Ireland, Davidson served mostly as a reserve. She served as a pinch-hitter in America’s 1-0 win over Australia on July 13. On July 12, the Americans won 15-0 over Botswana. Davidson backed up catcher Sahvanna Jaquish, entered the game as a pinch-hitter, drew a walk and scored a run off a single by Hannah Flippen. Davidson also played in the American’s 5-0 win over Chinese Taipei. The U.S. won all four games and didn’t surrender a run in the entire tournament. Over the weekend, Davidson started her second season with Athletes Unlimited. In the opening week, Davidson was drafted by Team McCleney. In the opening game that started on Friday, Davidson hit a grand slam. The game was suspended by rain but resumed on Monday at the Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, IL. Team McCleney won 8-3. Davidson was selected as the 3rd MVP which earned her 20 additional points. On Saturday, Team Mulipola defeated Team McCleney 3-1. Davidson went 0-for-3 with a walk. On Sunday, Team McCleney edged Team Rhodes 4-3 in a thrilling game. Davidson went 1-for-3 with a walk. At the end of the first week, Davidson is 10th in the Athletes Unlimited points standings with 314. On Monday night, Davidson was selected to play on Team Sierra Romero for this weekend’s three-game series.

Bryse Wilson: On Monday night, Wilson closed out the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Wilson threw a scoreless ninth inning, striking out one and walking one. As of Monday night, the Brewers are one-and-a-half games behind the Cincinnati Reds for first place in the National League Central. Wilson has pitched 35 games this season. He is 3-0 with three saves and a 3.38 earned run average. Last month, Wilson had four straight appearances without giving up a run, starting with a 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on July 6 at Miller Park. On July 21, Wilson faced his former team, the Atlanta Braves. He threw three scoreless innings, striking out five, but the Braves went on to win 6-4.

Joey McMullin: On Sunday, McMullin announced he would play the remaining two years of his college basketball eligibility at Division III Methodist University in Fayetteville. For the past two years, McMullin has played at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, which were among the most successful in the 15-year history of the program. Last year, the Flyers finished 30-4, which included an 18-game winning streak, and won the Region 10 regular season and tournament championships. Sandhills was ranked #1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III polls nine times during the season. McMullin was the second-leading scorer on the team with 14 points per game. He also averaged 3.8 rebounds per game.

Aidan McAllister: Following the conclusion of baseball season in June, McAllister announced he was entering his name in the transfer portal after one season at Hofstra University. A former All-Central Carolina Conference performer at Cedar Ridge, McAllister didn’t play in a game for the Pride during his only season in Nassau County, New York.