West Iredell tops West Caldwell

West Caldwell’s Elizabeth Sherwood (9) battles for control with West Iredell Yanet Romero (4) during Thursday’s game in Gamewell. Sherwood scored a goal for the Warriors.

Elizabeth Sherwood scored the lone goal for West Caldwell as the Warriors suffered a 4-1 loss at home to West Iredell on Thursday.

Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Warriors (2-9-1) will host East Burke at 5 p.m. Tuesday and will close at Draughn on Thursday. Kickoff for that game is set for 5 p.m.

In other soccer action Thursday, South Caldwell’s Alyssa Plantone scored two goals, and Joanna Hindman added another in the Spartans’ 3-0 win over Alexander Central.

Madison Austin had two assists, and Kylie Heavner had a clean sheet in goal for South Caldwell (4-7). The Spartans will close the regular season at 6 p.m. Monday at home against Watauga.

Hibriten and Fred T. Foard battled to a 0-0 tie Thursday in a showdown for the Northwestern Foothills Athletic Conference championship.

The tie assures the Tigers of the championship, and the Panthers (10-1-1) are locked into second place.

Hibriten closes the regular season with a pair of home matches. The Panthers will host Bunker Hill at 5 p.m. Tuesday and West Iredell at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Softball Spartans 2, Cougars 1

Kadie Becker allowed only one hit and rang up 10 strikeouts as South Caldwell won at Alexander Central in a defensive battle Thursday.

Maddie Carpenter had two hits for the Spartans (11-1, 11-0 Northwest 3A/4A), while Jasmine Hall, Kaylee Anderson and Zoe Shatley had one hit each.

The Spartans host Watauga at 6 p.m. Monday and are scheduled to visit Crest (11-0) in a non-conference matchup to close out the regular season.

In other action, West Caldwell won its second game in a row with an 11-6 win over West Iredell and will host East Burke at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Hibriten was an 8-2 winner at Foard on Thursday. The Panthers (12-0) will close the regular season with home games against Bunker Hill on Tuesday and West Iredell on Thursday.

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South Caldwell’s boys qualified for the 4A state team tournament. Mac Helton finished third overall in the boys’ individual standings. Ashton Fox finished tied for fourth, while Mason Lewis tied for seventh.

Lana McCall and Rylee Farr finished tied for sixth in the girls’ individual standings. Jenna Jackson finished tied for ninth, and Shelbi Hall finished tied for 15th.