High School Baseball
East Rutherford (14-2, 9-2) now has the Southwestern 2A lead over Chase (12-3, 8-3) with R-S Central (11-5, 7-4) and South Point (7-8, 6-6) trailing them both.
Only four Conference games remain with R-S Central playing twice this week and then East Rutherford on 4/30 and 5/3. While all four will have to come to play every night, I have a feeling that all four are going to cause a problem when the playoffs begin, should South Point make it.
Chase (13-1, 11-0) still leads the Southwestern 2A as R-S Central (13-6, 10-1) remains behind one game. The two play twice this week and only four league games remain.
East Rutherford (8-6, 6-4) will finish no worse than fourth in the league, but one more win secures a third place finish and a playoff spot.
Chase has R-S Central twice this week. R-S Central will host East Rutherford on 4/30 and go to East Rutherford on 5/3.
R-S Central (10-2-1, 5-1) continues to prove strong as they hold the lead in Southwestern 2A play. Just four league games remain with a visit to Shelby at South Point. They have already lost to Shelby once, they hold the tiebreaker over South Point since the Lady Hilltoppers won the first meeting.
Meanwhile, Thomas Jefferson (9-2-1, 8-1) will finish no worse than second in the Southern Piedmont 1A, but if they could beat Lincoln Charter on 4/23, then they would share the league title.
In case you missed them, here are some outstanding players from this spring season so far:
Maddie Summer (R-S Central softball)- Has 21 RBI and hitting .419 on the year.
Talayla Forney (Chase softball)- Hitting .481 has 26 hits in 54 at-bats with 8 doubles.
Hannah Haynes (TJCA Ladies soccer)- Has 27 goals and 9 assist.
Margaret Schweppe ( TJCA Ladies Soccer)- Has 21 goals and 8 assist.
Morgan Hil (R-S Central Ladies Soccer)- Has 18 goals and 17 assist.
There was a time many of us thought Tiger Woods was done. Yes, I even fell for it as well. Considering all of the on and off the course issues over the last decade or so...Tiger is back. Personal issues, health, and even trying to find his game again has been problematic. Woods has been competitive, but not unbelievable. This past weekend, Woods did exactly what most can't do. He played the course. He didn't play himself and he didn't play against anybody on the course, only the course was his challenge. And for a moment in time, we saw the rebirth of the old Tiger on Sunday.
Finally, the streak is over. Martin Truex Jr. has a Cup win on a short track. Truex has come close a number of times, but he finally converted on the 81st try. He is solid at Martinsville and Richmond, so this might start a string of short track wins when the second round of them come up this season. The next race is at Talladega on the 28th.
Happy Easter everyone!