Winter Sports Roundup: 1/8-1/15

Jordan-Matthews, Chatham Charter rise in boys basketball power rankings


Boys Basketball

Northwood started the week with an 80-26 win over Cummings Wednesday. Seniors Drake Powell and Fred Whitaker combined for 37 points in the victory.

The Chargers pulled out a tough, 66-42, win over Chatham Central Friday. Despite Chatham Central junior Reid Albright reaching 1000 career points during the game, Northwood held the talented scorer to just seven points.

Northwood finished the week with a 47-63 loss to Myers Park, the No. 3 team in the nation according to MaxPreps, Saturday.

Chatham Central picked up back-to-back losses during the week, losing to Cedar Ridge, 52-53, on Jan. 8.

Jordan-Matthews won a back and forth battle over Seaforth, 62-59, Friday. Junior Brennen Oldham led the Jets with 25 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks.

Seaforth lost to Eastern Alamance, 54-86, Monday.

Chatham Charter beat Woods Charter Wednesday, 64-29. Junior Brennan LaVelle led the Knights with 24 points.

The Knights followed that with a 71-49 win over Clover Garden School Friday. Seniors Jonah Ridgill and Aidan Allred combined for 47 points in the win.

Week of Jan. 8 Power Rankings

  1. Northwood
  2. Chatham Central
  3. Jordan-Matthews
  4. Chatham Charter
  5. Seaforth
  6. Woods Charter

Girls Basketball

Northwood started its week with a 48-9 win over Cummings on Jan. 9. The Chargers followed that by beating Chatham Central, 55-20, Friday.

Sophomore Mikaylah Glover led the Chargers with 19 points and 13 rebounds in the win over the Bears.

Chatham Central also lost to Cedar Ridge, 35-46, on Jan. 8.

Seaforth beat Jordan-Matthews Friday, 63-12. Senior Hannah Ajayi scored a team-high 17 points in the victory.

The Hawks beat Rolesville on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, 58-45.

Chatham Charter went undefeated during the week, beating Woods Charter Wednesday, 54-40, and Clover Garden School Friday, 64-38. Freshman Hannah Headen led the way with 18 points in the win over the Grizzlies.

Week of Jan. 8 Power Rankings

  1. Seaforth

2. Northwood

3. Chatham Charter

4. Chatham Central

5. Jordan-Matthews

6. Woods Charter


In a tri-meet with Chatham Central, Jordan-Matthews and Central Carolina Academy Wednesday, Jordan-Matthews beat Chatham Central, 36-30 and Central Carolina Academy, 48-36. Chatham Central lost to Central Carolina Academy, 36-39.

Chatham Central competed in the Greg Hardin Invitational Saturday and beat Lee County, 36-30, but the Bears also fell to Asheboro, Eastern Randolph, North Iredell and South Davidson.

Jordan-Matthews wrestled in the Silver Fox Invitational Saturday and had two wrestlers, Nermiah Page (113 pounds) and Jakari Blue (190 pounds) finish fourth in their respective weight classes.

In Saturday’s Jolly Roger Invitational, Seaforth wrestlers Gabe Rogers (106 pounds), Jordan Miller (113 pounds) and Layne Armstrong (126 pounds) finished first in their respective weight classes. Judge Lloyd (175 pounds) came in second, and Keira Rosenmarkle won first for the girls 152-pound division.‌


First place finishers in Asheboro, Ledford, Chatham Central and Jordan-Matthews meet on Jan. 8:

Jesse Eskelund (Chatham Central, Boys 100 meters butterfly and Boys 100 meters backstroke)‌

First place finishers in Asheboro’s open meet Wednesday:

Charley Howard, Eva Wahieb, Sydney Burleigh, Sydney Haire (Seaforth, Girls 200 meters medley relay), Christian Smith Pumalpa, Jesse Sikes, Morgan Turner, Marshall Goller (Northwood, Boys 200 meters medley relay), Charley Howard, Charlie Ann George, Sydney Haire, Piper Bailey (Seaforth, Girls 400 meters freestyle relay), Holly Thesing (Northwood, Girls 200 meters freestyle), Christian Smith Pumalpa (Northwood, Boys 200 meters freestyle), Benjamin Lajoie (Seaforth, Boys 200 meters individual medley, Boys 400 meters freestyle), Eva Wahieb (Seaforth, Girls 50 meters freestyle), Jesse Sikes (Northwood, Boys 50 meters freestyle, Boys 100 meters breastroke), Sydney Burleigh (Seaforth, Girls 100 meters butterfly), Jesse Eskelund (Chatham Central, Boys 100 meters freestyle), Charley Howard (Seaforth, Girls 100 meters backstroke), Ken Gatimu (Seaforth, Boys 100 meters backstroke).

Indoor Track

Top five finishers at the East Chapel Hill Polar Bear Meet Saturday:

Lucas Smith (Chatham Charter, third in Boys 55 meter dash and first in Boys 500 meter dash), Johnson Brekke (Seaforth, fourth in Boys 3200 meter run), William Cuicchi (Seaforth, first in Boys 1600 meter run), Asher Aldridge (Seaforth, fifth in Boys 55 meter hurdles), Seaforth (second in Boys 4x400 meter relay, third in Boys 4x800 meter relay, second in Girls 4x400 meter relay, first in Girls 4x800 meter relay), Jordan-Matthews (fourth in Boys 4x800 meter relay), Juana Jimenez (Seaforth, first in Girls 3200 meter run), Claire Morgan (Seaforth, third in Girls 3200 meter run), Grace Murphy (Woods Charter, fourth in Girls 3200 meter run), Caidence Bazemore (Seaforth, fifth in Girls 3200 meter run), Cassidy Deshazo (Jordan-Matthews, second in Girls 55 meter hurdles), Lily McFall (Seaforth, fifth in Girls shot put)