North Caroline High Athletics

SALISBURY — Quarterback Wyatt LaClair scored on a pair of 1-yard sneaks Friday night, as North Caroline High’s football team defeated Wicomico, 20-0, at Wicomico County Stadium’s Charlie Berry Field.

The Bulldogs (2-0) took a 6-0 lead on the game’s first series, when linebacker Rhian Silsley caused a fumble that was scooped and returned 43 yards for a touchdown by defensive end Carlton Johnson. The extra-point attempt was blocked.

LaClair added his two touchdown sneaks in the first half and Chris Curler booted a pair of extra points for a 20-0 lead.

BOYS’ SOCCER

North Caroline 1,

Queen Anne’s 0

RIDGELY — Austin Barnes scored the game’s only goal at the 60th minute of an assist by Bryan Pena, and the North Caroline High boys’ soccer team blanked Queen Anne’s County, 1-0, Friday evening in a key, early-season division battle.

The Bulldogs are now 2-1 overall and 2-1 in the North Bayside, while the Lions dropped to 2-1, 2-1.

Chris Jones made five saves for North Caroline, which next plays Thursday at home against Wicomico.

Ryan Holdgreve stopped five shots for Queen Anne’s; the Lions play at James M. Bennett on Tuesday.

North Caroline’s defense has yet to give up a point this season.

Wicomico slipped to 1-1.

North Caroline 4, Kent County 0

WORTON Eli Canade, Justin Tasker, Lucas Sloan and Avery Keaton had one goal apiece, as the Bulldogs improved to 1-1, 1-0, with the 4-0 victory over Kent County Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Bulldogs keeper Chris Jones made three saves.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Parkside 4, North Caroline 1

Sydney Baker scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal, as they fell to 2-1 after losing to the Bayside power on the road in Salisbury Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Alyssa Deck made 14 saves for Caroline, while Emily Darling stopped five shots.

“Parkside is well balanced; it was their first game of the season,” Bulldogs head coach Joe Bildstein said. “We’ve got some work to do but lots of positives, too.”

VOLLEYBALL

J.M. Bennett 3, North Caroline 1

The Bulldogs fell via game scores of 25-23, 11-25, 9-25, 21-25 in a road loss Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Lauren Williamson compiled 13 kills, 13 digs and three aces for Caroline (0-1), while Mallory Short compiled five kills, two aces and six digs. Madelyn Rorabaugh added three kills, 28 assists, one ace and one block, and Kelsey Walters (two aces, four blocks, two digs) also chipped in.

“She played so great, they all really played well,” Bulldogs head coach Amanda VanSkiver said of Rorabaugh’s huge game. “It was a really great match; Bennett made some great adjustments. We were a little slower to adjust. They have a great team this year. We think it was a great season opener, great play on both sides.”

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