North Augusta 3, Aiken 2
North Augusta took an early led and held off Aiken to complete the series sweep on Thursday.
Brayden Stone (2-1) got the win on the mound for the Jackets, going the distance while allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out seven. Brodie Chapman went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, Jaxon Jean was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Bryson Nuckols scored a run.
Lane Dunagan took the loss for Aiken after allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out four. Cross Yarborough went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
North Augusta (6-3, 3-1 Region 4-AAAA) faces Harlem on Wednesday at SRP Park. Aiken (3-5, 1-3) visits Midland Valley on Tuesday.
North Augusta 152, Aiken 167, Strom Thurmond 190
North Augusta picked up a win Thursday over Aiken and Strom Thurmond in a tri-match held at The River Golf Club.
Richard Anaclerio shot a 36 to lead Aiken, which faces South Aiken on Tuesday at The Aiken Golf Club.
Aiken 5, Saluda 1
Four different Hornets scored as Aiken High stayed unbeaten with a non-region win over Saluda.
Aiden Snead scored two goals, and Justin Embrose, Aidan Onderdonk Snow and JT Lee each had one. Reid Raintree had three assists, and Angel Negrete had one.
Aiken (10-0, 2-0 Region 4-AAAA) resumes region play Tuesday at home against South Aiken.
Track and Field
Hornets finish 2nd, 4th at River Bluff meet
Aiken High's boys finished second, while the girls took fourth on the strength of their throwers alone in a meet at River Bluff.
On the boys' side, Aiken had wins from Braylon Staley in the 400-meter dash, Quinn Schweder in the 800, Jameat Williams in the pole vault and 110 hurdles, and AnDarius Lawton in the shot put. The 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams also picked up wins.
For the girls, Kezia Jones won the discus and Karliyah Marshall won the javelin.
Aiken's track teams travel to Pelion on Saturday for the FFA Invitational.