CHAPEL HILL— Two cross-town rivals will meet on Saturday, but it will be in the semifinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A tennis championships at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center at the University of North Carolina.
Top-seeded Mike Greenberg of East Chapel Hill and third-seeded Andrew Malizia of Chapel Hill each won two matches on Friday to advance to the Saturday semifinals. Greenberg was the 3-A runner-up in 2004 and won the 3-A championship in ‘05, but East Chapel Hill moved to 4-A in the new alignment this year.
BURLINGTON – Top-seeded singles player Andrew Crone of Hickory lost only two games in four sets to march into the semifinals in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships on Friday at the Burlington Tennis Center.
CARY— The top seeds in both singles and doubles advanced with little trouble on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's 2-A tennis championship at the Cary Tennis Center.
The top-seeded singles player, Will Rollinson of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, and the number-one doubles duo from Cardinal Gibbons of Clark Howell and Evan Goff each won both of their matches in straight sets to move into the Saturday morning semifinals.
CARY – Two-time singles champion William John of Mount Airy moved to within one match of his third straight title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's state 1-A men's tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center on Friday.
John won two matches to move into the Saturday morning championship against David Hopkins of Winston-Salem Preparatory. All four of the quarterfinal matches in singles saw the winners win in straight sets at love.
GREENSBORO – Melanie Frye of West Wilkes won three events to lead her team to the 1-A women’s team title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state track and field championships on Friday night at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T State University.
Frye won the long jump, pole vault and 100 hurdles as West Wilkes won its first women’s state track title ever, scoring 53 points to 43.5 for runner-up Swain County. North Stokes was third with 39, followed by Hayesville (38) and Hampstead Topsail (35).
CHAPEL HILL – Championships in singles and doubles in four different classifications will be up for grabs this weekend as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its men’s tennis tournament championships at three different sites.
Semifinalists in both singles and doubles at the regional level qualify for the state championships.
PINEHURST- Senior Drew Younts of Northwest Guilford roared from behind to successfully defend his individual championship and win the 70th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's golf championships on Tuesday at Pinehurst number six.
Younts recorded a one-over par 145 for the 36-hole event with a 72 on the final day to win the event by a single shot. The Northwest golfer entered the final round tied for 10th.
FOX FIRE VILLAGE- Michael Muscatell of Charlotte Catholic fired a blistering five-under par 67 to rally and win the individual championship in the 21st annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's golf championships at the Fox Fire Resort and Golf Club West Course.
BUIES CREEK— Salisbury’s Will Collins fired a brilliant four-under 68 in Tuesday’s final round to capture the individual crown in the 21st annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at Keith Hills Country Club.
Collins had a 36-hole total of 143 after a first-day 75 and vaulted into the top spot over Ryan Lavelle of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, one of the co-leaders after the first round. Lavelle finished with a 145 and Ledford’s Nick Goins was in third place, three shots off the pace.
SILER CITY— Johnson York of East Surry took medalist honors and led his team to the team championship on Tuesday in the ninth annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's golf championship at the Siler City Country Club.
York had rounds of 70 and 77 for a 147 total, and the three-over par mark was good for a one-shot edge over Craig Wood of Siler City Jordan-Matthews. Benjy Davey of West Montgomery was third, two shots back, and Tommy Gibson of East Surry won a three-way playoff for fourth place.
SILER CITY — East Surry’s Johnson York and Craig Wood of Siler City Jordan-Matthews are tied for the individual lead after Monday's opening day of play in the ninth annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 1-A men's golf championship at the Siler City Country Club.
York, who tied for 13th in last year’s NCHSAA 1-A tournament, and Wood each shot two-under par 70’s to open a two-shot advantage over Elkin’s Tyler Zimmerman.
BUIES CREEK— Ledford holds a three-shot edge over Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons after Monday’s first round of the 21st annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A men’s golf championships at Keith Hills Country Club.
Ledford fired a 299 and is seeking to repeat as state 2-A champion. The Panthers have not been lower than fourth in the state tournament since 2003. Cardinal Gibbons is in second palce at 302, with West Henderson just five shots back. East Davidson is fourth at 309.
MIDDLE CREEK’S COX IS INDIVIDUAL LEADER, GREEN HOPE PACES TEAMS
AFTER FIRST DAY OF NCHSAA STATE 4-A MEN’S GOLF AT PINEHURST
PINEHURST- Junior Blake Cox fired a four-under par 68 to hold a one-shot lead in the individual standings after Monday’s opening round in the 70th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A men's golf championships at Pinehurst number six.
FOX FIRE VILLAGE -- Drew Page of Waynesville Tuscola holds a one-shot lead over the field after Monday's opening day in the 21st annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's golf championships.
Page’s three-under 69 at the Fox Fire Resort and Country Club West Course puts him one stroke ahead of Wilson Fike’s John T.Griffin and Gastonia Forestview’s Harold Varner, who are tied for second.