CARY— The top seeds in singles and doubles, both from Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons, went on to take state titles on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association men's 2-A tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
Will Rollinson of Cardinal Gibbons beat conference foe Britton Webb of Orange in a tough three-set match in the singles finals that lasted two and a half hours. Rollinson prevailed 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
CARY – David Hopkins of Winston-Salem Preparatory stopped William John’s bid for a third consecutive North Carolina High School Athletic Association's state 1-A men's singles tennis championship at the Cary Tennis Center on Saturday.
Hopkins defeated the two-time defending champion from Mount Airy in the finals in straight 6-3 sets. The Mount Airy standout made the state 1-A singles finals in each of his four high school seasons, winning titles in ’04 and ’05 and finishing second in ’03 and this year.
CHAPEL HILL— Mike Greenberg of East Chapel Hill made the move up in classifications without much trouble, winning the singles title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A tennis championships on Saturday at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center at the University of North Carolina.
Greenberg beat cross-town rival Andrew Malizia of Chapel Hill in straight sets in a morning semifinal and then defeated Michael Pereira of Fayetteville Jack Britt for the championship, 6-1, 6-3.
BURLINGTON – Hickory’s Andrew Crone battled back to win the singles title in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A men's tennis championships on Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Crone, the top seed, downed George Kernodle of Burlington Williams by 7-5, 6-1 in the final. Crone spurted to a 3-0 lead in the opening set, but Kernodle rallied to take a 5-4 advantage. However, Crone settled down to take the set and then dominated the second set to win the championship.
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.