RALEIGH-- Charlotte Providence made it two 4-A titles in a row in the 30th annual North Carolina High School Athletic Association state volleyball championships on Saturday night at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus.
The Panthers closed out a 27-0 season by downing Person in three straight games by scores of 25-20, 25-18 and 25-11 before one of the largest crowds ever to see a state volleyball championship.
BURLINGTON-- Greene Central made its eighth consecutive appearance in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s dual team tennis championships one to remember.
Greene Central, after finishing as state runner-up for the last seven years, broke through to win the state crown over Salisbury by a 5-2 count in the state 2-A finals at the Burlington Tennis Center on Saturday.
CLEMMONS-- Sweeps highlighted Saturday’s action at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state cross-country championships, as three of the classifications saw the same school sweep team titles in both men’s and women’s competition.
Chapel Hill captured both 4-A titles, Asheville T.C. Roberson successfully defended both of its 3-A crowns and Hayesville earned the men’s and women’s 1-A team championships.
North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championships in cross-country for both men and women and women’s dual team tennis will be contested on Saturday.
The eight cross-country championships, one in each of the NCHSAA’s four classifications for men and women, will be held at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, while the 16th annual women’s dual team tennis finals are scheduled for the Burlington Tennis Center.
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CHAPEL HILL—The pairings are now set for the 30th annual edition of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state volleyball championships, scheduled for Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.
Teams advanced to the state championship matches by winning regional finals on Tuesday night.
FOXFIRE VILLAGE — Raleigh Broughton’s Julie Saleeby held on to her first-round lead and took medalist honors in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state women’s 4-A golf championships at Fox Fire Resort and Golf Club on Tuesday.
WHISPERING PINES— Concord’s Cydney Clanton fired a blistering three-under par 68 on Tuesday and rallied to win the individual crown at the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state women’s 1-A/2-A/3-A golf championships at the Country Club of Whispering Pines.
Clanton was a shot behind first-day leader Emily Street of Chase entering the final round, but wound up winning the title by eight shots over Salisbury’s Lauren Smith, who tallied 76’s on both days.
CARY—Top-seeded Britney Cloer of Brevard won her third consecutive singles championship on Saturday afternoon in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center.
RALEIGH— Second-seeded Anna Lee Evans of Watauga survived a three-set match in a morning semifinal and went on to win the singles crown on Saturday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s state 4-A tennis championships at Millbrook Exchange Park.
Evans, who lost only three games in four sets in Friday’s play, had to beat a pair of Redfern sisters from Charlotte’s Harding University on Saturday. She beat Kimber in the semifinals by 6-0, 4-6 and 6-3, and then downed Shondra Redfern in the championship match, 6-2, 6-4.
CARY— The defending champions in both singles and doubles successfully held on to their crowns in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s state 1-A tennis championships at the Cary Tennis Center on Saturday morning.
Kasey Mabe of North Stokes repeated as the singles champion and Jeanne-Marie LaBorde and Jessica Eblen of Hendersonville once again teamed to win in doubles.
BURLINGTON — Charlotte Catholic moved up a classification to 3-A for this year, but the results were the same for its doubles team in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center on Saturday.
Caroline Kuttner and Alley Leahy, the second-seeded pair, won the doubles championship in a tough three-set match, outlasting Erin Hosterman and Rebecca Rhoney of Hickory St. Stephens 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.
CARY—Top-seeded defending champion Britney Cloer of Brevard moved into the semifinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships by sweeping two Friday matches at the Cary Tennis Center.
BURLINGTON— The top seeds in both singles and doubles earned their way into the semifinals after Friday action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center.
In singles, top-seeded Emily Mauser of Hickory won both of her matches in straight sets and will face Belmont South Point’s Lauren Sessoms in one Saturday morning semifinal. Mauser has been the 3-A runner-up in singles in each of the last two years.