PINEHURST, NC - The Pinecrest Patriots wrapped up another outstanding Men’s Golf season, bringing home team and individual hardware in the 2021 4A Men’s Golf State Championship at Pinehurst No. 2. Patriots’ golfer Jackson Van Paris was equal to the challenge of Donald Ross’ signature masterpiece, firing an even-par 72 to win the individual tournament by one stroke over Hampton Roberts and William Webb.
SOUTHERN PINES, NC - T.C. Roberson’s Lucas Benjamin Ward carded six birdies in his 3-under, 69 on his way to winning the 3A Men’s Golf Individual State Championship at Longleaf Golf and Family Club. All six of Ward’s birdies came on the back nine, helping him to hold off four challengers who finished tied for second at 2-under.
PINEHURST, NC - Lexton Ford carded a 3-under, 33 on the back nine to knock off a challenge from Beddingfield’s Drew O’Neal and win the 2A Men’s Golf State Championship with a 2-under, 70 at Pinehurst No. 6. Ford secured West Caldwell’s first individual Men’s Golf State Championship with his victory.
FOXFIRE VILLAGE, NC - Union Academy’s Caleb Surratt cruised to the individual title with a 3-under 69 on Foxfire Resort & Golf Club’s Red Fox Layout, winning the 1A Men’s Golf Individual State Championship. It was the team championship that provided the drama as Community School of Davidson (CSD) needed a one-hole playoff to down East Surry and win the Spartans their third straight 1A Men’s Golf Team Championship.
CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced the selection of Jones and Cherryville High Schools as the 2020-2021 Exemplary School Award winners. This award is presented annually from nominations received from member schools. The awards are given as a cooperative venture among the NCHSAA, the North Carolina Coaches Association, and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. In addition to a trophy and a banner for display at the respective schools, each school receives a $1000 cash award.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – Reidsville rolled past Mountain Heritage 35-6 in the 2A State Championship Game, claiming the school’s NCHSAA record 19th State Football Championship. Kyle Pinnix and the Rams offense used their multiple weapons and formations to make the Cougars defend the width of the field, capitalizing on holes with speed, on their way to 407 yards of total offense.
RALEIGH, NC – The Vance Cougars knocked out Rolesville 35-14 to win their second straight State Championship. Austin Grier threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars and grab the game’s Most Valuable Player honors.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – In the third straight State Championship Game matchup between the two schools, the Tarboro ground game & speed proved too much for East Surry to overcome, helping the Vikings chew up the clock and race to a 25-7 victory. The win landed Tarboro their seventh State Championship all time and secured Head Coach Jeff Craddock’s sixth state title.
RALEIGH, NC – Charlotte Catholic held off Havelock 14-7 to win the school’s fourth straight 3A State Championship. The Cougars did all of their offensive damage in the first half, but it was the Cougar defense that shined holding Havelock to just 201 yards of total offense in the game.
CHAPEL HILL, NC – The Grimsley Whirlies defense came to play, forcing four turnovers and limiting Cardinal Gibbons to 250 yards of total offense on their way to a 28-8 victory in the 4A State Championship Game. The Whirlies collected the program’s first State Championship since the name of the school changed from Greensboro High to Grimsley in 1962.
CHAPEL HILL— Grace Holcomb from Laney High School and Isaac Turner from Heide Trask High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week award. Each week two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations received from coaches, media, and school administrators.
Carter-Finley Stadium - NCSU
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