The N.C. High School Athletic Association will determine state champions in boys and girls lacrosse, dual-team tennis and track and field this weekend while the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association wraps up its sports year with finals in those sports, plus baseball, softball and girls soccer.
In addition, the NCHSAA continues its playoffs in baseball and softball.
NCHSAA lacrosse: Cardinal Gibbons (20-0) plays Lake Norman (22-0) at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Gibbons averages 12.7 goals per game and is allowing 5.1 goals.
The NCHSAA girls lacrosse championship game between Green Hope (20-0) and Charlotte Catholic (20-1) is scheduled for WakeMed on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Green Hope won a regular-season matchup with Catholic, 9-8.
NCHSAA dual-team tennis: Wakefield (18-1) faces 2011 champion Winston-Salem Reynolds (19-1) in the 4A dual-team tennis championship at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center.
At the same time, Cardinal Gibbons (22-4) faces Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (17-2) for the 3A title.
NCHSAA soccer: Green Hope (23-0) faces 2011 champion Leesville Road (25-1-1) in a 4A girls soccer quarterfinal on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Green Hope’s string of 11 consecutive shutouts was broken in a 5-1 third round victory over Millbrook. Green Hope has allowed eight goals this season, including an opening 8-3 win over East Forsyth.
Green Hope’s attack is led by junior Alexis Degler (32 goals, 13 assists) while Caroline Genry (30 goals, 12 assists) leads Leesville.
Cardinal Gibbons plays at Chapel Hill in a 3A quarterfinal Friday at 6 and 2A Kill Devil Hills First Flight plays at Carrboro, which has allowed only four goals this season.
NCHSAA track: The NCHSAA boys and girls track and field championships are at the Irwin Belk Track at North Carolina A&T. The 3A meet is Friday and the 4A championships are on Saturday.
The Wakefield girls, led by national 400 meters indoor champion Ariah Graham and indoor national championship 4x400 and 4x200 relays, are the 4A girls favorite. Knightdale is among the 4A boys title contenders.
Field events begin a 10 a.m. and running finals start at 1:30 p.m. on both days.
NCISAA track: Wesley Frazier of Ravenscroft and Thomas Graham of Cary Academy, two of the best distance runners in the nation, lead the NCISAA 3A track and field championships Friday and Saturday at Charlotte Country Day. Trials are scheduled for Friday with the finals on Saturday.
The 1A/2A championship meet is at High Point University.
NCISAA baseball: Cary Academy (24-0) plays Charlotte Christian (28-6) in the semifinals of the NCISAA 3A baseball championships Friday. The 1A tournament is being played at Fleming Stadium in Wilson and the 2A event is at Rocky Mount Academy.
NCISAA girls soccer: Cary Christian (16-2-1), the No. 4 seed, plays at top-seeded Cadwell Academy (18-1-3) in the NCISAA 2A girls soccer semifinals. The 3A tournament is at Durham Academy and the 1A tournament is at Rocky Mount Faith Christian.
NCISAA 3A boys dual-team tennis: Cary Academy, the No. 4 seed, goes against top-seeded Charlotte Providence Day (19-5) at High Point Wesleyan Christian on Friday in the dual-team tennis semifinals.
NCHSAA softball: The NCHSAA 4A softball tournament continues Friday with Fayetteville Britt at Garner, West Johnston at Wilmington Ashley, Fuquay-Varina at Holly Springs, and Middle Creek at Apex. Holly Springs, Apex, Middle Creek and Fuquay were the Nos. 1 through 4 seeds from the Tri-Nine 4A.
NCHSAA baseball: The Tri-Nine 4A has advanced three teams to the 4A baseball third round even though top-seeded Green Hope was eliminated in the second round. Apex, the No. 4 seed from the league, is at Millbrook, No. 3 from the Cap Eight. Middle Creek, the Tri-Nine’s No. 2, is at home against No. 3-seed Fuquay-Varina.
Carolina 3A champion Cardinal Gibbons is at home against Eastern Alamance.