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Notebook: Broughton knocks off defending 4A tennis champion Winston-Salem Reynolds

tstevens@newsobserver.comMarch 27, 2013 

The Broughton boys tennis team was an impressive 6-3 winner over three-time defending N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A dual-team champion Winston-Salem Reynolds on Tuesday.

The Caps won Nos. 2, 4, 5 and 6 in singles and the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.

“We are very solid at Nos. 1 through 6 and we play very good doubles,” said Broughton coach Bill White. “We have great senior leadership.”

No. 1 Andrew Waddell, No. 2 Patrick Longest and No. 3 Carlton Bunn have been on the varsity since their freshman year.

“It’s been pretty neat to see these guys grow,” White said.

Campbell Stone’s victory at No. 5 singles was a key match in the win over Reynolds. Stone won the first set 6-4, dropped the second set 1-6 and took the deciding set 10-3.

Baseball tournaments: Several area high school baseball teams will participate in spring break tournaments during the next two weeks, although many of the events are using showcase formats with predetermined pairings rather than traditional winners-advance formats.

The 26th annual Bobby Murray Invitational is scheduled for next week at the USA Baseball Training Complex in Cary. Play begins next Thursday and wraps up next Saturday.

The Pitt County Classic in Greenville is huge. The 30-team event is played at four sites over five days, beginning Friday. Fuquay-Varina, Sanderson, Holly Springs, West Johnston and Durham Riverside are among the field in the showcase format.

Knightdale leads track: Knightdale leads the boys teams in the NCRunners’ track and field rankings. The site takes the top reported times by every school in the state and calculates a ranking.

Knightdale leads Northeast Guilford 122.5 to 121.5. Cary is fourth and Broughton is sixth.

Winston-Salem Parkland leads the girls rankings followed by Wakefield, Cary, Apex, Green Hope and Sanderson. Cardinal Gibbons is No. 8.

Anthony Byrd was named as the Knightdale head coach last week after David Castell resigned.

Level death: Josh Level, a 17-year-old high school basketball player in Winston-Salem, died from myocarditis that was caused by a viral infection, according to medical examiners. He collapsed on the court on Feb. 19.

Joseph Level, Josh’s father, told the Winston-Salem Journal that the medical examiners told him the combination of the viral infection and strenuous exercise stopped his son’s heart.

The junior at New Garden Friends School collapsed with about four minutes left in a game against Quality Education Academy. He died at Wake Forest Medical Center.

Raleigh Relays 3,200: Ravenscroft’s Wesley Frazier, the national 5,000 meters national indoor champion, is among the entries in Friday’s Raleigh Relays 3,200-meter race.

Many of the top girls distance runners in the state, including Mary Grace Doggett of Cardinal Gibbons and Eliza Dekker of Durham Academy, are entered in the race, which is scheduled for 7 p.m., at N.C. State.

The boys race is scheduled for 7:15.

Trevathan joins Wolfpack: Former Broughton and Cardinal Gibbons head football coach Henry Trevathan Jr. has joined N.C. State coach Dave Doeren’s staff as the director of high school relations.

Trevathan has been a high school head coach at Broughton (1984-90), Southern Alamance (2004), Western Alamance (2005) and Cardinal Gibbons (2010) and Southern Alamance (2011-12). He also was on the staffs at Elon and Lenoir-Rhyne and was a graduate assistant at State.

Cary Academy travels: The Cary Academy boys golf team will be among 40 teams from 10 states that will play in the Palmetto High School Golf Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Spring break baseball events

Pitt County Classic

At South Central Pitt, Greenville Conley, North Pitt, Greenville Guy Smith Stadium

Friday

Fuquay-Varina vs. Durham Riverside at South Central, 7 p.m.; Havelock vs. Heritage at Conley, 5 p.m.; Eastern Wayne vs. Heritage at Conley, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

At Guy Smith: Sanderson vs. Conley, 11 a.m.; Sanderson vs. North Lenoir, 1:15; West Johnston vs. Pikeville Aycock, 3:30; Nash Central vs. Fuquay, 5:45; Fuquay vs. Greenville Rose, 8 p.m.

At North Pitt: Washington vs. Kinston, noon; Southern Wayne vs. Northern Nash, 2:30; Greene Central vs. Riverside Martin, 5; Rocky Mount at North Pitt, 7:30 p.m.

At South Central Pitt: New Bern vs. Holly Springs, noon; Fayetteville Pine Forest vs. Holly Springs, 2:30; Pine Forest at South Central, 5; Heritage vs. West Craven, 7:30 p.m.

Monday

At North Pitt: West Craven vs. Rocky Mount, noon; Washington vs. Greene Central, 2:30; Havelock vs. Northern Nash, 5; North Pitt vs. Amelia (Va.), 7:30 p.m.

At Guy Smith: Eastern Wayne vs. Martin Riverside, 11 a.m.; Wilson Hunt vs. West Johnston, 1:15; Whiteville vs. Conley, 3:30; Whiteville vs. North Lenoir, 5:45; Rose vs. Northwest Guilford, 8 p.m.

At South Central: Fike vs. Kinston, 10 a.m.; Pine Forest vs. Southern Wayne, noon; Pine Forest vs. New Bern, 2:30; Holly Springs vs. Pikeville Aycock, 5; Nash Central vs. South Central, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

At North Pitt: Whiteville vs. Northern Nash, noon; Amelia vs. Kinston, 2:30; Amelia vs. Riverside Martin, 5; North Pitt vs. Havelock, 7:30 p.m.

At Guy Smith: Rocky Mount vs. Greene Central, 10 a.m.; Eastern Wayne vs. Nash Central, noon; Greenville Conley vs. West Johnston, 2:30; North Lenoir vs. Durham Riverside, 5; Greenville Rose vs. Durham Riverside, 7:30 p.m.

At South Central: Southern Wayne vs. Sanderson, 11; Washington vs. Wilson Fike, 1:15; Northwest Guilford vs. New Bern, 3:30; Northwest Guilford vs. South Central, 5:45; West Craven vs. Pikeville Aycock, 8 p.m.

Johnston County Easter Invitational

At South Johnston

Saturday

Cleveland vs. Harnett Central; noon; Clayton vs. Hobbton, 2; Corinth Holders vs. Smithfield-Selma, 5:30; South Johnston vs. Middle Creek, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2

Games at noon, 2:30,. 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Knightdale Round Table Classic

At Knightdale High

Saturday

Green Hope vs. Durham Hillside, 4 p.m.; Eden Morehead vs. Knightdale, 6 p.m.

Monday

Hillside vs. Morehead, 9 a.m.; Morehead vs. Green Hope, 11 a.m.; Hillside vs. Knightdale, 3 p.m.; Knightdale vs. Green Hope, 5 p.m.

Bobby Murray Invitational

At USA Baseball Training Complex

Thursday, April 4

Southwest Guilford vs. Wake County Home School, 4 p.m.; Broughton vs. Athens Drive, 4 p.m.; East Wake vs. Wakefield, 5 p.m.; Person vs. Wake Forest, 7 p.m.; Millbrook vs. Jamestown Ragsdale, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 5

Wakefield vs. Person, 4 p.m.; Wake County Home School vs. East Wake, 4 p.m.; Wake Forest vs. Southwest Guilford, 5 p.m.; Broughton vs. Ragsdale, 7 p.m.; Athens Drive vs. Millbrook, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

Games at 1, 4 and 6:30 p.m.

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