Green Hope, Gibbons and Carrboro keep all-sports cups

June 19, 2013 

Green Hope and Cardinal Gibbons continued their dominance of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s all-sports competition during the 2012-13 school year.

Green Hope won the 4A competition for the fourth consecutive year while Gibbons won its eighth straight title, including the 3A championship for the fourth straight time. The Crusaders had won the 2A title for four straight years before moving to 3A.

Carrboro repeated as 2A champion and Lake Norman Charter claimed the 1A title.

The Wells Fargo Cup all-sports competition awards points to schools for advancing in NCHSAA playoff competition. All teams that finish in the top eight positions, including ties, receive points.

Green Hope, which won state 4A titles in girls cross country, girls soccer and boys swimming, accumulated 555 points to easily outdistance second-place Broughton, with 477.5 points. East Chapel Hill, 312.5, was seventh.

Nos. 10 through 15 in 4A were Wake County Schools – Southeast Raleigh (282.5), Wakefield (270), Cary (267.5), Leesville Road (255), Millbrook (250) and Apex (248.67).

Gibbons scored the most points (705 points) in the state. The Crusaders breezed to the Wells Fargo title and won state 3A championships in boys dual-team tennis, girls soccer, boys swimming, volleyball, boys cross country and girls cross country. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge was second with 662.5 points and Chapel Hill was fourth, netting 420 points.

Carrboro was an easy winner in 2A. The Jaguars had 612.5 points while second-place Waxhaw Cuthbertson had 442.5. Hillsborough Cedar Ridge was fourth with 380 and Corinth Holders tied for fifth, scoring 337.5.

Durham Science & Math was fourth (345) and Raleigh Charter (325) was fifth in 1A.

Nontraditional success: Nontraditional schools did very well in the Wells Fargo competition. The NCHSAA’s three nonboarding parochial schools finished among the top three in their classifications in the all-sports competition.

Gibbons won in 3A and Charlotte Catholic was third. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness was second in 1A.

Four of the top five finishers in 1A were nontraditional schools – Lake Norman Charter, McGuinness, Science & Math and Raleigh Charter. Lincoln Charter tied for No. 12 and Winston-Salem Prep was 14.

Frazier wins Gatorade: Ravenscroft senior Wesley Frazier was named the N.C. Gatorade winner for girls track and field. The Duke recruit won the New Balance Outdoor Nationals championships last weekend in the mile, 2-mile and 5,000 meters.

She also won the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200 at the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association championships four straight years and won the adidas Dream Mile in a national competition in New York this spring.

Junior boys golf: The 46th annual N.C. Junior Championship match play golf tournament is being played this week at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.

Keegan Hoff, a Charlotte Catholic graduate, shot a seven-under-par 65 during qualifying on Tuesday. The University of Richmond recruit finished the front nine with three straight birdies for a five-under-par 31.

Ben Griffin, the NCHSAA 4A champion, and freshman Doc Redman of Raleigh each carded a 69 in qualifying.

The top 64 qualifiers were scheduled to begin match play on Wednesday in the first and second rounds. The third round and quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday with the semifinals and finals on Friday.

Junior girls golf: Evelyn Dole of Ravenscroft led qualifying in the 17th annual N.C. Junior Girls championship that is being played at Bentwinds County Club in Fuquay-Varina. Dole, a University of Virginia recruit, shot a three-under-par 69 with six birdies and three bogeys.

Dole is the No. 2 seed in the match play portion behind defending champion Isabella Rusher of Salisbury.

Bengals honored: Fuquay-Varina, the NCHSAA 4A baseball runner-up, placed four players on the ncpreps.com all-state baseball team.

Garrett Suggs, Brett Daniels, D.J. Burt and Nick Stuart made the 37-player 4A team. Other area players on the 4A club were Sanderson’s Daniel Dulaney and Tyler Hardee, Holly Springs’ Brian Fortier, Northern Durham’s Zack Garrison, Garner’s Brighton Hudson, Durham Riverside’s Jake Kusz, Durham Jordan’s Wood Myers and Green Hope’s Thomas Yoder.

Gibbons’ Stephen Scott and Robbie Thorburn and Orange’s Nick Debo and Jon Evans made the 3A club and Pittsboro Northwood’s Robert Straughan and Justin King made the 2A team.

Loy Stone and Chad Sykes of Durham Voyager were 1A picks.

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