Wakefield High volleyball coach Cynthia Terrell said her team needs to play more consistently.
The Wolverines are 6-0 and are No. 2 in The N&O rankings behind Cardinal Gibbons, but Terrell said the key to her teams long-term success is focusing more and not having lapses.
We need to be more consistent, Terrell said. In the matches where weve lost sets, weve seemed to lose our focus some. We need to improve in every aspect of the game, but the biggest thing right now is to get at a high level and stay there.
Six-footers Darian Mack and Maya Muldrow have played well, Terrell said.
Crusader shines: Haleigh Nelson, the MVP of Cardinal Gibbons state 3A volleyball title win in 2012, helped Wisconsin win the Pepperdine Classic volleyball tournament last weekend. Nelson had six kills and five blocks in the championship win over Pepperdine.
The Badgers are scheduled to play in the N.C. State Invitational on Sept. 20 through 21.
Soccer leaders: Sophomore Andrew Peterson of Raleigh Friendship has a big lead in the area boys soccer scoring. Peterson has 15 goals and 8 assists for 38 points.
Junior Sihoo Choi of Raleigh Christian is second in scoring with 12 goals and 1 assist for 25 points.
Friendship and Raleigh Christian are first and third in team scoring with 5.3 and 5.0 goals per game. Apex is second with 5.2 goals per game.
Jordan and Green Hope entered Wednesday nights games as the areas top two teams in scoring defense. Jordan had allowed one goal and Green Hope had given up two before their game.
Seahawk Invitational: Some of the top high school cross country teams in the state are expected to run Saturday in the 26th annual Seahawk Invitational at UNC-Wilmington. The meet annually produces some of the top times in the state.
Among the more than 50 squads entered are the Broughton boys and the Green Hope girls, the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A champions. The Southern Pines Pinecrest boys have been impressive in the early season.
Big game running: Robbinsville junior Cruz Galaviz needed only 13 carries to pile up 374 rushing yards in a 48-26 football victory over East Henderson last week. Galaviz scored on runs of 80, 64, 65, 41, 47 and 32 yards. He averaged 28.8 yards per carry in the game.
State rankings: Durham Hillside is No. 6 and Leesville Road is No. 8 in the Associated Press North Carolina 4A football rankings. Both teams are undefeated.
The Charlotte area has four of the 4A top 10 No. 1 Mallard Creek, No. 4 Charlotte Independence, No. 7 Matthews Butler and No. 9 Charlotte Catholic.
Carrboro, which reached the state 2A finals in 2012, is the highest-ranked local team. The Jaguars are No. 3 in the 2A rankings.