Our high school winter sports preview

Posted on November 17, 2013 

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Swimmer Colin Ellington of Holly Springs High School works on his freestyle during practice on Thursday November 14, 2013 at the YMCA on Oberlin Road in Raleigh, N.C. Ellington, a high school senior and one of the best in North Carolina committed to N.C. State on Thursday.

ROBERT WILLETT — rwillett@newsobserver.com Buy Photo

The Winter high school sport season is upon us. Here's our look at the teams and players to watch as the season unfolds.

Holly Springs swimmer Colin Ellington is the fastest 100-yard swimmer in state history. "He hates to lose more than he loves to win."

• Boy's swimming: Defending 4A champ Green Hope is focused on the present

• Girl's swimming: Hannah Moore leads Green Hope on swimming title chase

• Boy's basketball: Clayton’s Gary Clark takes center stage

• Girl's basketball: Chapel Hill returns its lineup from a 30-2 team

• Wrestling: Holly Springs, Orange, Cary expected to lead area

• Indoor track: NCHSAA expands indoor track at new facility

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