Steve Spivey said it was weird last week when his Enloe boys’ tennis team approached the courts at Broughton.
Spivey coached tennis at Broughton for 26 years, and his teams won 11 boys and nine girls state championships. He has retired but is teaching part time at Enloe and is coaching the Eagles for the first time.
“It seemed a little strange,” Spivey said. “I had wondered how I would feel. It just a little different. I was comfortable but different.”
Spivey took his Enloe team into Broughton’s Holliday Gymnasium for a quick look around and proudly showed the team his Broughton Hall of Fame banner.
“One of the things that made it better is that one of my former players, Chris Poole, is coaching the Broughton team now,” Spivey said. “It was really neat that they have someone connected with the past.”
Enloe defeated the Caps 6-3, winning the Nos. 3, 4, 5 and 6 singles and the Nos. 2 and 3 doubles.
Sophomore Rohan Chandrasekhar managed a key 6-4, 7-5 victory at No. 3 singles after trailing 5-2 in the second set.
“I love being at Enloe,” Spivey said. “The kids are really coachable and are learning and getting better. We don’t have the same type of talent that we had at Brougthon, but these guys are really interesting. They’re interests are very diverse.”
Enloe plays Wake Forest on Tuesday.
Stevens honor: Cary’s Azura Stevens was named to the Parade All-America girls’ basketball team. The 6-foot-4 Duke recruit is one of three North Carolina players on the team.
Jamie Cherry of West Craven (University of North Carolina recruit) and Jatarie White of Charlotte Providence Day (South Carolina) also were selected to the squad.
Three rings for Moog: Apex assistant basketball coach Forrest Moog was involved in his third state championship in his third sport on Saturday when the Cougars won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A boys basketball title with a 62-59 victory against Lake Norman.
Moog played on Apex’s 2005 state championship boys’ lacrosse team and on its 2005 state championship boys’ soccer team.
He also was a kicker in football and the starting point guard in basketball and graduated with a 4.5 overall grade-point average.
All-district teams: Gary Clark of Clayton and Ricky Council II of Northern Durham were named the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association boys’ players of the year in Districts 5 and 6.
Similar girls honors went to Cary’s Stevens and Shaylen Burnett of Southern Alamance.
Additional area boys’ all-district first teams included T.J. Evans of Apex, Chris Clemons of Millbrook, Juan Munoz of Panther Creek and Cameron Gottfried in District 5, and Deshawn High of Bunn and Kentrell Barkley of Northern Durham in District 6.
Other area girls’ teams included Kaila Ealey of Broughton, Grace Hunter of Athens Drive, Kai Crutchfield of Millbrook and Chandler Hines of North Johnston in District 5, and Keena Evans of Granville Central, Jamelia Smith of Chapel Hill and Tainasha Vines of Bunn in District 6.
Indoor track: Girls from Cary High, competing as Imp Nation because of NCHSAA regulations, won the 4x400 emerging elite title Friday in the New Balance Invitational in New York City. Layla White, Lakeisha Warner, Julia Brown and Sarah Hoffert ran a 3:52.15, the second-fastest time by a North Carolina team indoors.
The Imp Nation 1,600 sprint relay team of Charmanique Hackney, Desirae Rowell, White and Cayla Rodney was third (4:08.99) in the emerging elite class.
White was third in the 400 (54.53) on Sunday. Mary Grace Doggett of Cardinal Gibbons (17:01.73) and Ryen Frazier of Ravenscroft (17:02.17) were fourth and fifth in the 5,000 meters. Frazier was third in the emerging elite race (5:03.33).
Chapel Hill’s Darrielle McQueen was runner-up in the triple jump (41-33/4).
Cherryville’s Trentavis Friday won national titles in the 60 (6.64) and 200 (20.97).
Chapel Hill Hall: The 2014 Chapel Hill-Lincoln High School Hall of Fame class has been announced:
Neil Alderman (tennis), Jack Bolas (cross country/track), Edwin Caldwell (tennis), Meredith Green (swimming), Ryan Horton (football), Tom Maultsby (football, basketball, baseball), John William Grice (coach, athletic director), Robert E. “Tripp” Price (wrestling coach).
The induction ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. April 12 in the Chapel Hill High cafeteria. Tickets are $25. Contact Charlie Webb/CHHS-Lincoln Hall of Fame, 1709 High School Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.
Free throws: Will Perry, a 2012 Wake Forest-Rolesville graduate, led the South Atlantic Conference in basketball free-throw percentage this season. The Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore made 85 of 93 free throws (91.4 percent).