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High school notebook: Green Hope, Carrboro win NCHSAA Wells Fargo Cups

tstevens@newsobserver.comJune 17, 2014 

Green Hope’s Hannah Moore competes in the 500 yard freestyle during the NCHSAA 4A State Championships of swimming in Cary on Friday, February 7, 2014. Moore shattered the state record with a time of 4:40.98, nearly 6 seconds better than the previous record of 4:46.69.

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Green Hope won its fifth consecutive 4A Wells Fargo Cup for overall athletic excellence in the N.C. High School Athletic Association this year, but Cardinal Gibbons’ eight-year reign atop the 3A all-sports rankings was stopped by Waxhaw Marvin Ridge.

Green Hope nipped fellow Southwest Wake Athletic Conference member Apex, 475-457.5. Points are awarded in each sport for advancing through the NCHSAA playoffs.

The Falcons won state titles in girls cross country and in boys swimming; Apex won in boys basketball.

Millbrook was fourth in the 4A standings, behind Cornelius Hough, as Wake County Schools had three of the top four and seven of the top 14. Wakefield was seventh (352.5) followed by No. 10 Broughton (315), No. 11 Panther Creek (tie with 275) and Southeast Raleigh (267.5).

Carrboro won its third consecutive 2A crown, downing second-place N.C. Science & Math, 615-447.5.

Gibbons was second (622.5 points to Marvin Ridge’s 697.5) despite winning state titles in volleyball, girls cross country, girls tennis, boys tennis and boys lacrosse. Marvin Ridge won in boys soccer, girls indoor track and girls swimming. Chapel Hill, which won in girls basketball, boys swimming and girls soccer, was third (532.5).

Kernersville Bishop McGuiness swamped its 1A competition, topping second-place Raleigh Charter, 675-375.

Mallard Creek AD: Phil Davanzo, the Durham Jordan wrestling coach for nine years, has been named as athletic director at Charlotte Mallard Creek. He had been the assistant athletic director under David Davis, who is retiring.

NCAA track: Former Clayton High track standout Keni Harrison was second in the 400-meter women’s hurdles last weekend in the NCAA Division I championships in Eugene, Oreg. The University of Kentucky junior ran it in 55.55 seconds. She was fifth in the 100 hurdles.

Southeast Raleigh graduate Wayne Davis II finished third in the 110 hurdles. Davis, a senior at Texas A&M, clocked in at 13.24.

Davis, who will turn professional this summer and run under the flag of Trinidad and Tobago, has finished in the top six in the hurdles for each of the past four seasons.

Granville guard to sign: South Granville basketball point guard Marcus McLean will sign with Pfeiffer on Saturday. The 5-foot-11 graduate averaged 20.9 points and made 44 3s last season.

He scored a season-high 42 points against Southern Vance and had 41 against Durham School of the Arts.

“Marcus is an incredible offensive talent,” said Granville coach Jake Wohlfeil. “He can score with anyone, in a variety of ways. I expect him to have an immediate impact at Pfeiffer and have a very successful collegiate career.”

Carrboro coach: Carrboro High officials are expected to name their next football coach this week. April Ross, the Jaguars’ athletic director, said she hopes to have the position filled by Friday. Former coach Jason Tudryn resigned to join the University of North Carolina staff.

Ross said assistants Melvin Griffin, Anthony Davis and Adam Curry have been conducting offseason workouts.

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