CA second in TISAC wrestling
Cary Academy scored 43 points in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference wrestling tournament to finish runnerup behind Ravenscroft (52). North Raleigh Christian was third with 23 points.
The Chargers had conference champions from eighth-grader Christian Sodano (106 pounds), eighth-grader Cade Spector (113), senior Matthew Gibbon (120) and Ahmad Atieh (170). The NCISAA state wrestling tournament is Friday and Saturday at Charlote Latin School.
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Holly Springs won its third straight NCHSAA 4A Mideast regional on Saturday, scoring 200 points. Cary was second with 146.5, Athens Drive third with 118.5. Panther Creek tied Sanderson for sixth with 77.5. The state championships are this weekend.
Weather delays SWAC tournament
The Southwest Wake Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball tournament was set to begin Monday, but the threat of inclement weather moved it back. If the SWAC can only play Thursday and Friday, the top four seeds would be the tournament’s only participants. NCHSAA brackets will be released Saturday morning.
Panther Creek sweeps Falcons
Panther Creek’s boys basketball team earned an automatic playoff spot with a 70-58 win at Green Hope on Friday to close out the regular season. Juan Munoz had 25 points. The Panther Creek girls held off Green Hope 52-51 in a thriller.
Green Hope took a one-point lead on a Brandi Mosser layup with 47.4 seconds left. She missed the ensuing foul shot and Panther Creek’s Anna Huryn hit a jumper with 34 seconds to go to retake the lead. Jasmine Atkinson’s steal and layup put Panther Creek up by three, but Green Hope’s Kelly Fitzgerald answer with 4.1 seconds left to cut it back to one.
Panther Creek turned it over on the inbounds play with 2.4 seconds to go, giving Green Hope a chance. The Falcons got fouled 1.2 seconds left, but missed the front end of the 1-and-1.
-J. Mike Blake