Millbrook sisters make early college decisions

08/26/2014 7:08 PM

08/26/2014 7:09 PM

Millbrook High sisters Paige and Claire Griffiths made their college commitments recently even though they are underclassmen on the Wildcats’ soccer team.

Paige, a junior, committed to N.C. State, and Claire, a sophomore, committed to Florida State.

“Paige has been a crucial midfielder for us the past two years,” Millbrook coach Matt Edwards said. “She is very technically gifted and covers a lot of ground in the center of the park.

“Claire was (N.C. Soccer Coaches Association) all-state as a freshman and can attack from anywhere on the field. She is very confident and creative on and off the ball.”

Millbrook finished 15-7 and reached the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A playoffs in 2014.

Chargers tennis: Cary Academy won the FTA girls tournament in Florence, S.C., last week, topping 2013 South Carolina champion Dutch Fork 4-2.

Jessie Liu, Alex Udall and Camryn Rossa won at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 singles, and Jenny Landguth and Taylor Timinskis won at No. 2 doubles for the title.

The Chargers came back on Tuesday to knock off Greensboro Day, 8-1, in a dual match.

Girls golf: Many of the best girls in the state are expected to play in the N.C. Girls’ High School Invitational on Oct. 11 on TPC Wakefield Plantation’s Plantation course.

McConnell Golf and the Tarheel Youth Golf Association have conducted a boys high school invitational the past eight years.

The girls will play two rounds on the nine-hole, 2,700-yard course.

Pappas stars: Cedar Ridge quarterback Peyton Pappas opened his season in spectacular fashion Friday night in a 39-38 loss to Carrboro. Pappas completed 17 of 29 passes for 334 yards and two touchdowns, plus rushed 17 times for 51 yards and three touchdowns.

Pappas had touchdown strikes of 56 yards to Chris McCoy and 72 yards to Julius Walton.

Soccer leaders: Heritage junior Logan Shytle and senior Hunter Weiland are among the area leaders with 12 and 11 points, respectively, through four games, but they have put up their points in different ways.

Shytle has six goals, and Weiland has one goal for the 2-1-1 Huskies.

Northern soccer: The Northern Durham boys moved to 3-0 Monday with a 3-2 victory against Cary. George Bukenya scored two goals, including the winner with less than four minutes to play. Green Hope is at Northern on Wednesday night.

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