Green Hope will have four members in its inaugural sports hall of fame class, the school announced Monday. They are Hector Cotto (Class of 2002), Chris Brady Wolfe (2003), Brendon Todd (2003) and Don D’Ambrosi (volunteer).
Cotto was a record-setting track athlete, who went on to compete for Puerto Rico’s national team in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Wolfe (Brady in high school) was the first female individual state champ, winning the 2000 NCHSAA 4A girls’ golf championship. She played on the LPGA Tour for a few years.
Todd was one of the best NCHSAA golfers ever, winning three individual 4A titles. He now plays on the PGA Tour.
D’Ambrosi was the school’s volunteer public address announcer for every home football and boys’ and girls’ basketball game for more than 10 years. He retired in 2013.
This year’s class will be formally introduced at halftime of a home football game this fall.
Stephens picks N.C. State: Rising Hillside senior receiver Daeshawn Stephens committed to N.C. State on Friday. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder was an All-PAC-6 4A pick.
Pigskin Classic schedule: Wake Forest High will host the Pigskin Classic football scrimmages Aug. 14. Other participants will be Cary, Harnett Central, Rolesville, Knightdale and South Johnston.
Each scrimmage will be played on one half of the field and both teams will have the ball at least 10 minutes. Admission will be $5.
Stevens leads USA to win: Cary High grad Azura Stevens, who was The News & Observer’s 2013-14 girls’ basketball player of the year, scored 18 points and had six rebounds to lead the United States’ U19 women’s basketball team to the FIBA world championships over Russia.
Stevens plays at Duke, where she was an All-ACC second-team pick this past season.
Apex wins baseball title: Apex won the Central Carolina Scholastic League’s baseball title Friday at Lee County High. Apex, which won the Central division, defeated Fayetteville’s Terry Sanford in the first round 10-3, Bunn in the semifinals 13-5 and Richmond County in the championship game 7-6.
The CCSSL features athletes from area high schools, but the summer baseball league is a separate entity like American Legion or Babe Ruth baseball. The NCHSAA’s dead-week rules do not apply.
Trophy named: The football teams of Apex and Apex Friendship have a name for their crosstown rivalry trophy – the Peak City Backyard Brawl.