Southeast Raleigh football coach Mike Thibodeau is stepping down after two seasons, he said, to spend more time with family.
Thibodeau was 8-14 in his two years with the Bulldogs. He previously was the offensive coordinator at Knightdale.
“Southeast will have a great group of returning players in 2016 and I wish them and the school all the best,” he wrote in a release. “I thank my administration and AD for the opportunity over the past two years and look forward to hearing good things about the Bulldogs in the near future.”
NCHSAA 2A girls’ tennis
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N.C. School of Science and Math came up short for the fourth consecutive year in the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2A girls’ tennis championship, which was played Wednesday at the Burlington Tennis Center. The Unicorns fell 5-1 in singles to Lake Norman Charter.
The championship originally was scheduled for Saturday, but rain delayed the 2A West final for almost a full week.
Katherine Li was the lone Unicorns winner in a third-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.
NCHSAA soccer playoffs
4A: Enloe will have short rest after winning its second-round boys’ soccer match 1-0 against 22nd seed East Wake. The No. 27 Eagles will visit No. 3 seed Cardinal Gibbons in the 4A third round Thursday.
No. 23 New Hanover knocked off No. 18 Sanderson and will play the Enloe-Cardinal Gibbons winner Saturday.
3A: Southern Lee finally played its second-round match, a 2-1 win against No. 1-seed Hunt at the CASL soccer fields. The No. 16 Cavaliers will travel to conference foe and No. 9-seed Fayetteville Terry Sanford on Thursday.
In other action, fifth seed Cleveland defeated fourth-seeded Eastern Alamance 2-0.
No. 6 Chapel Hill will visit No. 3 Lee County at 6 p.m. Thursday.
2A: No. 2 Washington ended 10th-seeded North Johnston’s season 4-1 as senior Ian Walston ended his season with 40 goals. The Panthers finish 21-5-1, the most wins in school history.
No. 9 Jordan-Matthews will host No. 17 Northeastern at 6 p.m. Thursday.,
1A: Top seed Franklin Academy defeated conference rival and No. 9 seed Raleigh Charter 5-1 to advance. No. 3 Granville Central will host No. 11 Rosewood at 6 p.m. Thursday.