Six area wrestlers enter the final week of the season with more than 15 wins and no losses.
Cam Devers of Holly Springs (138 pounds, 44-0) and teammate Josh Lehr (113, 30-0), Alex Zuniga of Cary (182, 38-0) and teammate Kollin Wade (152, 24-0), Nick Daggett of Chatham Central (113, 33-0), Demazio Samuel of Northern Durham (220, 23-0) are all without a loss.
Also undefeated are Fike’s Rae’sae Settles (138, 44-0), Rosewood’s Kaleb Taylor (285, 38-0), Rocky Mount’s Alexander Henderson (160, 19-0) and Nash Central’s Myles Lane (285, 17-0).
Swimming championships: The Northern Carolina 2A, PAC-6 4A and Two Rivers 3A swimming championships were originally scheduled for last week but have changed times.
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The Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary is in for a busy week, hosting the PAC-6, North Central 1A, Big 8 3A, Southwest Wake 4A, Greater Neuse 4A and Cap-8 4A titles in four days.
Wrestling duals: Wake Forest (Cap-8 4A), Holly Springs (Southwest Wake 4A), Clayton (Greater Neuse River 4A), Western Harnett (Two Rivers 3A) and South Granville (Northern Carolina 2A) have already locked up their respective dual-team wrestling conference titles going into the final week of the regular season.
The PAC-6 4A comes down to Tuesday’s Riverside at Northern Durham match, while the Big 8 3A hinges on how Chapel Hill does against current leader Orange on Wednesday. If the Tigers beat Orange, the N&O’s No. 1-ranked team, Northwood could create a three-way tie for first if it beats Chapel Hill on Thursday.
Harrington commits: East Wake senior quarterback Tripp Harrington has committed to Norfolk State. Harrington was the Greater Neuse River 4A player of the year and an N&O All-Metro selection.
He ran for 1,187 yards and 16 touchdowns and completed 168 of 267 passes for 2,507 yards and 24 touchdowns to just seven interceptions.
Princeton christens Sugg Court: Princeton named its basketball court, “Coach Raymond Sugg Court” Thursday night during its games against James Kenan in honor of a man who has done almost everything one could do in a town.
Sugg was born in Princeton in 1923, starred in athletics there, served in World War II, returned to Princeton and coached championship teams at the school, founded the Princeton Little League, the town’s youth sports organization, and continues to be one of the biggest Bulldog fans there is.
“With all of his accomplishments Mr. Raymond is one of the most humble and endearing persons you will ever meet,” said Princeton athletic director Marty Gurganus. “He has a genuine love for young people and his presence alone is an encouragement to each of us to not only give our very best in sports but more importantly in life.”
Schweitz wins at Mid Pines: Cleveland High’s Patrick Schweitz won the Tarheel Youth Golf Association’s one-day tournament at Mid Pines Golf Club on Jan. 18. Schweitz carded a 73 to lead the 16-18-year-old boys division and all golfers.
D. Clay Best contributed.
PAC-6 4A swimming at Triangle Aquatic Center (9 a.m.)
Northern Carolina 2A swimming at Edison Johnson Aquatic Center (4:30 p.m.)
Mid-State 2A swimming at Homestead Aquatic Center (5:30 p.m.)
Two Rivers 3A swimming at Smithfield Acquatic Center (6 p.m.)
NCAC 1A swimming at Triangle Aquatic Center (7:30 p.m.)
Big 8 3A swimming at Triangle Aquatic Center (7 p.m.)
Greater Neuse River 4A swimming at Triangle Aquatic Center (5 p.m.)
Southwest Wake 4A swimming at Triangle Aquatic Center (8 a.m.)
Cap-8 4A wrestling at Sanderson (9 a.m.)
Greater Neuse River 4A wrestling at Knightdale (9 a.m.)
Northern Carolina 2A wrestling at Roanoke Rapids (9 a.m.)
Cap-8 4A swimming at Triangle Aquatic Center (1 p.m.)
Mid-State 2A wrestling at Reidsville (TBA)
Two Rivers 3A wrestling at Cleveland (TBA)