This end-of-year blog has round-by-round story links to this year’s NCHSAA boys lacrosse playoffs plus TBD postseason awards.
Cardinal Gibbons won the state championship while Apex was runner-up.
N&O All-Metro teams and N&O Player of the Year will be released in June.
Note: final scores will be added in parentheses and the bracket is divided in half by “//.”
4A East bracket
1st round: Heritage at Green Hope (12-8); New Hanover (5-4) at Wilmington Laney; Panther Creek (12-3) at Riverside; Holly Springs (13-8) at Millbrook
2nd round: Green Hope (12-11) at Wilmington Hoggard; Wakefield (17-13) at New Bern; New Hanover at Apex (15-3); Greenville Rose at Wilmington Ashley (15-3) // Panther Creek (5-3) at Leesville Road; Jordan (9-8) at Middle Creek; Holly Springs at East Chapel Hill (11-3); Athens Drive at Broughton (Saturday)
East final: Jordan at Apex (10-2)
Championship: Charlotte Catholic def. Apex 11-8
1A/2A/3A East bracket
1st round: Northwood at Jacksonville (16-15); Northside Jacksonville (15-1) at South Brunswick; Western Alamance at Chapel Hill; Cedar Ridge at Roxboro Community (10-9)
2nd round: Jacksonville (18-3) at Topsail; Northside-Jax at Havelock (12-7) // Chapel Hill (7-1) at Carrboro; Roxboro Community at Cardinal Gibbons (18-0)
3rd round/East semifinals: Jacksonville (16-15) at Havelock // Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons (12-2)
East final: Jacksonville at Cardinal Gibbons (19-3)
Championship: Cardinal Gibbons def. Marvin Ridge 11-8