Cary News: Sports

Area sports notes: March 18

Gibbons no-hitter

Cardinal Gibbons freshman Claire Zureich pitched a no-hitter last Tuesday in a 2-0 win against Green Hope. Zureich struck out 17 batters and allowed just two walks.

Cary girls lacrosse

Cary High will not field a girls lacrosse team for the second straight season. The Imps were hoping to revive the program after a one-year hiatus, but a lack of practice days made it hard to recruit new players and only 12 were present at tryouts.

Williams in March Madness

Former Panther Creek boys basketball player Matt Williams will participate in March Madness this year with the Davidson Wildcats. The former Catamount plays on the Davidson football team and became a walk-on for basketball this season. Williams and the 10th-seeded Wildcats will play Iowa on Friday at 7:20 p.m. in the first round.

Boyette wins title

Former Cary High boys basketball coach Bill Boyette, who led Cary to the state title game twice, won the NCHSAA 3A title with Fayetteville Terry Sanford on Saturday.

Girls soccer leaders

Holly Springs’ Kirsten Bootes is off to a fast start in girls soccer. The senior UNC-Wilmington recruit has five goals and one assist in three games. So too is Grace Christian Raleigh’s Nyle Nwainokpor, who has 10 goals and four assists in three games.

All-state

Cary Christian’s Grace Smith was named to the NCISAA all-state girls basketball team.

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