The Panthers finished with 231 points. Middle Creek, making its tournament debut, finished second. Cary finished third. Chatham Central’s Nick Daggett, a two-time 1A state champ, was named most outstanding wrestler after repeating as champion at 113 pounds.
A lone converted penalty in the first half of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A boys soccer championship was the deciding factor as Chapel Hill fell to Marvin Ridge 1-0 Saturday at N.C. State’s Dail Soccer Field.
The battle for Chapel Hill was a draw Friday night, as the East Chapel Hill boys basketball team ran away from Chapel Hill 59-35 after the Tigers’ girls team held off the Wildcats 42-40 in overtime at East Chapel Hill.
Both Green Hope and Chapel Hill have decorated boys soccer histories and both will be playing schools from just east of Charlotte in Saturday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association boys soccer championships at N.C. State.
This year’s Green Hope boys soccer team never outlined a state championship as a team goal, instead opting for the old-fashioned “one game at a time” approach. Well, the next game is the state championship.