Durham Academy honored its top student-athletes at its annual spring varsity awards ceremony after another strong athletic season by the Cavaliers.
Girls’ lacrosse reached the state championship game, while both girls’ soccer and boys’ tennis advanced to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association semifinals. Boys’ tennis also set a school record with 20 victories.
The Cavaliers finished sixth in the running for the Wells Fargo Cup in the NCISAA 3A.
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Baseball: Cameron Brown, Harrison Grant, Davis Morgan
Golf: Jackson Brimfield, Quade Lukes, Ethan Lukes, Allen Smith
Boys’ lacrosse: Tyler Carpenter, Ford Easley, Sam Frey, Braden Saba, Shaffer Woody
Girls’ lacrosse: Lydia Carbuccia, Madi Dunk (player of the year), Leander Perun, Hannah Pope, Anna West, Spencer Woody
Softball: Anna Baker
Soccer: Kendall Bushick, Carolina Ghio, Jaya Perentes
Tennis: Priyan DeSilva, James Shaheen
Boys’ lacrosse: Tyler Carpenter, Sam Frey
Girls’ lacrosse: Lydia Carbuccia, Madi Dunk, Leander Perun, Hannah Pope
Tennis: James Shaheen
NCISAA track champions
Mark Alkins, Ethan Goldman, Will Hopkins, Nijel Hunt (4x3200-meter relay)
TISAC track champions
Alkins, Goldman, Hopkins, Hunt (4x3200 relay)
Alkins, Wilson Hanson, Hopkins, Hunt (4x1600 relay)
Sonio Kum (pole vault)
Cha’Mia Rothwell (long jump, 100 meters, 100-meter hurdles, 200 meters)
N.C. Soccer Coaches All-State
U.S. Lacrosse All-American
Kurt F. Meyer
Senior Athletes of the Year
Lakin Barry (girls), Ford Easley (boys)
Extra Effort for Hillside’s Krah
Hillside High track and field and football star Marcus Krah was recently highlighted on WRAL-TV with a Tom Suiter Extra Effort Award.
Krah is one of the best at both sports, but he has excelled in track, where he is No. 1 in the outdoor 110-meter hurdles, and the triple jump and long jump.
“I love track and field more than anything,” Krah said on WRAL. “I feel like God created me to run track.”
New football coach Ray Harrison is impressed.
“I’ve watched him play football and I’ve watched him on the track, and he’s always on the go. He’s just like the Energizer Bunny,” Harrison said.
But Krah is pretty neat away from the field, too.
He’s an honor student in Hillside’s prestigious IB program, and he co-created a tutoring program to help his fellow students improve academically.
Jordan’s Jones honored
The Durham Sports Club recently honored Jordan High School’s Kennady Jones with the Bob Bickel Award, which goes annually to Durham’s most outstanding lacrosse player.
Jones played defender for Jordan, and this year recorded a team-high 31 takeaways and recovered 90 ground balls. He also scored two goals and had nine assists.
The late Bob Bickel was a football MVP and an All-American lacrosse player at Duke, and was a sports club member.