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Dole named to All-State golf team

Ravenscroft senior Evie Dole has been named a second-team selection selected to the 2012 Tarheel Youth Golf Association and the Carolinas Golf Association North Carolina All-State Girls’ Golf Team.

This is Dole’s third consecutive year on the All-State team. She was a first-team selection in 2011 and made the second team in 2010. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf at the University of Virginia.

Dole joins 30 other junior golfers chosen from throughout the state.

Athens Drive’s Sarah Bae, winner of the 2012 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A championship, was named Player of the Year.

Wildcats finish atop challenge: Millbrook was the top team at the Cap Eight/Greater Neuse Challenge on Saturday, which pitted five wrestling teams from each conference against teams from the other league.

The host Wildcats edged Leesville Road by going 5-0 and totaling 325 points in dual team action. The Pride also topped all of its Greater Neuse opponents but compiled 254 total dual team points.

Lee County, a Tri-Nine team that competed on the Cap Eight side of the event, also went 5-0 and finished with 217 points.

Wakefield went 1-4, and Enloe went 0-5.

Smithfield Selma won the Greater Neuse title of the event, finishing 2-3 and compiling 187 points.

1,000 points: Damian Tavares, a senior at Raleigh Christian Academy, scored his 1,000th career point in Friday’s 64-58 boys basketball win over Bethel Christian Academy. Tavares scored 19 points in the victory.

Under Armour: Broughton finished second to First Presbyterian Christian Academy (Hinesville, Ga.) in the Finding Undeniable challenge. The national Under Armour school spirit competition awarded $140,000 worth of apparel to the winning school.

Raleigh High great dies: James E. “Jimmy” Lesane, a four-sport standout at Raleigh High in the 1940s, died Friday in Florida.

Lesane, 82, had played football, basketball and baseball and participated in track and field at Broughton. He helped lead Raleigh to the 1945 N.C. High School Athletic Association state championship.

“He was a four-year starter at quarterback,” recalled his son Jamie Lesane. “He worked his way up from water boy in middle school to starting quarterback. Dad used to say that Coach (Lee) Stone told him to throw him a football. That was his start.”

Lesane, then 5-foot-10, 176 pounds, later played football and baseball at the University of Virginia and played in the NFL with the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Colts in 1952 and 1954.

He had retired to Lake Placid, Fla.

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