Wakefield, Cardinal Gibbons, Carrboro and Raleigh Charter compete for their classification boys dual-team tennis championship on Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center.
Wakefield, Cardinal Gibbons and Carrboro won the 2014 4A, 3A and 2A titles, respectively.
Wakefield (20-0) plays Greensboro Page (14-1) at 9:30 a.m. The other early match is Carrboro (13-1) vs. Brevard (16-0). Carrboro beat Brevard 6-0 in last year’s title match.
At 12:30, Gibbons (22-4) plays Waxhaw Marvin Ridge (17-0) in a rematch of last year’s 3A final and Raleigh Charter (10-0) takes on Mooresville Pine Lake Prep (12-1) in the 1A championship.
NCISAA lacrosse finals: The Ravenscroft boys play at Charlotte Latin and the Durham Academy girls play at Charlotte Country Day in the N.C. Independent School Athletic Association lacrosse championships on Saturday.
The Ravenscroft boys (15-1) advanced with an 8-7 double overtime victory at Charlotte Country Day. Drew Davis scored in the final minute of the second overtime for the upset win. Top-seeded Latin (15-3) beat Arden Christ School 18-6.
Durham Academy (11-4) topped Ravenscroft 16-10 in its semifinal. Top-seed Charlotte Country Day (11-5) beat Charlotte Latin 17-4.
Vines finishes up: Bunn’s Tainisha Vines, the NCHSAA female athlete of the year, wraps up her high school career on Saturday in the state 2A track and field championships at N.C. A&T in Greensboro. She is among the favorites in the long jump and the triple jump.
Broughton golf: Broughton was runner-up in the NCHSAA 4A golf this week, but the four core seniors had remarkable careers.
Stephen Saleeby, the 2012 state 4A individual champion; Harrison Preyer; Will Minton and Preyer Fountain helped Caps win state titles in 2012 and 2014. Broughton also won four consecutive 4A Mideast Regional championships.
They had a 114-0-1 record in Cap Eight 4A dual-team matches.
National leader: Cardinal Gibbons is among the national leaders in state championship titles won this year. The Crusaders currently are No. 3 in the MaxPreps Cup competition. Points are weighted, giving more points to states that have a high number of schools, as well as more points to schools that compete in larger enrollment divisions. Championships in different sports are awarded different point totals.
Bentonville, Ark., leads with 818 points and Carmel, Ind., is second with 764. Gibbons has 758 and is expected to win more NCHSAA titles this spring.
Ravenscroft at Charlotte Latin
Durham Academy at Charlotte Country Day
1A at Raleigh Trinity (Friday’s semifinals): Halifax Academy vs. Hickory Christian; Woodlawn School vs. Burlington School. Saturday finals at 11 a.m.
2A at Winston-Salem Calvary Baptist (Friday’s semifinals): St David’s vs. Asheville Christian; Fayetteville Academy at Caldwell Academy. Saturday finals at 1 p.m.
3A at Durham Academy (Friday’s semifinals): Charlotte Latin vs. Wesleyan Christian; Cary Academy vs. Providence Day School. Saturday finals 1 p.m.
BASEBALL (best of three)
1A at Wilson’s Fleming Stadium: Wilson Greenfield vs. Oakwood School
2A at Kinston’s Granger Stadium: Harrells Christian vs. Kinston Parrott
3A at Covenant School: Wesley Christian vs. Charlotte Christian
SOFTBALL (Double elimination)
1A at Campbell University: (Friday’s semifinals) Cape Fear Academy vs. Halifax Academy; Lawrence Academy vs. Oakwood School. Saturday finals 2 p.m.
2A at Kinston Parrott: (Friday’s semifinals) Kinston Parrott vs. Village Christian; Faith Christian vs. Harrell Christian. Saturday finals at noon.
3A at Forsyth Country Day: (Friday’s semifinals) Hickory Grove vs. Charlotte Christian; Forsyth Country Day vs. High Point Christian. Saturday finals at noon.
1A at Wilson’s Barton College: (Friday’s semifinals) Statesville Christian vs. Burlington School; Wayne Country Day and Oakwood School. Saturday finals at 10 a.m.
2A at Wilson’s Barton College: (Friday’s semifinals) Cape Fear Academy vs. Kinston Parrott; Carolina Friends and Southern Pines O’Neal. Saturday finals at 10 a.m.
3A at Greensboro Day School: (Friday’s semfinals) Charlotte Country Day vs. Durham Academy; Covenant Day vs. Cary Academy. Saturday finals at 10 a.m.