High School Sports

N&O rankings: First rankings of the spring sports season

Durham Academy's Sam Petrucci (right) challenges Cardinal Gibbon's Jack Shelton (left) during the boys lacrosse game, which was played in Raleigh on Friday, March 4, 2015. Cardinal Gibbons won 16-7.
Durham Academy's Sam Petrucci (right) challenges Cardinal Gibbon's Jack Shelton (left) during the boys lacrosse game, which was played in Raleigh on Friday, March 4, 2015. Cardinal Gibbons won 16-7. newsobserver.com

In four of the five News & Observer spring sports rankings, the No. 1 team from a year ago starts the 2016 season in the same position.

South Granville is tops in baseball and softball, and Cardinal Gibbons is first in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.

Carrboro, last year’s No. 2, moves up to No. 1 in girls’ soccer after last year’s No. 1 Panther Creek started the year 4-2.

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Baseball

Team

2015 rank

Rec.

1. South Granville

1

1-0

2. Orange

6

5-0

3. Cardinal Gibbons

9

5-0

4. Heritage

11

5-0

5. Triton

NR

6-0

6. Green Hope

10

4-1

7. Fuquay-Varina

3

4-1

8. North Johnston

15

5-0

9. Lee County

4

4-1

10. Wake Forest

NR

4-1

11. East Chapel Hill

NR

5-1

12. Bunn

13

4-1

13. Cleveland

NR

6-1

14. Southern Lee

NR

5-1

15. Panther Creek

NR

5-1

Softball

Team

2015 rank

Rec.

1. South Granville

1

2-0

2. Apex

2

5-0

3. Bunn

3

5-0

4. Harnett Central

4

4-0

5. Middle Creek

7

4-1

6. Jordan-Matthews

10

6-0

7. Fuquay-Varina

11

5-0

8. North Johnston

NR

4-1

9. Princeton

13

3-0

10. Panther Creek

NR

5-1

11. Orange

NR

5-0

12. Northwood

NR

5-0

13. Heritage

5

4-2

14. Wake Forest

8

2-3

15. Rolesville

NR

4-2

Girls’ soccer

Team

2015 rank

Rec.

1. Carrboro

2

5-0

2. Leesville Road

7

5-0

3. Cardinal Gibbons

6

4-1

4. Fuquay-Varina

4

3-1-1

5. Middle Creek

NR

4-0-2

6. Sanderson

9

4-1-1

7. Millbrook

NR

4-1

8. Panther Creek

1

4-2

9. Wakefield

13

4-0

10. Green Hope

NR

2-1-1

11. Cary Academy

11

1-0

12. Raleigh Charter

3

3-0

13. Holly Springs

14

2-2-1

14. Clayton

NR

5-1

15. Broughton

5

1-2-1

Boys’ lacrosse

Team

2015 rank

Rec.

1. Cardinal Gibbons

1

3-1

2. Apex

2

4-0

3. Green Hope

NR

5-0

4. Middle Creek

3

3-0

5. Ravenscroft

4

3-1

6. Broughton

9

4-0

7. Holly Springs

NR

2-2

8. Leesville Road

5

3-2

9. Wakefield

NR

4-0

10. Athens Drive

6

3-2

Girls’ lacrosse

Team

2015 rank

Rec.

1. Cardinal Gibbons

1

5-1

2. Apex

2

4-0

3. Wakefield

3

5-1

4. Durham Academy

4

2-1

5. Broughton

6

3-1

6. Chapel Hill

7

2-1

7. Middle Creek

10

4-0

8. Green Hope

NR

3-1

9. Millbrook

NR

4-1

10. East Chapel Hill

8

2-2

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