Three-time defending state champion Cardinal Gibbons placed two players on the N.C. High School Lacrosse Coaches Association boys’ all-state first team and had three total on the all-state team.
Several Triangle players were named to the three teams.
The first team was manned by Middle Creek sophomore Owen Caputo, Apex seniors Sean Seaver and Jack Hayden, Cardinal Gibbons senior Kevin Barry and sophomore Chris Wozencroft, East Chapel Hill senior Chris Cox, Green Hope senior Jack McAulay, and Leesville Road seniors Graham Holmes and Davis Sampere.
On the second team were Broughton seniors Mitchell Snyder and Austin Bell, Cardinal Gibbons senior Mark Schachte, Chapel Hill junior Sean Voelkel and senior Kyle Hornik, Leesville Road senior Nate Yando and Athens Drive senior Peyton Smith.
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Local players making the third team included: Leesville Road senior Eric Fitz, Enloe senior Rhen Bumgardner, Apex senior Tommy DeLuca, East Chapel Hill senior Vance Perkins, Holly Springs junior Thomas Farlow and Jordan junior Tyler Thompson.
St. David’s has new AD, football coach: Ricardo Viera was named new St. David’s athletics director last week, replacing Sherry Kapelar, who is now at Covenant Day School in Matthews. Viera is from Providence School in Jacksonville, Fla. He starts July 1.
Longtime Warriors JV football coach Chris Sutton will be the school’s interim football coach this year, replacing Daniel Evans. The Warriors were Division I 8-man football runners-up last year, their only loss coming in the title game.
Bennett signs with Fayetteville State: Lee County senior girls’ basketball player Shantel Bennett signed with Fayetteville State last week. Bennett was an N&O All-Metro selection after averaging 17.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 4.8 steals her senior year.
NCHSAA championships TBA: The NCHSAA is expected to announce Monday where each softball and baseball championship will be played this Friday and Saturday in best-of-3 title series.
The four baseball championships will be split with two classifications at Five County Stadium near Zebulon and two at the Burlington Athletic Park. The championships are: 4A – Green Hope vs. North Davidson; 3A – Topsail vs. Marvin Ridge; 2A – South Granville vs. East Rutherford; 1A – Whiteville vs. Cherryville.
In softball, the championships return to N.C. State and UNC Greensboro. The titles are: 4A – Cape Fear vs. West Forsyth; 3A – C.B. Aycock vs. Enka; 2A – South Granville vs. West Lincoln; 1A – Princeton vs. North Stanly.
Performers of the week
Baseball: In the 4A East series, Green Hope senior pitcher Chris Joyner had a save in Game 1 and complete game in Game 2 to help sweep Hoggard. He struck out 12 in eight innings on the week with just four hits allowed.
Green Hope junior Sean McQuillan went 5-for-8 with three RBIs. Senior Trevor Losito went 1-for-5 with a triple and scored the game-winning run in both games.
South Granville’s Justin Bullock pitched 5 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts in a Game 1 win at Edenton Holmes in the 2A East final. On Thursday, he batted 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
The two-out, two-strike double sparked a three-run rally. In the seventh, his single advanced Tucker Brown to second, and Brown scored the game-winning run when a sacrifice bunt with a throwing error allowed him to score.
Softball: Savannah Tilley hit a walk-off home run to lift South Granville past Washington 5-4 in 11 innings in Game 1 of the 2A East softball series. Pitcher Miranda Barker picked up both wins.
In the 3A East softball series, C.B. Aycock pitcher Taylor Waddell gave up no earned runs in 14 innings, winning the last two games after Aycock was down 1-0 in the series to Topsail.
Connor Vinson was 3-for-7 with two runs against Topsail. As leadoff hitter, he reached base seven times in 12 plate appearances. Also had two sacrifices and three stolen bases. Mookie Powell was 4-for-9 with three runs and two runs batted in.
In the 4A East series, D.H. Conley’s Emily Kirby struck out 16 in a Game 1 loss to Cape Fear and allowed just one run in a Game 3 loss. Makenna Matthijs and Alyssa Huggins were 2-for-3 with an RBI each in Game 2.
Girls’ soccer: Middle Creek junior midfielder Kylie McElroy scored two goals in a 4-1 victory against Athens Drive in the 4A East final and then had one in a 2-1 loss to Providence in the state championship.
Franklin Academy’s Kennedy Capps had one goal in a 5-1 loss to Community School of Davidson in the 1A championship and had one goal and one assist in a 6-0 victory against Whiteville in the East final.
Alexa Wojnovich had five goals for Carrboro – four in a 5-0 2A East final win against First Flight and the only tally in a 1-0 state championship victory over Forbush.
Best games this week
Baseball: NCHSAA championships: Friday-Saturday at Five County Stadium and Burlington Athletic Park.
Softball: NCHSAA championships: Friday-Saturday at N.C. State and UNC Greensboro.