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NCHSAA volleyball playoffs, 2013

The Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders, seen here Oct. 5, are undefeated entering the 2013 playoffs.
The Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders, seen here Oct. 5, are undefeated entering the 2013 playoffs.

Cardinal Gibbons was the top-ranked N&O area team entering the postseason. Wakefield and Cardinal Gibbons captured state titles while Raleigh Charter was a runner-up.

We have included links to our round-by-round coverage of the postseason.

Additional link: N&O final rankings and All-Metro team

Note: All matchups are listed as they appear top-to-bottom on the NCHSAA bracket with “//” dividing the top portion from the bottom. Scores in parentheses.

4A East

1st round (Saturday, Oct. 19): Lumberton at Wilmington Hoggard (3-0); New Bern at Fayetteville Jack Britt (3-0); East Wake at Scotland County (3-0); Fayetteville E.E. Smith at Greenville Rose (3-0); Enloe at Fayetteville Pine Forest (3-0); Pembroke Swett at Wilmington Ashley (3-0); Anderson Creek Overhills at Greenville D.H. Conley (3-0); New Hanover at Southern Pines Pinecrest (3-1) // Knightdale at Apex (3-0); Person County at Wakefield (3-0); Athens Drive at Garner (3-0); Millbrook (3-2) at East Chapel Hill; Winterville South Central at Broughton (3-1); Southeast Raleigh at Holly Springs (3-0); Leesville Road at Riverside (3-1); Fuquay-Varina (3-0) at Clayton

2nd round (Tuesday, Oct. 22): Jack Britt at Hoggard (3-0); Rose (3-2) at Scotland County; Ashley at Pine Forest (3-1); Pinecrest at DH Conley (3-0) // Wakefield (3-2) at Apex; Millbrook (3-1) at Garner; Holly Springs at Broughton (3-1); Fuquay-Varina at Riverside (3-2)

3rd round (Thursday, Oct. 24): Rose at Hoggard (3-0); Pine Forest at DH Conley (3-0) // Millbrook at Wakefield (3-0); Broughton at Riverside (3-2)

4th round (Saturday, Oct. 26): Hoggard at DH Conley (3-0) // Wakefield (3-2) at Riverside

East regional (Tuesday, Oct. 29): Wakefield (3-0) at DH Conley

State championship (Nov. 2 at Reynolds Coliseum): Wakefield def. Hough 3-0

3A East

1st round (Saturday, Oct. 19): Southern Wayne at Swansboro (3-0); Chapel Hill (3-0) at Wilson Hunt; West Carteret at Topsail (3-0); Northern Nash (3-2) at Pikeville C.B. Aycock; Cleveland at Eastern Wayne (3-2); West Craven at South Brunswick (3-1); West Brunswick at Wilson Fike (3-0); Cameron Union Pines (3-0) at Jacksonville // Thomasville Ledford at Lee County (3-1); Cedar Ridge (3-0) at Burlington Williams; Southern Lee at Triton (3-1); Eastern Alamance at Central Davidson (3-1); Eden Morehead at Cardinal Gibbons (3-0); Northern Guilford at Fayetteville Terry Sanford (3-2); Southwest Randolph at Mayodan McMichael (3-0); Orange at Corinth Holders (3-1)

2nd round (Tuesday, Oct. 22): Chapel Hill (3-0) at Swansboro; Northern Nash at Topsail (3-0); South Brunswick at Eastern Wayne (3-0); Union Pines at Fike (3-0) // Ledford at Cedar Ridge (3-0); Central Davidson at Triton (3-1); Terry Sanford at Cardinal Gibbons (3-0); Corinth Holders at McMichael (3-0)

3rd round (Thursday, Oct. 24): Chapel Hill (3-0) at Topsail; Eastern Wayne at Fike (3-0) // Cedar Ridge (3-0) at Triton; McMichael at Cardinal Gibbons (3-0)

4th round (Saturday, Oct. 26): Chapel Hill (3-0) at Fike // Cedar Ridge at Cardinal Gibbons (3-0)

East regional (Tuesday, Oct. 29): Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons (3-0)

State championship (Nov. 2 at Reynolds Coliseum): Cardinal Gibbons def. Jesse Carson 3-0

2A East

1st round (Saturday, Oct. 19): Wilson Beddingfield at Elizabeth City Northeastern (3-0); North Pitt at North Lenoir (3-0); Pasquotank County at South Granville (3-0); Kill Devil Hills First Flight at Washington (3-0); Franklinton at Farmville Central (3-1); Ayden-Grifton at Southern Vance (3-0); North Johnston at South Lenoir (3-1); Bunn (3-0)at Currituck County // Trinity at Wheatmore (3-0); Holly Ridge Dixon at Fairmont (3-0); Eastern Randolph at Carrboro (3-0); Graham at Providence Grove (3-0); Newport Croatan (3-0) at West Bladen; East Bladen at South Columbus (3-0); St. Pauls at East Duplin (3-0); Spivey’s Corner Midway at Bartlett-Yancey (3-1)

2nd round (Tuesday, Oct. 22): North Lenoir at Northeastern (3-1); Washington at South Granville (23-5); Southern Vance (3-0) at Farmville Central; Bunn (3-0) at South Lenoir // Fairmont at Wheatmore (3-0); Providence Grove at Carrboro (3-1); Croatan at South Columbus (3-0); Bartlett-Yancey at East Duplin (3-0)

3rd round (Thursday, Oct. 24): South Granville (3-2) at Northeastern; Bunn at Southern Vance (3-0)// Carrboro at Wheatmore (3-2); South Columbus at East Duplin (3-0)

4th round (Saturday, Oct. 26): Southern Vance at South Granville (3-1) // Wheatmore (3-0) at East Duplin

East regional (Tuesday, Oct. 29): South Granville at Wheatmore (3-0)

State championship (Nov. 2 at Reynolds Coliseum): Hendersonville def. Wheatmore 3-1

1A East

1st round (Saturday, Oct. 19): Lejeune at Perquimans (3-0); North Edgecombe at Rosewood (3-0); Plymouth at Riverside-Martin (3-1); Gates County(3-0) at Northside Jacksonville; Manteo at Princeton (3-0); Lakewood (3-1) at Robersonville South Creek; Cape Hatteras at East Carteret (3-0); Seven Springs Spring Creek at Camden County (3-0) // KIPP Pride at Louisburg (3-0); East Columbus at Wallace Rose-Hill (3-0); Southeast Halifax at Raleigh Charter (3-0); Pamlico County at South Robeson (3-0); Kestrel Heights at Whiteville (3-0); Rocky Point Trask at Voyager Academy (3-0); Franklin Academy at Pender County (3-2); Roxboro Community (3-0)at Granville Central

2nd round (Tuesday, Oct. 22): Rosewood at Perquimans (3-0); Gates County at Riverside-Martin (3-1); Lakewood at Princeton (3-0); Camden County at East Carteret // Wallace-Rose Hill (3-1) at Louisburg; South Robeson at Raleigh Charter (3-0); Voyager Academy (3-0) at Whiteville; Roxboro Community (3-0) at Pender

3rd round (Thursday, Oct. 24): Perquimans (3-0) at Riverside-Martin; Camden County at Princeton (3-1) // Wallace-Rose Hill at Raleigh Charter (3-0); Roxboro Community at Voyager Academy (3-2)

4th round (Saturday, Oct. 26): Perquimans at Princeton (3-0) // Voyager Academy at Raleigh Charter (3-0)

East regional (Tuesday, Oct. 29): Raleigh Charter (3-2) at Princeton

State championship (Nov. 2 at Reynolds Coliseum): Starmount def. Raleigh Charter 3-0