The N.C. High School Athletic Association boys lacrosse playoffs ended with Apex and Cardinal Gibbons being crowned state champs. This blog was updated with scores and links to our coverage from each round.
Note: Final scores posted in parentheses, games listed in order as they appear from top-to-bottom on the bracket. Also, “//” divides the bracket’s top and bottom halves.
First round (May 6): Wakefield at Ashley (9-7); Riverside (11-10) at Holly Springs // New Hanover (13-3) at J.H. Rose; Panther Creek (8-7) at Millbrook
Second round (May 8): Ashley at Hoggard (16-1); Athens Drive (10-3) at Jordan; Riverside (15-8) at New Bern; Broughton at Apex (12-5) // New Hanover at Middle Creek (14-3); Enloe (13-9) at Laney; Panther Creek at East Chapel Hill (9-3); Green Hope at Leesville Road (16-10)
Third round (May 12): Athens Drive (8-7) at Hoggard; Riverside at Apex (17-2) // Enloe at Middle Creek (13-8); East Chapel Hill at Leesville Road (8-7)
East final (May 19): Apex (13-11) at Middle Creek
State championship (May 22, 7:35 p.m.) at WakeMed Soccer Park: Apex def. Charlotte Catholic 8-7
First round (May 8): Northwood at Northside-Jacksonville (19-7); Cedar Ridge (15-6) at Havelock // Roxboro Community at Chapel Hill (15-7); Orange (15-2) at South Brunswick
Third round (May 15): Cedar Ridge (15-10) at Northside-Jacksonville // Chapel Hill at Cardinal Gibbons (17-4)
East final (May 19): Cedar Ridge at Cardinal Gibbons (19-5)
State championship (May 23, 4:05 p.m.) at WakeMed Soccer Park: Cardinal Gibbons def. Marvin Ridge 13-12 in OT