Northern Knights getting healthy as trip to Jordan looms
Hillside, Riverside, Durham Academy post tournament wins
Area golf (Monday and Tuesday) and cross country athletes (Saturday) active in state championship playoffs this week ... South Granville to travel to Carrboro for state 2-A volleyball semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Durham Academy loses NCISAA field hockey title 1-0 in sudden-death to Charlotte Country Day ... Area 2-A and 4-A state tennis finalists all fall in championship round ... Many area programs advance through regionals to state cross country championships.
Eliza Dekker forced to drop out of NCISAA cross country championship race while bidding for record fourth straight individual title ... Durham Academy field hockey advances to state championship match Saturday with win over Ravenscroft. ... Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and East Chapel Hill tennis stars advance to state semifinals.
Durham Academy senior Eliza Dekker will chase her fourth consecutive N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3-A cross country championship at Jackson Park in Hendersonville Friday, Oct. 24. ... Also Friday, the 17-1 DA field hockey team will face Raleigh’s Ravenscroft School in the NCISAA semifinals at Lewisville’s Forsyth Country Day School.
Nicholas Walker won the boys’ race and Eliza Dekker won the girls’ race for the second straight year in the City-County Cross Country meet at Durham Academy on Tuesday.
Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
Durham Academy seniors Ian Concannon and Spencer Hallyburton have been named U.S. Lacrosse Academic All-Americans in recognition of excellence on the lacrosse field and in the classroom. In addition, DA Athletic Director Steve Engebretsen has been named U.S. Lacrosse Man of the Year for the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association.
And in a punishing state championship quarterfinals playoff Friday night, Jordan won 10-8 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday against the winner of Apex and Green Hope.
Carrboro is returning to the state 2-A dual-team tennis championship today and the Jaguars hope to come away with a title — something that eluded them the last two seasons. ... Voyager Academy is eliminated in 1-A semifinals in Raleigh ... Durham Academy eliminated in 3-A NCISAA semifinals ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill and Carolina Friends School were both eliminated in 2-A NCISAA semifinals.
Chapel Hill sweeps Southern Nash on the road Wednesday to complete a 6-for-6 sweep of area teams in their respective NCHSAA and NCISAA playoff quarterfinals.
Durham Academy's Will Beischer fires a 3-under 69 to lap the field at the annual Durham High School Invitational golf tournament at Treyburn Country Club Wednesday. DA also won the team title, finishing ahead of Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill.
The Boston Breakers on Thursday announced the signing of former Duke and Durham Academy forward Mollie Pathman for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Durham Academy girls cut a 22-point deficit to 6 in the second half but eventually fell 57-43 to the Ravens in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference Tournament girls’ championship game on Saturday.