N.C. Science & Math and Voyager Academy were well on their way to berths in Saturday’s 2-A and 1-A NCHSAA girls’ dual-team championships when rain forced the suspension of their semifinal matches Wednesday.
Northern Carolina 2-A Conference champion NCSSM (11-0) led 2-0 in its match against 15-2 Carrboro, trailed at No. 1 singles, led in two matches and was tied in a fifth when play was called at Rock Quarry Park at 4:55 p.m.
A team must win five of nine total matches to win. Six matches are contested in singles and three — if needed — in doubles.
Play is scheduled to resume Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park, completing a rematch of a state 2-A semifinal pairing won by NCSSM a year ago. The winner — the 2-A East Regional champion — advances to the state title match against the Western Regional champion at 9:30 a.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington.
At Treyburn Country Club, No. 1 seed and North Central Athletic Conference champion Voyager Academy suspended its home match against wild-card playoff entry Franklin Academy at 5:45 p.m.
Voyager, which split a pair of conference meetings with the Wake Forest visitors during the regular season, led in four matches and trailed in two when play was called.
The match will be resumed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Treyburn.
Chapel Hill freshman Gina Kim’s two-stroke lead at the turn Tuesday vanished in a 5-over-par finish as Sanford Lee County’s Siranon Shoomee shot 5-under 67 to win the NCHSAA girls’ 3-A golf championship at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Pinehurst. ... Carrboro to meet NCSSM in state 2-A girls' dual-team tennis semifinals today ... Voyager Academy to host Franklin Academy in girls' 1-A tennis semifinals today as well.
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.
New Voyager Academy basketball coach Mike Huff discusses:
* how he'll handle coaching his son
* why he wrote a book about teamwork
* what it was like working with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski
Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
The votes are in for the best players in the 3-A Big Eight and 1-A North Central Athletic conferences.
Voyager Academy had won 10 straight baseball games, but the Vikings’ high-powered offense got derailed in a 5-0 Friday night loss to Whiteville in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in front of a full house at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field.
The Voyager Academy baseball team was locked in a seesaw battle in its third-round North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoff game against Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday night. That was until Chad Sykes, one of eight seniors on the team, forced the issue, aggressively scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as his team won 4-3 at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field.
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.
Carrboro stars Brian Freiburghouse and doubles teammates Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn won their first two state individual 2-A boys’ tennis championship rounds to advance to Friday’s 9 a.m. semifinals. Also in the semifinals is Chapel Hill singles star Bryan Zhang. Complete area results ...
Orange County schools have several players in the mix for all the marbles.
Jason Tudryn, who took Carrboro High School into the varsity football ranks and came within an eyelash of winning a state title in his sixth season at the helm, has left the program to join the staff of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. ... Plus, rain claims much of Tuesday's schedule including some dual-team tennis playoff action, PAC-6 4-A track championships and PAC-6 golf championship.
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.