East Chapel Hill breezed into the Elite Eight of the state 4-A girls’ soccer championship with a 3-1 win over Northern on Tuesday, but Wildcat coach Austin Collins kept it in perspective.
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.
The young guns of East Chapel Hill set the tone early in a 3-0 win over Wake Forest Heritage Friday night that pushed the host Wildcats into the third round of the state 4A soccer championships.
East Chapel Hill fought off Northern 5-3 Friday night in a tiebreaker game at Jordan High School, a neutral site. The contest was added to the teams’ schedules when Northern failed to hang on to a 6-2 lead at Riverside on Thursday.
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 ...
Callie Sherr scored once in each half Wednesday night as Jordan clinched the PAC-6 4-A women’s soccer title over second place East Chapel Hill 2-1.
NO. 1-RANKED WAKEFIELD SLAMS DOOR ON NO. 2 EAST CHAPEL HILL
East Chapel Hill got its first taste of Wakefield boys’ tennis on March 24 when East was riding high, undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state by MyTennisNetwork.com.
Then-No. 2 Wakefield put a 7-2 hurting on the Wildcats on their home courts, but East felt the match wasn’t as lopsided as it appeared since four of the matches went to tiebreakers, according to ECH coach Lindsey Linker.
Remarkably — or so it appeared — East retained the No. 1 ranking, Wakefield the No. 2. But that was a mirage. The rankings actually should have been reversed, Linker said. A glitch with the MyTennisNetwork.com website prevented polls from being updated since that first showdown.
On Tuesday at Wakefield it was obvious why.
The 20-0 Wolverines crushed East — now 20-2 — 6-0, sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets and eliminating East in the second round of the state 4-A dual-team tennis championships.
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Jordan track coach Chris Starkey is hanging up his whistle to pursue opportunities as an assistant principal, which made winning the boys’ PAC-6 title in his final meet all that sweeter.
Just in the nick of time for its seniors, the Jordan boys’ track team finally won a PAC-6 4-A Track & Field Championship. Hillside’s girls overpowered the field and grabbed the girls’ PAC-6 title, senior long jumper Imari McLean leading the way.
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Storms forecast for the Triangle never arrived at East Chapel Hill High School Tuesday afternoon and early evening, but Northern made it thunder with 11 hits in a 9-1 win over the Wildcats.
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.
Riverside pitcher Kory Behenna picked up his fifth win of the season despite a shaky start as the defending PAC-6 champs downed visiting East Chapel Hill 3-2 in a low-hitting makeup game Monday night