Track and baseball highlight Thursday's action ... Game wrapups and scoring summaries.
Although they were unbeaten in conference play, the Wildcats (12-4-4, 10-0-2 PAC-6) enter the state playoffs as the No. 2 conference seed behind Jordan, with which it shared the PAC-6 championship. The two teams met twice in the regular season, playing to nil-nil draws both times.
Wildcats edge Northern in girls meet, while ECH boys roll to league championship ... Regular season boys' and girls' champions Jordan finish second and fourth, respectively, in conference meet.
Jordan secures at least share of PAC-6 4-A soccer title ... Northern wraps up third place ... Loy Stone throws second straight one-hitter for Voyager Academy ...
Wildcats are lone area team with boys and girls in lacrosse playoffs. Boys teams from Jordan, Chapel Hill, Riverside and Cedar Ridge also begin postseason play on Friday.
The state individual boys’ tennis championships in four classifications get underway Friday with area qualifiers in 1-A, 2-A, 3-A and 4-A regionals opening play.
Boys' dual-team tennis playoffs -- All area entries advance ... Orange softball star Kyrbee Cheek throws five-inning perfecto ... Voyager Academy's Chad Sykes loses perfect game, no hitter with one out in seventh inning, but finishes with team's second straight one-hitter. ... Golf, girls' and boys' lacrosse ...
The white lines painted on the shot-put pit at Riverside only went to 55 feet, as if nobody expected that East Chapel Hill’s Jon Beyle would show up to throw. Beyle blew away the competition, launching his 12-pound sphere 57 feet, 2 inches to win the PAC-6 shot-put title during Tuesday’s portion of the conference championships.
The more things change, the more they remain the same. Veteran East Chapel Hill boys’ tennis coach Lindsey Linker picked up right where she left off last spring, winning a state 4-A dual-team tournament opener Tuesday, after sitting out the girls’ season in the fall by state fiat. PAC-6 champion East Chapel Hill swept Greater Neuse River Conference runner-up Garner 9-0 on Tuesday.
Northern’s Michael Wicker shot a 34 over nine holes at Croasdaile Country Club to edge PAC-6 player of the year Ben Griffin during the league’s regular-season finale on Monday.
East Chapel Hill, Carrboro and N.C. Science & Math have earned top seeds and will host opening-round matches today in the NCHSAA dual-team tennis tournament.
Jordan remains a half-game ahead of Riverside in PAC-6 4-A baseball race ... Voyager Academy's Loy Stone strikes out 19 in seven-inning, complete-game one-hitter ... More baseball, softball, girls' soccer, girls' lacrosse, boys' and girls' track and field
East Chapel Hill guarded its diamond and got an 8-4 win with counterpunches that held off a late Northern flurry on Friday.
Emma Daum converts Lauren Douglass' feed in final seven minutes as East Chapel Hill forges a 1-1 tie with Carrboro. The 4-A (ECH) and 2-A (Carrboro) state powerhouses use game as preparation for state playoffs.