Leesville Road, Ravenscroft and Cardinal Gibbons each land three players on the soccer coaches' all-state team.
The third round of the NCHSAA girls soccer playoffs are set to begin Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, but weekend storms have kept two girls soccer games on the eastern half of the brackets from being completed until Monday night.
The second round of the NCHSAA girls soccer playoffs takes place either Friday or Saturday. Here are all the match-ups from around the area and the rest of the state.
The NCHSAA boys dual-team tennis playoffs continue with the third round on Tuesday. The third round, regional finals and state championship will all be held next week.
The regional finals are scheduled for Thursday, with state championships taking place at school sites on Saturday. See the match-ups here.
The NCHSAA boys dual-team tennis playoffs begin Tuesday, and the brackets were unveiled today. The winners advance to next Tuesday's second round. The regionals for the individual boys tennis championships begin Friday at area venues.
Boys lacrosse second-round match-ups are scheduled for Tuesday. Winners will play again Friday in the third round.
Former Broughton and Sanderson High boys basketball coach Ed McLean died on Wednesday. He was an assistant coach on N.C. State's 1983 NCAA championship team.
Fuquay-Varina baseball pitcher Craig Mitchell and Broughton girls basketball player Emily Newton are among three athletes who will be honored next week with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's A.J. “Tony” Simeon Courage Award.
Both of them have been profiled in the News & Observer this year.
League leaders Person and Wakefield will play on Friday at 7:30 in the Bobby Murray baseball tournament.
Green Hope has surpassed Leesville Road as the top-ranked 4-A girls soccer team in the state. The move comes after Green Hope's 3-2 overtime win over Apex (a team that Leesville tied 0-0).
Cardinal Gibbons is still the top-ranked 3-A team in the state.
Among the others ranked in this week's Eurosportscoreboard polls (by classification):