Michelle Wood of East Chapel Hill and Toni Vick of East Wake are among the coaches selected to coach in next summer's East-West all-star games in Greensboro, the North Carolina Coaches Association announced Friday.
The East Wake and Knightdale girls basketball teams squeezed through the first round of the state playoffs.
The East Wake girls (19-6) traveled to E.A. Laney (14-10) in Wilmington and won it's first-round game in overtime 53-52.
Knightdale's girls (12-13) upset the No. 1 team from Southeastern Conference, Richmond, in round one in a low-scoring 36-32 victory.
Knightdale's boys (14-13) fell to Jack Britt (17-11) in Fayetteville, 62-49.
The Lady Warriors advance to take on South View (26-0), the No. 1 seed out of the Mid-South conference, on the road on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Lady Knights return a little closer to home for their second-round game in facing Greater Neuse No. 2 Clayton (21-5) Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Four local wrestlers made it through this weekend's regional wrestling to advance to the state tournament this Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 24-26.
East Wake wrestlers Cullen Casper and Kyander Moore placed fourth in the 160- and 189-pound classes, respectively, in the regional. P.J. Shuler placed third at 285 pounds and Connor Porter took second with his only loss being a 16-0 decision to Nick Kee of Scotland High School, the No. 1 wrestler in the state at 152 pounds.
No Knightdale wrestlers placed in the top four in the regional.
Several wrestlers at East Wake and Knightdale high schools were recently named All-Conference.
The Knightdale boys basketball team is the only local team to make it through the first round of the Greater Neuse River 4-A Conference tournament this week.
New statewide wrestling rankings came out on Wednesday on retrorankings.com. Cary, Union Pines and Orange are the only three teams that cracked the top five for teams.
View holiday tournament schedules, changes in schedules for local basketball teams.
Local teams, individuals ready for postseason play.
Knightdale finished a good showing in their own Round Table Invitational baseball/softball tournament, which ended in a 5-2 win over eventual tournament champ Reidsville Tuesday afternoon.
The Lady Knights' softball team went 1-1 on the women's side with a 3-1 win over Green Hope and a 2-1 loss to Franklinton. The girls' tourney was cut short (ending Saturday) after Monday's rains forced games to Tuesday — which interfered with spring break time for too many players.
East Wake beat Athens Drive in last night's (Thursday) opening round of the Bobby Murray Invitational at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary, and is currently (as this is being typed) trailing Ragsdale 2-1. With a win, the Warriors will return to Saturday's championship game for the second time in as many years.
The biggest night of the year is upon us in eastern Wake County.