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Leesville Road to have varsity lacrosse programs

Leesville Road, a school that won state championships in boys golf and girls soccer a few months ago, has added lacrosse as a varsity spring sport.

Jack Rogers, Leesville Road’s athletic director, has seen the recent impact lacrosse has had on other schools in the area, especially in the Cap Eight 4-A conference. Rogers said he and Principal Scott Lyons made the decision a few weeks ago to offer the sport next year.

“I think it’s exciting for not only our students, but for everybody,” said Rogers, who expects the lacrosse programs to add points to the schools’ Wachovia Cup standings next year. “It’s exciting for us as an athletic department to add a new sport. I think we’ll be competitive.”

NCHSAA lacrosse records

The NCHSAA is compiling its first record boys and girls lacrosse records for inclusion in its record book.

Chargers lacrosse falls in second round

After rallying to win its first-ever playoff game in the first round, the Cary Academy boys lacrosse team was bounced out of the NCISAA playoffs with a 13-6 defeat to Charlotte Country Day School on May 11.

Country Day went on to win its third straight NCISAA lacrosse title.

The Chargers (9-8) defeated Forsyth Country Day School in the first round.

Apex falls in boys lacrosse finals

Senior Craig Passenant scored in five goals to lead Charlotte Myers Park to a 15-11 win over Apex to earn the initial North Carolina High School Athletic Association state men's lacrosse championship at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday afternoon.

Ravens advance to girls lacrosse finals

Ravenscroft advanced the N.C. Independent School Athletic
Association girls lacrosse championship game with a 17-9 semifinal
victory over Durham Academy on Thursday.The Ravens (14-4) will play at Charlotte Country Day (11-3) for the title on Saturday. The game time has not been set.

Reviewing transfer rules for student athletes

The Wake County school system may loosen up the guidelines allowing student athletes to transfer to other high schools.

During today's school board policy committee meeting, committee chairwoman Debra Goldman raised concerns about the section in the board's transfer policy that says transfer students may not be allowed to participate in high school athletics. If you get a transfer, you could potentially be barred from playing athletics for 365 days.

That section of policy is meant to prevent high schools from competing with each other for athletes. There have been scandals at schools in other districts over the issue.

NCISAA playoff pairings

The NCISAA begins its spring state playoffs this weekend. Most state championships are scheduled for Saturday, May 15.

Green Hope lacrosse girls advance

The Green Hope girls lacrosse team got a jump on the state's other high
school lacrosse clubs by advancing to the third round with an 18-10
victory over Wilmington Ashley on Monday night.

Lacrosse first-round scores


Holly Springs 11, Carrboro 2

Apex 14, Enloe 1

Cardinal Gibbons 10, Green Hope 8

Chapel Hill 14, Middle Creek 3


Apex 22, Broughton 11

Athens Drive 10, Wilmington Laney 7

Green Hope -- bye


Next week's second round games


(2) Apex (14-1) at (1) Wilmington Hoggard (14-1)

(2) Wilmington Ashley (15-2) at (1) Green Hope (13-1)

(WC) Athens Drive (10-5) at (1) Wakefield (10-4) *note: Athens Drive split the season series with Wakefield


(2) Holly Springs (14-2) at (1) Wilmington Hoggard (13-4)

(2) Riverside (9-6) at (1) Apex (12-3)

Conference 2 & 3 girls lacrosse standings

 Conf-2  Conference  Overall
 1. Apex  5-0 7-0
 2. Green Hope 4-1 7-1
 3. Panther Creek 3-2 3-3
 T-4. Middle Creek 1-3 1-5
 T-4. Cary 1-3 1-6
 6. Holly Springs 0-5 0-6


 Conf-3 Conference Overall
 1. Wakefield 3-0 6-1
 2. Cardinal Gibbons 2-1 5-4
 3. Broughton 2-1 3-4
 4. Athens Drive 0-2 4-2
 5. Enloe 0-3 0-5


In Conf-2, Apex reigns supreme after a 11-7 win over Green Hope. The Cougars looked like they were going to lose star player Cawley Bromley, who suffered an injury during the game, but she should be back in action soon — as early as next week. Green Hope remains second in the conference AND the state despite the loss. Panther Creek is the closest with a 3-2 conference record. Middle Creek and Cary don't have a final score reported, and are therefore tied in fourth.

In Conf-3, our only local team Athens Drive is 0-2 and in fourth behind Broughton, Cardinal Gibbons and Wakefield.

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