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Boys lacrosse conference standings

   Conference  Overall
 1. Green Hope 7-0  9-0
 2. Holly Springs 6-1  8-1
 3. Apex 5-1  5-3
 4. Middle Creek 3-3  3-4
 5. Panther Creek  2-5  2-7
 6. Athens Drive  1-5  2-6
 7. Triton  0-4  5-4
 8. Cary  0-5  0-8

Green Hope is perfect in Conf-2 competition, but don't let 7-0 fool you — this race is far from over. Green Hope has yet to play Holly Springs, which is 6-1 with a one-goal loss to Apex in the last 13 seconds. Apex has a one-goal loss to Green Hope.

Triton is the only other team with a winning record, but Middle Creek has the next-most conference wins with three.


Area teams lead lacrosse rankings

Area teams dominate the state high school lacrosse computer rankings by

Apex, Green Hope, East Chapel Hill and Chapel Hill are Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5 in the girls ranking with Charlotte Catholic holding No. 3.

In boys NCHSAA play, East Chapel Hill is No. 1 and Cardinal Gibbons is No. 3. Catholic is No. 2.

NCHSAA lacrosse conferences

The N.C. High School Athletic Association has added boys and girls lacrosse as a sport this year. Preseason practice began on Monday. The NCHSAA will conduct a state playoff this season. Special lacrosse conference have been formed.

Tri-Nine teams split up in girls lacrosse, boys have a new commute

The NCHSAA released its final draft of girls and boys lacrosse conferences this morning. The result will split up the Tri-Nine Conference in girls lacrosse, and add a long road trip for boys lacrosse.

With not as many schools participating in women's lacrosse,  it was harder for the NCHSAA to keep together traditional conferences. As a result, Athens Drive has been separated from the Tri-Nine in girls lacrosse.

Athens will join Broughton, Enloe, Cardinal Gibbons and Wakefield in "Conference 3."

Holly Springs, Panther Creek, Middle Creek, Green Hope, Cary and three-time state champion Apex were grouped in "Conference 2."

In boys lacrosse, seven Tri-Nine lacrosse-playing teams (everyone but Lee County and Fuquay-Varina) were kept together. But an eighth team was added to the mix in Triton, located just outside of Dunn, N.C.

Triton will complete the eight-team "Conference 2," and with it, bring a travel time of no less than 27.6 miles (from Holly Springs High).

According to Google maps, the fastest route from Panther Creek to Triton is an hour and eight minutes. That's if the Catamounts take the interstate, which would also mean a 64-mile one-way trip. The shortest route for Panther Creek (which is the farthest area school from Triton) would shave about 20 miles, but add 20 minutes.

This marks the longest commute any area school has had to make since Western Harnett was a member of the Tri-Seven Conference in 2004-05. Green Hope High and Western were separated by 56 miles.

New Lacrosse Proposal with analysis

Athens Drive will be taken away from the other Tri-Nine lacrosse-playing schools according to the latest NCHSAA proposal, but is it the best option? J. Mike Blake takes a look.

Lacrosse, cross country finals to Cary

Lacrosse, cross country finals head to WakeMed Park.

NCHSAA Cross Country, Lacrosse Championships to be contested at WakeMed Soccer Park

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will be holding additional state championships in Wake County during the 2009-2010 academic year.

The NCHSAA announced today that its annual state cross-country championships and its new lacrosse championships will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park.

McLaughlin named USL All-American

U.S. Lacrosse announced more than 450 players to its All-American list, and only one of them came from North Carolina — Apex's own Courtney McLaughlin.

The senior, on her way to UNC next year, led the Lady Cougars to its third straight state title this season.

Apex makes it a 3-peat

Apex narrowly held of Charlotte Catholic on Saturday by the 13-12 score to win their third straight state championship! Cawley Bromley score six of her team's goals to lead all Cougar scorers.

Lacrosse state championship pairings

State championships are Saturday

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