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Tim Stevens, J. Mike Blake, Clay Best, Aaron Moody, and Elliott Warnock follow all the news for high school athletes from Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham and Johnston Counties. 

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Leesville Road, Panther Creek win 4A regionals

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The Leesville Road boys and Panther Creek girls won the East regional on Saturday afternoon. Leesville's 254 point edged Cap-8 Conference foes Enloe (246) and Millbrook (194). Panther Creek had to fend off multiple members from its own conference as well, as the Catamounts' 288 points bested Green Hope (261.5), defending state champion Apex (260), Cary (213) and Athens Drive (190).

The day had one major revelation, as Green Hope had four relay teams -- all three boys teams and one girls -- disqualified before competition began. The relays were disqualified because the times entered before the meet had the individual splits instead of the relay time.

The disqualified teams will not participate in the state championship, which is a damaging blow to two squads who figured to place in the top three (Green Hope boys and girls won Tri-Nine Conference titles, boys were 2nd last year in 4A, girls were sixth) and contend for the title. Relays are worth up to 40 points each.

The top 10 teams are listed below. Full results are found on the Triangle Aquatic Center website by going here.

Boys Team Rankings

  1. Leesville Road, 254
  2. Enloe, 246
  3. Millbrook, 194
  4. Cary, 167
  5. (tie) Panther Creek & Wilmington Hoggard, 153
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  7. Greenville Rose, 151
  8. Green Hope, 146
  9. (tie) Apex & Sanderson, 121

 

 

  • Girls Team Rankings
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    1. Panther Creek, 288
    2. Green Hope, 261.5
    3. Apex, 260
    4. Cary, 213
    5. Athens Drive, 190
    6. Leesville Road, 175.5
    7. Wilmington Hoggard, 161
    8. Middle Creek, 120
    9. Sanderson, 101.5
    10. Holly Springs, 96

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    And diving

    Just to put a mention in for the dive teams. It was the points from the diving portion of the regionals that made the ultimate difference for Leesville over Enloe in the men's competition. Leesville had a great showing at the regional diving competition winning 2nd in both men's and women's competitions. These are Swimming and Diving teams.

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    About the blogger

    J. Mike Blake has been the Sports Editor for The Cary News and Southwest Wake News since October 2008. He holds two "unofficial" NCHSAA records in two different sports - highest career free throw percentage (2-of-2) in basketball and fewest career singles victories (zero. sigh.) for tennis.
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