Broughton's Devonte Graham and Sanderson's Bria Gibson win Cap-8 player of the year honors.
Cary ended the regular season as the No. 1-ranked team in the N&O area.
This blog wraps up the 2012-13 wrestling season in the area. Below are links to the all-area team, final N&O team rankings and links from the postseason.
N&O all-metro team: 16 wrestlers on the N&O team
Final N&O top 15 rankings: Cary No. 1, Holly Springs No. 2, etc
NCHSAA individual tournamentOrange repeats 3A tournament title, other area winners
Triangle-area state placers: Full list
Triangle-area state qualifiers: Full list here
Story links to this year's boys and girls swimming & diving conference, regional and state championships.
Greater Neuse River Conference championships story: Clayton sweeps
Tri-9 Conference championships story: Green Hope boys & Apex girls win
Cap-8 championships story: Millbrook boys & Leesville Road girls win
All-metro swim team: 12 boys, 12 girls on the N&O team
A full list of those Triangle-area wrestlers who placed in the state, starting with the champions.
Apex, 4A: Jake Castagnero, senior (195)
Carrboro, 2A: George Carpenter, junior (113)
Northern Durham, 4A: Josh Brown, senior (106)
Northern Durham, 4A: Rodney Shepard, senior (152)
Southeast Raleigh, 4A: Phillip Shuler, senior
The NCHSAA released its schedule for next week's Eastern regional basketball championships, hosted by the Crown Coliseum and Crown Arena in Fayetteville.
This year, the 3A and 4A will play at the larger Crown Coliseum while 2A and 1A play at the Crown Arena. When the East regional came to Fayetteville two years ago, the NCHSAA played 2A with 4A, playing at the Coliseum in the first year and the Arena during the second. The idea, originally, was to continue alternating sites.
This year, the larger schools get the larger venue.
Correspondent Steven Gaither was a master multi-tasker Wednesday night.
During third-seeded Apex's comeback win against sixth-seeded Millbrook in the second round of the NCHSAA 4A boys' basketball playoffs, he was taking notes for his story and taking video.
The video is on Gaither's YouTube channel, and we'll link it here. Apex didn't score a point in the second quarter, but went on a scoring binge in the third to set up a winning layup with only a few ticks left.
Here's a list of Triangle-area wrestlers who qualified for this weekend's NCHSAA state wrestling championships in Greensboro. Cary's Will Clark and Southeast Raleigh's Phillip Shuler are undefeated.
While few coaches complained about the selection process last year, which was the first time basketball used a seeding process and teams did not have designated spots in the bracket, it was important to see if this year's tweaks were going to bring wholesale changes.
Now that this year's brackets are through the first round, it's time to compare last year's to this year's.
The number of conference rematches saw a slight increase with this year's method. The biggest increase was the number of second-round games between girls' basketball teams from the same conference - now 18 out of 64 games, a more than 50% increase from last year's total of 11.
2013 Tri-9 boys' basketball all-conference awards, stat leaders, season standings and postseason finishesSubmitted by jmikeblake on 02/26/2013 - 16:03
Middle Creek and Apex were co-conference champs.
One blog with all of the all-conference performers, stat leaders, links to postseason stories and final season standings for the 2012 Tri-Nine Conference boys' basketball season.
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2013 Tri-9 girls' basketball all-conference awards, stat leaders, season standings and postseason finishesSubmitted by jmikeblake on 02/26/2013 - 13:04
Green Hope won its fourth straight regular-season conference championship.
One blog with all of the all-conference performers, stat leaders, links to postseason stories and final season standings for the 2012 Tri-Nine Conference girls' basketball season.
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