The N.C. Soccer Coaches Association's postseason awards were littered with Triangle players -- 25 in all -- plus a 4A coach of the year and player of the year.
Green Hope, Clayton, Millbrook and East Chapel Hill win area 4A Wells Fargo Conference Cups. Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Corinth Holders also win Conference Cups.
Rosters for the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star girls soccer game, including Apex's Katie Thomas, Cardinal Gibbons' Hannah Holub and Caitlin Donovan, Carrboro's Samantha Burnch and Kyle Tawnie and Broughton's Kristen Cherry and Clay Weaver.
NCHSAA softball championships set at Raleigh's Walnut Creek Complex
NCHSAA finals will be at Durham Bulls Athletic Park and Carolina Mudcats' Five County Stadium.
Rosters for this summer's N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star boys basketball game in Greensboro.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state girls soccer championship on Saturday between Cary Green Hope and Cornelius Hough is not the first time a national top ranking has been decided in the NCHSAA title game.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association stated at its most recent meetings that it would hold off on implementing the "pod system" or any other seeded format for other 64-team playoff brackets.
And for sure, there were certainly a few kinks to be worked out after an opening day of fiasco when the brackets were announced, most notably when the NCHSAA did not clearly state how it was going to select its wild-card teams. Click on that link for all that info.
But feedback on the pod system was, at least from those who have spoken to this writer, positive once the games began. First-round rematches were minimal - just 24 of 128 first-round games statewide, as my study showed.
And besides, many coaches have been chomping at the bit to have some sort of seeded playoffs.
Now, let's do the same for softball, baseball and girls soccer, and see what we find.
Former Clayton High football coach Glenn Nixon died Tuesday morning after battling brain cancer.
But instead, the final shot of the game hit the crossbar as time expired and Gibbons lost by one. Below is the video of that moment, as posted on YouTube by username GibbonsLacrosse. It starts with a draw with 15 seconds left - right after Gibbons had just scored to cut the deficit to one.
It's worth watching. Well, maybe not if you're a Gibbons fan.
And if you are a Gibbons fan, I posted a different video below that one of pretty sweet highlight from this year - a one-handed goal by Danny Dorsett - that was also under the GibbonsLacrosse YouTube account and deserves to be linked somewhere as well.