High Schools

Green Hope, Gibbons and Carrboro keep all-sports cups

tstevens@newsobserver.comJune 24, 2013 

Green Hope and Cardinal Gibbons continued their dominance of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s all-sports competition during the 2012-13 school year.

Green Hope won the 4A competition for the fourth consecutive year while Gibbons won its eighth straight title, including the 3A championship for the fourth straight time. The Crusaders had won the 2A title for four straight years before moving to 3A.

Carrboro repeated as 2A champion and Lake Norman Charter claimed the 1A title.

The Wells Fargo Cup all-sports competition awards points to schools for advancing in NCHSAA playoff competition. All teams that finish in the top eight positions, including ties, receive points.

Green Hope, which won state 4A titles in girls’ cross country, girls’ soccer and boys’ swimming, accumulated 555 points to easily outdistance second-place Broughton, with 477.5 points. East Chapel Hill, 312.5, was seventh.

The 4A schools that finished 10th through 15th were Wake County Schools – Southeast Raleigh (282.5), Wakefield (270), Cary (267.5), Leesville Road (255), Millbrook (250) and Apex (248.67).

Gibbons scored the most points (705 points) in the state. The Crusaders breezed to the Wells Fargo title and won state 3A championships in boys’ dual-team tennis, girls’ soccer, boys’ swimming, volleyball, boys’ cross country and girls’ cross country. Waxhaw Marvin Ridge was second with 662.5 points and Chapel Hill was fourth, netting 420 points.

Raleigh Charter (325) was fifth in 1A.

Nontraditional success: Nontraditional schools did very well in the Wells Fargo competition. The NCHSAA’s three nonboarding parochial schools finished among the top three in their classifications in the all-sports competition.

Gibbons won in 3A and Charlotte Catholic was third. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness was second in 1A.

Four of the top five finishers in 1A were nontraditional schools – Lake Norman Charter, McGuinness, Science & Math and Raleigh Charter.

Locals named to all-state baseball: Sanderson’s Daniel Dulaney and Tyler Hardee were named to the ncpreps.com all-state baseball team.

They joined 35 other players on the 4A team.

Cardinal Gibbons’ Stephen Scott and Robbie Thorburn made the 3A club.

NCISAA Wells Fargo Cup: Cary Christian didn’t win a single state championship this year, which makes their first N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Wells Fargo Cup even more impressive.

The Knights won the 2A classification Cup, which is based on best overall postseason finishes among all sports. Cary Christian had 380 points and runner-up was High Point Westchester Country Day with 322.5. It ends a three-year reign by conference rival St. David’s, which had three state championships this year. St. David’s finished sixth in 2A standings this year.

New Bern’s Epiphany School won 1A with Grace Christian, Word of God and Trinity School of Raleigh finishing sixth, 13th and 14th, respectively.

Charlotte Providence Day won 3A. Ravenscroft finished third and North Raleigh Christian was 11th.

J. Mike Blake contributed to this report.

Stevens: 919-829-8910

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