We’re back with another edition of the HSOT 101, where we honor 101 different athletes (and in some cases, coaches) with a rundown of some of the best feats from Eastern and Central N.C.
Are you upset your athlete didn’t get listed in our previous HSOT 101 reports? Well, the best way to report athletic feats is to either use the hashtag #HSOT101 on Twitter or (perhaps easier) update your MaxPreps page statistics as much as possible (for cross country, ncrunners.com is fine). If it’s not on MaxPreps, it’s much harder to find.
Girls Tennis (52)
Let’s take some time to recognize those players who qualified for the NCHSAA individual championships, but fell in the first round (our previous HSOT 101 only mentioned those in the latter rounds).
Those in 1A included: Abby Armstead of Franklin Academy (1A singles), Georgia Lee of Lejeune (1A singles), Vedika Birla of Raleigh Charter (1A singles), Jessica Copeland and Lilly Boyce of Edenton Holmes (1A doubles), Cami Hughes and Taylor Hughes of Chatham Central (1A doubles), Ashlynn Stephan and Niamh Stephan of Franklin Academy (1A doubles).
2A state qualifiers included: Madison Holloman of Greene Central (2A doubles), Aiden Rooney of Durham School of the Arts (2A singles), Sammie Lilliston and Gray Tillett of First Flight (2A singles), Savanna Lee of West Bladen (2A singles), Chance Ogle and Jayce Gaither of Durham School of the Arts (2A doubles), Claire Sheperd and Mia Pagnani of Washington High (2A doubles), Jocelyn Mitchell and Avery Headen of Jordan-Matthews (2A doubles), Amanda Haggerty and Ivey Rouse of Spring Creek (2A doubles), Rose Wang and Grace Dai of NCSSM (2A doubles)
In 3A, that meant: River Britt of Union Pines (3A singles), Crystal Anderson of Clayton (3A singles), Kylee Edwards of Topsail (3A singles), Chloe Arnett of Cape Fear (3A singles), Madison Cullipher of D.H. Conley (3A singles), Maryah Stokes and Ginger Evans of J.H. Rose (3A doubles), Leah McDonough and Lauren McDonough of Terry Sanford (3A doubles), Sara Frances Butler and Anne McBryde Barker of New Hanover (3A doubles), Caroline Broderick and Katie Moss of Rocky Mount (3A doubles), Olivia Ward and Alana Lutz of Cedar Ridge (3A doubles), Kathryn Thompson and Frances Coleman of New Hanover (3A doubles).
In 4A, qualifiers included: Rindha Sudhini of Green Hope (4A singles), Becket Waters of Broughton (4A singles), Gabriella Cicin of Apex (4A singles), Alka Tomar of Green Hope (4A singles), Juliana Craft of Sanderson (4A singles), Catherine Battle and Lila Vallot of Enloe (4A doubles), Becca Bollinger and Meg Spickard of Sanderson (4A doubles), and Isabella King and Anna Grace Black of Pinecrest (4A doubles).
Boys Soccer (34)
NCISAA all-state awards were doled out at season’s end.
In 1A, those went to Greenfield School’s Jackson Stone, Sebastian Partida, and Patrick Smith were selected along with Kerr-Vance Academy’s Marc Howell and Jack Cheever; Ridgecroft School’s Dawson Rose, Cade Harrell, Zeb Askew; Neuse Christian’s Marcelo Ribeiro; Lee Christian’s Colby Johnson and Brandon Jones; Christian Gallindo of Grace Christian Sanford; Jackson Overby of Crossroads Christian.
In 2A, Wayne Country Day’s Nehemiya Shaw, Marquise Newell, Christian Garloch, Fayetteville Academy’s Boyce Purdie, Hudson Zeisman, and Julian Barbaro, O’Neal School’s Bennett Moore, and Trinity Academy Raleigh’s Jackson Hall all made all-state.
The all-state 3A players were, from the east: Cape Fear Academy’s Holt Robison and Connor Smith; Coastal Christian’s Walker Henderson and Brian Cooke; Cary Christian’s Noah Holmes, Davis Hinton, and Matt Hall; St. David’s Miller Ashe, and Grace Christian Raleigh’s Landon Lauffer.
Eastern representatives on the 4A all-state team were: Ravenscroft’s Emmanuel Petrov and Jared Sullivan, Durham Academy’s Nick Epstein, and Wake Christian’s Robby Stanovich.
Congrats once more to championship MVPs: Green Hope’s Sydney Dowler, Currituck County’s Camryn Johnson, and Falls Lake Academy’s Chase Teel.
Boys Soccer (4)
Granville Central senior Eduardo Cifuentes ended his record-breaking year with 56 assists, shattering the old NCHSAA single-season record.
The 55 goals scored by Roanoke Rapids’ Carson Neal appear to be the most scored by an NCHSAA player this year and second in the state.
Cardinal Gibbons’ Justin Dieter had four goals in back-to-back playoff games, leading the Crusaders into the 4A East regional final, where they lost to Green Hope.
Voyager Academy’s Spencer Chwalik notched 100 career goals this year. That’s the most in school history.
These football feats are from the regular season finale.
Laderrick Neville of Northern Durham now has eight interceptions, tying him for fourth-most in the state this year. Neville also had nine interceptions last year.
Midway’s Carson Calcutt completed 6 of 9 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns and ran nine times for 156 yards and five touchdowns in a rout of Spring Creek last Friday.
South Creek’s Jahkene Clark completed 10 of 12 passes for 176 yards and three touchdowns in a Week 12 win over North Edgecombe.
Southern Lee’s Nick Locklear ran 18 times for 195 yards and four touchdowns in a Week 12 win over Harnett Central.
Leesville Road’s David Sohn ran 26 times for 144 yards and three touchdowns as the Pride defeated Broughton in the season finale.
Riverside’s D’Anthony Bright ran 52 times for 302 yards (not a typo) and three touchdowns to lift the Pirates from Durham over crosstown foe Jordan and win the Triangle 6 co-title.
Eastern Wayne’s Desmond Vaughn completed 10 of 20 passes for 221 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over New Bern.
Lee County’s A.J. Boulware ran 19 times for 221 yards and four touchdowns in a victory over West Carteret.