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Southwest Wake All-Conference Girls Basketball Team
Cary’s Azura Stevens and coach Pat Daly took the Southwest Wake Athletic Conference’s top girls basketball awards, as voted on by league coaches.
Stevens, who will play at Duke next season, averaged 29.6 points and 18.2 rebounds per game this season. Daly guided the Imps to the SWAC title and a 21-4 overall record. It was Cary’s first conference title since 2005.
Cary also placed senior point guard Mallory Curtis (7.1 ppg, 4.4 assists) on the second team.
Apex had a conference-leading three players on the all-conference list with forward Mia Castagnero (averaged 8.2 points, 8 rebounds, 2.1 steals), guard Aliya Ruffin (12 ppg, 5.5 rebounds) and center Tiffany Finley (11.8 ppg, 5.8 rebounds).
Athens Drive’s Grace Hunter was second in the league in scoring (27.5 ppg), while teammate Briana McCrimmon (7.7) made the second team.
Holly Springs had a first-teamer in Brianna Tate (13.5 ppg, 3.6 steals, 3.9 assists) and a second-teamer in Hadiya Howard (10.2 ppg, 8.3 rebounds).
Green Hope senior Jaria Martin was the Falcons’ only selection, while Panther Creek placed Caila Spruill and Middle Creek placed junior Holly Hite (11.8 ppg, 8.8 rebounds).
GREENSBORO — As recent years have shown, even the Triangle’s most prestigious high school wrestling programs can go a few years without an individual state champ. Entering Saturday’s N.C. High School Athletic Association tournament championships at the Greensboro Coliseum, Cary’s last individual champion was in 2009.
But the drought is over.
Junior Will Clark put the Imps back at the top of the podium by taking the 138-pound 4A title.
“It’s still not hit me yet,” Clark said. “I’ve been thinking about this since I was little watching my friends in high school win states... I’m still in shock.”
Last season, Clark was unbeaten going into the tournament but lost in the semifinals. He took third overall with a 55-1 season mark.
“I picked a better time to get my first loss,” Clark said, completing this season with a 49-1 record.
Clark’s opponent was Fayetteville Jack Britt’s Brandon Stern. The two had missed each other when their teams met in the dual-team playoffs because Clark was injured.
Clark stayed low on Stern, who had much longer arms, to prevent a first period takedown. The two were scoreless until Clark esacped in the second period for a 1-0 lead. Stern was in the bottom position in the third period, where he couldn’t get out of the grasp of Clark.
Stern lost 1-0, and Clark became the first individual champ for coach Taylor Cummings.
“Will just wrestled a hard-nosed match and was smart – and it’s hard to do both,” Cummings said. “Will was just knocking on this door a little too long.”
Cary teammate Nick Tarvin (113) was also in a championship, but he lost by pinfall right as the buzzer sounded on the first period to three-time state champon Drew Turner of Winston-Salem Parkland. Tarvin, who had seven losses in the regular season, ended his senior year on a hot streak.
Cary was third in the 4A championships. Sophomore Kollin Wade (third, 132) was the only other state placer.
Apex junior Chance Davis (120) nearly gave the Cougars their second state champ in as many seasons, but he lost 9-4 to Jack Britt’s Richard Tolston in the final. Davis ends the year 40-6 overall.
Holly Springs was fifth in the state championships thanks to third-place finishes from senior Aaron Redus (120) and junior Travian Cooke (160) as well as a fourth-place finish from senior Austin Galati (170) and a fifth-place finish from Daniel Richardson (152).
Panther Creek senior Matt Powell was sixth in the 220-pound division.
Cary's Will Clark celebrates his 1-0 win over Jack Britt's Brandon Stern
in the 138 pound 4A final during the NCHSAA State Championships
in Greensboro on Saturday, February 22, 2014. RAY BLACK III — newsobserver.com |Buy Photo
The Southwest Wake Athletic Conference champion Holly Springs wrestling team placed three wrestlers on the all-conference list plus Brandon Inge won coach of the year.
The Golden Hawks had junior Josh Richardson and seniors Daniel Richardson and Aaron Redus on the all-conference list.
Cary had the wrestler of the year in junior Will Clark. Clark, a back-to-back winner of the award, was joined by teammates Nick Tarvin, Parker Ragsdale, Kollin Wade, Ke Wang, Mark Mulligan and Alex Zuniga.
Seniors take up one half of the all-conference list.
There were 14 wrestlers named to the honorable mention list as well.
The next Imp Booster Club board meeting will be on March 9th at 7 PM. We will meet at the Hibernian.
We are in desperate need of additional board members for the spring season as well as next year. Potential board positions are listed below. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact Ken Kinsey for more information.
CHS Spirit Nigh at the Hibernian
off Kildairefarm Road
The Hibernian Irish Pub will host a Cary High Spirit night where they will donate 10% of food proceeds back to Cary High Athletics. If you have not tried the Hibernian before we encourage you to check it out and help support your local high school teams.
Every 3rd Monday of each month will be Cary High Spirit Night. Let your hostess know that you are with Cary High and a portion of your bill will be donated to Cary High Athletics.
Menus are available online and they do cater special events.