Middle School Boys Tennis
BOYS TENNIS v. FRANKLIN ACADEMY
On Monday, the 9th the boys kicked off their post-season CAMSC play against Franklin Academy at home. It was an exciting match with a worthy opponent and the boys edged out a win after Matt Harrell and Jack Preiss sealed the win at #3 doubles. "It was a tough win in the first round for us, I was really happy for the team to pull out that win" said coach Nathan Tarr. This 5-4 over Franklin advanced the team into the second round of playoffs.
BOYS LACROSSE v. CARY ACADEMY
The middle school boys lacrosse team played in conference tournament on Tuesday and came ready to play. In the first two minutes of the game Luke Viera scored the first goal for the Warriors to take the lead in the game. The Chargers tied up the game but then Luke Deihl provided some offense for the Warriors to take the lead 2-1. The Warriors had other opportunities to score in the game but was not able to put any thing in the back if the net. The Warriors lost the game 11-2 but played tough the entire game. The defense held strong through the game and goalie Grady Edwards made 12 saves in the game.
GIRLS LACROSSE v. ST. MARY MAGDALENE
In their last game of the season the girls lacrosse team played the St. Mary Magdalene Monarchs. The girls started strong and played consistently throughout the entire match. Kacky Chapman had 9 draw controls, Kate Madison lead our team with 4 goals and Margaret Ellerbe followed with 3. "We have numerous people score their first goal of the season. We are so proud of the girls work and how they ended the season strong!" said the coaches. It was a decisive 13-5 victory for the Warriors and a positive note to end on a great season.
BOYS TENNIS v. CARY ACADEMY
In the second round of the CASMC tournament the boys tennis team traveled to Cary Academy where they were bested by a tough opponent in the Chargers. "It was a strong season that ended with a tough loss in the semi-finals of the conference tournament, but I'm really proud of the team", said Coach Tarr.
GIRLS LACROSSE v. RAVENSCROFT
The girls lacrosse team hosted Ravenscroft on Friday where the girls got their first game of the week after a rain-out attempt on Tuesday. They played very aggressive but controlled and the team took a win after a tight game that concluded with a tie score forcing an overtime. The team rallied to keep the pressure on and they finished with a overtime score of 9-7 over the Ravens. Head coach Lindsey Rittenmeyer said “we are so proud of the team as they worked really hard especially in this crazy weather! They really played like team players and we are excited for our next game on Tuesday!”
BASEBALL v. ST. TIMOTHY’S
The baseball team took the short trip to St. Timothy’s and played very well but unfortunately finished with a 1-7 loss. The team had runners on 2nd and 3rd all game just couldn’t drive them home with a timely hit. Smith Goracke threw all four innings for the team with five strikeouts giving up only three earned runs. He also walked twice at the plate and had two stolen bases. Brock Phillips scored our only run and had 1 hit to get on base.
SOCCER v. ST. TIMOTHY’S
Despite the scoreboard the girls soccer team had a great game with great play against St. Timothy’s. The game was closer than the 0-3 score showed and the girls made a really solid push in the 2nd half being down 2-0 with some good scoring chances. With some aggressive play the team missed an opportunity to have a penalty kick that might have potentially made the score 2-1, but unfortunately it didn’t work out. “Sad to see the season end but incredibly proud of how this group of young ladies fought all season. They really showed their Warrior spirit!” coach Walston concluded.
BOYS LACROSSE v. CARY ACADEMY
The MS boys lacrosse team traveled to Cary academy for their game on May 5th. Luke Viera had the lone goal for the Warrior with an assist from Luke Deihl. Grady Edwards made an impressive 12 saves in the game! The Warriors look forward to their game at NRCA on Friday as they continue to improve and get ready for the conference tournament next week.
GOLF v. CAMSC
Middle School golf had yet another impressive showing at the CAMSC tournament. In the conference match-up the team was eager to prove that all their success through the season had not been a fluke. Their determination and talent was on show as they blazed through the course finishing with a score of 150, winning by 13 strokes. This team score of 150 was the lowest winning score recorded in the past eight years! Congratulations to an amazing MS golf crew on their dominant win!
BOYS LACROSSE v. NRCA
On Tuesday, in a packed week of games for the boys lacrosse team who got a very late start in their season of games due to unforeseen circumstances, the team played NRCA at home after a quick rain delay. The Warriors were unable to gain any traction on offense and the Knight’s onslaught of shots proved to be too much. The team will regroup fine tuning their fundamentals in practice on Wednesday and play in their next game on Thursday against Cary Academy.
BOYS LACROSSE v. CARY CHRISTIAN
The Middle School Boys Lacrosse Team played Cary Christian on Monday and played a tough game and showed improvement by scoring 4 goals. Luke Deihl, Conor MacGabhann and Hammy Sloan provided the offensive scoring. While Grady Grad Edwards anchored the defense in goal. Grandison Howard also kept the Knights in check by providing a defensive buffer around the goal. The Warriors look to take on NRAC on Tuesday.
SOCCER v. GRACE CHRISTIAN
The team’s loss to Grace Christian closed out their regular season play. “High work ethic, high energy, no-quit attitude, and most importantly heart…these are the qualities that describe this team.” Those are the closing thoughts from coach Jonathan Walston about the team. Down a player and with a couple of key injuries that took players out for several minutes, others stepped up to fill the void. Defending the roughly 25 shots on goal, Jordan Holmes had a great game in net. Walston added, that “she was steady and frustrated the Grace attack. We struggled to find offense, however, after a few key changes, things turned somewhat. We were pushing the ball into the Grace zone and when Suiter Mayhew went down in the box, we found ourselves with a penalty kick. Ruva Magaya was called on to take the PK and delivered for our second goal of the season. It was a beautiful shot and she was well deserving of the opportunity. One again I was very proud of the girls as they have shown consistent improvement throughout the season and gained a great deal of confidence. We hope to take that energy into the tournament on Friday and make some noise.” Go Warriors!
GOLF v. ST. MICHAEL’S
The middle school golf team continued its tear with another impressive in at Monday’s invitational at St. Michael’s against 6 other teams played at Prestonwood Country Club. The team is undefeated this season and this marks their 6th straight win! They won with a score of 153. Sheppard McKenzie shot a 35. Ford and James Fisher each shot 37.
TENNIS v. NRCA
The tennis team started off their week playing North Raleigh Christian Academy. The team was ready to compete and started off strong against the worthy opponent. It was a great effort by all that resulted in an 8-1 victory over the Knights. Patrick Clegg and Forbes Stallings won especially competitive matches against tough opponents that were great wins. “The team played really well and we got a really important awesome win today”, said head coach Nathan Tarr.M
BASEBALL v. GRACE
The boys baseball team took on Grace Christian on a beautiful day for their last regular season game. The group, just like in past games, had some really impressive play pieced together but couldn’t quite string enough together to edge out a win. Reilly Crosby had 2 hits, 1 stolen bases and scored 2 of the 3 runs. Smith Goracke got on base twice, had two stolen bases. William Russell shined in the field with 4 putouts. The team closes their regular season with that game and will start conference play this week as well.
BASEBALL v. CARY ACADEMY & FRANKLIN ACADEMY
The baseball team had two games this week squeezing in their Cary Academy under the wire with bad weather and, having a mid-game week cancelled, they finished their week playing Franklin Academy. It was a tough week for the crew as they lost both their games to talented opponents. In their game against the Chargers the team's highlights included a first start of the year from Smith Goracke pitching 1 inning and striking out 2 batters while not allowed an earned run! Goracke was also the only base runner drawing a walk in the first inning. Gavin Hitmar played great defensively at second base making three putouts in the final inning of play. The loss against Franklin saw similar great play with James Vinson going 1-2 having the teams only hit and came around to score the teams only run. Smith Goracke reached base twice with two walks and added two stolen bases. Goracke was also flashing leather on the defensive side of the ball with four putouts at second base. Thomas France reached base twice with a walk and an HBP (hit by pitch). Reilly Crosby, Gavin Hitmar and Goracke turned a beautiful 6-4-3 double play defensively to end the first inning. Great job guys!
TENNIS v. ENDEAVOR
The tennis team had a game on a beautiful day against Endeavor. The win was a great boost for the group after a cancelled game earlier in the week due to weather. It was an 8-0 victory against the opponent and the team played very hard and with positive support for one another. "It was a solid team performance with all ten players able to contribute in point scoring matches. Everyone got to help with the win and I was really happy for the team", Coach Tarr said.
GOLF v. MULTI
The MS golf team played a home match at Hedingham mid-week and posted another impressive winning result. With a team score of 140 the group easily took the win. Highlights included James Fisher shooting a three under 32, and Ford Fisher shooting a one under 34. Well done team!
SOCCER v. CARY ACADEMY & CARY CHRISTIAN
After a one and a half hour weather delay the girls soccer team was able to take the field at Cary Academy early last week. Despite the delay, the girls played really well. "To look at our team now compared to how we looked at the beginning of the season, it is night and day. The girls are really growing up on the field and gaining valuable experience", said head coach Walston. Avery Black again produced a strong effort on defense and Ellie McLaughlin and Finley Spivey created several give and go play and provided pressure on the Charger’s defense. "Once again, I am proud of the effort across the board. These girls fight until the last whistle and certainly show what it is to be a true Warrior", he added. They took a 5-0 loss but were pleased with their effort and play.
Their game against Cary Christian was another hard-fought game that was much closer than the 0-4 loss suggested. Suiter Mayhew had a great game in the midfield consistently winning 50/50 balls and controlling possession. Chandler Rideout frustrated the Knights with aggressive and tenacious play never giving up on any ball. Jordan Holmes made some fantastic saves at keeper and played a great 2nd half. "The girls are keeping possession much better and creating scoring chances consistently which is exciting. The future is very bright for these young ladies and I am honored to be their coach", said Walston.
BOYS LACROSSE v. CARY CHRISTIAN
The boys lacrosse team took the field in an away game against Cary Christian for the first time all season! The team has dealt with a tremendous amount of adversity throughout this season and has endured one game cancellation after the next. They were unsurprisingly nervous for the first competition but eventually settled in after a difficult first half. The team started to gain better possessions, won a few draws and began attacking the opponents goal better. Head coach Ricardo Viera was vocal throughout the game helping the team stay calm and focused. The team took the 1-10 loss well and they were all very happy to have been able to play in their first game.
BASEBALL v. MAGELLAN, NRCA, WAKE CHRISTIAN
It was a busy week for the boys MS baseball team with an unusual three games in one week. The team approached each one with good attitudes and great effort. Their loss against Magellan Charter (1-14) had some impressive play by the boys. Reilly Crosby went 2-3 with a single, double, stolen base and scored our only run. Oren Cline went 1-2 with a single and stolen base. Smith Goracke drew two walks at the plate and had two stolen bases. The following day the team traveled to North Raleigh Christian Academy only to be stifled by a talented opponent. Still again they showed grit and promising play in the 0-19 loss. Thomas France went 1-1 with a single and Smith Goracke reached base twice and had 1 stolen base. After one day of some rest the team was back at it hosting Wake Christian Academy on Thursday, April 7th. They took another tough loss but maintained a competitive spirit. Gavin Hitmar went 1-1 with a single. Oren Cline had a stolen base after pinch running for James Vinson who reached base on a walk. The team finished the week with new resolve to “keep fighting and work towards winning one play at a time”, said coach Eric Smith.
BOYS TENNIS v. WAKE CHRISTIAN
The boys tennis team took at tough loss last Thursday (3/31) but rebounded nicely when they met up with Wake Christian on April 4th. They played competitively and aggressively but with great control and patience in their shots beating Wake Christian 9-0. The team was missing two of their top six, but it didn’t matter because of the depth and play from the team. A noteworthy highlight moment was Liles Knight winning his first start at six singles 8-0. The team is excited to get back on the court after the break this week.
GIRLS LACROSSE v. OUR LADY OF LOURDES
The team traveled just the short 1.5 miles to Our Lady of Lourdes and had amazing efforts despite their 7-10 loss. Margaret Ellerbe led the team with 3 goals, Kate Madison and Anna Hauser followed with two goals each. It was an all-around team effort though with other major contributions. Lula Segrave, Marion Cella, and Mary C. Sewell kept great pressure on defense and on offense Kacky Chapman kept attacking the Lions relentlessly. “We are so proud of the girls’ hard work especially in the heat! This is a growing team with a growing season and we are very excited to see how this team continues to work together and play hard!” said head coach Lindsey Rittenmeyer.
GIRLS SOCCER v. NRCA
The girls soccer team traveled to NRCA on Tuesday, April 5th. “They had excellent performances in all areas on the field and are making great strides for such a young team”, the coach mentioned. “Our physicality was better than theirs and I was proud of the girls for that” he added. Chandler Rideout was strong on defense and Suiter Mayhew and Finley Spivey held the midfield well, consistently distributing the ball to Ellie McLaughlin up top who beat several defenders on multiple plays and challenged the opponent’s back line. The team is thankful for the break to allow them to heal as they are down several players with injuries. The coach emphasized coming back strong for the stretch run to the conference tournament.
TENNIS v. ST. TIMOTHY’S
The tennis team played a tough match against St Timothy’s, losing 8-1. The team fought hard against a worthy opponent and saw glimpses of great progress and competition. Forbes Stallings played his most impressive match of the season, winning #3 singles 8-4.
GOLF v. ST. TIMOTHY’S
The MS golf team won by 6 strokes over the second place team when they traveled to Raleigh Golf Association. Finishing with a team score of 152, Sheppard McKenzie and James Fisher each shot 36, and Henry Brewer shot 39.
SOCCER v. TRINITY ACADEMY
The girls soccer team lost to Trinity Academy with a score of 0-6. Jordan Holmes made some excellent saves and is really looking comfortable in goal. Frances Fischer playing in only her 2nd soccer game did great and is really finding her feet and understanding the game. “Really proud of the effort despite the score and the challenge of playing teams with certainly older and more experienced players”, coach Walston said.
SOCCER v. MAGELLAN
The girls soccer team is struggling with injuries but played Magellan who had sixteen experienced 8th graders and three 7th graders. While the team is young they fought very hard with their limited roster. Jordan Holmes did a great job in goal fighting to keep the barrage of shots out while the defense was similarly tested. Despite having a broken arm and wearing a soft cast, Finley Spivey did a great job in the midfield and Avery Black turned away offensive attacks consistently frustrating Magellan’s offense. “So proud of these girls for coming out and playing for themselves and for me”, said coach Walston. “They have a great deal of heart and I am privileged to be coaching this group of young ladies” he added.
GOLF v. ST. MICHAEL’S
The golf team had a great match vs. St. Michael’s. In anticipation of the rain Thursday they moved their game to Wednesday and the team performed well in the early match-up. Their victory with a final score of 144-157 was another great win for them to build off of. James Fisher shot one under par and Ford Fisher shot even par.
GIRLS LACROSSE v. ST. MICHAEL’S
Girls lacrossed played Friday at St. Michael’s and had a great game with high energy, good communication and great team effort. Kacky Chapman and Kate Madison won a number of draw controls. Kacky Chapman, Kackie Koon, and Kate Madison all put some goals on the board. The team’s defense played stellar. Kackie Koon, Martha Godwin, Anderson Monk, Marion Cella and Anna Hauser were huge assets to our game. The team ultimately lost 11-7 but “carry with them a lot of energy and confidence for our next game” said coach Rittenmeyer.