Alex Dolwick of Grace Christian won N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 2A cross country championships at Hagan Stone Park just outside of Greensboro on Friday. Dolwick led the Eagles to their third straight state championship.
Dolwick (16:27) went undefeated against NCISAA competition on the year.
Teammates Will Sosseman (17:27, sixth), Aaron Baker (17:36, 10th) and Ryan Haughee (17:54, 19th) helped pave the way for the Eagles’ third title. Grace’s 65 points were well ahead of runner-up Ephiphany School (125) of New Bern.
Cary Christian’s Joshua Watson (17:40, 11th) and Mark Watson (17:51, 18th) finished in the top 20 among 2A boys’ runners to help the Knights to a fifth-place finish. In 2A girls, Cary Christian eighth-grader Marissa Bishop (20:07) was fourth.
Cary Academy’s boys, led by Josh Mitchell (16:09, sixth) were runner-up to Charotte Providence Day in the 3A title. Coleman Mitchell (16:39, 10th) and Michael Miller (16:51, 16th) also had good races for the Chargers.
The Chargers girls were third, led by runner-up Emma Astrike-Davis (18:35.19). Cary Academy’s Sarah Hamon (19:56, 10th) and Emily Lane (20:06, 13th) also finished in the top 20.
Volleyball: The volleyball teams for Cary Christian, the No. 4 seed in 2A, and Cary Academy, the fifth seed in 3A, each ended in Friday’s quarterfinals. Cary Academy (22-10) lost 3-1 to conference foe and No. 4 seed North Raleigh Christian, while Cary Christian (17-5) was swept by fifth seed Asheville Christian.
Cary Christian’s Adria Johnson was a 2A all-state selection while Cary Academy’s Moriah Smith received 3A all-state.
Chargers tennis: Fourth-seeded Cary Academy (13-9) was eliminated in the 3A tennis semifinals by Charlotte Country Day on Friday, 8-1.
Girls’ golf: Ashley Landguth was the only local golfer to compete in the NCISAA girls’ golf championships. The Cary Academy player finished 10th with an 82 at Pine Needles Golf Club in Southern Pines, which gives her all-state honors.
All-state soccer: Grace Christian’s Pierston Wiesned, Cary Christian’s Jeremy Twidt and Cary Academy’s Collin Dworsky were named to the NCISAA all-state teams for 2A or 3A.