What to watch for
This week is full of good high school basketball action, with most holiday tournaments starting Thursday and ending Saturday. The brackets for these various tournaments is on the PrepsNow blog at nando.com/prepsnow.
Girls basketball: Athens Drive in Hoops for Hope Tournament at Heritage High.
Boys basketball: Green Hope in South Granville Holiday Tournament; Cary in Lee County Tournament; Apex and Middle Creek in HighSchoolOT.com Invitational; Athens Drive in South Granville Holiday Tournament; Cary Academy and Cary Christian in Cary Academy Tournament; Grace Christian at High Point Christmas Classic at Southwest Guilford.
Girls basketball: Green Hope in Eastern Alamance Holiday Hoopla; Cary and Holly Springs in HighSchoolOT.com Invitational; Apex in Lee County Tournament; Cary Academy and Cary Christian in Cary Academy Tournament.
Boys basketball: Fuquay-Varina in Bunn Tournament.
Girls basketball: Fuquay-Varina in Bunn Tournament.
Wrestling: Green Hope at Chapel Hill Tiger Classic; area teams at WRAL Tournament, hosted by Athens Drive.
• Holly Springs moved up to No. 1 in The News & Observer wrestling rankings after a 31-30 win over Cary. The Hawks had been No. 4. Cary slid from No. 1 to No. 3.
• In the season’s first News & Observer basketball rankings, Panther Creek’s boys and Cary’s girls were each No. 2. The Cary boys were No. 10, Apex girls were No. 7, Holly Springs girls were No. 12, Panther Creek girls were No. 13, and Cardinal Gibbons girls were No. 14.
|T1. Panther Creek||2||0||10||1|
|T1. Holly Springs||2||0||3||7|
|T3. Middle Creek||1||1||5||4|
|T6. Green Hope||0||2||2||7|
|T6. Athens Drive||0||2||0||7|
|T3. Holly Springs||1||1||8||2|
|T3. Panther Creek||1||1||6||4|
|T3. Athens Drive||1||1||4||4|
|T3. Green Hope||1||1||2||6|
|T7. Middle Creek||0||2||2||8|
|1. Holly Springs||4||0||18||1|
|3. Athens Drive||2||2||7||5|
|4. Panther Creek||2||2||5||4|
|6. Green Hope||1||3||1||4|
|7. Middle Creek||1||3||1||7|