Monday, October 31, 2011

10/31 playoff update


Brackets for both the N.C. High School Athletic Association and N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association football playoffs were released during the weekend. Here are the match-ups for Cabarrus County teams (local teams in bold):

No. 8 Mount Pleasant at No. 1 West Rowan
No. 5 Cox Mill at No. 4 Statesville
No. 6 Northwest Cabarrus at No. 3 Concord

No. 8 Hickory Ridge at No. 1 Charlotte Catholic
No. 6 Ledford at No. 3 A.L. Brown

Div. II
No. 6 Cannon School at No. 3 Christ School
No. 7 North Raleigh Christian at No. 2 First Assembly

Cross country
Natalie Andrejchak led the Jay M. Robinson girls to a second-place finish in the NCHSAA 3A Midwest regionals Saturday. Robinson's Brooke Johns finished in seventh place.

Northwest Cabarrus' Maddie Lowe finished fifth in the race, advancing to states as an individual. The trojans finished sixth at regionals. A.L. Brown was fifth, Cox Mill was seventh and Hickory Ridge finished eighth.

On the boys' side, Robinson finished third behind Clifford Buck and Andrew Fried, who were sixth and seventh respectively. A.L. Brown's Jose Navarette, Northwest's Gil Gilreath and Cox Mill's Taylor Page advanced to states as individuals. Kannapolis finished seventh overall, while Cox Mill was eighth, Hickory Ridge 10th and Northwest Cabarrus was 11th.

For complete results, N.C. Runners has them compiled.

The state championships take place Saturday.

Cannon's Tim Gruber finished 26th at the NCISAA 3A state championships Saturday to lead the Cougars to a 10th-place finish at states. The girls, led by Darby West's 40th-place finish, were also 10th.

First Assembly finished 17th in the 2A boys regionals and 16th on the girls' side.

For complete results, check out the NCISAA's website.