With Brooke Strickland’s 20 points leading four Lady Crusaders in double-figure scoring, Grace Christian cruised to a 66-26 win at city rival, and starting Friday night, Carolina Christian Conference rival, Lee Christian.
Marcus Velazquez transferred to Grace Christian with a few goals in mind.
“I came to Grace to build my relationship with the Lord, to excel academically and to try to earn a spot playing at the next level,” Velazquez said.
Grace Christian's Madison Bolen is an unlikely two-time all-state soccer standout. First of all, she's a two-time NCISAA All-State player as an eighth-grader.
For the second straight soccer season, Epiphany ended Grace Christian’s season with a 2-1 overtime win in the NCISAA 1A State Tournament, as the host Lady Falcons edged the Lady Crusaders in a quarterfinal match Tuesday afternoon.
4A State Championships
Pinecrest defeated Myers Park by one stroke, 19-20, on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the NCHSAA 4A state championship at Pinehurst No. 8 on Tuesday.
NCHSAA 1A second round
- South Stanly 10, North Moore 3
NCHSAA 2A second round
- Northwood 8, Corinth Holders 6
Friday afternoon’s state tournament soccer match at Grace Christian was going to be a first one way or the other.
NCHSAA 1A first round
- North Moore 15, Union Academy 7
- South Stokes 3, Chatham Central 2
NCHSAA State Tournament first round
Grace Christian’s girls soccer team won its first-ever conference tournament championship on Saturday in an All-Sanford clash for the Carolina Christian Conference tournament title, beating Lee Christian 6-3 in the final hosted by Wayne Christian School.
Grace Christian won the Carolina Christian Conference Tournament championship Friday night with a 7-1 win over top-seeded Cape Fear Christian. The Crusaders won the title avenging regular-season losses to CCC rivals on back-to-back nights and did so with convincing victories.
Lee Christian and Grace Christian prevailed in the semifinals of the Carolina Christian Conference girls soccer tournament Thursday at Wayne Christian School to make Friday night’s CCC championship game a neighborhood rivalry.
Overhills 4, Southern Lee 3 - OT
Grace Christian 4, Community Christian 3 - OT
* Carolina Christian Tournament semifinal
Grace Christian 17, Northwood Temple 0
Montgomery Kirby threw a five-inning no-hitter as the Crusaders (12-7) rolled through the quarterfinals of the Carolina Christian Conference Tournament at home Tuesday afternoon.
Eighth-grader Madison Bolen struck for four goals and Grace Christian cruised through its Senior Day and the quarterfinals of the Carolina Christian Conference Tournament Tuesday evening with an 8-0 win over Neuse Christian.
It was only one school year and one basketball season, but Brooke Strickland left quite a legacy with Grace Christian's basketball program and vice-versa.
Grace Christian 7, Neuse Christian 0
Freshman Torie Boyte scored a hat trick leading the Lady Crusaders (9-8-2, 6-2-0) to a Carolina Christian Conference win at Neuse Christian Friday afternoon.
Southern Lee 7, Apex 6
The Cavaliers (18-4) edged Apex (8-10) in the last non-conference game of Southern Lee's regular season Thursday night. The Cavaliers set a new program record for wins in a season.
Grace Christian rolled to an 8-0 Carolina Christian Conference victory at Greenfield School, ranked No. 3 in the state in NCISAA 1A, Thursday at Fleming Stadium.
Southern Lee 13, Douglas Byrd 0
Southern Lee (17-4, 9-1) completed a regular season sweep of Douglas Byrd
Southern Lee 13, Douglas Byrd 0
Grace Christian 12, Trinity Academy 1
Grace Christian rolled to an easy Carolina Christian Conference win at Trinity Monday afternoon.
Monday, April 22
Lee Christian at Cape Fear Christian - 4 p.m.
Friendship Christian at Grace Christian - 5 p.m.
Triton at Cleveland - 6 p.m.
Anna Murr and Brooke Strickland led Grace Christian to its best girls basketball season in school history and earned conference and state honors for their efforts.
Cary 9, Lee County 7
The Lady Yellow Jackets fought back multiple times, including with a three-run rally to make a 7-7 tie through five innings, but Cary (5-10, 4-8) took the lead for good in the sixth inning