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.
Isaac Kruger has helped Grace Christian’s soccer program to one state championship, this past fall, and two state runner-up seasons. He’s also been a Crusader basketball, golf and baseball player.
Grace Christian senior Anna Murr, the Crusader and Lee County all-time leading scorer in girls or boys basketball, will continue her basketball career in college as she signed with Truett-McConnell College on Tuesday.
Grace Christian senior Rob Fulton will get to continue his basketball career to the collegiate level as he signed to attend and play hoops at Guilford College on Tuesday.
Grace Christian's girls soccer team, playing for its first-ever NCISAA state title, trailed Hickory Christian for all but 25 seconds worth of Saturday afternoon's NCISAA 1A State Championship. The Lady Crusaders (18-2-1) still had every chance to win until the last five minutes of overtime.
Grace Christian 2, Statesville Christian 1
Grace Christian's girls soccer season has been full of new program records and obstacles.
NCHSAA 3A State Tournament first round
- Hunt 7, Northwood 3
Grace Christian's girls soccer team earned its first trip to the NCISAA state semifinals with a 2-0 victory over visiting Wayne Country Day Tuesday afternoon.
Just three days after the highlight of the season for Grace Christian's baseball team, the season came to a sudden end with Halifax Academy rallying from a 7-0 deficit for a 10-8 victory
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
Union Pines 14, Southern Lee 6
Grace Christian completed a perfect 10-0 mark through Carolina Christian Conference play and won its second straight CCC girls soccer tournament championship with a 2-0 victory versus Neuse Christian Monday at Community Christian School.
Elisa Carver’s been a team captain for Grace Christian soccer since her freshman year. So as a senior this spring, she’s a certain veteran as a team leader.
Grace Christian 10, Wayne Christian 4
Grace Christian 15, Neuse Christian 0
Grace Christian 14, Cape Fear Christian 3
Grace Christian 12, Wayne Country Day 0
Lee County 12, Cary 7
Grace Christian won its first Carolina Christian Conference girls soccer season championship Thursday afternoon.
Surry Central took advantage of Grace Christian miscues in the first three innings and finished its trip to the Chatlee Easter Invitational with fifth place and a 2-1 mark, defeating the Crusaders 5-3 Friday afternoon.
Southern Lee and Union Pines will be co-hosts for the 2014 Chatlee Easter Invitational baseball tournament today through Saturday.
Six Lady Crusaders scored goals as Grace Christian (12-1, 6-0), winning for the third time in four afternoons, finished a busy week with an 8-1 win over visiting Northwood Temple in a Carolina Christian Conference soccer match on Friday.
Aaron Ayers pitched four shutout innings and Micah Welborn led Grace Christian's slugging with four RBI as the Crusaders (9-7, 5-1) beat visiting Northwood Temple 15-0 in five innings in a Carolina Christian Conference game Friday afternoon.
Gray's Creek 3, Southern Lee 1 - 8 innings
Northwood 7, Cedar Ridge 1
Northwood 3, Granville Central 0