Monday, April 23, 2012 —
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For the first time in the 10-year history of the school, the Gray Stone boys’ tennis team won the Yadkin Valley Conference regular-season title with a 6-3 win over Albemarle.
The Knights finish the season with a perfect 14-0 overall record.
Head coach Jeff Walter talked about his team winning the first boys’ tennis title in school history.
“The first conference championship is special. I never would have guessed it. We lost three of our top six to start this season, but we got better as the season progressed and are playing our best tennis at the right time,” Walter said.
The Gray Stone coach also talked about his team’s improved marks in tiebreaker finishes as the Knights won four tiebreakers at CATA on Monday and two tiebreaker victories against the Bulldogs.
Albemarle (14-4) finished second in the YVC and will have the No. 2 seed going into the dual team tennis playoffs which open this Tuesday.
Both the Bulldogs and the No. 1-seeded Knights will likely have home matches.
1. John Latimer (GS) d. Joel Morton (A) 6-3, 6-0
2. Alex Wang (GS) d. Bradley Batten (A) 6-0, 6-1. 3. Dylan Maher (GS) d. Dayton Guenther (A) 2-6, 6-1, 1-0
4. Sam Hill-Jennings (GS) d. Truman Furr (A) 6-3, 6-0.
5. Cal Garmon (GS) d. Meng Xiong (A) 1-6, 6-1, 1-0.
6. Grayson Dixon (A) d. Steven Meismer (GS) 6-3, 6-3.
1. Latimer/Wang (GS) d. Batten/Guenther (A) 8-3.
2. Morton/Dixon (A) d. Maher/Hill-Jennings (GS) 8-6.
3. Furr/Andre Allen (A) d. Garmon/Meismer (GS) 8-3.
Monday, April 23, 2012 —
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Stanly County Baseball / Softball Update
In local playoff games on Friday, South Stanly hosted Albemarle in a third-round 1A baseball playoff matchup, while West Stanly hosted Piedmont in the 2A softball third-round and Gray Stone traveled to Chatham Central for a 1A third-round softball game.
Stanly County Baseball / Softball Playoff Update
The four Stanly County high school varsity baseball and softball teams still remaining in their respective high school state playoffs all earned victories last night and advanced to the third round of the playoffs.
Stanly County Baseball Playoff Notebook
Three Stanly County baseball teams opened play in the state playoffs on Friday night, two on the road and one at home.
South Stanly hosted a familiar opponent in East Montgomery, while Albemarle traveled to Central Academy in Monroe and West Stanly travelled to Randleman.
Stanly County Softball Playoff Notebook
In the opening round of the state playoffs, the softball teams of West Stanly and Gray Stone advanced to the second round of the playoffs, while South Stanly was upset at home by Lake Norman Charter.
Gray Stone soccer loses playoff game in overtime to Union Academy
At Friday’s second-round playoff game at Union Academy, the Gray Stone Knights girls’ soccer team continued a trend that had helped them to win 17 straight games this season: playing stellar defense and limiting teams to few scoring chances.
High School Soccer Playoffs
The Gray Stone girls’ soccer team faced a tough opponent Wednesday in the first round of the NCHSAA state 1A playoffs in a Central Academy team that played in a tough 1A/2A Rocky River Conference that includes two teams ranked in the top 15 in the 2A in the latest poll.
Yadkin Valley Conference Baseball Tournament
The fifth-seeded Albemarle Bulldogs took to a soggy yet well-prepared North Moore High School baseball field on Tuesday night to take on No. 2-seed West Montgomery for the 2013 Yadkin Valley Conference tournament.
High School Tennis Playoffs
The boys’ tennis season for the Gray Stone Knights continued this week as the Knights advanced to the 1A quarterfinals for the first time in school history.
High School Baseball / Softball Playoffs
Six high school baseball and softball teams from Stanly County have qualified for their respective classification's state playoffs to start this week.
Gray Stone girls' soccer wins Yadkin Valley Conference title
The Gray Stone girls’ soccer team wrapped up the 2013 Yadkin Valley Conference championship last week and claimed the top seed from the YVC going into the state 1A playoffs, finishing a perfect regular-season.
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