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Posted Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 3:11:00 PM
Wearing a rainbow of baseball caps and shirts — from Michigan, Duke and Carolina blues, to East Carolina Pirate purple, to the maroons favored by Roanoke and Elon — six Durham Academy senior student-athletes committed to compete in college athletics at a signing ceremony in the lobby of Kirby Gym on Thursday.
Posted Thursday, Nov 3, 2016 4:48:09 PM
The fall season is officially over and with no rest for the weary, winter sports are already under way.
Posted Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 3:00:00 PM
The fall season is winding down, with only one event remaining before we transition to winter sports. The boys and girls cross country teams will be in action Friday afternoon in Greensboro for the state meet. This week marked the end of successful seasons for volleyball, golf, field hockey and tennis, and this week's Cavs Corner recaps their state tournament runs. Durham Academy was one of just two 3A schools (Providence Day being the other) that qualified all fall varsity teams for state tournament play. It truly was a successful fall for the Cavs!
Posted Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 2:05:00 PM
The fall sports season has ended for our Middle School and junior varsity teams, and our varsity programs are in the midst of their respective state tournaments.
Posted Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 6:36:49 PM
Students in first- through sixth-grade who are interested in learning the game of Ultimate Frisbee or improving their skills are invited to attend a clinic led by sophomore Chris Walsh and other members of the Durham Academy Upper School Ultimate Frisbee team. The first clinic date is set for Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the Upper School practice field (beside the tennis courts).
Posted Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 5:12:00 PM
The regular season ends today for varsity golf while four more teams (boys soccer, girls tennis, field hockey and cross country) finish up Friday.
Posted Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 1:35:00 PM
We are winding down the regular season for Durham Academy's fall sports programs, and state tournaments are right around the corner. In this week's Cavs Corner, we continue to update our varsity teams' progress and look ahead to the final week of the regular season. This week, we also introduce our first "Durham Academy Sports Network" video interview, as members of our Middle School DASN club took some time this week to interview varsity cross country coach Costen Irons and members of the boys team.
Posted Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Thank you to everyone — students, faculty, coaches, parents and all other supporters — who made Durham Academy's 2016 Homecoming event such a huge success. It began early Friday afternoon with the second annual All-School Pep Rally, which was attended by all faculty, staff and students and watched by more than 1,000 more online. The great display of school spirit continued with field hockey and volleyball games that afternoon and ended with an exciting 2-0 soccer victory before hundreds of students that night.
Posted Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 5:14:00 PM
The entire student body is buzzing in anticipation about Friday's All-School Pep Rally! For the second consecutive year, all divisions will converge on Kirby Gym to show their school spirit, recognize all DA fall student-athletes and watch their teachers perform in a lip-sync competition. This is the only time during the course of the year that all students and teachers are in the same location at the same time — it's truly a spirited atmosphere.
Posted Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 4:16:43 PM
With all students in grades 5-12 away on trips during some portion of the week, Durham Academy's athletics schedule is on pause. Some of the JV and Middle school teams are just getting going and are anticipating their first contests after Labor Day, while most varsity sports have had a handful of games and matches under their belt.
Posted Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM
Durham Academy home volleyball matches are usually swathed in a sea of green and white, but expect big splashes of pink at the contests scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29. The third school color is a symbol of the JV and varsity teams' commitment to fighting breast cancer; these special matches are branded "Pink Out" in support of the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Posted Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 4:13:32 PM
With all students in grades 5-12 away on trips during some portion of the week, Durham Academy's athletics schedule is on pause. Some of the JV and Middle school teams are just getting going and are anticipating their first contests after Labor Day, while most varsity sports have had a handful of games and matches under their belt.
Posted Thursday, Sep 1, 2016 1:42:00 PM
With all students in grades 5-12 away on trips during some portion of the week, Durham Academy's athletics schedule is on pause. Some of the JV and Middle school teams are just getting going and are anticipating their first contests after Labor Day, while most varsity sports have had a handful of games and matches under their belt.
Posted Thursday, Aug 25, 2016 3:29:00 PM
Welcome to the first edition of "Cavs Corner," a weekly update from Durham Academy Athletics.
Posted Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 4:35:00 PM
Can't get enough of the Cavs? Durham Academy's website, the DA App and athletics social media channels provide on-demand information on DA's athletic teams.
Posted Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 1:00:00 PM
From classmates' contact information to team schedules and division calendars, the Durham Academy App/online directory has what you need to prepare for and stay organized through the new school year.
Posted Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM
The Durham Academy Upper School weight room, located in Kirby Gym, will be open to Upper School students (including rising freshmen), DA faculty and staff, and college-aged alumni on many mornings during the summer break.
Posted Monday, May 23, 2016 5:01:00 PM
Durham Academy's varsity athletic teams went deep into N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association spring tournaments and meets, with girls lacrosse placing second in the state; girls soccer finishing as a semifinalist; boys tennis finishing as a semifinalist, with a school-record 20 victories along the way; boys lacrosse finishing as a quarterfinalist; the boys golf team placing seventh; and the girls and boys track teams finishing 14th and ninth, respectively. The spring season capped a fantastic year for DA athletics, which finished sixth of 24 NCISAA 3A schools in the Wells Fargo Cup standings for the 2015-2016 school year.
Posted Friday, May 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM
After incredible performances in their respective N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association tournaments, varsity girls soccer, girls lacrosse and boys tennis all remain in contention for state championships, and many track and field athletes will compete in the state meet.
Posted Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Six of Durham Academy's varsity spring athletic teams will hit the fields, courts and track for state and conference tournaments and championships over the next week — and they'll appreciate the support of their loyal Cavalier fans!
Posted Thursday, May 5, 2016 4:58:00 PM
It seems like Andy Pogach is everywhere at Durham Academy — leading a Middle School advisory, teaching physical education to fifth- and eighth-graders, teaching an eighth-grade math class, coaching three teams and two different sports in fall and winter at the Upper School, coordinating spring sports at the Middle School and serving as assistant athletic director — and that's just the way he likes it. If you need proof that Pogach is always on the move, he wears a Fitbit-type device and says he logs 15,000 steps a day.
Posted Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 1:00:00 PM
The spring athletic season is winding down with all Middle School and junior varsity teams completing their seasons within the next week, and all varsity teams making a final push toward post-season play. Both Middle School soccer and Middle School boys lacrosse are having terrific seasons with outstanding play from many of our young athletes. Our Middle School softball team, playing an abbreviated schedule, won its first game Wednesday, scoring the winning run in the team's final turn at bat!
Posted Thursday, Apr 14, 2016 6:05:00 PM
There's a lot that goes into the three seconds between when Christy Cutshaw hurtles toward the edge of the diving platform and when she slips into the water with nary a splash. Throwing her arms down with force, she begins to flip. Tucks into the pike position. Spins once, twice, three times, taking notice of the water below each time. Unravels from her pike, her body as straight and vertical as a pin. Readies herself to enter the water — hands flat to make an opening for her body, creating only the tiniest of splashes. Oh, and it all happens while her synchronized diving partner performs each step at the very exact, same millisecond.
Posted Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 5:39:00 PM
No matter the goal count at this weekend's Ultimate Frisbee tournament at Durham Academy, the true victor is already apparent: students at Durham Nativity School, which stands to establish a 1:1 laptop program with proceeds from the high-flying fundraiser.
Posted Thursday, Mar 31, 2016 4:20:00 PM
If someone wrote a book about Jerry Davis' life, it would be titled The Difficult Road Traveled Yields the Greatest Reward. That's what Davis told the director of UNC's athletic training program, who posed that question when Davis, at age 47, was interviewing for admission.
Posted Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 3:00:00 PM
Durham Academy's spring teams are in full swing, and there's no more fun time to support the Cavs than at the annual Athletics Spring Fling on Thursday, April 14. With the Parents Athletic Committee grilling up ballgame fare, Kona Ice on hand with cool treats, and five varsity athletic contests, it promises to be a terrific afternoon of Cav spirit.
Posted Thursday, Mar 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM
Nearly 30 of the nation's top men's and women's high school lacrosse teams will compete in the seventh annual Brine King of the Spring Face-Off Classic, scheduled for March 10-13, 2016, in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Hosting this year's tournament are Durham Academy and Cardinal Gibbons High School.
Posted Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 3:53:00 PM
Winter season competition officially ended with the NCISAA state swim meet on Monday, Feb. 22. The meet was postponed by snow from its original date, but our coaches and swimmers kept working, and we had several good outings at the event. Durham Academy had 26 swimmers qualify for this very competitive meet, with the boys team finishing in ninth place and the girls in 16th overall. The boys were led by Michael Li, who finished seventh in the 100 butterfly and ninth in the 50 freestyle. Michael also anchored several relay teams. On the girls side, the Cavs were led by Kelly Cunneen, who placed in the 50 free and the 200 free.
Posted Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016 9:52:01 AM
Students who are interested in playing a fall sport are advised to consult the schedule of fall 2016 team starting dates for information on tryout dates and locations. Most teams wil hold tryouts and begin practices before the start of classes.
Posted Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 6:09:00 PM
Greg Murray loves being part of a team. In 37 years at Durham Academy, he has taught students from Preschool through Upper School, coached five athletic teams, chaired the physical education department, directed the Senior Challenge program, advised the yearbook, led summer camps and served as DA's unofficial photographer.
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