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On a springlike day perfectly suited for an outdoor, socially distanced college signing ceremony, five Durham Academy seniors put pen to paper on Feb. 25 to formally commit to compete in college athletics next year. John Donovan will play lacrosse at Gettysburg College; Toby Harris will play basketball at Brandeis University; Katherine Lantzy will play field hockey at Middlebury College; Gavin Schulz will play lacrosse at Franklin & Marshall College; and Scott West will play baseball at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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The varsity swim teams capped off their season Monday at the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state meet at the Greensboro Aquatics Center. Sophomore Spencer Jennings led the girls team to an eighth-place finish, four places ahead of where it finished last year, while the boys team earned a 12th-place finish overall.

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Cavalier winter sports have been on a roll and are heading into the final few weeks of the season. The boys basketball team is 7–5 and in fourth place in the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference (TISAC). With just six regular-season games left, four of which will take place over the next nine days, the team looks to avenge earlier losses to Cary Academy and Trinity Academy of Raleigh. After two thrilling wins in Kirby Gym over the last week, the girls basketball team has earned an 8–4 record and is 5–0 in conference. Friday night’s home game vs. North Raleigh Christian Academy will prove to be a tough matchup, as the Knights hold the top spot in the conference. 

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At the end of yet another week of game changes and re-scheduling, the Cavalier basketball programs have a Friday night of competition to look forward to. Both teams will honor their seniors in a short ceremony in Kirby Gym prior to their matchups vs. Research Triangle High School. The boys basketball team heads into Friday’s game with a 6–4 record and will honor seniors Toby Harris, Henry Leasure, Sean Perkins, Alex Pfeil, Cole Sinclair and Blake Smith. The girls team, which is also 6–4 on the season entering Friday’s contest, will honor seniors Ameya Bellamkonda, Mary-Katherine Bryant and Amelia Kass. 

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