It is the final weekend of the 2018–2019 athletics season, and we’ll be rooting for our boys and girls track teams as they compete in the state meet Friday and Saturday at Cannon School. Our girls lacrosse team was the only one of four teams in action late last week to win their quarterfinal game and advance to the state semis. Unfortunately, the girls fell Tuesday in Charlotte to top-seeded Charlotte Latin.
It’s tournament time! Seven of our nine spring varsity teams are competing this week in postseason play. Congratulations to the boys golf team, which captured the Triangle Independent Schools Athletic Conference championship on Monday. The Cavs were led by junior Ethan Lukes, who took home medalist honors, is conference player of the year and currently sits first overall in the individual 4A golf rankings.
Lots on the line for the Cavs during a busy stretch of contests.
After a week of weather-related cancellations, a busy stretch of contests is ahead for the Cavs.
This has been a week of bouncing back for our spring teams, who shook off earlier losses to score victories.
This week brings us season previews for the softball and track and field teams, as well as an update on our other spring teams from the past week.
It has been three weeks since our last Cavs Corner, which means we have a lot of results to update you on from our spring varsity sports. In this week’s edition, we will have part two of our spring season preview, focusing on the girls soccer, boys lacrosse and boys golf teams, while also recapping play from our seven other sports.
The national high school lacrosse spotlight will turn to the Triangle area of North Carolina once again in March as 38 of North America’s top boys and girls high school lacrosse teams compete in the 11th annual Brine King of Spring Face-Off Classic, scheduled for March 7–10, 2019, in the Triangle area.
The amazing boys basketball season has come to a close, following Friday night’s 64—43 loss to Greensboro Day School in the state semifinals. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the Cavs during the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament!
There is a buzz around campus as the boys basketball team has advanced to the Final Four for the first time in 13 years.The girls team had an impressive upset win at Charlotte Latin School on Feb. 14 before having their season end Saturday afternoon at Ravenscroft. Our first spring event will be Feb. 28 when our baseball team hosts Charlotte Latin.
Durham Academy Head of School Michael Ulku-Steiner has announced the appointment of Andy Pogach as DA’s new director of athletics, beginning July 1, 2019.
The 2018–2019 season has been one to remember for Durham Academy’s winter teams, with the boys and girls hoops teams posting history-making seasons, and the boys and girls swim teams making a splash with top-eight finishes in the state swim meet.
It is state tournament week, and our varsity teams have competed admirably so far. Our swim teams had a successful state meet in Greensboro on Monday, with the boys placing sixth and the girls placing eighth. And on Tuesday, the girls hoops team rallied for a 4-point win over conference rival Cary Academy in the first round of the state tournament. The girls will play at Charlotte Latin in the second round this evening. The boys basketball team will make their tournament debut on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Kirby Gym with a final four berth on the line. We hope you can make it out to support the Cavs!
We have reached the final week of the regular season, with our swimmers preparing for Monday’s state meet and our basketball teams both anticipating hosting games in next week’s state tournament.
Each hoops team will be in Kirby Gym once this week (girls vs. Saint Mary’s today and boys on Friday vs. Raleigh Hawks) before both teams will play their regular season home finale Tuesday evening. We hope you can make it to Kirby on Tuesday to celebrate our senior class. Our swim team is in the pool today at the conference meet before heading to the state meet in two weeks.