Apex boys’ soccer had to forfeit three games: a 5-4 win against Northern Durham, a 3-0 win against Holly Springs and a 2-2 tie to Middle Creek.
The school found that one of the player’s physicals expired during the season, and the Cougars played four games before he received a new one. The school notified the NCHSAA and opposing schools.
Apex’s 3-1 loss to Green Hope also came after the physical had expired, but that result will not change.
The forfeits moved the Cougars from to 14-1-1 overall and 8-1-1 in league to 12-4 overall and 7-3.
Burston to Shrine Bowl: Middle Creek wide receiver Curtis Burston was named to the N.C.-S.C. Shrine Bowl game last week. Burston hasn’t played a single game this season due to a foot injury, but the East Carolina recruit had 10 touchdowns and 813 yards receiving last year.
Coaches’ show: Middle Creek has been airing its own coaches’ show at Ruckus Pizza in Cary at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.
The show is filmed in front of Ruckus patrons, who have the opportunity to win prizes. Old editions can be found at sportsblock.net.
Cole wins NCHSAA award: Holly Springs’ Tamara Cole was presented a N.C. High School Athletic Association Special Person award for Region 3.
The Special Person award goes to someone with at least 10 years of experience in education and athletics who is still active in the field and has regularly gone “above and beyond” at both the local and the state level.
Cole is the co-chairwoman of the health and physical education department at Holly Springs and coaches girls’ golf and both swimming programs. She has helped run the 4A Eastern Regional swimming championships and state championships many times.
Commissioner Davis Whitfield of the NCHSAA presented the award to Cole.
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