After holding Orange to a scoreless first quarter, the Red Wolves gave up 27 points in the second quarter. The Panthers went on to win 41-6. Shemar Miles scored the Red Wolves only touchdown in the fourth quarter, his eighth of the year. Miles finished with 73 rushing yards. Quarterback Peyton Pappas finished 8-of-20 for 83 yards. Montae Kee and Lucas Baldwin had interceptions for the Red Wolves.
The Cedar Ridge Women’s Tennis team will start play in the 3-A state team tournament on Tuesday facing either Union Pines or Fayetteville 71st. Plus, two Red Wolves representatives will compete in the 3-A Regionals next weekend. Tess Johnson will compete in the singles tournament, while the doubles team of Leah Thompson and Maddie Andrews will enters the doubles tournament.
Cedar Ridge coach Lennie Corbett discussed Wednesday’s Big 8 Tournament at Orange High Tennis Courts and what lines up ahead for the Red Wolves.
Cedar Ridge will have one singles player and a doubles team involved in the 3-A Regional Tennis Tournament at the Burlington Tennis Center on October 24th.
Tess Johnson qualified after making the semifnals of the Big 8 Conference singles tournament on Wednesday at Orange High Tennis Courts. Johnson defeated Orange’s Lexie Mignosa 6-0, 6-1 in the 1st round, then captured her quarterfinal match over Oxford Webb’s Brycyn Smith 6-1, 7-5.
Johnson fell in the semfinals to Northwood’s Sam Sparrow 6-1, 7-5.
In the doubles ranks, Leah Thompson and Maddie Allen qualified for the semifinals by winning its quarterfinal match.
Cedar Ridge will be busy next week. In addition to the regionals, they’ll compete in the 3-A state team tennis tournament. Their first round opponent will be either Fayetteville 71st or Union Pines.
Chapel Hill captured both the singles and doubles conference championships. Hailey Polsky won the Big 8 conference title with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sparrow. The doubles match was an all-CHHS affair as sophomore Gabby Kmiec and freshman Carolina Coch, in their first year as a team, defeated teammates Ellen Yu and Joy Stouffer 6-2, 6-1.
Coch was named the Big 8 Player of the year and Chapel Hill’s Neil Alderman was named coach of the year.
With a showdown for first place against Chapel Hill looming on Wednesday night, Cedar Ridge took care of business on Monday with a 5-0 victory over Southern Durham.
Senior Chris Walker scored two goals to lead the Red Wolves, who remained 1 game behind Chapel Hill for 1st place in the Big 8 Conference. Ivan Carbajal, Elmer Trujillio and Johnny Caldaron also tallied goals for Cedar Ridge.
Sean Purner added an assist. Cedar Ridge is now 10-4-1 on the season, 5-2 at home.
Red Wolves goalkeeper Brendon Boss notched his fourth clean sheet of the season. He is now 11-4-1 on the year.
Cedar Ridge continues its pace to make the state playoffs. They travel to Chapel Hill on Wednesday night with first place in the Big 8 on the line.
On Wednesday night, the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves volleyball team earned its 6th straight win by sweeping the North Carolina School of Science and Math 25-16, 25-6 and 25-10. Senior Asha Barnes has a full schedule. In addition to her schoolwork, she’s a starter on the volleyball team that is currently undefeated in the Big 8. She also works with a Nike plant in Mebane, and aims to be an orthodontist once she completes college.
The Red Wolves top Orange for the 2nd time this season. The latest victory came on a cool Monday afternoon at Cedar Ridge. CRHS coach Lennie Corbett discussed the victory, his recent trip to the U.S. Open, and his hopes of getting into the 3-A dual team tennis playoffs.
The Red Wolves defeated Northwood 3-0 in Pittsboro on Thursday night to remain undefeated in the Big 8 Conference. Cedar Ridge is 10-3 on the season. Cedar Ridge captured the win by scores of 25-20, 25-20 and 25-18.
The win caps a week where the Red Wolves lost to Carrboro on Monday, but rebounded the following night with a 3-1 win over Chapel Hill.