Lawrence wins TIC race

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Two local independent schools not only finished one-two in their league, but also finished in the top 10 in the state Wachovia Cup race.

Lawrence Academy won the race inside the Tarheel Independent Conference with a final total of 177.5 while Ridgecroft School was just over 10 points behind with a 165.

The Warriors’ totals came all from fall and spring sports. Lawrence gained 115 points in the spring alone when the Lady Warriors captured the 1-A state title in softball while the varsity boys baseball team came in as runner-up in the 1-A race.

The Lawrence golf team also advanced to the state playoffs.

The Warriors also received points in the fall when both their varsity football and volleyball teams reached the state playoffs.

Ridgecroft’s gain came mostly in the fall when their racked up 105 points thanks to a state final four in volleyball as well as playoff appearances by the boy’s soccer and girl’s tennis teams.

Ridgecroft added 37.5 points in the winter when the varsity girl’s basketball team reached the final four and the varsity boy’s team finished in the elite eight.

The final points came in the spring when the baseball and soccer teams reached the state playoffs.

Northeast Academy wound up third in the TIC with a total of 87.5 points. That was good enough for a tie for 15th in the state final tallies.

The Eagles gained 57.5 points in the spring when the varsity baseball, golf and softball teams reached the playoffs. NEA got 22.5 points in the winter when the varsity boy’s basketball team made the state tournament and 7.7 in the fall when the varsity tennis team made the tourney.

Rocky Mount Academy won the 1-A Wachovia Cup for the 2005-2006 school year. They garnered 85 points in the fall and 137.5 in the spring for a total of 222.5. That was five points better than Statesville Christian School and 10 points better than Greenfield School. Cresset Christian Academy finished fourth while Wayne Country Day finished in a tie with Lawrence for fifth place.

Others of interest included Hobgood Academy at 19th and Pungo Christian Academy at 30th.