Fall Sports Wrap-Up
With changes to the SWAC conference, and an entire new campus, many would think that Apex High School’s sports would be affected or perhaps weakened. However, the sports teams excelled in every aspect this past season. In fact, Apex is currently leading in Wells Fargo points for our conference. Read below to catch up on what happened in the 2017-18 fall sports season!
Head coach Roy Cooper lead the boys and girls cross country teams to another great year of running. The team participated in six meets, two of which were North Carolina High School Athletic Association Regional and Championship meets.
Fourteen of the fastest athletes in cross country were sent to the NCHSAA 4A Regional Meet. All seven Apex girls placed ranging from first to fifteenth place. The girls won third place overall at the regional meet. Callie Parlier took the overall individual champion at regional and continued on to compete in states, where she placed second as the state runner up. Five out of the seven boys that competed at the regional meet placed in positions ranging from second to thirteen.
The Cougars provided some amazing games for the Cougar Crazies every Friday night! The football team finished the season with an overall record of 3-8 with a 1-4 record in conference. Although the team was ranked fifth in our six team conference, the team had a handful of standouts.
Senior quarterback Duke Fruehauf lead the team with 452 total yards. Junior wide receiver and outside linebacker Quetin Hunter-Colvin followed closely behind with 391 total yards. Hunter-Colvin held the team high of forty-five tackles. Senior Julian Tate-Blanks lead the team with 95 interception yards. Senior Jon Heavner scored a total of thirty-four points. Overall, the Cougars ran or threw a total of 1352 yards, made 224 tackles, scored 14 touchdowns and 90 points.
The varsity volleyball team ended with an overall record of 19-5 and an undefeated record in conference. The team played three playoff games, but lost in the state quarterfinals to Cardinal Gibbons. Overall, the team had 1014 digs, 925 kills, 246 serving aces, 146 total blocks, and 1160 receptions.
In our conference, Brooke Hanshumaker, Madeline Rudd, and Alyssa Hansen had the highest hitting percentage respectively. Alyssa Hansen lead the SWAC conference in kills, and Madeline Rudd followed in third. Belle Schall lead the team with 227 digs and Alyssa Hansen with 264 kills.
Just like many of the other sports at Apex High School, the soccer team had a phenomenal season. The Cougars ended the season with an overall record of 14-8-1 and an 8-2 record in conference. They took second place in our conference following Apex Friendship. After the regular season, the team went on to playoffs. They battled hard in three games against Holly Springs, New Bern, and Heritage respectively. Each of the games were close games that ended within a point of each other. Unfortunately, the team lost in the fourth round of playoffs to No. 3 Heritage High School with a overtime score of 5-4.
Throughout the season, the soccer team scored 50 goals and averaged 2.5 goals per game. Luc Madrid lead the team with ten overall goals as well as 9 overall assists and 29 total points. The team graduated eleven seniors, but looks forward to a bright future with plenty of young faces ready to play next year.
The tennis team took the conference title with an overall record of 10-2 and an undefeated season in conference. Freshman Gabriella Cicin was named the individual conference champion. Her record was 10-1 in singles, 7-4 in doubles, and 17-5 overall. Sophomore Alyssa Hall followed closely behind with a 7-4 record overall.
Last, but certainly not least is the women’s golf team. The golf team participated in several meets, six of which they placed third place in the SWAC conference, which consists of six team. They places second in one of the meets. Freshman Tindra Larsson and junior Margaux Whitley qualified for 4A Central Golf Regionals. Tindra was first team all conference, and Whitley was second team all conference. Larsson continued to compete in the state competition.
Stay tuned for updates on Apex’s winter sports!