Monday, May 18, 2009

The Cyclones reign again

Congratulations to Community Christian which reigns for the second straight year as the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 1-A girls soccer champion.

The Lady Cyclones were joined by 2-A winner Calvary Baptist and 3-A queen Charlotte Latin, which is coached by former Greenfield head coach Lee Horton, in Saturday's finals at Gillette Athletic Complex.

All three champions share the experience of having played in The Brittany V at Gillette in March. In fact, eight of the 12 teams that converged on Gillette this weekend for the NCISAA semifinals had played in The Brittany this spring.

Community Christian is coached by Rhine Sharp, assisted by Lawson Thompson and David Dorsey. Sharp should be back for a couple more years with youngest daughter Meredith just a sophomore this season. Older daughter Caroline was the Cyclones' only senior.

I don't see why Rhine wouldn't want to come back, even though he is now 1 for 2 in eluding the postgame bucket of Gatorade over the head. Last year, he showed nimble footwork in escaping an icy drenching.

But this year, he wasn't so lucky as we see from the photos below, taken by Michael Lindsay of the Wilson Times. I hope his cell phone made out all right!

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