Athletics

Winter Sports Summary

Congratulations to the GRACE winter sports teams on a great season.

Varsity Swimming

The boy’s team finished the regular season by winning the EPIC Championship Meet  for the second year in a row while the girl’s team finished 5th. Last year the boy’s team finished 2nd in the NCISAA State Championship Meet and are looking to the top step on the podium. Competing in this year’s NCISAA Championship State Meet at the Greensboro Aquatic Center on February 20th are:

  • Leah Bittler
  • Carson Blackmore
  • Josiah Carver
  • John Chapman
  • Sophia Ciancarelli
  • Adam Cramer
  • Elizabeth Ditcheos
  • Kirsten Hale
  • Maggie Harrison
  • Ana Johnson
  • Eric Jordan
  • Christian Lauffer
  • Landon Lauffer
  • Ben Murray
  • Joshua Murray
  • Sofia Pinzauti
  • Laura Potok
  • Taylor Scheibner
  • Ryan van der Poll
  • Justin Wahlers
  • Ryan Wahlers

Varsity Girls Basketball

  • EPIC Tournament Runner-Up
  • Secured 12th Seed in NCISAA State Tournament
  • Coach Tonya Taylor earned EPIC Coach of the Year
  • Anna Poe & Olivia Grace Horan were named EPIC All-Tournament Team

Varsity Boys Basketball

  • EPIC Regular Season Co-Conference Champions
  • EPIC Tournament Runner-Up
  • Secured 14th Seed in NCISAA State Tournament
  • Coach DeShannon Morris earned EPIC Coach of the Year
  • Messiah Pankey & Los Mercer were named EPIC All-Tournament Team

Hoops for Hope is Here!

Already Raised $5000!

Thanks to the 152 families that pre-ordered their Play4Kay / Hoops for Hope tickets online, we already raised over $5,000 for this year’s event; Combined with the $43,500 already raised over the last 9 years, we are well on the way to our goal of topping the $50,000 mark for GRACE’s total contribution to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Ticket Sales

Tickets will be available for purchase online through 9pm February 2nd for $7.50 each and at the door on February 3rd (4-9pm) for $10.00 (cash/checks only).  Please note that we will use the main entrance to the school building for this event. Student who need a ride from Crossroads Campus after school will need to catch the shuttle by 3:30pm.

The fun starts at 4:00pm with the junior varsity boys basketball game. The girls take the court at 5:30pm and the varsity boys team will play at 7:00pm. Events are planned for all three half-times as well as the time in-between games.

Event T-Shirts

If you ordered your tickets before January 8th, your event t-shirts were sent home with your student. Please wear those shirts tomorrow as they will act as your “fast pass” to bypass the admissions table and enter the gym tomorrow night.

If you purchased your tickets online after January 8th, your name will be on a list at the admissions table; stop there first to get your hand stamped for entry and re-entry into the gym. 

Food & Fun

There will be amazing cakes to bid on in a silent auction and our basketball parents have donated delicious baked goods for purchase at the game.  Starbucks coffee will be there and there will also be a raffle where you can win free waffles for a week, month or year from the Waffle House! Raffle tickets can be purchased in the main lobby and at the bake sale table. Eagles Club will have a fully stocked concession stand for you as well.

Duct Tape A Teacher to a Wall

We are looking forward to duct taping a teacher (or two) to a wall tomorrow night. Donations jars are at the main lobby of the TK-6 campus and in the lunchroom at the 1101 campus or you can donate online at www.GRACEChristian.net/play4kay. If each of the 780 GRACE students donated $2.56, we would raise $2000 from our duct tape campaign! 

Live Streaming

We are looking forward to a great evening of fun, fellowship and fundraising for a great cause. If you cannot make tomorrow’s event, our Stream Team has you covered – tune in online at at tinyurl.com/gracestreaming. Online donations will be accepted through the end of the event on Friday night. 

PINK Out!

Students, don’t forget Friday is a PINK OUT on both campuses! If you don’t have a pink event shirt for this year, wear any pink shirt or a Hoops for Hope t-shirt from one of our prior events!

2017 Spring Sports Information

It has been an exciting winter sports season and we appreciate all of you showing off your #EaglePride! Please check out the GRACE Athletic Calendar for remaining winter games. https://www.gracechristian.net/athletics/athletic-calendar/

Spring Sports are just around the corner! Official spring sport start date is Feb. 21, 2017. The attached PDF provides information regarding offered sports, try-out dates, and head coach contact information for the spring 2017 sport season. Please note that some try-out information is subject to change. If any changes occur, we will send out updates. If your son or daughter is interested in playing a spring sport, make sure to contact the head coach to make them aware of their planned participation.Check out our Spring Sport Team pages for game schedules and practice times. https://www.gracechristian.net/athletics/spring-sports/

For complete information about each sport, including contact information, please consult the 2017 Spring Sport Information Sheet.

Interest Meetings Dates

These are great to attend to ask questions and get information from the Head Coach. All meetings start at 3:30PM

JANUARY 25, 2017

  • Varsity Girls Soccer (VGSoc) – 1101 Campus Activity Building

FEBRUARY 1, 2017

  • Middle School Girls Soccer (MSGSoc) – 1101 Campus Teen Center
  • Varsity Track & Field (VTrack) – 1101 Campus  Room 137 (Mrs. Nielsen’s Room)

FEBRUARY 8, 2017

  • Middle School Girls Softball (MSGSoft) – 1101 Campus Room 114 (Mr. Fairchild’s Room)
  • Middle School Boys Baseball (MSBBase) – 1101 Campus Teen Center
  • Varsity Coed Golf (VGolf) – 1101 Campus Conference Room

FEBRUARY 15, 2017

  • Varsity Boys Baseball (VBase) – 1101 Campus Teen Center
  • Varsity Boys Tennis (VBTennis) – 1101 Campus Room 114 (Mr. Fairchild’s Room)

Fall Sports Highlights

Congratulations to all our fall sport athletes for a season well-played.  We would like to recognize the following teams and individuals for receiving recognition at the conference and state level.

Varsity Coed Cross Country

  • Boys NCISAA 2A State Champions (4th in 6 years)
  • Will Sossaman – EPIC Individual Meet Champion, All-State, & All-Conference
  • James German – EPIC All-Conference

Varsity Boys Soccer

  • NCISAA 2A State Tournament Qualifier
  • Peter Morrow – EPIC All-Conference
  • Andrew Morrow – EPIC All-Conference
  • Jack Harrison – EPIC All-Conference
  • Zach Bosco – EPIC All-Conference Honorable Mention

Varsity Girls Tennis

  • Grayson Vick – EPIC All-Conference
  • Lilly Airington – EPIC All-Conference Honorable Mention

Varsity Football

  • Mitchell Haughee – CCC All-Conference – RB & All-State
  • Derrick Chen – CCC All-Conference – OL
  • Zach Usher – CCC All-Conference – OL
  • Quinn Carter – CCC All-Conference – DL
  • Cameron Ballance – CCC All-Conference – LB
  • Blake Myers – CCC All-Conference – CB/S

Varsity Volleyball

  • 2016 EPIC Regular Season Champions (12-0), Second Consecutive Championship
  • NCISAA 2A State Tournament Qualifier
  • Russ Wolfinger – EPIC Coach of the Year
  • Hope Lapsley – EPIC All-Conference
  • Brooke Hanshumaker – EPIC All-Conference
  • Kristen Leavel – EPIC All-Conference
  • Madison Zechman – EPIC All-Conference
  • Liz Ditcheos – EPIC All-Conference Honorable Mention

JV Volleyball

  • 2016 EPIC Regular Season Champions (4th Consecutive Regular Season Title)