Athletics

Winter Sports Wrap-up

Congratulations to all the GRACE winter athletes on a great season. Some notable accomplishments for each team are listed below:

Varsity Boys Basketball

Team Results

  • 2019 EPIC Regular Season Champions
  • 2019 EPIC Tournament Champions
  • Cary Academy Holiday Tournament Runners-Up

EPIC Player of the Year

  • Jaylon Gibson

EPIC Coach of the Year

  • DeShannon Morris

EPIC All-Conference

  • Jaylon Gibson 
  • Matthew O’Conner
  • Jacob Hukins
  • Honorable Mention – Britton Kilby

Varsity Girls Basketball

EPIC All-Conference

  • Hannah Morris
  • Honorable Mention – Ally Tharrington

Varsity Boys Swimming

EPIC All-State

  • Ryan Wahlers –  200 Individual Medley

EPIC All-Conference

  • Ryan Wahlers – 200 Individual Medley
  • Ryan Wahlers – 200 Medley Relay 
  • Ben Murray – 200 Medley Relay
  • Carson Blackmore – 200 Medley Relay
  • Landon Lauffer – 200 Medley Relay

Varsity Girls Swimming

NCISAA State Record

  • Ana Johnson – 100 Butterfly (Tie)

NCISAA All-State

  • Ana Johnson – 100 Butterfly 

EPIC All-Conference

  • Ana Johnson – 100 Butterfly
  • Ana Johnson – 200 Individual Medley

EPIC Individual Meet Champion

  • Ana Johnson

Middle School Girls Basketball

  • Finished 3rd Overall in the CAMSC
  • Made it to Semi-Final round in the CAMSC Tournament

2019 Play4Kay

What Is Play4Kay?

Uniting players, coaches, and fans to do something for the greater good that far exceeds wins and losses on the court, the Play4Kay initiative is the largest fundraiser of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and plays a major role in their success.

The “pink phenomenon” in women’s basketball began during the 2004-2005 basketball season, when Coach Yow’s cancer recurred after being in remission for 17 years. Play4Kay is the grassroots fundraising initiative of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. It was originally called Think Pink, later Pink Zone, and most recently and finally, Play4Kay.Women’s basketball teams wore pink in honor of Coach Yow and those battling cancer. In 2007, this movement resulted in the establishment of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and its Play4Kay initiative.

For the past nine years, numerous sports, groups, and organizations have hosted Play4Kay fundraisers that resonated with their fans and the community, all while raising funds for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Play4Kay events allow members of the basketball community to play a part in the Kay Yow Cancer Fund simply by doing something they love, playing ball. Coach Yow wouldn’t have it any other way.

GRACE Christian School and Play4Kay

GRACE Christian School has been part of the Play4Kay program since it’s inception, using the name “Hoops 4 Hope” for many years and it has become a tradition at our school. Representatives of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund use GRACE as a model for how high schools can become a part of this initiative. If you have never been to a Play4Kay event at GRACE, plan to attend on January 25th and see the GRACE community doing what it does best: loving others well and serving those around us.

Every minute, one woman is diagnosed with cancer. One mother. One daughter. One wife. Help us raise money in support of scientific research and programs that serve the under-served by support this year’s Play4Kay event. Tickets for all attendees are $10. Note: Eagles Club Passes are not accepted for this game.

Purchase Tickets or Make a Donation

Purchase tickets and/or make a donation in honor of a loved one at: www.GRACEChristian.net/play4kay/

Extra Special Concessions

For concessions on Play4kay night, you will be able to purchase CookOut cheeseburgers and hamburgers, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, and pizza along with a variety of drinks, candy, and popcorn.

Fall Athletic Pictures Available for Purchase

All of the fall athletic pictures have been added to Warlick Photography’s website. The pictures will be available to order through November 8, 2018. To view the pictures:

  • go to warlickphotography.com
  • click on GRACE Eagles
  • click on GRACE Eagles Athletics 2018-19
  • password is TalonSports (the password is case sensitive) – click on the sport you would like to view

Please email wendy@warlickphotography.com if you have any questions.

Summer Reading – Olympic Medalists

Thank you to all the lower campus families that supported our summer reading program. All students who participated in our Summer Reading Olympics received an international flag eraser for their participation. 

In addition, a number of students went above and beyond to reach Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medal status in our Olympic Event Challenge. These Olympic Medalists read books in specific genres or themes to complete an Olympic event. Completion of five, ten, or fifteen events qualified them for an Olympic medal of Bronze, Silver, or Gold.

Gold Medalists

  • Benjamin Baumgartner
  • Michael Broadwell
  • AnnaRae Chappelle
  • Charlie Chappelle
  • Samuel Clarke
  • Sage Collier
  • Emma Donovan
  • Mira Graham
  • David Griffith
  • Michael Gunter
  • Aurora Harris
  • Cole Harris
  • Caitlin Hewitt
  • Liliana Kennedy
  • Olivia Klinedinst
  • Linnae Kornegay
  • Madeline Lisiecki
  • Caleb Manokore
  • Mason Marley
  • Carrington Matics
  • Christi Meakem
  • Benjamin Moore
  • Matthew Morreale
  • Milana Morreale
  • Eden Quirk
  • Finn Rassette
  • Evan Schwartzburg
  • Lily Shoop
  • Aubrey Smith
  • Caleb Solomon
  • Sutton Vallecorse
  • Laila Williams
  • Caralyn Woodworth
  • Connor Woodworth

Silver Medalists

  • Colin Buus
  • Sienna Drumgo
  • Calise Graham
  • Stella Hall
  • Victoria Katz
  • Bethany Kornegay
  • Owen Laakso
  • Claire Lehew
  • Carter Llorente
  • Giuliana Miller
  • Sloan Plantan
  • Allison Tischer
  • Cayden Trower
  • Samuel Vallecorse
  • Alex Wakefield

Bronze Medalists

  • Jennings Fitzhugh
  • Talia Graham
  • Evan Lin-Zufall
  • Nathan Schwartzburg
  • Olivia Stanley
  • Rhiannon Williams