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Spring Sports Pictures

Spring athletic pictures have been added to the Warlick Photography website and are available to order through May 17, 2019.  Please email wendy@warlickphotography.com if you have any questions. To view the pictures:

  • go to warlickphotography.com
  • click on GRACE Eagles
  • the password is TalonSports (note: the password is case sensitive)
  • click on the sport you would like to view

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

Family Fun Night at Friday Night Football

Aloha! The second annual Football Season Opener Tailgate Bash will begin Friday, September 7th at 5:30pm at the GRACE Athletic Field. Have fun enjoying your GRACE family before taking in our first home football game (kick-off is 7:00pm)

This family fun event features food trucks, Kona Ice, a blow up obstacle course, limbo, a photo booth, beach volleyball, cornhole, prizes for the fan with the most Hawaiian spirit, and complementary leis for the first 400 guests.

Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. Community service hours will be given to high school students who volunteer.

Summer Athletics Update

We are excited to begin another GRACE EAGLES Athletic season for the 2018-2019 school year! We are excited about the continued growth in our athletic programs with over 70% of our students in middle and high school participating in GRACE Athletics! We are looking forward to making more strides this coming year by using the athletics platform to equip students for life.

There are some exciting things happening as well as some changes this coming year. As members of the NCISAA, our private school state association, we will be moving up to the 3A classification as the NCISAA has extended to 4 classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A). Classifications are based off of HS enrollment. With this new classification change we have re-formed our high school conference, currently the EPIC (Eastern Plains Independent Conference). Our conference will still have our original members such as Cary Christian and St. David’s but we will be adding Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston. We are looking forward to a re-formed 3A conference but also playing some new 3A competition across the state.

We are also planning to launch a middle school girl’s lacrosse team this Spring. We have seen much interest in this area and also a program that we could host on campus. As part of this launch, combined with the past 5 years of declining interest in softball, we have made the decision to not offer softball this spring. We are hopeful that Girls Lacrosse will be able to be a more sustainable offer alongside our other female sports in the spring given the challenges of low participation and off-campus facilities. If you are interested in MS Girls Lacrosse there will be more information regarding workouts, meeting the head coach, and program plan in the months ahead.

Please use our athletics website GRACEAthletics.net for team schedules, dismissal times, results, as well as other important information such as physical forms and concussion information. Please be sure to SIGN UP as a FAN to receive alerts such as game/practice cancellations, score updates, or other game changes via text or email.

We are excited to partner with a new athletic training service, Select Physical Therapy. GRACE Athletics will now have an athletic trainer fully devoted to our school to care for the health, safety, and well-being of our student athletes. We are excited to have Bailey Jeutter join our GRACE Athletics team to lead us in this area to support our student athletes, parents, and coaches. You will definitely see her present at practices and games so be sure to give her a special GRACE family welcome.

We are grateful for our GRACE coaching staff as it continues with its faithful veterans along with the following new faces (some are old faces moving into new roles):

  • William Brewer – In addition to continuing as the Varsity Baseball Head Coach, William will also take on the role of Assistant Athletic Director and Transportation Manager
  • Kara Chase – JV Volleyball
  • Kiley Shepard – Middle School B (Orange) Volleyball
  • Lauren Raymer – Varsity Volleyball
  • Carlin Johnson – Varsity Girls Basketball (last year Carlin assisted with this team and will move into the Head Coaching role this year)
  • Nathan Dewey – MS Boys Basketball
  • Maggie Stancliff – MS Girls Lacrosse
  • Roman Pibl – Varsity Swimming (last year Roman assisted with this team and will move into the Head Coaching role for this year)
  • Hunter Dotson – Game Day Manager (Intern)

There are a few more positions we are hiring for in the Fall including MS & Varsity Girls Tennis as well as MS Cheerleading for the Winter. If you know of any candidates, please email their contact information or ask them to contact me at dterris@gracechristian.net.

I pray that this year we are able to display servant leadership and provide an atmosphere where our student athletes, coaches, parents, and volunteers reflect humility, sportsmanship, and integrity through the avenue of interscholastic competition for the glory of God!

Please make sure to come out and support your GRACE Eagles and show off some of your #EaglePride at our home events! GO EAGLES!

 

 

 

Fall 2018 Sports Information

2018 FALL ATHLETIC SEASON 

Please CLICK HERE to view more information regarding the sports offered in the Fall, Head Coach information, try-out dates/times, as well as specific information related to each sport.

We are still looking to fill the following FALL Head Coaching positions: (If you happen to know of any candidates, please have them email Athletic Director, Devin Terris at dterris@gracechristian.net)

  • Head Coach Varsity Girls Tennis
  • Head Coach MS Girls Tennis