124 NCHSAA Schools Are Ejection Free For 2007-08

124 NCHSAA SCHOOLS ARE EJECTION FREE FOR 2007-08



CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today that 124 member schools in the NCHSAA were ejection free during the 2007-08 school year.



The schools will recognized at the Association’s upcoming regional meetings in the next two weeks. There were a total of 375 member schools in the NCHSAA last year.



Mark Dreibelbis, assistant executive director of the NCHSAA and director of the Association’s Student Services Division, noted the trend with ejections. A whopping 202 schools, the all-time record, were ejection free in the 2006-07 academic year, so the 2007-08 total does represent a dramatic reduction in the number of schools achieving this goal. A total of 165 schools went ejection free during the 2005-06 year with 169 in 2004-05. The totals include 157 in 2003-04 and 149 schools in 2002-03.



The trend generally had been steadily upward since the inception of the program. There were 114 ejection-free schools during the 2001-2002 year and 92 schools were ejection free in both 2000-01 and 1999-2000. A total of 82 schools were ejection-free in 1998-99, and 75 schools went without an ejection during the 1997-98 year. The guidelines record ejections for unsportsmanlike acts such as fighting, taunting, profanity, obscene gestures or disrespectfully addressing or contacting officials.



“We are certainly pleased to recognize these schools for their positive programming,” said Dreibelbis. “It is part of our continuing commitment to provide opportunities and recognize schools which are promoting the kind of behavior we want to see as part of a wholesome athletic environment. We are concerned about the fact, however, that there was a substantial drop in the number of schools earning this recognition.”



All schools with no ejections for the year will receive a certificate of recognition. North Carolina Farm Bureau sponsors this as part of its initiative with the NCHSAA.



Those schools include:





2007-2008 Ejection-Free Award Recipients



Region 1 (14 schools)

Bear Grass

Camden County

Cape Hatteras

Columbia

Creswell

Currituck

Gates County

Hertford County

Jamesville

Manteo

Mattamuskeet

Northside

Ocracoke

Southside



Region 2 (17 schools)

Clinton

Croatan

East Carteret

East Duplin

Eastern Wayne

Havelock

Jones

Lakewood

Laney

Lejeune

North Duplin

North Lenoir

Pamlico

South Lenoir

Southwest Onslow

Wallace-Rose Hill

West Craven





Region 3 (22 schools)

Apex

Cardinal Gibbons

Carrboro

Cary

Durham School of the Arts

East Chapel Hill

Eastern NC School for the Deaf

Fike, Ralph L.

Franklinton

KIPP Pride

Leesville Road

Louisburg

Millbrook

NC School of Science and Math

Northampton-East

Northampton-West

Orange

Roanoke Rapids

Rocky Mount Preparatory

Southern Nash

Southern Vance

Weldon



Region 4 (8 schools)

North Moore

Red Springs

Smith, E.E.

South Columbus

St. Pauls

West Columbus

West Montgomery

Whiteville





Region 5 (19 schools)

Asheboro

Chatham Central

Cummings

East Davidson

East Forsyth

Eastern Alamance

Glenn, Robert B.

High Point Central

Morehead, John M.

Northern Guilford

Northwood

Parkland

Reynolds, R.J.

South Davidson

Southeast Guilford

Southwestern Randolph

Thomasville

West Davidson

Williams, Walter A.



Region 6 (18 schools)

Albemarle

Ashbrook

Burns

East Lincoln

East Mecklenburg

Forestview

Gray Stone Day

Highland School of Technology

Independence

Kings Mountain

Mallard Creek

Marvin Ridge

North Gaston

North Lincoln

North Mecklenburg

Parkwood

South Point

Vance, Zebulon



Region 7 (14 schools)

Alleghany

Challenger Early College

Davie County

Maiden

Mooresville

NC School for the Deaf

North Surry

North Wilkes

Statesville

Watauga

West Caldwell

West Iredell

West Wilkes

Wilkes Central



Region 8 (12 schools)

Asheville

Blue Ridge

Cherokee

Hayesville

Hiwassee Dam

Madison

Mitchell

Mountain Heritage

Nantahala

North Henderson

Polk County

Tuscola