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Oct 5, 2021

CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association presented special awards at the virtual regional meetings that were completed today. 

Commissioner Que Tucker and Assistant Commissioner Tra Waters presented both the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Awards and the Special Person awards to recipients in each region.

Oct 4, 2021

Donald Bonner, a longtime educator in Robeson County and the first African American president of the NCHSAA, passed away in September. Bonner's career included involvement in athletics from a number of different perspectives and positions. A native of Robeson County and a 1955 graduate of North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University), Bonner began his teaching and coaching career at two high schools in South Carolina, sandwiched around a stint in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.  His duties included coaching football, basketball, baseball and track.

Sep 28, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Principal of Harding University High School, Dr. Eric Ward, passed away suddenly last week at the shocking age of just 46 years old. There will be a celebration of life for Dr. Ward on Tuesday afternoon at Forest Hill Church. 

Ward worked for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for nearly 25 years and has served at Olympic, West Mecklenburg, Wilson and Independence schools in the district. He was remembered during the Rams football game on Friday night against Nations Ford (SC).

Sep 10, 2021

CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association wants to warn the public about a growing trend in internet scamming. There are hundreds of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube events being promoted, sometimes within prominent online groups, that appear to be real live streams, but are phishing for your personal information, and sometimes trying to install malware on your device.

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Sep 9, 2021

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) distributed $1,717,803.65 to the Association’s member schools from interest earned on the Association’s Endowed Funds during 2020-2021. This total is in addition to the $4 million distribution approved by the Board of Directors in the COVID-19 Athletic Program Subsidy (CAPS) initiative from earlier in the fiscal year.

Sep 7, 2021

The NFHS School Honor Roll Program recognizes schools that have their coaches complete professional development through NFHS Learning Center coursework.

In the 2021-2022 academic year the following schools have earned NFHS Honor Roll status


Level 1

More than 90% of coaches have completed the core course  “Fundamentals of Coaching” along with three of the Learning Center’s most significant courses – “Concussion in Sports,” “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” and “Protecting Students from Abuse.”

Sep 3, 2021

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, released the final standings in the 42nd annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2020-2021 academic year. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. 

Aug 3, 2021

Currently, there are no plans to create a detailed adjusted guidelines document, such as last year’s modified sports manual. 

To help schools plan sports and activities, the NCHSAA has offered a 2021-2022 NCHSAA Sports Guidelines for Best Practices.  (Click below to download a PDF copy of the guidelines)

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Aug 3, 2021

CHAPEL HILL – In a year like none before, high school athletics managed to complete regular seasons and award conference championships, providing student-athletes across the state valuable opportunities to compete, grow and learn in an education-based setting. There were numerous schools that excelled across many sports in their conference competitions, and they have won the Wells Fargo Conference Cup award for their respective conferences.

Jul 29, 2021

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) recognizes outstanding officials with the Golden Whistle Merit Awards.

Jul 21, 2021

Indianapolis, Indiana - Rob Cuff, executive director of the Utah High School Activities Association (USHAA), is the new president of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for 2021-22. Cuff, the 62nd president of the NFHS, began his one-year term on July 2 following the NFHS Summer Meeting, which was held this year in Orlando, Florida. 

Jul 20, 2021

Commissioner Que Tucker of the NCHSAA's opening comments from the media availability on July 20, 2021 in reaction to HB 91.

Jul 14, 2021

NCHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2012 member, Larry Rhodes, passed away this week. Rhodes was an outstanding coach at a couple of Gaston County schools in a couple of different sports. A graduate of High Point Central and then East Carolina University, Rhodes coached from 1956 through 1970 at Frank Ashley High in Gastonia and then the next 20 years at Gastonia Ashbrook. During his tenure as a men's varsity head basketball coach, Rhodes rolled up 336 victories to 174 losses, winning 10 conference championships and capturing the 1967 NCHSAA state 4-A basketball title.

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