CARY, NC – Cardinal Gibbons cruised to their tenth volleyball state championship on Saturday, racing past Providence 3-0. The Crusaders captured the program’s first title since winning the 2015 4A Championship in a convincing three set win over Northwest Guilford.
CARY, NC – In a match that truly was closer than a 3-0 sweep, D.H. Conley scrapped past a tough challenge from Cox Mill to win the Viking’s third state championship in program history. The win was the Vikings first state title since they defeated West Iredell in a thrilling five-set 3A Championship Match in 2007. After breaking a 23-23 deadlock to set up match point, Ella Philpot raised up over the net to set down her third block of the match and send Conley to the win.
CARY, NC – The Tigers from Fred T. Foard proved too much for McMichael in the 2A State Championship Match. Foard grabbed their eighth title in program history and second in a row with a 3-0 sweep of the Phoenix. Remarkably, Foard has reached the NCHSAA State Title Match eight times and won all eight appearances.
CARY, NC – East Wake Academy got their offense rolling early, taking a commanding 2-0 set lead with a pair of 25-15 set wins to set themselves to win the school’s first state championship. The Eagles combination of setter Kristen Seavy and Krista Brantley were a deadly force in the four set win over Mountain Island Charter.
KERNERSVILLE, NC – The Cuthbertson women dominated the 3A Women’s Cross Country State Championship at Ivey Redmon Park, winning both the individual and team event. Senior Madeline Hill outlegged teammate Alyssa Preisano to the line for the individual title. Hill crossed in 18:11.91 just ahead of the sophomore Preisano’s 18:16.96. The Cavaliers outscored second place Weddington 31-46, averaging a finish of 18:45.24 for their top five runners and winning the program’s third straight team championship.
KERNERSVILLE, NC – The Lincoln Charter men’s team won the group’s third straight 1A Men’s Cross Country State Championship, blowing by second place Community School of Davidson 55-112. On the women’s side, Thomas Jefferson runners edged Pine Lake Prep 88-97 to win the program’s first team state title.
North Lincoln sweeps team titles as Allen breaks record in an individual win and Atkin’s Sellers just misses record
Pinecrest’s Alder wins her third individual title, Gibbons men and Hoggard women grab team championships.
CHAPEL HILL— Karlyn Pickens from North Buncombe High School and Delaync Shuler from Anson High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week award. Each week two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations received from coaches, media, and school administrators.
CHAPEL HILL— Madeline Hill from Cuthbertson High School and Terence Harcum from Granville Central High School have been named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week award. Each week two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations received from coaches, media, and school administrators.
JACKSONVILLE, NC – Phil Padgett, an outstanding football coach and athletic director from Onslow County, succumbed to his battle with cancer on December 18th, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. He was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2012, but it went into remission before returning in 2020.
Padgett took over the head coaching position at Southwest Onslow in 1988 and built the Stallions into a perennial contender. He led teams at Southwest to four state championships, appearing in the NCHSAA finals on seven occasions, retiring in 2014 with a career record of 295-69.
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) is pleased to announce NCHSAA Member schools that have earned Level 1 status in the NFHS School Honor Roll.