BURLINGTON – Reagan’s Carter Boyd dominated from the mound, pitching a complete game, no-hitter in Game 1 of the 2021 4A State Championship Series to launch the Raiders to a 7-0 win and a 1-0 series advantage against Fuquay-Varina.
GREENSBORO – The Swain County Women and Mountain Island Charter Men grabbed team championships at the 2021 1A State Track & Field Championships. The Maroon Devils won their second team title all time, their first since 2016, while Mountain Island claimed the program’s first team championship.
The Toby Webb Outstanding Coach Award is presented annually to one Male and one Female coach with a minimum of 10 years of experience who have made outstanding contributions to the success of high school athletics at the school, in the community and beyond. The award is named for Toby Webb, an outstanding coach, principal and superintendent from Albemarle. Winners receive a $2000 cash stipend.
The following individuals were selected as State Coaches of the Year for the NCHSAA in 2019-2020 and were subsequently chosen as the top coach in their respective sport for the year in NFHS Section 3, comprised of the states in the southeastern part of the country.
The NCHSAA provides scholarship support to deserving student-athletes across a wide variety of classifications and qualifications. Awards range from $500 to $5000 and are given based on the criteria for each award. For more information on NCHSAA Scholarships, visit the Scholarship Page on the NCHSAA Website. This year’s awardees are:
The Homer Thompson Memorial “Eight Who Make A Difference” Awards are presented annually to one individual from each of the NCHSAA’s eight regions. The Awards are sponsored by NC Farm Bureau. The awards are given based on the recipients’ virtue and commitment to sportsmanship, leadership and a positive, dedicated approach to coaching.
Region 1 – Lisa Perry (Gates County) Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
The LifeSaver Citation was created to recognize Licensed Athletic Trainers and others in the field of emergency and sports medicine who demonstrate excellence and preparedness during the most crucial moments of an emergency. The actions of these individuals have literally saved lives during the course of their duties. This year’s LifeSaver Citations go to Head Athletic Trainer at Pinecrest, Frank Sanchez, Assistant Athletic Trainer at Pinecrest, Morgan Krout, and Head Athletic Trainer from Atkins, Katie Romano.
The Commissioner's Cup Competition winners for the 2020-2021 Academic Year participated in and documented a team or athletic associated group performing some type of service project or community service. Schools had their team or teams identify a need within the community and create a plan to conduct the service project. Each winning program will receive a $1,000 stipend for their respective team or school athletic program.
The NCHSAA annually recognizes individuals and corporate partners who support the mission, vision, schools and values of the Association. The Association presents three awards in these categories annually.
TRADITION AWARD – Mort’s Trophies & Awards, Inc. – Jere Morton, III
The State Awards are designed to recognize those who have done the most for high school athletics in the state rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding win-loss record. The awards are named in memory or honor of outstanding individuals in each category, seven of whom are in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
DORIS HOWARD FEMALE COACH OF THE YEAR – Meredith Lombardi, Fred T. Foard Volleyball