Oct 29, 2005

BURLINGTON — Charlotte Catholic moved up a classification to 3-A for this year, but the results were the same for its doubles team in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center on Saturday.

Caroline Kuttner and Alley Leahy, the second-seeded pair, won the doubles championship in a tough three-set match, outlasting Erin Hosterman and Rebecca Rhoney of Hickory St. Stephens 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

Oct 28, 2005

CARY—Top-seeded defending champion Britney Cloer of Brevard moved into the semifinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A women’s tennis championships by sweeping two Friday matches at the Cary Tennis Center.

Oct 28, 2005

BURLINGTON— The top seeds in both singles and doubles earned their way into the semifinals after Friday action in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A women’s tennis championships at the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center.

In singles, top-seeded Emily Mauser of Hickory won both of her matches in straight sets and will face Belmont South Point’s Lauren Sessoms in one Saturday morning semifinal. Mauser has been the 3-A runner-up in singles in each of the last two years.

Oct 28, 2005

RALEIGH— The top two seeds in singles had little trouble winning their two matches on Friday in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association women’s state 4-A tennis championships at Millbrook Exchange Park.

Oct 26, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Top golfers from across the state will compete next week in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 25th women’s state golf championships.

For the third year in a row, the NCHSAA will offer classified championships because the number of schools competing in the sport has grown. The two-day event will be held on Monday and Tuesday at two different sites.

Oct 25, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Four different classifications will determine individual champions this weekend as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its annual women’s tennis championships.

State crowns in singles and doubles will be up for grabs, but no team score is determined. The team championships will be decided by the dual team tournament that concludes with its championships on November 5.

Oct 24, 2005

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held its fall 2005 Coach-Captain Retreat over the weekend, the 22nd in a series of successful events.

The event, part of the Association’s Student Services program, was held at the Radisson Governors Inn October 22-23 and attracted students from all over North Carolina.

Oct 7, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - High schools interested in helping schools affected by the recent disasters in Louisiana,Mississippi and Texas can adopt a school with a similar nickname through the Mascot Adoption Program (MAP) initiated by the National Federationof State High School Associations (NFHS).

Schools across the United States are encouraged to initiate fund-raising efforts, or perhaps use donations from ticket proceeds, to provide funds for schools damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and


Sep 27, 2005

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing a new multimedia educational toolkit to protect teen athletes from a serious but often underestimated health threat - concussion. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. More than 300,000 sports-and recreation-related TBI’s occur in the United States each year.

Aug 23, 2005

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today the winners of its 10th annual NCHSAA Student Services Sportsmanship Awards.

North Wilkes High School is the overall winner for the 2004-05 academic year, while East Bladen High School and Hendersonville High School will be recognized with honorariums in acknowledgement of the sportsmanship initiatives in place at their schools.

GlaxoSmithKline sponsors this NCHSAA sportsmanship program.

Aug 22, 2005

CHAPEL HILL— Dr. Gene Moore, superintendent of the Cleveland County Schools, will serve as president of the North Carolina High School Board of Directors for the 2005-06 academic year.

Moore will serve as the Association president for his one-year term, replacing Ralph Holloway, principal of East Carteret High School, in that position. Holloway moves into the role of immediate past president. Dr. Ed Sadler, superintendent of the Gaston County schools, has now completed his term of service on the board after last year’s stint as immediate past president.

Aug 18, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Five more outstanding names in the annals of state prep athletics have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

Tim Brayboy of Cary, Jim Burch of Cary, Dick Knox of Chapel Hill, the late Tom McQuaid of Beaufort and Mike Raybon of Jamestown have been chosen as the 19th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 97 the number enshrined.

Aug 18, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Former North Carolina High School Athletic Association executive director Simon Terrell died this morning after battling the results of a stroke for the past several months. He was 81.

The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, at 2 p.m. at University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, with visitation an hour before at the church.

Terrell served as the fourth executive director of the NCHSAA. His tenure spanned 1967 to ’84 after several years as assistant executive director and supervisor of officials.

Aug 16, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Over 6,500 individual awards have been earned by students for the spring semester from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association for achievements in the classroom as well as on the playing court or athletic field.

The NCHSAA made the awards in its Scholar-Athlete program, which includes recognition of varsity teams which attain certain grades as well as individual athletes.

A total of 3,395 student-athletes earned the individual Scholar-Athlete award, and 205 varsity teams in sports captured team honors.