Sep 7, 2006

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today the winners of its 11th annual NCHSAA Student Services Sportsmanship Awards.

East Bladen High School and Hendersonville High School share the honor among 1-A schools for the 2005-06 academic year, while West Bladen was the overall winner in 2-A and Triton earned the award for 3-A schools. All of these will be recognized in acknowledgement of the sportsmanship initiatives in place at their schools.

Aug 30, 2006

The 2006 Fall Coach & Captain Retreat is scheduled for October 21 & 22 at the Radisson Hotel in Research Triangle Park. Register your team through the Student Services Program before the deadline: September 15, 2006! Please go to the Student Service page to download your form.

Aug 29, 2006

Musco Lighting is offering facility lighting system analyses FREE-OF-CHARGE to member schools to help determine if the lighting systems in place at your respective schools are safe for participants and spectators. The new number for contact regarding lighting systems is 1-800-825-6030.

Aug 24, 2006

** The 8-quarter pre-participation form must be completed on and faxed to 919-962-7812 by 3:00 P.M. on the Friday of the varsity contest.

** The junior varsity player(s) MUST be examined by a MD/DO/Licensed Atletic Trainer FOLLOWING play in the junior varsity game on Thursday.

** An approval or denial form will be faxed to the school's athletic director acknowledging the reciept and approval or denial of the pre-participation form.

Aug 16, 2006

The USTA wants to recognize and thank all high school tennis coaches who implement a no-cut policy. These coaches play a critical role in our sport by allowing young players the opportunity to be part of a team representing their high school. (You can find more information under "Tennis")

Aug 10, 2006

CHAPEL HILL—Six 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.

Al Black of Spring Lake, the late Pat Gainey of Taylorsville and later Pamlico; Charlie Gregory of Randleman, Tommy Hunt of Durham, Joan Riggs of Swansboro and Don Saine of Gastonia have been chosen as the 20th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 102 the number enshrined.

Aug 3, 2006

CHAPEL HILL—Over 6,700 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 3,706 student-athletes earned the individual Scholar-Athlete award, and 191 varsity teams in sports captured team honors.

Jul 26, 2006

Those schools whose head coach did not attend the NCHSAA rules session in

Greensboro can be found on each sport's page. The sports are football, men's

soccer, volleyball, and women's soccer. Failure to attend a mandatory state

rules' clinic will result in a $400.00 fine. Listings of clinic dates and

sites for all sports can be found on the officiating page. If you have any

questions or concerns regarding this matter, please feel free to contact the

NCHSAA office.

Jul 25, 2006

Brevard and Greene Central High Schools will be hosting High School Tennis Coaching Clinics on Monday August 7th from 10am until 1pm. These clinics are being sponsored by the North Carolina High School Tennis Coaches Association. There is no charge for the clinics, but they do ask that coaches register for the clinic by Friday, August 4th. Please go to Men's or Women's Tennis under Select a Sport for more information.

Jun 30, 2006

There have been changes made to the heat and humidity guidelines that were sent out in the June 2006 Ads mailing. These changes can be found on the football page.

Jun 29, 2006

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has had a rule on the books for many years not permitting body-to-body contact for football players out of season or in summer camps.

The question has been raised again about athletes participating in football camps, of which there is a large variety. But whether the camps are in North Carolina or in some other state, NCHSAA athletes are prohibited from participating in football camps where there is contact.

Jun 19, 2006

Wachovia Bank, N.A., along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, today announced the final standings for the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2005-2006 sports season.

The Wachovia Cup award, sponsored by Wachovia Bank, N.A., and the NCHSAA, recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications. The Wachovia Cup program is in its 27th year.

Jun 14, 2006

CHAPEL HILL—The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced the final standings in the Wachovia Conference Cup competition for the 2005-2006 academic year.

The Wachovia Conference Cup, sponsored annually by Wachovia and sanctioned by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, recognizes high school sports programs that achieve the best overall performance within their respective athletic conferences. Wachovia has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

Jun 8, 2006

CHAPEL HILL—Some 33 student-athletes from North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools have been recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship as winners of “Heart of a Champion” recognition.

The sportsmanship recognition is part of the program offered by the NCHSAA Student Services Division and is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline. Mark Dreibelbis, NCHSAA assistant executive director, and student services assistant Chiquana Dancy administer the program.