Association Spotlight: Black History Month — Ridgeview High School


During the month of February, in honor of Black History Month, the NCHSAA website will feature information about African-Americans who have made major contributions to the great tradition of high school sports in our state. We hope you find these both entertaining and informative.

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One of the well known schools which was a member of the old North Carolina High School Athletic Conference was Ridgeview High School of Hickory.

Ridgeview established a great athletic tradition. At one point, the program recorded 74 consecutive regular season victories in NCHSAC play, from 1957 through the ’65 season, and over one two-season span recorded an incredible 14 consecutive shutouts. The Hickory school won NCHSAC state championships in 1962 and ’64 to go with a 1950 title and was in the finals another three times.

Ridgeview also won four NCHSAC men’s basketball championships in its classification from 1948 through ’51, so the school certainly had a number of outstanding athletes and coaches.

Ridgeview High School— part of the tradition of high school sports in our state and the old NCHSAC.