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SPRING SPORTS OFFICIALS APPRECIATION WEEK | APRIL 14-20

SPRING SPORTS OFFICIALS APPRECIATION WEEK | APRIL 14-20

NFHS Spring Sports Officials Appreciation Week will occur April 14-20, 2024! Participation in Spring Sports Officials’ Appreciation Week can be as simple or as extravagant as state associations and/or schools want it to be.  Many schools will not only get their teams involved in the fun but will ask student groups on campus to get involved. …

WRAPPING UP THE 2024 CMS/NCHSAA STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

WRAPPING UP THE 2024 CMS/NCHSAA STUDENT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

On February 2nd, 2024, at Elevation Church – Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) hosted a transformative event, the 2024 CMS & NCHSAA Student Leadership Summit. The theme, “How to Start a Student-Athlete Advisory Council,” brought together a dynamic group of student-athletes…

NCHSAA | Sportscom

NCHSAA | Sportscom

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has announced a three-year partnership with Concept Coding, LLC to become a Corporate Supporter of the NCHSAA. The world of High School baseball and Softball are transitioning toward modern technology for on-field players. As efforts to accelerate game speed continue, wearable technology has had a spotlight shine on…

Former Lejeune, Northside AD Mike Smith passes away

Former Lejeune, Northside AD Mike Smith passes away

Smith, a former Athletic Director at Lejeune and Northside high schools, passed away Saturday night. He was 81. Gary Michael “Mike” Smith, 81, passed away on January 27, 2024. As a USMC Marine “brat,” he had many residences, but Jacksonville was undoubtedly his home, and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where family roots were deep. He initially arrived…

NCHSAA Board of Directors Winter 2023 Meeting 

NCHSAA Board of Directors Winter 2023 Meeting 

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association concluded its Winter Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the NCHSAA Office in Chapel Hill. The Board of Directors approved the membership applications of four new schools effective for the 2024-25 school year: American Leadership Academy, Jackson Day School, Phoenix Academy, and Summit…

A Day with CMS Student-Athlete Advisory Council at Carowinds

A Day with CMS Student-Athlete Advisory Council at Carowinds

This past weekend, the NCHSAA had the incredible opportunity to attend the Student-Athletes United Summit put on by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) at Carowinds Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event was a dynamic gathering, bringing together around 200 CMS student-athletes for a day filled with inspiration, education, community service, and a…

2023 NCHSAA Cross Country Championships

2023 NCHSAA Cross Country Championships

KERNERSVILLE, NC – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s 2023 Cross Country State Champions were crowned at the Ivey Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville on Saturday. Four records were broken, including two new State Meet records, and two individuals successfully defended their titles. The Swain County, NCSSM-Durham and North Lincoln women’s teams all won…

WEEK 10 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

WEEK 10 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

Each week two athletes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association are selected for the Performance of the Week Award, Powered by OrthoCarolina. These athletes are nominated by coaches, media and school administrators for their outstanding performance.   The OrthoCarolina Performers of the Week for week 10 of NCHSAA competition are Madison Darnell from Highland Tech and Jorge…

2023 NCHSAA Women’s Individual Tennis Championships

2023 NCHSAA Women’s Individual Tennis Championships

NCHSAA crowns first champions of the 2023-24 school year at Women’s Tennis Individual Championships CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Women’s Tennis Individual Championships concluded on Saturday at four different locations.  Below are recaps from each championship. 4A Championships – Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center in Raleigh  4A Doubles | 4A Singles Apex Friendship’s…

WEEK 9 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

WEEK 9 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

Each week two athletes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association are selected for the Performance of the Week Award, Powered by OrthoCarolina. These athletes are nominated by coaches, media and school administrators for their outstanding performance.   The OrthoCarolina Performers of the Week for week nine of NCHSAA competition are Sophie Harris from East Surry and Nishant…

5 Tips for Creating a Culture of Caring in Our High Schools

5 Tips for Creating a Culture of Caring in Our High Schools

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Que Tucker, Commissioner of the North Carolina High School Athletic Assocation  Participants in high school sports and performing arts are under tremendous pressure these days – from parents, teachers, coaches and peers. Their days are consumed with school,…

2023-24 NFHS Honor Roll

2023-24 NFHS Honor Roll

We proudly announce the NCHSAA Schools for the 2023-24-year NFHS Honor Roll distinctions. We will update this page when a member school receives this honor. This national distinction honors schools and coaches’ dedication and commitment to their students and to education-based programs. Honor roll school coaches have been equipped with research-based and student-centered curricula to…

Fall Sports Officials, Thank you!

Fall Sports Officials, Thank you!

Fall Sports Officials Appreciation Week is behind us, and it’s time to share a well-deserved spotlight on the dedicated men and women who officiate education-based athletics in North Carolina. These unsung heroes play a pivotal role in fostering the spirit of high school athletics in our state, and we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude…

WEEK 5 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

WEEK 5 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

Each week two athletes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association are selected for the Performance of the Week Award, Powered by OrthoCarolina. These athletes are nominated by coaches, media and school administrators for their outstanding performance.   The OrthoCarolina Performers of the Week for week five of the NCHSAA competition are Mackenzie Walser from West Davidson High…

WEEK 4 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

WEEK 4 | 2023-24 ORTHOCAROLINA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK

Each week two athletes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association are selected for the Performance of the Week Award, Powered by OrthoCarolina. These athletes are nominated by coaches, media and school administrators for their outstanding performance.   The OrthoCarolina Performers of the Week for week four of the NCHSAA competition are Ellie Spear from John A. Holmes…

NCHSAA Announces Creation of Foundation

NCHSAA Announces Creation of Foundation

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is pleased to announce the creation of the NCHSAA Foundation, Inc., a new entity, designed to expand upon the Association’s history of giving back to its member schools.  The NCHSAA Board of Directors voted to approve the creation of the Foundation in the May 2023…

NCHSAA Announces Fall Championship Sites

NCHSAA Announces Fall Championship Sites

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is excited to announce the locations and dates of the 2023 fall sports championships.  Burlington Tennis Center will once again play host to the NCHSAA’s dual team tennis championship matches as well as the 3A individual state tournament. The 1A individual tournament will be held at…

NCHSAA Honors Ejection Free Schools

NCHSAA Honors Ejection Free Schools

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is proud to honor the high schools that had zero ejections in the 2022-23 school year. There were 104 schools that completed the school year without a single ejection across all sports. Sportsmanship is the first core value of the NCHSAA and these schools set…

2023-24 Wells Fargo Cup Winners

2023-24 Wells Fargo Cup Winners

CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association, in conjunction with Wells Fargo, is proud to release the final standings in the 45th annual Wells Fargo Cup competitions for the 2023-2024 academic year. The award recognizes the high schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive…

2023-24 Gatorade NCHSAA State Player of the Year Award Winners

2023-24 Gatorade NCHSAA State Player of the Year Award Winners

The Gatorade State Player of the Year award winners are evaluated and selected on the basis of three criteria: 1) Athletic Excellence – Standout performance in their respective sport made at the high school, club, national or international levels of competition.2) Academic Achievement – Review of GPA and class rank, as well as SAT and ACT scores,…

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