North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Mary Garber

Mary Garber was a true pioneer in the media field. Mary moved from the society pages to the sports section back in 1944 during World War II with the Twin City Sentinel in Winston-Salem, and began over half a century of involvement as a sports journalist, one of the first female sports writers in the country. She actively covered a number of different sports and was a fixture at high school and college events for many, many years, including covering tennis well into the 1990’s for the Winston-Salem Journal. A graduate of R.J. Reynolds High and a ‘38 graduate of Hollins College, she is a former president of the Atlantic Coast Sportswriters Association and is a member of several other Halls of Fame, including the North Carolina Journalism Hall, the N.C. Tennis Hall and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.  A high school basketball tournament named in her honor is an annual highlight in Forsyth County.