North Carolina High School Athletic Association


CHAPEL HILL— Riley Gurganus of Pender High School and Hunter Forbes of Bear Grass Charter School were named recipients of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week awards.

Each week, two athletes in North Carolina High School Athletic Association competition are selected for this award from nominations submitted by media and school administrators. 

Gurganus, a sophomore on the Pender women’s soccer team, scored all 4 goals in the Patriots 4-2 win at West Bladen.  She then scored 2 goals in a 4-1 win at home versus West Bladen.  Gurganus finished the week with 2 more goals in a 6-0 win over East Columbus. In total, Gurganus netted 8 goals for the week.   

Forbes, a senior on the Bear Grass Charter baseball team, had a great week at the plate. Against Pasquotank, he went 3-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs scoring 3 runs in the 20-0 win over the Panthers. The next game, Forbes went 2-3 at the plate with a double, an intentional walk and 1 RBI. To round out the week, Forbes went 2-2 with a grand slam and 5 RBIs in a 9-7 win over Southside.  His batting average for the week was .777 with an on base percentage of .847. 

Weekly recipients will be recognized on the NCHSAA Website and social media pages. They will also be honored at a banquet for all recipients from this year on April 28th. The deadline for nominations is each Monday at 5 p.m. through the online form that can be found here.