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Oct 25, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Four different classifications will determine individual champions this weekend as the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its annual women’s tennis championships.



State crowns in singles and doubles will be up for grabs, but no team score is determined. The team championships will be decided by the dual team tournament that concludes with its championships on November 5.


Oct 24, 2005

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association held its fall 2005 Coach-Captain Retreat over the weekend, the 22nd in a series of successful events.



The event, part of the Association’s Student Services program, was held at the Radisson Governors Inn October 22-23 and attracted students from all over North Carolina.


Oct 7, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - High schools interested in helping schools affected by the recent disasters in Louisiana,Mississippi and Texas can adopt a school with a similar nickname through the Mascot Adoption Program (MAP) initiated by the National Federationof State High School Associations (NFHS).



Schools across the United States are encouraged to initiate fund-raising efforts, or perhaps use donations from ticket proceeds, to provide funds for schools damaged or destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina and

Rita.


Sep 27, 2005

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing a new multimedia educational toolkit to protect teen athletes from a serious but often underestimated health threat - concussion. Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow or jolt to the head that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. More than 300,000 sports-and recreation-related TBI’s occur in the United States each year.


Aug 23, 2005

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today the winners of its 10th annual NCHSAA Student Services Sportsmanship Awards.



North Wilkes High School is the overall winner for the 2004-05 academic year, while East Bladen High School and Hendersonville High School will be recognized with honorariums in acknowledgement of the sportsmanship initiatives in place at their schools.



GlaxoSmithKline sponsors this NCHSAA sportsmanship program.


Aug 22, 2005

CHAPEL HILL— Dr. Gene Moore, superintendent of the Cleveland County Schools, will serve as president of the North Carolina High School Board of Directors for the 2005-06 academic year.



Moore will serve as the Association president for his one-year term, replacing Ralph Holloway, principal of East Carteret High School, in that position. Holloway moves into the role of immediate past president. Dr. Ed Sadler, superintendent of the Gaston County schools, has now completed his term of service on the board after last year’s stint as immediate past president.

Aug 18, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Five 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.



Tim Brayboy of Cary, Jim Burch of Cary, Dick Knox of Chapel Hill, the late Tom McQuaid of Beaufort and Mike Raybon of Jamestown have been chosen as the 19th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 97 the number enshrined.


Aug 18, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Former North Carolina High School Athletic Association executive director Simon Terrell died this morning after battling the results of a stroke for the past several months. He was 81.



The funeral is scheduled for Saturday, August 20, at 2 p.m. at University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, with visitation an hour before at the church.



Terrell served as the fourth executive director of the NCHSAA. His tenure spanned 1967 to ’84 after several years as assistant executive director and supervisor of officials.


Aug 16, 2005


CHAPEL HILL—Over 6,500 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 3,395 student-athletes earned the individual Scholar-Athlete award, and 205 varsity teams in sports captured team honors.

Aug 15, 2005

Members of the media in North and South Carolina are encouraged to nominate igh school football coaches in their area in the Carolina Panthers Coach of the Week program.



The Carolina Panthers will select a coach for each week of the high school football season with the winning coach receiving Panthers memorabilia as well as a $1,000 donation from the Panthers and the National Football League to the school’s athletic program.


Aug 15, 2005

CHARLOTTE—The Carolina Panthers, one of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s corporate partners, has several community outreach programs that could be of interest to NCHSAA member schools.



The NFL High School Player Development program helps high school students in communities in need tackle the challege of getting to college. The program provides incoming (fall season) sophomore, juniors and seniors a program focusing on academic counseling and football skill training by position.


Aug 15, 2005

CHAPEL HILL-- The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced today that Cheer Ltd. Inc., a national leader in the spirit industry, has established the Carolina Cup Award to recognize annually the top high school varsity cheerleading team in North Carolina.



The first Carolina Cup will be presented at the 2005 NCHSAA State Invitational Cheerleading Championships to be held on Saturday, November 12, at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.


Jul 13, 2005

Wachovia Bank, N.A., along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, has announced the final standings for the Wachovia Cup competitions for the 2004-2005 academic year.



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 26th year.


Jul 13, 2005

CHAPEL HILL—Some 25 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.

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