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Nick Stevens

Nick Stevens

Nick Stevens, a Raleigh native, is the senior editor of HighSchoolOT.com. Nick has covered high school sports for WRAL since 2006, and helped create what is now HighSchoolOT.com. In his blog, Nick provides insight and analysis on area high school sports teams, players and topics. He also provides his opinion on numerous issues surrounding high school sports. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStevensHSOT. You can contact Nick by clicking here or by sending an e-mail to nstevens@wral.com.

Vols, Blue Devils, and More Targeting NC Prep Stars


Jul 4, 2007

One thing we would like to improve on at WRAL.com is our coverage of high school recruiting. I have covered the competition side of things, but I am going to start covering the high school recruiting side as well. Eventually, we hope to make this a weekly recruiting post.

I have talked to some people who I consider "in-the-know" of high school football recruiting, and several rumors and bits of news have surfaced.

Duke Lands First '08 In-State Recruit, Looks For More
Jay Hollingsworth, a running back from Lee County Senior High School, became Duke's first in-state commit from the class of 2008. Hollingsworth, a 3-star recruit at 5-11, 180-pounds, is sure to pack a punch for the Blue Devil offense. Hollingsworth rushed for over 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns on 126 attempts last season.

Hollingsworth isn't the only in-state player Duke is targeting, though. There has been growing buzz over Quan Jones in Durham. Jones is a senior

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Think You're The Next J.J. Redick?


Jul 2, 2007

Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick's Duke jersey is retired inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick's Duke jersey is retired inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Are you an awesome basketball player? Maybe you don't play but you are a definite gym rat? Well - either way, you can prove your 3-point shooting skills with Takkle.com.

Takkle.com, part of Sports Illustrated, is hosting a National 3-Point Shooting Contest. There are two ways for you to enter if you're interested. The first way, you can attend one of the shooting contests in Takkle.com's 10 City Tour. The easier and cheapest way, upload a video to Takkle.com with the most consecutive three point shots you have made.

If you do have the traveling budget, here is the remaining schedule for the 10 City Tour:

  • Seattle, WA - July 7
  • Denver, CO - July 14
  • Albuquerque, NM - July 21
  • Salt Lake City, UT - July 28
  • San Antonio, TX - August 4

To register for the contest, or to upload your personal video, you need to visit Takkle.com or click the link at the top of the blog post.

The winner will automatically qualify for the 3-Point

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State Wachovia Cup Winners Announced


Jun 25, 2007

Last week, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association released the Wachovia Cup winners for each individual conference. This afternoon, the NCHSAAA unveiled the State Wachovia Cups winners.

The winners are listed below for each classification.

1-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOLS
1. Kernersville Bishop McGuinness - 487.5
2. Hampstead Topsail - 450
3. Polk County - 397.5
4. Hendersonville - 362.5
5. N.C. School of Science and Math - 332.5
6. East Surry - 307.5
7. Siler City Jordan-Matthews - 280
8. Elkin - 257.5
9. Mount Airy - 245
10. Pender - 240
11. South Stokes - 227.5
12. Hayesville - 225
13. Dixon - 217.5
14. East Bladen - 200
15. North Johnston & Thomasville - 185

2-A CLASSIFICATION SCHOOLS
1. Cardinal Gibbons - 762.5
2. West Henderson - 405
3. Selby - 382.5
4. Salisbury - 310
5. Burlington Cummings - 290
6. Durham School

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