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NCHSAA releases PSA about importance of high school sports

Feb 6, 2012

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NCHSAA Generic Logo

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association has entered a partnership which has produced a series of four sixty second public service announcements for radio.

The PSAs have been distributed to every radio station in the state of North Carolina.

The NCHSAA, in partnership with the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), produced the annoucements for airing across the state.

"Studies show that high school students involved in athletics and other extracurricular activities typically have higher grade point averages and fewer disciplinary problems while learning life skills that typically cannot be taught in the classroom," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield in a letter that accompanied the PSAs.

"High schools still constitute the core of most of the communities here in North Carolina, and the students who attend them will soon be charting the future of our community. This program

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Alamance-Burlington names new AD

Feb 2, 2012

The Alamance-Burlington school system has named a city-county athletic director for its system.

According to the Burlington Times-News, the Board of Education has approved Erica Turner for the position. Turner has most recently served as the athletic director at Newton-Conover High School.

Turner is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University, where she earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees. She has previously been employed in both the Winston-Salem/Forsyth and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg systems and has also coached a number of different sports.

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Ravenscroft to host TISAC swim meet

Feb 2, 2012

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Swimming - Generic Graphic

Ravenscroft will be the site of the 2012 TISAC Swimming Conference Championship Meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The meet will begin at 3 p.m.

Teams competing are Ravenscroft, Cary Academy, Durham Academy, North Raleigh Christian Academy, and Saint Mary's.

The Ravenscroft girls’ team enters the meet with a 14-0 overall record. The Ravens are looking to reclaim the TISAC title from Cary Academy, which has won the last three girls’ conference championships. The Ravenscroft boys’ team (5-8) will try to improve upon its fourth-place finish at least year's meet.

Admission is $5 per person, but FREE for students with a school ID.

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Blakenship named Swain football coach

Jan 26, 2012

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Swain County High School logo

Swain County High School has named its new head football coach, according to the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Neil Blankenship, long-time assistant coach, has been elevated to the head job, taking the place of Sam Pattillo.

Blankenship, a 1988 graduate of Swain, has been at the school for 19 years as an assistant coach and has worked under the three previous head coaches for the program, including Boyce Deitz, Rod White and Patillo. Blankenship has been the defensive coordinator on the Swain staff for the last five seasons.

Swain captured the NCHSAA 1-AA football title in December, beating Ayden-Grifton 20-14.

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Clayton-West Johnston basketball games moved to Monday

Jan 9, 2012

Due to final exams in Johnston County Schools, the Clayton-West Johnston basketball games have been rescheduled for today.

The games will be played at Clayton High School.

Varsity girls should tip off between 6:00-6:30 p.m., followed by the varsity boys. The junior varsity teams will play before the varsity teams beginning at 4 p.m.

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