The N.C. High School Athletic Association is moving its indoor track championships next spring to a new facility in Winston-Salem.
The indoor meet traditionally has been held at the Eddie Phillips Arena on the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill, but will be run on Feb. 9, 2013 at the new JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem.
“We are excited about JDL Fast Track becoming a championship venue for the N.C. High School Athletic Association, because a venue of this caliber will create a wonderful experience for our student-athletes,” NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield said in a release. “This is a beautiful, state of the art facility that should be a tremendous home for our indoor track and field championships. We look forward to a long and very positive relationship with the facility.”
Harrell steps down: Dwight “Doc” Harrell has resigned as the athletic director at Garner High. His resignation was announced last week during the school’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Bunn to Furman: Whitney Bunn, one of the area’s top players in basketball and girls’ soccer, committed to Furman University last weekend. The Bunn High junior is expected to play basketball for the Paladins.
Bunn averaged 15.7 points for a 24-7 Wildcats team and has scored 34 goals this spring in soccer.
Grace scorer signs: Raleigh Grace Christian girls’ basketball standout Anna Green has signed with Emory and Henry College in Virginia. She is the school’s all-time leading scorer. She scored 407 points in 2011-12 and averaged 13.6 points per game.
Dual-team tennis: The NCHSAA dual-team boys’ tennis tournament continues today with second-round matches. In dual-team competition, teams advance and not just the individual winners.
The NCHSAA individual championships are on Friday and Saturday at the Cary Tennis Center (1A and 2A), the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center (3A) and the Millbrook Exchange Park (4A).
After Tuesday’s second round, the dual-team tournament resumes on Tuesday, May 15.
NCHSAA track: The NCHSAA 1A and 2A track and field championships will be this weekend at North Carolina A&T University. The 2A finals are scheduled for Friday and the 1A finals for Saturday. The 3A and 4A schools will have their regionals on Saturday, with their state championships scheduled for May 18 (3A) and May 19 (4A).
NCHSAA soccer: The NCHSAA girls’ soccer championships begin this week with some first round matches Tuesday and Wednesday.
Almost perfect: Smithfield-Selma’s Dylan Hornick pitched six perfect innings to help the Spartans claim a 3-2, 11-inning Greater Neuse 4A baseball win over East Wake on Friday night. Hornick pitched 8 1/ 3 innings, allowing three hits and one run. He struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter.
“I was losing velocity in the seventh,” Homick said. “But the defense was playing great, so I just tried to throw strikes and not worry about how hard I was throwing.”
East Wake’s Jonathan Waszak, a Western Carolina recruit, pitched nine innings and gave up three hits.
Scotty gets Ks : Garner’s Scotty McCreery struck out a career-high eight batters in a 12-2 baseball win over Southeast Raleigh on Friday.
Playoff lacrosse: The Millbrook boys lacrosse team collected its first playoff victory ever last week when it eliminated Durham Riverside 8-7. Patrick Williams scored three goals, including two in the final three minutes.