The first of the four N.C. High School Athletic Association track and field championships are scheduled for today in Greensboro at North Carolina A&T’s Irwin Belk Track with the 2A competition. The 1A finals will be held on Saturday at the same site with the 3A and 4A championships scheduled for next week.
Field events begin at 10 a.m., and the running finals start at 1:30 p.m, each day.
Carrboro is the defending 2-A girls champion while Berry Academy won the 2-A boys team title last year. In 1-A, Hendersonville won last year’s girls title while North Rowan captured the boys crown.
Regional competition is scheduled on Saturday in 4A (West Johnston High in the East and Green Hope High in the Mideast) and 3A (Swansboro in the East and Fayetteville Byrd in the Mideast).
Tennis championships: The NCHSAA boys individual tennis championships begin today and conclude on Saturday at Raleigh’s Millbrook Exchange (4A), the Burlington Parks and Recreation Tennis Center (3A) and the Cary Tennis Center (both the 1A and 2A finals).
Opening rounds are scheduled for Friday with the semifinals and finals scheduled for Saturday.
Kyle Johnson of Charlotte Catholic will be seeking a record fourth consecutive singles title in 3A. No men’s player in NCHSAA history has won four singles championships.
The NCHSAA dual-team tennis tournament, in which teams advance instead of individuals, resumes Tuesday with Broughton (17-3) playing at Wilmington Laney (15-2) and Green Hope (19-0) playing at Wakefield (17-1).
NCHSAA playoffs: NCHSAA boys and girls lacrosse quarterfinals are scheduled for tonight. In boys, Holly Springs plays at Cardinal Gibbons (6 p.m.) and Athens Drive plays at Chapel Hill (7 p.m.). In girls, Cardinal Gibbons plays at East Chapel Hill (6 p.m.). Green Hope played at Wilmington Hoggard on Thursday night.
The NCHSAA baseball and softball playoffs also begin tonight.
NCISAA playoffs: The N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association begins its playoffs Friday and Saturday in baseball, girls soccer and boys lacrosse.
Undefeated Cary Academy is the top seed in 3A baseball.
NCHSAA golf: The NCHSAA boys golf championships will be played at four on Monday and Tuesday. Championships will be held a Pinehurst No. 8 (4-A), Foxfire Golf and Country Club (3A), Southern Pines’ Longleaf Golf and Country Club (2A) and Buies Creek Keith Hills (1A).
The top three teams from each of the regionals along with the top three individuals not on one of the qualifying teams earned spots in the 36-hole classified championships.
Gibbons Hall of Fame: Cardinal Gibbons High has named the inaugural members of its Hall of Fame – Julie Shea (1977), Bryan McGann (1979), Troy Butler (1982), Jim and Peggy Taylor (volunteers) and Dean Monroe, athletic director and coach.
The induction banquet will be on May 17 at the school. Former Carolina Hurricanes player Ron Francis will be the speaker.
Garner Hall of Fame: Garner High inducted its second group into its Hall of Fame last week. The class included Laurie Bailey, Eric Williams, Billy Stuart, Sherrill Johnson, and Tim Stevens.