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Notebook: Maddie Plumlee sets school volleyball record at Saint Mary's

tstevens@newsobserver.comSeptember 12, 2013 

St. Mary's Maddie Plumlee (6) goes for a kill during a game at North Raleigh Christian Academy on October 23, 2012.


Saint Mary’s senior outside hitter Maddie Plumlee set the school record with 36 kills Tuesday night in a 3-1 victory over Wake Christian. The 6-foot-1 Notre Dame recruit had only five errors in 60 hitting attempts.

Maddie Plumlee, the younger sister of Duke’s Miles, Mason and Marshall Plumlee, had held the Saint Mary’s record with 30 kills in a 2012 win over Ravenscroft.

Saint Mary's is 10-3 heading into Thursday's match at Ravenscroft.

Northwood coach: Brian Harrington, a veteran assistant coach at Pittsboro Northwood, has been named as the Chargers’ boys basketball head coach. Harrington is a Northwood graduate and has been coaching at the school for the last 18 years.

He is the football defensive coordinator and has been an assistant in track and boys and girls basketball in the past.

400-yard game: Northampton County option quarterback Keion Crossen rushed for 419 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries last week during a 41-34 win over Granville Central.

Crossen’s longest scoring run was 94 yards. He also had a long scoring punt return nullified or he would have accounted for more than 500 total yards.

Northampton plays at Weldon tonight.

Course record: Gabby Weiss of Southern Pines Pinecrest set the course record at Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course this week with an 8-under-par 64. Weiss had five birdies and a bogey on the front nine and two birdies and an eagle on the back nine for a 32-32.

Weiss is a senior who is committed to UNC-Greensboro. Her previous best round was a 68.

Pinecrest, the state 4A runner-up in 2012, won the Southeastern 4A Conference match, easily toppling second-place Hoke County 294 to 386.

Back to Jamieson: The N.C. Coaches Association will return the annual East-West All-Star Football Game to Greensboro Grimsley’s Jamieson Stadium, the game’s traditional home. The game was played in High Point’s A.J. Simeon Stadium in July during renovations at Jamieson.

Phil Weaver, the NCCA director of all-star games, said the association’s board determined that playing at Jamieson was important. The NCCA summer coaching clinic is held in Greensboro as are its all-star basketball and soccer games.

Jamieson Stadium is named in honor of Bob Jamieson, the founder of the NCCA.

New NCHSAA president: Bill Miller, the superintendent of the Polk County schools, is the new president of the N.C. High School Board of Directors for the 2013-14 academic year.

Miller was expected to be vice president but was moved up when the NCHSAA president, Kathy Spencer of Onslow County, retired.

No ejections at Voyager: Durham Voyager was left off the list of NCHSAA schools that had no unsportsmanlike ejections during the 2012-13 school year. Voyager had no ejections.

Voyager, and the other schools in the region with no ejections, will be recognized at the NCHSAA regional meeting on Sept. 26.

Deran Coe, the Wake County Schools athletic director, said he was pleased that seven of the system’s schools would be receiving the award.

“We all know that one brief moment can lead to an ejection. That is one of the reasons we are really pleased that so many of our schools didn’t have any ejections last year,” Coe said. “One of the things that I am most proud from my years as a coach is having only one player ejected.”

Wake County Cup: Apex and Sanderson will play in the finals of the inaugural Wake County Cup Saturday at Cardinal Gibbons at 7:30 p.m. Heritage and Garner play the third place game at 5:30. The fifth-place game has been canceled.

Stevens: 919-829-8910

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