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Stevens: Chapel Hill High names Tim Bennett as AD

tstevens@newsobserver.comSeptember 26, 2013 

Tim Bennett, the athletics director at Roanoke Rapids High for the past six years, is the new AD at Chapel Hill High.

Bennett was the Yellow Jackets’ football coach for 12 seasons before becoming their AD. His 1998 team was Roanoke Rapids High’s first winning football team in 15 years. He had a 59-43-1 coaching record there and reached the the playoffs six times in his finalnine seasons.

He is succeeding Tod Morgan, who left to become the boys’ basketball coach at Pikeville Aycock.

“Tim Bennett has a lot of knowledge and valuable experience,” Morgan said. “He is really prepared as an athletics director.

“Being an athletics director and having coached a high school team, he understands all the N.C. High School Athletics Association rules and guidelines. All of his experience and knowledge bode well for him in his time in Chapel Hill.”

Roanoke Rapids boys’ soccer and basketball coach Todd Seymour has been named the school’s AD.

Broughton tennis: Broughton, ranked No.1 in 4A in the N.C. Tennis Coaches Association, will host Southwest Wake Athletic 4A powers Green Hope at 3 p.m. Friday and Panther Creek at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Green Hope is No.3 and Panther Creek is No.2 in the coaches state poll.

Cardinal Gibbons is No.1 in 3A.

Kansas-bound: Smith Hinton, a senior at Broughton, has accepted a girls’ tennis scholarship to Kansas. She is rated a five-star recruit by Tennis Recruiting Network and is ranked as the No.64 senior prospect in the country. She does not play high school tennis.

Wake Forest ranked: Wake Forest, No.1 in The News & Observer high school football poll, is the only area 4A team in The Associated Press rankings. The Cougars broke into the rankings at No.10 this week.

Undefeated Orange is No.7 in 3A and Carrboro is No.10 in 2A.

Broughton cross country: The Broughton boys’ cross country team is No.10 in The Running Times national high school rankings. The Caps, led by Will Roberson, are No.1 in the Southeast rankings.

Basketball jamboree: Apex, Garner, Knightdale, North Raleigh Christian and Ravenscroft are scheduled to participate in in the Phenom Hoop Report Basketball Jamboree on Nov.9 in Greensboro. The event has 18 public and private schools.

Elliott Warnock contributed to this story.

Stevens: 919-829-8910

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