The fall prep sports season has been whittled down to soccer and football this week, which starts to clear the way for the countdown to the winter sports season.
Basketball, wrestling and swimming have been practicing since last Wednesday, getting ready for the season, which comes Nov. 18.
There will be scrimmages on the docket before then, with some teams scrimmaging as early as Nov. 7.
Indoor track and field gets a later start. Practices open on Veteran’s Day and meets begin as early as Nov. 25.
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West AD receives NIAAA certification: The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has recognized West Johnston High School athletic director Warren Singleton as a Certified Athletic Administrator.
The voluntary certification process includes a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.
The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 7,600 individual members.
It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.
Veteran’s Day basketball camps: The Garner Road Basketball Club will hold day camps Nov. 11 at the L.D. Lewis Center (2245 Garner Road).
A full day camp (8 a.m. until 5 p.m.) is available for grades 2-12.
Shorter camps are from 10 a.m. until noon for grades 2-4, noon until 2 p.m. for grades 5-6 and 2-5 p.m. for grades 7-9.
The full day cost is $50; shorter camps are $20 per session. For info, 919-232-3642.
Knight earns Player of the Week honors: Former West Johnston player Kameron Knight was named the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference defensive player of the week on Oct. 21.
Knight, a sophomore linebacker at State University of New York Maritime College (Thronggs Neck, N.Y.), had 11 tackles (nine solo) and forced two fumbles in a loss to Norwich on Oct. 19.
Knight is majoring in marine transportation/deck license at the school, which focuses on careers in the maritime industry and features its own 565-foot training ship, the Empire State VI, which gives students hands-on experience through travels around the world.