The N.C. High School Athletic Association is holding its annual Scholar-Athlete Essay Content. The program recognizes excellence in the classroom as well as on the playing court or field.
Student-athletes currently enrolled at an NCHSAA member school and participating in at least one sanctioned sport or cheerleading will have until midnight on September 30 to submit a 400-word essay answering the question: “What challenge(s) have you overcome to develop as a Scholar-Athlete?”
One male and female winner will be selected from the pool of entries to receive a prize pack from the North Carolina National Guard and the NCHSAA, including a FitBit Flex fitness wristband.
Essays will be judged on originality, content, organization of material, grammar, and spelling. Visit nchsaa.org for more info or contest entries.
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West to hold alumni hoops games: West Johnston High School will hold two alumni basketball games on Saturday, Sept. 26, at the school. A women’s game will be held at 6 p.m., followed by a men’s game at 7. Admission is $5 per person and doors open at 5:30. Proceeds benefit West Johnston athletics. For more info, contact Scotty Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Garner wins GNRC opener: Garner downed Southeast Raleigh in four sets in both teams’ Greater Neuse River 4A Conference volleyball season openers onTuesday. The Trojans (3-5 overall) took a 25-20, 25-11, 23-25, 25-18 win.
Shaylynn Hall had 16 kills for the Trojans in the win and Alisha Josey had eight. Allyssa Ward notched five aces.
Princeton drops Tigers: Princeton downed James Kenan in three sets (25-18, 25-16, 25-7) to open Carolina 1A Conference volleyball play on Tuesday. Beth Braswell had six aces in the win for the Bulldogs, while Daisey Eklund notched eight kills and four blocks.
Princeton was 5-1 overall after the win.
Garner ties Wake Forest: Quiroga Diego scored a pair of goals as Garner tied Wake Forest 2-2 in boys soccer on Tuesday night. Cisse Vakaba and Yunior Ayala assisted on the Trojan goals.
Cleveland still unbeaten: Cleveland’s volleyball team swept Southern Nash on Tuesday to move to 7-0 on the season. The Rams begin conference play on Sept. 15 against defending league champ Triton.
Comets fall to Millbrook: Millbrook shut out Clayton in boys soccer, 3-0, on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Comets to 2-3 on the season.
Rolesville gets by West: Roseville charged back after dropping the opening set against West Johnston Tuesday to take a four-set GNRC volleyball victory on Tuesday. The Rams earned a 16-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23 victory.