The N.C. High School Athletic Association will hold its annual regional meeting Thursday at N.C. State’s Vaughn Towers. High school athletics directors and principals from area schools will meet with NCHSAA leaders.
The meeting is designed for the NCHSAA staff to get feedback from the schools.
One of the primary items for discussion will be the next conference realignment. The NCHSAA places schools in conferences once every four years. Leagues change as schools open and close or increase and decrease in enrollment.
The next alignment will begin in 2017, but the process will begin next year. It takes about a year to put the schools into conferences and complete the appeals process.
The NCHSAA is expected to consider some changes in alignment.
Among the options being discussed is adding separate leagues for football. The NCHSAA also will look at the number and the size of classifications. Each classification currently has about 25 percent of the NCHSAA schools.
The Caps topped second-place Hope Mills South View 84-140. East Chapel Hill (184) and Cardinal Gibbons (185) were third and fourth.
Junior Jeremy Brown (15 minutes, 28.6 seconds) led Broughton with a third-place finish behind South View’s Phil Hall (15:12.1) and West Johnston’s Kyle Christ (15:23.9).
Cardinal Gibbons (176) and Chapel Hill (190) were second and third behind Blacksburg, Va. (50) in the girls’ championship. Blacksburg is ranked No. 3 in the country by milesplit.com.
Green Hope, which did not run at the meet, is No. 15 in the milesplit.com girls rankings and Cardinal Gibbons is No. 43.
Cardinal Gibbons freshman Marissa Bishop (18:18.2) was seventh and the top area girls’ finisher Saturday.
Liles’ baseball teams won 10 conference titles during his 15-year tenure. Hudson played basketball and baseball at Garner and was Mount Olive College male athlete of the year in 1991 after setting several school baseball records. Merritt was a state champion in the 300 meters indoors and the 400 meters outdoors and set seven school records while competing at Wake Forest University.
In addition, the school will induct its girls’ basketball teams from the 1950s.
Nunn was a high school All-America selection and a two-time News & Observer Softball Player of the Year. She had a career 0.58 ERA, 10 no-hitters, 37 shutouts, 12 one-hitters and one perfect game.
She now plays at South Florida.
Harshaw has two assists for the Coast Guard, which is 7-0 with seven one-goal victories.
The Orange High football stadium is named Glenn Auman Stadium in honor of her father, who coached at the school.
The Fayetteville Seventy-First Stadium is named Loyd E. Auman Stadium, in honor of Glenn’s brother, a former principal at the school.
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