Alverson hired at NCHSAA headquarters
Triangle sports radio broadcaster James Alverson has been announced as the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s new assistant commissioner and media coordinator. He follows Rick Strunk, who retired in December after 30 years.
Alverson is a 2005 graduate of Lee County High, where he was an all-conference quarterback. He later graduated from N.C. State in communication and has worked at Capitol Broadcasting, where he was the assistant program director at 99.9 FM.
He hosted a Saturday morning show on 99.9 FM on high school sports and has also done play-by-play of some NCHSAA championships, college baseball and Carolina RailHawks games.
He was the 2015 recipient of the NCHSAA media person of the year award, which is named after N&O high school sports editor emeritus Tim Stevens.
Alverson will be in charge of media relations, publications and events like the NCHSAA Hall of Fame inductions.
Martinson, LaFata start off 2016 with a win
Chapel Hill golfer Bill Martinson teamed with Rick LaFata of Raleigh to tie for first place in their flight in the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball One-Day Tournament at Pinehurst Country Club last Thursday. Martinson and LaFata carded a 73 on Pinehurst No. 8, tying two other teams at the top of the Super Senior A Flight.
Blue-Blood Rivalry to be shown at Silverspot
“Duke-Carolina: The Blue Blood Rivalry,” a film about the ACC’s most intense basketball rivalry, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Silverspot Cinema. Fans are invited to mingle with some area basketball alumni, 6-7 p.m.
Tickets for the film are $14.50 for adults, $11 for seniors and students and $9 for children under 12. Tickets for students with a valid ID are $9 for the later showing.
The Carolina-Duke basketball game will be shown live on the Silversport’s big screen on Wednesday, Feb. 17, beginning at 9:30 p.m.
Chapel Hill seeking assistant lacrosse coach
Chapel Hill High School is looking for an assistant men’s lacrosse coach. Anyone interested in applying should contact Head Coach Brent Voelkel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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