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.
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.