High School Sports

Prep notebook: NC coaching great Harvey Reid honored

Harvey Reid, the late boys’ basketball coach at Wilson Fike, was named as the winner of the 2015 Morgan Wootten Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching High School Basketball by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The award is the highest for high school basketball coaching in the country. One male coach and one female coach is selected each year.

Reid compiled a N.C. High School Athletic Association-record 816-208 record in more than 40 years at Frederick Douglass High, Elm City High and Fike. His teams won seven state titles.

Reid passed away on the sidelines in 1991 after suffering a heart attack while coaching Fike in the NCHSAA playoffs. He was 63.

The award is named after Morgan Wootten, who is one of two high school coaches enshrined into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Previous boys’ basketball award winners include Gary McKnight (Mater Dei, Calif.), Vito Montelli (St. Joseph High, Conn.), Jack Curran (Archbishop Molloy, N.Y.), Joe Gallagher (St. John’s College, Washington), Ralph Tasker (Hobbs High, N.M.), Robert Hughes (Fort Worth Dunbar, Texas) and Bob Hurley Sr. (St. Anthony’s, N.J.).

Norkus joins Falcons: Caleb Norkus, a former soccer standout at Sanderson and the University of North Carolina, is Green Hope High’s new boys’ soccer coach. Norkus was the 1996 N.C. Gatorade boys soccer player of the year when the Spartans won the state 4A title.

He has 14 years of professional playing and coaching experience. He played with the Carolina RailHawks for five years and has coached in the Carribean since 2012. He also has played in Chile, Belgium and Germany.

Green Hope’s boys’ teams have played in three state championship games since 2009 and won in 2012 and 2013. Last fall the Falcons won the conference title for the third straight season under its fourth coach.

1,000 points: Justin Reid had to wait 16 days because of postponements, but he scored his 1,000th point for Cardinal Gibbons on Saturday in a 78-52 boys’ basketball victory over Southern Nash. He is the first Crusaders boy to reach 1,000 in the past 11 years.

Morgan Reid, his sister, also scored 1,000 during her career. She now plays soccer at Duke.

Gibbons was eliminated from the boys’ 3A playoffs Monday by Fayetteville Westover 49-42.

Hester MVP: Former Granville Central High football and track standout Tevin Hester was named the most valuable performer of the ACC Indoor Championships last week. Hester won the 200 meters (20.84 seconds) and was second in the 60 (6.56 seconds).

One Love: Middle school girls’ lacrosse teams from throughout the state are expected to play in the fifth One Love Foundation play day at Cardinal Gibbons on March 28. The event has helped raise more than $25,000 over the past four years.

One Love is named in honor of Yeardley Reynolds Love, a former University of Virginia women’s lacrosse player who was killed by her boyfriend. The foundation’s mission is to end relationship violence through education and technology.

Sharon Love, the mother of Yeardley Love, will speak at the event’s dinner at Our Lady of Lourdes School on March 27.

NCHSAA Basketball Eastern Regionals


1A- at Fayetteville Crown Arena

Friday: Durham Voyager (29-2) vs. Pinetown Northside (20-4), 4 p.m.; East Carteret (25-2) vs. Weldon (23-2), 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: Championship, 4 p.m.

2A- at Fayetteville Crown Arena

Friday: Jacksonville Northside (25-1) vs. Fairmont (23-6), 7 p.m.; Farmville Central (23-2) vs. Kinston (23-4), 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Championship, 6 p.m.

3A- at Fayetteville Crown Coliseum

Thursday: Fayetteville Sanford (24-3) vs. Eastern Alamance (23-4), 4 p.m.; Wilson Hunt (18-8) vs. Havelock (15-9), 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: Championship, noon

4A- at Fayetteville Crown Coliseum

Thursday: Garner (25-1) vs. Winterville South Central (23-2), 7 p.m.; Millbrook (25-2) vs. Fayetteville Seventy-First (25-2), 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Championship, 2 p.m.


1A- at Fayetteville Crown Arena

Thursday: Gates County (26-1) vs. Rosewood (22-3), 7 p.m.; Roxboro Community (28-3) vs. Riverside (Martin) (21-5), 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Championship, 2 p.m.

2A- at Fayetteville Crown Arena

Thursday: North Pitt (26-0) vs. Jacksonville Northside (24-2), 4 p.m.; High Point T.W. Andrews (24-3) vs. Kinston (17-10), 5:30 p.m.. Saturday: Championship, noon

3A- at Crown Coliseum

Friday: Eastern Wayne (26-0) vs. Chapel Hill (22-2), 7 p.m.; Rockingham County (24-3) vs. Eastern Alamance (18-9), 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Championship, 6 p.m.

4A- at Crown Coliseum

Friday: Southeast Raleigh (24-3) vs. Athens Drive (22-5), 4 p.m.; Wilmington Hoggard (25-4) vs. Broughton (20-6), 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Championship, 4 p.m.

NCHSAA State Championships

Saturday, March 14 at Dean E. Smith Center (2A and 4A) and Carmichael Auditorium (1A, 3A) in Chapel Hill.