The late Dr. Wiley "Army" Armstrong was one of the most influential figures in high school athletics in the state for many years as he served as the executive director of the North Carolina High School Athletic Conference (NCHSAC), the organization for black high schools
In case you missed it in today's N&O story by Tim Stevens, Warren County and South Granville are among four boys basketball teams who have been banned from this year's NCHSAA playoffs for fighting.
97th ANNUAL NCHSAA/BB&T State Football Championships
KENAN STADIUM, Chapel Hill
CLASS 1-A CHAMPIONSHIP—Saturday, noon
WALLACE-ROSE HILL HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOGS (15-0) vs. MURPHY HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOGS (13-2)
CLASS 1-AA CHAMPIONSHIP—Friday, 7:30 p.m.
PENDER HIGH SCHOOL PATRIOTS (12-2) vs. ALBEMARLE HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOGS (11-4)
BB&T FIELD, WINSTON-SALEM
CLASS 2-A CHAMPIONSHIP—Saturday, 3 p.m.
TARBORO HIGH SCHOOL VIKINGS (15-0) vs. WINSTON-SALEM CARVER HIGH SCHOOL YELLOW JACKETS (13-2)
CLASS 2-AA CHAMPIONSHIP—Saturday, 7 p.m.
ELIZABETH CITY NORTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES (13-2) vs. SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL HORNETS (12-3)
CLASS 4-A CHAMPIONSHIP—Saturday, 11 a.m.
DURHAM HILLSIDE HIGH SCHOOL HORNETS (15-0) vs. DAVIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WAR EAGLES (9-6)
CARTER-FINLEY STADIUM, RALEIGH
CLASS 3-A CHAMPIONSHIP—Saturday, 3 p.m.
EASTERN ALAMANCE HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES (13-2) vs. WEST ROWAN HIGH SCHOOL FALCONS (15-0)
CLASS 3-AA CHAMPIONSHIP— Saturday, 7 p.m.
NORTHERN GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL NIGHTHAWKS (13-2) vs. SHELBY CREST HIGH SCHOOL CHARGERS (11-3)
CLASS 4-AA CHAMPIONSHIP—Saturday, 11 a.m.
WAKE FOREST-ROLESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL COUGARS (14-1) vs. MATTHEWS DAVID BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL BULLDOGS (15-0)
Photo: Hillside's Vad Lee (2) and Korrin Wiggins (15) celebrate after beating New Bern 12-7 at Hillside High School. MARK DOLEJS - newsobserver.com
Wake Forest-Rolesville and Panther Creek will play next week for a berth in the 4-AA championship game.
East: Wake Forest-Rolesville 40, Garner 21 (FINAL)
Mideast: Panther Creek 35, Fayetteville Seventy-First 32 (FINAL, PC scores with 55 seconds left. Bryant 15 of 22 for 207. Douglas 2 rushing TD)
Midwest: Charlotte Butler 48, Richmond County 21 (FINAL). Ferguson 4 TD passes.
West: Charlotte Vance 10, Mallard Creek 7 (FINAL)
East: Southeast Raleigh at New Bern, ppd. Saturday night, 6 p.m.
Mideast: Durham Hillside 42, Lee County 22 (FINAL)
Midwest: Davie 18, High Point Central 15 (FINAL)
West: Porter Ridge 24, Asheville Reynolds 21 (FINAL)
East: Hunt 14, Northern Nash 7 (FINAL)
Mideast: Northern Guilford 35, Cardinal Gibbons 10 (FINAL)
Midwest: Charlotte Catholic 45, Kannapolis Brown 7 (4th)
West: Shelby Crest 52, Asheville Erwin 21 (FINAL)
Midwest: West Rowan 48, Concord 28 (FINAL)
West: Hibriten 31, Asheville 13 (FINAL)
East: Elizabeth City Northeastern 35, Bunn 7 (FINAL)
Mideast: Cedar Ridge 28, Pittsboro Northwood 20 (FINAL)
Midwest: Salisbury 45, Berry Academy 35 (FINAL)
West: Shelby 28, Wilkes Central 3
East: Tarboro 13, East Duplin 10 (FINAL)
Mideast: East Bladen 56, Carrboro 48 (FINAL)
West: Mitchell 47, Avery 22 (FINAL)
West: Murphy 42, Robbinsville 7 (FINAL)
Wallace-Rose Hill and Albemarle won state titles in 2009.
Reidsville has been a dominating program in 2-AA
South Johnston played for the NCHSAA 3-AA state title in 2009. West Rowan, Shelby Crest, Greensboro Dudley, Belmont South Point and Concord have won multiple titles.
Havelock advances to the fourth round after South Brunswick is eliminated from the playoffs because of ejections.
Wake County school officials are expressing surprise that the district was one of 12 nationally targeted for a federal Title IX complaint on Wednesday.
As noted in today's article by Tim Stevens, the National Women’s Law Center accuses the 12 school systems of failing to provide high school girls with equal opportunities as boys to play interscholastic sports. A big point of the complaint is that, citing 2006 data, there is a 11.8 percentage point difference between the percentage of Wake girls enrolled and the percentage of athletes who are girls.
Bobby Guthrie, Wake's senior administrator of athletics, said no one from the National Women’s Law Center had contacted him. He praised Wake's commitment to girls’ sports, citing the 24 N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-A state championships won by Wake schools’ girls’ teams the last five years.
Athens Drive travels to Durham Jordan on Friday night for an NCHSAA boys soccer quarterfinal games.