New N.C. High School Athletic Association realignment starts next fall, and here are the names of the leagues that all Triangle-area schools will be playing under for the next four years.
|PAC-6||Cap-8||Greater Neuse River||Southwest Wake Athletic|
|East Chapel Hill||Broughton||Clayton||Apex|
|Hillside||Heritage||East Wake||Athens Drive|
|Northern Durham||Leesville Road||Harnett Central||Fuquay-Varina|
|Riverside||Sanderson||Rolesville (new)||Holly Springs|
|Wake Forest||SE Raleigh||Middle Creek|
|Wakefield||West Johnston||Panther Creek|
Overview: The Tri-9 changes its name while dropping a team. These four leagues drop three schools total, but the GNRC adds Rolesville High, which will give East Wake and Knightdale some company in the upper east part of Wake County.
|Big Eight||Cape Fear Valley||Two Rivers|
|Cardinal Gibbons||(Fayetteville) Douglas Byrd||Cleveland|
|Cedar Ridge||(Hope Mills) Gray's Creek||Corinth Holders|
|Chapel Hill||Lee County||Smithfield-Selma|
|Northern Vance||Southern Lee||South Johnston|
|Northwood||(Fayetteville) Terry Sanford||Triton|
|Orange||(Cameron) Union Pines||Western Harnett|
|Southern Durham||(Fayetteville) Westover|
Overview: The Lee County schools are sectioned with more Sandhills-area schools. The old Eastern Carolina becomes only a Harnett-and-Johnston County league with Western Harnett, Corinth Holders and Cleveland being added to the mix. The Big Eight is a good, general name for a league that stretches from Henderson to Pittsboro.
|Mid-State||Northern Carolina||Eastern Plains|
|Bartlett Yancey||Bunn||(Wilson) Beddingfield|
|Carrboro||Durham School of the Arts||Farmville Central|
|(Burlington) Cummings||Franklinton||North Johnston|
|Graham||N.C. Science & Math||North Pitt|
|Jordan-Matthews||Roanoke Rapids||Southwest Edgecombe|
Overview: Carrboro goes west for its new out-of-the-Triangle conference foes, while North Johnston does the same to the east. The Northern Carolina went through a lot of changes and now comes all the way west to Durham.
|North Central Athletic||Tar Roanoke Athletic||Carolina|
|East Wake Academy||Granville Central||Hobbton|
|Franklin Academy||(Gaston) KIPP Pride||(Warsaw) James Kenan|
|(Durham) Kestrel Heights||Louisburg||(Salemburg) Lakewood|
|Raleigh Charter||Northwest Halifax||(Smithfield) Neuse Charter|
|(Graham) River Mill||Southeast Halifax||North Duplin|
|(Durham) Voyager Academy||Rosewood|
|(Chapel Hill) Woods Charter||(Seven Springs) Spring Creek|
Overview: The new all-Triangle charter school conference has a unique name, the NCAC. Princeton gets a Johnston County school (Neuse Charter) it the new-look Carolina 1A Conference. Louisburg and Granville Central, formerly 2A schools, will be playing mostly out-of-the-Triangle schools.