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Monday’s Fall Sports Roundup: remembering NCHSAA legend Charlie Adams

The late NCHSAA executive director Charlie Adams
The late NCHSAA executive director Charlie Adams

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Mountain Island Charter football: team has punted twice in four games and scored 190 points.

Jae’Lyn Withers, North Mecklenburg: 6-8 junior had coaches from Clemson, Kansas, Maryland and N.C. State in the gym to watch him play last week.

Cody Cater, Providence Day: quarterback was 24-of-35 for 341 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-21 win over Gastonia Forestview

Remembering the NCHSAA’s Charlie Adams

Bruce Hardin, the former Olympic, Harding, West Charlotte and AL Brown legendary football coach offered some kind words for former N.C. High School Athletic Association executive director Charlie Adams, who died last week.

“Charlie Adams taught many,many coaches and educators of young people the meaning of being professional,” Hardin said. “He was a tremendous leader with plenty of vision to make the NCHSAA the best in the country. He made tough decisions while always showing concern and respect for others. His spirit will live a long time because of the kindness he and his family always displayed to other people.”

Adams was 81. He passed away peacefully this morning at his home in Chapel Hill, surrounded by his family and loved-ones.

Mr. Adams led the Association through huge transitions and great expansions during his tenure as Executive Director from 1984 until he retired in 2010. He was the fifth Executive Director in the history of the Association. Prior to becoming executive director, Adams served as assistant executive director and supervisor of officials for the Association for some 17 years. He conducted rules clinics in various sports across the state during that time in addition to supervising a number of interscholastic programs.

He was a visionary leader of the NCHSAA, contributing to a number of innovations during his time with the Association. One of Adams’ legacies is the NCHSAA Endowment, which was conceived, discussed and implemented under his leadership. It will help ensure that certain athletic opportunities for student-athletes will always be available.

Other important contributions during Adams tenure include implementing a corporate sponsorship program, greatly expanding the state awards program, including the creation and implementation of Scholar-Athlete and Hall of Fame programs. He is also credited with developing more classified state championships and moving many to neutral sites. Under his guidance, the Student Services program was conceived, which includes a strong alcohol and other drug education-prevention component.

Monday’s Top Performers

Ethan Lewis, Covenant Day soccer: two goals in a 9-0 win over Hickory Grove.

Monday’s Tennis Results

Parkwood 5 Sun Valley 4

Singles:

Brianna Nochtigal P defeated Caitlin Collins SV 6-2, 6-4

Sophie Trantham SV defeated Peyton Edwards P 6-0, 6-0

McCarty Beckerman SV defeated Allison Hodge P 6-7, 6-1 (10-6)

D’kayla Thomas SV defeated Bridget Jones P 7-6 (10-6), 6-1

Rachel McGill P defeated Olivia Newton SV 7-5, 6-3

Kassidy Sullivan P defeated Megan Carey SV 6-3, 6-4

Doubles:

Nochtigal/Edwards P defeated Collins/Beckerman SV 8-4

Trantham/Thomas SV defeated Hodge/Jones P 8-0

McGill/Sullivan P defeated Emily Watts/Rachel Chomicki SV 8-4

Hickory High 9 Freedom High 0

Singles

Destyne Wimbush d. Savannah Vandergriff 6-0, 6-1; Dawson Clifford d. Alyssa Burnett 6-0, 6-0; Amy Herfurth d. Gibely Cisneros 6-0; 6-1; Meg Einfalt d. Katie Brockland 6-1, 6-0; Mason Paradine d. Blaikley Crooks 6-0, 6-0; Sophie Rice d. Hanna Throneburg 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles

Wimbush/Einfalt d. Burnett Cisneros 8-3; Clifford/Paradine d. Vandergriff/Crooks 8-2, Herfurth/Rice d. Tate/Brockland 8-1

MARVIN RIDGE 9, PIEDMONT 0

Singles

Ainsley Zubrinsky(MR) d. Cassie Helms(PD) 6-0. 6-0; Rebecca Mastrangelo(MR) d. Kaitlyn Baucom(PD) 6-0, 6-0; Sophie Imhof(MR) d. Isabelle Tarlton(PD) 6-0. 6-0; Lauren Wilson(MR) d. River Woods(PD) 6-0. 6-0; Emily VanDerveer(MR) d. Meredith Carroll(PD) 6-0. 6-0; Maria Eleta(MR) d. Makaila Smith(PD) 6-0. 6-1.

Doubles

Ria Shah/Ritika Tejwani(MR) d. Helms/Tarlton(PD) 8-0

Nathalie Bittner/Brynlee Surface(MR) d. Baucom/Carroll(PD) 9-7

Molly Scopinich/Hannah Dixon(MR) d. Callie McLain/Kennedy Bell(PD) 8-0

Records: MR 8-1

HIGH POINT WESLEYAN 8, SOUTHLAKE CHRISTIAN 1

Singles

1. Brinley Bell (WC) d. Brooke Murphy 6-1, 6-2. Lindsay Capps (SLCA) d. Raegan Isenhour 6-2, 6-2. 3. Maclean Redhond (WC) d. Katie Winton 6-0, 6-0. 4. Samantha Tilley (WC) d. Susanna McIntyre 6-0, 6-0. 5. SaraBeth Bulla (WC) d. Maya Kollme 6-1, 6-0. Gracie Lefever (WC) d. Claire Bledsoe 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles

1. Bell/Isenhour (WC) d. Murphy/Capps 9-7

2. Redhond/Tilley (WC) d. Winton/McIntyre 8-0

3. Bulla/Broduer (WC) d. Kollme/Carroll

WATUGA 9, ALEXANDER CENTRAL 0

Jadyn Kaydk (W) defeated Darby Sherrill (AC) 6-0, 6-1

Magali Turner (W) defeated Allie Meadows (AC) 6-1, 6-2

Briana Davidson (W) defeated Kristin Ratliff (AC) 6-0, 6-0

Lucy Gray (W) defeated Meredith Rogers (AC) 6-0, 6-1

Katie Mac Knight (W) defeated Emma Maltba (AC) 7-6 (7-3), 6-1

Emma Hudspeth (W) defeated Hannah Maltba (AC) 4-6, 6-4, 10-4

Kadyk/Davidson (W) defeated Sherrill/Meadows (AC) 8-1

Turner/Gray (W) defeated Ratliff/M. Cozart (AC) 8-1

C Davidson/Katie Goode (W) defeated E. Maltba/H. Maltba (AC) 8-6

Alexander Central 3-7 (1-1)

Monday’s Volleyball Results

CUTHBERTSON 3, WEDDINGTON 2

WHS 14-25

WHS 25-16

WHS 25-16

WHS 20-25

WHS 13-15

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