CHCCS To Place Interim PE Teacher At Seawell To Finish School Year

With the departure of veteran PE teacher, Sherry Norris, a hole will undoubtedly be left, but the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school system says it’s already got a plan in motion for finding her replacement.

CHCCS Human Resources Director Arasi Adkins says a fully-licensed interim PE teacher has been hired to fill the role for the remainder of the school year, once Norris retires on April 30. When the school year comes to an end, Adkins says that position–as well as other vacancies–will be posted for the upcoming school year.

Norris is finishing her 37th as a PE teacher in the CHCCS system. She has also held the position of head coach for the volleyball and girls’ basketball teams during that time.

When a teacher retires, if he or she wants to return to a coaching duty, a period of six months away from that role must be taken, according to state rules. By retiring at the end of April, Norris has made it possible to return in time for the start of basketball season next year, but she won’t be available for the volleyball season.

Sherry Norris Wins N.C. AP Coach Of The Year

Chapel Hill’s Sherry Norris is the 2013-14 Associated Press prep basketball coach of the year for North Carolina.

In results released Thursday, Norris was the runaway winner in voting for the women’s award with 13 votes. She guided Chapel Hill to a 32-0 record and the 3-A title to go with the 4-A crown she captured at the school in 1981.

CHHS Winningest Coach To Retire From Classroom April 30

Improving Diamond Heels Begin Five-Game Homestand with Tigers

The No. 13 North Carolina baseball team, 14-5 overall and 4-2 in the ACC, will begin a five-game homestand when it faces Princeton,3-7 on the year, Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Boshamer Stadium.

The Tar Heels are beginning to get contributions from all over their offensive lineup, a welcome sign for a young Carolina club still hoping for another trip to Omaha for the College World Series.

Freshman Wood Myers is leading the Tar Heels at the plate with a .297 batting average and 12 runs. Carolina is coming off a 2-1 series win over Maryland in the Terrapins’ final season in the ACC. UNC has now won both of its two series in conference action.

The Tigers of Princeton are coming off a 2-1 series defeat against UNC-Greensboro.

HS Girls’ Basketball NCHSAA State Championship: Chapel Hill 69 – Hickory 56

The Tigers jumped out to a 23-6 lead after the first quarter of the 3A NCHSAA state championship game, but the Red Tornados never gave up and made it a game in the second half.

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CHHS Wins 3A NCHSAA Girls’ Basketball State Title With Perfect Season

Chapel Hill capped a perfect season with a 69-56 win over Hickory in Saturday’s state 3-A girls’ basketball championship game at the Dean Smith Center.

DSC_3395Chapel Hill avenged a loss in last season’s title game vs. Charlotte-Harding and finished 32-0, while Hickory (29-1) suffered its first and only setback.

“I’m so excited,” said legendary Chapel Hill coach Sherry Norris. “This is so surreal….every coach dreams of being undefeated and winning a championship. It’s hard to describe how that feels.”

Game MVP Raziyah Farrington poured in 22 points with three rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes. She hit all three of her trey attempts and was 9 of 10 from the line in a terrific performance.

“She did a tremendous job,” Norris said of Farrington. “She played extremely well, including defensively as well.”

Catherine Romaine shoots a hook shot over the Hickory defender.

Catherine Romaine shoots a hook shot over the Hickory defender.

Catherine Romaine was a force in the middle, dropping in 14 points while hauling down 10 rebounds. Tamia Eatmon, meanwhile, was terrific at the point in netting 11 points while also drawing her coach’s praise for a stellar effort in running the offense.

The Tigers dominated most of the contest, building a 23-6 first quarter lead as Farrington netted seven of her points. She continued her blistering play early in the second with a layup and trey as Chapel Hill went ahead 28-6.

Chapel Hill went on to control the remainder of the first half, going into intermission with a 38-16 bulge. Early third quarter baskets by Romaine and Jamella Smith made it appear the Tigers were going to romp to the title as they built a 46-20 lead.

Raziyah Farrington receives the well-deserved Kay Yow Most Valuable Player award.

Raziyah Farrington receives the well-deserved Kay Yow Most Valuable Player award.

The Red Tornadoes, however, went on an impressive 20-2 run that propelled a hungry Hickory squad within 10 points of the Tigers early in the fourth. A Yazman Hannah hoop even brought Hickory within five points with just under five minutes left.

Chapel Hill showed the toughness and grit of a champion from there, bagging their second state title as Eatmon drilled key free throws and Farrington hit a layup.

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Listen Back To CHHS’s Run To The State Title Game

The Chapel Hill High School girls’ basketball team plays Saturday at 5:00 p.m. for the 3A NCHSAA state title.


Chapel Hill defeats Cardinal Gibbons 46-28 for the outright 3A Big Eight regular season title and undefeated regular season

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Chapel Hill defeats Cardinal Gibbons 48-38 for the 3A Big Eight tournament title

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Chapel Hill defeats West Craven 46-44 for the 3A NCHSAA East Regional title

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CHHS Girls’ Basketball Seeks Perfection, State Title Saturday

2014 NCHSAA East Regional Title

2014 NCHSAA East Regional Title

The quest for perfection comes to an end Saturday as two undefeated teams fight for the 3A NCHSAA girls’ basketball state title, Chapel Hill High School and Hickory High School.

Chapel Hill lost in the title game last year in Reynolds Coliseum on N.C. State’s campus. This year, the Tigers get to play in their home town in one of the biggest and best-known arenas in the state, UNC’s Dean Smith Center.

Long-time head Tiger, Sherry Norris says this game has become so much more than just representing Chapel Hill High School.

“Every coach dreams of having an undefeated season and coaching a state championship team, and there are so few of us that get to do that,” Coach Norris says. “That’s one of the things that we talk about at practice is that, right now, not only are we representing our school and our community but also the eastern part of North Carolina. We are their team that is vying for this state championship. It’s an honor and a privilege to do that.”

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Tipoff between East Regional Champion Chapel Hill and West Regional Champion Hickory is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Saturday in the Dean Smith Center. You can hear all the action exclusively on beginning with WCHL Gameday at 4:30 p.m.

The Chapel Hill High School Student Government is hosting a tailgate party beginning at 3:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Dean Smith Center. Parking is $10 per car (the cost to park for the game), but burgers, hot dogs, and condiments will be provided. You will need to bring your own drinks.

CHHS Girls Welcome Hickory To The Hill For State Basketball Title Game

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3A girls’ basketball state final pits two undefeated teams against each other, the East Regional Champion Chapel Hill and the West Regional Champion Hickory.

“The team that normally settles into the game, gets over their jitters, and makes the fewest mistakes is the one who wins,” Chapel Hill Head Coach Sherry Norris says. “Last year we got down, we had to battle back, tied the ballgame, and ended up losing by three, which was unfortunate.”

Chapel Hill and Hickory were supposed to meet last season in the state final, but the west’s No. 1 seed got upset and Harding University High School of Charlotte took down the Tigers in N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum.

However, this season the game comes to Chapel Hill, and Coach Norris says she’d like nothing more than to see her girls complete the #QuestForPerfection in their hometown.

“This entire year, they have made history,” Coach Norris says. “That’s our big thing. It’s the first team to ever have an undefeated regular season; it’s the first team to win 31 ballgames—no one has done that. And so every game we have a different benchmark that we look for. That’s one of the ways that we’ve tried to approach that, as making history with this team, and they’ve bought into that.”

You can pre-order tickets now for the state title game this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Dean Smith Center. Pre-sale tickets are available for $9 at the main office of Chapel Hill High School between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and between 2:00 and 4:15 p.m., or you can see athletic director Tim Bennett after 5:00 p.m. on days of home events. Tickets on game day are $10.

CHHS Girls’ Basketball Cruises To Regional Final

The Chapel Hill Tiger girls’ basketball teams’ opposition keeps getting better, but that hasn’t slowed the domination as they defeated the Union Pines Vikings 64-37 in the East Regional semifinals Thursday night.

The Tigers asserted their dominance early jumping out to a 15-2 lead four minutes into the game and forcing a Viking timeout.

The Union Pines offense woke up a bit in the second quarter, but that didn’t slow down Chapel Hill. Mid way through the second frame, the Tigers extended their lead to 17 at 29-12, and Chapel Hill went on a run to close out the half up 39-12.

Chapel Hill’s Raziyah Farrington led all players with 14 points in the first 16 minutes of play; Autumn West tallied eight. Union Pines turned the ball over 14 times in the first half.

The Vikings went on a 7-0 before the one-minute mark in the third quarter, but it hardly dented the lead, and the Tigers snapped the run taking the 48-24 lead into the final frame.

Chapel Hill never relented and cruised to the 27-point victory.

The Tigers shot 40 percent and held the Vikings to 27 percent. Farrington scored a team-high 16 points. Catherine Romaine tallied 14 and West scored a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. The Vikings’ Nyona Shields led all players with 18 points.

With the win, Chapel Hill advances to the East Regional final Saturday at 12:00 noon. The Tigers face the West Craven Eagles in Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville. The only loss for the Eagles this season came by the hands of the Tigers 76-52 in the High School OT Holiday Tournament on December 27.

WCHL Championship Sports will be in Fayetteville for the broadcast of Chapel Hill and West Craven. You can hear all the action on 97.9 FM and beginning at 11:30 a.m.

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Chapel Hill Tiger Girls Play *Thursday* For Regionals In Fayetteville

Originally posted Monday, March 3 at 9:37 p.m.

The undefeated Chapel Hill High School girls go for win number 30 Tuesday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Sectional Finals.

***Due to the closure of schools across the state, and the hazardous travel conditions, the game was moved to Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

The East Regional No. 1-seeded Tigers once again dominated in round three and breezed through to this meeting with the No. 4-seeded Union Pines Vikings.

The Vikings (24-4) have two players who average double-digit scoring and two more with 7.5 or more. However, they’ll have to find an answer for the Tigers’ four players in double figures, as well as a host of other talent.

The winner advances to the Regional Final Saturday.

Tipoff between Chapel Hill and Union Pines is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville.