REALIGNMENT: Patton, W. Caldwell go to new leagues in second draft

Published Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Panthers into 2A conference with Brevard, Chase; Warriors would renew rivalries with Bandys, Maiden, N-C   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Patton and West Caldwell were the only area high schools moved in the second draft of the next statewide realignment, released Thursday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA). Patton was shifted from a 1A/2A …

NCHSAA: First draft of realignment keeps 5 from South Fork 2A together

Published Thursday, December 10th, 2020

Foard, Hickory, St. Stephens all in same 3A conference   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com The Greater Hickory area will have high schools playing in four conferences – an increase of one – if the first draft of statewide athletic realignment is adopted. The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) staff developed the first look at leagues for the school …

NCHSAA: First draft of realignment released

Published Thursday, December 10th, 2020

By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has released the first draft of proposed conferences for the school years 2021-2025. They were released by email on Thursday morning. The NCHSAA staff formed the conferences. HobbsDailyReport.com will update this story after reviewing the proposed conferences. FIRST DRAFT: FIRST-DRAFT_2021-2025_ConfAlign-12-10-20

NCHSAA: Realignment data says 8 area schools will change classification

Published Friday, December 4th, 2020

Draughn headed to 1A, Foard back up to 3A, Alex Central will be 4A   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – Eight high schools currently in Greater Hickory area conferences will change classifications in the next statewide realignment. East Lincoln, Lake Norman Charter and North Lincoln from the South Fork 2A will go 3A. Draughn will drop to 1A …

NCHSAA: Video details process, info on next statewide realignment

Published Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Average daily membership (ADMs) still a key, but State Cup points enter equation   By CHRIS HOBBS HobbsDailyReport.com CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) released an 11-minute video (https://www.nchsaa.org/schools/schools-main-page/conferences/realignment-information) on Tuesday that details work being done on the next statewide realignment. The next realignment will be for the school years of 2021-2025 and starts on …