The N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) issed this statement on Governor Roy Cooper’s order to close schools through May 15th:
CHAPEL HILL – In response to Governor Roy Cooper’s executive order closing all North Carolina public schools through May 15th, North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker released the following statement:
“Having heard the updated information relative to schools remaining closed until the middle of May, NCHSAA interscholastic athletics will remain suspended until at least May 18.
The NCHSAA Board of Directors and staff will use the next few weeks to weigh our future decisions based on the new directions given by Governor Cooper, other government leaders, and organizations charged with public health and safety during this unprecedented time. Such decisions will include the possible resumption of spring sports’ competition and the possibility of holding the state basketball championships.
While we remain hopeful that we will be able to resume competition, particularly for our senior student-athletes, we also recognize the need to protect the health and safety of our students, coaches and the communities we serve.”
Listen to live (audio only) play by play from Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill as the Jay M. Robinson Bulldogs try to cap a dream season against the defending state 3A champions from Terry Sanford in Fayetteville.
Concord hosts Kannapolis A.L. Brown in non-conference basketball tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 20. John Voncannon and Chris Hudson call the action for Radio Free Cabarrus.
Schedule changes due weather forecast
With potentially icy weather in the forecast for Thursday night into Friday morning, some schools have moved games and matches to Thursday. Check with your school for the latest schedule. Here are the changes that we have (subject to change):
Parkwood at Mount Pleasant Thursday, wrestling at 5 p.m. followed by varsity basketball (no junior varsity games)
North Iredell eliminated the Concord Spiders 72-59 in the first round of the NCHSAA boys basketball playoffs Wednesday. It was the Spiders’ first first round loss since 2002.
South Iredell eliminated the Central Cabarrus girls and Charlotte Catholic eliminated the Jay M. Robinson girls in first round action Wednesday.
Games for both Hickory Ridge teams, A.L. Brown girls, Jay M. Robinson boys, and the Cox Mill boys were postponed Wednesday because of forecast snow and travel restrictions. The games were pushed back to Thursday, but snow forced the postponement again.
Here are when the games are currently scheduled:
East Gaston at Hickory Ridge girls 4 p.m. Friday
McMichael at Hickory Ridge boys 5:30 p.m. Friday
A.C. Reynolds at Cox Mill boys 5 p.m. Friday
The A.L. Brown girls team is scheduled to play at Rocky River and the Jay M. Robinson boys at Alexander Central but we don’t have a time yet for those games.
Radio Free Cabarrus is planning broadcasts and hopes to have multiple games. Check back for details and more information. We will post information as it becomes available.