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Brevard Racquet Club Hosts Pickleball Tournament – Brevard, NC

This past weekend, the Brevard Racquet Club hosted a two-day pickleball tournament, attracting 36 teams to compete in men's, women's and mixed doubles play.... — Updated 9/30/2020

 

Tornados' Football Team Holds Bowl Championship Ring Ceremony

Recently, the Brevard College football team held a celebratory ring ceremony to commemorate their 2019 victory over Carnegie Mellon in the ECAC Scotty Whitelaw Bowl. It was a... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Releases Modified Playoff Schedule For 2020-21

The long-awaited answer as to whether high school sports would have a playoff system for 2020-21 was provided last week, as the N.C. High School Athletic Association released its modified playoff calendar. With the exception of... — Updated 9/16/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Disc Golf League Embraces New Course At Brevard College

It's 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the campus of Brevard College, just adjacent to the tennis courts. The afternoon rain has left the grass heavy with mud. It's humid, but a gentle breeze... — Updated 9/2/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Better Than Nothing – The Sports Calendar Isn't Perfect, But It Works

At a time when there are no easy answers, and no one-size-fits-all, silver-bullet solutions, the proposed athletic calendar put forth by the N.C. High School Athletic Association is about as good as sports fans could have hoped... — Updated 8/17/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Commissioner Explains Factors Behind Calendar

As a follow-up to last week’s article outlining the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s amended athletic calendar for the 2020-21 academic year, the following is an abbreviated outline of comments from NCHSAA commissioner... — Updated 8/17/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

NCHSAA Unveils Sports Calendar, Football Set For February

High school sports will move forward in 2020-21, but they will look nothing like the past. On Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., N.C. High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker unveiled an amended sports calendar that... — Updated 8/12/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Forrest Johnson Takes Over As Tigers' Hoops Head Coach

After five years serving as a varsity assistant coach, and at just 27 years old, Christopher "Forrest" Johnson is the new head basketball coach for the Rosman Tigers. Johnson takes... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

Amyiah Robinson Receives Boys & Girls Club Scholarship

Amyiah Robinson, 14, a rising ninth grader at Brevard High School and a long-time member of the Cindy Platt Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County, is the winner of an $850... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

Tigers Secure New Weight Room Thanks To Donations

Despite a summer workout program that has been anything but normal due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Rosman Tiger football team continues to show up, work hard and improve every... — Updated 8/10/2020

 

Brevard College's Conference Play Postponed To Spring – Brevard, NC

With the health and safety of student athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and athletics staffs as their priority, the presidents of the USA South Athletic Conference, which includes Brevard College, have voted unanimously to... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports

And The Band Played On... The Cold, Hard Realities Of Fall Sports

“I can smell ice, ya’ know. When it’s near.” That quote is from the movie “Titanic,” spoken by a crew member in the crow’s nest moments before the unsinkable ship plowed into an iceberg, yet, it seems eerily... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports

County AD Discusses Landscape Of High School Athletics

As the athletic director and transportation director of Transylvania County Schools, it’s been a busy past few months for Alan Justice as he tries to navigate the perpetually murky waters of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

ADs React To Phase Two Extension

The road for prep sports to return hit a bit of speed bump last week thanks to Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order, which extended the state’s Phase Two protocols until July 17. Following that lead, the North Carolina High... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

Brevard College Granted Active NCAA DIII Status

Brevard College has been officially granted active NCAA Division III membership status, effective Sept. 1, 2020. As a result, the Tornados will be eligible to participate in NCAA championships beginning in the 2020-21 academic year... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports

Cooper's Decisions Have Kept Sports Possible For North Carolina

With few exceptions, not many sports teams can succeed without a great coach. So, if you’re a prep sports fan who’s been keeping their fingers crossed for hopes of a fall season, you should be thankful to have Gov. Roy Cooper... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Joseph Marvin    Sports

Tornados Set Record For Academic All-Conference Athletes

The USA South Conference announced its annual USA South Academic All-Conference list, selecting a school-record 112 Brevard College student-athletes as Academic All-Conference selections, part of a conference-record 1,702 overall... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports

Brevard, Rosman Release Preliminary Fall Sports Schedules

With Brevard and Rosman athletics entering Phase One of the reopening process last week, both schools released preliminary fall sports schedules. It should be noted that these dates are tentative and subject to change as teams... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports

NASCAR, Red Sox Prove A New Day Is Coming In Pro Sports

To be an agent of change, one must first acknowledge that there is a situation in need of change. NASCAR, as well as the Boston Red Sox, did just that last week and the message they sent throughout the sports landscape was... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Connestee Falls Practice Facility Expansion Currently Ongoing

One of the biggest initiatives at the Connestee Falls Golf Club in several years is underway. The practice facility, already a substantial area of the course, is undergoing an... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Lady Blue Devils Name Annie Burgess As New Head Coach

Brevard High School is excited to announce the hiring of Annie Burgess as the head women's basketball coach to replace Chad Owenby, who retired after the 2019-20 season. Burgess is... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Jermiah Reed    Sports

Coaches React To COVID Guidelines For Summer Workouts

With high school sports slowly returning to the fold, head coaches once tasked with strategy and execution now find themselves leading their teams under a slew of restrictions and protocols. And while all agree they’re happy to... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

Sports Workouts Begin Monday With Restrictions In Place

Exactly three months to the day since high school sports were shut down due to the early outbreak of COVID-19, athletics take the first step to returning this Monday, as the N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) allows... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Jeremiah Reed    Sports

National Federation Releases Guidelines For Fall Sports

The question of just what high school sports might look like in the fall got its first answer on Tuesday morning. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), utilizing its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee... — Updated 5/20/2020

 

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