2021 in Sports: New NCHSAA conferences tap into culture for realignment

It turned out a virus only provided a small part of the drastic changes made to high school sports in 2021. The time came for another round of realignment that affected the next four years of N.C. High School Association competition. The mighty I-Meck 4A conference was split up for the second time, but lake-area charters came together, as the […]

REALIGNMENT: State splits up conferences on geographic lines

The South Fork and I-Meck conferences would be broken up under the first draft of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s realignment plan. After adjusting the classification scoring system in the name of competitive balance, the proposed conferences are based more on geography. The NCHSAA said with this in mind, it did not try to limit the number of split-classification […]

Charter, Denver-area schools see big movement in NCHSAA realignment

Local conferences will get a shake-up following the release of the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s classifications for the next four years. Almost all public charters will move up a classification, as the state added rankings in the Wells Fargo State Cup to determine a school’s standing. Lake Norman Charter won the 2A cup for 2017-18, and Lincoln Charter and […]

How will new conference realignment impact lake-area schools?

The procedure to determine the next cycle of realignment in the N.C. High School Athletic Association was released Nov. 17, with significant changes from four years ago. With the goal of leveling the playing field, the changes are scheduled to take place beginning with the 2021-22 school year. The Board of Directors will vote on the plan in March. Here […]