Carlos Manning, at one time, thought perhaps football wasn’t for him. He’d quit playing and, given another opportunity, he’d come back but hardly played. As a senior, though, he worked extremely hard, contributed well for T.W. Andrews his final season and has signed with NCAA Division II UNC Pembroke to continue his career.
Wednesday's prep roundup: The Cowgirls won with 50 points, followed by Ragsdale with 47, Northwest Guilford with 22 and Glenn with 20. The Bobcats took the boys meet with 67.5 points, followed by the Cowboys with 37, the Tigers with 36.5 and the Vikings with 18.
Lane Kowalski thought his playing days might be over. He’d suffered a neck injury and then a relapse that sidelined him for over a year. But he worked hard to get back and now will play for Division III Ferrum College.
Saturday's prep roundup
With a look of determination, T. Wingate Andrews senior guard Imani Watkins kept attacking.
When the free throw swished through the net with 18 seconds left to play, shooter Shamisha Farabee received a hug of joy from T. Wingate Andrews teammate Brie Grier.
Bishop girls make plays down the stretch to win their ninth-straight state championship.
Alex Putman hit a shot from halfcourt at the buzzer to give the Bishop McGuinness girls a 61-58 win over Riverside and their ninth-straight NCHSAA 1A championship.
THURSDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP
All around the school, the T.W. Andrews girls see reminders of their hard work. They all hold vivid memories of what has spurred them to where they are now: in the state championship game.
Pre-sale tickets for the T.W. Andrews-Bandys NCHSAA 2A girls basketball championship game are on sale at T.W. Andrews for $9.
The Bishop McGuinness girls were subdued in celebrating their regional championship Sunday, following exhausting wins in consecutive days. They were much more upbeat Wednesday about playing for their ninth straight state championship.
Tuesday's prep roundup
Monday's prep roundup