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Area Sports Briefs: Six  Livingstone teams honored by CIAA

From staff reports

The CIAA announced the Dr. Freddie Vaughns Highest Team Academic Award recipients for the 2019-2020 school year.

Six  Livingstone teams made the list.

This award is given annually to the team in each of the CIAA’s sponsored sports with the highest cumulative grade point average. Teams were formally recognized during the annual CIAA spring meeting.

The Livingstone men’s golf team had the highest GPA among men’s sports with a 3.60 cumulative grade point average.

LC led the conference with a total of six teams ranked first. Recognized in addition to golf were football (2.84 GPA), men’s indoor track and field (3.14), men’s basketball (3.15), women’s basketball (3.39) and men’s outdoor track and field (3.17).

 

Commits

West Rowan’s Reagan Haggas plans to continue education and softball at Guilford.

 

Catawba football

Cris Page, a defensive back from Atlanta who made All-SAC teams four times and had five interceptions as a senior, was named as Catawba MVP for football on Wednesday.

 

Sports media

NCPreps.com and CarolinaPreps.com joined forces on May 20, and will provide coverage as NCPreps.com.

For over 30 years, NC Preps has been the name most synonymous with high school sports coverage.

Founded by Arnold Solomon as the N.C. Prep Football News, NC Preps began as a print newsletter and annual media guide, and later became NCPreps.com, the first web-based prep sports website in the state, and one of the first in the nation.

For the past decade, NC Preps has been led by publisher Deana King, who took the reins from Solomon and has carried on his legacy into the 21st century. King, who also is a key contributor for Rivals and Tar Heel Illustrated, has over 25 years of experience of covering prep sports in North Carolina.

CarolinaPreps.com was founded in 2007, but its roots date back to one of the pioneer websites in this state, NCHSFootball.com.  Founded by former high school coach Chris Hughes, Carolina Preps solidified itself as one of the top sources for news and information in the state.

“I’m so excited about this upcoming venture with Chris Hughes and Carolina Preps”, stated NCPreps.com publisher Deana King.  “We both love high school sports and feel that this will benefit the coaches, players, and the fans of prep sports in North Carolina.”

“For most of my life, I idolized the work of NCPreps founder Arnold Solomon, and I’ve known first-hand how strong the NCPreps brand was as I’ve competed with them for viewership over the past couple of decades,” said CarolinaPreps.com founder Chris Hughes.  “To me, this partnership is a natural fit and it is our way to put aside any past differences and work together to best serve our great state, it’s communities, coaches, and athletes.”

 

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