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Henderson County News

HHS class of '23 makes its Senior Steps mark

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It’s tradition at Hendersonville High School for rising seniors to make their lasting (yearlong) mark on the campus by painting the Senior Steps that lead from the front lawn to Bearcat Boulevard at Oakland Street.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | HHS Senior Play | HHS alumni | Move Up | HHS bearcats | senior steps | HHS senior steps | Croft Cup

Henderson County News

Bobby Wilkins etches his story into the record

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Like Easter eggs, names associated with the long and colorful history of Hendersonville High School pop up every few pages of Wilsontown Lynx, Bobby Wilkins’s slightly fictionalized memoir.   Read Story »

Tags: History | prep sports | local authors | Bobby Wilkins | HHS bearcats

Henderson County News

Documentary on HHS state champions to debut in newly renovated auditorium

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One of the greatest basketball teams in Western North Carolina history is celebrated in a short documentary film with a world premiere in Hendersonville on Friday, Aug. 5, in the auditorium and courtyard of the newly renovated Hendersonville High School campus.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | basketball | HHS bearcats | 1972 HHS basketball champions | Jim Pardue

Henderson County News

Lady Falcons win state track championship

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West Henderson High School's Lady Falcons captured three first place finishes — two by hurdler Emma Hall — on their way to claiming the North Carolina Women's 3A Track and Field Championship at N.C. A&T University in Greensboro.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | running

Henderson County News

EHHS star coming home to coach Lady Eagles

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One of East Henderson High School's alltime stars in basketball is coming home to coach the Lady Eagles.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | East Henderson High School | basketball

Henderson County News

Pardee, Southeastern Sports Med providing physicals

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Pardee UNC Health Care and Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics will once again administer sports physicals for local student-athletes who attend 22 middle and high schools in the area, Pardee announced last week.   Read Story »

Tags: sports | prep sports | sports medicine | Southeastern Sports Medicine | prep football

Henderson County News

Longtime coach John Whitmire dies at age 80

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John Whitmire, who coached basketball from the youth leagues to junior high and high school in his hometown for more than 50 years, died Saturday at the age of 80.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | Boyce Whitmire | Henderson County Education Hall of Fame | John Whitmire | Boyce Whitmire Sr.

Henderson County News

School Board, commissioners mull options to fix HHS stadium, track

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Coaches and scouts sometimes say that a gifted running back runs downhill.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | HHS construction plan | artificial turf | prep football | Dietz Field

Henderson County News

New EHHS coach will have 'immediate impact,' principal says

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East Henderson High School announced that it has hired Bobby James as its new head football coach.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | East Henderson High School | prep football

Henderson County News

Pardee announces sports physicals schedule

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Pardee UNC Health Care and Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics announced their annual initiative to administer sports physicals for local student athletes who attend 22 middle schools and high schools in the surrounding area.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | prep football

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Legislature to take up bill protecting women's sports

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RALEIGH — The General Assembly will soon consider a bill that seeks to protect women’s sports by preventing boys and men from being allowed to compete on female teams in middle school, high school and college.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | N.C. General Assembly

Henderson County News

Jim 'Pop' Laughter, a mentor and coach for 50 years, dies

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James Franklin "Jim" Laughter Jr., known by a generation of young athletes as “Coach” and then “Pop,” died Wednesday at the Elizabeth House after a brief illness. He was 82.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | news obituaries | prep football | Bearcat Nation

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Kiwanis Club honors coaches Burch and Eblen and HHS tennis team

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Val Burch, who led North Henderson High School cross country teams to seven state championships and was named conference coach of the year 10 times, received the Glenn C. Marlow Athletic Achievement Award from the Kiwanis Club of Henderson County last month.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | prep sports | North Henderson High School | tennis

Henderson County News

Bryson resigns as West Henderson coach

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West Henderson High School varsity basketball coach Joey Bryson resigned from his coaching job on Thursday, citing the stress and pressure of 20 years of coaching, the Henderson County school system said in a news release.   Read Story »

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Edneyville News

We're young, coaches say, but ready to fight

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All four head football coaches of Henderson County schools say they have young rosters and will need new starters to develop quickly if their squads are going to excel this season.   Read Story »

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NHHS announces new football coach

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Veteran volunteer is girls soccer coach of the year

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Henderson County News

HMS boys win conference title, finish 14-1

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D.A. dismisses charge against WHHS basketball coach

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Tags: prep sports | West Henderson High School

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One for the thumb for HMS Lady Bearcats

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Henderson County News

WHHS names women's basketball coach

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The administration of West Henderson High School has named April Bryson – a ’93 West graduate and 3-sport Varsity standout – the new head women's basketball coach, effective immediately. In her first year of teaching at West, Bryson is joining the Falcons with years of head coaching experience in club and recreation sports.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Supervisor responds to complaint about 'out of control' referee at HMS game

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Hendersonville News

A star on and off the tennis court recovers from freak accident

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A peanut and butter jelly picnic turned into a horrific accident for Annabelle Webb.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | prep sports

Henderson County Sports

North's Gahagan drafted in 40th round

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North Henderson High School shortstop Zach Gahagan was selected in the 40th round of last week’s Major League Baseball draft but that does not mean the UNC recruit will skip his college career in Chapel Hill.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | North Henderson High School

Henderson County Business

WHKP adds morning host, new football broadcast team

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WHKP announced that it is adding longtime local broadcaster Randy Houston to its morning show and replacing its Friday night high school football game coverage with a new father-son team.   Read Story »

Tags: prep sports | WHKP | radio

Henderson County Sports

Reidsville wins again to advance to western title game

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Reidsville High School, which defeated Hendersonville High School and then knocked out Polk County in the playoffs, advanced to the 2A Western Regional Championship Friday by slipping past Lincolnton 13-10.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville High School | prep sports

Henderson County Sports

Artificial turf dies in cradle

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Like a grand play that looked better in the huddle than on the field, the idea of replacing grass with artificial turf at county football fields went bust before it could get started.     Read Story »

Tags: Henderson County Commissioners | prep sports | Henderson County capital projects

Henderson County Sports

Kiwanians honor top athletes

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Rick Wood, left, presents Lou Ann Morgan award to Wade King.High school athletes, coaches and teachers were honored Thursday during the 46th annual Kiwanis All-Stars Awards at the Chariot.   Read Story »

Tags: Hendersonville Kiwanis Club | prep sports