FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
26 MAY 2022
Media Contact: Colby W. Sawyer, MPA | 919-548-3328 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Pittsboro Town Board Celebrates Northwood High School Lady Chargers Basketball 3A State Championship Win, First State Championship Win in School History.
At the May 23rd, 2022, meeting of the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners, the Board issued a PROCLAMATION in recognition of the superior athletic achievement of the 2022 Northwood High School Women’s Basketball team in celebration of their winning the North Carolina High-School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A State Championship.
The Northwood Lady Chargers completed their regular season undefeated, winning twelve (12) games, and took the top spot in the 3A Central Carolina Conference Championship. The Lady Chargers then progressed to the NCSHAA championship, where they finished the bracket with 24 victories and one defeat, leading to a #2 seed in the playoffs.
Continuing through the playoffs, the Lady Chargers took to the court on March 12th, 2022, and bested their opponent, leading to their State Championship win. After the season, the Lady Chargers boasted a season record of 30 wins and one (1) loss and claimed the honor of winning the first State Championship for any sport at Northwood High School.
If this was not enough to be proud of, Lady Charger Team Captain Olivia Porter was recognized as the 2022 NCHSAA 3-A Kay Yow State Championship Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Lady Charger Te’Keyah Bland was recognized as the 2022 NCHSAA 3-A Women’s Basketball Most Outstanding Player.
The Town of Pittsboro celebrates the superior athletic achievement of all the players and coaches in the Northwood High School Women’s Basketball program, including:
Coach Kerri Snipes, Assistant Coaches Kevin Forster, Tommy Snipes, Jazmine Atkins, Jazanae Billings, and Jerry Lux, team members Caroline Allen, Natalie Bell, Myla Marve, Olivia Porter, Gianna McManaman, Te’Keyah Bland, Sarah Barbour, Skylar Adams, Natalia Whitaker, Meredith Bean, Anna Bolejack, Michelle Cardozo-Ortiz, Sara Wildes, and team managers Jakias Fuller and Kenyada Nettles.
In celebration of this achievement, the Town of Pittsboro has started the process of having a North Carolina Department of Transportation-approved sign placed along the roadway as you come into Town, stating, “Northwood High School Lady Chargers – 2022 NCSHAA 3A Women’s Basketball – State Champions” and commissioned a model of the sign to be displayed within the school.
CLICK HERE to be directed to the Northwood High School website. You can find the Northwoods High School athletics program on Twitter at @ChargerAthletes and the Women’s Basketball Team at @ladychargersbb.
Photo Caption: The 2021-2022 Northwood High School Women’s Basketball team holds the model of the celebratory roadsign along with Mayor Perry, Mayor Pro Tem Baldwin, Commissioners Vose, Bonitz, Farrell, and Shipp, and Town Manager Chris Kennedy in front of the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center (Photo Credit – C. Sawyer, Town of Pittsboro).