How I voted, NCPreps.com poll Jan. 21

My votes for the poll, which will be released later today at ncpreps.com, for Week 3. One major change: I elevated Raleigh Millbrook from No. 4 to No. 1 in the 4A girls’ poll.

Boys

1A

1. Winston-Salem Prep

2. SW Onslow

3. Rocky Mount Prep

4. Plymouth

5. North Rowan

6. Albemarle

7. Monroe

8. Hendersonville

9. East Carteret

10. Lake Norman Charter

 

2A

1. Waxhaw Cuthbertson

2. Kinston

3. Shelby

4. Trinity

5. West Caldwell

6. Monroe Piedmont

7. Wendell Corinth-Holders

8. South Lenoir

9. East Rutherford

10. Clinton

 

3A

1. Statesville

2. Fayetteville Westover

3. Concord

4. Chapel Hill

5. Rocky Mount

6. Oxford Webb

7. North Forsyth

8. NE Guilford

9. Newton Fred T. Foard

10. Wilson Hunt

 

4A

1. Charlotte Olympic

2. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor

3. West Charlotte

4. Clayton

5. SW Guilford

6. Fayetteville 71st

7. Garner

8. Charlotte Mallard Creek

9. Raleigh Broughton

10. Hoke County

 

Girls

1A

1. Lejeune

2. North Wilkes

3. Cherokee

4. Salemburg Lakewood

5. South Davidson

6. Monroe

7. Plymouth

8. Riverside-Martin

9. Robbinsville

10. Warsaw Kenan

 

 

2A

1. Reidsville

2. High Point Andrews

3. East Burke

4. Pasquotank

5. North Surry

6. East Davidson

7. Jordan-Matthews

8. Kinston

9. Catawba Bandys

10. Burnsville Mountain Heritage

 

3A

1. Northern Nash

2. West Rowan

3. Chapel Hill

4. Southern Vance

5. Morganton Freedom

6. Hickory

7. Eastern Wayne

8. Winterville South Central

9. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons

10. West Craven

 

4A

1. Raleigh Millbrook

2. Charlotte Myers Park

3. Charlotte Ardrey Kell

4. Southeast Raleigh

5. North Mecklenburg

6. Greensboro Page

7. Cary Green Hope

8. Wilmington Laney

9. Holly Springs

10. West Forsyth

Free Press Radio Show – Jan. 17, 2013

The latest show features me and Jon Dawson interviewing Brian North about a variety of subjects, including Manti Te’o, Lance Armstrong, Kinston High School basketball, Lenoir County basketball, Jamie McCuthcheon’s hair and something you guys are used to: a live iPod shuffle.

Enjoy the show by clicking here!

David Combs is the new South Lenoir baseball coach

I have confirmed with two independent sources that David Combs, a Southern Wayne grad who played baseball at LCC and Mount Olive College, is the new baseball coach at South Lenoir. More details shortly.

Still no word on who is going to take the South Lenoir football job … but it’s not as pressing as baseball, which begins in a few weeks.

Congrats to Coach Combs on getting the position — although I’m still perplexed why former Kinston coach Jason Wade didn’t really get a solid shot for it. I’m also perplexed why Paul Novicki didn’t make a serious run for it. Ryan Herman should have something for Wednesday’s paper about it — and the Hermanator will have ALL the details!

How I voted, NCPreps.com poll Jan. 14

I am once again honored to be voting in the NCPreps.com basketball polls, which will be released later today. Here’s how I voted in Week 2 — if you want to see how I voted last week, let me know and I’ll throw them up here.

Boys

1A

1. Winston-Salem Prep (14-1)

2. SW Onslow (11-2)

3. Rocky Mount Prep (13-3)

4. Plymouth (9-0)

5. North Rowan (12-3)

6. Albemarle (10-1)

7. Monroe (8-3)

8. Hendersonville (9-2)

9. Bessemer City (11-2)

10. East Carteret (12-5)

 

2A

1. Waxhaw Cuthbertson (14-1)

2. Kinston (12-2)

3. Shelby (14-2)

4. Trinity (12-2)

5. East Rutherford (11-3)

6. West Caldwell (10-2)

7. Monroe Piedmont (13-1)

8. Burlington Cummings (10-0)

9. Wendell Corinth-Holders (12-1)

10. South Lenoir (9-4)

 

3A

1. Statesville (10-2)

2. Fayetteville Westover (11-3)

3. Concord (13-1)

4. Chapel Hill (12-3)

5. Rocky Mount (12-2)

6. Erwin Triton (13-2)

7. Oxford Webb (11-3)

8. North Forsyth (12-3)

9. Hickory (11-2)

10. Gastonia Hunter Huss (13-2)

 

4A

1. Charlotte Olympic (14-0)

2. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (15-0)

3. West Charlotte (11-1)

4. Clayton (13-0)

5. Charlotte Mallard Creek (13-2)

6. SW Guilford (14-0)

7. Fayetteville 71st (14-1)

8. Garner (11-2)

9. Raleigh Broughton (12-3)

10. Hoke County (12-2)

 

Girls

1A

1. Lejeune (13-0)

2. North Wilkes (11-1)

3. Cherokee (13-1)

4. Salemburg Lakewood (13-0)

5. South Davidson (11-2)

6. Robbinsville (8-3)

7. Monroe (10-1)

8. East Surry (12-2)

9. Plymouth (8-1)

10. Manteo (9-1)

 

2A

1. Reidsville (12-0)

2. High Point Andrews (13-1)

3. East Burke (11-2)

4. Pasquotank (11-0)

5. North Surry (13-1)

6. Burnsville Mountain Heritage (14-0)

7. East Davidson (11-3)

8. Jordan-Matthews (14-1)

9. Kinston (11-4)

10. Catawba Bandys (12-1)

 

3A

1. Northern Nash (12-0)

2. West Rowan (14-0)

3. Chapel Hill (14-1)

4. Southern Vance (12-1)

5. Morganton Freedom (13-2)

6. Hickory (13-1)

7. Eastern Wayne (15-1)

8. Winterville South Central (14-1)

9. Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons (11-4)

10. West Craven (10-4)

 

4A

1. Charlotte Myers Park (15-0)

2. Charlotte Ardrey Kell (14-1)

3. Southeast Raleigh (15-0)

4. Raleigh Millbrook (14-0)

5. North Mecklenburg (14-1)

6. Raleigh Broughton (12-2)

7. Greensboro Page (14-0)

8. Cary Green Hope (14-1)

9. Wilmington Laney (12-1)

10. Holly Springs (14-2)

Tim Jenkins out at South Lenoir

I’ve confirmed with two independent sources that Tim Jenkins, the football and baseball coach at South Lenoir, has resigned to become an assistant coach at East Duplin. A replacement for Jenkins — who only coached one year at SL — has not yet been announced, although it should be worked out this week by SL Principal Steve St. Amand and Athletic Director Lisa Smith.

Thanks to longtime blog supporter Jonathan Davis for giving me the tip on this nugget.

My take: Interesting development, especially since Jenkins announced on our podcast earlier this season (I’m trying to find the link and I’ll post it here tomorrow) that he was going to be at South Lenoir until he retired or unless he got fired.

I’m never going to denigrate a man’s career choice, but this one hurts for South Lenoir. It’s bad enough Jenkins is leaving the Blue Devils program(s) in a lurch — baseball workouts begin REALLY SOON (this week, I think?) — but to leave Deep Run for Beulaville? To be an assistant? Dang.

I hope Coach Jenkins was/will be classy enough to address his team and look those freshmen, sophomores and juniors in the eye to tell him he was leaving … ESPECIALLY after he was staying there “until he retired.”