Another brilliant move by the NCHSAA to move to Hickory to smaller venues. Perhaps next year they'll put up some baskets in the Ernie Shore Field parking lot, throw up a few dozen dilapidated seats and hope for no precipitation.Not sure about time or place, but it will either Lenoir-Rhyne or Catawba Valley CC. Both in Hickory and both have limited seating. Around 2000
Lol. Says the Greensboro fan that doesn't want to drive a little ways. Nothing at all wrong with moving games towards the Western end of the state occasionally. But yea the Ernie Shore parking lot would be better than GSO Coliseum special events center...Another brilliant move by the NCHSAA to move to Hickory to smaller venues. Perhaps next year they'll put up some baskets in the Ernie Shore Field parking lot, throw up a few dozen dilapidated seats and hope for no precipitation.
Special Events Center is terrible.Lol. Says the Greensboro fan that doesn't want to drive a little ways. Nothing at all wrong with moving games towards the Western end of the state occasionally. But yea the Ernie Shore parking lot would be better than GSO Coliseum special events center...
I would love to go to one facility and watch all boys games! What do you do when a school has a boys and girls team playing? As much as I hate to admit it this is the most sensible option.I don't mind the gym being small, as long as I can get a seat. But I hate gyms like CVCC that have seats on one side and a stage on the other. My biggest problem with this whole thing is they put 2A and 3A games at same time. I want to see this game and the 3A game but will have to choose between the two. Why can't the boys all play in one gym at 12, 2, 4 and 6?
I have wanted the boys at one facility for nearly thirty years. I have missed three state title Saturdays since 1991. (Have been to every big school 4A or 4AA football game since 1987. Same issue with football now!!!) There have been several times I had to choose.All you gotta do is at one site have the order 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and the other site have the order 3A, 4A, 1A, 2A and rotate that order every year. Then if you’ve got girls and boys playing you’ll have time to make it to both.
Scratching my head about the Concord loss? How did that play out?Forest Hills has awesome shooters from the perimeter and are very athletic team like last year. Big man in the middle is just a sophomore and is very good. He's 6'7"- 6'8" and still growing......lol FH only lost one player from last year's state championship team. Two losses on the year, one of those being a 2 point loss to the #1 4A team in the state Raleigh Millbrook.
I've seen EL play several times and they are very good and they do everything well. I haven't seen Forest Hills play since they beat Salisbury in last year's regional final but I know they have almost everyone back and I'm sure the 6'7 guy has really improved. EL has a big guy, Kuthan, playing his first year of varsity and he has been a difference maker for them. EL is capable of playing smothering defense and forcing a lot of turnovers, and if I remember correctly FH has the same type of guards that can really speed you up and turn you over. I think this will be a very even matchup. I'd probably give a slight edge to FH talent wise, but I think EL is hungrier and wants revenge from last year's 4th round game. So its a tossup in my opinion.Anyone care to provide info about the game itself?