The N.C. High School Athletic Association has released the pairings for its girls and boys basketball championships this weekend. For the first time since 2004, there are no teams from The Wilson Daily Times coverage area playing for a title.
This year two schools — Kernersville Bishop McGuiness in 1-A and Gastonia Forestview in 3-A — are playing for the boys and girls titles.
NCHSAA basketball championships
At Chapel Hill
Dean E. Smith Center
Graham (28-3) vs. Salisbury (28-3), noon
Pittsboro Northwood (20-5) vs. Shelby (28-2), 2:30 p.m.
Durham Hillside (26-5) vs. West Charlotte (27-3), 5 p.m.
Fayetteville Terry Sanford (28-3) vs. Winston-Salem Mount Tabor (30-1), 7:30 p.m.
East Bladen (26-2) vs. Kernersville Bishop McGuiness (28-4), noon
Weldon (26-1) vs. Kernersville Bishop McGuiness (30-2), 2:30 p.m.
Greensboro Dudley (29-3) vs. Gastonia Forestview (27-4), 5 p.m.
Northern Guilford (29-3) vs. Gastonia Forestview (25-6), 7:30 p.m.
Note: the Eastern champion is designated as the home team and will wear the light colored uniform in these NCHSAA championship games.