Pittsboro City Council Celebrates Northwood High School Lady Chargers Basketball 3A State Championship Victory

Pittsboro, NC – At the Pittsboro Board of Commissioners meeting on May 23, 2022, the board issued a PROCLAMATION in recognition of the superior athletic achievement of the 2022 Northwood High School Women’s Basketball Team to celebrate its victory at the North Carolina High- School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 3A State Championship.

The 2021-2022 Northwood High School Women’s Basketball Team holds the celebration street sign model with Mayor Perry, Mayor Pro Tem Baldwin, Commissioners Vose, Bonitz, Farrell and Shipp, and City Manager Chris Kennedy. (picture by C. Sawyer, City of Pittsboro).

The Northwood Lady Chargers finished their regular season undefeated, winning twelve (12) games and took first place in the Central Carolina 3A Conference Championship. The Lady Chargers then progressed to the NCSHAA Championship, where they finished the group with 24 wins and one loss, leading to a No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

Continuing the playoffs, the Lady Chargers took to the field on March 12, 2022 and defeated their opponent, leading to their victory at the State Championship. After the season, the Lady Chargers posted a season-high 30 wins and one (1) loss and claimed the honor of winning the first state championship for any sport at Northwood High School.

If that wasn’t 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 MVP.

The City of Pittsboro celebrates the superior athletic achievements of all players and coaches in Northwood High School’s 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 leaders Jakias Fuller and Kenyada Nettles.

To celebrate this achievement, the City of Pittsboro has begun the process of installing a North Carolina Department of Transportation approved sign along the road as you enter the city, reading: “Northwood High School Lady Chargers – 2022 NCSHAA 3A Women’s Basketball – State Champions” and commissioned a model of the backboard to display around the school.

Click HERE to be directed to the Northwood High School Athletic website. You can find Northwoods High School’s athletics program on Twitter at @ChargerAthletes and the women’s basketball team @ladychargersbb.

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