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NCs DuRant signs to be a cheerleader at Wingate
NCHS SENIOR ABIGAIL DURANT signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her academic and cheerleading pursuits at Wingate University while flanked by her grandfather, Jerry Horton, and her parents, Kim and Mike DuRant. Standing, from left, are North Central High School principal David Branham, KCSD Board chairman Ron Blackmon, NC Middle School athletic director Rebecca Greenway Edmunds, NCHS assistant cheerleading team coach Kayla Threatt, NCHS head cheerleading coach Sam West, Abigails younger sister, Sara Grace DuRant, NC athletic director Louis Clyburn and NCHS girls basketball head coach Mitch Lowder. - photo by Tom Didato
There were times last season when North Central girls’ basketball coach Mitch Lowder needed someone to go inside and collect a big rebound. At others, his young team may have needed a healthy dose of senior leadership to help steady the ship. On more than one occasion, he admitted, he would look across the court and spot a girl who could fill both roles.