Greensboro Day’s Kim Burroughs has been selected as a NSCAA/adidas Regional Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Burroughs was selected among the South region for the private/parochial schools division and is in the pool of finalists for the 2004 NSCAA/adidas High School National Coaches of the Year, which will be announced Jan. 14.

Burroughs coached the Bengals to their third straight title last season. The 2004 championship also was Greensboro Day’s 10th in 14 years.

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ecu discounts tickets: A special discount is being offered in support of the Toys For Tots program and in appreciation of Public Service Employees at East Carolina’s men’s basketball game Friday against Winthrop.

Fans who present a new, unwrapped toy at the ticket office window prior to the game will be able to purchase a ticket for only $5. Friday’s game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

appalachian state tickets $1: Tickets for Saturday’s men’s and women’s doubleheader are being sold for $1, while admission for Tuesday’s women’s game against Georgia Southern is free.

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Drivers commit to Fitness 500: Rusty Wallace and Carl Edwards join the slate of drivers scheduled to appear at the Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 in January. NASCAR drivers and stars scheduled to appear that day include: Mike Helton, Bobby Allison, Ray Evernham, Chocolate Meyers, Ron Hornaday and Teri MacDonald.

The Wake Forest Baptist Fitness 500 is a community health event featuring the stars of NASCAR. General admission is $15, with children under age 2 admitted free. All proceeds will benefit Brenner Children’s Hospital.

Tickets can be purchased at the Joel Coliseum box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, through local Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 336-722-6400 in Winston-Salem or 336-852-1100 in Greensboro. For more information, call the coliseum box office at 336-725-5635, ext. 350, or go to the event’s Web site at www.fitness500.com.

academic all-conference named: The Southern Conference announced its TIAA-CREF Academic All-Conference teams for the fall of 2004. A total of 244 student-athletes, representing all 12 Southern Conference institutions, were named to the team.

Women’s soccer placed the most student-athletes on the team with 81, followed by women’s cross country with 43 and volleyball with 37. Wofford had the most individuals selected with 35 honorees, followed by Elon with 31 and Appalachian State with 29.Goudy 42pts head

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