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\A SportsWeek t C Also More Stories, Religion and Classifieds april2i,2016 Parkland's new basketball coach comes to restore BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE FOR THE CHRONICLE Parkland's boys' bas ketball program has seen better days. Over the past decade, the Mustangs have only one winning season to show for their efforts. Enter Travis Holcomb Faye, the newly hired coach who has a vision to restore the program to the prominence it enjoyed in the late 1990s. Holcomb Faye is no stranger to high school hoops in the Triad. Prior to taking over at Parkland, he had five-year stints as an assistant coach at Mount Tabor and Reagan. "I'm just ready to begin this journey," he said. "I'm so blessed and thankful that I have this opportunity. I can't wait to get started." "I'm just ready to begin this journey." -Travis Holcomb-Faye, Coach Holcomb-F aye Parkland showed much. promise during the early portion of this past season. The Mustangs pulled off a shocker by beating top seeded North Forsyth to win the Pepsi bracket of the Frank Spencer FJoliday Classic in December. Sporadic play, however, characterized the rest of the season as the Mustangs fell to 9-15 overall and 1-11 in ? the Central Piedmont 4-A Conference. . Holcomb-Fayc, 34, is not fazed by Parkland's most recent history. Given his resume as a high school and AAU coach, there's no doubt in his mind that he's ready and equipped to han dle the challenge. "I want to see progres sion," he said. "I feel that See New Coach on B2 111 BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE tug-of-war for the boys' team title. When all uj FOR THE CHRONICLE the points were tallied, both teams found EB themselves locked in first-place dead heat BjjH On the boys' side, the Scott Brent with 133 points apiece. According to meet MH Invitational had all the suspense that track officials, this is the first time since 1972 that H and field connoisseurs could hope for. On teams finished in a first-place tie. the girls' side, though, there wasn't much As for the girls' competition, there was- Hfl| doubt about what the final outcome would n't much intrigue. Parkland (152) won com- f be. The two-day meet, held last weekend at fortably over challengers Mount Tabor I Mount Tabor, serves as the annual City- (130) and West Forsyth (128). County championships. West Forsyth's boys scored over 100 E West Forsyth and Mount Tabor staged a See Track on B2 I Photos by Craig T. Greenlee SHhmK g Walkertown's Kennedi Gilliam (red) and Karia Wilson of North Forsyth run H neck-and-neck in the preliminary round of girls1 100-meter dash. I Parkland quarter-miler I Lorenzo Graise posted I wins in the 200 and I 400-meter sprints. He set a new City-County meet record with a 48.74 clocking in the ] 400. I Eight will join select group as new Hall of Fame members BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE FOR THE CHRONICLE These are joyous times for seven for mer athletes and a retired athletics admin istrator who will soon be enshrined in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame. The Class of 2016 will be honored at an induction banquet at the Benton Convention Center on May 6 at 7 p.m. "This is always a very special occa sion," said Robert Wynn, president of the Winston-Salem Sportsmen Club, the organization that established the Hall of Fame in 1983. "I saw several of these ath letes playing during their high school careers. So, I can attest to their athletic abilities and their dedication. "What stands out most for me, is that during their careers, they didn't play with the idea that one day they might be in a Hall of Fame. They played for the sheer joy of the sport." Here's a summarized look at this year's Hall of Fame class: See Hall of Fame on B2 ACE ATHLETIC^ELEmAriC)N .