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hip hop to get
Johnson said, after fin
ishing the Shake into
Shape workout session,
she didn't even feel like
she had just completde a
Shake into Shape Hip
Hop Dance Workout
infuses basic aerobics
steps with the latest hip
hop songs and dance
moves. More than a
dozen people participat
ed in the first course
held at Wilson Park
Photos by Tevm Sanson
Mila Terrell enjoys the Shake into Shape workout
session held at Wilson Park Training Facility on
Saturday, June 25. Shake into Shape is a combina
tion of aerobics steps and hip hop dance moves.
This summer an aerobics course unlike
any other is being offered at the Wilson
Park Training Facility in Clemmons.
Shake into Shape is a workout program
that infuses basic and intermediate aero
bics steps with the latest hip-hop songs and
dance moves. The total body workout
burns fat, tones the entire body, and
strengthens the cardiovascular system.
The course was designed by Abriana
Kimbrough and Alexis Moore, who lost a
combined 80 pounds by following a simi
lar workout routine and adopting a health
ier diet. Before the start of the first course
held on Saturday, June 25, Kimbrough said
in the black community, we need to under
stand that our mental, physical, and emo
tional health all need to be intact.
While a lot of people find it difficult to
lose weight or to stay fit, Kimbrough noted
it really just takes the determination to get
it done. She said she was also inspired by
her father, who is a well-known athletic
trainer throughout the city.
"I wanted to find a way to encourage
people to get out and get fit," she said. "So
I decided to take something we all like to
do - dancing - and turn it into a fitness pro
Moore said when her friend asked for
her help, she was excited about the chal
lenge of helping create the fitness program
from scratch. She said she also shows peo
ple that being fit isn't just about going to
the gym and lifting weights.
"You can do other things to stay fit,"
said Moore. "You can also do fun things
like dancing to bum calories as well."
During the 50-minute session, more
than a dozen women of all ages burned
calories while listening to upbeat songs
like "Controlla" by Drake. Following the
session, it was announced that the women
had burned more than 300 calories.
Tawanna Kimbrough Johnson said
although she was tired, it didn't feel like
she had just finished a workout.
"It felt like I was just having a good
time with the girls," smiled Johnson. "I
really enjoyed it."
After completing the workout, Shona
Gilmore from Atlanta, Ga. encouraged
others to come out and participate. She
said the course is a great edition to the fit
ness scene in Clemmons and Winston
In coming weeks, more Shake into
Shape workout sessions will be held at the
Wilson Park Training Facility, located at
7505 Topsider Dr. in Clemmons. For more
information on Shake into Shape, contact
Abri Kimbrough at www.abrianakim
Four 2016 CIAA football games will be televised
THE CHRONICLE .
Charlotte, NC ? The 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) foot
ball season is scheduled to include four televised games broadcast across TV platforms
such as the ASPiRE TV Network, ESPN3 and available online via WatchESPN.
The Virginia State University Trojans and the 2015 runner-up Bulldogs of Bowie
State University have been selected for this season's first CIAA televised football game
on Oct. 15.
The contest, also the Bulldogs' "Homecoming," will air live on the ASPiRE TV
Network. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. EDT at Bulldogs Stadium in Bowie, Maryland. In
their only meeting last year, the Bulldogs defeated the Trojans by only three points during
VSUs homecoming game.
On Oct. 22, ESPN3 and WatchESPN will feature a CIAA contest between two teams
who both appeared in the playoffs last year, the Bulldogs and the Virginia Union
University Panthers. As one of the NCAA's twenty-two 2016 Division II football show
case games, the matchup will kick off at 2 p.m. EDT on the Panthers' home turf of Hovey
Field in Richmond, Virginia.
The second CIAA/ASPiRE TV Network telecast will highlight a battle between the
defending CIAA Football Champion Rams of Winston-Salem State University versus the
Fayetteville State University Broncos. In their 2015 matchup, the Rams closed out the
regular season with a 2-point victory over FSU. The FSU football program has since
taken new leadership with head coach Richard Hayes Jr., former WSSU defensive coor
dinator. This year's contest is scheduled for Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. EDT at Luther "Nick" Jeralds
Stadium in Fayetteville.
The Conference television broadcast schedule will conclude with the 2016 CIAA
Football Championship on Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. EDT. The Northern Division and Southern
Division Champions will faceoff for the title at Durham County Memorial Stadium in
Durham. The championship contest will air live on ASPiRE.
Urban Sports & Entertainment Group produces the CIAA Regional Television
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Small College Basketball taps 2 from
WSSU for inaugural Hall of Fame class
SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - Former
Winston-Salem State University
coach and a standout, Clarence "Big
House" Gaines and Earl "The Pearl"
Monroe, will be among the inaugural
inductees into the Small College
Basketball (SCB) Hall of Fame. The
class includes five players and two
coaches from HBCUs.
The 2016 Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony will be held on Thursday,
Nov. 17 at the Ford Center in
"It is an absolute thrill to
announce the inaugural class for the
Small College Basketball Hall of
Fame," said Hall of Fame and SCB
Founder John McCarthy. "This class
represents the best of the best in the
history of small college basketball,
and it is with great pleasure that we
announce this class."
Clarence "Big House" Gaines'
men's basketball team won the 1967
National Collegiate Athletic
Association's (NCAA) Division II
Basketball Championship - the first
historically black college to win a
national championship. Subsequently,
Gaines was named the NCAA
Division II (1967) College Coach of
the Year. In 1982 Gaines was recog
nized for his contribution to basket
ball by being inducted into the
Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame
(named in honor of the inventor of
basketball James Naismith).
Gaines had amassed a win/loss
record of 828-446, making him the
winningest active basketball coach in
NCAA history, and the second win
ningest collegiate basketball coach
behind the University of Kentucky's
late Adolph Rupp. However, follow
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877th career win
in March 1997,
became the third
ketball coach in
(2nd), and Dean Smith (1st).
Gaines was eventually surpassed
by longtime friend Jim Phelan of Mt.
St. Mary's University (formerly Mt.
St. Mary's'College; the name change
took place on June 8th, 2004), placing
him fourth all-time in wins in NCAA
Basketball history before Bobby
Knight passed both Phelan and
Gaines in 2005, moving "Big House"
to fifth-place all-time.
Earl Monroe decided to attend
Winston-Salem State, a small, histor
ically black college in North
Carolina. There he found a father fig
ure in Coach Clarence "Big House"
Gaines, a famed figure in black col
lege sports and blossomed into a first
rate scorer. As a senior in 1966-67,
Monroe led his Winston-Salem State
University Rams squad to an NCAA
Division II title while averaging 415
points. A local sportswriter, the
the phrase "Earl's
Pearls" to describe
the points he tal
lied, and a nick
name was born.
No. 2 choice in the
1967 NBA Draft,
was chosen by the
UOIUIUUIV uuuvio, a
franchise that had hot enjoyed much
During his initial season the team
showed little improvement, finishing
in the Eastern Division cellar.
Monroe, however, was a standout. He
was named NBA Rookie of the Year
after averaging 24.3 points to finish
fourth in the league in scoring.
In one game against the Los
Angeles Lakers, he tossed in 56
Dr. Dick Barnett (Tennessee A&l)
Bevo Francis (Rio Grande)
John Ebeling (Florida Southern)
Travis Grant (Kentucky State)
Bob Hopkins (Grambling)
Lucious Jackson (Pan American College)
Phil Jackson (North Dakota)
Earl Monroe (Winston-Salem State)
Willis Reed (Grambling)
John Rinka (Kenyon)
Jerry Sloan (Evansville)
Clarence Gaines (Winston-Salem State)
Arad McCutchan (Evansville)
John McLendon (North Carolina College,
Hampton, Tennessee A&l, Kentucky State
& Cleveland State)
Dr. James Naismlth