High School: Jordan

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 09:45 PM

Today’s prep stars — once, they were Eagles

Some of the top high school football talent in the area emerged from the Durham Eagles Athletic Association.

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 08:19 AM

Prep Preview 2014: Stars' return boosts Jordan hopes

Putting a healthy team on the field for the entire year should give third-year Jordan coach LaDwaun Harrison a better chance to win more than one game in the upcoming season.

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Greene, Lady Falcons huge in Big Shots tourney

Jordan senior Salita Greene is playing good ball and has some decisions to make.

Jun. 17, 2014 @ 08:08 PM

Fanfare: Hillside OT Emanuel McGirt commits to UNC

McGirt to join former Hillside teammate RB Khris Francis on Tar Heel roster for 2015 season ... Duke lands pair of football commits ... East Chapel Hill DT Chris Alson named to East-West All-Star squad ... Steve Logan to speak at Durham Sports Club meeting Wednesday, June 18 ... Chapel Hill High School names volleyball coach ... Complete Duke and UNC football commitment lists ...

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

9 area girls' soccer stars named to NCSCA all-state teams

Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Jordan High School AD, 7 head coaches stepping down

Jordan High School Athletic Director David Davis announced a massive coaching staff turnover — that included himself — on Tuesday. Gone will be seven head coaches, one of whom coaches two sports.

May. 22, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

PAC-6 4-A announces spring sports all-conference teams

The PAC-6 4-A announced its spring sports all-conference teams Thursday and, not surprisingly, PAC-6 champions dominated the coach of the year and player of the year honors.

May. 20, 2014 @ 10:15 PM

Apex ends gritty Jordan's season in state lacrosse semifinals

When Jordan’s Sam Helwig looks back on his high school years, he’ll have plenty of good memories. One of those will be his senior season of lacrosse, when he’ll likely look past the 10-2 drubbing from Apex in the finals of the Eastern regional. Instead, he’ll remember how this Falcon team overcame the loss of all-American Thomas Schmidt, a 1-4 start and a difficult schedule to reach the state final four.

May. 16, 2014 @ 11:16 PM



Jordan surrendered its home field to Millbrook in a 1-0 loss during the second round of the 4-A playoffs on Friday.

Millbrook’s Rachel Adamkowski fed Cailyn Boch, who booted the ball past Jordan goalie Genevieve Whitcomb with 14 seconds left in the second half.

The first half was a grudge match at midfield, but Millbrook separated during the final 40 minutes with ball control.

“We minimized the number of mistakes in midfield in the second half,” Millbrook coach Matt Edwards said. “We won a lot more balls. They dominated the midfield in the first half. A little adjustment, a little more fight in us in the second half. We won more balls in the middle of the field. By winning balls there, we created more chances, kept the ball more. Their forwards are so good, so the more they have the ball, the worse we are. Keeping them off the ball as much as we can in the second half was really just as important as creating chances.”

Those Jordan forwards Edwards was talking about are Rachel Hill, Stephanie Quintanilla, Millicent Blivin and Alyssa Whicker.

“Those four are excellent,” Jordan coach Sarah Kaneko said.

The game plan to counter Millbrook’s strong midfield was to have Jordan’s forwards controlling the ball out wide, Kaneko said.  

But the Falcons didn’t possess the ball well enough to get it to their forwards, Blivin said.

May. 16, 2014 @ 10:48 PM

Jordan nips arch-rival ECH in boys' state lacrosse quarterfinals

And in a punishing state championship quarterfinals playoff Friday night, Jordan won 10-8 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday against the winner of Apex and Green Hope.

May. 13, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

Whitcomb, Hill lead Jordan in girls' soccer playoff opener

Jordan goalkeeper Genevieve Whitcomb has been on a journey of self-discovery in the net as a sophomore. When Laney midfielder Anna Rae Porcelli stepped in front of her and shot with 7:22 left in the second half of a white-knuckle playoff game with the outcome on the line she took another step down that path.

May. 07, 2014 @ 10:46 PM

Fanfare: Tar Heels stop Elon; Jordan clinches PAC-6 title

Callie Sherr scored once in each half Wednesday night as Jordan clinched the PAC-6 4-A women’s soccer title over second place East Chapel Hill 2-1.

May. 06, 2014 @ 12:14 AM

Hatchell back on the bench, road

Plus some extra sports fare just for Herald-Sun fans . . .

May. 02, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Fanfare: Prep playoffs in full swing; Big Eight track results

East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill boys' tennis stars advance ... Sean Obi officially transfers to Duke ... More ...

May. 03, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Riverside pitchers combine on 1-hitter as Pirates top Jordan

Riverside has been unbeatable in the 4-A PAC-6 and on Friday against struggling Jordan was nearly unhittable with Pirates southpaw Will Hibbard combining with reliever Blake Morgan on a one-hitter in a 5-0 home win.