High School: Northern

Aug. 19, 2014 @ 02:31 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Coaching legends return to Northern staff

Former North Carolina assistant coach Ken Browning, who won a state title at Northern in 1993 before moving on to the college ranks, has returned as a volunteer assistant and is helping Wilson coach the offense. Gary Merrill, whose unexpected departure from the sidelines before last season opened the door to Wilson’s promotion, is also back.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Point guard Kithcart changes tack, transfers to Virginia Episcopal

Former Hillside and Riverside high school point guard Justice Kithcart, who announced just over a week ago that he would transfer to Winston-Salem Quality Education Academy, has changed his mind and announced Wednesday that he will play at Lynchburg, Va., Virginia Episcopal this season.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Northern's Council lights it up in East-West All-Star Game

Ricky Council had something to prove Monday night in Greensboro Coliseum during the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. The West won 98-86, but Council led the East with 21 points. It took him a while to get going, but he found his mojo in the second half and had it working.


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 @ 10:25 PM

ECH eases past Northern and into girls' 4-A soccer quarterfinals

East Chapel Hill breezed into the Elite Eight of the state 4-A girls’ soccer championship with a 3-1 win over Northern on Tuesday, but Wildcat coach Austin Collins kept it in perspective.


May. 16, 2014 @ 10:45 PM

ECH smokes Heritage, will host Northern in 3rd round

The young guns of East Chapel Hill set the tone early in a 3-0 win over Wake Forest Heritage Friday night that pushed the host Wildcats into the third round of the state 4A soccer championships.


May. 09, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

ECH wins PAC-6 No. 2 seed in playoff over No. 3 Northern

East Chapel Hill fought off Northern 5-3 Friday night in a tiebreaker game at Jordan High School, a neutral site. The contest was added to the teams’ schedules when Northern failed to hang on to a 6-2 lead at Riverside on Thursday.


May. 08, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

SHIVER ME TIMBERS!

GOODWIN WALK-OFF CAPS 7TH INNING SURGE, PERFECT PAC-6 SEASON

A two-out, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh by Riverside catcher Micah Goodwin drove in two runs off Northern reliever Ryan Williamson on Thursday, preserving both senior night and a perfect season in the PAC-6 4-A for the Pirates.

“It can’t get much better than that,” Goodwin said.

Williamson had intentionally walked Goodwin in the sixth, but Northern coach Greg Pruitt allowed the submarine-style pitcher to bring it to the Riverside senior when the stakes were extremely high.

Goodwin delivered big-time, along with Jonathan Rhew and Joe Wood, who both scored in the seventh after reaching on singles. Riverside’s Kory Behenna got on with a walk and scored the third run in the seventh.

In the third, Northern designated hitter Mack Fenlon homered to push the Knights out to a 6-2 lead.

The Pirates were on the ropes.


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. 02, 2014 @ 08:27 PM

PREP NOTEBOOK: PAC-6 track a meet of many storylines

Jordan track coach Chris Starkey is hanging up his whistle to pursue opportunities as an assistant principal, which made winning the boys’ PAC-6 title in his final meet all that sweeter.


May. 01, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Jordan boys, Hillside girls take PAC-6 track & field titles

Just in the nick of time for its seniors, the Jordan boys’ track team finally won a PAC-6 4-A Track & Field Championship. Hillside’s girls overpowered the field and grabbed the girls’ PAC-6 title, senior long jumper Imari McLean leading the way.


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 10:44 PM

Fanfare: NCHSAA adds mercy rule for football, basketball ... more

PAC-6 Track & Field Championships reduced to one day (Thursday) at Hillside ... NCCU opens MEAC T&F Championships ... Duke, UNC men's and women's players named to NCAA individual and doubles tennis fields ... More ...


Apr. 30, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Baker's arm, Knights' bats provide rare win over ECH

Storms forecast for the Triangle never arrived at East Chapel Hill High School Tuesday afternoon and early evening, but Northern made it thunder with 11 hits in a 9-1 win over the Wildcats.