Topsail ace Clark Cota spun a 2-hitter and struck out eight batters as the defending 3-A state champions beat Orange 3-1 in the Hilltop Invitational on Thursday night.
Teams from both Carolinas compete at Myrtle Beach
There were 15 lead changes and eight ties — the majority of them in the first half — before Northern broke away in the waning seconds to win 66-60.
Now that the weather woes seem to be gone, the state basketball playoffs finally can get started for local team.
Teams hoping to start postseason Wednesday, but some can't start until Thursday
Jaquon Sowell and Gary Whitaker of Riverside take titles in 4-A, while Southern's James Taylor wins in 3-A.
South Granville turnaround leads to state tournament appearance
Weather knocks out plans for games as team's prep for state playoffs
Early school closings curtail after-school activities.
Knights halt losing streak with 10-point win; Pirates dominate Northern in girls game
When senior guard Josh Thompson drove through Northern’s defense on the way to the hoop with time running down, he said the only thing on his mind was getting the shot off. Thompson barely saw the ball fall through the net when the buzzer sounded and he was mobbed by Jordan students and fans who rushed the floor in celebration of the Falcons’ 65-63 victory.
Northern Knights getting healthy as trip to Jordan looms
Few of the details have been worked out, but the school board hopes to have a bond referendum on the Nov. 3 ballot to help Durham Public Schools begin to address more than $450 million in capital needs, including several new schools.
Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.