1-A/2-A/3-A playoff roundup: Chapel Hill, Northwood, NCSSM, Carrboro, Woods Charter, Granville Central advance to second round of boys' soccer.
Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and Research Triangle High School are among the favorites to take home state cross country championships in their classifications Saturday at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.
In Durham, PAC-6 4-A co-leaders Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6) and Hillside (5-2, 2-0 PAC-6) meet at Hillside’s Russell Blunt Stadium at 7 p.m., but Hillside is a prohibitive favorite despite Northern’s two-game win streak. The Northern-Hillside matchup is one of only two between league leaders tonight. ... In Louisburg, Tar-Roanoke 1-A Conference co-leaders Granville Central (5-3, 2-0 T-R) and Louisburg (5-3, 2-0 T-R) lace ’em up. ... At Jordan, Riverside (5-3, 2-1 PAC-6) will try to shrug off a 35-21 home loss to powerful Hillside and shouldn’t have much trouble as the Pirates visit injury-riddled Jordan (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6). A look at all of Friday's area high school football games.
Carrboro advances to state 2-A girls' dual-team tennis quarterfinals with shutout of Durham School of the Arts ... Chapel Hill claims Big Eight 3-A Conference boys' soccer title with win over Cardinal Gibbons ... In PAC-6 4-A boys' soccer, Jordan tops rival East Chapel Hill and Riverside upsets Northern on road ...
ACC women’s basketball commissioner Nora Lynn Finch says the league is moving back to a game of finesse, speed and quickness this season.
Starting PAC-6 play was like hitting the reset button for Northern as the Knights picked up their second straight win with a 42-6 victory over East Chapel Hill on Friday night at Durham County Memorial Stadium.
Conference football season is in full swing and the two biggest games in the spotlight Friday will be Hillside at Riverside (7 p.m.) in the PAC-6 4-A and Northwood at Southern (7 p.m.) in the Big Eight 3-A Conference.
South Granville wins Northern Carolina 2-A Conference volleyball tournament title ... Jordan edges East Chapel Hill in PAC-6 boys' cross-country tiebreaker while East wins girls title ... Class 1-A, 2-A, 3-A, 4-A area qualifiers for the state's individual tennis tournament regional tournaments Friday and Saturday.
A look at Monday's area high school sports
The Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill downed No. 1 seed Caldwell Academy 5-3 Saturday in the finals of the Triad Athletic Conference women’s tennis tournament at Alamance Country Club here. ... Northern High soccer star Nicole Crutchfield commits to UNC women's soccer ...
Boys' soccer, volleyball, boys' and girls' cross country ...
The long non-conference season for PAC-6 4-A football teams comes to an end tonight — and it couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time for a mostly-struggling half dozen, all coming off bye weeks. In other games tonight, Big Eight 3-A Conference powers Southern and Cardinal Gibbons meet in Raleigh with a share of first place on the line. Other Big Eight matchups include Northern Vance at Chapel Hill, Cedar Ridge at co-leader Orange and Oxford Webb at Northwood.
Jordan played keep-away against Northern and got a 4-1 PAC-6 win Monday night. It was the same-old same-old from Jordan. “What they do really well is they win the ball early,” Northern coach Mike Tetreault said. “And they don’t just win it, they direct it. They have a definite area of where they’re attacking, and they’re very disciplined in how they do that. They’re not going to settle.”
Greensboro Dudley called the dogs off early, retiring at halftime with a timeout in hand and the promise of a fourth-and-goal play at the Northern 6 looming.