High School: Northern

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Area 4-A programs look to overcome 4-32 start

The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).

Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

East Chapel Hill cuts down PAC-6 title nets

East Chapel Hill rolled through the PAC-6 4-A girls’ tennis tournament on Wednesday, taking championships in singles and doubles along the way.

Oct. 08, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

DA, NCSSM win City-County Cross Country titles

Nicholas Walker won the boys’ race and Eliza Dekker won the girls’ race for the second straight year in the City-County Cross Country meet at Durham Academy on Tuesday.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Northern keeps it respectable at 2013 champ Dudley

 Reigning state 4-A champion Dudley’s still here and not giving up the throne. After an intermission in their high-flying act, the Panthers resumed their winning ways Friday with a 24-6 victory against winless Northern at Tarpley Stadium.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM



There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Northern futbol drops 1st, but remains formidable

Nine games into Northern High's soccer season, the Knights finally lost one, and you’d have thought they were languishing at 1-8 instead of sitting pretty at 8-1.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 12:09 AM

Unbeaten Southern rips Northern: Prep football links

The Southern Spartans played with dull swords that still were sharp enough to beat the Northern Knights 28-0 in a non-conference duel on Friday.s, click on View All (above), then scroll down to High Schools.

Live links to complete area high school football coverage:

Apex 49, Riverside 25

CCDS 20, Hillside 18

South Wake 21, Kestrel Heights 6

Oxford Webb 34, Elizabeth City Pasquotank 21

Granville Central 46, Winston-Salem Prep 22

Holly Springs 48, Jordan 10

South Granville 28, Carrboro 6

Chapel Hill 65, East Chapel Hill 6

Burlington Cummings 16, Roxboro Person 14

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Millbrook just too hot for Northern to handle, 46-7

Millbrook (3-1) rode the power legs of senior back Marcus Marshall (17 carries, 223 yards, three touchdowns) and the arm of quarterback Reid Herring (16-22-1, 159 yards, two touchdowns) to an easy win over the Knights (0-4).

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 04:45 PM

Another timeout in Hairston case

Charlotte Hornets rookie P.J. Hairston will not be in Durham County District Court on Friday.

Sep. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

PREP FOOTBALL LINKS: Northern comeback falls a yard short

Northern came within one tantalizing yard of its first victory of 2014 Friday, but to the Knights’ ultimate frustration, they didn’t get any closer in a 20-14 loss to Raleigh Wakefield at Durham County Memorial Stadium Friday night.

Click on links below for complete Friday area high school football coverage:

Chapel Hill 41, Carrboro 19

Cedar Ridge 42, East Chapel Hill 16

Cary Green Hope 41, Jordan 21

South Granville 28, Oxford Webb 12

Northwood 37, Jordan-Matthews 7

Orange 45, Riverside 12


Hillside 48, Gray Collegiate 7

Kestrel Heights 48, Chatham Central 34

Granville Central 40, Northampton 2

Dudley 48, Roxboro Person 0



Sep. 03, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Perennial afterthought Knights scoring on futbol pitch

Undefeated Northern is ranked No. 2 in the state, and, no, this is not about the Knights who play football. This is a futbol story, a soccer tale about a team from a school with a great gridiron tradition before recent struggles.

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Orange wins field position battle, throttles Northern

It has been said that football is a game of field position and that adage held true Friday night as visiting Orange (2-0) downed Northern (0-2) 18-0 at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 10:25 PM

Powerful SE Guilford topples Northern in 2014 opener

Northern came into its season opener with a lot of questions and Southeast Guilford had all the answers Friday en route to a 30-0 win at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

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.