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 ...
45-year-old Derryl Britt, 1-19 during his only season as the Unicorns’ girls’ basketball coach last season, has been named to replace Myles and will continue to coach the girls' team as well.
The Big Purple played at times as though it was in a purple haze, but the never-say-die Riverside team clawed back Tuesday night to win a 3-2 heart stopper (20-25, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23, 15-5) against an equally determined Fuquay-Varina squad to advance to the third round of the state 4-A volleyball playoffs. “That was like a 15-round fight, man,” said a jubilant Riverside coach Mike Hodge. “That was a thriller. That’s probably the toughest match we’ve played all year.”
5-4, 185-pound back is a star for Riverside, but college coaches are scared off by Joel Evans' lack of height. ... Carrboro's Trai Sharp is lost for the year ... Northwood, Southern coaches take a look back at 56-54 offensive explosion.
Riverside became the latest wannabe PAC-6 4-A David to fall to Hillside’s Goliath, 35-21, at its own Linny Wrenn Stadium Friday night.
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.
First round state volleyball playoffs are all scheduled Saturday with start times ranging from noon to 6 p.m. ... Girls' tennis qualifiers open state individual tournament play today at four sites (Greenville, Greensboro, Burlington and Reidsville).
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
Riverside won its fourth straight game Friday, a resounding 42-10 blowout win over PAC-6 4-A foe East Chapel Hill. The win for the Pirates (5-2, 1-0 PAC-6) sets up a date with preseason favorite Hillside (4-2, 1-0 PAC-6) Friday night.
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.
Volleyball, cross country, boys' soccer and girls' tennis ...
Joel Evans scored six touchdowns and Riverside overcame two early fumbles to beat Cleveland 63-49 on Friday night and win its third straight game.
Perfection is on the line tonight as 4-0 Orange travels to Pittsboro to meet 4-0 Northwood in the Big Eight 3-A Conference showdown of the season. Orange is ranked No. 8 in the state among 3-A programs and Northwood No. 25 by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association. ...The game is one of 13 games involving area teams on tap tonight. Only three others — Greensboro Dudley at Northern, Chapel Hill at Oxford Webb and Bartlett-Yancey at Roxboro Person — will be played in the area, the rest are on the road.