High School: Southern School of Energy and Sustainability

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 09:21 AM

Grapplers head to Greensboro for state tourney

South Granville turnaround leads to state tournament appearance


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 06:27 PM

Time runs out for conference tournaments

Weather knocks out plans for games as team's prep for state playoffs


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 12:36 AM

UPDATE: Weather postpones first-round games

Early school closings curtail after-school activities.


Feb. 10, 2015 @ 09:35 PM

Caraher leads Chapel Hill past Southern

Tigers ride Caraher's 26 points to win over Spartans


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Orange High captures Big Eight wrestling crown

Northwood’s Queen brothers were kings for a day at the Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling tournament at Chapel Hill on Saturday. But Orange, winner of the regular season team championship, crowned five individual champs to seize the team trophy.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 09:54 PM

Orange rallies from 13 points down to beat Southern

Chambers' 23 points lifts Panthers to comeback win


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Chapel Hill boys hand Southern its 1st Big Eight loss

Chapel Hill is making a bold statement in the Big Eight 3-A Conference. Far from folding after a shocking loss to underdog Orange a week ago, the Tigers are back on the prowl. Southern felt the sting with its first conference loss late Friday, falling 66-48 on its home court.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Southern's Darius Robinson: 2014 Herald-Sun Coach of the Year

Darius Robinson knows Southern's football program inside and out so his transition from assistant coach to head coach this season was easier than expected. It also helped that Robinson had plenty of talented players returning from their 2013 state championship team.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

2014 Herald-Sun All-Area Football Team: Player capsules/photos

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area. The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Kendall Hinton: The Herald-Sun Player of the Year

Kendall Hinton is a leader on and off the field at Southern and his exploits as the Spartans' quarterback earned him the Herald-Sun Player of the Year honors.

Hinton, a two-year starter for Southern, led the Spartans to a 13-1 mark and to the third round of the 3-A state playoffs. The Spartans also earned back-to-back Big Eight championships under his leadership.

On the field, Hinton passed for 2,818 yards after completing 180 of 295 attempts. He threw 25 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. Hinton also rushed for 933 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Southern coach Darius Robinson said Hinton's reach goes far beyond the football field, though. Hinton is involved in numerous community efforts and is a member of the Durham Youth Council.

2014 HERALD-SUN ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area.

The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.

Each was an all-conference performer at his position and some were selected as the player of the year in their conference. Four players got additional honors as they were selected to play in the Shrine Bowl.

Obviously, there were many, many more players who were considered for the All-Area team. The difference among those chosen and those not was miniscule and the competition was fierce.

Any player who began summer workouts in the blazing heat of August and made it through to the biting cold of November playoff nights should be proud of their accomplishments this season.

-- Joe Johnson

Herald-Sun All-Area

Quarterback

Kendall Hinton, Sr., 6-0, 190, Southern

Running Backs

Jamal Currie-Elliott, Fr., 5-10, 175, Hillside

Ricquaz Brannon, Sr., 5-11, 200, Hillside

Earl Green, Jr., 6-1, 205, South Granville

Receivers

Arkavius Parks, Sr., 6-2, 180, Chapel Hill

Kadarus Rone, Sr., 6-4, 208, Northwood

Deon Yarborough, Sr., 5-10, 165, Riverside

Offensive Linemen

Emanuel McGirt, Sr., 6-6, 295, Hillside

Marcus Pettiford, Sr., 6-4, 258, Hillside

Logan Tisch, Sr., 6-3, 285, Chapel Hill

Eric Allen, Sr., 6-2, 270, Southern

Zach Waggoner, Sr., 6-2, 280, Orange

Defensive Linemen

Justin Thomas, Jr., 5-10, 230, Riverside

Elijah Washington, Sr., 6-1, 328, Northwood

Byron Stephenson, Sr., 6-3, 286, Orange

Jake Frederick, Sr., 6-1, 320, Orange

Linebackers

Aaron McCullough, Soph., 5-9, 215, Hillside

Bryse Wilson, Jr., 6-2, 205, Orange

Tahj Spivey, Sr., 6-1, 235, Southern

Defensive Backs

Marvin Tillman, Sr., 6-2, 192, Southern

Jeremy Griffis, Sr., 5-10, 168, Southern

Trevon Tapp, Sr., 5-11, 160, Northern

Andy Gillespie, Sr. 6-1, 165, Chapel Hill

Kicker

Connor Albrect, Sr., 5-10, 145, Chapel Hill

Punter

Austin Wood, Sr., 6-0, 165, Orange

Return Specialist

Marcus Krah, Jr., 5-10, 170, Hillside

 

-- Compiled by Joe Johnson


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Taylor goes up in weight and wins

Southern’s James Taylor put his unique twist on the David and Goliath story of the ultimate underdog overachiever, going into his 220-pound championship match at the Tiger Holiday Classic outsized, not favored by many to win, and battling a fierce fever.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Sandlappers best Tar Heels in annual Shrine Bowl

North Carolina was left kicking it self on Saturday after multiple miscues on special teams allowed South Carolina to win 21-12 and extend the Sandlapper winning streak in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas over the Tar Heels to three.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

3 to compete in Shrine Bowl

The area will be well represented in Saturday’s Shrine Bowl as three local players will participate in the game in Spartanburg, S.C., that pits all-star teams from North Carolina and South Carolina against each other.