The visiting Panthers couldn’t match Southern’s intensity this time around, as the Spartans (10-8, 7-2 Big Eight 3-A) blitzed Orange 70-53 on Friday night. Amari Hamilton scored 20 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, including 14 in a clutch performance in the fourth quarter.
Hillside dominated Southern in the girls’ half of the doubleheader, 99-72. Star Justine Lyon scored 24 points and teammates Tykyrah Williams, Elisia Grissett and Zuri White scored 16 apiece to offset 35 points from Southern’s Bryanna Staton.
Junior point guard Andrew Gillespie was having a rough go of it for Chapel Hill, missing a series of layups and short jumpers in a see-saw Big Eight 3-A Conference battle against Southern that saw seismic lead shifts. But with 4:14 remaining in the game Gillespie drove to the basket and laid one in as part of an 8-0 Tigers run to erase a 45-40 Southern lead that Chapel Hill would not relinquish in its eventual 50-47 victory.
Nation's top high school sophomore center, 7-1 Thon Maker of Martinsburg, Va.'s Carlisle School, will be on hand for Monday night game. Games are scheduled throughout the day Saturday and Monday and feature area programs Hillside, Northerm, Riverside, Mount Zion Christian, Voyager Academy, Durham School of the Arts and Bull City Prep.
In one of the worst-kept secrets in recent memory, Mack names former Southern High coach Adrian Jones as running backs coach. Mack to assume offensive coordinator duties.
Southern High School football coach Adrian Jones, fresh off winning the school's first state football championship, has resigned to accept a position as running backs coach at his alma mater, N.C. Central University. Southern principal Kenneth Barnes immediately named Southern defensive coordinator and athletic director Darius Robinson to replace Jones as head coach.
Unconfirmed reports circulated Tuesday that Southern High School football coach Adrian Jones has been offered a position as running backs coach on the staff of new N.C. Central University football coach Jerry Mack.
Southern was in good hands with Maurice Trowell.
A “Help Wanted” sign hanging outside the office of newly hired N.C. Central football coach Jerry Mack probably wouldn’t attract the labor force he needs to handle business with the Eagles.
All-conference teams named for football, volleyball, girls' tennis, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' soccer. Southern High's Kendall Hinton named football's offensive player of the year, Orange's J.D. Brooks named defensive player of the year.
East Chapel Hill, N.C. Science & Math, Carrboro and Granville Central high schools are area leaders in fall sports Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.
Rivals Barber Shop owner Khedron Mims, a 1997 Southern High School graduate, has organized a meet-and-greet session with the 3-AA championship Spartans football team today from 7:30-9:30 p.m. The event will take place at Rivals, 121 Sherron Rd., off N.C. 98 and down from Food Lion in Ravenstone Commons shopping center.
Spartans emerge champions after lead changes hands five times in fourth quarter
Southern wins first state football championship
Hillside escaped from Southern with a pair of victories on Friday night as the girls held on for a 60-53 win and the boys handed the Spartans their fifth straight loss with a 73-68 victory.