New Voyager Academy basketball coach Mike Huff discusses:
* how he'll handle coaching his son
* why he wrote a book about teamwork
* what it was like working with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski
Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
The votes are in for the best players in the 3-A Big Eight and 1-A North Central Athletic conferences.
Voyager Academy had won 10 straight baseball games, but the Vikings’ high-powered offense got derailed in a 5-0 Friday night loss to Whiteville in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in front of a full house at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field.
The Voyager Academy baseball team was locked in a seesaw battle in its third-round North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoff game against Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday night. That was until Chad Sykes, one of eight seniors on the team, forced the issue, aggressively scoring the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as his team won 4-3 at Duke University’s Jack Coombs Field.
Carrboro is returning to the state 2-A dual-team tennis championship today and the Jaguars hope to come away with a title — something that eluded them the last two seasons. ... Voyager Academy is eliminated in 1-A semifinals in Raleigh ... Durham Academy eliminated in 3-A NCISAA semifinals ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill and Carolina Friends School were both eliminated in 2-A NCISAA semifinals.
Chapel Hill sweeps Southern Nash on the road Wednesday to complete a 6-for-6 sweep of area teams in their respective NCHSAA and NCISAA playoff quarterfinals.
Carrboro stars Brian Freiburghouse and doubles teammates Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn won their first two state individual 2-A boys’ tennis championship rounds to advance to Friday’s 9 a.m. semifinals. Also in the semifinals is Chapel Hill singles star Bryan Zhang. Complete area results ...
Orange County schools have several players in the mix for all the marbles.
Jason Tudryn, who took Carrboro High School into the varsity football ranks and came within an eyelash of winning a state title in his sixth season at the helm, has left the program to join the staff of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. ... Plus, rain claims much of Tuesday's schedule including some dual-team tennis playoff action, PAC-6 4-A track championships and PAC-6 golf championship.
Durham Academy's Will Beischer fires a 3-under 69 to lap the field at the annual Durham High School Invitational golf tournament at Treyburn Country Club Wednesday. DA also won the team title, finishing ahead of Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill.
Patrick Walton, the only head coach the Voyager Academy basketball program has ever had, is leaving the Vikings’ bench despite four successive years of improved win totals since the program’s JV-only inception in 2010-11.
Voyager Academy coach Mike Huff says team ball is a beautiful thing.
Area teams lead or share leads in five of six conferences that include area high school interscholastic athletic programs after the winter season in Wells Fargo Conference Cup competition.
The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday announced its brackets for the state 1-A/2-A/3-A/4-A boys’ basketball tournaments which begin Monday night. No. 1 seeds went to the Chapel Hill (3-A) and Granville Central (1-A) girls and to the Orange (3-A) boys.