High School: Granville Central View All »

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:25 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Who won, who lost, how do they stand?

With Northwood’s 52-33 win over Chapel Hill Thursday night already in the books, all eyes were on Orange Friday night as the Panthers attempted to keep alive next Friday’s battle of the unbeatens Big Eight 4-A Conference showdown in Hillsborough with Southern.

Orange (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight) took care of business and knocked Gibbons into a tie with Chapel Hill for fourth place and the league’s final guaranteed playoff slot 20-6.
Southern (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight), the reigning state 3-A and Big Eight champion, routed Oxford Webb (2-8, 0-6) 68-0 at home.

Northwood (8-2, 4-2) has lost to only Orange (14-7) and Southern (33-25) to date and stands alone in third place.

In Henderson Friday, Cedar Ridge (4-6, 2-4 Big Eight) wrapped up fifth place with a 56-28 win over last-place Northern Vance.

PAC-6 4-A teams Northern, Jordan and Riverside were also battling for the league’s two remaining playoff slots Friday. Hillside (6-4, 4-0 PAC-6), which won by forfeit over East Chapel Hill Friday, has clinched at least a share of first place.

Northern (3-7, 3-1) beat Jordan (2-3, 2-9), which owns a Nov. 7 forfeit over winless East, 48-0. Coupled with Riverside’s (4-6, 3-1) 44-24 win at Roxboro Person (2-8, 1-3), Northern and Riverside are assured the final two PAC-6 playoff slots.

South Granville (6-4, 2-2 Northern Carolina 2-A) lost to Warren County 24-7 but remains tied for 2nd place in a league with three playoff slots.

Carrboro lost to Graham 28-14 on the road and was dropped to fourth place and likely out of a playoff slot in the Mid-State 2-A Conference.

In 1-A, Granville Central (6-4, 2-2) remained in the Tar Roanoke playoff hunt with a 35-12 road win over KIPP Pride. The teams had entered the night tied for fourth place. Only the top three finishers are assured playoff berths, but Granville Central could get in as a wild card.

DEVELOPING STORY ...

Northwood 52, Chapel Hill 33

Orange 20, Cardinal Gibbons 6

Southern 68, Oxford Webb 0

Northern 48, Jordan 0

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:38 PM

Soccer playoffs: Jordan, Chapel Hill, Granville Central win

Chapel Hill, Jordan and Granville Central open state 3-A, 4-A and 1-A boys' soccer playoffs with wins in opening round Tuesday night.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

Prep Notebook: Late slide costs Chapel Hill's Gina Kim a state title

Chapel Hill freshman Gina Kim’s two-stroke lead at the turn Tuesday vanished in a 5-over-par finish as Sanford Lee County’s Siranon Shoomee shot 5-under 67 to win the NCHSAA girls’ 3-A golf championship at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Pinehurst. ... Carrboro to meet NCSSM in state 2-A girls' dual-team tennis semifinals today ... Voyager Academy to host Franklin Academy in girls' 1-A tennis semifinals today as well.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 08:34 PM

PREPS: Bad day on state playoff front for some, good for others

Durham Academy loses NCISAA field hockey title 1-0 in sudden-death to Charlotte Country Day ... Area 2-A and 4-A state tennis finalists all fall in championship round ... Many area programs advance through regionals to state cross country championships.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Prep Football Roundup: Kestrel wins, Granville Central falls

Kestrel Heights tops Fayetteville Christian School ... Granville Central falls to Louisburg. ...


High School: South Granville View All »

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:25 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Who won, who lost, how do they stand?

With Northwood’s 52-33 win over Chapel Hill Thursday night already in the books, all eyes were on Orange Friday night as the Panthers attempted to keep alive next Friday’s battle of the unbeatens Big Eight 4-A Conference showdown in Hillsborough with Southern.

Orange (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight) took care of business and knocked Gibbons into a tie with Chapel Hill for fourth place and the league’s final guaranteed playoff slot 20-6.
Southern (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight), the reigning state 3-A and Big Eight champion, routed Oxford Webb (2-8, 0-6) 68-0 at home.

Northwood (8-2, 4-2) has lost to only Orange (14-7) and Southern (33-25) to date and stands alone in third place.

In Henderson Friday, Cedar Ridge (4-6, 2-4 Big Eight) wrapped up fifth place with a 56-28 win over last-place Northern Vance.

PAC-6 4-A teams Northern, Jordan and Riverside were also battling for the league’s two remaining playoff slots Friday. Hillside (6-4, 4-0 PAC-6), which won by forfeit over East Chapel Hill Friday, has clinched at least a share of first place.

Northern (3-7, 3-1) beat Jordan (2-3, 2-9), which owns a Nov. 7 forfeit over winless East, 48-0. Coupled with Riverside’s (4-6, 3-1) 44-24 win at Roxboro Person (2-8, 1-3), Northern and Riverside are assured the final two PAC-6 playoff slots.

South Granville (6-4, 2-2 Northern Carolina 2-A) lost to Warren County 24-7 but remains tied for 2nd place in a league with three playoff slots.

Carrboro lost to Graham 28-14 on the road and was dropped to fourth place and likely out of a playoff slot in the Mid-State 2-A Conference.

In 1-A, Granville Central (6-4, 2-2) remained in the Tar Roanoke playoff hunt with a 35-12 road win over KIPP Pride. The teams had entered the night tied for fourth place. Only the top three finishers are assured playoff berths, but Granville Central could get in as a wild card.

DEVELOPING STORY ...

Northwood 52, Chapel Hill 33

Orange 20, Cardinal Gibbons 6

Southern 68, Oxford Webb 0

Northern 48, Jordan 0

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

South Granville faces off with Hendersonville for 2-A title

South Granville has some unfinished business in Raleigh as the Vikings take on Hendersonville Saturday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in the 2-A state volleyball championship game at Reynolds Coliseum.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 09:32 PM

Going Berserk! Vikings best Jags for state 2-A title berth

Weathering Carrboro’s quick start was the key for South Granville to come back and beat the Jaguars 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-16) Tuesday night in the state 2-A volleyball semifinals.

No. 4 East seed South Granville (28-3) earned its second berth in three years in the 2-A state championship which will be played at 5 p.m. Saturday at N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum, against the 2-A Western champion, No. 11 seed Hendersonville, which beat No. 8 West seed Bunker Hill 3-0 Tuesday night.

South Granville coach Christy Fitzgerald said her team played with a lot of poise against East No. 2 seed Carrboro after losing the opening set.

“We knew Carrboro was going to be a tough team,” Fitzgerald said. “We knew they were balanced a lot like us and they had a lot of weapons like us. After the first set we settled in and remembered who we were and it started to click and it started to flow.”


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

Prep Notebook: Late slide costs Chapel Hill's Gina Kim a state title

Chapel Hill freshman Gina Kim’s two-stroke lead at the turn Tuesday vanished in a 5-over-par finish as Sanford Lee County’s Siranon Shoomee shot 5-under 67 to win the NCHSAA girls’ 3-A golf championship at Longleaf Golf and Country Club in Pinehurst. ... Carrboro to meet NCSSM in state 2-A girls' dual-team tennis semifinals today ... Voyager Academy to host Franklin Academy in girls' 1-A tennis semifinals today as well.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

State golf championships tee off today

Area golf (Monday and Tuesday) and cross country athletes (Saturday) active in state championship playoffs this week ...  South Granville to travel to Carrboro for state 2-A volleyball semifinals at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


High School: Webb View All »

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Southern sets up battle of unbeatens 68-0 over Webb

Oxford Webb was haunted by reigning 3-AA state champions Southern in a Halloween horror story that ended with the visiting Warriors buried 68-0 in a bone-rattling Spartan graveyard where offenses have gone to die all season.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:25 AM

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Who won, who lost, how do they stand?

With Northwood’s 52-33 win over Chapel Hill Thursday night already in the books, all eyes were on Orange Friday night as the Panthers attempted to keep alive next Friday’s battle of the unbeatens Big Eight 4-A Conference showdown in Hillsborough with Southern.

Orange (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight) took care of business and knocked Gibbons into a tie with Chapel Hill for fourth place and the league’s final guaranteed playoff slot 20-6.
Southern (10-0, 6-0 Big Eight), the reigning state 3-A and Big Eight champion, routed Oxford Webb (2-8, 0-6) 68-0 at home.

Northwood (8-2, 4-2) has lost to only Orange (14-7) and Southern (33-25) to date and stands alone in third place.

In Henderson Friday, Cedar Ridge (4-6, 2-4 Big Eight) wrapped up fifth place with a 56-28 win over last-place Northern Vance.

PAC-6 4-A teams Northern, Jordan and Riverside were also battling for the league’s two remaining playoff slots Friday. Hillside (6-4, 4-0 PAC-6), which won by forfeit over East Chapel Hill Friday, has clinched at least a share of first place.

Northern (3-7, 3-1) beat Jordan (2-3, 2-9), which owns a Nov. 7 forfeit over winless East, 48-0. Coupled with Riverside’s (4-6, 3-1) 44-24 win at Roxboro Person (2-8, 1-3), Northern and Riverside are assured the final two PAC-6 playoff slots.

South Granville (6-4, 2-2 Northern Carolina 2-A) lost to Warren County 24-7 but remains tied for 2nd place in a league with three playoff slots.

Carrboro lost to Graham 28-14 on the road and was dropped to fourth place and likely out of a playoff slot in the Mid-State 2-A Conference.

In 1-A, Granville Central (6-4, 2-2) remained in the Tar Roanoke playoff hunt with a 35-12 road win over KIPP Pride. The teams had entered the night tied for fourth place. Only the top three finishers are assured playoff berths, but Granville Central could get in as a wild card.

DEVELOPING STORY ...

Northwood 52, Chapel Hill 33

Orange 20, Cardinal Gibbons 6

Southern 68, Oxford Webb 0

Northern 48, Jordan 0

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:22 AM

Unbeaten Orange too, too much for hobbled Webb

Undefeated Big Eight 3-A Conference co-leader Orange (9-0, 5-0) dominated both sides of the line of scrimmage in a 49-0 home rout of Oxford Webb (2-7, 0-5) here Friday.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:51 AM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:11 AM

Cedar Ridge escapes Oxford after nailbiter

A game fraught with miscues for the majority of the night ended in a flurry of activity on J.F. Webb High School’s Homecoming night, with Cedar Ridge edging the Warriors 14-12.