The area's last remaining state volleyball playoff contenders -- Chapel Hill, South Granville -- are eliminated on the road in the NCHSAA 3-A and 2-A semifinals.
Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and Research Triangle High School are among the favorites to take home state cross country championships in their classifications Saturday at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.
Tigers and Vikings a win away from title shot
South Granville (2-A), Chapel Hill (3-A) advance to state semifinals ... Cedar Ridge (3-A), Voyager Academy (1-A) are eliminated ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill loses in state independent schools 2-A title match.
After unexpected loss to Southern Vance last week, Vikings get back into win column
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.
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.
Southern Vance’s defense came up with timely stops and turnovers Friday and the Raiders (3-5, 1-1 N.C. 2-A) hung on for a 22-14 upset of South Granville (6-2, 1-1 N.C. 2-A), ranked 10th in the latest Associated Press 2-A state high school football poll.
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.
Sean Bowman carried South Granville to a 67-57 win over Franklinton with a career-high 396 rushing yards on Friday night in the Northern Carolina 2-A opener for both teams.
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.
East Chapel Hill, Granville Central and Kestrel Heights lose road games; Southern wins big at Northern Vance; South Granville blasts Burlington Cummings
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.