High School: Carrboro View All »

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Carrboro, ECH football battle despite limited rosters

Two years removed from state 2-AA runnerup finish, Carrboro has just 38 players in its football program. East Chapel Hill has 40. Neither has enough players to field a junior varsity program.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 02:13 AM

Earl Green, South Granville manhandle Carrboro

Earl Green and South Granville’s running attack were too much for Carrboro to stop and the Vikings prevailed 28-6 on Friday night.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 01:53 AM

Pinnix & Co. simply too much for Carrboro

Northwood quarterback Ti Pinnix made his return a memorable one. Pinnix, who sat out last week’s game due to injury, threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 162 yards and two TDs, as the Chargers ran up more than 600 yards offense in a 56-14 blowout of visiting Carrboro Friday.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 02:23 AM

Chapel Hill defense blunts Carrboro star RB Sharp

As good as Carrboro running back Trai Sharp has been for the Jaguars, he hurt them Friday with a couple of critical fumbles during Chapel Hill’s weather-delayed, 41-19 road win.


High School: Cedar Ridge View All »

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:47 AM

Cardinal Gibbons makes short work of Cedar Ridge

Cardinal Gibbons took a 22-7 halftime lead in its Big Eight 3-A Conference opener at Cedar Ridge Friday and never looked back en route to a 39-7 win.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Riverside, Chris Howell each pick up 1st football victory

To win some you have to lose some. That’s the case as least if you believe Riverside High School first year football coach Christopher Howell, who talked about that after his Pirates defeated Cedar Ridge High School 33-13 Friday in Hillsborough to claim their first victory of the season.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 02:18 AM

Cedar Ridge chews up Orange County rival East Chapel Hill

Demetrius Lyles melted through, past and around the defensive coverage for a pair of touchdown receptions, Julius Walton ran like a man possessed for another pair, and Cedar Ridge scored on six of seven possessions to thump East Chapel Hill 42-16.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 12:54 AM

Roundup: Cedar Ridge gives Clay Jones his first victory

Cedar Ridge interim head coach Clay Jones picked up his first career win after a heartbreaking one-point loss to Carrboro a week ago. ... Danville (Va.) George Washington routs Roxboro Person ... Kestrel Heights breaks down early in Walkertown.


High School: Chapel Hill View All »

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:27 AM

Undefeated Chapel Hill Tigers growl in Webb walkover

On the first night of Big Eight 3-A Conference play for both teams, Chapel Hill dominated Oxford Webb 49-0 Friday with a combination of potent offense and stout defense.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Transfers of ECH stars OK under NCHSAA rules

Not only is East Chapel Hill without a junior varsity football team, but two of the better players from last season’s varsity now play for crosstown rival Chapel Hill High School.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 01:27 AM

Chapel Hill swamps East Chapel Hill in town title grudge match

Host Chapel Hill ran through cross-town rival East Chapel Hill like a horse through an open barn door to claim the Hodgin Cup for the town championship Friday night in a 65-6 blowout.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 02:23 AM

Chapel Hill defense blunts Carrboro star RB Sharp

As good as Carrboro running back Trai Sharp has been for the Jaguars, he hurt them Friday with a couple of critical fumbles during Chapel Hill’s weather-delayed, 41-19 road win.


High School: East Chapel Hill View All »

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:34 AM

ECH coach cites progress despite blowout loss

The Ragsdale Tigers arrived from Jamestown and waxed East Chapel Hill 57-0 at Wildcat Stadium in Friday. And the Wildcats actually are getting better, first-year ECH coach Mike Holderman said.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 07:44 PM

Carrboro, ECH football battle despite limited rosters

Two years removed from state 2-AA runnerup finish, Carrboro has just 38 players in its football program. East Chapel Hill has 40. Neither has enough players to field a junior varsity program.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Transfers of ECH stars OK under NCHSAA rules

Not only is East Chapel Hill without a junior varsity football team, but two of the better players from last season’s varsity now play for crosstown rival Chapel Hill High School.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Northern futbol drops 1st, but remains formidable

Nine games into Northern High's soccer season, the Knights finally lost one, and you’d have thought they were languishing at 1-8 instead of sitting pretty at 8-1.


High School: Orange View All »

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:17 AM

ORANGE CRUSH

UNBEATEN PANTHERS' DEFENSE STYMIES NORTHWOOD

Orange’s defense shut down Northwood, 14-7, in a battle of unbeatens Friday at Orange.

The two teams combined for all 21 points in the game’s first nine minutes, but the defenses tightened up the rest of the way, choking off the expected shootout.

The Panther defense harassed Northwood quarterback Ti Pinnix all night, sacking him four times and chasing him from the pocket repeatedly. Orange added three tackles for loss on Northwood running backs and held the Chargers to 56 yards on the ground.

Orange also managed to shut down Northwood’s big-play wide receiver, Jalen Smith. Cornerbacks Keshawn Thompson and A.J. Bradsher took turns guarding Smith, holding him to two catches for 26 yards and several incompletions as Pinnix tried to find an opening to get Smith the ball.

The Orange defense also had two red-zone stands, preventing Northwood from getting the game-tying touchdown.

Live links to all Friday's area high school football games:

Hillside 47, Nash Central 0

Southern 67, Northern Vance 0

Cleveland 49, Riverside 14

Greensboro Dudley 24, Northern 6

Franklinton 51, Granville Central 42

Wake Christian 68, Kestrel Heights 30

Chapel Hill 49, Oxford Webb 0

Jamestown Ragsdale 57, East Chapel Hill 0

Roxboro Person 34, Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey 20

South Granville 21, Burlington Cummings 20

Southern Pines Pinecrest 48, Jordan 6

Cardinal Gibbons 39, Cedar Ridge 7


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 12:50 PM

Tay Jones runs for 203 yards as 4-0 Orange routs Graham

Big Eight 3-A Conference Panthers crush Mid-State 3-A Conference Red Devils 54-14 in homecoming for Orange coach Pat Moser, who won at state 1-A title at Graham.


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

Orange powers past Riverside to make it 3-0 vs. PAC-6

Tay Jones and Eryk Brandon-Dean scored two touchdowns apiece and quarterback Garrett Cloer threw a pair as Orange dominated Riverside 45-12 on Friday night.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Orange wins field position battle, throttles Northern

It has been said that football is a game of field position and that adage held true Friday night as visiting Orange (2-0) downed Northern (0-2) 18-0 at Durham County Memorial Stadium.


High School: Woods Charter View All »

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

9 area girls' soccer stars named to NCSCA all-state teams

Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.


Jun. 02, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

BIG EIGHT'S BEST

The votes are in for the best players in the 3-A Big Eight and 1-A North Central Athletic conferences.


May. 21, 2014 @ 10:30 PM

Girls' soccer playoffs: Carrboro advances, Woods Charter falls

Carrboro raced to an 8-0 second half lead Wednesday night, substituted liberally in the second half and cruised to an 8-2 NCHSAA 2-A third-round girls’ soccer playoff win over Roanoke Rapids. .. Woods Charter (14-5-1) saw its 1-A girls’ state title hopes dashed Wednesday night in a 4-0 third-round playoff loss at 19-1 Whiteville.


Mar. 26, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

Wachovia Standings; Area teams on top in 5 of 6 leagues

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.


Dec. 19, 2013 @ 04:32 PM

North Central 1-A Athletic Conference fall sports all-star teams

NCAC 1-A All-Conterence teams named in volleyball, girls' tennis, boys' and girls' cross country and boys' soccer ...