High School: Carrboro View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 01:03 AM

Carrboro, Trai Sharp steamroll East Chapel Hill

It took all of one play for the visiting Carrboro Jaguars to set the pace and take control of Friday’s cross-town rivalry against East Chapel Hill (0-2). On the team’s first offensive snap, senior running back Trai Sharp broke through the line and was off on a 72-yard scoring run.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:47 AM

Sharp runs for 335; Mellott saves day for Carrboro

Carrboro quarterback Rowe Mellott blocks last-gasp Cedar Ridge field goal try to preserve 39-38 Carrboro victory in game marked by return from injury of Jaguars' star RB Trai Sharp, who rushes for staggering 335 yards.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Sharp return fuels Carrboro hopes

Play-making running sensation Trai Sharp is back from an injury-shortened 2013 season, and so is Carrboro’s fire for a shot at the state 2A football championship that eluded the Jaguars in 2012.


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 03:43 PM

Chapel Hill names 3 coaches; Carrboro replaces Tudryn

Chapel Hill named William Walton to replace interim basketball coach Lasone Perkins, elevates aide Jason Curtis to replace the retired Ron Benson as boys' and girls' soccer coach and names Greg Cain softball coach. ... Carrboro elevates long-time football aide Melvin Griffin to replace the departed Jason Tudryn.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

Football coaching carousel turns at area high schools

Carrboro, East Chapel Hill and South Granville continue searches to replace departed coaches. Northwood coach Bill Hall headed to retirement after 2014 season.


High School: Cedar Ridge View All »

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.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:47 AM

Sharp runs for 335; Mellott saves day for Carrboro

Carrboro quarterback Rowe Mellott blocks last-gasp Cedar Ridge field goal try to preserve 39-38 Carrboro victory in game marked by return from injury of Jaguars' star RB Trai Sharp, who rushes for staggering 335 yards.


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. 09, 2014 @ 11:28 PM

SAFE AT HOME!

ORANGE CAPS PERFECT BIG EIGHT 3-A CONFERENCE SEASON WITH WIN OVER CEDAR RIDGE

In an odd twist of fate Orange finished its season undefeated in conference play and soared to a 20-win milestone in unfamiliar territory — at home.

Buoyed by a pair of early big innings and fighting off a late-rally by cross-town rival Cedar Ridge, Orange won 10-6 Friday night during a senior night game that ended two straight months of road games.

“I’m sure there was a little bit of nervousness. We played 20 straight road games, and so they’re back here and they’re excited to be back on the field for this last home game,” said Panthers coach Dean Dease.

“We played Feb. 28 here and March 5, and been on the road since after the [March 6] ice storm, so it wasn’t quite the home opener,” Dease said. The weight of the ice on the backstop netting caused the wooden poles to snap, crushing the backstop and sections of the brick backstop wall.

“It just was a disaster. You couldn’t play at all,” Dease said.

Dease said he challenged his team midway through the conference schedule to go undefeated, and they reminded him Friday that they met his goal, as well as getting the 20th victory.


High School: Chapel Hill View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 01:49 AM

Work pays off as Chapel Hill rips South Granville

It was almost as if Chapel Hill defensive backs coach Cornell Lamb knew. During pre-game practice he had his crew working a fumble drill, and the preparation came in exceedingly handy for cornerback Austin Turner. The senior first-year defensive starter broke the game wide open with a 43-yard touchdown return to help the Tigers upend a scrappy South Granville team that was giving them fits throughout the first half, 24-6.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

Chapel Hill proves problem guest in 45-21 win over Riverside

East Chapel Hill transfer quarterback Connor Stough threw for 173 yards and a touchdown, and added a key run on third down which led to an important score before halftime, as visiting Chapel Hill ran over Riverside 45-21.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Chapel Hill reloads, readies for big year

It’s “that old cliché,” Chapel Hill coach Issac Marsh said, and you can tell by the tone in his voice that the praise he heard from other coaches and the media of having “the best 4-8 team in the state” in 2013 is nice, but about as fulfilling as eating a rice cake.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Northern's Council lights it up in East-West All-Star Game

Ricky Council had something to prove Monday night in Greensboro Coliseum during the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. The West won 98-86, but Council led the East with 21 points. It took him a while to get going, but he found his mojo in the second half and had it working.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Southern star highlights preseason 3-A all-state football team

NCPreps.com has named quarterback Kendall Hinton of reigning state 3-A champion Southern High School to its preseason 3-A North Carolina all-state team. ... Hillside star OT Emanuel McGirt was named to the 4-A all-state team.


High School: East Chapel Hill View All »

Aug. 30, 2014 @ 01:03 AM

Carrboro, Trai Sharp steamroll East Chapel Hill

It took all of one play for the visiting Carrboro Jaguars to set the pace and take control of Friday’s cross-town rivalry against East Chapel Hill (0-2). On the team’s first offensive snap, senior running back Trai Sharp broke through the line and was off on a 72-yard scoring run.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:18 PM

Visiting Northwood rips East Chapel Hill 65-0

Big Eight 3-A Conference Northwood scored touchdowns on nine of its10 possessions (excluding kneeldowns at the end of both halves) and allowed only one first down (via a roughing-the-passer penalty) in a 65-0 blowout win at PAC-6 4-A host East Chapel Hill Friday night.


Aug. 18, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

East Chapel Hill adjusting to new football coach

Holderman takes over team in summer, has to learn his players quickly


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Northern's Council lights it up in East-West All-Star Game

Ricky Council had something to prove Monday night in Greensboro Coliseum during the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. The West won 98-86, but Council led the East with 21 points. It took him a while to get going, but he found his mojo in the second half and had it working.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

Football coaching carousel turns at area high schools

Carrboro, East Chapel Hill and South Granville continue searches to replace departed coaches. Northwood coach Bill Hall headed to retirement after 2014 season.


High School: Orange View All »

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.


Aug. 23, 2014 @ 01:35 AM

Jones-less Orange gets win, but fails to dominate Person

The visiting Panthers of the Big Eight 3-A Conference beat Roxboro Person 27-14. The final score projected a rather convincing Orange win. But the Panthers did not look like the dominant squad Orange coach Pat Moser fielded a year ago, when they played in the state 3-AA semifinals.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 02:24 PM

Prep Preview 2014: Challenges loom, but Orange has answers

The Orange Panthers’ House of Pain was nothing if not an inhospitable wasteland for visiting teams last season, where seven foes were vanquished and outscored 312-60.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15

CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Southern star highlights preseason 3-A all-state football team

NCPreps.com has named quarterback Kendall Hinton of reigning state 3-A champion Southern High School to its preseason 3-A North Carolina all-state team. ... Hillside star OT Emanuel McGirt was named to the 4-A all-state team.


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 ...