High School: Carrboro View All »

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

2014 Herald-Sun All-Area Football Team: Player capsules/photos

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area. The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Kendall Hinton: The Herald-Sun Player of the Year

Kendall Hinton is a leader on and off the field at Southern and his exploits as the Spartans' quarterback earned him the Herald-Sun Player of the Year honors.

Hinton, a two-year starter for Southern, led the Spartans to a 13-1 mark and to the third round of the 3-A state playoffs. The Spartans also earned back-to-back Big Eight championships under his leadership.

On the field, Hinton passed for 2,818 yards after completing 180 of 295 attempts. He threw 25 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. Hinton also rushed for 933 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Southern coach Darius Robinson said Hinton's reach goes far beyond the football field, though. Hinton is involved in numerous community efforts and is a member of the Durham Youth Council.

2014 HERALD-SUN ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area.

The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.

Each was an all-conference performer at his position and some were selected as the player of the year in their conference. Four players got additional honors as they were selected to play in the Shrine Bowl.

Obviously, there were many, many more players who were considered for the All-Area team. The difference among those chosen and those not was miniscule and the competition was fierce.

Any player who began summer workouts in the blazing heat of August and made it through to the biting cold of November playoff nights should be proud of their accomplishments this season.

-- Joe Johnson

Herald-Sun All-Area

Quarterback

Kendall Hinton, Sr., 6-0, 190, Southern

Running Backs

Jamal Currie-Elliott, Fr., 5-10, 175, Hillside

Ricquaz Brannon, Sr., 5-11, 200, Hillside

Earl Green, Jr., 6-1, 205, South Granville

Receivers

Arkavius Parks, Sr., 6-2, 180, Chapel Hill

Kadarus Rone, Sr., 6-4, 208, Northwood

Deon Yarborough, Sr., 5-10, 165, Riverside

Offensive Linemen

Emanuel McGirt, Sr., 6-6, 295, Hillside

Marcus Pettiford, Sr., 6-4, 258, Hillside

Logan Tisch, Sr., 6-3, 285, Chapel Hill

Eric Allen, Sr., 6-2, 270, Southern

Zach Waggoner, Sr., 6-2, 280, Orange

Defensive Linemen

Justin Thomas, Jr., 5-10, 230, Riverside

Elijah Washington, Sr., 6-1, 328, Northwood

Byron Stephenson, Sr., 6-3, 286, Orange

Jake Frederick, Sr., 6-1, 320, Orange

Linebackers

Aaron McCullough, Soph., 5-9, 215, Hillside

Bryse Wilson, Jr., 6-2, 205, Orange

Tahj Spivey, Sr., 6-1, 235, Southern

Defensive Backs

Marvin Tillman, Sr., 6-2, 192, Southern

Jeremy Griffis, Sr., 5-10, 168, Southern

Trevon Tapp, Sr., 5-11, 160, Northern

Andy Gillespie, Sr. 6-1, 165, Chapel Hill

Kicker

Connor Albrect, Sr., 5-10, 145, Chapel Hill

Punter

Austin Wood, Sr., 6-0, 165, Orange

Return Specialist

Marcus Krah, Jr., 5-10, 170, Hillside

 

-- Compiled by Joe Johnson


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Taylor goes up in weight and wins

Southern’s James Taylor put his unique twist on the David and Goliath story of the ultimate underdog overachiever, going into his 220-pound championship match at the Tiger Holiday Classic outsized, not favored by many to win, and battling a fierce fever.


High School: Cedar Ridge View All »

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Orange High captures Big Eight wrestling crown

Northwood’s Queen brothers were kings for a day at the Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling tournament at Chapel Hill on Saturday. But Orange, winner of the regular season team championship, crowned five individual champs to seize the team trophy.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 09:36 PM

100 is magic number as Vikes sweep to The Belt mat duals title

South Granville turned in a perfect 5-0 performance and dumped East Wake 48-22 to claim first place Saturday in The Belt team duals wrestling tournament.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

2014 Herald-Sun All-Area Football Team: Player capsules/photos

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area. The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.


High School: Chapel Hill View All »

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Orange High captures Big Eight wrestling crown

Northwood’s Queen brothers were kings for a day at the Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling tournament at Chapel Hill on Saturday. But Orange, winner of the regular season team championship, crowned five individual champs to seize the team trophy.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 09:29 PM

Tigers top Gibbons to stay unbeaten in Big Eight

Reigning 3A state champion Chapel Hill keeps on rolling


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Chapel Hill boys hand Southern its 1st Big Eight loss

Chapel Hill is making a bold statement in the Big Eight 3-A Conference. Far from folding after a shocking loss to underdog Orange a week ago, the Tigers are back on the prowl. Southern felt the sting with its first conference loss late Friday, falling 66-48 on its home court.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 02:06 PM

Big 8 3-A: Orange boys upset Chapel Hill; CHHS girls win

Fueled by a second half scoring explosion, Orange stunned Chapel Hill 61-59 late Friday in an upset nail-biter that came down to the last shot of the game and scrambled the early outlook in the Big Eight 3-A Conference.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


High School: East Chapel Hill View All »

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:58 PM

Wildcats sweep PAC-6 championship

East Chapel Hill boys, girls race to league title


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:28 PM

East Chapel Hill staves off Hillside rally

East Chapel Hill never trailed Friday night as it knocked off PAC-6 4-A rival Hillside 51-50 late Friday to improve to 2-2 in conference play, but the outcome was up in the air until the closing seconds.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

2014 Herald-Sun All-Area Football Team: Player capsules/photos

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area. The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.


High School: Orange View All »

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Orange High captures Big Eight wrestling crown

Northwood’s Queen brothers were kings for a day at the Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling tournament at Chapel Hill on Saturday. But Orange, winner of the regular season team championship, crowned five individual champs to seize the team trophy.


Jan. 30, 2015 @ 09:54 PM

Orange rallies from 13 points down to beat Southern

Chambers' 23 points lifts Panthers to comeback win


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

Big Eight 3-A basketball: Orange finds offense to stun Gibbons

A fired up Orange did what no other Big Eight team has accomplished this year — shocked Cardinal Gibbons 83-74 for the Crusaders’ first conference loss. The Panthers bled Cardinal Gibbons for a season-high points-against to improve to 5-3 in conference play. Crusaders’ 6-4 forward Logan Bugg nailed an insane 10 3-pointers and had a game-high 38 points.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 02:06 PM

Big 8 3-A: Orange boys upset Chapel Hill; CHHS girls win

Fueled by a second half scoring explosion, Orange stunned Chapel Hill 61-59 late Friday in an upset nail-biter that came down to the last shot of the game and scrambled the early outlook in the Big Eight 3-A Conference.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


High School: Woods Charter View All »

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.


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.