High School: Carrboro 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 @ 03:22 PM

NCSSM, Carrboro, Araba chase cross-country titles

The N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships in cross country for boys and girls return to Kernersville for the fifth straight year Saturday, Nov. 1. The races will be run at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

PLAYOFFS: NCSSM, Voyager, Chapel Hill, ECH win

N.C. School of Science & Math, Voyager Academy advance to state 2-A, 1-A dual-team tennis finals ... East Chapel Hill in state field hockey quarterfinals ... Chapel Hill wins second round state boys' soccer playoff game.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

SUSPENDED: NCSSM, Voyager lead state tennis semis

N.C. Science & Math and Voyager Academy were well on their way to berths in Saturday’s 2-A and 1-A NCHSAA girls’ dual-team championships when rain forced the suspension of their semifinal matches Wednesday.

Northern Carolina 2-A Conference champion NCSSM (11-0) led 2-0 in its match against 15-2 Carrboro, trailed at No. 1 singles, led in two matches and was tied in a fifth when play was called at Rock Quarry Park at 4:55 p.m.

A team must win five of nine total matches to win. Six matches are contested in singles and three — if needed — in doubles.

Play is scheduled to resume Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park, completing a rematch of a state 2-A semifinal pairing won by NCSSM a year ago. The winner — the 2-A East Regional champion — advances to the state title match against the Western Regional champion at 9:30 a.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington.

At Treyburn Country Club, No. 1 seed and North Central Athletic Conference champion Voyager Academy suspended its home match against wild-card playoff entry Franklin Academy at 5:45 p.m.

Voyager, which split a pair of conference meetings with the Wake Forest visitors during the regular season, led in four matches and trailed in two when play was called.

The match will be resumed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Treyburn.


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.”


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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 @ 03:22 PM

NCSSM, Carrboro, Araba chase cross-country titles

The N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships in cross country for boys and girls return to Kernersville for the fifth straight year Saturday, Nov. 1. The races will be run at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.


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.


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 @ 09:10 AM

Southern, unbeaten but hardly perfect, rips Cedar Ridge

Southern coach Darius Robinson sits seniors fpr opening series as punishment for misdemeanor "skip day," but undefeated Spartans remain tied for Big Eight 3-A Conference lead after 60-14 thrashing of Cedar Ridge.


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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 @ 03:22 PM

NCSSM, Carrboro, Araba chase cross-country titles

The N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships in cross country for boys and girls return to Kernersville for the fifth straight year Saturday, Nov. 1. The races will be run at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 02:22 AM

Northwood rips Chapel Hill in Big Eight tussle

“We tried to come back from their opening and we just played flat,” Marsh said. “This was not one of our better games. It was a series of things that led to everything going in their favor. Northwood was just the better team tonight and it showed.”

Northwood got the opening kickoff and marched to the Chapel Hill 10 before stalling and settling for a 27-yard field goal by Tyler Whitaker.

But after that defensive stand by the Tigers, everything else went awry.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

PLAYOFFS: NCSSM, Voyager, Chapel Hill, ECH win

N.C. School of Science & Math, Voyager Academy advance to state 2-A, 1-A dual-team tennis finals ... East Chapel Hill in state field hockey quarterfinals ... Chapel Hill wins second round state boys' soccer playoff game.


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.


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Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:20 AM

Northern cements playoff berth in Jordan rout

Northern punted just once during a 48-0 win at Jordan on Friday. That particular boot was launched when Northern had reserves on offense while the mercy rule was in effect, triggered when Trevon Tapp returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a touchdown to give the Knights a 42-0 lead.


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 @ 03:22 PM

NCSSM, Carrboro, Araba chase cross-country titles

The N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships in cross country for boys and girls return to Kernersville for the fifth straight year Saturday, Nov. 1. The races will be run at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 09:33 PM

PLAYOFFS: NCSSM, Voyager, Chapel Hill, ECH win

N.C. School of Science & Math, Voyager Academy advance to state 2-A, 1-A dual-team tennis finals ... East Chapel Hill in state field hockey quarterfinals ... Chapel Hill wins second round state boys' soccer playoff game.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 09:04 PM

Prep Notebook: ECH forfeits last 2; latest playoff results

East Chapel Hill High School athletic director Ray Hartsfield on Wednesday confirmed Friday’s previously announced football forfeit to Hillside High School and announced that the Tigers would also forfeit their final game on Nov. 7 against Jordan.


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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:33 PM

Orange remains undefeated, rips Cardinal Gibbons

Overcoming two touchdowns that were negated by penalties and then committing the game’s only turnover, Orange did just enough to come out with a 20-6 victory over Cardinal Gibbons Friday night.


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 @ 03:22 PM

NCSSM, Carrboro, Araba chase cross-country titles

The N.C. High School Athletic Association state championships in cross country for boys and girls return to Kernersville for the fifth straight year Saturday, Nov. 1. The races will be run at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.


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 @ 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.


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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.