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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carrboro, East Chapel Hill and South Granville continue searches to replace departed coaches. Northwood coach Bill Hall headed to retirement after 2014 season.
McGirt to join former Hillside teammate RB Khris Francis on Tar Heel roster for 2015 season ... Duke lands pair of football commits ... East Chapel Hill DT Chris Alson named to East-West All-Star squad ... Steve Logan to speak at Durham Sports Club meeting Wednesday, June 18 ... Chapel Hill High School names volleyball coach ... Complete Duke and UNC football commitment lists ...
Nine area girls’ soccer players have been named to 2014 all-state teams by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association.
Chapel Hill will face Matthews Weddington for the state 3-A girls' soccer championship at 2:05 p.m. Saturday (Time Warner Cable 323) at N.C. State University's Dail Soccer Field. The Tigers have never won a state title in the sport, nor has veteran coach Ron Benson who'll be coaching his last game before heading into retirement.
The Washington girls soccer team survived the fourth round of the NCHSAA Class 2-A State Playoffs Saturday night, edging Carrboro 1-0 in a defensive showcase.
The PAC-6 4-A announced its spring sports all-conference teams Thursday and, not surprisingly, PAC-6 champions dominated the coach of the year and player of the year honors.
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.
On Saturday at the Burlington Tennis Center — Carrboro’s third visit in as many years to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 2-A tennis championships — the Jaguars captured their first state tennis title, a resounding 5-0 victory over the Brevard Blue Devils.
Carrboro is returning to the state 2-A dual-team tennis championship today and the Jaguars hope to come away with a title — something that eluded them the last two seasons. ... Voyager Academy is eliminated in 1-A semifinals in Raleigh ... Durham Academy eliminated in 3-A NCISAA semifinals ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill and Carolina Friends School were both eliminated in 2-A NCISAA semifinals.
Chapel Hill sweeps Southern Nash on the road Wednesday to complete a 6-for-6 sweep of area teams in their respective NCHSAA and NCISAA playoff quarterfinals.