North Carolina was left kicking it self on Saturday after multiple miscues on special teams allowed South Carolina to win 21-12 and extend the Sandlapper winning streak in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas over the Tar Heels to three.
The area will be well represented in Saturday’s Shrine Bowl as three local players will participate in the game in Spartanburg, S.C., that pits all-star teams from North Carolina and South Carolina against each other.
Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina School Athletic Association, on Wednesday announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014 fall sports season. Area leaders include Granville Central, Carrboro, N.C. School of Science & Mathematics, and East Chapel Hill.
Northwood dashed Chapel Hill’s game plan, so the Tigers crashed the boards, washed away an eight-point deficit and put six players in double digits in a 72-61 win late Tuesday. Chapel Hill's girls also defeated Northwood.
Ben Brower scored 14 points and led six Chapel Hill players in double figures as the Tigers topped Northwood 72-61.
Big Ben Brower nearly doubled his average point-per-game production, draining four of the nine 3-pointers that Chapel Hill pumped into the net assembly-line fashion in whupping East Chapel Hill 68-48 in an intense, occasionally vicious, cross-town rivalry Friday night.
Despite dishing off the ball on what would have been her 1,000th career point, Chapel Hill star Raziyah Farrington still forced her way into the record books Friday night like she pounds through opposing defenses.
Northern Guilford vanquished the giant slayers from Chapel Hill 34-15 in the state 3-AA football semifinals Friday night, but the Nighthawks had some help from an unlikely source in ending the Cinderella gridiron season of the overachieving Tigers. Chapel Hill had five turnovers and a number of other miscues in leading to their own demise one game shy of a state title shot.
Can Chapel Hill pull off its fourth straight ‘upset’ in as many state playoff games Friday? Maybe, maybe not. But the Tigers are confident that nothing’s impossible. Chapel Hill, the No. 12 seed in the 16-team Eastern 3-AA Regional will play for the East title at Greensboro Northern Guilford Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., with the winner advancing to a Dec. 13 state championship game.
Chapel Hill came onto Southern’s home turf with an aura of confidence and left euphoric after knocking the defending 3-AA state champion Spartans off their throne in a thrilling 39-28 upset Friday night. Click on the following live links for complete coverage of area quarterfinal games. New Bern 13, Hillside 7 ... Northern Guilford 31, Orange 7
In Friday's (Nov. 28) state quarterfinal high school football playoffs, Southern hosts Chapel Hill (3-AA), Orange hosts N. Guilford (3-AA) and Hillside travels to New Bern (4-A). All games begin at 7:30 p.m.
With his team staring down a double-digit deficit after a nightmare first quarter against Chapel Hill on Friday night, Terry Sanford coach Bryan Till said he saw no shortage of fight on the Bulldogs’ sideline. As the rest of Friday night’s second round Class 3-AA state playoff contest unfolded, that showed as Terry Sanford put together a solid comeback before falling short 23-20.
The area's four remaining high school playoff entries pulled a perfecto Friday night, to move into the state quarterfinals where three members of the Big East 3-A Conference are among the last eight 3-AA programs standing. Southern will host Chapel Hill on Friday in one quarterfinal, Orange will host Northern Guilford in another, and Hillside will travel to No. 1 seed New Bern in 4-A in a rematch of the Hornets' season-opener.
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Four area teams remain alive for Friday’s (Nov. 21) 7:30 p.m. second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, but only one can be considered a favorite. Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern is that favorite, as the No. 1 seed hosts No. 8 Clayton Cleveland. Southern is one of three Big Eight 3-A Conference teams still alive after the first round of the playoffs, joining No. 6 seed Orange and No. 12 Chapel Hill, both of whom play on the road in 3-AA action tonight. In Fayetteville, 4-A No. 5 seed Hillside (8-4) will have its hands more than full when it travels to meet No. 4 Seventy-First (12-0).