With only two games remaining in the regular season, the races for the three playoff berths up for grabs in each of the area’s five NCHSAA football conferences is red hot.
1-A/2-A/3-A playoff roundup: Chapel Hill, Northwood, NCSSM, Carrboro, Woods Charter, Granville Central advance to second round of boys' soccer.
The area's last remaining state volleyball playoff contenders -- Chapel Hill, South Granville -- are eliminated on the road in the NCHSAA 3-A and 2-A semifinals.
Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and Research Triangle High School are among the favorites to take home state cross country championships in their classifications Saturday at the Ivey M. Redmon Sports Complex in Kernersville.
Tigers and Vikings a win away from title shot
South Granville (2-A), Chapel Hill (3-A) advance to state semifinals ... Cedar Ridge (3-A), Voyager Academy (1-A) are eliminated ... Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill loses in state independent schools 2-A title match.
When you play football in the cold, the hits hurt a little more.
Another loss for the Chapel Hill High School football team this season might be too much.
Yet as the weather hovered just above freezing Friday night, Chapel Hill dropped another heartbreaker, giving up 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to lose 47-36 at Cardinal Gibbons.
In Durham, PAC-6 4-A co-leaders Northern (2-6, 2-0 PAC-6) and Hillside (5-2, 2-0 PAC-6) meet at Hillside’s Russell Blunt Stadium at 7 p.m., but Hillside is a prohibitive favorite despite Northern’s two-game win streak. The Northern-Hillside matchup is one of only two between league leaders tonight. ... In Louisburg, Tar-Roanoke 1-A Conference co-leaders Granville Central (5-3, 2-0 T-R) and Louisburg (5-3, 2-0 T-R) lace ’em up. ... At Jordan, Riverside (5-3, 2-1 PAC-6) will try to shrug off a 35-21 home loss to powerful Hillside and shouldn’t have much trouble as the Pirates visit injury-riddled Jordan (1-7, 0-2 PAC-6). A look at all of Friday's area high school football games.
Carrboro advances to state 2-A girls' dual-team tennis quarterfinals with shutout of Durham School of the Arts ... Chapel Hill claims Big Eight 3-A Conference boys' soccer title with win over Cardinal Gibbons ... In PAC-6 4-A boys' soccer, Jordan tops rival East Chapel Hill and Riverside upsets Northern on road ...
45-year-old Derryl Britt, 1-19 during his only season as the Unicorns’ girls’ basketball coach last season, has been named to replace Myles and will continue to coach the girls' team as well.
After failing to move the ball effectively all game, Garrett Cloer connected with Ky Muller on a slant pass on fourth down from the Orange 45 as the game clock hit 0:00 with the score tied at 0-0. It would soon be untied.
Conference football season is in full swing and the two biggest games in the spotlight Friday will be Hillside at Riverside (7 p.m.) in the PAC-6 4-A and Northwood at Southern (7 p.m.) in the Big Eight 3-A Conference.
First round state volleyball playoffs are all scheduled Saturday with start times ranging from noon to 6 p.m. ... Girls' tennis qualifiers open state individual tournament play today at four sites (Greenville, Greensboro, Burlington and Reidsville).
South Granville wins Northern Carolina 2-A Conference volleyball tournament title ... Jordan edges East Chapel Hill in PAC-6 boys' cross-country tiebreaker while East wins girls title ... Class 1-A, 2-A, 3-A, 4-A area qualifiers for the state's individual tennis tournament regional tournaments Friday and Saturday.
N.C. Science & Math, East Chapel Hill, Durham School of the Arts and Carrboro advance to second round of state dual-team tennis tournament ... In volleyball, Cedar Ridge wins, Chapel Hill falls setting up coin flip Wednesday for Big Eight 3-A Conference's Nos. 2 and 3 seeds in playoffs.... Durham Academy wins TISAC girls' golf title. ... Chapel Hill boys and Cardinal Gibbons girls win Big Eight Conference cross country championships ...