A fired-up and focused Southern boys' team with three players in double digits edged Chapel Hill on its home court 52-48 Thursday night while the undefeated Chapel Hill girls downed Southern in the girls' semis.
With 2 seconds remaining in the game, Northwood junior point guard Ti Pinnix muscled his way into an interior shot that had been money for him all night. A basket would tie the game and send it to overtime.
Area 2-A, 3-A and 4-A wrestlers who finished in the top four of their weight classes in regional competition Sunday and Monday will take to the mats at the Greensboro Coliseum Thursday through Saturday for NCHSAA championship competition. Area 1-A qualifiers will begin state title competition Friday and continue on Saturday.
Chapel Hill has won four straight conference championships.
Chapel Hill held on to win the boys’ team championship and break a long Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons streak on Saturday night in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 3-A swimming and diving championships at the Triangle Aquatic Center.
Orange captain doesn’t believe the Panthers' past success will haunt the team.
The latest version of the Orange wrecking crew left little doubt Saturday it is as powerful as its mat predecessors. The Panthers compiled four pins and a major decision to crush Chapel Hill 55-6 and claim the inaugural Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling crown.
Chapel Hill sweeps Big Eight 3-A Conference boys and girls swim meet ... Wrestling, girls basketball, boys basketball results
Chapel Hill is on a mission for a homestand in the playoffs and the Tigers took another step in that direction with a 67-43 win over Cardinal Gibbons in girls’ basketball on Wednesday night.
Junior point guard Andrew Gillespie was having a rough go of it for Chapel Hill, missing a series of layups and short jumpers in a see-saw Big Eight 3-A Conference battle against Southern that saw seismic lead shifts. But with 4:14 remaining in the game Gillespie drove to the basket and laid one in as part of an 8-0 Tigers run to erase a 45-40 Southern lead that Chapel Hill would not relinquish in its eventual 50-47 victory.
Chapel Hill overwhelmed West Craven 76-52 in the girls’ semifinals of the HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational at Cary Academy on Friday.
UNDEFEATED CHAPEL HILL GIRLS PICK UP RARE WIN OVER HILLSIDE
Wins by Chapel Hill over Hillside have been rare but the Tigers earned one with a 57-40 victory on Wednesday in the opening round of the girls’ bracket of the High School OT Invitational at Cary Academy. Raziyah Farrington led a balanced Chapel Hill attack with 12 points, while Tamia Eatmon scored 11 and Jamella Smith finished with 10. The Tigers, who last played Hillside four years ago when they each were in the PAC-6, did not allow Hillside’s patented pressure defense to take over the game. Instead, it was Chapel Hill that turned up the pressure on the Hornets. Chapel Hill coach Sherry Norris remarked that the last time she faced Hillside it was a runaway in the Hornets’ favor.
All-conference teams named for football, volleyball, girls' tennis, boys' and girls' cross country, boys' soccer. Southern High's Kendall Hinton named football's offensive player of the year, Orange's J.D. Brooks named defensive player of the year.
East Chapel Hill, N.C. Science & Math, Carrboro and Granville Central high schools are area leaders in fall sports Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.
Ricky Council pumped in 24 points to lead all scorers. Kentrell Barkley ripped the nets for another 19, while rejecting shot after shot under the boards and muscling in to get a number of takeaways.