Orange County schools have several players in the mix for all the marbles.
East Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill boys' tennis stars advance ... Sean Obi officially transfers to Duke ... More ...
PAC-6 Track & Field Championships reduced to one day (Thursday) at Hillside ... NCCU opens MEAC T&F Championships ... Duke, UNC men's and women's players named to NCAA individual and doubles tennis fields ... More ...
Jason Tudryn, who took Carrboro High School into the varsity football ranks and came within an eyelash of winning a state title in his sixth season at the helm, has left the program to join the staff of North Carolina coach Larry Fedora. ... Plus, rain claims much of Tuesday's schedule including some dual-team tennis playoff action, PAC-6 4-A track championships and PAC-6 golf championship.
Retirement has done little to hamper the coaching career of area prep tennis legend Lindsey Linker and likely will have little effect on cross-town basketball/volleyball coaching great Sherry Norris.
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.
The road to the 3-A state championship was paved with Chapel Hill gold on Saturday as the Tigers beat previously unbeateen Hickory 69-56 at the Smith Center and finished their first perfect season. ... Also, a look at Chapel Hill's dream season ... Complete box score ...
To absolutely no one’s surprise, unbeatens Chapel Hill and Hickory will meet Saturday, March 15 in the state 3-A girls’ basketball championship game (5 p.m., Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, Time Warner Cable SportsChannel HD channel 323 or 520).
Chapel Hill coach Sherry Norris led the Tigers to the state championship in 1981.
Senior center Catherine Romaine neared lofty triple-double territory Saturday afternoon, scoring eight points, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking nine shots as No. 1 and undefeated Chapel Hill came from six points down in the final quarter to eliminate No. 2 seed West Craven in the NCHSAA 3-A East Regional girls' championship game.
The 3-A Orange boys, 3-A Chapel Hill girls and 4-A Hillside girls all advanced and return to Crown Coliseum today looking to win one more game and advance to state-championship Saturday on March 15.
No. 1 Chapel Hill is a game away from another shot at a state championship. The Tigers beat No. 4 Cameron Union Pines 64-37 in the 3-A girls’ state quarterfinals Thursday.
Tigers' near misses last two years have them ready for season's biggest games, despite two-day delay prompted by postponement Tuesday night. Chapel Hill opens state quarterfinal playoff action at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6.
The East Region’s top-seeded Chapel Hill girls remained undefeated with a 58-34 win over No. 9 Northern Guilford in the Sweet Sixteen of the state 3-A basketball playoffs Friday.
Three girls’ and three boys’ teams enter the Sweet 16 of the N.C. High School Athletic Association basketball tournament Friday, Feb. 28, including at least two distinct favorites in No. 2 4-A boys’ seed Northern and undefeated No. 1 3-A girls’ seed Chapel Hill.