Ricky Council had something to prove Monday night in Greensboro Coliseum during the N.C. Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. The West won 98-86, but Council led the East with 21 points. It took him a while to get going, but he found his mojo in the second half and had it working.
Carrboro, East Chapel Hill and South Granville continue searches to replace departed coaches. Northwood coach Bill Hall headed to retirement after 2014 season.
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Inside Lacrosse has named University of North Carolina attacker Sydney Holman its 2014 national Rookie of the Year.
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.
If success for an athletic program is measured against the results of past seasons, this year’s East Chapel Hill girls soccer team may be dually remembered as its season ended with a 4-0 loss at Cary Panther Creek High School in the NCHSAA 4-A quarterfinals on Friday.
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.
East Chapel Hill breezed into the Elite Eight of the state 4-A girls’ soccer championship with a 3-1 win over Northern on Tuesday, but Wildcat coach Austin Collins kept it in perspective.
And in a punishing state championship quarterfinals playoff Friday night, Jordan won 10-8 to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday against the winner of Apex and Green Hope.
The young guns of East Chapel Hill set the tone early in a 3-0 win over Wake Forest Heritage Friday night that pushed the host Wildcats into the third round of the state 4A soccer championships.
East Chapel Hill fought off Northern 5-3 Friday night in a tiebreaker game at Jordan High School, a neutral site. The contest was added to the teams’ schedules when Northern failed to hang on to a 6-2 lead at Riverside on Thursday.
Carrboro stars Brian Freiburghouse and doubles teammates Max Fritsch and Jake Zinn won their first two state individual 2-A boys’ tennis championship rounds to advance to Friday’s 9 a.m. semifinals. Also in the semifinals is Chapel Hill singles star Bryan Zhang. Complete area results ...
Callie Sherr scored once in each half Wednesday night as Jordan clinched the PAC-6 4-A women’s soccer title over second place East Chapel Hill 2-1.
NO. 1-RANKED WAKEFIELD SLAMS DOOR ON NO. 2 EAST CHAPEL HILL
East Chapel Hill got its first taste of Wakefield boys’ tennis on March 24 when East was riding high, undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state by MyTennisNetwork.com.
Then-No. 2 Wakefield put a 7-2 hurting on the Wildcats on their home courts, but East felt the match wasn’t as lopsided as it appeared since four of the matches went to tiebreakers, according to ECH coach Lindsey Linker.
Remarkably — or so it appeared — East retained the No. 1 ranking, Wakefield the No. 2. But that was a mirage. The rankings actually should have been reversed, Linker said. A glitch with the MyTennisNetwork.com website prevented polls from being updated since that first showdown.
On Tuesday at Wakefield it was obvious why.
The 20-0 Wolverines crushed East — now 20-2 — 6-0, sweeping all six singles matches in straight sets and eliminating East in the second round of the state 4-A dual-team tennis championships.
Orange County schools have several players in the mix for all the marbles.