Nine games into Northern High's soccer season, the Knights finally lost one, and you’d have thought they were languishing at 1-8 instead of sitting pretty at 8-1.
Host Chapel Hill ran through cross-town rival East Chapel Hill like a horse through an open barn door to claim the Hodgin Cup for the town championship Friday night in a 65-6 blowout.
South Boston (Va.) Halifax County scored two touchdowns in the first eight minutes and never trailed in a 42-29 victory at Roxboro Person Friday.
Demetrius Lyles melted through, past and around the defensive coverage for a pair of touchdown receptions, Julius Walton ran like a man possessed for another pair, and Cedar Ridge scored on six of seven possessions to thump East Chapel Hill 42-16.
It took all of one play for the visiting Carrboro Jaguars to set the pace and take control of Friday’s cross-town rivalry against East Chapel Hill (0-2). On the team’s first offensive snap, senior running back Trai Sharp broke through the line and was off on a 72-yard scoring run.
Big Eight 3-A Conference Northwood scored touchdowns on nine of its10 possessions (excluding kneeldowns at the end of both halves) and allowed only one first down (via a roughing-the-passer penalty) in a 65-0 blowout win at PAC-6 4-A host East Chapel Hill Friday night.
Holderman takes over team in summer, has to learn his players quickly
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.