High School: Orange

Jan. 24, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Prep Roundup: A look at Friday's high school sports action

Chapel Hill sweeps Big Eight 3-A Conference boys and girls swim meet ... Wrestling, girls basketball, boys basketball results

Jan. 23, 2014 @ 10:43 PM

Big Eight 3-A basketball leader Orange nips rival Cedar Ridge

Cedar Ridge was gunning for an upset over heavily favored Orange. With just seven ticks of the clock left in the game, Red Wolves point guard Peyton Pappas fired up a 3-pointer to tie it. The ball circled round and round the rim. But instead of dropping in with a dramatic flair, the rotating ball more closely resembled the Red Wolves’ comeback bid going down the drain. It popped out after its brief tease and Orange went on to win the cross-town rivalry 65-61.

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 07:49 PM

Former Georgia Tech QB to host camp

Donnie Davies played at Cummings High School, in Burlington, before heading to Georgia Tech.

Dec. 19, 2013 @ 04:33 PM

Big Eight 3-A Conference names fall sports all-star teams

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.

Dec. 18, 2013 @ 05:46 PM

Area schools among Wells Fargo Conference Cup fall leaders

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.

Nov. 29, 2013 @ 11:53 PM

QB Garrett Cloer's loss late sounded death knell for Orange

Orange, trailing by a touchdown, lost its starting quarterback on a keeper when he was pounded by Southern defenders, perhaps costing the Panthers a shot at victory.

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

Southern upends Orange in state 3-AA quarterfinals

East Regional No. 2 seed Southern (12-2) stopped No. 6 seed Orange (12-2) for the second time in four weeks 31-24 Friday night and got a huge break when No. 4 seed Wilson Hunt (11-3) upset No. 1 seed Fayetteville Douglas Byrd (11-3) 20-14 on the road Friday as well. As a result, Southern (12-2) will host the state 3-AA East Regional championship game Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play for the state title at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Wake Forest University’s BB&T Field in Winston-Salem. ... Also, a look at how loss of Orange quarterback Garrett Cloer to injury handicapped the Panthers.

Nov. 28, 2013 @ 08:50 PM

Stakes higher tonight when Southern and Orange scrap to stay in playoffs

The 3-A Big Eight Conference powers finished the regular season 1-2 in the conference standings on the heels of Southern’s 55-41 Nov. 8 home win over the previously unbeaten Panthers that clinched Southern’s first title in the new league.

Nov. 28, 2013 @ 03:47 PM

GAME OF YEAR II: Orange at Southern, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

It was billed as the Game of the Year on Nov. 8 and it more than lived up to expectations as Southern High School held serve 55-41 in a game that turned on an Orange onside kick that Southern recovered with 3:08 to play and Orange trailing 48-41. Little did anyone know at the time, that showdown between 8-2 Southern and 10-0 Orange was just an appetizer for Friday’s main course, Game of the Year II — Orange at Southern, 7:30 p.m. This meeting means more than the first one did — and that one handed the prestigious Big Eight 3-A Conference title to Southern by a game over Orange. Friday’s Elite Eight 3-AA state playoff game will determine who moves on to play in the state semifinals and a shot at the 3-AA state championship.

Nov. 22, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

Orange comes up big, sets up Big Eight playoff showdown

Tay Jones scored three touchdowns on long runs, including a 51-yarder with 1:52 left in the game to help Orange hold off Cleveland 59-50 on Friday night in the second round of 3-AA playoffs. With the win, Orange advances to an Elite Eight showdown at Big Eight 3-A Conference rival Southern Friday at 7:30.

Nov. 21, 2013 @ 09:26 PM

Hillside, Orange, Southern eye state football title runs

The playoff road isn’t paved with yellow bricks and there are no Munchkins lining up against Orange and Hillside on the road tonight at Clayton Cleveland (3-AA) and Knightdale (4-A), respectively, or at Southern (3-AA) where the Spartans host Cardinal Gibbons. Game time for each second-round playoff is 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Prep Roundup: A look at Tuesday's prep action

Boys' and girls' basketball ... boys' and girls' swimming ...

Nov. 16, 2013 @ 12:13 AM

Orange defense crushes Rocky Mount’s playoff hopes

The Orange Panthers’ defense, which allowed 55 points last week to Southern, made a statement in the first round of the NCHSAA 3-AA playoffs Friday.

Nov. 15, 2013 @ 12:03 AM


This is a look at Friday, Nov. 15th's eight state playoff football games encompassing nine area football programs. Game-by-game breakdowns include playoff classification, East Region seeding and overall records.


4-AA — No. 10 South View (8-3) at No. 7 Riverside (8-3), 7 p.m.
4-A — No. 12 Clayton (7-4) at No. 5 Hillside (8-2), 7 p.m.
4-A — No. 10 Northern (3-8) at No. 7 Wilmington New Hanover (8-3), 7 p.m.
3-AA — No. 15 Chapel Hill (4-7) at No. 2 Southern (9-2), 7 p.m.
3-AA — No. 11 Rocky Mount (8-3) at No. 6 Orange (10-1), 7 p.m.
3-A — No. 10 Northwood (8-3) at No. 7 Mebane Eastern Alamance (8-3), 7 p.m.
2-AA — No. 13 Hertford County (6-5) at No. 4 South Granville (9-2), 7 p.m.
1-AA — No. 5 Granville Central (7-4) at No. 4 Princeton (8-3), 7 p.m.

Nov. 09, 2013 @ 02:24 PM

Football playoffs: Chapel Hill, Northwood join 7 automatic qualifiers

The N.C. High School Athletic Association on Saturday released the seedings and matchups for Friday's opening round of the state football playoffs in eight classifications and nine area teams made the field.