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Nov. 27, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Prep playoffs: Big 8 showdown at Southern

In Friday's (Nov. 28) state quarterfinal high school football playoffs, Southern hosts Chapel Hill (3-AA), Orange hosts N. Guilford (3-AA) and  Hillside travels to New Bern (4-A). All games begin at 7:30 p.m.


Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:38 PM

NCHSAA 4-A Playoffs: Hillside clicking after slow start

No. 1 New Bern (13-0) is next for No. 5 Hillside (9-4). These foes are familiar with each other. New Bern beat Hillside 12-0 in the season opener for both teams. That game was at Hillside. They’ll meet in the state quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. Friday at New Bern for a shot at the Final Four, one game away from competing for the state championship.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:42 AM

SHOOTOUT: No. 1 Southern blows past Cleveland 67-48

Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern unleashed a potent run-and-gun offense to turn back a powerful Cleveland scoring machine Friday night 67-48. Kendall Hinton compiled 174 yards running and 285 passing for 459 total yards. He ran for one touchdown and threw for four more.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 12:56 AM

Hillside too hot for previously unbeaten 71st to handle

Nas Forte-Ferguson and his Hillside teammates had a tough time getting to Seventy-First’s Loyd E. Auman Athletic Field Friday night, arriving 40 minutes before kickoff. But once they got on the field, Forte-Ferguson and company had no trouble finding the end zone and keeping Seventy-First out of it, winning 27-0.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

BIG FOUR: Southern, Hillside, Chapel Hill, Orange sweep 2nd round

The area's four remaining high school playoff entries pulled a perfecto Friday night, to move into the state quarterfinals where three members of the Big East 3-A Conference are among the last eight 3-AA programs standing. Southern will host Chapel Hill on Friday in one quarterfinal, Orange will host Northern Guilford in another, and Hillside will travel to No. 1 seed New Bern in 4-A in a rematch of the Hornets' season-opener.

Click on live links below for complete game-by-game reports:

Hillside 27, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Southern 67, Clayton Cleveland 48
Chapel Hill 23, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 20
Orange 42, Wendell Corinth Holders 13


Orange County High Schools View All »

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 12:51 PM

Prep 3-AA Playoffs: Orange hopes to have star RB Jones back

Orange’s 12-1 record is strong. But the Panthers would tell you they should be undefeated heading into the quarterfinals of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3-AA playoffs. No. 6 seed Orange hosts No. 7 Northern Guilford (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:13 AM

Chapel Hill builds big early lead, upsets Terry Sanford

With his team staring down a double-digit deficit after a nightmare first quarter against Chapel Hill on Friday night, Terry Sanford coach Bryan Till said he saw no shortage of fight on the Bulldogs’ sideline. As the rest of Friday night’s second round Class 3-AA state playoff contest unfolded, that showed as Terry Sanford put together a solid comeback before falling short 23-20.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:58 AM

Orange blasts its way into state 3-AA quarterfinals

Two touchdowns in 50 seconds at the end of the first half propelled the Panthers of Orange High School (12-1) past the Corinth Holders High Pirates (9-4) and into the state 3-AA quarterfinals 42-13 Friday night.


Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

BIG FOUR: Southern, Hillside, Chapel Hill, Orange sweep 2nd round

The area's four remaining high school playoff entries pulled a perfecto Friday night, to move into the state quarterfinals where three members of the Big East 3-A Conference are among the last eight 3-AA programs standing. Southern will host Chapel Hill on Friday in one quarterfinal, Orange will host Northern Guilford in another, and Hillside will travel to No. 1 seed New Bern in 4-A in a rematch of the Hornets' season-opener.

Click on live links below for complete game-by-game reports:

Hillside 27, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Southern 67, Clayton Cleveland 48
Chapel Hill 23, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 20
Orange 42, Wendell Corinth Holders 13


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Prep playoffs: Four left ... and counting

Four area teams remain alive for Friday’s (Nov. 21) 7:30 p.m. second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association playoffs, but only one can be considered a favorite. Reigning state 3-AA champion Southern is that favorite, as the No. 1 seed hosts No. 8 Clayton Cleveland. Southern is one of three Big Eight 3-A Conference teams still alive after the first round of the playoffs, joining No. 6 seed Orange and No. 12 Chapel Hill, both of whom play on the road in 3-AA action tonight. In Fayetteville, 4-A No. 5 seed Hillside (8-4) will have its hands more than full when it travels to meet No. 4 Seventy-First (12-0).


Granville County High Schools View All »

Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:48 AM

Granville Central's red-zone failings lead to 35-14 loss

No. 6 seed Mitchell County (8-4) downed No. 11 Granville Central (7-5) in Bakersville late Friday to eliminate the Panthers from the NCHSAA 1-AA playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:49 AM

South Granville can’t get it done in red zone; falls to Bunn

South Granville had more than enough chances to win, but wasn’t able to cash in until it was simply too late in a 15-6 elimination loss to Northern Carolina 2-A Conference rival Bunn in the opening round of the 2-AA playoffs Friday.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Prep Football Playoffs: Southern opens 3-AA title defense

Is there another state championship in the offing for our area high school football? We’ll know a little bit more after Friday's 7:30 opening round of 10 state playoff games in five classifications.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Final football brackets: Southern nabs top seed; changes many

Reigning and undefeated 3-AA state champion Southern, fresh off a miraculous comeback win at previously undefeated Orange Friday night has earned the No. 1 seed in the 16-team state 3-AA football playoffs that begin Friday. ... Complete list of all area teams' playoff seedings and Friday night matchups ... Updates from preliminary brackets are many, including Granville Central losing home opener, seeding drops and opponent changes.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 12:20 AM

Granville Central grabs 1-A playoff berth

 When head coach John Hammet arrived at Granville Central four years ago, the Panthers were barely able to field a team as they stumbled to losing records. But two years later, the team is on its way to its second consecutive playoff appearance after stompingTar-Roanoke 1-A Conference rival Northwest Halifax 42-0 Friday night.


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Nov. 28, 2014 @ 11:55 AM

Today's editorial cartoon, Nov. 29


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:43 AM

Half-dozen turnovers doom Northwood in 56-26 loss

An outstanding season came to an improbable end for Northwood Friday as the 9-3 10th-seeded Chargers turned the ball over six times and were routed by No. 7 seed Northern Guilford (11-1) 56-26 on the road.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Final football brackets: Southern nabs top seed; changes many

Reigning and undefeated 3-AA state champion Southern, fresh off a miraculous comeback win at previously undefeated Orange Friday night has earned the No. 1 seed in the 16-team state 3-AA football playoffs that begin Friday. ... Complete list of all area teams' playoff seedings and Friday night matchups ... Updates from preliminary brackets are many, including Granville Central losing home opener, seeding drops and opponent changes.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 12:43 AM

Northwood rips Gibbons for No. 3 Big Eight seed

Northwood romped over Cardinal Gibbons 31-6 on a night that their offense wasn’t even firing on all cylinders, but Coach Bill Hall assured he would take care of those miscues this week in practice headed into Friday’s 3-A state playoffs.



Person County High Schools View All »

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:07 AM

Hillside wraps up PAC-6 championship, routs Person

Hillside wrapped up another perfect PAC-6 4-A football season with a 57-0 thumping of Roxboro Person Friday on the road.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 01:38 AM

UNBEATEN NO. 1: Southern ends Orange perfection

Reigning state champion Southern won the battle of the unbeatens Friday night, handing Orange its first loss of the season 27-23 en route to the Big Eight 3-A Conference championship and likely the No. 1 seed in the state 3-AA playoffs.

Click on live links below for complete Friday night football coverage.

Southern 27, Orange 23
Northern 34, Riverside 22
Chapel Hill 42, Cedar Ridge 30
Hillside 57, Roxboro Person 0
Northwood 31, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Granville Central 42, Northwest Halifax 0
South Granville 14, Roanoke Rapids 0 ...
Reidsville 56, Carrboro 6 ...
Northern Vance 36, Oxford Webb 19


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 02:03 AM

Strothers, Riverside clinch 4-A playoff berth with road win

Riverside survived a five-turnover performance and pulled away for a 44-24 victory at Person Friday. Quarterback Diante Strothers accounted for four touchdowns for Riverside in the win.



Oct. 25, 2014 @ 08:34 PM

PREPS: Bad day on state playoff front for some, good for others

Durham Academy loses NCISAA field hockey title 1-0 in sudden-death to Charlotte Country Day ... Area 2-A and 4-A state tennis finalists all fall in championship round ... Many area programs advance through regionals to state cross country championships.