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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).


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 07:33 PM

Football playoffs: Southern prepping for big-time challenge

Reigning state 3-AA football champion Southern got the lowest-seeded opponent it could for a second round state playoff game in visiting Clayton Cleveland (7:30 p.m. Friday). But the No. 1 Eastern Regional seed Spartans might be shaking their heads about that. While Cleveland might be a No. 8 seed, the Rams play like a team that should have been seeded much higher.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 05:10 PM

Prep Football Playoffs: Hillside runs up big lead, holds on late

Special teams play and a punishing defense that forced four turnovers propelled Hillside to a 42-28 win Friday over Fayetteville E.E. Smith and into the second round of the 4-A state playoffs.

Follow the links below to coverage of all 10 of Friday's area playoff games.
Southern 25, Cardinal Gibbons 6
Orange 21, Sanford Lee County 20
Northern Guilford 56, Northwood 26
Chapel Hill 42, Shallotte West Brunswick 14
Fayetteville Seventy-First 28, Riverside 0
Fayetteville Cape Fear 32, Northern 14
Bunn 15, South Granville 6
Bakersville Mitchell County 35, Granville Central 14
North Edgecombe 47, Kestrel Heights 0


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:50 AM

North Edgecombe dominates wrong-way Kestrel Heights 47-0

Taking a wrong turn en route to North Edgecombe and arriving barely five minutes before Friday’s kickoff, the Kestrel Heights Hawks probably wish they had not gotten there at all after the Warriors plucked them clean in the first round of the NCHSSA 1-A playoffs.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 01:45 AM

Cape Fear buries Northern in 291 ground yards

No. 7 seed Fayetteville Cape Fear dominated No. 10 Northern 32-14 Friday night.


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Nov. 15, 2014 @ 02:34 AM

Orange survives late-game gamble, advances 21-20

Bryse Wilson stopped a potential game-winning two-point conversion try with six seconds left, powering Orange (11-1) over visiting Sanford Lee County 21-20 in the first round of the state 3-AA playoffs Friday night.


Nov. 15, 2014 @ 12:02 AM

Chapel Hill advances to 3-AA 2nd round; will face Sanford

Connor Stough threw four scoring passes and the Chapel Hill defense forced six turnovers as the Tigers beat West Brunswick 42-14 in a first-round state 3-AA playoff game Friday at M.H. Rourk Stadium. The 12th-seeded Tigers, 9-3, will play at No. 4 Fayetteville Terry Sanford Friday night.


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. 12, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Carrboro falls in state 2-A boys' soccer semifinals

Carrboro saw its fifth consecutive trip to the state 2-A boys' soccer Final Four come to and end in Kill Devil Hills for the second straight season, 4-0 at top-seeded First Flight.

 


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:15 PM

Carrboro reaches boys' soccer Final Four for 5th straight year

For the fifth consecutive year, the Carrboro boys’ soccer team is among the final four teams remaining in the state 2-A playoffs.The Jaguars (22-2-1) advanced to the NCHSAA East Regional title match Tuesday at First Flight Kill Devil Hills with a 1-0 win over visiting Franklinton Saturday night.


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Nov. 07, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Prep Roundup: South Granville upsets Roanoke Rapids, takes 2nd

Vikings snap 0-0 tie with 14 fourth-quarter points to grab conference's No. 2 seed for upcoming playoffs ... Carrboro, Oxford Webb both fall in season finales.


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 @ 09:07 PM

Hendersonville snaps South Granville 16-match streak, wins title

Hendersonville swept past South Granville in three sets on Saturday to win the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 2-A volleyball championship at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus.

 


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 01:44 AM

Prep Roundup: Panthers, Wolves win; Vikes, Jags fall

Granville Central tops KIPP Pride 35-12; Cedar Ridge beats Northern Vance 56-28; Warren County rips South Granville 24-7 and Graham beats Carrboro 28-21.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Southern sets up battle of unbeatens 68-0 over Webb

Oxford Webb was haunted by reigning 3-AA state champions Southern in a Halloween horror story that ended with the visiting Warriors buried 68-0 in a bone-rattling Spartan graveyard where offenses have gone to die all season.


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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.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:19 AM

Northwood rattles visiting Northern Vance

Its two biggest regular-season games — both close losses — in the rearview mirror, an outstanding Northwood team demolished Northern Vance 56-7 here Friday night.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:51 AM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Southern corrals Chargers 33-25 for 21st straight win

Southern came up with seven turnovers — four interceptions and three fumble recoveries — en route to a 33-25 win over Northwood Friday that left the Spartans (8-0, 4-0 Big Eight 3-A Conference) tied atop the Big Eight with Orange (8-0, 4-0 Big Eight).

Here are links to our other Friday area football games:

Orange 38, Chapel Hill 37
Hillside 19, Riverside 18
Jordan 17, Roxboro Person 14
Burlington Cummings 19, Carrboro 0
Cedar Ridge 14, Oxford Webb 12
South Granville 41, Southern Vance 0
Hobbton 47, Kestrel Heights 6
Southeast Halifax 40, Granville Central 35
East Chapel Hill forfeits to Northern


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:45 AM

Last of prep football unbeatens face tough opponents

Four of the preseason Big Eight 3-A Conference powers, all of whom have lived up to their billings, are in action Friday, Oct. 17. In Pittsboro, reigning Big Eight and state 3-AA state champion Southern (7-0, 3-0 Big Eight) visits Northwood (6-1, 2-1) at 7, while in Hillsborough, Orange (7-0, 3-0) hosts Chapel Hill (6-1, 2-1).


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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 01:26 AM

ECH fields a team, but no match for Person

The Person High School football team took advantage of a couple of early breaks and pulled away for a 42-6 victory at East Chapel Hill Friday.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:51 AM

PLAYOFF JOCKEYING: Hillside, Northern clash Friday

With an unscheduled bye week in hand, Northern should be rested and ready, but whether that’s enough tonight is another question.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:54 AM

Jordan nips Person for 1st win of season

Jordan High School celebrated a memorable homecoming in a huge way, knocking off Roxboro Person 17-14 Friday for the Falcons’ first victory of the season. The win snapped the Falcons’ 16-game losing streak that stretched back to week two of last season and was the team’s first PAC-6 4-A victory since 2011.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:45 AM

Last of prep football unbeatens face tough opponents

Four of the preseason Big Eight 3-A Conference powers, all of whom have lived up to their billings, are in action Friday, Oct. 17. In Pittsboro, reigning Big Eight and state 3-AA state champion Southern (7-0, 3-0 Big Eight) visits Northwood (6-1, 2-1) at 7, while in Hillsborough, Orange (7-0, 3-0) hosts Chapel Hill (6-1, 2-1).


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Previously winless Northern moves into 1st place PAC-6 tie

Northern used a little old-school, smash-mouth football to grind out a 28-7 victory against Roxboro Person Monday night. The game was the PAC-6 opener for both teams and was originally scheduled for Friday before thunderstorms forced postponement.