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Feb. 08, 2015 @ 07:25 PM

ECH girls, Chapel Hill and NCSSM boys win regional swim titles

Teams from the area fared well in regional swimming meets that lead into this week’s state championships.


Feb. 07, 2015 @ 01:30 PM

Prep notebook: Hillside, Orange players sign; CHHS inducts 6

National Signing Day was extra busy at Hillside and at Orange on this week as additional athletes at those schools announced their college intentions.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Orange High captures Big Eight wrestling crown

Northwood’s Queen brothers were kings for a day at the Big Eight 3-A Conference wrestling tournament at Chapel Hill on Saturday. But Orange, winner of the regular season team championship, crowned five individual champs to seize the team trophy.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:18 PM

Jordan survives Hillside upset bid, earns twinbill split

The Hornets’ nest was abuzz Friday as PAC-6 4-A leader Jordan (18-1, 6-0) narrowly defeated host Hillside 63-60 in conference play. ... In the girls’ game, Hillside (16-2) handily defeated conference rival Jordan (13-6, 3-3), 86-55, to improve to 6-0 in the PAC-6.


Jan. 31, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Voyager Academy rides 13-game streak, overwhelms foes

While most of the attention is focused on Voyager’s Chris Sause and Jay Huff, the rest of the Vikings’ roster has developed nicely thanks to a liberal rotation used by Coach Mike Huff. And it helps that the substitutions don’t result in a falloff in talent or scoring for the Vikings. It was evident in Voyager’s 79-40 win over Raleigh Charter on Friday night.


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Jan. 17, 2015 @ 09:36 PM

100 is magic number as Vikes sweep to The Belt mat duals title

South Granville turned in a perfect 5-0 performance and dumped East Wake 48-22 to claim first place Saturday in The Belt team duals wrestling tournament.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:15 PM

Chapel Hill boys hand Southern its 1st Big Eight loss

Chapel Hill is making a bold statement in the Big Eight 3-A Conference. Far from folding after a shocking loss to underdog Orange a week ago, the Tigers are back on the prowl. Southern felt the sting with its first conference loss late Friday, falling 66-48 on its home court.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:44 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:30 PM

High school teams turn focus to conference play

Conference play gets into full swing on Tuesday night across the area as teams jump back into action after the holiday break.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Taylor goes up in weight and wins

Southern’s James Taylor put his unique twist on the David and Goliath story of the ultimate underdog overachiever, going into his 220-pound championship match at the Tiger Holiday Classic outsized, not favored by many to win, and battling a fierce fever.


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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.


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.

 


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Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Area 4-A programs look to overcome 4-32 start

The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Northwood ‘lights out’ as Pinnix tosses 4 TDs

Northwood shellacked Big Eight 3-A Conference rival Cedar Ridge 45-6 Friday night in a performance so dominating that the visiting Red Wolves only gained 9 yards total offense in the first half and never moved the ball past midfield until the third quarter.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 03:17 AM

ORANGE CRUSH

UNBEATEN PANTHERS' DEFENSE STYMIES NORTHWOOD

Orange’s defense shut down Northwood, 14-7, in a battle of unbeatens Friday at Orange.

The two teams combined for all 21 points in the game’s first nine minutes, but the defenses tightened up the rest of the way, choking off the expected shootout.

The Panther defense harassed Northwood quarterback Ti Pinnix all night, sacking him four times and chasing him from the pocket repeatedly. Orange added three tackles for loss on Northwood running backs and held the Chargers to 56 yards on the ground.

Orange also managed to shut down Northwood’s big-play wide receiver, Jalen Smith. Cornerbacks Keshawn Thompson and A.J. Bradsher took turns guarding Smith, holding him to two catches for 26 yards and several incompletions as Pinnix tried to find an opening to get Smith the ball.

The Orange defense also had two red-zone stands, preventing Northwood from getting the game-tying touchdown.

Live links to all Friday's area high school football games:

Hillside 47, Nash Central 0

Southern 67, Northern Vance 0

Cleveland 49, Riverside 14

Greensboro Dudley 24, Northern 6

Franklinton 51, Granville Central 42

Wake Christian 68, Kestrel Heights 30

Chapel Hill 49, Oxford Webb 0

Jamestown Ragsdale 57, East Chapel Hill 0

Roxboro Person 34, Yanceyville Bartlett Yancey 20

South Granville 21, Burlington Cummings 20

Southern Pines Pinecrest 48, Jordan 6

Cardinal Gibbons 39, Cedar Ridge 7


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 01:53 AM

Pinnix & Co. simply too much for Carrboro

Northwood quarterback Ti Pinnix made his return a memorable one. Pinnix, who sat out last week’s game due to injury, threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another 162 yards and two TDs, as the Chargers ran up more than 600 yards offense in a 56-14 blowout of visiting Carrboro Friday.


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Oct. 12, 2014 @ 12:38 AM

Reigning PAC-6 champion Hillside opens with win at Jordan

Defending PAC-6 champion Hillside opened its conference season with an abbreviated by impressive win Friday, stopping Jordan 27-0 before a thunderstorm ended the game at halftime.


Oct. 11, 2014 @ 01:09 AM

Area 4-A programs look to overcome 4-32 start

The preliminaries are over. It’s down to business for the PAC-6 4-A Friday night (Oct. 10).


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 02:17 AM

Unbeatens Southern, Chapel Hill clash in Big Eight

Southern and Chapel Hill, two of the area’s three remaining undefeated high school football teams meet Friday, Oct. 3 in Chapel Hill. A preview of Friday's seven area games.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 01:51 AM

Person tops Bartlett Yancey, racks up 1st win

Corey Young scored three touchdowns, including a 55-yard burst on a fourth-quarter punt return to help lead Person past Bartlett Yancey 34-20 Friday in Yanceyville.


Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

BIG EIGHT SHOWDOWN

UNBEATENS NORTHWOOD, ORANGE TO CLASH IN HILLSBOROUGH

There was little to no doubt that the area’s top high school football conference this season would be the Big Eight 3-A.

With returning state 3-AA champion Southern, state 3-AA semifinalist Orange and 2013 playoff teams Cardinal Gibbons, Northwood and Chapel Hill all in the fold, things couldn’t have looked brighter for the second-year conference.

Turns out, through four games, the Big Eight might have been undervalued. And tonight, the Big Eight jumps into conference play.

The top four teams in the league — Southern, Orange, Northwood and Chapel Hill — are undefeated (4-0) and ranked no lower statewide than 34th in the 3-A ranks by MaxPreps.com, the online partner of the N.C. High School Athletic Association.

One of those four is assured of suffering its first loss tonight as Orange, which has outscored its four opponents by a combined 144-40, hosts Northwood at 7.

Three of Orange's wins have come at the expense of 4-A programs from the embattled PAC-6.

Northwood has outscored its four victims 172-29 and is ranked 26th (3-A), Orange 13th.