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Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:58 AM

LIGHTING IT UP: Hillside, Currie-Elliott torch Northern

Freshman Jamal Currie-Elliott looked like NFL star Adrian Peterson Friday, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead Hillside to a 55-21 win over Northern and spoiling the Knights’ homecoming festivities at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

The win lifts Hillside (5-4, 3-0 PAC-6) into sole possession of first place in the PAC-6 4-A and in the driver’s seat for a coveted first-round playoff home date.

Northern (2-7, 2-1 PAC-6) slips into a tie for second place in the league standings, still in prime position to grab one of the league’s three guaranteed playoff slots despite an 0-6 record in non-conference play.

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Riverside 48, Jordan 13
Roxboro Person 42, East Chapel Hill 6
Southern 60, Cedar Ridge 14
Chapel Hill 14, Cardinal Gibbons 0
Northwood 56, Northern Vance 7
Orange 49, Oxford Webb 0
Jordan Matthews 21, Carrboro 7
South Granville 28, Bunn 14
Louisburg 56, Granville Central 31
Kestrel Heights 28, Fayetteville Christian 22

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 03:02 AM

After exhibition win, UNC's Williams addresses Wainstein report

Roy Williams defended his actions during the time of rampant academic fraud at North Carolina, claiming that his program did things the right way while acknowledging that he didn’t know if the NCAA would still levy penalties.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Dekker record bid fails; DA advances to FH finals

Eliza Dekker forced to drop out of NCISAA cross country championship race while bidding for record fourth straight individual title ... Durham Academy field hockey advances to state championship match Saturday with win over Ravenscroft. ... Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and East Chapel Hill tennis stars advance to state semifinals.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:57 AM

Making it work: Marquise Williams' star shines for Heels

When the Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) come back to Scott Stadium today (12:30 p.m., WRAL), the junior quarterback will be in the midst of one of the most productive stretches in school history.


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Oct. 08, 2014 @ 06:41 PM

Gallery-North Carolina basketball media day

North Carolina basketball media day The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Oct. 03, 2014 @ 10:27 PM

Gallery- Southern at Chapel Hill

Southern at Chapel Hill The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Oct. 03, 2014 @ 10:26 PM

Gallery- Cedar Ridge at Northwood.

Cedar Ridge at Northwood. Special to the Herald Sun | Ken Martin

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Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Duke football Morning After

Notes from Duke's 20-13 win over Virginia, including Breon Borders' big day and a look at the offensive line's stellar effort


Duke beats Virginia

Family of Duke's Powell gets tough news


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Southern's Smith, Spivey get some shine from Lenoir-Rhyne

Darryl Smith and Tahj Spivey are the latest members of the Southern Spartans to receive scholarship offers to play college football.


Run N' Gun, Legacy to hoop in The Cage

Me, the single parent


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Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Dekker record bid fails; DA advances to FH finals

Eliza Dekker forced to drop out of NCISAA cross country championship race while bidding for record fourth straight individual title ... Durham Academy field hockey advances to state championship match Saturday with win over Ravenscroft. ... Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and East Chapel Hill tennis stars advance to state semifinals.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Runner Dekker, DA field hockey chase state titles

Durham Academy senior Eliza Dekker will chase her fourth consecutive N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association 3-A cross country championship at Jackson Park in Hendersonville Friday, Oct. 24. ... Also Friday, the 17-1 DA field hockey team will face Raleigh’s Ravenscroft School in the NCISAA semifinals at Lewisville’s Forsyth Country Day School.


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 @ 02:24 AM

Cummings shuts down Sharp-less Carrboro

Multiple failed red zone possessions, costly penalties and four turnovers led Carrboro (3-5, 1-1 Mid-State 2-A) to a 19-0 shutout loss at home against Burlington Cummings (4-4, 2-0 Mid-State) on Friday.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 02:11 AM

Cedar Ridge escapes Oxford after nailbiter

A game fraught with miscues for the majority of the night ended in a flurry of activity on J.F. Webb High School’s Homecoming night, with Cedar Ridge edging the Warriors 14-12.


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 @ 01:40 AM

Orange wins comeback thriller over rival Chapel Hill 38-37

With just over two minutes left and fearing his Orange team was about to suffer its first loss of the year, Panthers running back Tay Jones went to the sidelines and admittedly had a heart-searing cry. Fifteen seconds later, he was the star of the game, scoring a breakaway touchdown and a 2-point conversion to stun Chapel Hill 38-37 in a huge Big Eight 3-A Conference showdown to determine the top cats in Orange County.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 01:02 AM

Hillside pushed to brink, but hangs on, beats Riverside

Hillside High School prevailed again, leaving cross-town rival Riverside downtrodden as they walked off the field at Russell Bount Stadium Friday night. The Hornets escaped by the narrowest of margins, winning 19-18 when the 40-yard heave from Riverside quarterback Diante Strothers was batted away as time expired.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:50 AM

South Granville’s Green, Bowman too hot to handle

South Granville running backs Earl Green and Sean Bowman were too much for Southern Vance to stop as the Vikings cruised to a 41-0 win Friday night.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 12:39 AM

Prep Football Roundup: Granville Central, Kestrel Heights fall

Hobbton 47, Kestrel Heights 6 ... SE Halifax 40, Granville Central 35 ... ECH forfeits to Northern.


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Savannah St. at NCCU: Young Tigers wary of tough Eagles

When Savannah State shows up Saturday at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium to play N.C. Central (2 p.m., NCCU Sports Network), the Tigers, because of injuries, will be working with their fourth signal caller of the season. Two freshman quarterbacks are listed on the depth chart, Tino Smith II (6-2, 215) and Michael Knox (6-3, 205).


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

Tar Heels host FSU in exhibition opener; tickets available

Three weeks after Late Night With Roy and the start of preseason practice and three weeks before its regular season opener, North Carolina will play its first men’s basketball exhibition game of 2014-15 at 7:30 Friday, Oct. 24 against Fayetteville State at the Smith Center.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

Duke women projected No. 2 despite losing 5 of top 6 scorers

Duke returns one starter from last season’s 28-win team. While that player is all-American center Elizabeth Williams, it still came with some surprise this week when the Blue Devils were picked to finish second in the ACC women’s basketball race behind Notre Dame.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Hatchell's back and Tar Heels are smiling

Sylvia Hatchell has begun her 40th season as a college basketball head coach and, given what she’s been through the last year, it may be her most satisfying preseason camp. The Naismith Hall of Fame head coach at North Carolina, Hatchell is coaching the Tar Heels again after missing last season while receiving treatments for leukemia.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

SULAIMON’S ROLE: Veteran is Duke’s top on-ball defender

So far, Rasheed Sulaimon’s time in a Duke uniform has matched how the Blue Devils have fared as a whole.

Two years ago, as a freshman, Sulaimon played in every game, starting all but three, as Duke reached the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight.

Last year, struggling to find his role, Sulaimon started only 17 times, riding the bench one entire game, on a Duke team that went 26-9 and lost its only NCAA Tournament game.

Now the 6-4 guard is a junior, one of Duke’s veteran players on a team in which the play of its freshmen will go a long way towards determining how the season goes.

Sulaimon figures to have an important role but only if he’s mentally ready to accept it no matter what he’s asked to do.


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Aug. 09, 2014 @ 09:21 PM

RORY ROARS AHEAD

LATE BIRDIE LIFTS McILROY OUT OF LOGJAM AND INTO SOLE PGA LEAD

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

“It’s a great position to be in,” he said.

He’s just not used to it being so crowded at the top.

McIlroy has won all three of his majors with the lead going into the final round — by eight shots at the 2011 U.S. Open, three shots at the 2012 PGA Championship, six shots last month at the British Open.

Now comes another major test for Boy Wonder — a Sunday shootout.

More rain in the morning at Valhalla allowed for a deluge of birdies in the lowest scoring round in PGA Championship history. Six players had a share of the lead at some point. McIlroy could see it on the leaderboard. He could hear it on a golf course resounding with cheers from every corner.

 

Click here for live scoring updates.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Dale's double

Earnhardt win completes season sweep at Pocono


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

P.J. Tucker charged with driving drunk

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker facing drunk-driving charge


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

PANTHERS PAGE

Panthers rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin is dealing with an injury but said he'd play in preseason games.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 11:02 PM

It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

Jeff Gordon won a NASCAR-record fifth Brickyard 400 on Sunday, eight days before his 43rd birthday and on the weekend Indianapolis Motor Speedway celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first Brickyard victory.


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Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:53 PM

VILLEGAS IN LEAD

N.C. NATIVES SIMPSON, McGIRT A STROKE BACK AT WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Camilo Villegas got away from golf for a little while, and his game came back.

A recharged Villegas shot a 7-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Wyndham Championship.

North Carolina natives Webb Simpson and William McGirt shot 64, and Scott Langley, Heath Slocum, Paul Casey, Andrew Loupe and Martin Laird were another stroke back in the final event before the PGA Tour’s playoffs.

Villegas hasn’t won since 2010 and has only two top-10 finishes in the last three years.

After pulling out of the Canadian Open after one round last month, he spent the past week back in his native Colombia for “a little recharge” — leaving his clubs behind in Florida.

“I just thought it was appropriate to hop on a plane and see mom and dad and recharge a little bit,” Villegas said.

It helped him make a late charge up the Sedgefield Country Club leaderboard.

Starting on the back nine, he had three early birdies before getting even hotter late: He followed his birdie on the fourth with an eagle on the par-5 fifth, placing his second shot about 3 feet from the stick.

Live scoring updates


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

Wyndham Championship opens Thursday in Greensboro

There’s always plenty on the line at the season-ending Wyndham Championship which begins Thursday at Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club — in addition to the tournament itself.


Aug. 09, 2014 @ 09:21 PM

RORY ROARS AHEAD

LATE BIRDIE LIFTS McILROY OUT OF LOGJAM AND INTO SOLE PGA LEAD

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy celebrated his final birdie with a smile and a slight pump of his first, knowing that 8-foot putt gave him the outright lead Saturday in the PGA Championship.

“It’s a great position to be in,” he said.

He’s just not used to it being so crowded at the top.

McIlroy has won all three of his majors with the lead going into the final round — by eight shots at the 2011 U.S. Open, three shots at the 2012 PGA Championship, six shots last month at the British Open.

Now comes another major test for Boy Wonder — a Sunday shootout.

More rain in the morning at Valhalla allowed for a deluge of birdies in the lowest scoring round in PGA Championship history. Six players had a share of the lead at some point. McIlroy could see it on the leaderboard. He could hear it on a golf course resounding with cheers from every corner.

 

Click here for live scoring updates.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Spicer twins doubly good

Jessica and Sarah Spicer are separated by a tenth of a point on the Tarheel Youth Golf Association Junior Girls’ state rankings.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 11:56 PM

Crouching Tiger can't get right

Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...