N.C. Science & Math and Voyager Academy were well on their way to berths in Saturday’s 2-A and 1-A NCHSAA girls’ dual-team championships when rain forced the suspension of their semifinal matches Wednesday.
Northern Carolina 2-A Conference champion NCSSM (11-0) led 2-0 in its match against 15-2 Carrboro, trailed at No. 1 singles, led in two matches and was tied in a fifth when play was called at Rock Quarry Park at 4:55 p.m.
A team must win five of nine total matches to win. Six matches are contested in singles and three — if needed — in doubles.
Play is scheduled to resume Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. at Rock Quarry Park, completing a rematch of a state 2-A semifinal pairing won by NCSSM a year ago. The winner — the 2-A East Regional champion — advances to the state title match against the Western Regional champion at 9:30 a.m. at the Burlington Tennis Center in Burlington.
At Treyburn Country Club, No. 1 seed and North Central Athletic Conference champion Voyager Academy suspended its home match against wild-card playoff entry Franklin Academy at 5:45 p.m.
Voyager, which split a pair of conference meetings with the Wake Forest visitors during the regular season, led in four matches and trailed in two when play was called.
The match will be resumed at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Treyburn.
The losses of long-time aides Chris Collins and Steve Wojiechowski haven't derailed the Blue Devils, who'll bid for an ACC title under 35-year veteran coach Mike Krzyzewski and the enthusiasm of aides Chris Capel, Nate James and Jon Scheyer, players say.
Duke freshman center Jahlil Okafor voted top newcomer, joins Player of the Year favorite Marcus Paige of UNC on preseason all-ACC team ... UVA gets no respect ... N.C. State learning to live without 2014 player of the year T.J. Warren of Durham.
The Tar Heels have improved their balance this season — with remodeled players in the post and three impact freshmen surrounding ACC preseason player of the year Marcus Paige — leading to hopes for a deep run in 2014-15.
Darryl Smith and Tahj Spivey are the latest members of the Southern Spartans to receive scholarship offers to play college football.
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.
Hobbton 47, Kestrel Heights 6 ... SE Halifax 40, Granville Central 35 ... ECH forfeits to Northern.
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
East Chapel Hill has canceled its Friday, Oct. 17 scheduled home football game against Northern, citing a lack of available ECH players.
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).
Chapel Hill rips Northern Vance 48-0 while Carrboro buries Bartlett Yancey 32-12 in rain makeup road games.
What goes around comes around, former Hillside High School coach Crasten Davis says. In his first public interview since losing his job as the leader of the Hillside boys’ basketball program, Davis didn’t get specific about exactly why he was let go.
In a rain-suspended game Monday night, Franklinton scored a quick third-quarter touchdown to expand a 13-6 halftime lead and went on to defeat visiting South Granville 19-14. The game was the Northern Carolina 2-A Conference opener for both teams.
Granville Central junior Jay Parker came into Monday’s game against Weldon leading all North Carolina 1-A quarterbacks in passing yardage and in seventh place for all divisions. So naturally he ran for a pair of touchdowns in a 34-12 homecoming win for the Panthers.
With a game looming against PAC-6 favorite Hillside Friday, Riverside wasted little time in thrashing East Chapel Hill 64-0 on Monday to complete a game that was suspended because of lightning Friday night.
Countdown to Craziness scrimmages showed us how the starting lineup is coming together
Freshman big man impresses during Countdown to Craziness scrimmages
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said that no one on North Carolina was going to say he played a great game in UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia Saturday — except for sophomore Mack Hollins.
Freshman backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky was in for one play Saturday and he threw the game-winning touchdown pass.
It was just typical of a wild finish that ended with North Carolina beating Virginia 28-27 Saturday at Scott Stadium.
Malcolm Bell threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns to lead N.C. Central to a 42-14 victory over Savannah State on Saturday.
Rory McIlroy had everything go his way Thursday in the British Open. A lovely summer day in England with abundant sunshine and minimal wind allowed him to attack Royal Liverpool. He made half his six birdies on the par 5s and kept bogeys off his card. And on the day Tiger Woods made a promising return, McIlroy took the lead with a 6-under 66, his best score in nearly two years at a major.
Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte. The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season.
Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and delivered two final All-Star hits. ... Mike Trout's tiebreaking triple and later go-ahead double that earned him MVP honors. ... Also: Photos ... Box score ... Play-by-Play ... All-time MVP and All-Star Game records.
When the American League All-Star rosters were announced two weeks ago, Seattle Mariners third baseman and former North Carolina Tar Heel Kyle Seager was the consensus pick for biggest snub.
Former UNC soccer players reunited during a U.S. Open quarterfinal at WakeMed Soccer Park.
Recent Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill graduate Alaina Yeatts is the lone survivor among four area qualifiers at the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Wednesday.
About two dozen photographers lined up in a row on the range Tuesday at Congressional, a reminder that golf is different when Tiger Woods is around. And that was before Woods even arrived to hit balls for 35 minutes.
Wie gets first major win
One week after missing U.S Open cut, Streelman is a winner
Lewis claims first Senior Division title