Rebecca Greenwell had 22 points with 12 rebounds and fellow freshman Azura Stevens added 18 and 10 to help No. 7 Duke beat Marquette 83-51 on Sunday.
Isaiah Zierden scored 20 points, including 8 of 9 from the line, to lead Creighton over visiting N.C. Central 65-45 on Sunday.
Senior forward Tyler Engel netted his his second goal of the game with less than two minutes left in regulation to give No. 16-ranked North Carolina a 2-1 victory over the No. 8 Charlotte 49ers Sunday in the second round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament at Transamerica Field.
No. 18 South Carolina played more like sixth-ranked North Carolina on Sunday according to UNC coach Anson Dorrance and that helped the Gamecocks take a 1-0 win in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Fetzer Field.
Blue Devils clamp down defensively to claim Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship
The Carrier Classic, Gio Bernard’s punt return, Austin Rivers’ 3-pointer, Marcus Paige’s duel with T.J. Warren, Duke going score-for-score with Johnny Manziel, the 18-inning UNC-NCSU ACC Tournament game – there are tons of memorable events I’ve covered in my three-plus years at the Durham Herald-Sun.
Chapel Hill’s 42-30 victory Friday night at Cedar Ridge was a case of good news, bad news. First, the good news: the Tigers used a balanced offense (269 yards passing, 196 yards rushing) to clinch a 3-A state playoff berth as the No. 4 seed from the powerful Big Eight 3-A Conference. Now, the bad news. Chapel Hill (8-3, 4-3 Big Eight) had two interceptions, lost an onside kick and committed 12 penalties.
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.
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.
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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
No. 5 seed East Chapel Hill downed No. 8 Clemmons West Forsyth 7-2 Friday to advance to today’s N.C. Field Hockey Association championship match at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Forsyth Country Day School in Lewisville.
Northern clinched second place in the PAC-6 with a raucous 34-22 win over Riverside Friday at Durham County Memorial Stadium that ended with Knights’ fans storming the field in celebration.
“The last game (between) two undefeated (teams), and the outcome (could mean) you are the champions,” Southern coach Darius Robinson said.
“We’re here. We’re both 10-0,” Orange coach Pat Moser said. “This is for the championship. It’s very big.”
Something has to give when these 3-A teams from the Big Eight Conference meet at Orange High School Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.. Orange could put a chink in the Spartans’ armor. Or Southern could bag the Panthers.
“The Big Eight Conference is the best 3-A conference in the state,” Moser said. “We had to play really good football to get by those teams.
“We’re both undefeated, 10-0 teams. It’s been a hard road to get here to that.”
Orange and Southern spent part of the season fending off conference counterparts Chapel Hill, Northwood and Cardinal Gibbons. Those matchups were akin to what could be described as Big Eight bowl games.
Which would make the Southern-Orange scenario something like the Super Big Eight Bowl.
No. 2 seed Carrboro (21-2-1) won its third-round state 2-A boys’ soccer playoff game Wednesday night, stopping visiting No. 10 Eastern Randolph 2-0 and keeping alive a five-year streak of reaching at least the state quarterfinals. ... Northern eliminated by Middle Creek 2-1 ... A look ahead at Friday night's high school battle of the unbeatens, Southern at Orange ...
Refugees from the Karen people’s 65-year ongoing rebellion against the Myanmar (Burma) government are playing a key role for Carrboro in the Jaguars’ run in the state 2-A boys’ soccer playoffs. ... Also, a look at all-state field hockey and cross country teams ...
East Chapel Hill advanced to the semifinals of the N.C. Field Hockey Association state championships with a 5-0 win at Greensboro Page Tuesday night.
Plus, Coach K's coming to the Durham Sports Club. That and more in this edition of "Fanfare."
After opening the season with a pair of road games that best could be described as a chemistry experiment, No. 7 Duke opens its home schedule on Sunday against Marquette.
Charles “Tex” Harrison, a Harlem Globetrotters legend who played basketball at N.C. Central in the 1950s, passed away on Thursday at 81.
North Carolina beat Duke Thursday night like it was the old days, when Tailback U had grand ground games of 1,000-yard rushers, back when the Blue Devils couldn’t get out of their own way.
In the return to their home state of Virginia, Duke seniors Ka'lia Johnson and Elizabeth Williams led the seventh-ranked Blue Devils to an 82-66 victory at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va., Thursday night.
North Carolina downed visiting James Madison 6-0 at Fetzer Field Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament.
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.
The former North Carolina defender led the NFC with 19 sacks last season.
Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night. The same can’t be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart. ... Panthers sign pair of offensive linemen to provide depth.
Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail.
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger ...
UNC Wilmington signee and former Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill golf star Alaina Yeatts was eliminated in the semifinals of the Carolinas Golf Association’s N.C. Junior Girls’ Golf Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club here Thursday.
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