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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:43 PM

No. 17 Blue Devils tame Panthers 62-45

The Duke women's basketball team has won 142 consecutive games at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 09:07 PM

Key reserve Sulaimon dismissed from Duke's basketball team

Duke junior guard Rasheed Sulaimon has been dismissed from the Blue Devils basketball program. He remains in good academic standing and is expected to finish the spring semester.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:27 PM

Spartans, Cardinal Gibbons split

The Southern boys' basketball team made it two wins in a row But the Lady Spartans fell to Cardinal Gibbons.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Four consecutive home games highlight Duke football schedule

Duke plays its first two ACC games at home this season. The week after facing the Yellow Jackets, the Blue Devils welcome Boston College to Wallace Wade Stadium on Oct. 3.


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Jan. 15, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Gallery- Notre Dame at UNC women basketball.

Notre Dame at UNC women basketball. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 09:47 PM

Gallery-North Carolina at North Carolina State, PNC Arena.

North Carolina at North Carolina State, PNC Arena. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:03 AM

Gallery-Miami at Duke

Miami at Duke The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Duke 2015 football schedule released

Blue Devils open season on a Thursday night in New Orleans


Calhoun leaving Duke women's team

Duke's Cash will explore NFL


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Jan. 19, 2015 @ 11:19 PM

NCCU takes down Hampton on the road

NCCU overcomes a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat Hampton and remain the MEAC's lone undefeated team.


Defense keys NCCU win over IUPUI

EAGLES EXTRA: NCCU tuning up


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Jan. 23, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

UNC's Pinson out with broken foot

Freshman is averaging 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game


UNC makes Chizik hire official

SICK TIME


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Dec. 27, 2014 @ 07:30 PM

Riverside nips Millbrook, will face Hillside in title game

Riverside made it an all-Durham championship in the High School OT Holiday Invitational with a 55-53 win over Raleigh Millbrook in the semifinals on Saturday at Cary Academy.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Hillside stops Broughton, chases girls’ High School OT title

Last year Hillside lost all three games it played in the High School OT Holiday Invitational but thanks to Saturday’s 68-65 win over Raleigh Broughton, the Hornets are a win away from taking the title.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

Girls basketball roundup

Hillside, Riverside, Durham Academy post tournament wins


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 08:33 PM

Hillside routs Fayetteville Academy, 72-31

Early morning start no problem for Hornets


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

High school holiday tournaments open today

Boys and girls basketball tournaments will run throughout holiday break


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Southern's Darius Robinson: 2014 Herald-Sun Coach of the Year

Darius Robinson knows Southern's football program inside and out so his transition from assistant coach to head coach this season was easier than expected. It also helped that Robinson had plenty of talented players returning from their 2013 state championship team.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

2014 Herald-Sun All-Area Football Team: Player capsules/photos

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area. The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Kendall Hinton: The Herald-Sun Player of the Year

Kendall Hinton is a leader on and off the field at Southern and his exploits as the Spartans' quarterback earned him the Herald-Sun Player of the Year honors.

Hinton, a two-year starter for Southern, led the Spartans to a 13-1 mark and to the third round of the 3-A state playoffs. The Spartans also earned back-to-back Big Eight championships under his leadership.

On the field, Hinton passed for 2,818 yards after completing 180 of 295 attempts. He threw 25 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. Hinton also rushed for 933 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Southern coach Darius Robinson said Hinton's reach goes far beyond the football field, though. Hinton is involved in numerous community efforts and is a member of the Durham Youth Council.

2014 HERALD-SUN ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

The Herald-Sun is proud to continue its tradition of honoring excellence on the football field by highlighting the accomplishments of the best high school players in the area.

The 26 players chosen for the Herald-Sun All-Area team excelled at their positions. They all were previously lauded for their play by their own coaches and opposing coaches during all-conference deliberations.

Each was an all-conference performer at his position and some were selected as the player of the year in their conference. Four players got additional honors as they were selected to play in the Shrine Bowl.

Obviously, there were many, many more players who were considered for the All-Area team. The difference among those chosen and those not was miniscule and the competition was fierce.

Any player who began summer workouts in the blazing heat of August and made it through to the biting cold of November playoff nights should be proud of their accomplishments this season.

-- Joe Johnson

Herald-Sun All-Area

Quarterback

Kendall Hinton, Sr., 6-0, 190, Southern

Running Backs

Jamal Currie-Elliott, Fr., 5-10, 175, Hillside

Ricquaz Brannon, Sr., 5-11, 200, Hillside

Earl Green, Jr., 6-1, 205, South Granville

Receivers

Arkavius Parks, Sr., 6-2, 180, Chapel Hill

Kadarus Rone, Sr., 6-4, 208, Northwood

Deon Yarborough, Sr., 5-10, 165, Riverside

Offensive Linemen

Emanuel McGirt, Sr., 6-6, 295, Hillside

Marcus Pettiford, Sr., 6-4, 258, Hillside

Logan Tisch, Sr., 6-3, 285, Chapel Hill

Eric Allen, Sr., 6-2, 270, Southern

Zach Waggoner, Sr., 6-2, 280, Orange

Defensive Linemen

Justin Thomas, Jr., 5-10, 230, Riverside

Elijah Washington, Sr., 6-1, 328, Northwood

Byron Stephenson, Sr., 6-3, 286, Orange

Jake Frederick, Sr., 6-1, 320, Orange

Linebackers

Aaron McCullough, Soph., 5-9, 215, Hillside

Bryse Wilson, Jr., 6-2, 205, Orange

Tahj Spivey, Sr., 6-1, 235, Southern

Defensive Backs

Marvin Tillman, Sr., 6-2, 192, Southern

Jeremy Griffis, Sr., 5-10, 168, Southern

Trevon Tapp, Sr., 5-11, 160, Northern

Andy Gillespie, Sr. 6-1, 165, Chapel Hill

Kicker

Connor Albrect, Sr., 5-10, 145, Chapel Hill

Punter

Austin Wood, Sr., 6-0, 165, Orange

Return Specialist

Marcus Krah, Jr., 5-10, 170, Hillside

 

-- Compiled by Joe Johnson


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.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 08:57 PM

Orange, S. Granville wrestlers clinch tourney titles in Mebane

When the dust settled at the rugged 22-team Eagle Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday, South Granville grappler Nathean Castillo was crowned the 113-pound champion. South Granville, with a 20-1 record one of the big surprises in North Carolina wrestling this season, finished sixth in the team standings. Orange finished third, with Joe Scott clinching the 138-pound title and Byron Stephenson rolling to the 285-pound championship.


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Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:50 PM

Williams’ career night propels Duke to win

Before No. 12 North Carolina tipped off against No. 15 Duke Sunday afternoon, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell had a question for Duke senior Elizabeth Williams.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:05 PM

Duke shows grit in 1,000th win for Krzyzewski

Of the many superlatives Duke achieved while winning 16 of its first 18 games this season to land among the nation’s top-five teams, a gritty second-half comeback was absent.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Injuries test UNC’s growing toughness

One thing UNC coach Roy Williams couldn’t have coached so far this season is the toughening of his North Carolina squad — not the way that armor has materialized for the Tar Heels.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Duke rallies to give Coach K his 1,000th win

Blue Devils erase 10-point deficit in final eight minutes to beat St. John's


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 09:35 PM

NCCU out-possessions Coppin State

When a game seems out of reach, the lead insurmountable, North Carolina Central women’s coach Vanessa Taylor simplifies things for her team. Instead of using points, she coaches in possessions. And in N.C. Central’s 59-58 win against Coppin State Saturday afternoon, Taylor’s coaching methods did just the trick.


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Aug. 08, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

No resolution in Hairston case

Unless P.J. Hairston’s lawyers settle out of court regarding his misdemeanor charge of assault and battery, the NBA rookie has a Sept. 12 Durham County District Court date.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Fanfare: Hillside, Southern, Orange football ranked in state's top 15

CarolinaGridiron.com has ranked the top 15 high school football programs in North Carolina in each of four attendances classifications. Locally, Hillside is ranked No. 15 in 4-A, defending state 3-AA champion Southern is ranked fourth and Orange is ranked 10th in 3-A. ... Duke's Boutier falls in round of 32 at U.S. Women's Am ... Duke leads all ACC schools on academic honor roll ... Landon Donovan to retire ... Kevin Love to join Cavaliers, NBA sources say. ... Ex-UNC star Felton suspended by NBA.


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.

 

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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


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Jun. 29, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Bull City Open seeks players, sponsors

The John Avery Boys & Girls Club will be among the beneficiaries of the Bull City Open Golf Championship in August.


Jun. 26, 2014 @ 08:32 PM

Alaina Yeatts eliminated in N.C. Junior Girls' semifinal

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.


Jun. 25, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Trinity's Alaina Yeatts advances in N.C. Junior golf

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.


Jun. 24, 2014 @ 04:40 PM

Tiger still Tiger, even for 35 minutes on driving range

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.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 10:24 PM

Michelle Wie holds on to win US Women's Open

Wie gets first major win