N.C. Central beat main rival N.C. A&T to win a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. A&T would have won the title outright with a win over NCCU. But turnovers caught up witht he Aggies, A&T coach Rod Broadway said.
Kennedy Meeks had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Justin Jackson added 18 points and No. 6 North Carolina defeated Davidson 90-72 in Charlotte on Saturday to remain unbeaten.
Nimrod Hilliard is expected to be in the starting lineup when NCCU visits Creighton Sunday, Nov. 23 (4 p.m., FS1). But the role backup walk-on Kevin Crawford II played in his stead Tuesday night has the Eagles talking.
The area's four remaining high school playoff entries pulled a perfecto Friday night, to move into the state quarterfinals where three members of the Big East 3-A Conference are among the last eight 3-AA programs standing. Southern will host Chapel Hill on Friday in one quarterfinal, Orange will host Northern Guilford in another, and Hillside will travel to No. 1 seed New Bern in 4-A in a rematch of the Hornets' season-opener.
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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.
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.
Lake Norman Charter’s Lauren Loveless bounced back from blowing match point with a 5-2 lead in the second set to defeat Rachel Xu of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and propel the Knights to a 5-2 win and the 2-A state championship, the school’s first in girls tennis, in a battle of unbeaten teams.
NCSSM's Nicholas Walker, Carrboro's Maysa Araba win invidual titles to lead teams to state boys' and girls' championships in Kernersville. ... Complete 2-A and 3-A individual and team results. ... Northern boys upset No. 2 seed Fayetteville Jack Britt in soccer playoffs; Granville Central eliminated ... Developing story ...
Kernersville Bishop McGuinness overwhelms Voyager Academy 5-0 at N.C. State’s J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center to win the NCHSAA 1-A dual-team women's tennis championship.
Riverside survived a five-turnover performance and pulled away for a 44-24 victory at Person Friday. Quarterback Diante Strothers accounted for four touchdowns for Riverside in the win.
Granville Central tops KIPP Pride 35-12; Cedar Ridge beats Northern Vance 56-28; Warren County rips South Granville 24-7 and Graham beats Carrboro 28-21.
Northern punted just once during a 48-0 win at Jordan on Friday. That particular boot was launched when Northern had reserves on offense while the mercy rule was in effect, triggered when Trevon Tapp returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for a touchdown to give the Knights a 42-0 lead.
Overcoming two touchdowns that were negated by penalties and then committing the game’s only turnover, Orange did just enough to come out with a 20-6 victory over Cardinal Gibbons Friday night.
Oxford Webb was haunted by reigning 3-AA state champions Southern in a Halloween horror story that ended with the visiting Warriors buried 68-0 in a bone-rattling Spartan graveyard where offenses have gone to die all season.
N.C. Central on Tuesday night scored the most points in school history against a Bible-college team in its second season of basketball, beating Charlotte’s College of Faith 123-65 at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.
After a couple of decades of irrelevance, Duke football gets a rare night in the national spotlight. The No. 25 ranked Blue Devils will play rival North Carolina tonight (7:30 p.m., ESPN) in the first prime-time, weeknight game at Wallace Wade Stadium since 1994.
One of the most prolific offenses in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference this season has belonged to N.C. Central. The point man behind that production was quarterback Malcolm Bell, who may not play in what is an extremely enormous game both for the Eagles and the MEAC. ... Also, a look at how MEAC tiebreakers could handle two, three, four or five-way tie ...
Some questions may have been answered in No. 4 Duke’s 81-71 win over No. 19 Michigan State Tuesday night in the Champions Classic doubleheader at Bankers Life Field House.
Four teams may not be enough for a college football playoff, according to ACC commissioner John Swofford. Speaking at Wednesday’s weekly Durham Sports Club meeting at Croasdaile Country Club, Swofford said an eight-team playoff, “in terms of the number of teams, would probably be ideal.”
Lance Stephenson doesn’t want to be known as the guy who blew in LeBron James’ ear. Stephenson said during his introductory news conference Friday in Charlotte he’s “a little upset” that the ear-blowing incident in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Miami is how some people have defined him as a player.
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.
Lewis claims first Senior Division title
Alex Brese captures Herald-Sun Golf Classic with 6 and 5 win over Matt Roberts
RIVERSIDE'S OWN ALEX BRESE TO FACE MATT ROBERTS FOR HERALD-SUN GOLF CLASSIC TITLE TODAY
Shhh! Make sure your golf partner isn’t around, because here’s some inside information from the No. 15 seed in the Championship Flight of The Herald-Sun Golf Classic on how he rose from near the bottom of that division and kept hanging around to reach today’s title round:
“I’ve just been playing pretty consistent, hitting greens and just trying to make pars,” Durham’s Alex Brese, the next-to-last seed in the 16-player top flight, said after his 1-up semifinal win over Creedmoor’s Britt Mitchell at Hillandale Golf Course on Saturday.
It took 19 holes for Melvin Barnes and Matt Roberts, both from Hillsborough, to determine who’d battle Brese for the championship trophy.
“Neither one of us played good. It was kind of just a dig-deep kind of game, gut-wrenching,” Roberts said. “Both of us kind of kept the other one in it.”
Barnes knew it, too. After the 18th hole, he drove off in his golf cart lecturing to himself about how he’d just given one away.
Roberts pounced, finally burying a stubborn putt that lingered for a while before making up its mind to take the dive.
“It had the line the whole way, but I didn’t know if it was going to ever get to the hole,” Roberts said. “It just kind of looked like it barely just died in there, so I guess that’s what you want.”
Definitely. It was a birdie. Barnes couldn’t match it.
The day’s first round under par belonged to Brittany Lang. The former Duke player moved to 7 over — nine shots behind co-leaders Amy Yang and Michelle Wie — with a 69 that included three birdies on the front nine and eight consecutive pars on the back before her bogey on the 18th.
Wie salvaged a 2-over 72 on crispy Pinehurst No. 2 and shared the lead with Amy Yang, who had six birdies in a round of 68....