Top-seeded N.C. School of Science and Mathematics put away Voyager 5-1 during a third-round match in the state 1-A dual-team tennis playoffs at Jordan on Monday. NCSSM was without its No. 2 player and its No. 4 player showed up late after finishing an exam, but Voyager, a wildcard entry, just didn’t have the horses to keep up with the Unicorns.
After months of waiting, North Carolina finally will find out if it landed the top men’s basketball recruit in the Class of 2013. Huntington (W.Va.) Prep small forward Andrew Wiggins is scheduled to announce his college decision at 12:15 p.m. today during a private ceremony at his high school. The Ontario, Canada, native is deciding among UNC, Kentucky, Kansas and Florida State.
Wiggins is the last uncommitted high school senior in the ESPN 100 rankings.
Durham Bulls righthander Alex Colome learned to throw a cutter just two years ago. On Monday, he had Bulls manager Charlie Montoyo invoking the name of a pitcher with the most famous cutter in baseball.
Barry Williams traveled from Charlotte to Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., last week. The Durham native fished on Tuesday with Boo Weekley. He was on the TPC Sawgrass golf course on Wednesday for a practice round. Ahh … the life of a PGA Tour caddie.
Freshman attackman Case Matheis scored with 1:40 left in the second overtime period to carry the seventh-seeded Duke Blue Devils to a 12-11 victory over reigning NCAA champion Loyola at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday.
Juniors Hanna Mar and Marianne Jodoin both dropped the first set in their respective singles matches but rallied to lead the 15th-ranked Duke women’s tennis team past No. 17 Texas Tech 4-3 Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Lubbock, Texas.
Reaching the NCAA Tournament’s final eight proved far less taxing for the Duke women’s lacrosse team than winning their first-round game did.
Some sloppy fielding and another slow day at the plate meant the Durham Bulls’ disappointing homestand continued on Sunday. Two Durham errors fed Lehigh Valley’s four-run, sixth-inning outburst, and the IronPigs defeated the Bulls 6-4 in International League baseball at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
For most North Carolina graduating seniors, Mother's Day usually is spent in Kenan Stadium listening to commencement speeches and turning tassels on graduation caps. But UNC women's lacrosse midfielder Kara Cannizzaro had done that nearly two weeks ago at a special graduation celebration designated for student-athletes.
East Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin, a junior who long ago gave a verbal commitment to play at North Carolina beginning in the fall of 2014, is among the favorites to capture the NCHSAA individual championship at the state 4-A golf tournament that begins today and continues Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 8.
Carrboro and the N.C. School of Science & Math are the top area qualifiers remaining in the state dual-team tennis championships and will host quarterfinal matches today at 4 p.m.
East Chapel Hill boys (4-A), Cedar Ridge boys (2-A) and Carrboro girls (2-A) win NCHSAA Mideast Regional track and field titles.
For the eighth time in school history and the first time since 2007, the Duke women’s golf team claimed a NCAA Regional Championship as the top-seeded Blue Devils carded a final round of 12-under 276 to win the Central Regional by six strokes at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
Durham Bulls pitchers handed Lehigh Valley its first four runs on Saturday night. The IronPigs’ Cody Asche took that many more on one swing of his bat in the seventh inning.