Sports View All »

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:34 PM

LIGHTING IT UP: Hillside, Currie-Elliott torch Northern

Freshman Jamal Currie-Elliott looked like NFL star Adrian Peterson Friday, scoring three first-half touchdowns to lead Hillside to a 55-21 win over Northern and spoiling the Knights’ homecoming festivities at Durham County Memorial Stadium.

The win lifts Hillside (5-4, 3-0 PAC-6) into sole possession of first place in the PAC-6 4-A and in the driver’s seat for a coveted first-round playoff home date.

Northern (2-7, 2-1 PAC-6) slips into a tie for second place in the league standings, still in prime position to grab one of the league’s three guaranteed playoff slots despite an 0-6 record in non-conference play.

Click on following links to other area prep football coverage:

Riverside 48, Jordan 13
Roxboro Person 42, East Chapel Hill 6
Southern 60, Cedar Ridge 14
Chapel Hill 14, Cardinal Gibbons 0
Northwood 56, Northern Vance 7
Orange 49, Oxford Webb 0
Jordan Matthews 21, Carrboro 7
South Granville 28, Bunn 14
Louisburg 56, Granville Central 31
Kestrel Heights 28, Fayetteville Christian 22

Oct. 25, 2014 @ 03:02 AM

After exhibition win, UNC's Williams addresses Wainstein report

Roy Williams defended his actions during the time of rampant academic fraud at North Carolina, claiming that his program did things the right way while acknowledging that he didn’t know if the NCAA would still levy penalties.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Dekker record bid fails; DA advances to FH finals

Eliza Dekker forced to drop out of NCISAA cross country championship race while bidding for record fourth straight individual title ... Durham Academy field hockey advances to state championship match Saturday with win over Ravenscroft. ... Carrboro, N.C. Science & Math and East Chapel Hill tennis stars advance to state semifinals.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:57 AM

Making it work: Marquise Williams' star shines for Heels

When the Tar Heels (3-4, 1-2 ACC) come back to Scott Stadium today (12:30 p.m., WRAL), the junior quarterback will be in the midst of one of the most productive stretches in school history.


Sports: Galleries View All »

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 4)

It says something strong about the football program Antonio King has over there at Hillside High School when Greg Little shows up on campus on a random Tuesday.
Little is an NFL free agent after handling business in college at North Carolina.
And he's a Hillside guy. King coached him.
King has produced plenty of Division I football players.
But Hillside's rough start this season might have some wondering if everything is OK in Hornets Nation.
Herald-Sun sports writer John McCann has more on the matter in "GameDay."


Sep. 06, 2014 @ 08:31 PM

Gallery-North Carolina Central University-Elizabeth City State football

North Carolina Central University-Elizabeth City State football, at O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium, NCCU. The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Sep. 05, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Gallery. Carrboro-Chapel Hill Football

Carrboro-Chapel Hill Football The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Blog: Duke Sports View All »

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

Duke football Morning After

Notes from Duke's 20-13 win over Virginia, including Breon Borders' big day and a look at the offensive line's stellar effort


Duke beats Virginia

Family of Duke's Powell gets tough news


Blog: NCCU Sports View All »

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Southern's Smith, Spivey get some shine from Lenoir-Rhyne

Darryl Smith and Tahj Spivey are the latest members of the Southern Spartans to receive scholarship offers to play college football.


Run N' Gun, Legacy to hoop in The Cage

Me, the single parent


Blog: UNC Sports View All »


Sports: High Schools View All »

Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:54 AM

Carrboro gets eyeful (from behind) of UNC recruit

Randleman wide receiver Juval Mollette, who has verbally committed to play at North Carolina next fall, caught three long touchdown passes to help the Tigers to a 27-20 victory over visiting Carrboro.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:36 AM

Orange remains perfect, shatters Northern Vance 57-13

Trailing by just five points, 12-7, at the end of the first quarter, Northern Vance couldn’t sustain it as Orange exploded for 38 second-quarter points en route to a 57-13 win.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 01:03 AM

Sean Bowman, South Granville run past W-S Prep

In the absence of physical inside rusher Earl Green, senior running back Sean Bowman tallied 259 yards and three scores on 34 carries as South Granville (4-2) stormed past the Winston-Salem Prep Phoenix 21-6.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 12:49 AM

Webb falls on own sword in shutout loss at Cardinal Gibbons

 Oxford Webb coach Tony Midgette has implored his team to make plays on offense for the last two weeks but the Warriors haven’t gotten the message. On Friday, it resulted in their second straight shutout loss.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 12:33 AM

Northwood ‘lights out’ as Pinnix tosses 4 TDs

Northwood shellacked Big Eight 3-A Conference rival Cedar Ridge 45-6 Friday night in a performance so dominating that the visiting Red Wolves only gained 9 yards total offense in the first half and never moved the ball past midfield until the third quarter.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 12:06 AM

Kestrel Heights sets school mark with 2nd win

Quarterback Devonte Barker ran for 270 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a third touchdown Friday night as Kestrel Heights (2-4) did something no other Hawks’ team has ever done -- win two games in a single season.


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Southern's vertical passing game too much for Chapel Hill

Kendall Hinton threw for five touchdowns and 399 yards and Southern’s defense held Chapel Hill without an offensive touchdown Friday as the Spartans won the battle of Big Eight 3-A Conference unbeatens 38-12.

Northwood 45, Cedar Ridge 6

Orange 57, Northern Vance 13

Cardinal Gibbons 24, Oxford Webb 0

South Granville 24, Winston-Salem Prep 6

Randleman 27, Carrboro 20

Kestrel Heights 34, Greensboro Panthers 14


Oct. 04, 2014 @ 02:17 AM

Unbeatens Southern, Chapel Hill clash in Big Eight

Southern and Chapel Hill, two of the area’s three remaining undefeated high school football teams meet Friday, Oct. 3 in Chapel Hill. A preview of Friday's seven area games.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 12:46 AM

GameDay | High School Football (Season 2, Episode 7)

Southern Spartans vs. Chapel Hill Tigers


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:47 AM

Cardinal Gibbons makes short work of Cedar Ridge

Cardinal Gibbons took a 22-7 halftime lead in its Big Eight 3-A Conference opener at Cedar Ridge Friday and never looked back en route to a 39-7 win.


Sports: Colleges View All »


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 08:00 PM

Louisville fends off stubborn Wolfpack 30-18

Michael Dyer rushed for 173 yards, including a game-sealing 46-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds remaining, and Louisville held off N.C. State 30-18 on Saturday.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 06:58 PM

Powell shoulders more than his fair share of load

When Shaquille Powell reached Duke’s locker room after the Blue Devils posted a hard-fought 20-13 win over Virginia on Saturday, Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe was there to present him the game ball. Powell’s Blue Devils teammates gave him a standing ovation.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

Morgan St. comeback leaves NCCU with 1st MEAC loss

Morgan State's Robert Council finds Andrew King from 15 yards out with 36 seconds left to cap a fourth-quarter comeback from a 20-7 hole.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 07:00 PM

DOWN & DIRTY: Defense, run game grind out win over Cavs

While showing flash and dash offensively as wins came more easily over the last two seasons, Duke quietly worked to develop a grittier, harder edge as well.

Saturday’s ACC Coastal Division showdown with Virginia (4-3, 2-1 ACC) is where that work paid off.

Duke’s defense limited the Cavaliers to one touchdown in the game and a mere field goal in the second half as the Blue Devils stopped Virginia twice in the fourth quarter to protect a seven-point lead.

The Blue Devils mixed in an effective running game offensively, with the running of Shaquille Powell and Anthony Boone keying a fourth-quarter touchdown drive that lifted Duke to a 20-13 win before a crowd of 28,131 at Wallace Wade Stadium.

“We weren’t always clicking on all cylinders offensively,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said. “Defensively you might say the same thing, looking at the numbers. But you talk about clutch and consistently clutch plays? It was there.”

The Blue Devils (6-1, 2-1 ACC) played without committing a turnover for the second consecutive game. They averaged 5.2 yards per carry against a Virginia defense that entered the day tied for second in the nation by allowing just 2.7 yards per carry.


Sports: Pro Sports View All »

Jul. 02, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

Patrick Ewing to coach P.J. Hairston

Plus, check out who Duke football coach David Cutcliffe could be coaching:


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 10:02 PM

Battier ready for next play

Former Duke basketball player Shane Battier is joining ESPN as a college basketball analyst.


Jul. 01, 2014 @ 09:02 PM

Canes make moves in NHL free agency

The Carolina Hurricanes add a goalie and a wingman.


Jun. 29, 2014 @ 09:27 PM

Taking it strong to the rim — or to the bank?

Free agents are weighing whether they want to build their bank accounts or construct championship teams.


Jun. 27, 2014 @ 10:42 PM

CANES PICK FLEURY

CAROLINA HURRICANES GRAB DEFENSEMAN HAYDN FLEURY WITH NO. 7 PICK

The Carolina Hurricanes have picked Canadian defenseman Haydn Fleury (6-2, 203) with the No. 7 overall pick in Friday night's NHL Draft. ...Aaron Ekblad (6-3, 213), 18, was the No. 1 overall pick by the Florida Panthers ... 

The NHL’s Central Scouting Service ranks Fleury, 17, ninth among North American skaters and second among defensemen.

“He probably epitomizes the so-called safe pick,” said Tony MacDonald, the Canes lead amateur scout. “He’s probably going to play for you for 10-12 years and give you great service. He’s a very reliable, solid guy.”

The 2013-14 season marked Fleury’s second full season with the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. As an alternate captain, he paced team defensemen in scoring with 46 points (8g, 38a) in 70 games. That output was more than double the 19 points (4g, 15a) he recorded in 66 games as a rookie, which was still good for third-best among team defensemen.

“He skates very, very well and moves the puck well,” MacDonald said.

Additionally, the 6-foot-3, 203-pound defenseman finished at a team-high plus-15 on a Red Deer squad that had a minus-10 goal differential and failed to qualify for the postseason.

What they're saying about Fleury ... Complete 1st Round NHL Draft coverage ...


Sports: Golf View All »

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 08:52 PM

Brese blows by Roberts to win title

Alex Brese captures Herald-Sun Golf Classic with 6 and 5 win over Matt Roberts


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 08:58 PM

COOL BRESE!

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.


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:03 PM

U.S. Open Notebook: Duke's Lang posts 69, 9 shots off lead

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.


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 06:59 PM

Amy Yang, Michelle Wie share 3rd round lead at U.S. Women's Open

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....


Jun. 21, 2014 @ 07:05 PM

Herald-Sun Classic: Sunday's championship pairings/tee times

Matt Roberts to meet Riverside alum Alex Brese in Championship Flight title match Sunday, June 22. Titles to be decided in seven open flights and two senior division flights on Sunday ... Complete Saturday results and Sunday championship tee times.