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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:18 PM

CO-CHAMPS! NCCU upsets A&T, but comes up short of playoffs

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.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 07:07 PM

Meeks anything but in 90-72 UNC win at Davidson

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.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Creighton to test Eagles, Moton on road Sunday

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.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

BIG FOUR: Southern, Hillside, Chapel Hill, Orange sweep 2nd round

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.

Click on live links below for complete game-by-game reports:

Hillside 27, Fayetteville Seventy-First 0
Southern 67, Clayton Cleveland 48
Chapel Hill 23, Fayetteville Terry Sanford 20
Orange 42, Wendell Corinth Holders 13

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Nov. 07, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

Gallery-Southern Durham at Orange football

Southern Durham at Orange football The Herald-Sun | Bernard Thomas

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

Gallery-Northern Durham and Riverside football

Northern Durham and Riverside football Special to The Herald Sun | Ken Martin

Nov. 07, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

GALLERY: North Carolina v. Belmont Abbey (Nov. 7, 2014)

North Carolina beats Belmont Abbey 112-34.

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Nov. 22, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Duke tops Stanford for CVC title

Blue Devils clamp down defensively to claim Coaches vs.Cancer Classic championship

Coach K, Dawkins set to face off

Duke slogs through poor shooting night, drops Temple

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Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

All the athletes I cover eventually have to leave -- now it's my turn to move on

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.

My AP Top 25 ballot: FSU back on top

My AP Top 25 ballot: Mississippi State on top, Duke back in

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Nov. 01, 2014 @ 09:07 PM

Hendersonville snaps South Granville 16-match streak, wins title

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.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

NCSSM falls to Lake Norman in 2-A dual-team tennis finals

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.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 06:49 PM

Carrboro (Araba), NCSSM (Walker) win state cross country titles

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 ...

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Bishop McGuinness tops Voyager for state 1-A tennis title

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.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 02:03 AM

Strothers, Riverside clinch 4-A playoff berth with road win

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.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 01:44 AM

Prep Roundup: Panthers, Wolves win; Vikes, Jags fall

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.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:20 AM

Northern cements playoff berth in Jordan rout

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.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:33 PM

Orange remains undefeated, rips Cardinal Gibbons

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.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Southern sets up battle of unbeatens 68-0 over Webb

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.

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Nov. 19, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

With Faith in hand, Eagles to face Bluejays on road Sunday

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.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:51 PM

Irrelevant no more, Duke plays for title

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.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 08:22 PM

If Bell can’t ring up title, can Billerman?

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 ...

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Duke answers questions in Classic win over MSU

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.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

ACC commissioner Swofford: 8 teams ‘ideal’ for playoff

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.”

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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

Stephenson: Ear-blowing incident doesn’t define me

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.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

McIlroy and Woods deliver in first round of British Open

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.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Hornets add former Pacers' guard Stephenson

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.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

Jeter stars in All-Star Game finale, Trout spurs AL victory

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.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 08:14 PM

Former Tar Heel Seager revels in All-Star experience

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.

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Jun. 22, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Hutson wins H-S Classic Presidents Flight

Lewis claims first Senior Division title

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



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....