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My first intentions for a column this week were not about sports, but about the traffic situation on U.S. 64 around Walmart. After seeing yet another wreck in that area last week, which once again drew my ire, I was dead set on writing my column about it. But my Managing Editor Randall Rigsbee advised me that maybe since this column runs in the sports section, maybe it should be about sports. And he is right. more
PITTSBORO — Northwood’s first-ever girls lacrosse match didn’t go as planned on the scoreboard last Tuesday evening in Pittsboro, as the Chargers fell 15-4 to Carrboro. But make no mistake … more
CHAPEL HILL — The NCHSAA East and West Regionals were decided this past weekend in the four classifications and the 2019 State Championships are set for this Saturday. more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews made short work of visiting High Point Andrews as the Jets bombed the Red Raiders 14-0 and 13-0 in a twinbill sweep on March 5. more
CAMERON — Union Pines flexed its muscles with a double-header sweep of visiting Jordan-Matthews in area softball action March 6. more
PITTSBORO — The Northwood softball team split a pair of games early last week with a 17-1 drubbing over rival Chapel Hill in 3A Big Eight Conference action and an 11-0 loss to Union Pines in non-conference play. more
SANFORD — Northwood plated five runs in the top of the 1st inning here on Thursday afternoon on the way to crushing host Southern Lee 15-3 in area non-conference softball action. more
SILER CITY — In a battle for bragging rights on the hard court, Chatham Charter edged Jordan-Matthews 5-3 last Monday afternoon in area high school boys tennis action. Doubles proved to be the … more
BAYBORO — Hurricanes are known for their ability to wreak havoc upon anything in their path, a fact that Chatham Central was quick to discover March 5. more
BEAR CREEK — Camden Fuquay and Samuel Murchison combined for a two-hitter here Thursday night to lift visiting Jordan-Matthews to a well-played 4-1 victory over rival Chatham Central in area high … more
SILER CITY — The Chatham Charter boys tennis team disposed of visiting Clover Garden 8-1 March 7 in a 1A Central Tar Heel Conference contest. Chatham Charter (1-0 conference, 2-0 overall) … more
RAMSEUR — Kelsey Craven hurled a two-hitter to propel Eastern Randolph to a 4-0 shut out of visiting Jordan-Matthews March 7 in 2A PAC 7 Conference softball action. Craven allowed just singles … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews exploded for 17 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning en route to an 18-8 beat down of visiting High Point Andrews in two and a half innings on March 5. The Jets … more
BEAR CREEK — Cousins carried Chatham Central in the first half. The whole team then took the Lady Bears the rest of the way. Chatham Central cruised to a 61-45 triumph over the Henderson … more
OCRACOKE — A six-hour bus ride across North Carolina, a ferry crossing of the Pamlico Sound and facing a higher seed might have daunted the Chatham Central boys’ basketball team. Nope. The … more
PEMBROKE — Former Chatham Central three-time state champion wrestler Nick Daggett is one of eight UNC-Pembroke wrestlers who punched their tickets to the NCAA Division II National Championships … more
I had planned on writing a column on the Zion Williamson situation this week, but after an action-packed weekend of area high school hoops which saw our local teams do the best they have in years, I … more
BAYBORO — Michael Moore led a balanced Chatham Central attack Thursday night as the Bears stunned Pamlico 77-67 in second round action of the NCHSAA 1A State Playoffs. The Bears, who had yet to … more
PLYMOUTH — The road warriors tour by the Chatham Central boys’ basketball team came to an abrupt halt here Saturday night as the Bears were dealt a crushing 78-34 defeat at the hands of powerful … more
DURHAM — Entering Tuesday night’s NCHSAA 3A State Playoff opener, Northwood was very familiar with its opponent. The Chargers were taking on Southern Durham, a squad Northwood had lost to on … more
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