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The Tar Heel takeover continues! But in all seriousness, hey everybody! My name is Jeremy Vernon and I am the new Sports Editor at the News + Record. Here’s a little bit about what I was … more
August has long been the worst month for heat-related illnesses. According to a 2012 study by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 60.3% of exertional heat illnesses between the 2005-06 and 2011-12 school years occurred during the month, and climate conditions have continued to grow worse in the decade since. more
The Chatham Central Bears had one of their best all-around tennis seasons in school history last year, with the women’s team making it to the third round of the dual-team playoffs — along with a … more
Less than five months removed from its 70-52 win over Enka in the 3A state championship game, the 2022-23 Northwood girls basketball team convened for the final time Friday night in the Chargers’ … more
After spending his freshman season with the Oklahoma Sooners in 2021, Mann made the decision in June to take his talents 1,000 miles east from Norman, Okla., to Boone, where he’ll suit up for the Appalachian State Mountaineers in 2022. more
It’s been nearly 19 months since I started my journey as the sports editor at the News + Record. When I joined the team, it was my first “real” job after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in … more
SILER CITY — Despite being eight months out from their season-opener in February, Siler City’s own Boys of Summer had a jam-packed July. Between a stint in Greensboro’s Colt Summer League to … more
FREDERICK, Maryland — Entering the 2022 college baseball season, few catchers had as much experience as Matt Oldham. The former Northwood baseball standout had already spent four years at Elon … more
When Old Chatham Golf Club hosts the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship in July 2026, it’ll be the 39th USGA-sanctioned championship hosted on the Tar Heel State’s soil, including this year’s U.S. Women’s Open (Southern Pines) and the 2024 U.S. Open (Pinehurst). more
Gough said she originally joined the adult volleyball group to find a community to play with in her new home, connect with other players about open gyms and maybe, if she was lucky, find a school where she could help out as an assistant coach. more
If you walk up to just about anyone on the street and ask them who they think is the worst commissioner in North American professional sports, the answer would be fairly consistent. Sure, while … more
Palermo said that he’d talked with Rockies scouts prior to the Draft, but hadn’t thought of Colorado to be at the forefront of teams interested in him. The Rockies didn’t specifically mention to Palermo what they liked about his game, but his season performance speaks for itself. more
The Seaforth Hawks, by all accounts, weren’t supposed to have this much success in their inaugural golf season. Around campus, teams from men’s tennis to women’s soccer had strong showings in … more
CARTHAGE — When spectators gather in Alexandria, Louisiana, next week for the 2022 Dixie Youth Softball Ponytails (12U) World Series, the first pitch they’ll see will come from the arm of a … more
There’s something strange, yet awesome, happening in Major League Baseball. Few sports are as wacky and unpredictable as baseball — hence why we’ve had eight different World Series winners … more
Porter shined during the annual N.C. Coaches Association East-West Women’s Basketball All-Star Game at the Greensboro Coliseum on July 11, amassing 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in her high school curtain call. more
SILER CITY — A staple of Siler City’s volleyball community is gearing up for his seventh season on a Chatham County sideline. But when Johnny Alston suits up for his team’s first … more
The Seaforth Hawks, by all accounts, weren’t supposed to have this much success in their inaugural golf season. Around campus, teams from men’s tennis to women’s soccer had strong showings in … more
My wife loves Baker Mayfield. More like, she loves his commercials. And I get it. They’re charming and enjoyable. He may not be the most expressive pitchman, but he’s got the look and the … more
LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – Ahead of the 73rd U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship next week, the USGA announced on Monday that the 2026 U.S. Girls’ Junior will be held at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham … more
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