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PITTSBORO — A March 12 phone call. Maybe ordinary to many yet another phone call in a long litany of phone calls people receive in their lifetime. But this particular one, Pittsboro native and … more
Editor’s note: This is the final edition of the mock NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament simulated by the News + Record. ATLANTA — Tre Jones connected on a pair of clutch treys down the stretch … more
To say the 2019-2020 basketball season was a banner season would be a vast understatement. Eight of the 10 high school teams advanced to the state playoffs with six teams taking opening round … more
The Division I Council on Monday voted to allow schools to provide spring-sport student-athletes an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility. Members also … more
SILER CITY — While the outbreak of COVID-19 has brought the sports world to a virtual standstill, one local athlete continues to pursue her aspirations of becoming a world record holder in swimming … more
What has been a well-received mock NCAA Tournament in Chatham County continued over the weekend with the Sweet 16 and the Great Eight contests. Locally, Duke flew past top-seed Dayton 86-81 at the … more
It was a great season in girls basketball in 2019-2020 as four of the five Chatham County teams made the NCHSAA state playoffs and three advanced into the third round. Northwood, Chatham Charter, … more
In normal years, choosing ten players for an All-County basketball team would suffice. But the overall wealth of talent in Chatham County in the 2019-2020 season on the hardcourt made that virtually … more
The official NCAA tournament may have been postponed but here in Chatham County it will play out using the final projection bracket of famous bracketologist Andy Katz. Of statewide interest, it … more
There are times in life that you never forget where you were when a particular event occurred. The Miracle on Ice, N.C. State defeating Houston for the ‘83 hoops national title, and 9/11 certainly … more
Pretty much every professional sports league in the United States, and many others around the world, have hit the “pause” or cancellation button in response to the spread and potential spread of … more
CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association addressed the Monday, March 23 news conference by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper by issuing a statement in response to the … more
The NCHSAA recently announced its 2019-2020 Winter Sports All-Conference teams, with Chatham County having a number of individuals from four area high schools (Northwood, Chatham Charter, Chatham … more
When the Carolina Panthers announced on the team’s website last Tuesday that QB Cam Newton was given permission to seek a trade, it took me by surprise. Probably the best quarterback in … more
BEAR CREEK — Parker Crowley’s sacrifice fly with one away in the bottom of the eighth brought in Riley Lagenor with the deciding run as Chatham Central staged a late-game rally — without the … more
CAMERON — Union Pines scored a run in the bottom of the seventh here Thursday night to edge visiting Jordan-Matthews 7-6 in non-conference softball action. The Lady Jets dropped to 1-3 on the … more
GREENSBORO — Max Green hurled five innings of three-hit baseball to spark Cornerstone Academy to a 4-1 victory in 1A Central Tar Heel Conference action last Tuesday afternoon in Greensboro. The … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews baseball moved to 2-0 in 2A PAC 7 play and to 3-1 overall last Tuesday in Siler City with a doubleheader sweep of High Point Andrews. The Jets won game one by a 14-1 … more
PITTSBORO — Northwood’s Tyler Johnson hurled a five-inning perfect game last Tuesday evening in Pittsboro to power the homestanding Chargers to a 15-0 rout of Cedar Ridge in 3A Big Eight … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews’ Samuel Murchison and Chatham Central’s Michael Moore locked horns in a classic pitching duel through four scoreless innings before Carson Rickman’s two-out, … more
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