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This week, Chatham County schools are competing in their respective baseball and softball conference tournaments. This is the final tune-up for area programs before the start of next week’s … more
This week marked the start of the state playoffs for four Chatham County boys tennis teams. Leading the pack is Seaforth, which entered its first-round match against East Carteret on Wednesday … more
The race for the Chatham County girls soccer golden boot is heating up with only a handful of games remaining in the regular season. Entering this week’s games, the top goal-scorer in the … more
At a meeting Tuesday, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors considered a proposal to allow high school athletes in the state the ability to profit off their … more
Down 6-0 after the first half of its regular-season finale against Chapel Hill last Thursday, the Northwood boys lacrosse team was in desperate need of a spark. Enter freshman goalkeeper James … more
Draft day is finally upon us. Thursday night, the Carolina Panthers will open the 2023 NFL Draft by making the No. 1 overall selection. As of writing this, Bryce Young is a -2000 favorite to wind … more
It’s the final week of the regular season for both boys and girls lacrosse teams across the state, and it looks like both Northwood teams and the Seaforth boys will end up making the state … more
Northwood boys basketball star Drake Powell has continued to climb up recruiting boards since finishing his junior season. Earlier this month, Powell rose to No. 19 overall in 247Sports’ … more
Kim and Don Warren wouldn’t consider themselves athletes. They both offer a hearty laugh at the thought. Married for 37 years, the Silk Hope residents have both recently retired and spend a … more
Don’t look now, but the Jordan-Matthews softball team is making a late-season push for a share of the regular season Mid-Carolina Conference title. The Jets took control of their own destiny … more
With regional and state championships around the corner, Chatham County high school track and field athletes hope to peak at the right time over the next several weeks. At the 3A level, … more
N.C. Senate Republicans have introduced Senate Bill 636, titled “An Act to Revise Oversight of High School Interscholastic Athletics,” a wide-ranging piece of legislation that would strip … more
In the spirit of April 20, or 4-20, I thought it was the right time to applaud the National Basketball Association for its recent reforms regarding drug testing. Announced at the beginning of … more
The Woods Charter girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the 2023 season last Tuesday to Franklin Academy, 1-0. Losing for the first time in the regular season since a 2-1 loss to … more
When Seaforth junior Walker Magrinat bought his neon green shoes, they were initially a joke. After wearing them once, he realized he couldn’t return them and so they stuck around — … more
BEAR CREEK — It might not be the sexiest way to win games, but playing “small ball” can be quite effective. Just ask the Chatham Central baseball team, which employed the … more
BEAR CREEK — It might not be the sexiest way to win games, but playing "small ball" can be quite effective. Just ask the Chatham Central baseball team ... more
CHAPEL HILL — East Chapel Hill sophomore Sam Smith stared down at the dirt below him. As he stood behind home plate, several paces from where the Northwood Chargers tagged him out in a pickle, … more
The Northwood boys lacrosse team’s standout season has been a long time coming.  In fact, following the Chargers’ 18-7 win over Seaforth last Thursday — which improved … more
In a sport highlighted by individual performances, Seaforth boys golf coach Bobby Stewart has preached a team mentality with his nine golfers this spring. The point of emphasis has clearly gotten … more
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