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BEAR CREEK — Like Sam Cooke crooned on that classic, look for change to come along Chatham Central’s offensive line. “People got to step up,” Chatham Central head football coach Sherman … more
SANFORD — Football in the ACC is home to eight national championships, 48 Pro Football Hall of Famers and 95 first-round NFL Draft selections (since 2005). It’s also home to three Lee County … more
SILER CITY — Early in this young tennis season, the Chatham Charter Knights have already found themselves dealing with plenty of on-court challenges. Tough opponents, grueling playing schedules … more
PITTSBORO — The Northwood Chargers were on the brink of taking down their former conference rivals, but everything can change in the blink of an eye. In the early moments of the fourth quarter … more
The new National Football League season begins Thursday with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys. Here are five big questions as another year of pro … more
Last week, I wrote about the negative impact that the 2017-18 UCF Knights had on my overall college football experience. In that column, I wrote, among other things, that I doubt I’ll ever … more
SILER CITY — Few sports organizations in Chatham have been busier than Siler City Futbol Club this summer. But that was just the calm before the storm. After months of tryouts, practices and … more
PITTSBORO — Last week’s Chatham County Championships were as much about the rise of emerging talent as they were about the dominance of usual suspects. Northwood played host to the Chatham … more
Chatham Central is in the midst of its varsity women’s volleyball season, but has gotten off to a slow start after dropping four straight matches to Salisbury, Lee County, Southern Lee and … more
SILER CITY — There are some tasks that simply feel impossible to complete. Using a No. 2 pencil to win a home run derby, staying dry in a monsoon using nothing but an umbrella and stopping the … more
The UCF Knights ruined college football for me. Yes, you read that right. The Knights that hail from Orlando’s University of Central Florida. The Knights that helped produce NFL talents … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Aug. 30 to Sunday, Sept. 5. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, August … more
Last season, Chatham Charter was one of many 1A schools in the state to not field a men’s (or women’s) soccer team, citing both a lack of interest and COVID-19-related challenges as primary … more
As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on last year, most martial arts studios across the country — including Siler City’s A.F.E. Taekwondo Fitness Academy — were forced to step away from training in-studio and shift to an entirely new location: students’ homes. more
It’d been 618 days since I last attended a major sporting event. On Dec. 12, 2019, I visited Baltimore for the sole purpose of watching the Ravens — then 12-2 en route to one of the best … more
SILER CITY — Most flights get canceled when lightning strikes in the area. But the Jets just powered right through. Jordan-Matthews’ men’s soccer team (1-0) earned a season-opening … more
PITTSBORO — Sometimes, in football, one team is the bug and the other is the windshield. Against Lee County, the Northwood High School Chargers were bewildered insects, blindsided by a … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews High School is a long-standing staple in the Siler City community with over 900 students — and over 200 student-athletes. With an athletic program dating back to … more
SILER CITY — Most flights get canceled when lightning strikes in the area. But the Jets just powered right through. Jordan-Matthews’ men’s soccer team (1-0) earned a … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 29. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, August … more
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