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Vin Scully started every broadcast the same way: “Hi everybody, and a very pleasant good evening to you wherever you may be.” It always felt so pleasant. Like he cared about me and wanted me … more
With only 26 varsity players on its roster, the Chatham Central football team is in for a long season of “iron man football,” according to head coach Sherman Howze. The Bears have struggled … more
As the summer comes to a close, many girls golf teams across Chatham County will hit the links in the coming weeks to display the diverse talent found in the Piedmont area. From the consistent play … more
Terrance Gary is admittedly nervous, and there’s a good reason why. This Friday, the first-time high school head coach will lead the Seaforth football team into its first game as a varsity … more
Outside of my life as the News + Record’s sports editor I like to think of myself as some sort of fantasy football savant. I have won two of the past three league championships in my main dynasty … more
As the summer heat blasts down on asphalt tennis courts throughout the area, several high school women’s teams are braving the elements to prepare for the season that lies ahead. Following two … more
While Chatham Central had the best record of any Chatham County girls tennis team in 2021 — finishing the year with an overall record of 12-3, the main thorn in their side were the girls at Chatham … more
The floor burns have returned as high school volleyball matches have kicked off across the state. In Chatham County, several local teams are entering what should be their second normal season … more
On Friday, the Northwood Chargers hosted Jordan-Matthews, Trinity Christian, Apex, Carrboro, Overhills, Green Hope and Ragsdale at the annual Jack Shaner Jamboree for a series of pre-season … more
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
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