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Nobody thought they’d be here. And, really, that’s not an exaggeration — there wasn’t a soul who thought the Bengals would be playing for the most iconic trophy in American pro sports (aside from the handful of irrationally confident fans in Cincinnati) this season. more
In 2018, the Rams lost the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history, 13-3, to the New England Patriots. All jokes aside, the Rams are in prime position to win their first title since moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. more
This week, the News + Record spoke with Antoinette Pujol, the Hawks’ head swimming coach, to discuss the team’s inaugural season in the pool, what we should watch for in this weekend’s state meet and how she’s been able to find success with a group of swimmers of various experience levels. more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Feb. 7 to Sunday, Feb. 13. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, February 7 Tuesday, … more
I used to think the NBA was the sports world’s version of a soap opera. From an eclectic cast of characters to, at times, unreasonable drama — the Clippers-Rockets locker room skirmish of 2018 … more
Last week, the NBA All-Star starters were announced. Like many people, I really didn’t care much at the time. The actual game is fun for the players and fans, but the talk-show media pundits … more
HILLSBOROUGH — Northwood suffered through a four-year drought since its last appearance in the NCHSAA team wrestling duals in 2017. But it took nemesis Orange High School just one night to … more
With a 20-1 record (5-0 in Central Tar Heel 1A conference) through the team’s first 21 games and just six games left on the schedule, the Knights are trending toward a potential No. 1 seed in the 1A East of the NCHSAA playoffs. more
Ryan Johnson, head football coach at Jordan-Matthews High School, is leading the charge on a brand new football team called the Siler City Jets, a 14U program that has its sights set on beginning play this fall. more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 31 to Sunday, Feb. 5. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January 31 Tuesday, … more
PITTSBORO — There’s an athlete out of Northwood who’s drawing interest from top programs across the nation, receiving offers from schools in seven different states — located in just about … more
SILER CITY — They say it’s hard to beat a team twice in a single season. Jordan-Matthews women’s basketball is evidence that’s not always true. On Dec. 6, the Jets earned their first … more
SILER CITY — Sitting amongst the crowd last Wednesday night was like standing on the brink of a slowly cracking dam. You knew it was going to burst. It was just a matter of when. With each … more
CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Board of Directors has voted to postpone the first and second rounds of the 2022 Dual Team Wrestling Tournament due to … more
I’m ashamed to admit this. After more than 24 years of life — and nearly a decade in sportswriting — I just, last week, learned about one of basketball’s most iconic figures: Lusia … more
I’ve always had a not-so-secret hatred for the NFL. Growing up, my team was the St. Louis Rams, but year after year, they’d disappoint. I never witnessed a winning season. Then, owner Stan … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 30. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January 24 Tuesday, … more
PITTSBORO — It didn’t take long for Northwood to find its guy. Less than three months after the sudden resignation of Cullen Homolka in October, the Chargers’ search for a new head football … more
If you woke up on Monday morning and turned your TV to ESPN’s “First Take” or FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” I’m sure you heard one (or more) of the hosts with the following takes: • … more
PITTSBORO — “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy,” legendary Olympic champion and record-setting former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable once said. The … more
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