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PITTSBORO — As the days get hotter, the pools get cooler and the ice cream melts faster, the sights, sounds and familiar feelings of summer are finally creeping their way back into our … more
PITTSBORO — With this year’s NBA Finals out of the way, Pittsboro had the stage to itself last week for its own version of an action-packed basketball competition. In a selection of … more
PITTSBORO — Nationally, lacrosse hasn’t yet broken into the mainstream, with it being most popular in the northeastern U.S. with small pockets of interest in other regions across the … more
If you’ve been a News + Record subscriber for any number of my 18-month tenure as the paper’s sports editor, you’ll likely know one super important thing about me: I loathe Duke … more
SILER CITY — According to our calendars, it’s only June. But football is already the talk of the town. Registration opened for Siler City’s newest youth football team — the 14U Siler City … more
I’m not a movie guy. Plain and simple. The past two years alone, I’d estimate I’ve might’ve seen a total of, say, 18 movies released in 2021 and 2022. That averages out to a little less … more
On June 15, Woods Charter announced via social media that it was tabbing Leonard McNair, a 2015 graduate and former guard for the Wolves, as the men’s basketball program’s next head coach. more
Now, the 2018 Northwood graduate is one of the top relievers not only at UNC, but in the nation. He finished with a 2.72 ERA with 74 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings pitched this past season. That was enough to earn him third-team All American honors from Perfect Game USA. more
After two years of modifications, restrictions and regulations, Siler City Parks and Rec is fully open for business, allowing some programs and athletic leagues to return after a lengthy hiatus. more
Maybe this isn’t a widely shared take, but I’ve never disliked the Golden State Warriors. I never got tired of them when they made five straight NBA Finals appearances from 2015-19, winning … more
But once the Jordan-Matthews swimming legend made the 470-mile move from Siler City to Gambier, Ohio, last summer, she quickly learned how to embrace it, converting that fear into confidence that she’d use to become a freshman phenom for the Ladies and — perhaps most notably — a 2022 national champion. more
No matter the state, city or town he’s lived in, football has given the the 2005 Northwood High School graduate much-needed consistency, providing him with a constant sense of both security and structure.ool … more
CARY — In its 19 wins this season, the Woods Charter’s women’s soccer team hadn’t seen an opponent quite like this one. Christ the King — the West’s No. 3 seed … more
On May 31, J-M hosted its first-ever athletic awards show, titled “The Jetties,” which turned a typical awards banquet into an Oscars-style spectacle, equipped with Grammy-esque trophies, an actual red carpet an emcee that livened up the ceremony. more
If you’re looking for a way to keep your children busy this summer — and have some fun playing their favorite sports in the process — then local schools have you covered. Throughout the … more
CARY — You could say Jana Matthews doesn’t play nice with others. The Woods Charter senior goalkeeper didn’t let the high-riding Hobbton Wildcats score even one goal as she kept the … more
Well, that didn’t quite pan out like I assumed it would. I guess what they say is true — trends and streaks really are meant to be bucked, snapped and broken. I was fully prepared to come … more
RALEIGH — Carson Shaner could have called it quits. Nobody would have blamed her. In late March, N.C. State was sitting at 19-10 on the season and 2-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, good … more
The event featured a pre-celebration that included live music, mocktails and catered hors d’oeuvres for athletes and parents in the school’s courtyard with decorations galore and plenty opportunities for photos. more
CARY — In 2017, a scrappy, high-scoring women’s soccer team from Chapel Hill was on a quest to shock the state. That year, the Woods Charter Wolves — led by the NCHSAA leader in … more
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