Winter Sports Roundup: 11/27-12/2

Chatham Central rises in basketball power rankings


Boys Basketball

Seaforth beat Carrboro Thursday for its second win of the season, 87-74. Junior Noah Lewis lead the Hawks with 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Four other Hawks also scored in double figures.

Jordan-Matthews started its busy week with a 58-46 win over Cedar Ridge on Nov. 27. Junior Brennen Oldham scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Jets in scoring.

The Jets lost a close game to Trinity, 53-56, on Nov. 29. They bounced back with a win over Western Guilford Friday.

Chatham Central won all three of its games during the week, beating South Davidson, 73-58, Triangle Math and Science, 68-31, and Western Harnett, 72-40. With zero losses through the first four games, this is the best four-game start for the Bears since the 2020-21 season.

Chatham Charter beat Albemarle, 70-61, on Nov 28. The Knights suffered a tough 33-62 loss to West Stokes Saturday.

Woods Charter lost to Discovery Charter, 29-61.

Week of Nov. 27 Power Rankings

  1. Northwood
  2. Seaforth
  3. Chatham Central
  4. Jordan-Matthews
  5. Chatham Charter
  6. Woods Charter‌

Girls Basketball

Jordan-Matthews started the week with a 35-33 win over Trinity. Senior Lia Carter led the team with 11 points, two assists and six steals.

The Jets lost to Western Guilford, 12-80, Friday.

Northwood lost to Apex Friendship on Nov. 28, 51-58.

Chatham Central went undefeated during the week, beating South Davidson, 69-34, Triangle Math and Science, 70-37, and Western Harnett, 62-31. Junior Karaleigh Dodson combined for 58 points in the three wins.

Chatham Charter lost a tight 65-64 battle to Albemarle on Nov. 28. The Knights responded with a 52-32 win over Eastern Randolph.

Senior Meah Brooks scored 26 points in the win.

Woods Charter beat Discovery Charter, 49-28, on Nov. 28. Senior Caroline Mitchell and sophomore Wesley Oliver scored 22 and 23 points, respectively.

Week of Nov. 27 Power Rankings

  1. Seaforth
  2. Northwood
  3. Chatham Central
  4. Chatham Charter
  5. Jordan-Matthews
  6. Woods Charter‌


In a tri-meet with North Moore and Graham, Jordan-Matthews lost to Graham, 30-39, and North Moore, 24-54.

Seaforth dominated at the tri-meet alongside Northwood and Southeast Alamance, beating Northwood, 62-12, and Southeast Alamance, 84-0. In the same meet, Northwood beat Southeast Alamance, 42-40.

At the Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Carrboro Saturday, Northwood went 1-3, beating Carrboro but losing to Asheboro, Ashley and Rockingham County.

Seaforth went undefeated in the same meet, winning over Asheboro, Panther Creek, Ashley and South Granville.

In girls wrestling, Seaforth’s Keira Rosenmarkle went 3-0 at the War Eagle meet Saturday. She was also named the Most Outstanding Wrestler at the meet.‌

Indoor Track

In Saturday’s East Chapel Hill Polar Bear Meet, Chatham Charter’s Lucas Smith won the boys 300 meter dash with a time of 35.89 and the boys 500 meter dash with a time of 1:06.44. These time qualified him for the NCHSAA 1A state championship meet in both events.

Northwood’s Joe Flynn finished fourth in the boys 1000 meter run with a time of 2:59.03.

On the girls side, Northwood’s Sydney Gray finished eighth in the 1000 meter run with a time of 3:24.22. Her teammate, Julia Hall, finished sixth in the 1600 meter run with a time of 5:46.28.