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Leading the Charge(rs): Chris Kenan, 3-time district winner, named Northwood’s next head coach
PITTSBORO — It didn’t take long for Northwood to find its guy. Less than three months after the sudden resignation of Cullen …
Recency bias was the real winner of Super Wild Card Weekend
If you woke up on Monday morning and turned your TV to ESPN’s “First Take” or FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” I’m sure you …
Jets’ Fadely nearly quadruples swimming roster, embraces growth in second season
ASHEBORO — A year ago, the entire Jordan-Matthews swim team could comfortably fit inside of a 2021 Honda Civic. And they’d …
Pandemonium in Pittsboro: Jets’ comeback falls short as Hawks’ Stevenson scores 42 in triple OT thriller
PITTSBORO — If you were anywhere near Seaforth Road in Pittsboro last Friday night, you probably heard the variety of sounds …
‘She’s our energy burst’: Hawks’ Ajayi scores 20 as transition game thrives in blowout of Jets
PITTSBORO — Whether it’s a movie, a book or a jelly-filled doughnut, the content-rich middle is always the best part. In …
AL to NC to 2K: Chargers’ Porter makes school history, scores 2,000th point in win over Panther Creek
PITTSBORO — Entering last Wednesday’s game against Panther Creek, Northwood senior Olivia Porter needed just 12 points to hit a …
Here’s what you might’ve missed over the holiday break in Chatham sports
For many, the holidays are defined by quality time with loved ones, cheerfully recognizable tunes and sweater weather. But in high …
I’ll admit it: I was wrong about Cincinnati
This is the last time I’ll write about Cincinnati this season. Up to this point, I’ve written multiple columns about the …
Looking back at Chatham’s top sports stories of 2021
As 2021 comes to a close this Saturday — or Friday evening at midnight, if you can stay awake that long — we thought it’d be …
‘It was electric’: Knights down Raptors in 1-point thriller to claim 2021 Winter Slam title
SILER CITY — Playing against Chatham Charter is a bit like Christmas shopping for the guy who has everything. It takes …
‘A lot of fun’: A look back at Los Jets’ 20-win anniversary season
SILER CITY — Plenty of North Carolina’s bigger cities and smaller towns ooze with their own sports lore, their own athletic …
Jets, Mountaire pair up to spread holiday cheer as part of J-M’s charitable efforts
SILER CITY — While Ryan Johnson has touted the idea of a “new era” on the football field, he and his players are working on …
Will the Chargers’ mix of veteran speed and underclassmen potential propel them to the postseason?
The Northwood swimming team has been on a roll as of late, with the women’s squad posting an unbeaten 4-0 record through two meets …
Northwood’s Caroline Murrell set to run for defending champs N.C. State after graduation
After a storied high school career in both cross country and track & field for the Chargers, Northwood senior Caroline Murrell has …
‘A big-time moment’: Knights’ Harvey brothers combine for 33 points in rivalry win
SILER CITY — If you arrived at Chatham Charter’s gym even a minute after tip-off last Friday, you would’ve been hard-pressed to …
Howlingly hot: Wood Charter wolves claim 6-0 start after back-to-back 40-point routs
CHAPEL HILL — It wasn’t the prettiest of sights. Last Wednesday night, Woods Charter’s women’s basketball team had amassed …
No, Trevor Lawrence isn’t a bust … yet
Sometimes, as sports fans, analysts and “experts,” we come to conclusions a little too quickly. If a player has the most TD …
Porter, Marve lead Chargers in rivalry rout of Jets to stay perfect
SILER CITY — Nine months ago, Olivia Porter was a varsity basketball standout 480 miles away in Auburn, Alabama. In her junior …
Revenge in Bear Creek: after heartbreaking loss, Bears ravage Wildcats in 19-point win
BEAR CREEK — A day before Thanksgiving break, Chatham Central opened its season with a heartbreaking loss to the South Davidson …
Red-hot Knights cruise past Eagles to keep perfect season intact
As illustrated by a 6-0 start and 72-58 win over Faith Christian last Tuesday, the Chatham Charter Knights have one major strength …