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PITTSBORO — It began with a race for a $100 prize in Greensboro, circa 1973. Pittsboro’s Chuck Gillis, who was in school at Guilford College in Greensboro at the time, slipped on his makeshift … more
It’s taken five years, a worldwide pandemic and countless trials and tribulations to get here, but this week, the Summer Games are officially back. This is the season of staying up late to watch … more
The other weekend while riding my bike through the beautiful backroads of Chatham, I had the unfortunate encounter not once, not twice, but three near hits by vehicles. In general, cyclist’s safety … more
If you’ve ever watched ESPN’s “First Take,” you know it’s full of wild opinions, heated debates and a discussion table for trending topics in the world of sports. I’m not a regular viewer … more
CHERRYVILLE — Preston Parks didn’t have many expectations for his first season as a Dixie Youth softball manager, much less championship aspirations. But as his team — the West Chatham 10U … more
PITTSBORO — There was a time in his life, just four short years ago, when Corbie Hill would have found it difficult to envision himself as a runner. Much less a fast one. But the … more
BEAR CREEK — Chatham Central’s athletic department will have new leadership this fall. As fans file into Bears’ sporting events this school year — from football games to tennis matches — … more
WILSON — Chatham County is wrapping up one of its most exciting summers of baseball yet. In a little over a month, the largest youth sporting event in the country will take place in … more
1. It’s Ohtani’s world, and we’re just living in it If you couldn’t tell from the All-Star game festivities, Shohei Ohtani is one of the new faces of baseball. Not only did he participate … more
Even though we’re in 2021, the 2020 Summer Olympics may be aptly named. After a recent announcement by Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, the atmosphere at the Olympic Games will look a lot … more
When Northwood men’s basketball coach Matt Brown created his team’s offseason schedule, he wasn’t looking to win a summer championship. At least, that wasn’t his original intent, as he … more
When I was 15 years old, I remember hanging out at my friend’s house on a Saturday afternoon, eating a boatload of snacks and playing video games without a care in the world. The game of choice? … more
SILER CITY — What do you get when you gather a cohort of elementary and middle schoolers on a soccer field in the sweltering heat during their summer break? A four-day camp featuring ice-cold … more
As an N.C. State alum and avid fan, I was dismayed and disappointed when the NCAA threw the Wolfpack baseball team out of the College World Series. Then it got political. “Politics” was the … more
A few days after returning home to St. Louis from the University of Missouri back in March of 2020 because of the spread of COVID-19, my mom had a sudden realization. “I totally forgot there … more
With the 2020-21 NCHSAA season having come to an end, a number of Chatham County athletes have been selected to all-conference teams in baseball, track & field, women’s tennis and … more
CARY — Ask Maggie Thornton if she thought she’d have been at the NCHSAA 2A Women’s Tennis State Championships six months ago and you’ll be met with a bashful smile and a shake of the … more
GREENSBORO — Caroline Murrell is a lot of things. A rising senior at Northwood High School. A volunteer for local nonprofit health clinic Vidas de Esperanza. A distance runner for the … more
I’ve always despised waking up early. Actually, let me rephrase that — I think waking up at the crack of dawn is neat, but my body is disgusted by the idea. I’ve never been one to wake up … more
And with that, it’s over. We made it through the 2020-21 high school athletic season. There have been some great moments — we’re looking at you, Jennah Fadely (women’s swimming) and … more
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