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High school sports in North Carolina won't begin official practices until Nov. 4 and competitions until Nov. 16, according to the NCHSAA's new 2020-21 athletics calendar announced Wednesday by comissioner Que Tucker. more
BEAR CREEK — You didn’t have to worry about Micah Gurley. He didn’t get in trouble. He got good grades. Plug him into any position on the football or baseball field — designated hitter, … more
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PITTSBORO — It’s not every day you have your son stream an MLB game on your phone and feed you pitch-by-pitch updates from the backseat on your family’s drive back home from Emerald Isle … more
Last month, Chatham County Schools suspended all summer workouts and athletic activities indefinitely. And, if current plans hold, athletes and coaches won’t take the field again in an … more
The NCHSAA will delay the 2020 fall sports season beyond its planned Sept. 1 start date for member schools, the association said Tuesday morning in a news release. The announcement came the … more
After 110 appearances in relief over five seasons, Northwood alum Austin Brice checked a major box off his baseball resume Sunday. And it came on a national stage. Brice logged his first career … more
PITTSBORO — The venue was smaller. The conversations came through car windows. And the announcements were broadcast on an empty radio frequency, 88.3 FM, so those parked at the back of the Eastern … more
Playing outside their usual home stadium and in a season like no other, the Deep River Muddogs came up two games short of a championship last weekend. The Muddogs, who usually play in Ramseur but … more
SILER CITY — Eddie Mason was more of a bookworm. But there he was, on the practice field at Jordan-Matthews in the summer of 1986, about to take his first handoff as a high school running … more
In his years on the mound, Caleb Staley has developed what he calls “a really bad habit.” Before he rears back for a pitch, he’ll lick the fingers on his left hand. It started as a way to … more
SILER CITY — Five months to the day after Jordan-Matthews’ Jennah Fadely swam the best race of her high school career, she scored another major honor. On Feb. 6, at the NCHSAA 1A/2A Swimming … more
CHAPEL HILL — At his home in Governors Club, the decorations in Ken Huff’s basement paint a very different picture than the ones a floor above in his office. Downstairs, you’ll see four … more
Starting Aug. 3, athletes can share equipment such as footballs, basketballs and volleyballs within "small groups/pods" under the NCHSAA's newly released Phase Two guidelines for workouts. The … more
At the gym he owns in Sterling, Virginia, Eddie Mason displays one of his old burgundy and gold Washington Redskins helmets on the wall. It’s a reminder of his credentials — and his four most … more
SILER CITY — Noah Carter’s two years at Chatham Charter were busy, to say the least. He dove headfirst into college-level classes. He worked out incessantly to improve his pitch speed. He … more
PITTSBORO — The stats are eye-popping enough. But to truly appreciate Madi Horrell’s 2019 season in goal for Northwood women’s lacrosse, you need the context. Last spring was the Chargers’ … more
Effective immediately, Chatham County Schools is suspending summer workouts "until further notice" at Northwood, Jordan-Matthews and Chatham Central. The Northwood athletic department tweeted the … more
The NCHSAA has delayed the start of fall sports until at least September 1, the organization said in a  release Wednesday. Phase One workouts, which have been alllowed since June 15, will … more
Central Carolina Community College has canceled its fall sports season in reaction to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the school said in Tuesday morning release. The Cougars’ decision came a … more
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