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I’m ashamed to admit this. After more than 24 years of life — and nearly a decade in sportswriting — I just, last week, learned about one of basketball’s most iconic figures: Lusia … more
I’ve always had a not-so-secret hatred for the NFL. Growing up, my team was the St. Louis Rams, but year after year, they’d disappoint. I never witnessed a winning season. Then, owner Stan … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 30. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January 24 Tuesday, … more
PITTSBORO — It didn’t take long for Northwood to find its guy. Less than three months after the sudden resignation of Cullen Homolka in October, the Chargers’ search for a new head football … more
If you woke up on Monday morning and turned your TV to ESPN’s “First Take” or FOX Sports’ “Undisputed,” I’m sure you heard one (or more) of the hosts with the following takes: • … more
PITTSBORO — “Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy,” legendary Olympic champion and record-setting former University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable once said. The … more
MEBANE — Northwood 182-pound wrestler Ryan Brinker knew what he had to do when he stepped onto the mat against Jackson Fulcher of Eastern Alamance. Like a big constrictor, he slithered his … more
SANFORD — Dal Langston of Sanford is the new volleyball coach at Central Carolina Community College. He succeeds Bill Carter, who retired from coaching after 13 years of leading the CCCC volleyball … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 17 to Sunday, Jan. 23. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January 17 Tuesday, … more
ASHEBORO — A year ago, the entire Jordan-Matthews swim team could comfortably fit inside of a 2021 Honda Civic. And they’d still have an extra seat leftover. But in just her second season … more
PITTSBORO — If you were anywhere near Seaforth Road in Pittsboro last Friday night, you probably heard the variety of sounds emanating from the gym of Chatham’s newest high school late into the … more
PITTSBORO — Whether it’s a movie, a book or a jelly-filled doughnut, the content-rich middle is always the best part. In sports, it’s no different. Especially if you’re the Seaforth … more
PITTSBORO — Entering last Wednesday’s game against Panther Creek, Northwood senior Olivia Porter needed just 12 points to hit a milestone that nobody’s ever reached in Pittsboro: 2,000 career … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 10 to Sunday, Jan. 16. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January … more
For many, the holidays are defined by quality time with loved ones, cheerfully recognizable tunes and sweater weather. But in high school basketball circles, this time of year is home to one of … more
To the surprise of probably nobody, the College Football Playoff semifinals weren’t close. Alabama vs. Cincinnati was exciting for a little more than a quarter and the pregame hype surrounding … more
This is the last time I’ll write about Cincinnati this season. Up to this point, I’ve written multiple columns about the Bearcats’ historic season. I’ve expressed simultaneous sympathy … more
PITTSBORO — Olivia Porter has a message for opposing teams: Danger lurks when they take the court against the Northwood women’s basketball team. “The great thing about this team is that … more
Here are scores and schedules for Chatham County high school athletics from Monday, Jan. 3 to Sunday, Jan. 9. This story will be updated throughout the week. Monday, January 3 Tuesday, January … more
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 fitting to take a look back at the top Chatham sports headlines of … more
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