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Siler City’s 14U Jets near registration capacity limit as inaugural season inches closer
SILER CITY — According to our calendars, it’s only June. But football is already the talk of the town. Registration opened for …
Adam Sandler’s ‘Hustle’ is one of the greatest basketball movies ever made. Period.
I’m not a movie guy. Plain and simple. The past two years alone, I’d estimate I’ve might’ve seen a total of, say, 18 movies …
Woods Charter selects alumni McNair to lead men’s basketball program
On June 15, Woods Charter announced via social media that it was tabbing Leonard McNair, a 2015 graduate and former guard for the …
I’ve always rooted for the Warriors. You should too.
Maybe this isn’t a widely shared take, but I’ve never disliked the Golden State Warriors. I never got tired of them when they …
Fadely caps off freshman year with national title as Kenyon snaps Emory’s 10-year streak
But once the Jordan-Matthews swimming legend made the 470-mile move from Siler City to Gambier, Ohio, last summer, she quickly learned …
Northwood grad Josh Proctor takes next step as IMG Academy’s newest tight ends coach
No matter the state, city or town he’s lived in, football has given the the 2005 Northwood High School graduate much-needed …
‘Next year starts now’: Wolves drop 1A title game, suffer first loss of season to Crusaders
CARY — In its 19 wins this season, the Woods Charter’s women’s soccer team hadn’t seen an opponent quite like this …
Jordan-Matthews rolls out red carpet for first-ever ‘Jetties’ awards show
On May 31, J-M hosted its first-ever athletic awards show, titled “The Jetties,” which turned a typical awards banquet into an …
Local schools set to host more than 30 youth sports summer camps in June/July
If you’re looking for a way to keep your children busy this summer — and have some fun playing their favorite sports in the …
I’m sorry, Caniacs. I (kind of) hate it had to end this way.
Well, that didn’t quite pan out like I assumed it would. I guess what they say is true — trends and streaks really are meant to …
Northwood legend Carson Shaner sunsets softball career at N.C. State as leadership, home runs fuel legacy
RALEIGH — Carson Shaner could have called it quits. Nobody would have blamed her. In late March, N.C. State was sitting at …
Seaforth celebrates inaugural season with end-of-year awards banquet
The event featured a pre-celebration that included live music, mocktails and catered hors d’oeuvres for athletes and parents in the …
‘I’m so happy’: 5 years after school’s best finish, Wolves are semifinals bound
CARY — In 2017, a scrappy, high-scoring women’s soccer team from Chapel Hill was on a quest to shock the state. That year, the …
Wolves post clean sheets vs. Mustangs, Vikings to storm into state quarterfinals
CHAPEL HILL — As the ball glides across each blade of grass, sliding past the goalkeeper and colliding with the back of the net, a …
Murrell caps off career with 2 distance state titles, headlines Chatham’s 2022 state meet showing
GREENSBORO — Before last Friday, Chatham County had never seen a women’s track & field athlete take home multiple state titles in …
Jets provide thunder in 46-minute rain-soaked blowout, advance to 2nd round
SILER CITY — The rain may have cleared up just in time for Jordan-Matthews’ playoff game on Monday evening, but the Jets continued …
J-M earns first home playoff win in 14 years before falling in 2nd round
SILER CITY — John Headen took one look around Jimmy Warfford Field, soaking in his surroundings with a faint smile on his face. A …
Chargers whiff with bases loaded, fall to Rockets’ ice-cold pitchers in conference title game
PITTSBORO — Person’s Carter Stacey never flinched. It would’ve taken just one errant pitch, one small mistake, to blow it all …
Late-game scoring slump dooms Chargers in ‘frustrating’ upset loss vs. Bulldogs
PITTSBORO — As time slowly trickled off the clock, every aspect of the game became magnified. Each shot was a potential …
Steadfast Bears upset Clover Garden, make history with dual-team regional berth
BURLINGTON — Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” and Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” are just two of the …