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Redhawks clipped in 1AA state semifinals

Redhawks clipped in 1AA state semifinals

In the span of just four minutes during the second quarter of their Class 1AA semifinal showdown at Swain County, the Monroe Redhawks had built a 21-0 lead and appeared… Read more »

Robbins gives Pirates explosive option

Robbins gives Pirates explosive option

Schematically speaking, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Porter Ridge football team entering the season was who would man the empty backfield spot alongside senior Chris Duffy in the… Read more »

Cuthbertson boys soccer team claims its first state championship

Cuthbertson boys soccer team claims its first state championship

In what had become a season-long theme, the Cuthbertson High School boys soccer team made the most of its opportunities to claim the program’s first Class 2A state championship at… Read more »

Redhawks reach semifinals, eye defending champs

Redhawks reach semifinals, eye defending champs

The Monroe football team used its dominating rushing attack to top Mount Airy, 61-31, in the third round of the Class 1AA playoffs last Friday, setting up this week’s showdown… Read more »

Porter Ridge sophomore steering Pirates to wins

Porter Ridge sophomore steering Pirates to wins

There was a point in the Porter Ridge football team’s 28-21 win over Sun Valley last week when Isaiah Hicklin could have come unraveled. In fact, there were several such… Read more »

Cuthbertson’s Shelton  Mitchell enters season  hoping to shine even brighter

Cuthbertson’s Shelton Mitchell enters season hoping to shine even brighter

Those around Cuthbertson High School junior point guard Shelton Mitchell often marvel at how level-headed he’s been about all the attention he’s receiving. “It just doesn’t faze him,” Cavs coach… Read more »

Pirates prepare for Spartans, potential loss of star

Pirates prepare for Spartans, potential loss of star

There are good and bad things about facing your archrival in the third round of the state playoffs, said Porter Ridge coach Blair Hardin, whose Pirate squad will host Sun… Read more »

Cuthbertson boys soccer advances to first state final

Cuthbertson boys soccer advances to first state final

With a 2-1 overtime win over Newton-Conover on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Cuthbertson boys soccer team advanced to its first state championship game, where the Cavs will face Carrboro in… Read more »

Porter Ridge linemen have sparked one of the state’s best defenses

Porter Ridge linemen have sparked one of the state’s best defenses

The Porter Ridge football team’s defense, known to the Pirates as the “dark side,” has developed a strong reputation over the past four-plus years. And as the Pirates remain excellent… Read more »

Defense makes the difference for Redhawks

Defense makes the difference for Redhawks

There aren’t too many instances when a team runs only seven offensive plays in the first half of a game and is still successful. But that’s what happened for Monroe… Read more »

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