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Piedmont boys off to historically good start

Piedmont boys off to historically good start

The Piedmont boys basketball team has opened its season with four consecutive victories under first-year coach Rudi Heath, something that hasn’t happened in Panther Country in a number of years…. Read more »

Porter Ridge’s state football title hopes dashed by New Bern in finals

Porter Ridge’s state football title hopes dashed by New Bern in finals

CHAPEL HILL – For roughly 47 minutes and 30 seconds of the Class 4A state title tilt on Friday, Nov. 30, the night, and the year, appeared to belong to… Read more »

Porter Ridge hopes to erase 2011’s disappointment with this year’s Class 4A title

Porter Ridge hopes to erase 2011’s disappointment with this year’s Class 4A title

The Porter Ridge High School football team concluded its 2011 season with a 42-16 loss to Scotland at Wake Forest’s BB&T Field. It was the team’s first loss of the… Read more »

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 »