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It is not in dispute that The University of North Carolina has one of the top-five traditions in the history of college basketball.  For over 40 years, no man had a more interesting, direct and emotional tie to the legendary program of Dean Edwards Smith than Matt Doherty.

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Synchronized ice-skating teams Carolina Ice Synchro (CIS) and Triangle Formation (TF) will lace up their skates together this season. The newly merged Carolina Formation brings together two of North Carolina’s most accomplished synchro groups. “Both CIS and TF have earned trips to Nationals …

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One year after Covid-19 put it in park, the Orange County Speedway is getting rolling again. Track announcer and Chaplain Dennis McDonald is hoping fans eager to watch something from some place other than their couch will return to races and other events planned for the speedway.

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Legendary basketball coach Roy Williams announced his retirement on Thursday after 18 years with the UNC Tar Heels. Williams led North Carolina to three national championships. He steps down after 48 seasons of coaching and 903 wins as a college basketball coach. The UNC team finished the 20…

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On Wednesday, March 10, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Board of Directors concluded a special called meeting for the purpose of finalizing the 2021-2025 Realignment Plan and implementing the 2021-2022 sports calendar. The Board also altered playoff qualification…

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The Hillsborough Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) is ready for local kids to trade sitting around on the couch for running around on ballfields outdoors. But the zero-budget organization is struggling to reach pre-pandemic registration and volunteer levels.

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Hillsborough Cheer and Dance Co. has found its groove. The local small business recently took a group of girls ranging in ages from 5-years-old to 14-years-old, to Fort Mill, S.C., to participate in a competitive dance event. To say they rocked the dance floor is an understatement.

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Last Wednesday, the Cedar Ridge High School Red Wolves and Orange High School Panthers took to the rolling Northwood cross country course in the challenging Conference meet. Unlike previous years, where teams were automatically entered the Regional race, the Conference meet is a qualifier fo…

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The Cedar Ridge High School volleyball team finished its season undefeated at 8-0, and is the Big 8 Conference Champions. Let’s never mind that eight games is about 15 fewer games than a normal season. COVID-19 is to blame for that. The playoff-bound Fighting Red Wolves, like each other high…

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Orange County has something to rally around this week as Cedar Ridge High School’s Varsity volleyball team will play today in the first round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 3A playoffs. The Fighting Red Wolves finished their season undefeated at 8-0, and was the Big 8 Conferenc…

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There’s a familiar saying about the grass not always being greener on the other side of the fence, but Amanda Jones is finding out if the water looks any different on the other side of the pool.

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Meridian Community Foundation, a recently formed nonprofit, has announced plans to convert a 38-acre tract of land near the corner of West 10 and Bushy Cook roads into an athletic facility and park, potentially with baseball/softball fields, a gymnasium and walking trails. There is no set st…

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Hillsborough native, Orange High alum, and Atlanta Braves pitcher Bryse Wilson pitched the game of his life Thursday night. Wilson pitched six strong innings against a dangerous Los Angeles Dodgers lineup to earn the win and push the Braves to one win shy of the World Series. Not bad for a 2…

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While two presidential candidates were holding dueling town halls Wednesday night, a rookie Atlanta Braves pitcher from Hillsborough was putting on a pitching clinic. That he was outshining a future first-ballot Hall of Fame superstar was even more impressive and unexpected.

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The Atlanta Braves will seek to extend their series lead in the National League Championship Series game after a lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. And when the Braves take to the field Thursday night, Orange High School graduate Bryse Wilson will be on the pitcher’s mound.

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Her next big stop will still be the softball fields at UNC-Greensboro. However, when she is able to participate with the Spartans softball team has been delayed.

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When she was in the seventh grade, Emma Williamson fell in love with the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. She absorbed it and became very good at the game. Unfortunately for Emma, the feeling was not mutual among many of her schoolmates. In her eighth grade year, there wasn’t enough interest in th…

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In a matter of weeks, Tori Dalehite will hang up her shoes after another standout season of high school basketball. She will then lace up her cleats to begin practicing for her senior year of softball, one that will no doubt put the exclamation point on a remarkable career at Cedar Ridge Hig…

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Former Orange High football and wrestling standout Payton Wilson was arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 14 in Raleigh, where he currently attends N.C. State University on a football scholarship.  

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Although Orange wasn’t quite able to get over the hump to win its host Jim King Invitational this past weekend, the youthful Panthers squad put up some competition amidst some of the best competition in the state. OHS placed second overall in the team competition among 19 schools - behind on…

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After knee injuries derailed Payton Wilson during his senior season at Orange High School and his 2018 season at N.C. State, head coach Dave Doeren told reporters in July that no player on his team was more excited for the start of football season than his redshirt freshman linebacker.

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For Cedar Ridge High School’s senior night, spirits were high but results did not go accordingly. Right from the start the Red Wolves had to deal with an aggressive offense from their cross-town rivals. Just four and a half miles separates Orange High and Cedar Ridge, and fans of both sides …

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Coming off a season that saw the Orange High School varsity wrestling team cap off a successful season with a 10th-place finish in the 3A division at the North Carolina state competition, the Panthers and head coach Spenser Poteat are facing an uphill battle for the 2019-2020 season.

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Scott Metcalf has been around successful high school wrestling squads before. As an assistant coach at Orange High School he watched the Panthers win the state championship three times. 

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On a chilly Homecoming night at East Chapel Hill High School, the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves experienced a humbling loss following the squad’s first win of the 2019 season a week before. Despite another 100-yard rushing performance by sophomore running back Isaiah McCambry, the Red Wolves were p…

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Coming off a campaign where the Orange High girl’s tennis team finished with an 11-8 record (5-7 Big-8), the team’s first season finishing above .500 in years, one can understand why head coach Justin Webb called 2019 one of the greatest seasons the program has had in recent memory.

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The Northern Durham Knights defeated the Orange Panthers, 31-14, Friday night at Auman Stadium in a game the Knights lead 17-0 at the end of the first half. But football is a game of momentum, and in the second half it looked as if Orange might come away with a victory.

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The Cedar Ridge Red Wolves put up a fight with the Northern Durham Knights throughout the entire game in a 47-12 loss. Even with such a defeat, head coach Torrean Hinton felt that the Red Wolves had given a good fight.

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Auman Stadium welcomed the East Chapel Hill Wildcats Friday night as the Orange Panthers pulled out a 40-7 win over their guests. Right from the start, the game appeared to be in favor of the victorious Panthers.

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An excited crowd cheered on the Orange Panthers on the road as they made their way onto Tommy Blalock Field at Riverside High School Friday night. Although the Panthers ultimately lost the game 28-26, the team had much to be thankful about. Head Coach Van Smith felt extremely proud of the wo…

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With the feeling of fall weather finally arriving, Cedar Ridge High School took on Orange High School at home Wednesday night. The Red Wolves ( decked out in their red jerseys were enthusiastic about taking on the rival Panthers (4-4, 1-2 Big 8) as fans filled up the stadium. The home fans w…

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With Walter Williams High School in Orange territory to start the game, three plays after a third-down conversion, senior defensive back Jake Defranco made a play that changed the momentum of the game, and ignited the start of a defensive showcase that led his team to a 21-13 victory.

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The Bartlett Yancey Buccaneers (3-0) defeated the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves, 42-0. The Red Wolves (0-2) dug an early deficit behind three fumbled kickoff returns in the second quarter that allowed Bartlett Yancey to pull away Friday in Hillsborough.

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Molly Helmuth began racing go karts when she was 11 years old. Her passion for racing quickly grew; by the time she was 14 she had become the youngest driver to ever compete in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Mini-Stock Division at Evergreen Speedway while winning rookie of the year ho…

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The Cedar Ridge boy’s basketball program has turned over a new leaf with the addition of Jaison Brooks as head basketball coach. Although talks began over the summer between Brooks and the school, the news did not become official until next week that the AVID and personal finance teacher at …