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At the NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regionals, held the afternoon of Friday, May 14 at Franklinton High School, Orange High School’s men’s track team finished second out of 24 teams, and will move on to the NCHSAA 3A State Championships this coming weekend on the campus of North Carolina A&T Univer…

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After battling neck-and-neck for much of the season in the Central Conference standings, Orange and Cedar Ridge faced off the evening of May 11 in the first round of the NCHSAA 3A state baseball playoffs. Orange, the Central Conference regular season champions, swept the Red Wolves by domina…

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Freshman year in high school is never easy, and the challenges involved often unfold in young-adult books, songs, TV shows, and movies. For many first-year high schoolers, blending in is the skill most desired. The last thing you want to do is stand out. 

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A pair of elite athletes at Cedar Ridge High School have earned unique recognitions this week, as CRHS men’s tennis standout Josh Mayhew earned a second straight trip to the NCHSAA 3A Individual State Championships, while Red Wolves softball star Ava Lowry earned a scholarship from the North…

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If, by chance this weekend you find yourself hearing a bell — or hooter — signaling the umpire that seven minutes of play in a chukka have elapsed, then kick up your divots, because you’re probably at the Battle of the Blues Polo match in Efland. 

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DeVante’ Pettiford has been named the next head coach of Orange High’s football team. A former Panther himself, Coach Pettiford had served as the team’s linebackers coach under outgoing coach Van Smith, who recently retired. 

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Cedar Ridge High School’s men’s tennis program closed out a storybook regular season this spring by winning the Central Conference title. The Red Wolves finished out the regular season with an overall record of 9-4, including a 9-1 mark in league matches. CRHS’s only setback was a 5-2 loss t…

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After falling to some strong opposition over Spring Break to Wilmington foes New Hanover and Ashley, the Orange High varsity baseball team put together a five-game winning streak against its Central Conference rivals, which propelled the Panthers to the top of the league standings. 

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Cedar Ridge High School’s varsity baseball team is coming together at just the right time, as the Red Wolves have put together a six-game winning streak heading into the biggest series of the season - a showdown with local rival Orange High with first place on the line in the Central Confere…

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Several of Orange High School’s spring sports teams are off to excellent starts, as they look to bring even more success to the school in its first season in the new Central Conference. Coming off the Central Conference championships won by the OHS men’s swimming and wrestling teams in the w…

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The Central 3A Conference released its All-Conference teams for winter sports last week, and Orange and Cedar Ridge High Schools were heavily represented on the various lists. A total of 10 combined CRHS athletes and 20 OHS athletes were named All-Conference in the sports of men’s and women’…

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The Orange High School softball team swept two games last week, both on the road, to improve to 3-1 on the young season. The Panthers traveled to Bear Creek and earned a hard-fought 6-5 win over Chatham Central before returning to Chatham County on Friday evening to face Northwood in their C…

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At just after 3 p.m. today, a lot of local college basketball fans will set themselves up in front of their TVs as the Richmond Spiders will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament. While the attention may seem a little odd, given neither of the teams are from Nor…

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The Orange High varsity baseball team got off to a promising start to the 2022 spring season with an impressive pair of non-conference victories over Northern Durham and East Chapel Hill. 

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The public is invited to a meet and greet with Coach Matt Doherty on Saturday, Feb. 26,10 a.m. through 12 p.m. Copies of Doherty’s book, “Rebound: From Pain to Passion,” can be pre-ordered to be personally signed at the event. Visit http://www.rebound-book.com/ to order now.

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The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) began the three-day Individual Wrestling State Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday, February 17, running through Saturday, February 19. A pair of Cedar Ridge grapplers - 113-pound Mideast Regional champion Fernando Ma…

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Amanda Jones’ career as the head coach for the Cedar Ridge High School swim team has been bookended by Covid. When she stepped into the coaching job late in 2020, Jones was salvaging a team that was sinking fast. Two weeks in, the team had no coach, couldn’t practice as a team, and was alrea…

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Orange High School’s men’s and women’s swimming teams made their way to the Greensboro Aquatic Center last week for the NCHSAA 3A Central Regionals. The Panthers finished in second place out of 18 women’s schools competing in the Regionals, and second place out of 20 teams in the men’s compe…

Due to the winter weather that plagued the region in recent weeks, Orange High School’s men’s and women’s basketball teams were forced into double duty in early February. The situation was even worse for the Orange women’s team, which missed almost a month of game action due to COVID-19 prot…

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Coming off its undefeated championship season in the first year of the Central Conference, Orange High School’s wrestling team advanced to the East Regional finals of the NCHSAA 3A state dual wrestling playoffs before falling on the road at East Regional champion Union Pines in Fayetteville …

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Orange High School’s wrestling program earned the Central Conference regular season title the evening of Tuesday, January 25, as the Panthers dominated Eastern Alamance, 64-18, in their final match prior to the postseason. It was Senior Night in Hillsborough, and the Panthers honored 2022 se…

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Cedar Ridge’s wrestling squad earned a big Central Conference dual team match victory over Williams the evening of Wednesday, January 12 inside the CRHS gymnasium. The Red Wolves outlasted the Bulldogs by a score of 45-27.  

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The Orange High School men’s and women’s swimming teams are enjoying an outstanding start to the 2021-22 season, with potentially much more to come. Through five matches, the OHS men’s team enjoyed a perfect 5-0 record, including a perfect 4-0 mark in Central Conference competition, while th…

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Orange High School’s wrestling program took a big step towards another conference championship this past week with a huge win in dual team competition, while also earning an impressive first place showing as a team at an individual tournament over the weekend iN Greensboro. 

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Leading up to their appearance at the WRAL Invitational in Knightdale this past weekend, the Cedar Ridge High School wrestling team challenged Eastern Alamance in a home Central Conference dual team match the evening of Tuesday, December 14 in Mebane. The Red Wolves put it all together for a…

There’s good news and more good news coming out of local high school softball. Orange High standout Carson Bradsher has committed to attend and play for Appalachian State University, which is good news for the Mountaineers. Bradsher is a junior, so she still has two more seasons at Orange, w…

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Cedar Ridge High School’s volleyball squad headed to Raleigh Saturday for the NCHSAA 3A state championship match against North Iredell looking to bring home the school’s first-ever state title. Mission accomplished, as the Red Wolves won a thrilling four set match against the Raiders to comp…

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Cedar Ridge High School’s volleyball team justified its No. 1 ranking in the NCHSAA 3A East Regional playoffs Tuesday evening by sweeping No. 2 seed Greenville Rose on its home court in Hillsborough, securing the Red Wolves’ place in the NCHSAA 3A state championship match.  

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Orange High School’s varsity football team concluded its 2021 football season Friday night with a home game in Auman Stadium against Eastern Alamance. The Eagles had clinched the Central Conference regular season championship the week before with a victory over Northwood, and came to Hillsbo…

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Orange High School’s women’s tennis squad made its way to Fayetteville the afternoon of Tuesday, October 26 for a second round state playoff matchup at Cape Fear. The Panthers stunned Wilson Fike on October 22 in the first round of this year’s NCHSAA 3A state playoffs, and headed to Fayettev…

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The Orange Panthers (2-7 overall, 1-4 in conference play) traveled down Interstate 40-85 to Burlington on Friday night and suffered a 43-7 setback against the Walter Williams Bulldogs (5-4, 4-1 in league play). 

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The Cedar Ridge High volleyball squad swept a pair of matches October 19 and 20 over Orange and Person County in the Central Conference Tournament, completing a perfect 14-0 run through Central Conference play this fall and earning the Red Wolves the first-ever Central Conference regular sea…

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The Orange County School Board met Monday evening to discuss potential changes and challenges facing the district and students as a result of the pandemic. It also received recommendations from the Orange County Health Department and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services on whethe…

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Hillsborough has seen some fantastic high school sports teams roll through the area. This year, one group has stood out from the rest. The Cedar Ridge Volleyball team has been a dominant force, generating interest in the program’s varsity team. The squad, which is 7-0 so far this season, has…

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More than 100 Orange County Schools parents and students gathered at the old Orange County Courthouse to rally against proposed mandated Covid-19 vaccines for employees and middle and high school students who plan to participate in athletics, cheerleading, chorus, theater, and band activities.

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Hillsborough native and Orange High School graduate Bryse Wilson was traded Friday to the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Atlanta Braves, in a three-player deal. Wilson, 23, was drafted by the Braves in the fourth round in 2016. He is 2-3 with a 4.83 ERA and 21 strikeouts in seven starts this se…

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There must be something in the water. Legendary Duke University men's basketball coach Mike 'Coach K' Krzyzewski, will reportedly retire after the upcoming 2021-22 NCAA basketball season, according to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. Krzyzewski’s announcement comes just months after UNC Tar Heels men…

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On the afternoon of Oct. 16, 2020, Atlanta Braves pitcher Bryse Wilson was trying to stay calm as the minutes before game time ticked away like the popping of a fastball hitting a catcher’s mitt. It was Game 4 of the National League Championship Series. He was facing the Los Angeles Dodgers.…

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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.