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PITTSBORO — Across select Chatham County Schools this fall, students will have the opportunity to take a look back at an important piece of local sports history. With the 20th anniversary of Los … more
The fall athletic season is just around the corner as practices and official tryouts are slated to begin on Aug. 2, first contests are scheduled to be held on Aug. 16 and Chatham students plan to … more
At the end of every sports season, there’s a news outlet (primarily ESPN) that does way-too-early predictions for the next year. For example, after Baylor stomped past Gonzaga in the NCAA Men’s … more
Let me go ahead and clear the air: I rarely defend the NFL. I’ve criticized our country’s most popular — and profitable — professional sports league on several occasions. I’ve opposed … more
Earlier this summer, Vermont Mountaineers baseball coach Charlie Barbieri pulled catcher Matt Oldham aside and into the batting cage. Oldham, a former Northwood high school baseball star playing … more
SILER CITY — Jordan-Matthews’ youth summer camps keep getting bigger. The Jets started their summer break by hosting 20 campers at its youth soccer camp in late June, which then increased to … more
PITTSBORO — It began with a race for a $100 prize in Greensboro, circa 1973. Pittsboro’s Chuck Gillis, who was in school at Guilford College in Greensboro at the time, slipped on his makeshift … more
It’s taken five years, a worldwide pandemic and countless trials and tribulations to get here, but this week, the Summer Games are officially back. This is the season of staying up late to watch … more
The other weekend while riding my bike through the beautiful backroads of Chatham, I had the unfortunate encounter not once, not twice, but three near hits by vehicles. In general, cyclist’s safety … more
If you’ve ever watched ESPN’s “First Take,” you know it’s full of wild opinions, heated debates and a discussion table for trending topics in the world of sports. I’m not a regular viewer … more
CHERRYVILLE — Preston Parks didn’t have many expectations for his first season as a Dixie Youth softball manager, much less championship aspirations. But as his team — the West Chatham 10U … more
PITTSBORO — There was a time in his life, just four short years ago, when Corbie Hill would have found it difficult to envision himself as a runner. Much less a fast one. But the … more
BEAR CREEK — Chatham Central’s athletic department will have new leadership this fall. As fans file into Bears’ sporting events this school year — from football games to tennis matches — … more
WILSON — Chatham County is wrapping up one of its most exciting summers of baseball yet. In a little over a month, the largest youth sporting event in the country will take place in … more
1. It’s Ohtani’s world, and we’re just living in it If you couldn’t tell from the All-Star game festivities, Shohei Ohtani is one of the new faces of baseball. Not only did he participate … more
Even though we’re in 2021, the 2020 Summer Olympics may be aptly named. After a recent announcement by Tokyo 2020 president Seiko Hashimoto, the atmosphere at the Olympic Games will look a lot … more
When Northwood men’s basketball coach Matt Brown created his team’s offseason schedule, he wasn’t looking to win a summer championship. At least, that wasn’t his original intent, as he … more
When I was 15 years old, I remember hanging out at my friend’s house on a Saturday afternoon, eating a boatload of snacks and playing video games without a care in the world. The game of choice? … more
SILER CITY — What do you get when you gather a cohort of elementary and middle schoolers on a soccer field in the sweltering heat during their summer break? A four-day camp featuring ice-cold … more
As an N.C. State alum and avid fan, I was dismayed and disappointed when the NCAA threw the Wolfpack baseball team out of the College World Series. Then it got political. “Politics” was the … more
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